Quick & Easy Green Smoothie

March 16, 2018
Categories: Eat

It can be hard to find nutritious, healthful, and tasty recipes for breakfast. We’re often in a rush out the door, to get to work, or to start our day, and breakfast is a challenge for most of us.

But, thanks to this mighty green smoothie, it doesn’t have to be difficult!

Since tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, we thought it’d be fun to share a quick recipe for our favorite green drink - along with some ideas for how to get creative when you’re making your own.

Here’s to a healthy breakfast!

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Green Smoothie Recipe

(makes 2 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 2 generous handfuls of spinach

  • 1 cup of almond milk

  • ½ cup of orange juice

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries and bananas

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in blender and pulse until thoroughly combined! Use a spoon to taste, then adjust ingredients as needed.

Of course, the beauty of a green smoothie is that the sky’s the limit when it comes to your combinations! The basic formula is as follows:

A few handfuls of a green + 1 ½ - 2 cups liquid + 1 cup fruit

From there, you can add in any extras you’d like, including honey, chia seeds, almonds, or cinnamon. You can play around with the combinations as much as you like until you land on something you love - and if you’re looking to make it a little less calorie-rich, swap the almond milk out for coconut water or even just plain ol’ water!

Here are a few ideas for ingredients you could try in your next green smoothie:

GREENS:

  • Kale

  • Romaine lettuce

  • Swiss chard

  • Cucumber

  • Herbs (basil, parsley, mint)

LIQUIDS:

  • Coconut water

  • Water

  • Cashew milk

  • Fresh juice

  • Green tea

FRUITS:

  • Pineapple

  • Berries

  • Mango

  • Apple

  • Grapes

EXTRAS:

  • Nut butter

  • Hemp seeds

  • Avocado

  • Ginger

  • Protein powder


It only takes four ingredients to make this delicious smoothie! 

No need to measure your spinach - just grab a few big handfuls!

Once you've tossed all of your ingredients in the blender, you're almost finished! 

A quick blend, and then you're ready to serve it up! 

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