Super Filling Green Smoothies To Power Your Day

 

You don’t have to be an exercise junkie to enjoy a green smoothie. Green smoothies supply the body with an assortment of nutrients, no matter if you are drinking them for breakfast or post-workout. They are incredibly easy to make and they are great ways to sneak more green vegetables into your diet.

 

How To Make These Magical Elixirs:

There are a few tricks to know in order to make your green smoothie a little more palatable. You want to have a pleasant balance of flavors because you don’t want your smoothies to be off-putting. The perfect balance is 60% fruits and 40% greens, especially if you are working with strong flavors like kale or chard. You can be a little more generous with spinach because the flavor isn’t as strong.

 

Remove The Stems:

Always remove the stems! Leaving the stems on your kale, beet greens, or chard is a great way to end up with a slightly bitter flavor. Always remove the central stems and tear up the leaves before blending them.

 

Avoid Sugar:

The last thing you want to add to a green smoothie is sugar. Some people may worry that the fruit/vegetable flavor profile won’t be palatable, so they add sugar, which is a mistake. If you feel as though you need your smoothie to be sweeter, try adding one Medjool date (unsulfured) or a teaspoon of raw agave syrup. You can always avoid sugar by using naturally sweet fruits like mango, pineapple, or berries.

 

And Now…The Recipes!

Fat Burning Green Smoothie:

green-chia-seed-smoothie

This smoothie can be a great start to your day. It gets your metabolism going and supplies you with a ton of plant-based protein to keep your energy levels up. You can also drink this after working out to help relieve muscle pain.

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A Kale Smoothie That Tastes Like Ice Cream:

kale-smoothie-ice-cream

We don’t have to compromise our health, nutrition, or good eating just because we’ve got pressing things to do. Smoothies are one of the best ways to get your daily dose of essential vitamins and minerals.

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Superfood Smoothie For A Super Dose of Folate:

avocado-spinach-smoothie

This smoothie contains some of the best super greens the planet has to offer. Additionally, all of these ingredients have great amounts of folate, which is an important nutrient that helps promote red blood cell formation, and it contributes to brain health.

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Kale Smoothie With Pear & Banana:

kale-banana-pear-smoothie

Blending it with sweet produce like pears and bananas is a great way to introduce kale into a kid’s diet. You can even add strawberries or blueberries, and maybe even a carrot to change up the taste for the young ones.

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Green Elixir With Cilantro & Kale:

cilantro-kale-smoothie

Kale and chard are excellent sources of plant-based protein, magnesium, iron, and vitamin K, among many others. Plus, having cilantro in your diet is a great way to help detox heavy metals from your body.

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Sources:

http://inspiringsmoothies.net/how-to-make-healthy-green-smoothies/

https://www.epicurious.com/expert-advice/how-to-make-green-smoothies-without-recipe-article

2018-03-28T17:11:16-07:00