Top 12 Green Smoothies + 1

My new favorite way to get extra veggies in from the farm are green smoothies, or just smoothies in general!  One smoothie a day i’m pretty sure may keep the doctor away!!!  It is a great way for me to get extra calories in or sip on at work during a busy night.  It keeps me fueled, energized and going to get through the night and keep working once I get home, plus it helps cut down on the cravings of cookies and chips…even the gluten free ones.

10 Reasons to drink Green Smoothies

My favorite smoothie of the week is Bok Choy, 1/2 mango, 1/2 banana, small handful of grapes, 1 Tbsp flax seed, 1 Tbsp hemp seed, and a plant based protein powder with organic mango peach juice!

 

Green Smoothie Tips:

- It’s hard to go wrong with green smoothies, its all about experimentation and playing with flavors that meet your pallets needs and cravings

-  Don’t be affraid of throwing in herbs, roots and spices to change it up

-  Add seeds to any or all of the recipies, seeds that go well are:  Chia Seeds, Hemp Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Flax Seeds/or Meal, Poppy Seeds, Sesame Seeds

-  Pre soak nuts for 2 hours to 24 hours to get a creamy texture and

-  Use your choice of dairy or dairy replacement:  almond milk, cashew milk, brazilian nut milk, or substitute water.  I don’t measure any of my liquid I just add to get the consistency that I want

-  Make your own nut milks

-  Add your favorite protein powder to any smoothies for an extra boost, I like plant based or rice based protein powders

-  Pre freeze fresh fruit to get a thicker more frozen smoothie like texture

-  Use more liquid to get more of a juice like texture

-  Add Ice to get a crunchier texture

What Kind of Blender Should I Use?

-  The kind of blender depends on what you may already have.  I wouldn’t say go out an buy a new one.  But I do love the Magic Bullet.  Its great for one cup smoothies on the go, plus its easy to bring to work with you if in a hurry.  My dream blender would be a vitamix, but also quite the investment.

 

Top 12 Green Smoothies + 1

1)  Mango Tango: Pok Choy Mango Banana Smoothie

2)  Green Protein: Kale Banana Smoothie 1 C. packed kale, 1/2 banana, 1 Tbsp hemp seed,

3)  Nut o Ramma: 1 Tbs Macadamias, 2 Organic Dates, 1 Small Organic Banana, Spinach Leaves and a bit of water

4)   Curl Me Up: Curly kale, a small slice of fresh root ginger, 1/2 a lemon, and apple juice

5)  Farm Fresh: Mixed greens, arugula, sorrell, cilantro (Cosmic Apple Farms), 1/2 avocado and 1/2 a banana

6)  Aroma Therapy: Basil, Peppermint, Spearmint, Chard, Banana, almond milk

7)  Kiwi Burst: Spinach, Kiwi fruit and Banana (try adding strawberries too)

8)  Fruit Blast: 2 bananas, 1 cup chopped papaya (red or yellow), 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice, a big handful of greens

9)  Mint Chocolate Chip: 1 bananas, 1 cups of water (or coconut water for absolute decadence!!), 1 Tbs of raw cacao, 2 handfuls of mint

10)  Peaches n’ Cream: 1 bunch green kale, 1 pint strawberries, 3 small peaches, 2 cups almond milk

11)  Green Stalks: 1 handful of spinach, 1 stalk celery (Optional),  1/2 cup parsley + stalks 1 yellow mango, almond milk

12)  Ant Logs: 2 Tbsp.  peanut butter, 2 Tbsp. peanut butter, 1 stalk celery, 1 Tbsp cocoa nibs, 1 handful spinach, almond milk

13)  Berry Blast: Black Berries, Raspberries, 1 C. spinach, 2 Tbsp. raw cocoa nibs, almond milk

 



One Response to “Top 12 Green Smoothies + 1”

  1. organic green banana powder:

    I’m happy You mention about this issue. Totally agree with You.



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