3 Green Smoothie Recipes You’re Going to Love

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Everyone is into drinking green smoothies.  While they are good for weight loss, increasing energy levels, and providing a quick boost of nutrients, not all green smoothies are created equal.  In fact, some smoothies that you can have made at smoothie shops can contain an excessive amount of calories and sugars.  Also, not all pre-bottled green smoothies are good for you.

So, when it comes to drinking smoothies, your best bet is to make your own at home. But don’t worry.  The three recipes below are delicious, nutritious, and require minimal equipment, prep and cleanup time.

Before you get started, here are a few helpful hints:

  • Make sure to use a blender and not a juicer.  A juicer will take out all of the pulp and roughage in the fruits and vegetables, and that’s the best part.
  • Be sure to use a decent blender.  You don’t have to break the bank with a Vitamix, but, to ensure a smooth consistency, your blender should have multiple settings and should be strong enough to blend ice and any frozen fruits.
  • Go light on the fruit smoothies at night.  If you’re thinking of making a smoothie for dinner, be sure to choose an option that is light on fruit and heavy on veggies in order to avoid a spike in blood sugar.
  • If you want to lose weight, we suggest replacing a meal or two with a smoothie.  This will cut back on calories while still ensuring that you get the vitamins and nutrients you need.

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Holly Gogreenly Smoothie

This smoothie is inspired by one of our favorites, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”  It’s light, fun, and a great way to start your morning.

Ingredients 

6 oz. cold water

3-4 ice cubes

3 handfuls of spinach leaves

1 green apple, cored and sliced

1 banana, peeled and halved

1 cup of frozen strawberries

2 tbsp. ground flaxseeds

Directions:

Combine water, ice cubes, washed spinach leaves and ground flaxseeds into the blender.  Blend until the ice, spinach and flaxseeds have been completely blended into a green liquid.  Add apple slices, banana, and frozen strawberries to the green liquid, and blend into a smooth consistency.    Pour into your favorite glass and serve.  You can top with sliced kiwi or pineapples for a little extra sweetness.

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Peachy Keen Smoothie

This smoothie is creamy, fun, and great for a warm summer day.   It’s also a great healthy alternative for ice cream or frozen yogurt.

Ingredients 

6 oz. cold vanilla almond milk

3-4 ice cubes

3 handfuls of Kale

 

2 cups of frozen peaches

2 tbsp. ground flaxseeds

Directions:

Combine water, ice cubes, washed kale and ground flaxseeds into the blender.  Blend until the ice, kale and flaxseeds have been completely blended into a green liquid.  Add frozen peaches to the green liquid, and blend into a smooth consistency.    Pour into your favorite glass and serve.

 

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Your Blues Aint Like Mine Smoothie

This smoothie recipe only contains low-glycemic fruit, is heavy on amazing green veggies and is perfect for dinner.  Replace dinner one or two nights a week with this recipe and thank us later!

Ingredients

6 oz. cold water

3-4 ice cubes

3 handfuls of spring mix

1/2 cucumber, diced

2 cups of frozen blueberries

2 tbsp. ground flaxseeds

Directions:

Combine water, ice cubes, washed spring mix leaves and ground flaxseeds into the blender.  Blend until the ice, spring mix and flaxseeds have been completely blended into a green liquid.  Add diced cucumbers and frozen blueberries to the green liquid, and blend into a smooth consistency.    Pour into your favorite glass and serve.

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