Have you ever wondered about Green Smoothies but have been too scared to try? Today we’re breaking down the Green Smoothie Basics so you can make ultra simple, way delicious green smoothies to kick off your day! This smoothie recipe is definitely one you’ll want to keep around, just like our Detox Cranberry Smoothie, and also shares similarities with our Cucumber Tropical Smoothie!
Green Smoothie Basics
So I’ve got to admit, even though I studied nutrition and cook healthy food for a living, sometimes I struggle to get in as many veggies as I know I should. I blame my sweet tooth, which urges me to think about dessert far before I think about what I’ll make as a vegetable side dish. But I found a way to get a healthy dose of veggies into my diet easily and without fuss…Green Smoothies!
I’ve been making these Green Smoothies since I moved to Holland last year. With the mornings always being a high-paced, go-go-go time in our house, I needed a breakfast I could make quickly and take with me. Within 5 minutes both my boyfriend and I have a delicious breakfast that packs in a full serving of veggies, which keeps us energized all morning! Give it a try, I think you’re really going to love it.
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To make Green Smoothies you’ll need:
- 1 cup liquid (milk or juice)
- 1 cup leafy greens (spinach or kale)
- ½ cup creamy base (1 banana or ½ cup plain yogurt)
- 1 cup fruit (today that’s 1 kiwi and 1 pear)
- 1 Tbsp optional superfood topping (chia, flax, or hemp seeds)
- 1 tsp optional flavor enhancer (cinnamon, vanilla, honey)
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These smoothies are packed with delicious vegetables. That’s right, delicious vegetables. Made into beautifully colored green smoothies! If you’re interested in more yummy smoothies check out Cozy Coconut Smoothie, Almond Maple Smoothie, Cinnamon Roll Smoothie, the classic Strawberry Banana Smoothie or this Loaded Coffee Breakfast Smoothie!