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

GREEN SMOOTHIE TIPS - Fresh organic green smoothie with salad apple cucumber pineapple and lemon as healthy drink

1. GREEN SMOOTHIE TIPS Continue eating regular meals. I suggest having a green smoothie as a snack or a meal replacement (we like to add avocado, chia seeds and/or hemp protein when having them as meal replacements to keep us full longer). This alone will help you feel better and begin to crave healthier foods.

2. Drink at least 2 cups of green smoothie daily. I consider this “one serving.” I intentionally make the recipes 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 extras in the fridge for up to 2 days in an airtight container. Grab it for an afternoon snack or save for tomorrow’s  daily smoothie.

3. Use at least one frozen fruit to make your green smoothie creamy and cold. Pineapples, 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 — you don’t have to follow mine to a T. Yet I do think they are mighty tasty! Feel free to use other green smoothie recipes and even make some up yourself. The key to making green smoothies your lifestyle is making it easy and part of your daily routine. So we recommend using fruits and veggies that are easy for you to find and affordable.

5. GREEN SMOOTHIE TIPS Say adios to leafy chunks in your smoothie. Blend your leafy greens and liquid together first to cut down on the chunks. Once it’s nice and creamy, add in the fruit and blend again.

Here are the green smoothie recipes to get you started this week. 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.

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

GREEN SMOOTHIE TIPS Blending directions:

  1. Blend spinach and liquid base together first. For recipes that use a whole orange, we recommend you blend the orange in step 1.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend again.

P.S. Thinking about getting a new blender? An inexpensive option is a Sunbeam café Series blender or you could get a Vitamix or Thermomix if funds allow.