*I received sample product in exchange for this post. All opinions, recipe and recipe photos are 100% my own.
Green smoothies are all the rage right now. With so many health benefits, including raw nutrition, pure vitamins, minerals and fiber, you can’t go wrong starting your day with a healthy smoothie recipe.
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There are many ways to make a Green Smoothie, but here is the simple formula with my favorite blend!
Looking for a way to jump-start your day? Look no further than a green smoothie. Their popularity has skyrocketed in the last few years and for good reason!
Not only are they a long-lasting source of energy, but they are easy to digest, they are hydrating, and they taste good. Plus, unlike juices, you are getting all of that wonderful fiber to keep your body happy and healthy and full!
Eating 2 to 6 cups of leafy greens and/or fresh fruits is linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, lower blood pressure, decreased risk of stroke, cancer, and eye disease prevention and reduction in intestinal inflammation.
Packing all that into one day can certainly feel like a challenge, but a smoothie like this helps you get ahead of the game right at the beginning of the day.
The beauty of green smoothies is that there is no “one” recipe for them. You can change it up every time based on what is seasonal, what is in the fridge, or what you are craving.
And if you have a household that has differing opinions when it comes to milk, you can change it up. Go dairy-free with almond milk or coconut milk. You can even use coconut water if you want a lighter texture.
For my novice green smoothie drinkers, how do you make the PERFECT green smoothie? Easy, use the 2+2+2 rule and never, ever under any circumstances refer to a green smoothie as “juicing.” These are two very different things.
You can also use frozen fruit and use less ice or even omit it.
Other fun smoothie boosters are:
- chia seeds
- flax seeds
- coconut oil
- protein powder
- acai berry
- agave nectar
- peanut butter
- other nut butters
If you are feeling really crazy, you can go wild and add cocoa nibs for some natural caffeine or even a scoop of matcha, a powdered green tea, to give you a jolt in the morning.
How do I make a Green Smoothie?
The trickiest part of making the perfect green smoothie is not what you choose to put in it, but having a blender than can handle the task.
With a Blendtec Designer 725 and Twister Jar, I do minimal prep work, press the magical “smoothie” button and the Blendtec pre-programmed cycle does the rest, resulting in a perfectly blended green smoothie.
Other blenders require peeling, chopping into bite-size pieces and multiple steps to get a chunky “smoothie.” Here is the recipe for my Favorite Fall Green Smoothie.
No fuss and absolutely no muss. If you are like me, you don’t have time for something elaborate in the morning. With this, you are pop it all into one jar, and voila! A healthy, nutritious and delicious breakfast right at your fingers tips.
Favorite Fall Green Smoothie
- 2 cups vanilla almond milk
- 1 apple cored and quartered
- 1 banana peeled and frozen
- 2 cups kale ribs removed
- 1/2 cup ice
- Flax Seeds
- Place all ingredients into the Blendtec Designer 725, select the pre-programmed “smoothie” option. Watch the Blendtec do all the work.
- If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was!
Thank you so much for sharing! I have been wanting to start making smoothies for breakfast daily and I definitely will be using your guide!
I need a new blender! I haven’t made a smoothie all summer. 🙁 Thanks for letting me know!
Ooo, that looks good! I mean, it’s just the perfect shade of green, ya know? Not like a “putrid” green or a “too” green…but a really nice pretty and healthy green! Thanks for the recipe!
I have yet to find a green smoothie I can even drink. I am so picky, but I will keep trying! This looks great!
I really need to get myself a good blender so I can try and make some good smoothies. x
I love making green smoothies. I find them harder to drink when the weather gets cooler though. I do have a cheap blender from kmart and it does a pretty good job of blending frozen fruits and vegetables.
We absolutely love our Blendtec! Blend on!
I’ve always wanted a Blendtec – thanks for the chance to win!
Oh I love my Blendtec, I think I use it almost daily! Great giveaway!
Green smoothies are one of my favorite ways to sneak extra veggies into my diet. They’re always refreshing.
I only recently got introduced to green smoothies and totally love them. I like your 2+2+2 rule. I’ll keep it in mind.
It’s amazing that these green smoothies are so good when that color is so weird! This one sounds delicious!
I love green smoothies. I do try and balance the fruit with veggies too. 🙂
I’m a green smoothie fan – and I love all of the different ingredient combinations and proportions you’ve listed here. Very helpful!
I love how healthy this is! They just had on a show I was watching about how unhealthy popular ready-made grocery store green juices were because they contained so much sugar. This is perfection!
I have a friend that drinks lots of smoothies, this sounds like something she’d love. I’ve never tried a Blendtec but have heard lots of good things about them.
This sounds so healthy and delicious. That blender rocks crossing fingers I win..
That looks amazing. What a generous giveaway. I really want to try that salsa – we make smoothies several times each week.
Then you would totally benefit from a Blendtec!
I love smoothies, thanks so much for sharing your recipe. Pinned.
It sounds delicious, but something about the green color is a little off-putting to me. I think of the Nickelodeon slime whenever I see something that color lol.
Hahaha! I totally hear that, Robin! It is a little off putting, but they taste wonderful! Close your eyes 🙂