Everyday Green Smoothie

If you are thinking about adding more vegetables and fruits to your diet, then green smoothies are the perfect way to go. With limitless combinations of fruits and vegetables, you can get creative in the kitchen and make delicious and nutrient dense smoothies. I remember it well I heard about green smoothies from Dr. OZ, 5-6 years ago and I really enjoyed my first glass of smoothie that I made.

 

 

A good green smoothie is perfectly smooth and delicious. Fruits like banana, mango, peach, avocado and papaya give a creamy smooth texture. They also mask the taste of the greens, and neutralizes the bitter taste that some greens have and adds natural sweetness to the drink. Without fruits a green smoothie will taste like a blended salad. You can gradually increase the amount of greens you add as you become more use to the taste. It’s important to listen to your body and do what works for you.

You can also experiment with the liquid base you use for smoothies- milk and yogurt offers a rich base for a creamy flavor, water is a zero calorie option that lets the flavor of vegetables take center stage and iced tea or coconut water makes for a refreshing smoothie. Then,  you can add herbs -like mint, parsley or ground ginger for extra flavor. Finally you can add a tbsp of two of a nut or seeds super food add-in to for more nutrition and a little bit of good fat.

The recipe below  is a basic green smoothie  with simple and affordable ingredients that you will actually love to drink.

 

 

 

Everyday Green Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2

Ingredients

  • 5-6 kale leaves, thoroughly washed, hard stems removed
  • 2 cups green seedless grapes
  • 1 (6") celery stick, diced
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 1/2 mango, diced
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1" piece ginger
  • 1 cup water or 1/2 cup yogurt + 1/2 cup water or milk of your choice

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients in Vitamix / high speed blender jar (first water, second greens and then rest of the ingredients).
  2. Blend until creamy (You may need to pause and push the ingredients down to help your blender along).
  3. To make thinner add more water.
  4. Serve immediately or enjoy it later. Although it is best when fresh.
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25 thoughts on “Everyday Green Smoothie

  1. Your smoothie looks great…I have been making smoothie with different fruits and green leaves, but yet have to try with green grapes…
    Thanks for sharing the recipe Balvinder…have a great week :D

    • I make green smoothie with whatever fruits and greens I have on hand, but kale is my preferred green. Grapes provide a bit of heft to the smoothie besides sweetness. Thanks for your lovely comment and you too have great week ahead!

  2. I need to drink more green smoothies. My girls are always making smoothies, green and coloured. I don’t like banana in my smoothie though, it just over powers everything and not too much yoghurt either. I live the colour on your smoothie, a vibrant green! Beautiful.

    • Thank you Jennifer! Any blendable fruit can be used in a smoothie, why not green grapes? They are full of nutritional properties and provide natural sweetness and flavor to the smoothie without adding a lot of calories.

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