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Best Green Smoothie Recipes

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Best Green Smoothie Recipes

best green smoothie recipes

Green smoothies are a healthy and delicious snack with lots of benefits! Some of these benefits include:

  • If you or your kids struggle with eating your recommended amount of vegetable servings, green smoothies are the perfect solution
  • An energy boost!
  • A great source of antioxidants
  • Improves gut health
  • Reduces cravings
  • Improve Mental clarity

A green smoothie would be a great part of a healthy routine menu. I’ve compiled 9 amazing recipes for you to try. Happy blending!

Best Green Smoothie Recipes

Ginger Spice

This creamy, low-carb smoothie is a great way to start your day and get into fat-burning mode. The ginger is also great for digestion.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups almond or cashew milk
  • 2 tablespoons raw almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1 handful baby spinach or greens of choice
  • 1 serving vegan protein powder of choice

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

 

Green Breakfast

I crave nutrient-dense foods that fill me up and keep me going for hours. This smoothie is the best way to start your morning. So healthy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lemon, quartered (washed and unpeeled)
  • 1 whole avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 2 cups spinach
  • ½ bunch parsley
  • ½ bunch cilantro
  • 1 organic cucumber (washed and unpeeled)
  • 1 teaspoon organic extra-virgin olive oil
  • pinch of sea salt
  • Water

Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend together until smooth, adding water, as needed for desired consistency.

 

Green Machine

This bright green smoothie gets its creaminess from nutrient-dense avocado, an excellent source of all 9 essential amino acids that our bodies need to build muscle, as well as the omega 3 fats our brains and hearts need to be healthy. The green tea is loaded with bioactive compounds and helps us increase fat burning.

Ingredients:

  • 1-1 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 ounces (about 2 big handfuls) baby spinach leaves
  • 1/2 small avocado
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 packet green matcha tea (about a teaspoon)
  • 1 serving vegan protein powder of choice

Place all ingredients into a blender and blend on high until smooth.

 

Triple Green Smoothie

Full of high-quality fat with coconut milk and avocado, this smoothie helps you burn fat and keeps you fueled!

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cups full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 serving vegan protein powder of choice
  • 1/2 avocado
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 large handful baby spinach leaves

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

 

Lean and Green

A protein smoothie perfect for post-workout or for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up!

Ingredients:

  • 1 serving vegan protein powder of choice
  • 1-1 ½  cup water
  • 1/2 medium avo, pitted and peeled
  • 1 roma tomato
  • 1 handful of raw spinach
  • 1/4 unripe banana
Place all ingredients in a blender, adding additional water as needed for desired texture. Blend for about 2mins. Serve immediately.

 

Creamy Green Apple Smoothie

You might think of fresh-cut grass when you sip this yummy smoothie for breakfast! It has an earthy, herbal flavor with a touch of sweetness from the apple. If a tart taste does not appeal to your taste, you can use a Red Delicious or Gala apple instead. This smoothie contains about one-third of your daily fiber requirement in one tasty glass.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups spinach leaves
  • 1 green apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (from a carton)
  • 1 avocado, peeled and pitted 3 ice cubes
  • 1 serving vegan protein powder of choice
Blend the spinach, apple, thyme, coconut milk, and avocado together until smooth. Add the ice cubes and blend until smooth and thick. Serve immediately.

    Green Pear Protein Smoothie

    Flaxseed isn’t just packed with protein, it’s also a wonderful source of omega-3 fatty acids, soluble fiber, and insoluble fiber. The fat and fiber are crucial for slowing digestion and reducing the speed at which sugar is absorbed. Add an extra teaspoon of flaxseed for a mega boost of these nutrients.

    Ingredients:

    • 1 serving vegan protein powder of choice
    • 1 cup torn kale leaves
    • 1 Bartlett pear, cored and chopped
    • ½ English cucumber, cut into chunks
    • ½ cup water
    • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
    • 1 teaspoon flaxseed
    • ½ teaspoon
    Add the kale, pear, protein powder, cucumber, water, sunflower seeds, flaxseed, and nutmeg to a blender. Blend until the drink is smooth, and add the ice. Blend with the ice until the drink is smooth and thick.

      Island Dream Smoothie

      A creamy, light way to start the day with a touch of greens and have you dreaming of the beach!

      Ingredients:

      • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
      • ¾ cup full-fat coconut milk
      • 1 tsp NA, GF pure vanilla extract or unsweetened vanilla powder
      • 1 serving vegan vanilla protein powder
      • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
      • 1 handful baby spinach

      Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

       

      Green Smoothie Reverse Natural

      Here’s a recipe with healthy carbs and healthy fats!

      Ingredients:

      • 1 cup spinach
      • 1 cup kale
      • 1 cup almond milk
      • ½ chopped avocado
      • 1 1/ 2 cups ice
      • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
      • 1 serving vegan protein powder of choice
      • Stevia or other natural sweetener to taste
      • Optional: Add a little Hi-Maize as a source of resistant starch

      Place all the ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth and silky.

       

      If you prefer any of these smoothies to have a touch more sweetness, add the Stevia last to achieve the sweetness you want. The advantage is Stevia won’t raise your blood sugar like sugar. I don’t recommend artificial sweeteners since some can cause your pancreas to release insulin. Stevia is available at most supermarkets. Some Stevia sweeteners contain erythritol, a sugar alcohol. Erythritol shouldn’t cause your blood sugar or insulin level to rise and is not synthetic.

      I hope you love these recipes! Give them a try, and let us know which one is your favorite! If you are making these for the kiddos-- skip the protein powder or, if you want to include it, make sure to check with your child’s pediatrician first. Enjoy!

       

      xo,

      Check out our nutrition guides: 10 Day Detox, 30 Day Slim Down, Bible Diet, and Pregnancy Nutrition Guide.


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