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Green Smoothies Recipes for Beginners

One of the things that came up constantly during my research on health and nutrition was incorporating green smoothies in your day, preferably in the morning.

I have tried many recipes some of them were delicious and some were disgusting, to say the least…

I believe that in order to retain a new habit we want to instil in ourselves (and of course in our children as well) it has to be appealing and tasty, otherwise we will look for all the excuses in the world not to do it.

Green smoothies are an excellent way to start your day, here is why:

  • they are packed with vitamins minerals
  • a great source of fibre which keeps you full for a very long time
  • quick and easy to make (put everything in the container, blend and its done!)

Here are some delicious recipes I have tried and loved:

Basic smoothie  for beginners

1 mango

1 cup kale

1 cup water

5-6 ice cubes

Yields 1 quart

Morning smoothie

1 small to medium banana (ripe and peeled)

1 rib of celery

¼ cucumber (peeled if not organic)

1 cup of fresh or frozen pineapple

1 small handful of parsley

½ inch piece of ginger (or less if you’re new to ginger)

1-2 cups of coconut water (unpasteurized)

Creamy green smoothie

1 avocado (ripe, peeled and pit removed)

1 frozen small to medium banana (ripe and peeled)

1 orange (peeled and seeds removed)

½-1 cup of spinach

1-1 ½ cups of unsweetened vanilla almond milk

For a sweeter smoothie, use 1 tbsp of maple syrup or 1 pitted medjool date

*Optional: 5-6 ice cubes

Cleansing green

1 cup frozen or fresh pineapple

1 small to medium banana (ripe and peeled)

1 inch piece of ginger (or less if you’re new to ginger)

2 handfuls of spinach

1 cup water or coconut water (unpasteurized)

Green and Berry smoothie

2 cups of spinach

1 frozen small to medium banana (ripe and peeled)

3/4 cup of frozen mixed berries (or fresh strawberries or blueberries)

¼ cup of raw nuts or raw seeds (my favorites are sunflower seeds, walnuts, flax seeds or almonds, or a combination of the above)

1-2 cups of water or coconut water (unpasteurized)

Green lemonade smoothie

1 kiwi (peeled)

¾ cup of frozen or fresh strawberries

¼- ½  cup of frozen or fresh pineapple

½ lemon (peeled and seeds removed)

2 cups of spinach

1-1 ½ cups of water or coconut water (unpasteurized)