Green smoothies are a very convenient way to get more vegetables into your diet and, contrary to what the name suggests, those veggies don’t have to be green! In fact, almost any vegetable that you can safely eat raw can go into a green smoothie – even red peppers!
Eating enough vegetables every day has never been easy. You have to peel them, cook them and then find time to eat them. Life is busy enough without doing that a few times a day. That’s why green smoothies are so good. You can eat a lot of veggies in very little time and the only preparation you’ll need to do is wash any fresh veggies before you toss them into the blender. Green smoothies are the ultimate in convenient health food.
Green smoothies are also packed with good nutrition, low in calories, high in fiber and provide an easy way to lose weight. Simply swap a meal or two per day for a green smoothie and watch the fat fall off your body. I like this smoothies because they are not only super-healthy but they are also good for my digestive system and help to provide a mini detox.
You can make any smoothie even more super by adding a special ingredient called spirulina. Spirulina kind of looks like dried pond scum but is actually a blue-green algae renowned for its nutritional benefits. Unfortunately, not only does spirulina look like pond scum, it TASTES like pond scum too! But, don’t worry, putting this superfood into a smoothie completely masks any unpleasant flavor. More about superfoods on my guide “My Superfoods“.
Green smoothies are ideal for anytime of the day – be it breakfast, lunch or dinner. They are also great for snacks. Whenever you have one, it’s good to know that you are flooding your body with essential nutrients that will help you feel good on the inside and look great on the outside!
2 cups water
2 tablespoons spirulina powder (or try using superfood powder, my favorite here and why I use it)
1 cup kale
1 cup baby spinach leaves
1 small beetroot – cooked and peeled
1 large tomato
1 teaspoon grated ginger root
½ avocado – peeled
2-3 ice cubes
Place all the ingredients into your blender, my blender and my recommendations. Blend on low for 30 seconds and then on high for 30 seconds until the mixture is smooth and free from lumps. Serve immediately or store in a thermos for later.
Protein – 14 grams
Carbohydrate – 26 grams
Fat – 14 grams
Fiber – 10 grams