Delicious Green Smoothie Recipes: Healthy Living Feature

Delicious Green Smoothie Recipes: Healthy Living Feature

Published by HAPARI on Apr 8th 2019

Today we’re featuring three of our favorite green smoothie recipes: one focused on detox, one that’s fruit-based (and tastes incredible!) and one that’s packed with protein to keep you feeling full longer. Each recipe provides unique blends of healthy greens and fruit to pump you full of healing vitamins and minerals.

Check Out the recipes Delicious Green Smoothie Recipes Below!

Refreshing Detox: Lemon and Lime Green Smoothie

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This recipe uses both lemon and lime to create a blend that’s incredibly refreshing. Added fruit like bananas and grapes give this just enough of a sweet flavor to taste great without being too sweet.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ lemon, peeled
  • ¼ lime, peeled
  • 1 small frozen banana, peeled
  • ½ cup green grapes
  • 1cup fresh curly kale, stems removed
  • 4 ounces filtered water

*Blend ingredients until smooth, pour into your favorite glass or tumbler and enjoy!

Benefits

This recipe helps detox your body from unhealthy toxins and unwanted materials. How? The lemon, lime, and kale help boost your body’s natural detoxification and elimination systems by providing the nutrients needed to help these systems function properly. Lemons and limes help balance your pH system and are packed with vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium. Leafy greens like kale are incredibly nutrient-dense with vitamin A, C, K, B6, and more.

Delicious: Fruity Green Smoothie

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If you don’t love the taste of green smoothies (let’s be real, some of them do not taste very good), then this is the recipe for you. This recipe is packed with 3 cups of fruit to give this a sweet and easy-to-drink taste.

You can add whatever fruit you like to this recipe but we suggest pineapple, mango, banana and/or apples. These fruits will keep your green smoothie looking nice and green. Feel free to add berry fruits (strawberry, blueberries, raspberries, etc) if you prefer but know it will make your smoothie come out brownish in color -- which may not be as appealing to drink.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups kale and/or spinach
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 3 cups ripe or frozen fruit (we suggest pineapple, banana, mango, apples)

*Blend ingredients until smooth, pour into your favorite glass or tumbler and enjoy!

Benefits

With two cups of leafy greens like kale and spinach, this smoothie is packed with minerals and nutrients like vitamin.Health benefits include preventing against chronic disease, improving heart health, reducing blood pressure, and have cancer-fighting qualities. That’s pretty great right?

Energy Booster: Protein-Packed Green Smoothie

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This green smoothie is packed with plant-based protein to help you ward off hunger and stay fuller longer. This is the perfect recipe to drink before or after a workout to give you a boost of naturally-occuring vitamins and minerals to help your body recover more quickly. Try this one out and tell us how you like it!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 banana (ripe or frozen)
  • ½ cup mango (ripe or frozen)
  • 2 cups spinach Handful of pumpkin seeds Handful of hemp hearts
  • ½ avocado
  • ½ tablespoon of chia seeds

*Blend ingredients until smooth, pour into your favorite glass or tumbler and enjoy!

Benefits

The key benefit to this smoothie is in the natural plant-based protein. Protein from plants, like seeds, leafy veggies, and avocados, are linked to reduced risks of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, lower blood pressure, and lower body weight.

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