Food Health

THE BEST GREEN SMOOTHIE EVER

June 19, 2017

Lately, whether it be in the morning, or even the afternoon, I have been making this green smoothie.

It’s not one of those green smoothies that you’re choking down and cringing at every sip- it’s good.

I can’t stress this enough- GREEN SMOOTHIES DON’T HAVE TO BE GROSS. Just add in some more healthy and nutritious ingredients and you’ve got the best green smoothie ever.

I’m going to show you what I put in it, but you can definitely substitute whatever foods you do or do not like : )

 

INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 (heaping, big, giant, humongo) handfuls of spinach
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 whole apple
  • 1/4 cup frozen mango
  • 1/4 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 lemon squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein and greens powder (or any vanilla flavored protein powder)
  • 1 scoop of collagen powder (I’ve been adding this to my smoothies/coffee/tea)
  • About 1/4 cup of water or almond milk (I prefer water)
  • BLEND- I use a Nutribullet. This thing can blend anything (seriously).
  • Top with another tablespoon of chia seeds.
Enjoy!!

 

I’m telling you, there’s nothing gross about this smoothie. You can’t even taste the veggies ; )

There are some things in the smoothie that most people would NEVER think to add in.

For example, chia seeds. Well, something great about chia seeds- they are high in fiber!

So what, right…?

Wrong!

Foods that are high in fiber help you feel full longer & an increase in fiber intake has been shown to help with weight loss.

Also, adding collagen to your diet is great, especially for the ladies!! Check out my post ALL about collagen to find out about the benefits and why you should be adding it to your smoothie : )

The last unusual thing I added to my smoothie is lemon juice. You’d think it would overpower the smoothie and be super tart, but it’s not! Lemon helps with digestion, helps you feel full (weight loss), boosts energy levels (without yucky caffeine), and even rejuvenates your skin and gives you a fresh glow. I add it to my smoothies, but also to my water all the time!

 

I hope you try out this super healthy amazing green smoothie.

Let me know what you think!

– Katieย โ™ก

 

 

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14 Comments

  • Reply MyVeteranWoman July 12, 2017 at 1:38 PM

    I almost always start my day with a fresh smoothie – will definitely have to try this one!

  • Reply Alex July 1, 2017 at 10:21 AM

    YES. I love that it has a lot of sweet fruit to balance out the flavor. Looks so good!

    Alex J Brown
    http://www.ajbrowncreative.com

  • Reply jthreenmeblog June 26, 2017 at 10:13 AM

    This sounds delicious! I am going to have to try it soon and honestly, I bet my kids will enjoy. The only way I can get my son to eat veggies is through smoothies. Thanks for this suggestion! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply oilylifeventures June 24, 2017 at 7:19 PM

    That sounds so good. Now to read the collagen post ๐Ÿ™‚ Need to learn about that ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Dr. Elise Cohen Ho June 24, 2017 at 6:14 PM

    This smoothie sound as if it is something I should make right now!

  • Reply TeeShares June 22, 2017 at 10:41 PM

    Awesome. I didn’t know you could make a good one with spinach – I usually have kale. I’m so gonna try this one.

  • Reply Brian from Brian's Blog June 22, 2017 at 4:15 PM

    Wow. This is extremely nutritious. I would really love to try this.

  • Reply Jessie A James June 22, 2017 at 9:14 AM

    yum!! always looking forward to more smoothie recipes!

  • Reply Bethany @kansascitydietitian.com June 22, 2017 at 6:06 AM

    I love putting carrots in my smoothies, but haven’t put an apple in, I don’t have a great blender so I wonder if an apple would get chopped.

  • Reply sreyagupta19 June 22, 2017 at 1:50 AM

    Sounds yummy and healthy.

  • Reply Vibrant Yogini (@VibrantYogini) June 22, 2017 at 1:49 AM

    I love the nutribullet! I also love the sound of this smoothie! Its totally up my street! I may have to start adding collagen too!

  • Reply John McBride June 21, 2017 at 9:45 AM

    Thanks for posting this. I’d like to try this smoothie.

  • Reply kimfit15 June 21, 2017 at 8:41 AM

    Sounds yummy, healthy and refreshing…going to be doing more smoothies now that summer is here

  • Reply Mira Garvin June 21, 2017 at 7:26 AM

    This sounds just like I like it! I am sure going to try it. Thank you for writing this recipe

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