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5 Great Green Smoothie Recipes

If you’re loving the health movement, one of the things that you’ve probably considered doing is making a green smoothie. Green smoothies are great for anytime, whether you’re looking for a quick breakfast, a healthy dinner, or a filling and delicious snack in the afternoon to pick your energy back up.

The best thing about green smoothies is that the sky's the limit when creating a smoothie. All you need is something green, like a leafy vegetable, something sweet (like fruits or honey), and something to pump up the nutritional value such as wheatgrass or chia seeds.

If you’re unsure of what to add into your green smoothie, here are five great recipes for you to try out.

1.Coconut Clementine Green Smoothie

The clementine makes for a delicious tangy taste that provide a great contrast with the earthy banana and zing of the mint.

  • The Green part: Spinach
  • The Sweet part: Banana, clementine
  • Additional nutrient booster: Coconut milk

Ingredients:
4-5 clementine, peeled, strings mostly removed
1 ripe banana, previously sliced and frozen
1/2 cup light coconut milk (sub other non-dairy milk with varied results)
1 big handful greens (I love spinach)
3-4 ice cubes
OPTIONAL: A few fresh mint or cilantro leaves

Instructions
✓Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy and smooth.
✓Adjust flavor as needed, adding more banana for sweetness, ice for thickness, and herbs for a bit of earthiness.

2.Stoplight Mango Green Smoothie

Make this beautiful smoothie a part of your daily routine and bring a little bit more colour into your life!

  • The Green part: Spinach
  • The Sweet part: Mango, strawberries
  • Additional nutrient booster: Almond milk

Ingredients:
1.25 cups frozen mango pieces
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup fresh spinach
1 cup water / almond milk (I used half and half)
optional sweetener: frozen banana, honey, stevia or agave

Instructions:
✓Place mango into a blender with milk or water and blend until smooth, adding more mango to thicken and more water or milk to thin.
✓Pour 2/3 of the smoothie into a serving container and then add strawberries to the blender.
✓Blend until smooth, adding a bit more water or almond milk if needed.
✓Taste to see if it needs sweetened. Add 1/2 a small frozen banana.
✓Pour 3/4 of the smoothie into the serving glass on top of the mango layer.
✓Lastly, add spinach to the blender and blend until smooth. Pour into the serving glass, making three distinct layers.
✓Sip and enjoy, or freeze for later.

3.Tropi-kale Energy Smoothie

If you need a burst of energy throughout your day, this great smoothie is the way to go.

  • The Green part: Kale
  • The Sweet part: Banana, Pineapple
  • Additional nutrient booster: Almond milk

Ingredients:
3/4 cup almond milk
2 medium bananas, previously peeled, sliced, and frozen
2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
2 heaping cups kale

Instructions:
✓Blend up the kale and frozen bananas.
✓Add all of the ingredients to the blender in the order listed.
✓Blend on high for at least 3 minutes or until smooth.
✓Scrape down the sides of the blender as needed.
✓Add more milk if it's too thick. Serve and enjoy.

4.Peach, Coconut, and Kale Smoothie

This delicious green smoothie is a delicious blend of sweet, tangy, and tropical.

  • The Green part: Kale
  • The Sweet part: Peach, banana
  • Additional nutrient booster: Coconut water, honey

Ingredients:
1 cup frozen unsweetened peach slices (if you use fresh peaches, just add a couple ice cubes)
1 cup packed kale, torn into pieces and stems discarded
1/2 frozen banana
3/4 cup coconut water (may need a little more or less, depending
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1 teaspoon raw honey
(you could also add a big scoop of greek yogurt or a glug of almond milk for added creaminess)

Instructions:
✓Combine all ingredients in a blender.
✓Blend on high until very smooth.
✓Pour into 2 glasses; serve with straws.

5.Energizing Green Shamrock Smoothie

This gorgeous smoothie will give you all the energy you need to power through your day! The toppings make for a great treat as well!

  • The Green part: Kale, wheatgrass
  • The Sweet part: Banana
  • Additional nutrient booster: Almond milk, Almond butter

Ingredients:
2 frozen bananas
1 cup kale, destemmed
1 cup almond milk (or ½ almond milk, ½ water)
½ to 1 cup ice
2 medjool dates, pitted
1 tablespoon almond butter
optional add-in: 1 teaspoon wheatgrass powder
Toppings
banana slices
shredded coconut
chia seeds
almond butter

Instructions:
✓Add the banana, kale, almond milk/water, ice, dates, almond butter, and wheatgrass powder to a high-powered blender.
✓Blend on high for 1-2 minutes or until smooth.
✓Pour into a bowl and garnish with toppings.

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