If you want to experiment with adding vegetables to your go-to smoothies, you can try adding any of the following. The vegetables listed below are relatively subtle in flavour and blend well with fruits and other ingredients without changing the texture or taste too much making them good vegetables for smoothies.
These 8 smoothies are perfect for picky eaters or little ones who are more likely to turn up their noses to veggies. Blended with other delicious ingredients your little one will be none the wiser! If you love smoothies then these smoothies are a delicious way (albeit a sneaky way) of getting those great health benefits and improving your digestive health too.
You can buy fruits and veggies and prep them for smoothies long in advance. Just take the product and wash it well. Peel if needed. Chop into 1 inch sized pieces, without seeds (if it should be seeded like an apple or cherry or pumpkin). Then mix and match flavorful combinations of fruits and veggies into sandwich bags and keep them stored in the freezer. Then when you want a smoothie, grab a bag and just mix it together with some greek yogurt or almond milk in a blender.
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Why not drink your green food? This glowing green veggie smoothie recipe is the perfect immunity-boosting drink with a sweet tart flavor! It stars green apples, loads of spinach, and protein-packed nuts. The tangy is balanced with sweet and it's got a vivid, glowing green color.
Last up in our vegetable smoothies: this avocado smoothie! Now, we know avocado is technically a fruit: but it's mostly used as a vegetable in cooking. The flavor here is sweet and tropical! Banana and pineapple bring sweet, nuanced flavor to compliment the avocado perfectly. The texture is light and creamy from the avocado. The perfect veggie smoothie to load up on the nutrients!
I tried making Spinach Veggie Smoothie and it came out delicious! Just tweaked the recipe a bit. Adding chlorophyll drops to smoothies has helped me restore gut health. I use Wellabs Chlorophyll. I add 2 pipettes to my morning glass of Spinach Veggie Smoothie and drink. Now I feel light in my stomach.
What I love about smoothies so much is you can add in so many nutritious ingredients to blend up and you have a quick and easy meal that is loaded with vitamins, nutrients and will leave you feeling amazing.
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I want to take smoothies to work for lunch. Problems with making them ahead to drink for later:1. Freezing them takes forever to thaw and the consistency is not the same.2. Using frozen berries, vegetables and /or ice causes separation in the fridge.
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Not only does Jen have some great tips for green smoothie beginners, but she is also sharing her magic formula for fruit and vegetable ratios so you can change the recipe to suit your taste, dietary needs, or whatever you have on hand.
You can blend your green smoothie the night before and store it in your fridge (up to 2 days). Use an airtight lid to limit oxidation and keep it as fresh as possible. When ready to drink, give it a good shake before you open.
You can also include other healthy ingredients such as chia seeds, coconut oil, peanut or almond butter, hemp seeds, flax, cocoa (for a chocolate smoothie), cinnamon, acai powder, or even protein powder in your smoothie for extra benefits or flavor.
Tip: Use frozen fruit to make a cold smoothie. You can freeze one of the bananas, and/or use frozen mango instead of fresh. To save time and money, you can also make green smoothies with fruit that is only frozen.
The Glowing Green Smoothie was actually created by Kimberly Snyder as a healthy breakfast idea. I simplified her recipe and adjusted the measurements to (mostly) fit with our simple green smoothie ratios.
This looks yum! I use to make a green smoothie very similar to this but I added spirlina tablets too.I use to struggle getting a good consistency though, it was quite often too thin due to too much spinach, and not eniugh fruit.
I made a smoothie from formula 2 cups spinach 2 cups berries 1 banana and 2 cups almond milk as recipe. It wasnt one bit green. Your pictures show it so green. How do you get it so green and 3 cups of fruit is a lot of sugar although its natural. Do you have any pure vegetable smoothies.
Jen Hansard; Hi,this is the first time that I visited your awesome website and I would like to make your green smoothie,I am going to copy your green fruit smoothie but the only blender that I have at home is a black magic blender for one person.How can I fit your green smoothie in my blender?I am not new to smoothies and I make healthy diabetic friendly smoothies at home that I have been making in my blender since January 2012 when I found that I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I have to watch my calory and sugar intake to control my blood sugar.The dietition told me that blending greens with fruit is a very good start to control my blood sugar.I try to eat a healthy on a limited monthly income which is hard on me to keep up eating a healthy with all those sweets and other temptations out there in alberta canada.But I am willing and eager to try your green smoothie recipe. I would really appreciate a reply asap. Kim in edmonton alberta canada
This cucumber smoothie recipe is made with pineapple, banana, and spinach for a pretty green color and refreshing taste. Lime juice, coconut flakes, chia seeds, Greek yogurt, and mint leaves add bursts of flavor and nutrition!
This celery cucumber smoothie is light and refreshing, and perfect for breakfast or as a healthy mid-afternoon snack. Very easy to make, it takes just five minutes and is packed with green goodness! One of my favorite veggie smoothie recipes!
Yes! You can access all the goodness of vegetables in a simple drink! Vegetable smoothies are usually high in fibre, which is good for your digestion, and high in vitamins and other nutrients contained in vegetables.
They should also be low in fat, if vegetables are the primary ingredient. If your smoothie recipe is high in fat, check whether that fat is unsaturated fat or saturated fat. If it is unsaturated fat it is still good for you, but if it is saturated fat, then steer clear!
A vegetable blend that includes leafy greens like spinach, kale and chard is always going to be super healthy. These greens are superfoods stuffed to the gunnels with iron, potassium and a plethora of vitamins.
Spinach and avocado blend together well to make a creamy smoothie. Carrot and ginger also work well together, bringing you a tangy and refreshing drink. For something lighter, try cucumber, mint and pineapple!
Some of the beneficial nutrients in broccoli include calcium, vitamin C, phosphorous, iron, potassium, zinc, and much more! Plus, broccoli offers some of the highest amounts of protein of any vegetable. One cup provides a whopping two grams of protein.
One of the great things about fruit and vegetable smoothie recipes is that you can always remix them and create something totally new. For instance, I added a few mint leaves, and the flavor was just mind-blowing!
This beet smoothie recipe brings together the flavor of roasted beet, frozen banana, unsweetened coconut milk, pomegranate powder, Amazing Grass Berry Green Superfood (or your favorite berry-flavored protein-energy powder), and flaxseed (or chia seed) to create a delicious treat.
Carrots are sweet and crunchy root veggies that offer unique flavors in juice form. But, when juiced, you lose many valuable properties such as fiber. This carrot smoothie recipe gives you the best of both worlds and other delicious flavors.
For a quick energy boost, whip up this easy spinach smoothie. This healthy treat packs in various fruits and veggies like pineapple, banana, apples into each serving. A nutrient-rich combination of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals in each sip.
Unlike my sauteed spinach recipe, I use the baby variety because the leaves are extremely tender, require no extra preparation, and have very little bitterness. In addition, I often like to prepare individual freezer packs for a smoothie recipe for meal-prepping.
A chopped apple adds soluble and insoluble fibers to the smoothie. You can use any type of apple. However, varieties like Fuji, red, or gala provide more natural sweetness than tart green. The pureed pulp also helps to make the smoothie thicker.
To make a more thickened smoothie consistency that stays chilly for longer, use a higher frozen fruit ratio. The ice crystals that form inside the fruit act like mini ice cubes inside the plant cells. When chopped down with the blender blades, the solidified juice crystals hold their shape and create a more substantial mouthfeel.
There is a high ratio of frozen ingredients in this recipe. Add the ice, pineapple, and banana slices first to break them down into smooth chilly particles. Next, add in the apple to break down the fibrous skin. Then layer in the spinach leaves as they are very tender and break down easier. Use a tamper if needed to push the greens down into the blades of the high-speed blender.
TIP: If your toddler regularly drinks milk at breakfast, try switching to smoothies some days. This has the benefit of allowing you to fill their bellies with a range of nutrition and flavors. 2b1af7f3a8