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10 Best Green Smoothie Recipes

Healthy Green Smoothie

Smoothies can make for anything from energy-boosting breakfast to refreshing lunch or snack even at night (if night snack is a thing for you) and dinner. It’s perfect for whatever time you choose and healthy too.

For a healthy detox if you are going on a vegetable detox and you don’t like the taste of them, don’t sweat it. It’s not just you.

Let’s face it, many persons don’t really enjoy munching on veggies, however, we know it’s important, don’t we?. That’s where smoothies come in.

Get Creative

It’s easy to just toss in any vegetable and mask the taste with just about any fruit or spice of your choice. I even use citrus zest because it has beneficial properties apart from the strength to hide the leafy taste.

For these green recipes, you’d be amazed at how deliciously yummy they taste. Although they are healthy, the taste is fantastic. You may even mistake them for treats.

You could combine these vegetables with fruits like mango, banana, pineapple, strawberries, blueberries, peaches just about anything, they are super tasty and flavorful.

You can never go wrong with smoothies because you can unleash your creative prowess to bring about any taste color and flavor of your choice, the creative part really gets me.

Enjoy Seasonal Fruits

Smoothies are a way to incorporate seasonal fruits into your diet because it’s healthy to eat fruits when in season. That way you get them fresh and enjoy all the amazing benefits.

Having these green smoothies on hand is a good way to avoid reaching for chips or any unhealthy snack when you feel like having a snack. They are yummy so it’s easy to just stick your straw in and enjoy.

Plus your kids will love it and you’ll be amazed, they only look green, but taste and flavor are to die for.

Here are some recipes below to help you get the benefit of detox without having to sacrifice taste and flavor.

Orange lemon and cucumber detox smoothie;

This smoothie Recipes will detox your system while keeping you full and energized. You can add more varieties when it comes to vegetables.

It is one way you get to add the zest and roughages of citrus to your diet and reap the amazing fiber benefits.

You’ll need;

  • 2 oranges
  • 1 frozen Banana
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 mint leaves
  • ½ cup Plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 medium-sized cucumber
  • Honey (optional)

How to prepare;

  • Wash the oranges and lemon thoroughly, remove a teaspoon of zest each with the help of a fine grater (just zest, avoid the white part, it’s bitter).
  • Cut the oranges and lemon into round slices and discard the skin and seeds, you need the inside alone.
  • Wash the cucumber and cut into slices
  • Place Banana, Yoghurt, orange, lemon and 2 teaspoons of zest in a blender and add cucumber and blend until smooth.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of honey to taste.

Benefits of Lemons;

Lemon is an anti-oxidant rich citrus fruit, it helps the body fight free radicals that cause diseases and infections.

Lemon is an immune booster due to its high content of vitamin C and flavonoids, this is also why it reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Green Smoothie with Orange slices and Apple

It has also been known to regulate the body’s PH level though it tastes acidic, it becomes alkaline when it gets to the body.

Benefits of Cucumber;

Cucumber is low in calories and rich in fiber and contains a high amount of water thereby aids digestion and hydrates the body.

It contains a high amount of vitamin K, A, C, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, potassium, folate and manganese. These help to give the skin a clearer complexion.

Benefits of Mints;

Mint leaves contain anti-inflammatory agents that help relieve inflammation and pains.

It is also rich in vitamin A and stimulates the liver which enhances the easier and faster detoxification process.

Benefits of oranges;

Oranges contain flavonoids, carotenoids and vitamin C that help detoxify the body and prevent cardiovascular diseases and cancer.

Sliced Orange and Ginger

Spinach avocado pineapple and apple cider vinegar

Ingredients;

  • ½ cup yogurt
  • 1 cup frozen chopped pineapple
  • 1 ½ cup chopped celery
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 tablespoon ACV
  • 1 cup Almond milk
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

How to prepare;

  • Place pineapple, yogurt, almond milk, celery, and avocado in a blender and blend till smooth
  • Add ACV and cinnamon then blend for about 10 seconds
  • Pour into glasses and serve

Tomatoes grape and limes

Ingredients;

  • 3 medium tomatoes
  • 1 frozen Banana
  • 1 ½ cups Coconut milk
  • ½ cup of green grapes
  • ¼ cup collagen
  • 2 teaspoon Lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon of grated ginger

How to prepare;

  • Wash the tomatoes and grape thoroughly
  • Toss the Banana, tomatoes, grapes, Coconut milk, and ginger into the blender and blend on high
  • Add collagen and lime juice and blend for 5 to 10 seconds.
  • Add sweetener if desired and serve.

Apple lettuce and lemon

Ingredients;

  • 1 cup chopped apple
  • 1 cup chopped lettuce
  • ½ teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 cup regular milk
  • ¼ cup vanilla plant-based protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon nut butter
  • Honey to taste

How to prepare;

  • Place the apple, milk, protein powder, nut butter, lettuce, and ginger into a blender and blend on high until smooth
  • Pour into glass cups and add honey

Strawberry grape and ginger;

Ingredients;

  • 1 cup of frozen strawberries
  • 2 cups Romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup Oat milk
  • 1 cup black grapes
  • ¼ Greek yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric grated
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper (to help absolve turmeric)

How to prepare;

  • Place all ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth
  • Serve immediately and enjoy

Spinach strawberry and cinnamon;

Ingredients;

  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup of frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup Coconut milk
  • 1 cup Plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon nut butter
  • Honey to taste

How to prepare;

Place all ingredients into the blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy

Serve immediately

Mango Cucumber and ginger;

Ingredients;

  • 1 cup Mango
  • 2 Cups chopped Cucumber
  • 2 Cups Cashew milk
  • ¼ cup yogurt
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro
  • ¼ Avocado

How to prepare;

Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy

Serve immediately

Grapefruit pineapple and turmeric;

Ingredients;

  • 1 cup frozen chopped pineapple
  • 1 cup chopped grapefruit
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper (helps to absorb turmeric)

How to prepare;

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until you achieve a smooth and creamy constituency
  • Pour into glasses and serve

Pineapple spinach and mango smoothie;

Ingredients;

  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup of frozen mango
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup strawberries (or your favorite berry)
  • 1 cup milk (almond, coconut or regular milk)
  • Vanilla extracts

Strawberries Kale and Cinnamon;

Ingredients;

  • 1 frozen Banana
  • 1 Cup Frozen Strawberries
  • 2 cups fresh Kale
  • 1 cup Coconut Water
  • ¼ cup Plain Greek Yoghurt
  • ½ tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon Nut butter
  • Honey to taste

How to prepare;

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy, for about a minute.
  • Serve and add any desired garnishing

The beauty of these recipes is the fact that it contains every nutrient you need for a meal. So they can serve as meal replacements especially if you are looking to lose some excess fat or weight.

Healthy Green Smoothie

Feel free to make your own tweak to these recipes, there are no hard rules when it comes to smoothies.

Whatever diet you may be on (vegan, gluten-free or even on a Keto diet), there is always a way to incorporate smoothies into your diet to reap the benefits of whole raw fruits and vegetables.

You can make extra portions by increasing the ingredients on each Recipe. This way, you will be sure to have something healthy within reach for those busy mornings when you just need to grab something and go.

And if you are looking for smoothies without the green color, don’t sweat it, there are a number of healthy smoothie recipes with various colors, flavors, and taste.

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