Do you notice how green drinks are hitting the mainstream cafes and juice bars now? Maybe it’s just me but when I go out, I see green juice everywhere. All the major juice bars seem to have it on their menu now. It’s so exciting and encouraging to see that green drinks are becoming more mainstream. Things are changing and I think it’s awesome.
I started having green smoothie about two years ago. Since then I’ve been having it almost everyday for breakfast. I did lots of trials with different recipe to find the perfect combination of fruit and vegetables and have since found a base recipe that works for me. There’s so many green smoothie recipes available online and offline that it can be overwhelming if you’re just starting out.
I used to put so much stuff (protein powder, superfood supplements, etc) to make it taste good but I have since simplified the recipe to make it easier for me to make (it’s not fun having to take out 10 different things out of the pantry every morning). So this is actually an updated recipe of my old green smoothie recipe which has twice the amount of ingredients. I’ve cut it down such that it can tastes great without having to put tons of fruit in it. Not that there’s anything wrong with fruit but if’s going to be a vegetable smoothie, I figure it should have more vegetables than fruit.
Currently, my favourite smoothie base consists of Frozen Kale, Spinach, Banana, and Avocado. I then add to it more veggies, fruits, herbs, nuts and seeds depending on what I have and what I feel like.
You can get a bit creative with it, adding different kind of fruits and vegetables, seeds, nuts, protein powder, superfood mix, etc etc. Here’s my basic breakfast Green Smoothie recipe which I have made over 200 times and shared with people. My hope is that you will give this recipe a try and start making your own green blend.
- 2 big handful (~ 3 cups) of baby spinach
- 2 big handful (~ 3 cups) of kale leaves (washed and freeze overnight)
- 2 medium size ripe banana
- 1 avocado
- 1 cup chopped cucumber
- 6 sprigs of parsley
- 10-15 mint leaves (the more, the better)
- 2 cups of non-dairy milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 cup of ice
- Optional – 1 tbsp of each of your favourite superfoods, soaked nuts or seeds
- Add ingredients in a blender starting from the heaviest item (so it catches the blade of the blender, it helps the blending process). Blend until smooth.
- Pour into a glass and serve.
- Can be refrigerated in a glass container for up to 3 days or store in the freezer for about a week
So, what do you think about green smoothie? Are you a green smoothie drinker? If so what’s your favourite green ingredients?
Lots of love,