Green smoothies don’t have to be complicated to be exceptionally healthy. I love easy. Visit my smoothie gallery to see our limited ingredient recipes.
If it’s easy, you will do it daily. If you do this daily, you’ll change your life.
Healthy Eating : Transform your Life
Just one smoothie a day! Done right, a smoothie-a-day is an astonishingly healthy habit. The trendy drink can balance your nutrient levels, bring on sparkling beauty, trigger mental clarity and put an energetic spring in your step. Done wrong, they can cause weight gain, spike blood sugar, trigger skin and digestion issues, and exceed your budget. Be creative with our smoothie ingredient charts or just follow one of our super simple recipes here.
Relax: Smoothie Color is Not an Issue
Green Smoothies can actually be many colors, it typically depends on the fruit you add. Although some super foods will also influence the shade. Spirulina, for instance, injects a lovely deep teal color. But fruits are the biggest influence on the color — blueberries and strawberries will turn the drink brown, while green grapes and apples retain the bright green shades. But no matter the color, the rich wealth of health is the same.
Just Don’t Overdo the Fruit and Plant-based Sweeteners
Many green smoothie recipes purport to be healthy yet they are high in calories and sugar. Even recipes that depend on only fruit for sweetening can spike blood sugar and pack on the pounds. In our recipes, we typically sweeten with berries or dates or maple sugar or even certain superfoods such as lucuma or baobab or acai – that way the drink is delish and stays low-cal. Visit our recipe gallery to find your favorite!
Try Frozen Zucchini, Chia and Buckwheat as Smoothie Thickeners
Bananas are great, but it seems the bulk of today’s green smoothie recipes depend on that fruit and yet many folks either aren’t keen on the distinctive flavor bananas impart, or are even allergic. While we use banana in a few of our recipes, as a rule we use a variety of ingredients to thicken, sweeten and provide potassium. Take a look at our recipe gallery for banana-free Green Smoothies!