GREEN SMOOTHIE TIPS – If you want your smoothie to be healthy, keep the alkalizing greens dominant (60-80%). Know that these greens shouldn’t ever compromise the taste. Get them in, mask them with some low to medium GI fruit and a few delicious supplements, and both your belly and your palette remain satisfied. – MBG

1. GREEN SMOOTHIE TIPS Continue eating regular meals. I suggest having a green smoothie as breakfast or mid-afternoon top-up (make sure they have a protein in them to keep your more satisfied for longer and blood sugars even (chia seeds, hemp seeds, collagen protein, etc). This will help you feel clearer and cleaner on the inside with consistent energy.

2. Drink at least 2 cups of green smoothie daily. I consider this “one serving.” I often intentionally make two servings (yielding 4-5 cups) because I believe that you should share the green smoothie love with a friend or family member. You can also store the surplus in the fridge for up to 24 hours in an airtight container. Grab it as an afternoon snack or save for tomorrow’s morning smoothie.

3. Use at least one frozen fruit to make your green smoothie creamy and cold. Pineapple pieces, grapes, berries, mangoes and bananas are all great fruits to have on hand in your freezer.

4. Feel free to make up your own recipe — tailor your green smoothie to your taste buds so you enjoy them as part of your daily routine.

5. GREEN SMOOTHIE TIPS Say adios to leafy chunks in your smoothie. There is nothing worse – the smoother, the more enjoyable! Good equipment can make all the difference. Invest in a Nutribullet blender – you won’t regret it!

Here’s a few green smoothie recipes to get you started!

Feel free to adjust based on your own personal preference. For example: Can’t find peaches? Swap for mango. Cherries too expensive? Swap for more berries.

I personally add 3 Tablespoons hemp seeds (for nutty flavour) or 20g collagen protein to my smoothies to ramp up the protein, so I feel fuller for longer and support muscle growth from exercise.

2 cups spinach, fresh
2 cups water
2 cups peaches
1 banana

*Can substitute peaches with mango or nectarines.

2 cups spinach, fresh
2 cups water
1 cup cherries, pitted
1 cup mixed berries
1 banana

*Can substitute cherries with more berries

2 cups spinach, fresh
2 cups almond milk, unsweetened
1 cup strawberries
1 cup blueberries
1 banana
1/2 cup almonds, soaked in water overnight (if possible)

2 cups spinach, fresh
1 1/2 cups water
1 orange, peeled
1 cup pineapple
1 banana

2 cups spinach, fresh
1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
3 oranges, peeled
1 banana