At first glance a green smoothie might not look apetizing. I mean, it’s green! This generally evokes a child-like face with a scrunched up nose as a reaction.
But then you taste it. And very soon after that you FEEL it.
And lo and behold, it’s really good!
Green smoothies are one of the very best ways to get a whole lot of nutrients, anti-oxidants, and healing green leafy veggies into your system. When you do this, your body responds with energy and vitality. One of the reasons green smoothies are so excellent is because green leavy veggies that are blended are much easier for the body to assimilate. You would have to spend hours chewing greens to get the same benefit that you would from blended green smoothies.
Starting off, use 60% fruit to 40% greens, and play around with different combinations for variety and taste. The following recipes will get you going. There are lots of great green smoothie recipes out there, like ones from Victoria Boutenko, the mother of green smoothies. Find the ones you like best, and remember to switch your fruits and greens often – don’t keep drinking the same thing every day. Variety = Vitality.
Remember to use 60% fruit, 40% greens when you start drinking smoothies so they taste great! Add pure water to get the consistency you want. Play around with the combinations and drink them SLOWLY.
- Strawberry, banana, spinach
- Pineapple, mango, kale
- Blueberries, banana, swiss chard
- Pineapple, strawberry, banana, chard, arugula
- Papaya, cilantro
- Mixed berries, banana, kale
- Peaches, butter lettuce
Have your own favorite smoothies?
Comment below with the recipes and inspire new blender creations!