Brace yourself for words I’d never thought I’d type on the inter-webs:
I love green smoothies.
I discovered the idea&website&gold-mine that is Simple Green Smoothies from The Lively Show. To tell the truth, I hadn’t actually listened to the episode before I had fully stalked Simple Green Smoothies. A few minutes and a few easy recipe ideas later and I was hooked.
That next day I bought ingredients for my first real deal green smoothie.
WHAT IN THE WORLD IS A GREEN SMOOTHIE?
A green smoothie is nothing fancier than the normal smoothie you think of [made of frozen fruit and some form of liquid] with the addition of a green. See image below for a wonderfully simple breakdown of the perfect recipe.
The trick is to blend your choice of greens [be it kale, spinich, or the like] in your liquid BEFORE you add anything else. This gives you the perfect liquid base, with no leafy chunks to chew or see!
Adding various combos of fruits has been super fun. I’ve fallen in love with every recipe of SGS I have tried, and based on what’s in my freezer or on my counter, even the ones I’ve created on the fly have been delicious.
WHY I LOVE GREEN SMOOTHIES
- They are very filling, especially if you add a protein like almond butter
- I feel so good after I drink them
- They actually taste delicious
- They are made of all whole fruits and vegetables, nothing processed. #allidoiswin
I’m not a healthy food freak, but I feel like the simple act of drinking one green smoothie every day is the kickstart I need to shift my brain’s chemistry away from the lesser choices I tend to make throughout my day.
MY NOT SO HUMBLE TIPS
- Busy morning? Make your smoothies the night before. They store super well in the fridge.
- And go ahead and put them in your favorite to-go cups!
- Oh! And experiment. It’s completely worth it and super fun.
WANT TO TRY A GREEN SMOOTHIE? Try The Beginner’s Luck!
WANT TO FULL-ON JOIN THE GREEN SMOOTHIE BANDWAGON WITH ME?
Join the 30-Day Challenge and drink just one green smoothie a day for 30 days! The next round of emails with weekly recipes and shopping lists starts October 1st so get yourself on that list!
Pst. Let me know if you’re joining along :)
Pssst. All images and genius smoothie ideas are from the amazing team at Simple Green Smoothies.