Green smoothies shouldn’t taste like lawnmower clippings.
Green smoothies are an easy way to get the required fruits and veggies into you diet, plus they are a great source of fiber, vitamins, minerals and a bunch of other good stuff. (You can check out all the green vegetable juice health benefits I get from my juices and smoothies.) And when done right, they taste really, really good.
My advice, don’t overthink it.
Instead, know how to make a really good green smoothie! Mine usually starts with this simple starter green smoothie recipe because all you need is to add your favorite sweet fruit (like strawberries, apples, pears, kiwi, cherries, etc.)
Plus, did you know one cup of kale contains an obscene amount of vitamin A (206%) and vitamin C (134%)? Tastes good and provides your vitamins? Winner.
(On a side note, most people I know complain about how expensive smoothies and juicing can get. For, me I’ve used an organic delivery system for years that is affordable and convenient. Using Door to Door Organics helps me stay on track with smoothies and juicing. In fact, they have a Smoothie and Juice in a Box, so you can make your own at home. Plus, I have an exclusive Door To Door Coupon Code to get almost 50% off your first box.)
Simple Starter Green Smoothie Recipe
Green smoothies shouldn’t taste like lawnmower clippings. This Simple Starter Green Smoothie Recipe is the perfect base for adding your favorite sweet fruit for an amazing tasting smoothie every time.
Recipe Yields: (2) 12 oz servings – you can just half this recipe if you only want one smoothie.
4 cups of green, leafy vegetables (that’s about 4 kale leaves with stems removed, or two big handfuls of spinach)
2 cups creamy fruit (that’s about 2 bananas, one mango, or one avocado)
1.5 cups sweet fruit (strawberries, pineapple, blueberries, apples, pears, kiwi, etc.)
1.5 cups liquid (almond milk, coconut water, juice, etc.)
1. Place all ingredients into your blender according to manufacturer instructions. (This is the blender I use and recommend. You can get FREE shipping with code REDEFINED at checkout.)
2. Blend to your desired consistency.
Note: If you don’t use frozen fruit, make sure too add ice and decrease the amount of liquid you use.
Looking for more smoothie, juicing and healthy living inspiration? Be sure to follow me on Pinterest.
LOVE this recipe? Make sure to check out all of our tried and true recipes in the Redefined Mom Recipe Index.