Green Smoothies for Energy

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Green smoothies are one of the simplest ways to support your body’s need for nutrients. They are easy-to-make and provide a way to include a diversity of whole food ingredients into your diet. Smoothies are a great carrier of water, easily digestible nutrients, and fiber (which juicing typically removes). They are also delicious! Spinach has a very mild taste and besides turning your smoothie green, you won’t even know it is in there. Spinach is one of the most nutrient dense foods you can eat packed with vitamins and minerals.

We recommend Vitamix blenders to our clients for their home kitchens, because they blend so powerfully and quickly. Nutribullets are more mobile and are a great option for the office and on the road.

Use the following recipes for breakfast, post-workout, afternoon snack, healthy travel food or just to get back on track. Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy, enjoy.

Protein Options

Whole Food Protein Sources

  • Organic full fat kefir
  • Organic full fat plain yogurt
  • Organic whole milk
  • Organic nut butters
  • Organic hemp seeds

High Quality Protein Powders

  • Organic vegetable protein powder
  • Organic denatured whey protein powder

You can add a scoop of protein to any of these smoothies for extra protein. For people who cannot eat dairy, substitute the protein powder with water.

Recipes

Breakfast Banana/Berry Smoothie

  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1/2 banana
  • ½ frozen or fresh berries
  • 1 cup of kefir, yogurt or milk
  • ½ cup of water (may need a full cup if using yogurt)
  • 1 cup ice

My Morning Addiction

  • 1/2 of an avocado
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh berries
  • 1 heaping tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 handful spinach or kale
  • 3 tablespoons of hemp seeds
  • Protein powder- if desired
  • 2-3 cups almond or coconut water
  • 1 cup ice (if desired)
  • Water as needed for consistency

Glorious green goodness

  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 handful of kale
  • ½ green apple
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger
  • 3 tablespoons of hemp seeds
  • Protein powder- if desired
  • 2-3 cups coconut water
  • 1 cup ice (if desired)
  • Water as needed for consistency