Starting your day with a green smoothie can help to regulate digestion, fight inflammation, assist in weight loss, and boost your immune system and energy level - lots of awesomeness in one drink!! And that is why I am religious about my raw green smoothie or juice almost every morning. Read our blog, 4 Reasons to Make a Green Smoothie Part of Your Routine, to understand more about the health benefits of these awesome drinks.
Not only are these drinks good for your health, they make excellent breakfasts that come together in a flash and anyone can learn how to make them - all you need is a blender and an open mind. Green smoothies are an integral part of our 4 Week Detox Diet, on Sale Now Through Sunday 1/10!
In the meantime, follow these simple steps and you will be a green smoothie rockstar in no time!
5 Steps to Make the Perfect Green Smoothie:
Perfect Green Smoothie (PRINT RECIPE)
Makes 2 servings
2 cups dark leafy greens (options: kale, chard, or spinach)
1 cup light greens (options: romaine, celery, cucumber, leafy lettuce)
½ cup frozen fruit (options: pineapple, mango, berries, etc)
½ of a medium green,unripe banana, frozen (or substitute 1/2 ripe avocado for creamy texture and healthy fat)
1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk of choice (hemp, coconut, or almond)*
½ cup ice cubes or frozen milk cubes
2 scoops/servings of protein powder of choice (following 15/15 rule)
2 tablespoons super food ingredient (hemp seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, almond butter, raw walnuts, cacao powder)
*We recommend non-dairy milk or just water in green smoothies for most people, because dairy can disrupt the digestion and nutrient absorption of raw greens.
Try some of our other green smoothie recipes:
Chocolate Peanut Butter Green Smoothie
Sneaky Green Smoothie
Spring Refresh Smoothie
Mint Chip Smoothie
Sending you each health and joy!
~Billie & Jen
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Billie Shellist, FDN-P
I practice functional nutrition, an approach that allows me to look at your entire health history and help you find the "root causes" of your chronic health complaints.
This cuts out the trial and error process and helps you get real symptom relief and resolution!
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