The All In One Guide To Making A Green Smoothie

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Last Updated: 4th October 2016

A green smoothie offers a number of health benefits. You can add all sorts of green vegetables and fruits—and some not so green—to get a great start to your day and boost your health.

However, there are some considerations you need to make and factors you need to be aware of to make sure you make the most of this addition to your diet.

Can You Drink Too Many Smoothies?

Various health professionals will tell you to watch out for the amount of smoothies you drink. The truth is that it is possible to have too much of a good thing.

Your diet needs variation to get all the nutrients it needs and to prevent too much yeast build-up within the gut. So, you could drink too many smoothies.

But you’d need to replace your water intake with your smoothies for that to happen. You should still get plenty of water throughout the day, and your smoothies are more to top up your nutrients.

Keeping that in mind will help you avoid drinking too many.

Why is there a risk? Well, this is more due to natural sugars in the fruits, if you decide to add them. If your smoothies are made up purely of vegetables, then you won’t need to worry too much.

You’re more likely to drink more fruit and vegetable than you are to eat them. Think about how much easier it is to get your five a day within one sitting when you opt for blending. That means you could overload your diet with fruit and vegetables without really thinking about it.

This is why so many replace their meals and their water with smoothies by accident. Add them as part of your diet and you will be fine.

Do You Just Need to Add Your Greens?

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A green smoothie is not necessarily just going to be made up of green fruits and vegetables. However, they will be the predominate ingredients. There are lots of other fruits and veggies that work well with the green ones to give you different tastes and help you get all your nutrients on a daily basis.

These different recipes will also help you feel like you’re getting something different, so you’re more likely to stick to adding a smoothie or two to your day.

Not all of your ingredients will need to be fruit or vegetables either. Many people add pumpkin and poppy seeds to their smoothies for a few extra health benefits.

There are some who will make their drinks with milk and others with yoghurt to get some dairy and calcium in their day without any fuss. You could choose to make yours with water instead.

Blueberries, strawberries and bananas are often added to green smoothies. However, the colour of the fruits you use may lead to the smoothies coming out not so green.

You will still know the ingredients that are in the smoothies to know just how healthy they are for you.

Why Are Green Smoothies Healthy?

With the knowledge that too many smoothies can be bad for you, it’s common for people to start wondering if they are healthy. Another think people struggle with is knowing that things that taste good can, in fact, be beneficial to your health.

Green smoothies are delicious when made right, but they are also packed with nutrients that your body needs. Some of this will come down to the ingredients you use, but most dark, leafy greens are full of the basic vitamins and minerals your body can often be deficient in.

The main focuses of the leafy greens are the minerals iron, calcium, magnesium and zinc.

All of these are needed by the body in recommended amounts. The iron helps to fuel your body with red blood cells, giving you energy and keeping everything in good working order.

Calcium is needed for the bones to strengthen them and help them heal after injury. It is a common misconception that you can only get calcium from dairy products!

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Magnesium helps to regulate the nervous system and muscle function. It also keeps blood pressure at a healthy level and aids the regulation of the blood sugar levels.

Finally, zinc is needed to help with the production of cells and DNA. This is especially important during childhood and pregnancy.

The vitamins are also needed, and can be found in the dark leafy greens. Vitamin A can come in animal and plant form, but the animal form can be dangerous for some.

This is especially the case during pregnancy. Getting it in plant form is much better and helps to boost the immune system, keep eyesight in good working order and ensures the organs are working properly.

There are various B vitamins that the body needs, but one of the hardest to get is vitamin B12. This is essential to the body, helping with the blood and nerve cell production.

It also prevents megaloblastic, which is a type of anaemia. B9 is another important one, better known as folic acid. It helps the creation of the nervous system and is especially important during pregnancy.

B6 helps to prevent heart disease, as it helps to keep the amino acids in the blood at the required level while B1 helps the body deal with the carbohydrates that it needs.

Vitamin C is another one that is in plenty of the green vegetables used in smoothies and is also needed by the body.

It is one of those that cannot be created or stored, so getting it through your food and drink on a daily basis is essential. Contrary to popular believe vitamin C does not instantly boost the immune system.

It is used to help repair and grow tissues in the body and improves the production of collagen. It also helps to protect ligaments, cartilage and blood vessels in the body. The bones and teeth are also protected by getting more vitamin C in your diet.

Another one that is useful for bones is vitamin D. This is a little harder to get from the leafy greens but it is there.

Vitamin D is necessary to help the body absorb calcium. Without it, the body will struggle to get enough calcium to help aid with repairing bones and teeth.

Vitamin K is another nutrient that is with the likes of spinach, kale and collards. It is a vitamin commonly given to babies at birth but is needed throughout your life.

It helps with clotting the blood, and without it you could haemorrhage. It also aids with the building of bones and prevents heart disease. Without it, crucial bodily processes can’t happen.

You’re not just getting vitamins and minerals, either. The vegetables are full of fibre, which stays intact when you blend them together.

Fibre is needed by the body to keep the bowels in full working order, and what better option than natural fibre? You don’t just soften the stools, which is what laxatives do, but encourage your whole body to start working properly again.

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It’s not just about getting your greens. The dark greens are full of vitamins and minerals that your body desperately needs. Yes, you can get some of them from other foods but not all of them, and in some cases not enough of them from other foods.

Not everyone likes eating their greens. This is why in smoothie form they can be more beneficial.

You won’t lose the nutrients and you can mask the taste of some of the bitterness in vegetables through fruits and other vegetables, which also help to add more nutrients to your body.

Can Green Smoothies Replace Your Food?

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Remember that you can end up drinking more fruit and vegetables than you would eat when they are in smoothie form. This often leads to people replacing food or their snacks with their green smoothies. Is this something that you can do?

This really will depend on how often you are replacing and what you want to achieve. Your green smoothie can leave you feeling fuller than a chocolate bar as a snack. It’s fruit and veg so that the fibre will help with this.

If you’re going to have one smoothie with five portions of fruit and veg and split that up throughout the day, then there’s not really going to be a problem. You just have your healthy goodness in liquid form rather than solid form

The downside is when you’re replacing all your meals. Your body will still need protein, carbohydrates and fat to function fully and effectively.

If you replace all your meals with smoothies, you run the risk of being deficient in certain nutrients and that can affect your healthy negatively.

There’s also the risk that you won’t get enough calories to sustain your daily lifestyle, and you end up feeling weak, tired and cranky.

It’s important to be sensible when it comes to using green smoothies as meal replacements. Think about the ingredients and the nutrients that your body needs throughout the day.

Using Flavoured Water for Your Smoothies

If you’re not interested in milk or yoghurt (they can be too creamy for some), then you’ll want to look at using water to make it easier for the vegetables and fruit to blend.

You won’t need a lot, but it can come to the question of using flavoured water. Can you use it and will it offer the same benefits?

It’s worth avoiding the store-bought flavoured waters. The downside to this is that they are full of sugar and you want to keep your smoothies healthy.

Besides, you won’t need the traditional flavours like strawberry or lemon and lime in a green smoothie.

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Coconut water is something that many smoothie fans recommend. It adds that little extra flavour without being over the top, and offers numerous health benefits.

If you do just want something for the health benefits side, plain flavoured alkaline water could do the trick. However, filtered water with some of the fruits and vegetables added could turn alkaline anyway, so you will need to decide whether it is worth it.

Don’t Start By Making Your Own

Many people start their effort of making green smoothies alone. They get a lot of fruits and vegetables that they like and throw them all in together.

There is no initial thought to how they will taste, or a worry about whether their blender is powerful enough to chop up everything.

This often leads to people making something that tastes disgusting, and they’re left mad that they’ve spent their money on something that they don’t like.

There’s then the thought that all green smoothies are going to be like this, and they decide to put it off for another day. In fact, some will never even bother with a green smoothie again because they have found their first attempt so disgusting.

There is plenty of help online to start making green smoothies. People have made them for decades and knew just which ingredients work well together.

Many people have blogged for years about their attempts, sharing the recipes that worked brilliantly, the ones that they had to tweak for their tastes and those that just didn’t work at all for various reasons.

Trust these people. They may not be health professionals but they’ve tried and tested everything for you. They are still experts, and will be able to help you successfully get started.

Will Green Smoothies Suit My Diet?

There are many different diets and healthy eating plans out there. Some people will have certain dietary requirements that they need to meet. It’s common to start wondering whether a new food or drink idea will suit your needs.

Green smoothies are great for all needs. They work with the raw food diet and are suitable for many healthy eating plans. Of course, the idea is everything in moderation when it comes to a healthy and balanced diet.

If you’re going to replace all your food with smoothies, that could be a cause for concern. However, if it supplements your diet plan to get your healthy five a day, then it could be worthwhile adding one or two into your day.

When it comes to dietary requirements, you have full control over making your smoothies and the ingredients you add in.

If you’re lactose intolerant, you can avoid milk and yoghurts. Water works just as well and you can use fruits to make your drink more creamy.

Likewise, you can avoid ingredients you are allergic to or those that cause bowel upsets.

You can also avoid the ones that you don’t like or anything your current diet plan doesn’t allow. You have full control, which is something that can’t be said for all the healthy eating and drinking ideas out there.

Getting Started With Green Smoothies

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Not everyone is going to jump at the chance to add more greens to their diets. There is a common misconception that they don’t taste great and won’t work well in a drink form. Many green vegetables are exceptionally tasty and remember you can add other fruits and vegetables in.

The problem for some is making changes. Not everyone loves the idea of change, and they’re hesitant to try something new; even if they know it is good for them.

This is especially the case when it comes to making changes to the diet. People get stuck with what they’re used to, and that often leads to them being a little more resistant. They don’t see the point in changing if they are currently happy.

So, you need to start small. Smaller changes are less noticeable, so you’re more likely to stick with them. It also makes it easier to make them a habit, so after a few weeks, you’ll forget that you were doing anything different.

When it comes to green smoothies, start by adding one a day. Doing so first thing in a morning is a great way to start the day, as you make sure you start with a boost of energy, healthy nutrients and more to your five a day than ever before. You can make many smoothies the night before and pop them in the fridge, so you don’t create too much work for the start of your day. We all know how hectic life is in a morning.

If you’re not interested in starting your day, then why not make one for lunch or to wind down at the end of a long day? Choose one specific time and stick to it for a few weeks. You’ll soon wonder what all the fuss was about in changing your routine.

As you get used to one, you can then add a second one to your day. Remember, this could be the same as your morning one, and you just put the leftover in the fridge for later on. You can also put the drink in a container so you can take it on the go with you, making it much easier to make your smoothies as part of your life.

It’s not just about how to fit your smoothies into your day when getting started. You need to know which fruits and vegetables are worth stocking up on. Some, like blueberries, will leave foul colours and tastes when mixed with some vegetables. Others, like bananas, are ones that you’ll want to add each and every time—or at least most of the time.

Bananas are great for a low calorie, dairy-free creamy base. They also add a bit of sweetness without having to worry about the extra calories. You only need one banana for your smoothies. Make sure you chop up the banana first if you have a low-powered blender. Otherwise, you will find it harder to get it smooth.

If you are going to add milk instead, you could look at some of the flavoured varieties. They tend to be lower in calories and offer extra health benefits. Coconut and almond milk are two of the most popular options when it comes to green smoothies.

When adding in the vegetables, more is not necessarily better. There will be some vegetables that you’ve never tried before and others that you don’t know if you like mixed with other veggies and fruits. It’s worth using one cup of the vegetables rather than twoso that you don’t waste your money and your food. As you find the recipes that you like, you can then add more in.

As you build your recipes and your knowledge of the different ingredients, you’ll find experimenting much easier. That’s when you can start seeing how different fruits and vegetables change the colour and taste of the standard options for green smoothies.

What’s the Best Way to Create a Smoothie?

Juicing or blending? Is either one better than the other? There are pros and cons to both options, and it’s worth considering them for your green smoothie preferences.

The first thing to note is that both require different types of machines. If you already have a blender, you may not want to invest in a juicing machine as well.

Likewise, if you already have a juicer but no blender, you may not be bothered about getting something to blend your fruit and vegetables together. If you already have both or don’t mind purchasing both, then you’ll need to look further into your best options.

A smoothie is traditionally made through blending. This gives you the whole fruit and vegetable, so you get all the nutrients involved. One of the downsides of juicing is that you lose the pulp, especially from fruit. This pulp is the fibre and is an essential part of the diet. If you’re just going to juice everything, you’ll still need to eat fruit and vegetables to get the full nutritional value and benefit.

Removing the pulp also means there is more sugar hitting your body. This turns into glucose quickly and leads to more of an insulin boost throughout the day.

There’s also more risk of tooth decay. Blending doesn’t cause this much of an issue because the fibre is there to soak up some of the natural sugars.

If you are opting for vegetables only, juicing will not be a major concern. Veggies don’t contain as many sugars as fruits do, so you won’t have the same problem by removing the fibre.

However, you will need to remember that you’re not getting all the health benefits through just drinking the juice.

So, what is the benefit of drinking the juice rather than the whole fruit or vegetable? This can be a more refreshing choice of drink.

People are more likely to enjoy something they find refreshing and tasty than something they are only drinking for the sake of being healthy. There’s also less need for a liquid ingredient to be added, reducing the calories and the cost of making your juiced green smoothie.

It is also possible to still mix the juice of multiple vegetables and fruits. However, most people find that one or two ingredients are more than enough. It can prevent overloading on fruits and vegetables by juicing, as you’re less tempted to mix so many together.

Blending will still also create a small problem with having too much fruit (and sometimes too many vegetables) in your diet. This has already been mentioned above but is worth reiterating. You’re more likely to consume more in liquid form, which can mean more calories and more sugar than you would usually have. If you’re focusing on smoothies for weight loss or you’re diabetic, this is something you need to consider in full. That’s not to say smoothies aren’t good for you, but as a warning to watch out for your portion sizes and the amount of fruit and vegetables you have throughout the day as well.

Is there the best manner of creating your smoothie? It really does come down to a personal choice and what your aim of your smoothie is. If you’re looking for something quick and refreshing, juicing may be the option.

If you want something full of nutrients to create a healthier lifestyle, you’ll want to focus on blending the ingredients together and using the whole fruit or vegetable.

It is worth noting that green smoothies are traditionally made in blenders. You just can’t make a traditional, pulpy delicious smoothie with a juicer because you are getting rid of all that pulp.

Not only does it make the smoothie not as nutritious, but it also becomes weaker and thinner in taste. So, to get that smoothie goodness in taste and look, you need to invest in a blender—counter top or handheld.

Whichever method you choose, make sure you have good quality equipment. You want a high powered blender and a juicer worth investing in. With good equipment, they will last longer and be able to handle all the different fruits and vegetables that you want to mix.

One of the major benefits of green smoothies is that you can make them and leave them for later. You can’t do this as much with juice. The juices oxidise at a quicker rate and lose the small nutritional benefits they have much quicker.

If you want to benefit your health, you need to make sure you drink it as soon as you make it—or at least within 15 minutes. This can put a limitation on the amount that you make whereas smoothies will last much longer!

The Basic Makeup of a Great Tasting Green Smoothie

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Some of the recipes out there won’t sound great. You may think about substituting some of the greens with others that you know you like or wonder whether you can change the liquid being used instead.

There is a basic makeup for green smoothies that taste delicious. It involves a 6-step process, avoiding overloading with certain types of fruits and veggies.

To start, you need to choose your liquid. This could be plain water, or you may try skimmed milk, natural yoghurt or a flavoured milk. You only want the one liquid and about 1 to 1.5 cups of it.

Next, you need to choose your green vegetable. This is your main ingredient and it’s worth just starting with the one. It could be kale, spinach, Swiss chard or even collards. Make sure you get a big handful of whichever one you choose.

The third step is to add your fruit. This only needs to be 1-2 cups, and it’s worth thinking about your liquid. If you chose water, banana is a good option to create a creamy texture.

Otherwise, you could consider apple, melon, peach, pear or even mango with your dark leafy green. Berries are options, but they could be a little too adventurous to start.

Step four is adding your nuts, seeds and other extras to “supercharge” your green smoothie. You don’t need to add them, but you can add as many as you like. Consider throwing in some Chia seeds, or pumpkin seeds to give your smoothie that little health boost. Flax seeds and sesame seeds are other popular options, and some will add protein powders, especially if their smoothies are for after a hard gym session.

The next step is an optional one and involves sweeteners. You want to avoid sugar, but there are natural and artificial sweeteners that you could add in.

Look up the pros and cons of artificial sweeteners and think about the fruits you’re adding in. Mango, berries and peaches are naturally sweet and you may not feel the need to add anything extra.

Step six just involves your technology: the blender. It’s time to blend until smooth and you will have your smoothie to start the day.

Try to Avoid Too Many Fruit and Vegetable Concoctions

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When making your green smoothies, mixing vegetables together is not too much of an issue. The problem comes when you’re mixing fruits and vegetables together. Unless it’s Apple, many fruits won’t work together with vegetables. This is especially the case when it comes to courgettes and broccoli.

The reason is the vegetables are so high in starch content that they don’t work well with lower starch options. In fact, some of them won’t even work well with other vegetables!

Starchy vegetables won’t just taste right, but they won’t digest properly either when mixed with fruits especially. The body needs to keep the high starch separate, as the enzymes are used for other functions.

If you decide to mix it all together and make it harder for the digestive system, it’s not going to be able to use all the nutritious goodness for all your bodily functions.

The good news is that dark leafy greens—those that are going to give you the most health benefits—are the ones that combine well with almost anything. It’s all a matter of taste for these and something you can determine fully through trial and error as you start to figure out the basics.

So What Are Your Best Green Options for Smoothies?

With all that in mind, are there any particular options that make the best types of green smoothies? The dark leafy greens are certainly among the most beneficial. They have the majority of the minerals and vitamins your body will need, and they work well mixed with other vegetables and fruits.

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Spinach smoothies are among the most popular options available. Think about how Popeye proved that spinach is good for you. While it won’t give you the instant muscles his tins of spinach did, it will help you get the iron, calcium and magnesium your body needs, among many other minerals and vitamins.

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Likewise, Kale will offer you many of the nutrients you need. In fact, some suggest that kale is better than spinach for most of your nutrients, except iron. It can also taste better when in its raw form.

If you’re looking for something a little less green for your green smoothie—after all, colour is good—then Swiss chard is something to consider. The stems come in a variety of colours, but it is a green vegetable. It has a mild flavour like spinach and offers a range of nutrients, including vitamins A, C and K and potassium. Swiss chard has also been linked to stabilising blood sugar levels, so is a great option for diabetics looking for something healthy.

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Romaine lettuce is one that is often overlooked, but certainly a great addition to a green smoothie. It is full of the A and B vitamins, as well as calcium, iron, zinc and magnesium. When it comes to taste, it can also be quite refreshing even when blended. It tends to have a more waterytexture, so it can quench your thirst. For those who are a little worried about initially creating green smoothies, this ingredient can help start you off.

Carrots are great for all types of meals, but what do you do with the carrot tops? Those long leafy green stems tend to be thrown in the trash or the compost, but what about in your green smoothies?

They can be bitter, so not something you may want to jump to for your first smoothie, but you can add a couple of ingredients to make them a little sweeter.

One of the biggest health benefits you’re missing by skipping out on them is the ability to reduce your blood pressure. Why not start your day with this goodness?

Bok choy is becoming a popular option, as it becomes more available in grocery stores. This oriental vegetable is from the cabbage family and is certainly an alternative when you’re struggling for something different.

It is full of folate, making it an excellent option for expectant and breastfeeding mums, and also helps to enhance bone strength and the health of the heart. It is a bitter option, though, so you will need to be aware when you first make it.

Adding the Best Green Smoothie Topping

Now it all comes down to the finishing touches of your smoothie. If you bought a smoothie from a store and it was made fresh, you would likely have a topping to go with it. These toppings can be a single piece of fruit or veg, or it may be a sprinkling of seeds or nuts.

There are just so many options to choose from, and what you pick will depend on the type of green smoothie you’ve made. It will also depend on personal preferences and any allergies you need to avoid. Here are some great additions to try out next time.

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Try some superfoods on the top. Goji berries and acai powder are two popular options when it comes to boosting the health benefits, and work well sprinkled on the top. They are both full of antioxidants, which fight the free radicals in the body and promote good healing cells so your risk of cancer is reduced.

Coconut sprinkles, raw cacao powder and maca powder are other superfood options. They don’t just increase the benefits but add sweetened tastes naturally without fighting against the green too much. They can also be added to the blended smoothie orjuice if you want.

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Sprinkle a few crushed almonds, walnuts or hazelnuts on top if you don’t have a nut allergy.

The nuts are full of omega 3 oils, which are excellent for a brain boost and concentration help.

They also add a little extra to the taste of your smoothie, without being too over the top. Nuts are also full of protein and fibre to help you get other necessary nutrients throughout your day that fruit and vegetables can’t give you alone.

For that little extra crunch, what about a spot of granola on top? This can make your smoothie into more of breakfast to start your day.

You could even add a bit of dried apricot, papaya or pineapple to give you that feel. This could lead to you replacing your breakfast with a smoothie, giving you a healthy and quick start. If you’re going to do this, consider having a spoon to savour the taste.

Finally, why not consider a handful of fruit or vegetables? Maybe a slice of cucumber or lemon, or maybe some mixed berries on the top.

These often make the drink seem more refreshing and can just add a little extra to the presentation, making you feel happier about drinking this green smoothie. With the fruit, it could make you feel like you’re getting a meal, similar to the way adding some granola would help.

The Best 5 Green Smoothies to Get Started

So, where do you start when it comes to creating green smoothies? While you have a basic breakdown of adding ingredients together, you’ll want to start with some recipes that others have already made and recommend.

You want smoothies that taste great while being packed with nutritious goodness.

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The first on the list is a basic kale and banana smoothie. This isa popular option because the banana makes it creamy and balances out with the kale. There can sometimes be bitterness to kale, depending on how fresh it is, and the banana can add some natural sweetness to it. Because of the banana, you can skip the milk or yoghurt and just add water.

A few blueberries work well with kale and banana, but you don’t want to add too many. You can also add some superfoods mentioned above to really pack your recipe full of nutrients. All the ingredients just go straight into a blender and mix quickly.

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How about a green tea to start the day? You can make one as a smoothie, and this is one that comes highly recommended for those looking for something tasty and a little different.

The liquid you use is green tea, and then you just add in some spinach, banana and green grapes. The ingredients mixed take some of the bitterness away from the spinach without affecting the nutritional value.

The green tea offers that little bit of caffeine while including all the antioxidants your body needs for the day. You also have the banana in there to make it a creamy mixture.

This is something that you can serve in a shot glass rather than drink a large glass of it. It’s perfect for all ages, and something many parents are starting to serve to their children to get a shot of nutrients to start off their day.

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Another beginner green smoothie is one made with spinach, banana, pineapple and ginger. Rather than using water, ice is added so you will need a strong blender.

If you don’t have one that is suitable for ice, water is a good substitute. Like the others, the bananas create the smooth, creamy texture and the pineapple will help add some sweetness to the bitter taste of spinach. You can even add some superfoods to your mixture if you want to add more of a boost to your morning.

This is another smoothie that you can drink in a shot glass, just to get a nutritious start to the day. However, as you get used to the taste, you can then have a larger glass of it on a morning or later on during the day.

If you don’t mind yoghurt or prefer it in your smoothies, there is a spinach option available. This has a few extra ingredients but widely promoted across Pinterest and Instagram.

Smoothie fans love making the Reece’s Spinach Smoothie.

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You’ll need some honey, almond milk, plain Greek yoghurt, peanut butter and chocolate protein powder along with your spinach. Chia seeds also work well within it, but these are optional.

It’s very simple just to mix it all together and you can always add a bit more peanut butter or chocolate powder for your tastes. It depends on how nutty or chocolaty you prefer it.

This doesn’t always look like a green smoothie. The peanut butter and chocolate powder can give it a more brown colour, but it tastes just as good. It’s also a fun option for children, as they see the peanut butter and chocolate and know it must taste great.

This is one of those smoothies that people recommend you drink with a straw! Savour the taste while you go your body some good.

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If you want something that is green, an avocado smoothie is something to look at instead. The benefit of avocado is it is full of healthy fats. These will help your body and mind.

You can also make it the vegan way, just by using fruit and vegetables and some water. All you need for a delicious tropical avocado smoothie is some pineapple, banana and spinach.

Try a frozen banana instead of a fresh one.

For those who want some superfoods added, flaxseeds are a great accompaniment. Instead of water, you could also use pineapple juice instead. This really will be a personal choice as you learn more about your taste preferences and the way ingredients mix in the blender.

Green smoothies, when made correctly, are delicious. Getting started is simple, but make sure you follow advice from others who have already been there.

You’ll find you enjoy your healthy additions more and will then feel more confident to start experimenting with your own.

It’s important to start slow and build up. Find smoothies that you enjoy and then start experimenting with tastes and different ingredients. The last thing you want is to get started with something that looks and tastes disgusting.

Once you get used to having a green smoothie everyday, your body is sure to get all the nutrients it needs. In a simple and effortless manner, you will get to enjoy making yourself healthier.

You’ll also need to decide how you want to make your smoothies. Is juicing your better option or would you prefer the whole fruit and veg?

When will you add your green smoothies into your day?

Morning, noon or night?

The choice is up to you.

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