It IS Easy Being Green

     It is sometimes difficult to include all of the necessary fruits and vegetables in our meals throughout the day. Green drinks offer an easy solution. Health smoothies have become extremely popular in the past couple of years. They are easy, delicious and can be made to fit anyone’s personal tastes. Many do not know that greens, such as spinach and kale do not add additional flavor if used with the correct proportions of added fruits. So, if you do not like greens, or just want a delicious way to eat them, try making a green smoothie. Nourish your body and create drinks that are easy to take on the go. Explore the recipes listed below and feel free to be creative with the ingredients. There are no rules!

Tip: Make smoothies ahead of time and store in the refrigerator.

Here are some of our own recipes:

Classic Green Smoothie

·      1 green apple sliced

·      1 handful of spinach (or more)

·      ¼ cup of diced pineapple

·      ½ cup of coconut water

·      A leaf or two of fresh mint.

* Suggested additional/replacement ingredients: ginger, banana, lemon, kale, cellary, chia seeds, hempseeds, almond milk (if lemons and pineapples are not used)

Delicious desert or morning energizer:

·      1 banana (frozen or fresh)

·      ½ almond milk

·      2 cups of frozen mango

*Suggested additional/replacement ingredients: choice of kale or spinach, hempseeds, chia seeds, strawberries (frozen or fresh)

A few great recipes to try from Prevention.com:

Cremy Chocolate

·      1 c unsweetened vanilla almond milk

·      1 handful kale

·      ½ avocado

·      1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

·      ¾ banana

Chocolate Almond butter in a cup (servings: 2)

·      4 c packed leafy greens

·      ½ c almond butter

·      2 Tbsp hempseeds or ground flaxseeds

·      3-6 med pitted dates (optional)

·      1-2 med bananas, frozen and broken into pieces

·      1 c ice

·      2 c unsweetened chocolate plant-based milk

 

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Quote to take with you for the week:

“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.”
-Dalai Lama

 

 

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