A green smoothie is a simple and delicious drink. It contains all the necessary nutrients that one person needs on a daily basis. Plus, it’s great as a snack between meals, and you can take it to work or have a drink instead of breakfast. This smoothie can go with the foods you want, from spinach, celery, and kale, all the way to lemons, bananas, and strawberries.
Definitely add as many green vegetables as possible. Green vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. It would be best to use organic vegetables because it is the purest and most natural.
As for the base for your green smoothie, the best is water or vegetable milk like almond or cashew milk.
Also, add a fair portion of fruit to your smoothie. Let your ratio be 2: 1 vegetable fruits. What gives a great taste to a smoothie is definitely a banana, a ripe one. In addition, you can add apples, strawberries, mango, pineapple, kiwi, and the like. Basically, whatever fruit you choose, you won’t go wrong.
Another food you can put in your vegetable-fruit Green smoothie is avocado. Avocado has healthy fats that will protect your heart and help absorb other quality substances in the body.
Green Smoothie recipe pt. 1
It would be best to use organic food to prepare this drink. The ingredients you will need are quite everyday and affordable.
- 1 ½ cup of milk
- 2 cups Spinach
- 1 banana
- 1 sliced apple
- ¼ Avocado
Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend for about half a minute. Extend if necessary. You should get a green creamy smoothie texture.
If you want your Green smoothie to be thicker, feel free to add more avocados. Avocados will make sure that the mixture is richer in both taste and texture. If you want a thinner green smoothie, add milk or water little by little. If you have used milk before, continue with it now.
A cold smoothie is obtained by adding cold foods to it before blending. It’s not a good idea to put ice cubes in a blended smoothie because it will melt and you’ll have puddles of non-incorporated water.
In total, you need 5 minutes to prepare this green drink, and the same amount to prepare. The stated amount in the ingredients will be enough for 2 servings.
Green Smoothie recipe pt. 2
Ingredients that will be needed to prepare this drink:
- 3 cups of baby spinach
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- ¼ cup Mint leaves
- 1 cucumber
- ½ small avocado
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
- 1 cup of almond milk
Put all of the ingredients in a blender and mix for up to 1 minute. You should get a creamy smoothie ready for degustation!
Of course, if you need a thicker smoothie, add more avocado or spinach. As for spinach, it would be best fresh, if you don’t have fresh, the frozen one will do the trick as well. If, on the other hand, you want your smoothie to be more liquid, add, as in the previous recipe, a little milk. If you don’t have vanilla protein powder, you can use some others. Just adjust other ingredients according to the powder you’re using. If you don’t have protein powder at all, no worries, you can omit this ingredient.
What are the benefits of the fruits and vegetables you used in the Green smoothie?
Spinach – a low-calorie food that contains vitamins A, C, and K, folic acid, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and iron. Spinach will protect you from heart disease, and as an excellent source of iron, it is used in people who are anemic.
Banana – This fruit is an excellent source of fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and B6, but also antioxidants and phytonutrients. An excellent source of potassium, which will lower blood pressure and contribute to heart health. In addition to the heart, bananas will have a positive effect on the digestive system.
Apple – a fruit that is often taken as a snack. In one apple we can find potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamins A, E, K, C, and B group iron, protein, fiber, zinc, copper, ….. Really a bomb of nutritional value!
Avocado – a large selection of vitamin E and potassium, lutein, has a high content of unsaturated fatty acids. It is also rich in protein and dietary fiber.
Blueberries – they will nourish the brain, help it with its functions and delay the deterioration of the brain that occurs as a result of aging. Blueberries, according to one study, can increase the activity of certain regions of the brain, and thus improve short-term memory. It helps with both diabetes (blood glucose regulation) and the circulatory system.
Cucumber – a great food, and you can consume it all year round. It has few calories, and you can use it through all seasons. It is full of collagen and folic acid, and vitamins are not far away.
Other ingredients used in the preparation of the green smoothie
Hemp seeds – contain more than 30 percent fat, and omega – 6 fatty acids and omega – 3 fatty acids are the most common. It is also high in protein, and the amino acids methionine and cysteine. Of course, in these seeds, you will also find vitamins, phosphorus, potassium, …
Protein powder – help to lose excess weight, help with hunger because they are rich in carbohydrates, but also speed up metabolism. In addition to all this, proteins have a positive effect on lowering cholesterol, are good for bone health and blood pressure.
Mint – as an essential oil relieves the effects of stress, depression, and mental exhaustion and helps with nervousness. Of course, mint also contains a lot of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and the like.
Milk – contains almost all the energy and building materials needed for human growth and development. It has a high proportion of protein, fat, and carbohydrates. It is also rich in vitamins A and D, and in addition contains vitamins B12, B2. A real little kingdom of nutrients.