GREAT BREAKFAST GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPES

We have all heard the tip about breakfast being the most important meal of the day. Are you looking for a nice cool refreshing drink to start your day off right? Start the day with a wonderful burst of green from a refreshing and energy-boosting smoothie blend. You will love these cool tasty smoothies and your body will love to wake up to them as well. These satisfying green treats are super healthy for you. Smoothies are easy to digest and get nutrients flowing throughout your body quickly for an early morning start. There are a variety of green smoothie recipes. Choose the one that suits your taste buds.

 

Do not limit these great recipes to breakfast time. Adopt them as your new daily vitamin drink. Serve them for some tasty holiday party flair. Serve them for any special occasion, or for a causal fun treat? Once you master these recipes, your guests are sure to be impressed by how sweet and flavorful these healthy smoothies can be.

 

The key to making a healthy green smoothie is to make your smoothie with about forty percent green vegetables. The blend of fruits and veggies will boost your body with a refreshing burst of nutrients and energy.

 

Blending Tips:

 

The consistency of your smoothie will depend upon the type of blender that you are using. If you are using a strong, high quality blender, you will be able to blend up almost anything in your smoothie. If you are using a below average blender, you might end up with a chunky smoothie. Therefore, please consider that fact that you might need some of your ingredients to be crushed or ground up before adding them into the blender. You might also need to peel the skins off some of the ingredients.

 

No matter what type of blender you have, it is always a good idea to cut up the fruits and veggies before adding them to the blender. There is no need to dice or slice. Just get things cut into big chunks as opposed to adding large, whole fruits and veggies. You can gradually add things into the blender as you make your smoothie, or you can layer the ingredients.

 

Here is the best order to add and layer your ingredients: liquids, dry and powder ingredients, leafy ingredients, fruit and veggies pieces, and ice cubes on the top. Putting the heavier ingredients on top will help to weigh down leafy ingredients into the blender blades. Then of course, you blend it until it is smooth.

 

Here are fourteen amazing green smoothie blends for you to enjoy.

 

Mean Green Detox Machine

 

1/2 cup orange juice

 

2 teaspoons ginger

 

2 cups kale

 

1/2 cup cilantro

 

1 lime (remove the seeds, keep the peel)

 

1 green apple

 

1 banana (frozen, chopped)

 

Directions

 

Blend all the ingredients.

 

Green Leafy Smoothie

 

1/2 cup apple juice

 

2 cups mixed greens

 

1 cup spinach

 

1 lemon (remove the seeds, keep the peel)

 

  • pear

 

  • banana (frozen,

 

chopped) Directions

 

Blend all the ingredients.

 

Green Avocado Smoothie

 

3/4 cup coconut water

 

1/2 cup kale 1/2 cup spinach 1/2 cup avocado

2 cups seedless grapes

 

1 pear

 

4 – 5 ice cubes Directions

 

Blend all the ingredients.

 

Green Carrot Smoothie

 

1/2 cup water

 

1/2 cup skim milk

 

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

 

1/8 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

 

1/2 cup spinach

 

2 small carrots or 1 large carrot (with green tops)

 

1 banana (frozen, chopped)

 

4 – 5 ice cubes Directions

 

Blend all the ingredients.

 

Green Melon Smoothie

 

1/2 cup water 3 tbsp. honey

 

1 lime wedge (remove the seeds, keep the peel)

 

1 cup kale

 

1/2 cup cantaloupe 1/2 cup honeydew

 

4 – 5 ice cubes Directions

 

Blend all the ingredients.

 

Refreshing  Cucumber Delight

 

1/2 cup water 4 tbsp. honey 2 cups kale

 

1 lime wedge (remove the seeds, keep the peel)

 

2 cucumbers (remove seeds and peel)

 

4 – 5 ice cubes Directions

 

Blend all the ingredients.

 

Berry Green Smoothie

 

1/2 cup apple juice

 

1 cup spinach

 

2 cups mixed berries

 

1 banana (frozen, chopped)

 

4 – 5 ice cubes Directions

 

Blend all the ingredients.

 

Green Banana Smoothie

 

1/2 cup milk

 

1/2 cup vanilla yogurt 2 tsp. honey

 

1/4 tsp. cinnamon 2 bananas

 

1 cup spinach

 

4 – 5 ice cubes Directions

 

Blend all the ingredients.

 

Watermelon Smoothie

 

2 cups watermelon

 

1 cup spinach

 

1/2 cup strawberries 1/2 cup frozen peaches 4 – 5 ice cubes

 

Directions

 

Blend all the ingredients.

 

Green Peanut Butter Smoothie

 

1 cup skim milk

 

3 tbsp. peanut butter

 

2 cups spinach

 

1 banana (frozen, chopped)

 

Directions

 

Blend all the ingredients.

 

Green Classic Strawberry Banana Smoothie

 

1/2 cup water

 

1/2 cup skim milk 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt 2 tsp. honey

 

1 cup mixed greens 1/2 cup strawberries

 

1 banana (frozen, chopped)

 

4 – 5 ice cubes Directions

 

Blend all the ingredients.

 

Green Almond Dream

 

1 cup almond milk

 

3 tbs. almond butter

 

1 cup kale

 

1 cup spinach

 

1/4 cup blueberries 1/4 cup blackberries 4 -5 ice cubes Directions

 

Blend all the ingredients.

 

Green  Fruit  and  Nut Smoothie

 

1 cup almond milk

 

1/4 cup sunflower seeds 1/4 cup cashews

 

3 cups spinach

 

2 dates

 

1/2 cup blueberries 1 banana

 

4 – 5 ice cubes Directions

 

Blend all the ingredients.

 

Minty Green Smoothie

 

1/2 cup apple juice

 

1 tbsp. ground ginger 1/4 cup mint leaves 1 cup spinach

 

1cup kale 1 pear

 

4 – 5 ice cubes Directions

 

Blend all the ingredients. Do not be afraid to play around  with  the  recipes  and tweak them. Personalize them according  to  your  personal taste  and  preferences.  Make them your own. As long as it is healthy and tasty, it will be a great way to start your morning with a good amount of nutrition and energy.

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