Green Smoothie Basics with 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!
Green Smoothie Basics:
¾ amount of green leafy greens (spinach or baby kale)
¼ amount of fruit
1 tbsp flaxseed
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 – some might like the smoothie better when 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 less leafy greens and gradually change the ratio.
Blueberry and Basil
Strawberry and Mint
Mango and Cardamom
Apple and Cinnamon
Banana and Pineapple
To your health! Enjoy!