The Perfect Green Smoothie

Most people will look at the color of my smoothies and grimace. Don’t judge a book by its cover! I love packing my greens into liquid form, and you will too if you do it right.

Here’s a few rules to help you make the perfect green smoothie:

  1. Plan ahead! If this is your first foray into green smoothies, don’t start by winging it or you’ll be disappointed. I like to use a ratio of 2 cups greens, 2 cups liquid base, 1 cup fruit.

  2. Blend in stages to avoid “chewing” your smoothie. No one wants to suck up leaves through a straw. Blend your greens and liquid first, then add-in your fruit.

  3. Freeze your fruit! I see so many recipes using ice… why? Just freeze your fruit instead! In fact, this is how I avoid buying smoothie fruit year-round. I do my fruit picking in the summer and then I freeze them!

  4. Prep ahead! Many times I will shop and prep individual smoothie serving size portions in small ziploc bags. Then there’s no thinking involved with I go to make my smoothie! I just let it thaw a little over night, dump it in my blender in the morning, and VOILA!

Here are a list of some of my favorite ingredients!

 

 

 

Try these extra add-ins to give it a boost!

  • Coconut Oil

  • Almond Butter

  • Nutriburn Protein Powder

  • Chia Seeds

  • Liquid Chlorophyll

  • Green Zone powder (extra Greens!)

  • Stixated or Solstic Energy

 

Good luck! I can’t wait to hear your favorite combinations!

Here’s my favorite go-to recipe!

2 cups frozen kale

1 cup frozen sour cherries (I can’t believe I forgot these on my list above, they are my favorite! I pick and pit them in the summer and then freeze to use them all year long!!

1/2 avocado

2 cups Sport Tea (or lately I’ve been using Urbal Tea’s Good Sport)

1 scoop Green Zone (I love my greens!)

1 scoop vanilla Nutriburn