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Healthy Green Smoothie Recipes
These make ahead, simple, tasty, green smoothie recipes for healthy eating, are super delicious and plant based!
Consuming smoothies makes it very easy to get in healthy nutrition in a drinkable form.
For beginners, see below videos and our PRINTABLE, “How To Make The Perfect Green Smoothie Infographic”.
First let’s address some FAQ.
How To Meal Prep Smoothies
Smoothie meal prep is very easy as the ingredients can be frozen in advance.
- Create a grocery shopping list for the ingredients you will need for the recipes.
- Slice or cut fruit into chunks.
- Place the exact amount of fruit and greens you need into freezer bags.
- Pack the fruit and greens tightly while removing as much air as possible from the bags.
- Place in freezer.
Are Green Smoothies Good For You
What Are The Health Benefits
- Great source of nutrition i.e. vitamins, minerals and antioxidants
- Promotes healthy skin, nails and hair
- Help prevent chronic diseases
- Rich with chlorophyll
- Natural weight loss
- Excellent source of fiber
- Fat burning
- Detox cleanse
- Increased energy
- Meal replacement
- Boost fruit & vegetable intake
- Strengthens immune system
- Supports healthy gut health
- Lowers cholesterol
- Lowers blood pressure
- Reduces cravings
- Supports eye health
- Supports healthy pregnancy
- Easy to make and perfect for kids
How Many Calories Are In A Green Smoothie
Anywhere from 50 to 250+ calories per serving.
Is It OK To Drink A Green Smoothie Every Day
Yes. To get your daily recommended serving of fruits and veggies green smoothies make it easy to accomplish that goal.
Balance it out with whole grains, heart-healthy fats, lean protein, and fruits and vegetables.
What Should You Not Put In A Smoothie
- Flavoured yogurt
- Ice cream
- Canned fruit
Can These Smoothies Help Me Lose Weight
Research proves that Green Smoothies are one of the best ways to quickly lose weight.
How Many Times A Day Should You Drink Green Smoothies
If you goal is to lose weight consume 2 green smoothies as a meal replacement per day.
Types Of Green Smoothies
- No sugar
- Low sugar
- Dairy free
- Low carb
- For diabetics
- With fruit
- Low calorie
- Without banana
- Post workout
Best Greens For A Smoothie
- Kale (this is #1)
- Bok choy
- Chinese cabbage
Is Spinach Or Kale Better For Smoothies
Spinach and kale are highly nutritious.
Spinach provides more folate and vitamins such as A and K. Whereas kale offers more than double the amount of vitamin C as spinach.
Both are associated with increased weight loss, improved heart health and protection against disease.
- Peanut butter
- Coconut water
- Almond milk
- Coconut milk
- Frozen fruit
- Pineapple chunks
- Orange juice
- Ice cube
Easy Formula To Make Green Smoothies Perfectly
Kitchen Tools To Make Your Green Smoothie
- Ninja Smoothie Blender
- Vitamix Smoothie Blender
- Blendtec Smoothie Blender
- Nutribullet Smoothie Blender
- Seedless Smoothie Press
- Glass Bottle
- Mix Powder
- Lids And Straws With Smoothie Cups
What Is The Best Time To Drink A Green Smoothie
My favourite time of the day is in the morning. However, its a personal preference. You may also prefer before and after a workout, or at lunch or dinner time.
Can I Make My Smoothie The Night Before
Yes you can.
How Long Will A Green Smoothie Last In The Fridge
About 48 hours preferably in a mason jar, however, my personal preference is no more than 12 hours.
Do Smoothies Lose Nutrients Overnight
You will lose some nutrients.
Do High Speed Blenders Destroy Nutrients?
Blending for long periods can produce heat. Blend your fruits for a short period of time will help reduce lost nutrients.
What Can I Put In My Smoothie For Quicker Weight Loss
- Green tea powder
- Chia seeds
- Flax seeds
- Coconut oil
- Spinach or Kale
See our compiled list below the best smoothies that are also great for energy!
Coconut Green Smoothie (GF & Vegetarian)
A healthy green smoothie with a coconut kick! Love it! Get the recipe.
The Green Drink (VEG & GF)
It’s green, minty, with a nice hit of lime with frozen peaches and mango that creates a light sweet flavour. Get the recipe.
Mint Chocolate Green Smoothie (Vegetarian)
Almond Mocha Green Smoothies (VEG & GF)
This recipe looks awesome and taste great! Get the recipe.
Green Warrior Protein Smoothie (VEG, GF, NF, SF, Grain & Refined Sugar Free)
A great meal in a glass! Its so nutritious. It is vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, refined sugar-free, and soy-free. Get the recipe.
Green Detox Smoothie (VEG & GF)
A delicious and healthy green “detox” smoothie. Get the recipe.
Green Apple Smoothie (VEG, GF & Paleo)
A simple, healthy, vegan green apple smoothie recipe with kale and coconut milk. Its a great recipe to start your day. Get the recipe.
Blackberry Green Smoothie
This recipe is sweet from plump blackberries, banana, and frozen pineapple, this smoothie is the perfect drink to help rehydrate and nourish your body. Get the recipe.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Green Smoothie (VEG & GF)
This is one of my favourites! This smoothie is so delicious! Get the recipe.
Berry Protein Green Smoothie (VEG, GF, DF, Refined Sugar Free)
Holiday Detox Green Apple Smoothie (VEG & GF)
The Holiday Detox Green Apple Smoothie is nutritious, and perfect for consuming between decadent holiday meals. Get the recipe.
Best Green Smoothie Videos (10 Recipes In Total!)
We compiled 10 green smoothie diet video recipes with over 1 million views that signify how popular these smoothies are. We simply had to share these videos with our readers!