Get Your Smoothie On

Green smoothies are one of my favorite ways to enjoy organic fruits and veggies. When you drink smoothies, your body can easily digest all the nutrients with less energy and still get the benefit of the fiber. Keep it simple by blending just one or two fruits with fresh greens and a few of your favorite super foods. Mix it up. Don’t be afraid to experiment. Next time you have that 3PM cookie and latte craving try one of these great recipes instead.

Note: I’m not big on measuring but I did my best to give you amounts. Experiment with adding more or less of any ingredient based on your taste and consistency preferences.

Pineapple Collard Green Goodness

  • 2 cups frozen or fresh pineapple chunks
  • 3 big leafs of collard greens – removed from the stalk
  • 1/2 inch fresh ginger – skin removed
  • 1 TBSP flax
  • 1 TBSP chia seeds
  • 1 TBSP hemp seed hearts
  • Add about 2 cups of water or coconut water
  • Blend and enjoy

Dessert in a Glass

  • 1 banana – preferably frozen
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 tsp raw cocoa
  • 1 tsp organic raw honey or organic grade b maple syrup
  • For a creamy smoothie cover with almond milk or similar (not soy)
  • For less creamy use water or coconut water
  • Blend and enjoy

Green Mango

  • 1 – 2 cups of leafy greens (chard, spinach or kale)
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 cup of mango (fresh is best)
  • 1/4 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp flax
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp maca powder (optional)
  • Add about 2 cups of coconut water or filtered water
  • Blend and enjoy

Please share your favorites!