Making a green smoothie is a wonderful, quick way to get much more fruits and vegetables into your daily diet. Here are tips to create the perfect green smoothie.
Having the perfect formula for a green smoothie recipe is key to getting a smoothie that tastes extremely fantastic or one that is just plain ole stinky.
For years, I was a complete skeptic on the possible taste coming from all the green smoothies I saw come across my Pinterest feed.
But believe me when I say this. I was so, so wrong about my assumption!
Green smoothies are a wonderful way to get in more of those very important fruits and veggies into our days. Even though I try so hard, I find it really hard to get in as much as I need to.
Making the perfect green smoothie starts with having the right combination of the green leafy veggies and fruits.
After some experimenting, the ratio I love to use for our green smoothies is:
- 2 cups of a leafy green (about 2 nice handfuls of spinach or kale)
- 3 cups of fruit (combinations of fruit are the best)
I rarely add ice to my smoothies. Freezing ripe bananas (peeled first), and/or using frozen fruits are perfect for making them perfectly cold for me without them getting bland and watery.
Change up the fruits you use. Strawberries, blueberries, bananas, orange, pineapple, raspberries, avocado,peaches, etc.
You can add a little milk (of your choice) if you need to make it less thick.
My favorite Green Smoothie recipe:
½ Apple (I love a granny smith in this)
1 Banana, peeled then frozen
1 tablespoon fresh ginger
Juice of one lemon
½ cup blueberries
1 cup of fresh Spinach, tightly packed
1 scoop of whey protein, optional
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until completely mixed.
Depending on the fruits you use, your green smoothie may be dark or lighter in color. My favorite with blueberries makes for a much darker green smoothie.
How to Make a Perfect Green Smoothie
- ½ Apple I love a granny smith in this
- 1 Banana peeled then frozen
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
- Juice of one lemon
- 1 Orange
- ½ cup blueberries
- 1 cup of fresh Spinach tightly packed
- 1 scoop whey protein optional
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until completely mixed.
Are you a green smoothie fan?
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