Have you ever tried a green smoothie?

7 Nov

I love green smoothies. What a great way to get your veggies in. I’m not a big fan of vegetables so if I can drink them that’s perfect.

I was drinking green smoothies regularly over the summer but then fell off. I am trying to get back into it now, and have been having one for breakfast (along with some eggs or something for protein). This is what I made this morning:

Yes, I know it doesn’t look like the most appetizing thing in the world…but I promise you, you don’t really taste the veggies at all!

This smoothie was:

  • a handful of frozen kale
  • a handful of baby carrots
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup water

I could only taste the banana. Think about all of the nutrients packed into this 1 smoothie! I would highly recommend it as something for breakfast, or a midday snack. Here are other smoothie recipes I have made in the past:

Green Machine

  • handful of frozen kale (you can also use spinach)
  • 3-4 pieces of celery that comes already cut up (the pieces are the size of your finger)
  • 1 banana

Lots of Veggies!

  • handful of frozen kale (or spinach)
  • 3-4 pieces of celery
  • handful of baby carrots
  • 1 banana

Simple Smoothie

  • 1 apple
  • handful of baby carrots

More Fruit!

  • handful of frozen kale (or spinach)
  • 1/2 a banana
  • 1/2 an apple
  • your choice of celery or carrots

Lean and Green

  • 1/4 cup egg whites (for protein)
  • handful of frozen kale (or spinach)
  • your choice of celery or carrots
  • 1 banana or 1 whole apple

Very Berry

  • handful of kale (or spinach)
  • 3-4 pieces of celery
  • 4-5 strawberries
  • 1/2 a banana

*I use 1 cup water for all my smoothies.

These are just some of my ideas…there are many more combos of veggies and fruit you can try! Also, you can try using almond milk instead of water if you want it to be more filling and frothy. If you want protein, you can add egg whites (you can’t really taste them either, but it does have somewhat of an after taste), or protein powder. I have never tried adding protein powder, so I’m not sure what that will taste like.

Do you drink green smoothies? Which recipe will you try?

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4 Responses to “Have you ever tried a green smoothie?”

  1. moderngirlnutrition November 10, 2012 at 11:49 pm #

    I just made a Pecan Pie green smoothie that was incredible! It is yesterday’s post if you want to check it out:) Love your blog!

    • reach-yourpeak November 11, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

      Just started following your blog, I’m always looking for good recipes =) Your smoothies look awesome! I’ll let you know when I make one!

      • moderngirlnutrition November 11, 2012 at 7:08 pm #

        Sounds perfect! Green smoothies have to be my favorite breakfast! Let me know how you like them:)

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