Healthy Green Smoothie Recipes
Put the liquid in first. Surrounded by water or juice, the blender blades can move freely. Next, add your greens, with chunks of fruit or vegetables going into the pitcher last.
Start slow. If your blender has speeds, start it on low to break up big pieces of fruit, then work your way up to high for a puree. For blenders with function buttons, pulse a few times before switching to puree mode.
Thicken with ice. Added too much juice or coconut milk? Toss a few cubes in the blender and voilà!
1) KIWI SPINACH SMOOTHIE
- 2 kiwi, peeled and halved
- ½ banana, peeled
- 1 cup baby spinach
- ½ cup vanilla yogurt (any kind is fine)
- 2 Tbls ground flax seed (optional)
- ½ cup apple juice
- 10-12 ice cubes
- Place all the ingredients into a blender.
- Blend until smooth
serving size: 1
1 small container (11.2 oz) coconut water
1/3 cup fresh pineapple chunks
4 handfuls fresh spinach
Blend, blend, blend!
3) Raspberry-chia cream smoothie
Serving size: 1
12 ounces raw coconut water
juice of 1 lemon
1/3 cup raw cashews
1/2 pint organic raspberries
2 tablespoons chia seeds
In high speed blender, combine coconut water, lemon juice and cashews, blend at highest speed until smooth. Add raspberries and chia seeds, blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately.