Green Start. Three Smoothie Recipes

I am writing this post and hear birds singing from an opened balcony door. Summer has finally arrived…with its bright colors, fresh smells, and amazing sounds. My favorite time. Soon we will see an abundance of fresh greens at our local farmer’s markets.

Those greens of all varieties are full of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals such as iron, calcium, and magnesium; they also help to boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, and prevent and treat oxidative damage.

There is no doubt, summer is a perfect time to make your diet greener??. The easiest and most delicious way is to start drinking more smoothies with fresh greens and fruits. It can be your nutritious breakfast, healthy snack or even light summer dinner.

Our green smoothie formula is easy: base (water, plant milk, coconut water)+ greens (spinach, arugula, kale)+ creaminess (banana, avocado) +your flavor (mango, berries, apples, … or nothing). Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. So, if you concocted your smoothie and did not like it, it is totally fine! Do not give up, just try another combination or experiment with spices (ginger, cinnamon, …).

Here are my favorite green smoothies ideas

(2 servings)

I

Version 1

2 celery sticks

Handful of your favorite greens (mine is arugula)

2 bananas

1 cucumber

Juice of half of lemon

1 cup water

Cut bananas and celery and place all ingredients in a blender. Process until smooth and creamy.

II

Version 2

1 cup of spinach

2 bananas

Half of avocado (optional)

1,5 cup almond milk (your favorite plant-based milk)

Juice of half of lemon

1 tsp honey

Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

III

Version 3

2 celery sticks

A handful of favorite greens (I use organic spring mix)

½ avocado (optional, avocado adds creaminess)

1 big sweet apple

1 big pear

1 cup of water (optional coconut water)

*These smoothies are pretty light, and if you want to make it more fulfilling here are some options.

Add to your drink

  • a few spoons of organic rolled oats
  • a spoon of nut butter
  • 1/2 avocado
  • organic plant protein.

Enrich your green smoothie with chia, flax or hemp seeds. (They are great sources of protein, minerals, zinc and other life-enhancing nutrients. All of them are high in fiber, vitamin E and monounsaturated fats that help our heart stay healthy).

Additionally, I like to add some collagen, matcha powder.

Experiment at the kitchen and have a wonderful day 😉


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