Green Smoothies: basic, quick and healthy recipes

Drinking a green smoothie for breakfast might sound weird to a lot of people. The idea of having vegetables, and moreover green vegs, first thing in the morning when usually a strong coffe (and possibly a croissant or eggs) would appear the most obvious and fair alternative, is not easily accepted by many, my partner included.

However, after reading about the numerous healthy benefits of green smoothies, I have started to slowly introduce them in our family breakfasts. The result? Despite the green colour, the flavour is actually good and they have been well accepted by both my partner and my 3 years old daughter.

Below some of our favourite green smoothies recipes, all very easy and quick to prepare.  They are all sugar free and dairy free (I usually just use water for blending but if preferred any kind of milk is good too).

Green Smoothie Recipe 1: Spinach, Mango, Kiwi, Apple

Green Smoothies with Chlorella and Strawberries

Ingredients

  • 1 mango
  • 2 kiwis
  • 2 apples
  • 2 handful spinach
  • 1/2 cup water or milk
  • 1 tbsp hemp powder
  • 1 tbsp baobab poweder
  • fresh straberries for the topping

 

Green Smoothie Recipe 2: Kale, Banana, Kiwi, Cherry

Choc Green Smoothies

Ingredients

  • 2 (frozen) bananas
  • 2 kiwis
  • 1 handful kale
  • 1/2 cup cherries
  • 1/2 cup water, yogur or milk
  • 1tbsp chlorella powder
  • cacao nibs (or chocolate), coconut and cranberries for topping (I used one from my Graze weekly delivery called Bounty Hunter

 

Green Smoothie Recipe 3: Pineapple, Spinach, Apple, Kiwi

Tropical Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pineapple
  • 2 apples
  • 2 kiwis
  • 2 handful of spinach
  • 1 tbsp hemp powder

This image below, found on Pinterest, simply explains how to create a custom green smoothie and the ratio between ingredients.

Green Smoothies GuidelinesFor additional info about healthy benefits of green smoothies in your diet and recipe ideas I woul recommend this book

Blitz and Enjoy x

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About Laura

I am passionate about healthy eating. I have a background and job in media & marketing but my interest in nutrition started in 2009 when I moved to London (from Italy). I enjoy cooking wholesome yet luscious treats for my family and friends and sharing recipes on my blog
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