Green smoothies are an awesome way to jam pack a whole lot of nutrition into one glass. Smoothies have been gaining popularity for quite some time, and with good reason. They are simple to make, you can add in plenty of fruits and vegetables (vegetables are key!), they are cleansing, full of fiber and are easy to digest.
Green smoothies are similar to other smoothies, but of course, favour adding more greens. Learn the benefits of eating your greens here. The greens you add can vary from green vegetables, such as celery, cucumber or zucchini, to green lettuces and other leafy produce such as romaine lettuce, kale, spinach, swiss chard. Why not super charge your smoothie with herbs such as basil, mint or cilantro and superfoods such as spirulina and chlorella. It’s totally up to you how you want to design and enhance your green smoothie! A trick to tasty green smoothies is to add flavourful fruit. I like to add a handful of blueberries and pineapple chunks.
Sometimes I like to really just go for it and add tons of stuff! My favorite green smoothie is:
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/4 avocado
- 1/2 small zucchini
- 1 cup of spinach
- 2 kale leaves
- 3/4 cup pineapple or mango chunks (fresh or frozen)
- 1-inch chunk of fresh ginger
- juice from half a lemon
- 1 cup of coconut water
It’s all about experimenting with what you like!
Want to learn more about superfoods and how to add them to delicious smoothies? Check out our Superfood Smoothies ebook available January 18th, 2016!