If you’re trying to eat healthier, getting more leafy greens in your diet will serve you well. But if you’re not too keen about fixing yourself a veggie salad day in and day out, you can opt for more creative ways of sneaking those leafy greens in your system. Making yourself a green smoothie is a great idea, as it will not only boost your health but will instantly invigorate you as well with its cool, refreshing taste.
Below are some simple green smoothie recipes you can try at home to boost your daily veggie fix.
(recipe from simplegreensmoothies.com)
2 cups kale (stems removed)
3 cups chopped tomatoes
1 celery rib
2 scallions, sliced
¼ teaspoon minced garlic
Lime juice (just 1 lime will do)
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
A pinch of salt
- Blend the kale and tomatoes until you get a smooth texture.
- Add the celery, garlic, lime juice, red pepper, salt, and scallions, and blend again.
Collard Greens Smoothie with Mango and Lime
(recipe from realsimple.com)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 cups collard greens or spinach, stemmed and chopped
1 ½ cups frozen mango
1 cup green grapes
½ cup water
- Combine water, lime juice, collard greens or spinach, mango, and grapes in a blender. Puree until smooth for about one minute.
- Add more water to reach your desired consistency.
Ginger-Orange Green Smoothie
(recipe from bridgidgallagher.com)
1 ½ cups filtered water
4 generous handfuls of fresh spinach
4 romaine leaves (optional)
2 navel oranges
2 ripe bananas
1” to 2” knob of fresh ginger
1 cucumber, peeled if not organic (optional)
- Rinse and prep veggies.
- If you have a high-powered blender, put all the ingredients in and blend until smooth.
If you don’t have a high-powered blender, an ordinary blender will do. Just blend the spinach and romaine first until smooth, and then add the remaining ingredients and blend.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy.
Matcha Pear Green Protein Smoothie
(recipe from dailyburn.com)
1 packet (equivalent to 2 scoops) DailyBurn Fuel-6 Protein vanilla flavor
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 cup spinach
1 pear, cored
½ teaspoon matcha green tea powder
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.
Green Warrior Protein Smoothie
(recipe from ohsheglows.com)
Yield: 1 large or 2 medium servings
½ cup (125 mL) fresh red grapefruit juice
1 cup (25 g) destemmed dinosaur/lacinato kale or baby spinach
1 large sweet apple (200 g), cored and roughly chopped
1 cup (130 g) cucumber, chopped
1 medium/large stalk celery (85 g), chopped (about ¾ cup)
3-4 tablespoons (30 to 40 g) hemp hearts, to taste
1/3 cup (55 g) frozen mango
2 tablespoons (4 g) packed fresh mint leaves
1 ½ teaspoons virgin coconut oil (optional)
4 ice cubes, or as needed
- Juice a red grapefruit. Add ½ cup grapefruit juice, kale or spinach, apple, cucumber, celery, hemp, mango, mint, virgin coconut oil, and ice to the blender. Blend on high until super smooth. Add a bit of water if needed to get your desired consistency.
2. Pour into a glass and enjoy.
Green Power Smoothie
(recipe from bodyandsoul.com.au)
1 cup oat milk
1 cup coconut water
1 teaspoon spirulina
2 teaspoons flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon organic coconut oil
¼ cup frozen berries
1 teaspoon probiotics
2 tablespoons organic natural yogurt
A pinch of cinnamon
2 drops of stevia to sweeten
Put all the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.