8.05.2013

my favorite green smoothie


I have this weird obsession with green smoothies. I think it's because of their adaptability. You can clean out the veggie drawer and fruit bowl with the swish of a blender. I have a green smoothie at least two or three times a week- they make a quick breakfast on the go, lunch, or snack and are the perfect remedy to an over-indulgent weekend of stressful eating. {I speak from experience.} I know a lot of people {my family included} stick up their noses at the thought of vegetables skiddaddling their way into their smoothies. But seriously, you guys. If you have the right balance of fruits and veggies, you don't taste the greens, but instead get the added nutrition and pretty color without any funky taste! 


Everyone has their own definition of the perfect green smoothie, but this is roughly the recipe I use. The creaminess of this smoothie comes from banana and avocado instead of yogurt since dairy makes my skin get all wacko. All those healthy fats are really good for healthy skin and hair! There's also some kiwi and honey for sweetness to balance out the spinach. Soy milk is used to thin it out, but you could use coconut milk, regular milk, fruit juice, or yogurt for extra creaminess. See what I mean when I say adaptable?! 


my favorite green smoothie

1 banana
1 kiwi
1/2 avocado
handful of fresh spinach
1/2 c. soymilk {or other milk or juice}
1 1/2 c. ice cubes
1 tbsp. honey

Place all ingredients in a blender; cover and blend until smooth.


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15 comments:

  1. I make these all the time, but I've never used avocado! Just kale or spinach. Such a great idea!

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    1. Thank you! Give avocado a try- I'm sure you'll love it! :)

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  2. Do you make this in a full-size blender or magic bullet?

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  3. I always make green smoothies after my run! The hint of green in them make me feel good about them haha. I'm gonna have to try this one.

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    1. Hahaha yes exactly! A great way to start the morning! Enjoy :)

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  4. I adore green smoothies and I'm always looking for new recipes to try. This one looks amazing, thanks for sharing! :-*

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  5. Everything you said here about smoothies are all true! Aside from making good use of the leftover vegetables from our refrigerators, smoothies, when blended with fruits and whatever else you wanna add to balance out the taste, could be a great cleanser of our system after eating our favorites (you definitely know what I mean here). Thank you for sharing this with us! Your smoothie recipe is a great addition to the many healthy smoothies and drinks out there. Here's to health!
    Joseph @ Fresh & Healthy Brands

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  6. You can clean out the veggie drawer and fruit bowl with the swish of a blender. I have a green smoothie at least two or three times a week- they ... 2smoothieblender.blogspot.com

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  7. I make Green drink after my daily workout. I feel so relaxed after drinking green smoothies. You know I add some fruits for extra flavors. Well, I haven’t tried this recipe but I would definitely give it a try!

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  8. This looks delicious. I use health drinks from http://www.superfoodgreendrinks.com/, they’ve served me well. I guess this would work perfect when I run out of them!

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  9. avocado sounds great although my aunt uses them in pies for thanks giving dinner now am gonna try as you suggested

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  10. 3 Studies PROVE Why Coconut Oil Kills Fat.

    This means that you actually kill fat by consuming Coconut Fat (including coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 researches from big medical journals are sure to turn the traditional nutrition world upside down!

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