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Recipes for a green smoothie diet

Recipes for a green smoothie diet

Sometimes we simply don’t want to sit down and make sure that we eat all those green veggies that we should be eating. Even though we know they’re great for us, sometimes they’re just not very fun to eat. So, if you’re looking for a way to make sure to get those important vegetables in your diet you might want to consider trying a green smoothie diet.

 

A green smoothie diet may not even sound very good to some of you out their either, but I’m just asking that you consider it and to make it easier for you, here’s a few very interesting and great tasting green smoothies that could very well change your mind.

 

Here’s the first green smoothie recipe for this green smoothie diet that I think that you may really enjoy.

Matcha Pear Green Smoothie

If you want a good tasting smoothie and one that will also give you a great boost of energy, then you’ll want to add this to your green smoothie diet.

Ingredients

2 scoops of vanilla flavored powdered protein

1 cup almond milk

1 cup of spinach

1 pear cored and chopped

½ teaspoon of matcha tea powder (can be found at health food stores)

 

Directions

It’s simple. Just add all the above ingredients into your blender, blend until smooth. Serve and enjoy.

Spinach & Orange Smoothie

For a nice and refreshing green smoothie to add to a green smoothie diet you should love this one with it’s wonderful refreshing citrus flavor.

Ingredients

1 peeled navel orange

½ banana

1 cup of spinach

¼ cup of coconut water as desired to get the consistency that you want

1 tablespoon of hemp seeds (optional)

Ice

 

Directions

Put all ingredients in your blender with several ice cubes and blend on high

Add the coconut water to get the consistency you want and then pour and serve.

Green Smoothie With Ginger & Orange

This green smoothie is a great one for a green smoothie diet because of its ingredients add a wonderful natural sweetness to it that will make you think you’re enjoying a wonderful dessert.

Ingredients

1 ½ cups water

4 handfuls of fresh spinach

4 romaine leaves

2 peeled navel oranges

2 bananas

1 to 2 inch knob of fresh grated ginger

1 cucumber peeled

 

Directions

If your blender is high powered then throw all the ingredients in and blend them until smooth. If your blender isn’t high powered then first blend the romaine and spinach until smooth and then add the remaining ingredients and blend well.

Blueberry Mint Green Smoothie

If you have kids and they simply can’t stand the thought of drinking something that is green colored, this one will change their minds because it’s not the color green because of the blueberries so they might really love this one as part of a green smoothie diet.

Ingredients

2 cups spinach

2 cups blueberries

3 to 4 large mint leaves

1 cup coconut water

1 cup of ice

 

Directions

Combine all the ingredients together in your blend until it’s nice and smooth. Serve and enjoy!

Honeydew & Mint Smoothie

This is a great one to add to a green smoothie diet especially for during the summer months. Not only is it refreshing but it has a beautiful light green color that makes it more attractive to even those who shy away from green things.

Ingredients

½ honeydew cut into cubes

½ cup of coconut milk

1 to 2 fresh mint leaves

1 teaspoon of lime juice

1 cup of ice

Honey for extra sweetness

 

Directions

Add all the ingredients into your blender and blend well until it’s the smoothness you want. Take a taste and if it’s not sweet enough for you then add honey until it reaches the sweetness you are looking for. Even kids should enjoy this one and it could help them get over drinking things that are green.

As you can see, you can enjoy a green smoothie diet that is not only great for you but one that you can actually enjoy with some of these great tasting recipes. Hope you’ll try them all and discover which ones you like and want to share with your friends and family.

 

 

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