Simple Healthy Delicious Green Smoothies Recipes
This collection of simple healthy delicious green smoothies recipes has refreshingly fresh ingredients that will help your body become less acidic and more alkaline.
Green smoothies have become popular among those who take good health seriously, since they are loaded antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. They are low in calories but high in fiber, detoxifying your system, improving digestion and filling you up for longer before you feel hungry again.
For a green smoothie that’s both yummy and packed with nutritional balance leafy greens such as kale or spinach with fresh or frozen fruit. Not only does this pack in more essential nutrients, but also helps to mask the “green” flavor of leafy veggies and make them tastier. To make your smoothie, just add all the ingredients to a blender and process till smooth.
These 3 recipes will get you started, and you can keep adding or switching out ingredients to come up with your own variations!
* Quick Smoothie Recipe #1 – Green Mango-Ginger Smoothie
This light smoothie is perfect for warm summer days when you want something that’s both cool and refreshing, minus the extra calories and sugar you’d find in traditional frozen desserts. Mango adds a wonderful sweetness and tropical flavor to this super-healthy shake, while coconut water and Greek yogurt make it smooth and creamy, like ice cream!
2 cups kale, chopped
1 frozen mango, cut into chunks
1 cup coconut water
¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon fresh ginger
* Quick Smoothie Recipe #2 – Creamy Berry Punch Smoothie
This smoothie recipe is high in dietary fiber, antioxidants and essential minerals, all delivered to your system in the form of a sweet, tangy and creamy shake. You can use blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries or any other berries you like, since they all add tons of flavor and fiber with few calories.
1 cup spinach
2 cups frozen berries
1 cup coconut milk
1 frozen banana
¼ cup oats
* Quick Smoothie Recipe #3 – Fruity Peach and Nut Smoothie
When you need a burst of energy or a quick guilt-free snack, this rich and delectable smoothie is the perfect choice. Orange juice, coconut oil and frozen peach combine to add a tropical flavor to this green shake, while almond milk makes it super-velvety and adds a nutty taste. You can also use nut butters instead of coconut oil.
2 cups spinach or kale
1 cup frozen peach cut into chunks
1 cup almond milk
½ cup orange juice
2 tablespoons coconut oil
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
Smoothie Storage and Preparation Tips
Reduce prep time and hassle by cutting fruits and veggies and freezing them beforehand, as well as making large batches and storing them in a smoothie container for later.
With right smoothie bottles, your healthy green smoothies will be ready to grab and go when you’re in a hurry. Unlike regular containers, SANS keeps ingredients fresh by pumping out extra air. This slows down oxidization and spoilage, preserving the nutrients in your smoothie for longer.
Nora White is the digital marketing manager for SANS. She has been an advocate of a healthy lifestyle for over 2 decades and loves to keep herself updated with the latest in clean eating and green living. When not at work, you can find her at a hot yoga class or writing to educate and help her readers come one step closer to a healthier lifestyle. In her free time, she loves to travel with her husband and two boys, and hike with friends.
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