Drinking a green smoothie every morning can drastically change your day, your week or even your year! These blends are the perfect way to get all the goodness your body needs, without the hassle of actually eating them. From spinach to kale, green smoothies are customizable according to your needs and taste. Even though a variety of smoothies can be found in stores today, nothing beats homemade smoothies! Read on to find out the benefits of this super drink, and a foolproof, nutritious recipe for your breakfast smoothie!
– 1 ½ cup of milk (of your choice)
– 2 fully packed cups of spinach
– 1 banana (frozen works best)
– 1 apple sliced into pieces
– 1/4th avocado
Toss all the ingredients into a blender and blend for about 30 seconds. Once everything is blended, serve it in a glass, and your perfectly nutritious and healthy smoothie is ready to be consumed! For a thicker smoothie, add another ¼ avocado. Don’t add ice, instead use frozen bananas. Ice will dilute your smoothie. Also, to skim off calories and make your smoothie lighter on your stomach, substitute milk with water.
Adding the X-Factor to Your Green Smoothie
The above recipe is power-packed with nutrients and vitamins, but if you’re looking to add another dose of health to your drink, we have some tips for you. Always use fresh produce for that extra boost in vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Add some more leafy vegetables like kale, chard, or celery if you are looking to up your intake of greens. Boost your smoothie with superfoods like maca powder or bee pollen. You can also add spices like cinnamon or ginger for a little more tasteful drinking experience, Switch up with fruits like bananas, strawberries, or mangoes if you ever feel like a change! The journey to being healthy doesn’t necessarily have to be a series of bland tastes!