Getting in those daily servings of green can sometimes be a pain – and sure, salads are a great option but when you think of the amount of calories you end up ingesting with salad dressing – well, leaf chomping suddenly doesn’t sound all that great! So how do you get that daily dose of greens in without actually having to go through endless plates of drab and tasteless salad? Simple, you drink it!
Traditionally smoothies used to be calorie-laden drinks with yogurt being the only good thing in them, the rest being artificial flavors and tons of sugar. Then came the concept of the healthy smoothie of yogurt with fruits. Now of course, the trend has changed with the concept of the green smoothie that incorporates all that is healthy; veggies, fruits and of course, all natural additives like nuts, seeds and herbs. .
If you are a green smoothie virgin, then the very concept will sounds alien and tasteless to you. That said, after a few hits and misses, you can make green smoothie recipes that are good to taste and very healthy to eat/drink as well. The advantage of green smoothies are many; they are nutrient-packed with ample fiber, low on calories, filling and hydrating and are easy to make, be it pocket-wise or kitchen wise. Here’s how you can make that perfect green smoothie .
An infographic to basic green smoothie!
So now that you know the basics, here are some ideas how to make awesome green smoothies that are as good to taste, as they are for the health…
Think spinach, cucumber, jalepeño, mint, cilantro, coconut water, mango. Sounds yum and is one healthy smoothie.
With kale, mango, microgreens (or alfalfa sprouts), hemp seeds, and almond milk, with some raspberries thrown in, this smoothie will not taste green at all.
The cooling citrus, couple with mild-tasting spinach greens makes for an excellent smoothie, excellently spiced up with ginger and with the added fiber of flax seeds.
Coconut water, strawberries, spinach, and pomegranate, thickened with banana or Greek yogurt make this green smoothie an antioxidant superstar.
This may sound a bit much but it calls for just a leaf of kale for the flavor and is made yummy with spinach, frozen yogurt and almond milk. The recipe is here.
With kale, cranberries, oranges, bananas and water – how simple is it to make this awesome smoothie?
For a great fall smoothie that’s sweet and energizing, think of kale, pear, grapes, banana and cashew almond milk.
Made with avocado, cinnamon, spinach, banana and almond milk, this is one smoothie that simply does not taste like one.
This one is for the algae lovers, and the serious vegetarians only. With algae oil, virgin coconut oil, grapefruit, kale, celery and a host of other ingredients – this is one complicated and nutritionally dense smoothie indeed.
This vegan smoothie is made from fresh spinach leaves, frozen mango chunks, banana, coconut milk, and a splash of orange juice.
A raw mango coupled with frozen banana and kale make for the perfect yummy green smoothie, complemented by chia and pumpkin seeds.
Kale, pear, banana, ginger and citrus flavor kombucha give this smoothie a probiotic twist.
Spinach, mango, strawberry and honey give this green smoothie a sweet pick-me-up flavor.
Kiwi, strawberries, pineapple, spinach and a twist of lemon along with coconut water go into making this a simple and sweet smoothie, suited to beginners too.
Fresh mint, avocado, pistachios, and protein powder go into this slightly heavy but very fulfilling green smoothie.
Don’t go by its name! With spinach, frozen strawberries and the goodness of honey, this green gunk will be popular with the kids too.
Pineapples, grapes, spinach and oranges. Sounds good doesn’t it? Well, this smoothie tastes even better!
Yogurt, banana, spinach and PB aka peanut butter make this smoothie one awesome one indeed.
Spice up bland kale with tropical flavors of peach, banana, ginger, honey and coconut water for a healthy and delicious smoothie.
Marry celery, banana, cucumber and pineapple for a simple and fulfilling smoothie that’s easy on the tongue.
Spinach, mint, lime, lemon, oranges and banana make this a yummy, filling and a healthy smoothie indeed.
If you want to eat your smoothie than drinking it then go for this green option with spinach, banana, dates, almond butter, and wheat grass powder.
Kale and green grapes, you cannot get more green than this pleasing smoothie that’s as great as it is simple and healthy.
Spinach married with honey, banana, lime juice, and vanilla make this green smoothie a super flavorful one.
How does pineapple juice, spinach, pear, apple, avocado, and broccoli florets sound? Healthy and surprisingly tasty too, in this smoothie that truly detoxifies and energizes you.
Frozen spinach, peanut butter, flax seed meal, mixed berries and banana go into this sweet, creamy smoothie that really fills you up.
For this green smoothie, you can use spinach, chard, or beet greens and then flavor up with matcha, mint, vanilla, protein powder and maple syrup.
Avocado, baby spinach, mint and vanilla whey protein go into making this decadent smoothie, that might as well be dessert!
Too tired to eat breakfast? Drink it up in this smoothie that combines oats, aloe vera juice, baby spinach and kale, cucumber, banana, and so much more… Can’t say no to this all-in-one green smoothie.
Want to lose weight with a meal that’s green and in a glass? Well this peachy smoothie with Swiss chard, coconut water, cayenne pepper and more is perfect for that.
We hope you enjoy these recipes – and have fun drinking them to be at your healthiest!
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