How To Build The Perfect Green Smoothie

How To Build The Perfect Green Smoothie

The green smoothie has grown in popularity over the years, and it is only getting more popular. Rather than going to a smoothie place and paying $8-$12 for a green smoothie that doesn’t fill you up, make your green smoothie at home for a fraction of the cost. Once you are familiar with making smoothies, you can play around with ingredients to discover sensational creations.

A green smoothie is the perfect vehicle to incorporate more green vegetables into your diet. Drinking a green smoothie is chance to provide your body with nourishing nutrients, and you never need an excuse to drink one. You can drink them in the car, or you can drink them near or far. You can drink them in the house, or you can drink them after a workout. Green smoothies are perfect for any occasion!

If you are new to world of green smoothies, use the following guidelines to help you build the best green smoothies ever!

The Perfect Formula for 2 people: 3 Cups Greens + 2 Cups Liquid + 1 Cup Fruit 

Greens to Use

The best greens to use include spinach, kale, beet greens, Swiss chard, dandelion greens, collard greens, watercress, broccoli, celery, or herbs like cilantro, parsley, or mint.

Liquids To Use

To keep your smoothie cleanse-approved, you can use filtered water, homemade almond milk, homemade cashew milk, or fresh coconut water from a coconut.

Fruits To Use

Vary your fruits to change up the flavor. You can use bananas, grapes, papaya, peaches, apples, acai berries, kiwis, mangos, berries, pineapple, citrus fruits, pears, cucumbers, or guavas.

Optional Sweeteners

A little goes a long way with these natural sweeteners; roughly 1 tablespoon or less will do. You can use Medjool dates, stevia extract, grade A pure maple syrup, raw agave syrup, or blackstrap molasses.

Optional Protein Additions

While you will get protein from the green vegetables, you can also add 1-2 tablespoons of hemp seeds, raw walnuts, raw almonds or almond butter, chia seeds, or raw vegan protein powder.

Optional Fats

Healthy fats help to keep you full, so you may want to consider adding some coconut oil, ground flaxseeds, avocados, chia seeds, or cashews to your smoothies.

A Small Dose of Super

Some superfoods will undoubtedly be in your smoothie if you pull from the ingredients we mentioned, but you may want to add a dash of spirulina, freshly ground ginger, maca powder, raw cacao powder, coconut meat, hemp seeds, or chlorophyll to your smoothies for added super nutrition.

Our Last Tip

If you are new to green smoothies, we advise that you gradually work up to using different greens. You don’t want to dive in the deep end and make yourself a collard greens, beet greens, celery, and spirulina concoction. Great greens to start with include spinach and kale. They blend beautifully with various fruits and will set you on a path toward green smoothie greatness. Best of luck making your green smoothies! We hope this information helps!

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