4 Green Smoothies: Recipes Every Girl Should Know

4 Green Smoothies: Recipes Every Girl Should Know

4 Green Smoothies: Recipes Every Girl Should Know

4 Green Smoothies:
Recipes Every Girl Should Know

It’s that time of year to reset your diet and fitness goals. That’s why I’m sharing my favorite four green smoothies for our first “Recipes Every Girl Should Know” blog post of the year!

Since 2018 is the year of the beet, I’m featuring beets as my hero veggie! Beets are root vegetables that lower blood pressure, fight cancer, reduce inflammation, and strengthen your immune system. You can eat beets raw or cooked, and they are so delicious! This year, try to sneak beets into your favorite recipes and claim these amazing health benefits in your diet.

Let’s get started with the fab four green smoothies: Just Beet It, Get Yo Glow, Sick No Mo, and California Dream. These smoothie recipes are easy to make and are loaded with nutritious whole foods that will improve your health, give you radiant skin, and increase your energy.

Easy Green Smoothie Recipes

  • Just Beet It
    Green Smoothie

    PREP TIME: 10 mins
    COOK TIME: 5 mins
    TOTAL TIME: 15 mins


    Author: Taste and See Life

    Recipe type: Green Smoothie

    Cuisine: American

    Serves: 1-2

    INGREDIENTS
    • 1/2 cup beets, cubed
    • 1/2 apple, cubed
    • 1/4 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
    • 1/4 cup cucumber, cubed
    • 2 handfuls kale or spinach
    • 1 slice lemon
    • 1 cup filtered water
  • Get Yo Glow
    Green Smoothie

    PREP TIME: 10 mins
    COOK TIME: 5 mins
    TOTAL TIME: 15 mins


    Author: Taste and See Life

    Recipe type: Green Smoothie

    Cuisine: American

    Serves: 1-2

    INGREDIENTS
    • 1/2 banana, sliced
    • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
    • 1/4 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
    • 2 scoops hemp protein powder
    • 2 handfuls kale or spinach
    • 1 scoop cacao powder
    • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • Sick No Mo
    Green Smoothie

    PREP TIME: 10 mins
    COOK TIME: 5 mins
    TOTAL TIME: 15 mins


    Author: Taste and See Life

    Recipe type: Green Smoothie

    Cuisine: American

    Serves: 1-2

    INGREDIENTS

    • 1/2 cup beets, cubed
    • 1/2 apple, cubed
    • 2 handfuls kale or spinach
    • 1 slice lemon
    • 2 slices fresh ginger
    • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 1 cup filtered water
  • California Dream
    Green Smoothie

    PREP TIME: 10 mins
    COOK TIME: 5 mins
    TOTAL TIME: 15 mins


    Author: Taste and See Life

    Recipe type: Green Smoothie

    Cuisine: American

    Serves: 1-2

    INGREDIENTS

    • 1/2 avocado
    • 1/2 apple, cubed
    • 1/2 cup cucumber, cubed
    • 2 handfuls kale or spinach
    • 1-2 slices ginger
    • 1 slice lemon
    • 1 cup filtered water
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Add ingredients in a blender cup.
  2. Place blender cup on blender base tightly.
  3. Pulse until smooth.

4 Green Smoothie Recipes Every Girl Should Know

To make green smoothies part of your lifestyle, meal prep your fruits and vegetables ahead of time. I like to do this on Sunday nights. You can pre-measure your ingredients and store them in the refrigerator up to three to four days. If you need to extend the shelf life of your produce, you can freeze your smoothie ingredients in freezer baggies or containers.

I use green smoothies to satisfy my hunger before or after workouts, for breakfast on-the-go, as a lunch meal replacement if I have an evening food event, or as a three o’clock snack. Although I don’t drink smoothies every day, I do try to incorporate smoothies 3-4 times a week. Like they say, everything in moderation, right!

Also, be sure to stay hydrated while adding smoothies to your diet. You can create a fruit or herb-infused spa water by simply adding citrus slices, frozen berries, cucumber slices, or fresh herbs like basil or mint to filtered water.  These natural flavorings make water taste so refreshing!

4 Green Smoothie RecipesHow to Make Green Smoothies

You can swap out fruits and veggies to make your own variation of green smoothies. The rule of thumb to begin your green smoothie journey is to use spinach as your leafy green. It’s mild and blends well with just about everything. At first, use an 80% fruit 20% vegetable combination. As you acquire a taste for green smoothies, you can transition to a 50% fruit 50% vegetable blend, and then graduate to a 20% fruit 80% vegetable combo to lower the sugar content.

When you feel ready to upgrade your green smoothie skills, swap out the spinach and try using different greens like kale, chard, arugula, or dandelion greens. Each leafy green provides numerous health benefits from vitamin A, C, D, K, and minerals. To learn more about these amazing leafy greens, view the post by the Green Blender called “The 10 Best Leafy Greens for Smoothies“.

Blend up these four green smoothies to stay healthy and maintain your weight goals. Don’t forget to check out the other Recipes Every Girl Should Know posts for your next social gathering!


Best Green Smoothie Recipes

What’s your favorite green smoothie add-in?

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