How to Make the Perfect Green Smoothie
If you're someone who wants to inject a bit of health into their day - my best advice is to have a green smoothie for breakfast.
They're 16 ounces of of the best veggies, fruits, seeds, superfoods and oils packed into one glass of miraculous goodness.
It's the most healing and energizing drink you'll find.
The key to remember is to mix 3 parts veggies with 1 part fruit (everything else is just extra). The veggies are what count the most (in terms of nutrients, vitamins and minerals) and the fruit is added to make it taste better.
If you're new to the green smoothie revolution, don't worry. Just follow these simple steps and you'll be on your way to becoming a clean, lean, green machine!
1. Choose Your Leafy Greens
Kale, spinach, swiss chard and romaine lettuce are all excellent choices.
2. Pick A Couple More Alkaline Veggies
Broccoli, cucumber, avocado and sweet pea sprouts, lentil sprouts, mint leaves, turnip greens and dandelion greens are divine choices.
3. Choose Your Fruit
Green apples, pears and bananas are fabulous.
4. Choose Your Liquid
Filtered water, coconut water, almond milk or hemp milk are the best.
5. How about some nuts?
Soaked almonds are great.
6. Maybe some superfoods as well?
Spirulina, maca powder, chlorella and E3Live will have you're mind + body rockin' for hours!
7. Need to add a little sweetness?
Stevia, medjool dates or raw honey are ideal for the job.
8. Blend away!
Blend until smoothed into your desired thickness. Add more liquid if you need to.
This recipe is one of my personal favorites:
- 1 handful of kale
- 1 avocado
- 1 cucumber
- 2 oz spirulina
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1-2 pears
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.