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How to Make the Perfect Green Smoothie

in Food, Health April 8, 2016

Green Juices and smoothies are all the rage in the health world, but if you are looking to buy one every day you will be spending a pretty penny. These options will give you the perfect green smoothie for half the cost.

Eating a huge variety of fresh produce, especially green vegetables are important for your health. But, when you cook the vegetables sometimes important nutrients are reduced. Making green juice or smoothies can offer a concentrated source of nutrition, and by blending the vegetables into a drink, they maintain their natural fiber in a deliciously hydrating form.

Use the guideline below for a unique and deliciously healthy combination!

1 Cup Leafy green vegetable

  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Swiss chard
  • Romaine
  • Broccoli Rabe
  • Dandelion

1 Cup Liquid Base

  • Almond Milk
  • Coconut Milk
  • Coconut water
  • 100% Fruit juice ORGANIC!
  • Water

1 ½ Cups Ripe Fruit

  • Apple
  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Berries
  • Grapes
  • Mango
  • Pineapple
  • Orange

Add a Boost

  • Cinnamon
  • Chia
  • Acai Powder
  • Hemp Protein
  • Coconut Oil
  • Ginger

Blend in Stages to Avoid Leafy Chunks

That is something that always turns me off of green juices! To get the perfect smooth green smoothie, blend your leafy green vegetables and liquid-base first! Then add the remaining fruits and blend again.

Freeze

In order to get more of a smoothie, base freeze your fruits first.

 

Now get into the kitchen and get blending!