Monday, March 18, 2013

Green Smoothies-Beginner level recipe

Wow, there was such a response from my last Green Smoothies post!  So I'd thought I'd do a follow up post to answer all your questions.

Kids even not my own loved the smoothies and popsicles
Green Smoothies are great!  They can naturally lower your weight, give you better skin, and loads more energy.
Because your giving your body what it needs and wants with no junk.  That's it plain and simple.

There are different "levels" of Green Smoothies.  The first one I tried was an advanced smoothie.  It had celery, spinach, lettuce and more in it.  Celery is a strong and fairly sharp flavor, that along with multiple greens in it make it more of an acquired taste.

If you've eaten clean and healthy for years then by all means jump in and go advanced.  If your new on the health path or if your hesitant then try a beginner recipe.

Here is the recipe I give my clients when they try them for the first time:

1c. water
1 c. frozen blueberries (or fresh)
2 c. Fresh baby spinach (must be fresh and don't pack it down, keep it light and fluffy)
1 TB Honey

-Blend well and sip.

This is a delightful recipe and no one has yet guessed there is spinach in it.

The intermediate level you add in Kale, and or cucumber to various fruits such as  apples, bananas, pineapple, and pears.

Once your pallet is used to that, add in other healthy fun stuff:
flax seeds, or milled fax
chia seeds
protein powder
almond milk

Experiment, the world is yours, and you'll be healthier for it.

1 comment:

  1. I have made some smoothies and used spinach each time, it does not seem to have a big taste. Because I don't eat fruits and vegetables this is a great way to get them, and usually I use two fruits, and two vegetables.

    Thanks for linking up at Tuesdays With a Twist.