14 GREAT SNACK GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPES

The juicing trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. It’s long been understood that fruits and vegetables are some of the most nutrient rich sources that we, as humans, can consume. Many people have failed to find tasty ways to incorporate them into meals, especially when heat draws out the important vitamins and minerals. That’s why juicing works perfectly. It gives us an opportunity to get a refreshing, and potent dose of these super foods in an easy to swallow drink.

For a long time, it was widely believed that juicing was only for detoxing and diets. In reality a zesty green drink can make an excellent snack or meal replacement that will leave you feeling revitalized and ready to take on the day. Here are fourteen recipes that do the trick.

 

Green Powerhouse

 

1 Bunch Kale

 

½ Cucumber

 

4 Celery Stalks

 

1/3

 

Fennel  Bulb  and Stalk

 

1 Green Apple

 

1 Fuji Apple

 

  • Pear

 

½ Lemon

 

  • Inch Ginger

 

Blend all ingredients to combine.

 

Stomach Soother

 

1 Small Head of Fennel

 

2 Stalks Celery

 

1 Handful of Mint

 

1       Bunch   Flat   Leaf

 

Parsley

 

½ Green Apple

 

2 Small Lemons

 

Blend all ingredients to combine.

 

Fennel is a surprise ingredient that’s popping up more and more in the culinary world. From cold salads to creamy sauces, its bold, licorice like flavor adds a zing to many a dish. However, its uses span far outside the world of taste, in fact its health benefits are rather startling. That’s why it’s becoming ever present in juicing recipes.

 

Above all it is a helpful digestive aid. In fact, many parts of the world serve fennel seed after a meal to aid in the process. Most of the essential oils found in fennel are enhance production of gastric juices, and simultaneously reduce stomach inflammation. These components can be a cure all for an upset stomach, helping with everything from flatulence to diarrhea. Additionally the presence of Cineol and Anetol, natural expectorants, make it ideal for relief from respiratory ailments.

 

Immune Booster

 

  • Cucumber

 

2 Stalks Celery Handful of Spinach 1 Apple

 

  • Lemon

 

1 Inch Ginger

 

Blend all ingredients to combine.

 

Ultracool Green Drink

 

8 Kiwis

 

3 Green Apples

 

1/3 Cucumber

 

1 Piece of Fresh Ginger

 

Handful of Fresh Mint

 

Blend all ingredients to combine.

 

Healthy Lungs

 

  • Cucumber

 

  • Head Romaine Lettuce

 

  • large Handful   of

 

Parsley

 

2 Meyer Lemons

 

  • Apple

 

  • Inch Ginger

 

Blend all ingredients to combine.

 

Ginger is one of those ingredients that is centuries old and is both flavorful and powerful. It is a natural anti-inflammatory and has been shown to have dramatically impressive results in persons suffering from arthritis. Most importantly it is a powerful immune booster.

 

Zesty Afternoon Snack

 

3 Apples

 

  • Cucumber

 

  • Lemon

 

5 Kale Stalks

 

Blend all ingredients to combine.

 

Spinach with Pineapple and Cucumber

 

½ Pineapple

 

1 Cucumber

 

2 Bunches of Spinach

 

Blend all ingredients to combine.

 

Metabolism Booster

 

1 Cucumber

 

3 Stalks Celery

 

Handful of Fresh Mint

 

2 Kale Leaves

 

1 Peeled Lemon

 

Blend all ingredients to combine.

 

Ultragreen Wake Up

 

  • Pear

 

  • Cucumber

 

4 Stalks Celery

 

3 Sprigs Mint

 

4 Small Limes

 

Blend all ingredients to combine.

 

Afternoon Cooler

 

  • Apple

 

  • Pear

 

½ Cucumber

 

3 Kale Leaves

 

Handful Fresh Mint

 

Blend all ingredients to combine.

 

Cucumbers are full of B vitamins and electrolytes. It is ideal to reboot the body after a workout or even a rough night. They are full of dietary fiber and have a high water content making them a filling snack or the perfect complement to other nutrient rich ingredients in a green smoothie. The vegetable is also a dense source of silica, a substance whose properties are purported to improve joint health.

 

Stimulating Smoothie

 

1 Bunch Kale

 

Large Handful of Fresh

 

Mint

 

2 Apples

 

1 Lemon Peeled

 

Blend all ingredients to combine.

 

Citrus Delight

 

4 Cups Spinach

 

1 Bunch Kale

 

2 Oranges

 

1 Cucumber

 

Blend all ingredients to combine.

 

Spring   Green   Super Shake

 

1 Green Apple

 

1 Navel Orange Peeled

 

1 Bunch Spinach

 

4 Swiss Chard Leaves

 

2 Kale Leaves

 

Blend all ingredients to combine.

 

Island Paradise

 

1 Mango

 

2   Handfuls  of Wheatgrass

 

3       Handfuls   Romaine

 

Lettuce

 

1Cucumber

 

  • Pears

 

  • Handfuls Kale Coconut Water

 

Blend all ingredients to combine.

 

Perhaps the most typically found ingredient in green juices, Kale is often referred to as the “Queen of Greens.” The low calorie, high fiber vegetable is packed with vitamins that make every bite a potent nutritional punch. Kale has more iron per calorie than beef, a heavy dose of Vitamins K, A, and C, is filled with antioxidants and calcium and works as a high functioning anti-inflammatory. All of these properties have been shown to fight against various cancers, promote bone health, and slow neuro-degenerative disorders, like Alzheimer’s.

 

When juicing, it’s important to remember that taste is what will keep you coming back for more, day in and day out. It’s hard to keep up the habit when you’re downing a glass of what tastes like an undressed salad. That’s why so many recipes have a sweet and citrus kick.

 

The good news is, most of the fruits that make these juices taste great have exciting health benefits as well. Apples are full of fiber and help keep your day running smoothly. Citrus, like limes and lemons have regenerative properties that stimulate skin cell rejuvenation for a look that’s consistently young and vibrant. Coconut water is full of electrolytes, plus the taste is a tropical delight!

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