Green Smoothies -- food for thought

GREEN SMOOTHIES ARE A GREAT WAY TO PACK A LOT OF NUTRITION INTO ONE SMALL

SNACK OR MEAL.

Here’s a list of some common ingredients in green smoothies, as well as a recipe for a delicious green smoothie.

When making your green smoothie, aim to keep to a 2:1 greens to fruit ratio. For every cup of fruit, you want 2 cups of greens.

This will help to make your smoothie more nutrient-dense.

For the best results, I recommend using a high-powered blender, such as a Vitamix or BlendTec. If you do not have a highpowered blender, make sure to blend your greens and liquid first, before adding in fruit and any other ingredients.

Greens

• Kale

• Collard greens

• Spinach

• Lettuce

• Mustard greens

• Dandelion greens

• Beet greens

• Watercress

• Sunflower sprouts

Fruits

• Apple

• Banana

• Pear

• Pineapple

• Mango

• Kiwi

• Strawberry

• Blueberry

• Raspberry

Superfood Add-Ins

• Chia seeds

• Flax seeds

• Hemp seeds

• Almond butter

• Spirulina

• Blue-green algae

• Organic protein powder

RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

• 2 cups loosely packed

kale or spinach

• 1 green apple

• 2 frozen bananas

• 1 cup almond milk

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Freeze peeled bananas in chunks to have on hand.

2. Wash greens and apple.

3. Core apple and cut into quarters.

4. Blend greens, apple, bananas, and milk on high until creamy,

adding more almond milk if needed.

PREP TIME 5–10 minutes YIELD Serves 2

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Jessica Spinks