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Have you tried green smoothies yet?
I’ve been drinking green smoothies for over 5 years. I go through periods where I don’t make them for a while, but there’s really no excuse. They are super simple, so nutritious, and give me more energy than anything else I’ve tried.
To make them even easier, you can prepare them ahead of time and put them in the freezer. When you’re ready to make one, simply dump the baggie in your blender with some water, almond milk, or other liquid of your choice and blend. Simple, fast, and delicious.
At the end of the week, I clean out my fridge and fruit bowl and cut up ingredients for my green smoothies for the upcoming week. It’s a great way to keep fruits and vegetables from spoiling.
There are lots of great recipes online for green smoothies, but once you start making them, you’ll figure out a recipe really isn’t required. Just use whatever you have on hand.
This week my smoothies included:
- Big handful of spinach
- 2 strawberries
- 2 slices Granny Smith apple
- 1/2 overripe banana
- 4 baby carrots
- 1 slice lime (no need to peel)
- 1 T. flax and white chia seeds
I put all the ingredients in the baggies and then store them in the freezer. When I’m ready to blend them, I’ll add about 1 1/2 cups almond milk and a tablespoon of coconut oil for some healthy fat. Occasionally I add a scoop of Green Smoothie Girl plant-based protein powder as well.
Some of my other favorite green smoothie add-ins:
- Raw beets
- Lemon Juice
- Ginger (small piece–it can be strong)
- Frozen mixed berries
- Plain Greek Yogurt
- Almond Butter
- Peanut Butter
Join the Conversation
Are you a green smoothie fan? What’s your favorite thing to add?