Our Best Principles How to Make Green Smoothie Recipes
There are endless combinations in which you can make Smoothies. The basic premise of a Green Smoothie is to blend Fresh Greens and Fresh Fruit. Most of the smoothies contain fresh ingredients because we think it gives the smoothie a nice, rich, creamy texture, and it tends to mask the flavor of rich greens. I have a high-powered blender, so I rarely use water in my Green Smoothies. I prefer the thick consistency, but some people prefer to add water or fresh juice for a thinner drink; It is a personal preference and entirely up to you!
When making a Green Smoothie, feel free to be creative! There are no limits to what you can put in a green smoothie, but I will offer some suggestions and recipes to get you started.
Basic Green Smoothie Ingredients Guidelines:
2-3 Sweet Fruits: Banana, Mango, Pineapple, Apple, Pear, Pineapple
One Bunch of Greens: Spinach, Kale, Cilantro, Romaine
Optional Vegetable Fruits: Carrots, Celery, Squash, Zucchini
Begin with the juiciest fruits first and blend them until smooth. Once they are well-blended, add in your greens slowly until they are well blended. I like my Green Smoothies to be cold, so I always mix something frozen into the smoothie. This could be anything from the banana to frozen fruit. If I don’t have anything on hand, I will occasionally use an ice cube.
I also have an alternate method I use, which I find to be more practical when using extra supplements. I love to use Vitamineral Green in almost all of my smoothies, and it can get messy to add it in at the end. Also, I use nearly a pound of greens (you’ll want to work your way up to this amount), so a lot of times, it takes a while to get them all in there. Recently I experimented with starting with the Vitamineral Green and Greens in the blender with water or an extra juicy fruit (like oranges) and blending all of it down before adding the other fruits. This seems to work very well and helps with cleanup. Blending in this manner keeps the powders from getting stuck to the sides near the top and not being “blended off” while making the smoothie. This also allows me to stuff all of the Greens in at once and use the tamper to push it down into a green paste. This paste blends very quickly with the other fruits and vegetables that I add.
When making Green Smoothies, the best thing to do is an experiment and find what works best for you.
My Favorite Recipe, Green smoothies with Pineapple
- 1-2 Bananas
- 1-2 Cups of Pineapple
- 1 Mango
- 1 cup frozen fruit
- 5 Pounds of Spinach
- 2 Tablespoons Vitamineral Green
This usually makes two large smoothies, so feel free to adapt the measurements to your needs.
My favorite frozen fruit to use is the Whole Foods Frozen Organic Tropical Blend. Not only is it the least expensive frozen fruit they offer, but the flavors tend to complement most recipes very well. As I mentioned before, I like to add something frozen for temperature and consistency, which fits the bill. The Organic Tropical Fruit blend consists of Bananas, Strawberries, and Pineapple. I also keep bags of frozen fruits from Whole Foods on hand to mix it up, including Blueberries, Mango, Pineapple, Strawberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, and Mixed Berries. I always stock up on frozen fruit bags when they go on sale and suggest you do too!
Did you know Most recipes for Green Smoothie consist of spinach.
Green Smoothies Spinach Recipe
Spinach is a vegetable with an enormous amount of nutrients and therefore also a vegetable that you get full quickly. The oranges and green apples give you a nice fresh taste!
1 cup of spinach
2 peeled oranges
1 green apple
1 glass of water
1 hand full of ice cubes
Peel the oranges and wash the spinach. Put these together in the food processor and mix until smooth. Then cut the apples and zucchini into pieces as well and add them to the mixture and mix again. You don’t have to use frozen ingredients for this smoothie, because you are now going to add some water and ice cubes. After this, your fresh and super healthy smoothie is ready to be drunk! Also, read more about Green Smoothie on our blog.