Green Smoothies Recipes
With St. Paddy’s day coming up this month, there are many different treats that could potentially ruin your food plan. Before reaching for that pint of Guinness, or a green cupcake, why not reach for a green smoothie instead? Let’s look at some healthy recipes options for green smoothies.
The Beginner’s Luck Green Smoothie
This tropical treat is the perfect fruit-to-veggie ratio smoothie and is perfect for people who have never made green smoothies. Spinach is a mild vegetable and full of more than 20 different nutrients, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants. It’s perfect for beginners to sneak in some greens that aren’t harsh in taste and rich in nutrients. For this recipe, you will need:
- 2 cups of spinach
- 2 cups of water
- 1 cup of mango
- 1 cup of pineapple
- 2 bananas
To make this recipe, freeze the bananas. Tightly pack two cups of kale into a measuring cup and toss them into a blender. Next, add water and blend until the leafy chunks are gone. Then add mango, pineapple, and bananas and blend until smooth.
Leprechaun Protein Smoothie
This recipe is perfect for those who want protein as well as a fresh taste. For this recipe, you will need:
- an avocado
- cup of organic coconut milk
- cup of fresh baby spinach
- Fresh mint to taste
- cup of vanilla or plain whey protein powder
- 2 tablespoon of pistachio nuts (unsalted)
- 1 vanilla bean or 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 3-6 drops of liquid Stevia extract
- cup of water
- Ice cubes
Once you have prepared the ingredients, add them to the blender and blend until smooth.
With these lucky green smoothies, you will be able to celebrate the holiday all month long and keep your food plan intact. For more information on staying healthy and well, call Shakthi Health and Wellness Center today!