I typically drink a smoothie a day, and upon discovering “Green” smoothies, I have become literally obsessed. Fused with leafy greens such as spinach or kale, and adding fresh fruit, almond milk, and greek yogurt, I satisfy all my hunger cravings whilst maintaining a healthy and nutritious lifestyle! Also, if anybody is a fan of booster juice, I highly recommend their “Spinach is In It” flavour, especially if you are too nervous to make your first smoothie by yourself (some people are scared of the green colour!).
Below I have shared a list of Green Smoothie ideas that I am definitely trying out soon, which I found on FitSugar.
Yay for green smoothies.
Avocado Aloe Spinach Smoothie
Detox deliciously with this green power smoothie. In addition to nutrient-rich spinach, this drink hydrates with coconut water and aloe vera juice and flushes out toxins with fresh lemon juice. The addition of creamy avocado brings anti-inflammatory omega-3s to the mix.
1 cup chopped spinach
1 frozen banana
1/4 cup mashed avocado
1 cup coconut water
1 tablespoon aloe vera juice
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 to 3 dashes of cayenne pepper
1/4 cup coconut water ice cubes
Chocolate Spinach Smoothie
Chocolate and spinach may not seem compatible, but this chocolate/spinach blend proves that they’re a match made in smoothie heaven. Enjoy this smoothie as a snack or as a replacement to dessert.
1 frozen banana, chopped into pieces
1 cup spinach
1/2 cup nonfat yogurt
1 cup chocolate almond milk
Pinch of cinnamon, optional
Glowing Green Smoothie
Made up of about 70 percent green vegetables and 30 percent fruit, this smoothie helps you eat far more greens than you ordinarily could. It’s the perfect replacement for an afternoon snack or second cup of coffee; this smoothie will help satisfy andenergize your body.
1 1/2 cups water
1 head organic romaine lettuce, chopped
3 to 4 stalks organic celery
1/2 head of a large bunch or 3/4 of a small bunch of spinach
1 organic apple, cored and chopped
1 organic pear, cored and chopped
1 organic banana
Juice of 1/2 fresh organic lemon
Optional: 1/3 bunch organic cilantro (stems OK) and 1/3 bunch organic parsley (stems OK)
Spinach Mohito Smoothie
Alleviate hangover pains without any booze! This virgin, spinach infused drink is high in potassium, manganese, and B vitamins, three nutrients that get you back on your feet after a big night out.
1/2 cup soy milk
1 frozen banana
1 cup baby spinach
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 small lime, juiced
1/2 cup fresh spearmint
(DEFINITELY trying the one above)
Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
Adding two bananas makes this smoothie a satisfying breakfast option, while the Fall flavors of nutmeg and cinnamon marry nicely with the gourd’s. And as always, you can’t taste the spinach — so don’t be put off by the color — but including the leafy green adds a healthy dose of many essential vitamins and minerals.
1 ice cream scoop of organic pumpkin puree (approximately 1/2 cup)
2 small- to medium-sized organic bananas (approx 3/4 cup mashed)
1 big handful of organic spinach
1 to 2 dates (based on how sweet you’d like it)
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla or plain almond milk
1 dash nutmeg
1 dash cinnamon
1 to 2 handfuls of ice
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