The Green Smoothie for Beginners Guide!
Tempted to try a green smoothie but don’t know where to start? Here is a no-fail recipe for a green smoothie guaranteed to taste great and have you feeling great all day long!
If you don’t have a high-speed blender such as a vitamix, start by blending the greens and liquid alone before adding the rest of the ingredients. Also, start with using baby spinach leaves, which is much easier than kale for an ordinary blender to tackle! I like to add a few tablespoons of protein, which will keep you full for longer!
Liquid: Coconut water, soy milk, almond milk, hemp milk
Greens: Baby spinach, kale, collard greens, beet greens
Fruit: Banana, mango, pineapple, berries, peaches
Protein: Peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, sun butter, protein powder, hemp seeds
green smoothie for beginners
Recipe type: Drinks
- 2 cups liquid (I use 1 cup coconut water + 1 cup almond milk)
- 2 cups greens (spinach or kale)
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 2 frozen bananas
- dash cinnamon
- Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. If you don't have a blender such as a vitamix, blend greens and liquid before adding peanut butter and frozen banana.
- Sip and enjoy!
Serving size: 1 Calories: 290 Fat: 10 Carbohydrates: 45 Sugar: 28 Fiber: 5 Protein: 9
I recommend starting here, but when you’re ready to kick it up a notch experiment with the following ingredients:
~Flax Oil, Flax Meal
~Aloe Vera Juice