My Favorite Nutrient-Packed Green Smoothie Recipe

A refreshing green smoothie is by far my favorite way to start the day. Not only is it delicious, but green smoothies can be serious nutrition power-houses if assembled correctly. They provide a boost of energy, plus a great way to sneak in nutrients you might be lacking during the day. It's ideal to make your smoothie 70% veggies and 30% fruits to cut back on the sugar. I like to add extra ingredients like flax seed for the omega-3 fatty acids and green powder for a variety of goodies like wheat grass, spirulina, etc.

Ingredients:

  1. 2 hand fulls of spinach
  2. 1 cucumber
  3. 1 apple
  4. 1 pear
  5. Coconut water
  6. Filtered water
  7. 1 tbsp flax seed
  8. 1 tbsp green powder

Directions:

  1. Place spinach, flax seed + green powder in blender with about 2 inches of water or coconut water
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Slowly add remaining chopped ingredients, blending and adding water as needed
  4. Add ice if desired to thicken and make colder

Makes about 20 oz, which I split into 2.5 smoothies. Store in an air tight container for up to 2-3 days. The sooner you drink it, the better and more nutritious, though!

Notes:

  • Coconut water is great for hydration, but often has a lot of sugar, so I keep this to a minimum and add regular filtered water.
  • Mixing the ingredients slowly, starting with the greens, is a nice trick to make sure everything is blended. This probably isn't necessary if you have a good blender, but mine was about $30 and is about 7 years old.

green smoothie ingredients

Here are a few other fun ingredients to try: +Your favorite protein powder +Hemp seeds for protein +Chia seeds for energy and protein +Bananas for a thicker consistency +Maca powder to regulate hormones +Avocado for healthy fats and protein

The possibilities are endless! What are your favorite things to blend into a green smoothie?

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