Friday, April 29, 2011

Green smoothie recipes


 Although I tend to stick to my basic smoothie recipe more often than not, I thought I would share a few simple recipes that I found here and there, and had tucked away.
**There are so many sites online that talk about the magic of green smoothies and offer a huge variety of blending ideas. In place of a green in any given recipe you can certainly replace it with whatever leafy green you choose or have on hand. I always buy organic produce when it comes to my green smoothie ingredients. According to Victoria Boutenko, it's not only the fact that non organic has pesticides but it also lacks nutritional value. I never knew this!  It's a bit more expensive but considering that optimum health is my goal, I only buy what's best for my body. The most important thing is getting the greens into your body  ~ so use whatever fruit combo you prefer or create your own ~ the magic begins as soon as you get your greens on :) 
mix it up ~ have fun with them ~ ENJOY :)
My Personal Favorite
1 granny smith apple
2 carrots
2 celery stalks
1 large peeled cucumber
1 bunch of kale   ( you can use 1/2 if you're new to this)
1 inch piece of fresh ginger
1 cup water 

Carrot Apple Ginger Smoothie
2 medium carrots, chopped
1 medium apple, cored
2 large handfuls of raw baby spinach
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger root
1 cup water

Pineapple-Mango Smoothie
1 cup pineapple
1 large mango
2 cups fresh baby spinach 

1/2 – 1 cup water

Ginger Carrot Pineapple Smoothie
1 cup fresh pineapple, cubed
2 medium carrots
1 banana, peeled
1 inch of fresh ginger
6 ounces almond milk

 Mango-Carrot Smoothie
1 mango, peeled and pitted
2 small carrots or 1 cup, grated
2 bananas, peeled
6 ounces almond milk or water

Cucumber-Pear Smoothie
1 cucumber
2 pears
2 cups fresh baby spinach
1/2 cup of water

Strawberry Pear Smoothie
1 cup whole strawberries
2 pears
2 cups baby spinach leaves
1 carrot
1 cup water



Cucumber Melon
1 cucumber
2 cups or 1/2 ripe honeydew melon
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
1/2 cup water

Cucumber Cantaloupe
1 cucumber
2 cups or 1/2 ripe cantaloupe
1 cup watermelon
1 teaspoon lime juice
2 cups baby spinach 
1/2 cup water

Apple Blueberry smoothie
1 apple
1 cup blueberries
2 cups baby spinach
1/4 avocado
1/2 cup water

pear apple banana smoothie
1 pear
1 apple
1 banana
1 stalk celery
2 cups spinach
1 cup water
  
** I tend to copy and paste recipes regularly for my own sake on a regular basis. I will always try to give credit for where I found them when possible.Unfortunately many have been sitting in my mail folders and I can't give credit to where they originated. I may have altered them to suit my taste when I saved them!
I believe many of these recipes are from http://www.incrediblesmoothies.com/smoothie-recipes/ ~ a great online source of green smoothie information.

What are you blending up? I'd love to hear what favorites everyone is blending up! 

                  Sharing is such a gift ~ Everyone benefits!
If everyone that sends me messages and posts on Facebook shared just one favorite green smoothie recipe here ~ wow ~ we'd have a lot of great recipes all in one place :)

Health & Happiness 



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