I have a confession: I’m obsessed with green smoothies. While it’s obvious by their color that they’re good for you (I mean, really super amazing for you), the fact that it does taste good may not be so obvious. That’s where my (below) recipe comes in. But first…
The Benefits of Green Smoothies
- They’re a complete food (unlike green juices) because they have fiber
- The fact that they have fiber also makes them filling
- They are easy to digest (which is why I drink mine in the morning)
- They’re quick and easy to make as long as you have all of the ingredients
- Green smoothies last 2-3 days if they’re refrigerated
- They incorporate both greens and fruits
- Antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients galore
- They increase energy, mental clarity and focus
- Clearer skin!
- They make you crave healthy foods
- (1) handful of spinach
- (1) handful of kale
- (1) tbsp. coconut oil (healthy fat)
- (1) banana (you can also use green apples, berries, etc.)
- (2) tablets of bee pollen
- (1) tbsp. of agave nectar (for sweetness)
- water (you can use coconut water or green tea)
- (1) Ninja blender (any blender will work)
Just combine these ingredients, blend and voila! I promise, it will not taste like a blended salad: that’s what the fruit and agave nectar are there for.
You can also alter the smoothie as you wish with ingredients such as cucumber, kiwi, pineapple, berries, or lemon juice.
Still not convinced? You can still get a dose of greens in a dominantly fruit smoothie. Just toss in a little kale and/or spinach into your average fruit/yogurt smoothie and you won’t taste a thing.
Have you ever had a green smoothie? If so, did you love it or hate it? Let us know in a comment!
(P.S. – I’m drinking this smoothie right now!)