Go Green with 3 Taste-Bud Friendly Power Smoothies

Easy Green Smoothies Kale

Guess what? Green Smoothies don’t have to be scary. They can be quite friendly when they want to be!

If just the thought of a cup full of power greens sends your taste buds running, you’ll want to try one of my 3 favorite green smoothie recipes. Each is packed with nutrients, simple to throw together and actually tastes AMAZING! (Your kids may end up loving them too!)

Packed with protein, fiber and vitamins A, C and K, the spinach and kale in these smoothies are a great way to boost your nutritional intake and sneak more veggies into your diet. Power greens can have an overpowering taste but there are some simple ways to up the yum factor:

Add a Teaspoon of Honey: Adding honey to your smoothie helps offset the bitter taste of leafy greens.

Use Frozen Fruit or Ice: Adding fruit is a fantastic way to make a green smoothie a lot more tolerable! I find that making a cold drink using frozen fruit or adding ice also makes it more drinkable.

Buy Prepackaged Spinach or Kale Leaves: This makes it easy to just grab, blend and go in a flash.

Protein Powder: For an added protein boost (great for pre or post workout!) add a scoop of protein powder to your drink.

Now time to add all the ingredients together and blend away with one of these great recipes!

Smoothie 1: Fruity -Green Smoothie

Perfect for Beginners!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Coconut Milk
  • 1 cup Spinach
  • Half of a Banana
  • 3/4 cup Frozen Berries- Pick Your Favorites!
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Handful Almonds or other Raw Nut
Smoothie 2: Green Dream Smoothie

Modified from a recipe found at PCC Natural Markets.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Coconut Milk
  • 1/3 cup Pineapple Juice or 2 spears Fresh Pineapple
  • Handful Spinach
  • 1 Leaf of Kale
  • 1/4 peeled Cucumber
  • 1/2 TBSP Ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 1TBSP Lemon Juice
  • Few ice cubes
Smoothie 3: Creamy Greens Smoothie

Modified from a recipe found at PCC Natural Markets.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Coconut Milk or Coconut Water
  • 1/2 ripe Avocado- Diced
  • 1/2 Orange- Peeled & Sliced
  • 2 leaves Kale
  • 1/2 Banana or Apple
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Ginger

 

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4 Comments on “Go Green with 3 Taste-Bud Friendly Power Smoothies

  1. Getting all the right food in you can really help make sure that you are doing what you can to stay healthy. There are certain green foods that can do so much for your body and keep your systems in balance. There are also supplements that you can add to drinks like this to make them even better for you, and become a healthier individual.

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