A Simple Green Smoothie Recipe

Starting off, it may be overwhelming to decide what to put in a green smoothie. The green color disgusts you and the thought of putting vegetables in something that is supposed to taste good is just unappealing. Well, start small and keep adding a little more each time. Trust me, you won’t even know it’s there. If the color really bothers you, put it in a thermos and drink it with a straw!

 

Here is my go-to recipe. Mine are extra green, but I like it that way and started off small too.

 

Step 1: Add 1 cup liquid + greens. I use water and spinach most often. Almond or coconut milk are also good choices. If you have to you can use a fruit juice, but try to keep added sugar to a minimum.

 

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Step 2: Blend. This assures you don’t leave large leaves when you drink it.

 

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Step 3: Add fruit. I like 1/2 frozen banana, a couple frozen strawberries, and a couple chunks of frozen pineapple. This can really be whatever you want.

 

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Step 4: Add others. I like occasionally adding spirulina. At first I would put in 1/4 teaspoon and think that was strong but now I add 1 teaspoon and it doesn’t bother me. If you are new to green smoothies, I would leave this out to start.¬†Other additions: chia seeds, ground flaxseed, oats, cacao powder, almond butter, protein powder…

 

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Step 5: Blend again.

 

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Step 6: Make any adjustments — if it’s too watery, add ice; if it’s too thick, add more liquid.

 

Step 7: Enjoy!

 

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