Green Smoothie Basics and Variations
I love smoothies because you can add your favorite leafy greens, veggies, fruits, herbs, and spices, so you end up getting not only a good amount of fiber loaded with vitamins but antioxidants too! All in one delicious drink!
3/4 amount of green leafy greens (spinach or kale)
1/4 amount of fruit
1 tbs flax seed
1 scoop of protein powder (optional)
1-2 leaves of fresh herbs like mint, basil, or spices like a hint of cinnamon, turmeric, cardamom
Almond or other non-dairy milk or water for desired consistency
Ice, if not using frozen fruit and you like your smoothie cold
Place all ingredients in this order in a good quality blender and blend for 20-30 seconds.
Cool Tip: If you are just starting out, experiment with more fruit and fewer greens and gradually change the ratio.
· Blueberry and basil
· Strawberry and mint
· Mango and cardamom
· Apple and cinnamon
· Banana and Pineapple