I love smoothies. I can’t imagine healthy eating without it. Smoothies are perfect for breakfast. Experts say starting your day with fruits and vegetables is the best way to start your day. But you do not have to limit yourself to breakfast.
I love to use it as a pick me upper instead of coffee because I avoid the afternoon crash. Plus, smoothies are fun, they are a great way to let your creative juices flow and jump start your recipes.
Today I am going to teach you how to put together the best green smoothie recipe ever. Next time you want to enjoy a green smoothie, use these simple steps to make it happen!
One of the questions I always get, is how do you put a smoothie recipe together? How do I know if I am doing it right? Well today I am going to teach you how to put together the best green smoothie recipe ever. Next time you want to enjoy a green smoothie, use these simple steps to make it happen!
First, you need a base. The base of your smoothie is the liquid you will use to blend it. For most of my green smoothies I like to use water. Water is not only great for you, it is also very affordable (for the most part) and it goes well with everything. I also love using homemade teas as a base. For this recipe, for example, I used homemade ginger tea.
You can make your tea in batches, by boiling ginger root with water for 45 minutes to an hour. You can also use coconut water, hemp milk, almond milk and freshly squeezed juice. Just remember to read all the ingredients on the labels to make sure you are staying as healthy as possible. If you are using juice be mindful of the sugar intake.
Let’s move on to the fruits and veggies. There are several ways you can go about this. Depending on the type of smoothie you are putting together, the mix of fruits and vegetables will vary. For this recipe we will focus on green smoothies. You can get your vegetable intake in raw form and or powder form.
I like to do a mixture of both, but for the most part I stick to powders. It is much easier and convenient for my lifestyle. My go to brand is Manitoba Harvest, check out my review on their delicious Hemp Protein Powder. This plant base protein powder is the perfect blend to provide me with nutrients in a delicious way.
If you like to stick to raw vegetables, I recommend you try superfoods like kale, spinach, aloe vera and mix it with rich seeds like chia seeds, flax seeds, irish moss, hemp seeds or maca and spirulina just to name a few. All these superfoods are rich in much needed nutrients. Ofcourse always check with your doctor before introducing new items to your diet.
So what about the fruits? This is where things get a little tricky specially if you have any allergies. Once you have your base, your superfoods in either powder or raw form, you need some fruits. Fruits not only provide additional nutrients, they are also a source of healthy natural sugars. Green smoothies blend well with apples, pears, bananas, mangos, pineapples, strawberries and avocado which is great for texture.
- You can use frozen fruits. I buy them fresh and freeze them for later or I get them frozen. Make sure you read the labels to make sure there is no added sugar.
- If you are not using frozen fruits and would like some texture, add ice. Start with 1/2 a cup and add more until you reach your desired texture.
- You top your smoothies with things like shredded coconut, hempseeds or other seeds or nuts of your liking.
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