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Power Packed Green Smoothie

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PowerpackedGreenSmoothie2 PowerpackedGreenSmoothie3Ingredients for this awesome green smoothie:

2 medium apples (I’m using gala apples)

1 avocado

2 cups of kale (I’m using dinosaur kale)

1/2-1cup of sage

3 medium bananas

1 cup of water

Directions:

Blend kale, sage, and water together until smooth. Then add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.

Apricot Love Green Smoothie

I never knew how delicious apricots were until I made this smoothie! They have this rich sweet, but not too sweet hint of peach overtone flavor. During my efforts to switch up my flavors and nutritional content of my smoothies every now and then, this bad boy came out. And I must say, well worth the effort and try!

Oh and may I just say, basil with green smoothies…. the best invention ever! Who knew this little herb could pack so much punch and delightfulness.

I absolutely love having basil in my smoothies! It makes such a great pairing also with pineapple and pears :).

So enjoy the recipe!

Serves 1-2 (depending on your appetite 😉

Ingredients:

3 apricots

2 bananas

1-2 cups of coconut water + meat of coconut

1/2 cup of basil

1 cup of spinach

Directions:

Add all the leafy greens, coconut water, and coconut meat into the blender and blend until smooth. Then add the remaining ingredients and blend again until smooth. Then say a mini prayer of thanks and gratitude, and take a sip in presence. Enjoy!

 

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Melon Jelly Goodness Green Smoothie Recipe

Green Smoothie For Your Sweet Tooth! Great for your time of month ladies!

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Ingredients for this amazingly sweet green smoothie recipe with spinach:

1 cup of grapes

1/2 a small cantaloupe (about 2 1/2 cups)

1 1/2 cup of spinach

1 cup of compassionate milk (I’m using almond milk)

5-7 dates

Directions

Blend spinach and compassionate milk until smooth. Then add the remaining ingredients and blend altogether. Add ice if you want it cold or pre-freeze the cantaloupe and/or grapes.

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As a rule of thumb you’re supposed to eat Melons alone, however every now and then it’s good to break the rules especially when it tastes so dang on good! So try it out and let me know how it goes below!

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Coconut Kiberry Blast

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Ingredients for this tasty Green Smoothie

1-2 Cups of spinach

2 kiwi

1-2 cups of strawberries

2-3 medium size bananas

1 cup of coconut water & meat

1 medium size cucumber

Directions

Put spinach, cucumber, coconut water, and coconut meat into the blender and blend until smooth. Then add the remaining ingredients until desired smoothness. For a little bit of chill add some ice or pre-freeze your bananas and/or strawberries.

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How To Make A Sweet Green Smoothie

Now I’ve been a smoothie fanatic for over 8 years now, and I have to tell you that majority of all my smoothies have bananas in them. But sometimes you just have to switch it up, or maybe you might even not like bananas or have an allergy to them.

In any case, the key to making a delicious sweet green smoothie without bananas is making sure you have natural sweeteners to jazz up your smoothie.

Natural Sweeteners

These can include:

  1. Sweet Fruit like: dates, figs, grapes, papaya, persimmons, sapote, etc…
  2. Dried fruit: raisins, unsweetened dried apricot, dried apples
  3. Fruit that’s just ripe and in season: pineapple, apricots, strawberries, oranges, mangoes, nectarines, peaches, pears, etc…
  4. Natural sweeteners like: honey, maple syrup, agave nectar, stevia, coconut sugar

The Perfect Green Smoothie Ratio For Beginners

Now to be honest, I don’t have a set formula for my smoothies, but I have found that when I put about 50+% of fruit + 10% liquid of choice + 30+% of veggies (leafy greens & herbs) then not only does the smoothie taste “freakin” fantastic, but I’m also getting some awesome nutrients all in one drink! This formula allows you to enjoy drinking your smoothie but also gives you the boost of health that you need. Now its not set in stone at all. You have to find the perfect formula that works for you! Sometimes I do more fruits than veggies and vice versa, but the key I feel is to drink your fruits & veggies daily especially if you find that you don’t have the time or aren’t consuming them in their whole natural form.

Check out a video I made sharing one of my simple and easy smoothie recipes!

Sweet Green Smoothie recipe is:

1 cup of spinach
1 cup of pineapples
1 peeled orange
1 cup of strawberries
1 cup of almond milk (or non-dairy milk of your choice)
And Some ice if you prefer or pre-freeze your strawberries

What’s your current favorite green smoothie recipe?