Green Smoothie recipes are easily found these days, and there are plenty of schools of thought on the subject. Since I now have a green smoothie for breakfast almost every day, I’ll share a few of my thoughts about it.
I was SO stoked the day I bought my new Blendtec blender! My parents thought I was nuts, buying such an expensive blender, but trust me… I’m not nuts! This blender is the bomb-diggety. It’s the boss. It’s completely bodacious.
Here’s the thing: if you’re going to make green smoothies, you’re going to want to have a really high-end blender, like the Blendtec or VitaMix. The other blenders just can’t handle the green stuff very well.
No, this is not a review of the Blendtec. But it is awesome.
Point B: Green smoothies are the best breakfast ever.
Followers of this blog have no doubt heard me complain frequently about the picky eaters in my family. My dear husband will not let spinach come anywhere near his lips. Which is too bad, because I really love spinach.
BUT… my picky eaters all love this green smoothie. It’s like a Christmas Miracle.
I’m kind of a purist about the green smoothie. I mean, if you’re going to bother with it, you should do it right. And the right way is to add nothing too it… nothing but fruit, greens, and water or ice if you want. No protein powder, no flaxseed, no greek yogurt. You’ll get the best absorption into your system without any add-ins.
Honestly, besides the yummy fruity flavor, I absolutely love the way this green smoothie makes me feel. If I drink two great big glasses of it, it squashes the sugar cravings, and the hunger, and gives me a little energy boost. It’s my absolute favorite breakfast for that reason.
And, it’s the only way I can get any greens in my family!
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- 1 handful frozen peach slices (about 6-8 slices)
- half of a 20 oz. can pineapple chunks, juice included
- 1 apple, core removed
- 1 orange, peel removed
- 1 banana, peel removed
- 4 oz. frozen orange juice concentrate
- ½ cup apple juice
- 1 large handful (about 1 cup) fresh spinach
- Place ingredients, in order, into a blender. Use the “smoothie” setting, or blend on high for 30-45 seconds. Drink immediately.
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