Green Smooothie Recipe

 

I am NOT a nutritionist! But you don’t need to be a nutritionist to know vegetables are good for you. Almost everyone could benefit from eating more of them.

Green smoothies are the best way I know of to eat tons on raw green leafy veggies first thing in the morning. They are also good for lunch or smaller version for snacks. Don’t replace too many meals with liquids…or you might start craving chewable foods. Green smoothies are nutrient dense. They have both antioxidants and phytonutrients. The stuff that keeps us healthy and can “reverse the signs of aging.” Greens also have fiber! Some greens like kale and collard have calcium. The protein powder is good for before or after workouts.

You can make up to 2 days ahead. We make ours fresh 7 days a week.

All you need is a blender. We use the nutri-bullet and Ninja.

The recipes consist of greens, fruit, dry base (ingredients below), and liquid.

Don’t get caught up on exact type or amount of greens I have listed. When you get used to the taste you might want to mix a couple different greens together or cram more in! We try to rotate greens or combine a couple each day to get a variety of different nutrients.

Potential Greens

Romaine lettuce. Easy beginner green. Mildest “green flavor”

Spinach. The creamiest of the greens.

Kale. May need extra liquid. Rough texture.

Swiss chard. Tastes similar to spinach.

Parsley. Curly or flat. Avoid if you have kidney or gallbladder issues. Google oxalates.

Collard. Not for beginners. Good to try after you’re used to green taste, and want to try something new.

Dandelion. Bitter. Said to be good for water retention. Don’t overdo it.

If we are out of leafy greens, I use green peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, asparagus or broccoli. Always use fresh. Not frozen or cooked!!! You can use frozen fruit though.

*The dry base. I put this in all smoothies*

¼ cup raw old fashion oats (adds substance to keep you full longer)

1 T ground flax seed (healthy fat and some protein)

1 T chia seed (another healthy fat. Similar to flax but different)

½ scoop vanilla protein powder (smoothies without added protein might be too carb dense. The protein powder makes the smoothie a balanced meal. More satisfying)

The Dirty Blueberry Muffin. Cinnamon and blueberries make it brownish..but yummy!

Ingredients

Dry base. Recipe above. Set aside.

Few shakes of cinnamon to dry base

I cup raw spinach. Feel free to add more.

Liquid. I use water. But you can use soy/almond/rice milk…cow’s milk if you like hormones and antibiotics and who knows what else.

1 frozen banana

¼ cup or so of frozen or fresh blueberries

  • Blend spinach and enough liquid for it to blend. (Add liquid as needed while making smoothie.)
  • Once blended add dry base. Blend again. Add more liquid?
  • Add frozen banana and blueberries.

 

Green and Clean. Parsley is like a broom for your digestive track J

Ingredients

Dry base. Recipe above. Set aside

half a bunch raw parsley

Liquid. I use water. The other ingredients are so flavorful you don’t need milk.

1 frozen banana

1 pear

  • Blend parsley and enough liquid for it to blend. (Add liquid as needed while making smoothie.)
  • Once blended add dry base. Blend again. Add more liquid?
  • Add frozen banana and pear.

 

Get creative!

We use the same dry base every day. But different fruits and vegetables.

Have frozen fruit in freezer at all times. Buy bananas, let them get ripe, peel, break in half, put in baggies and store in freezer.

Starting your day with one of these concoctions brings you one step closer to wellness! Drink up!

 

 

 

 

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