We've all heard of the amazing benefits of green smoothies. People everywhere are using green smoothies to transform their health. Every good wellness, nutrition or fitness expert encourages folks to make green smoothies a staple of a healthy diet.
That's fine and dandy, but when you hear someone talking about green smoothies, often the only instruction and recipe you get is:
Get an expensive Vitamix (I love mine, by the way). Grab some fruit, liquid, leafy greens, blend it up, serve and enjoy.
Sounds easy enough ... but if you're anything like me, you want a little more information. Surely there have to be some combinations that are better than others, and some concoctions that help with certain ailments right? The answer is a big, fat, hells yes!
So how about some supercharged smoothies you can actually afford? People talk about superfoods all the time, and their benefits. However did you know you don't have to spend $22 for a bag of goji berries to get these benefits? The trick is to combine the right food, and in turn you end up with a super food ... or in this case, a super smoothie.
Today I'm going to lay out 10 health-boosting smoothie recipes that taste great. All you need are a few ingredients and a high-power blender (Vitamix a plus, but not required, I promise). For all of these recipes, simply toss them in your blender, add ice if you like it cold, serve and enjoy. Try to use organic when possible, and be sure to wash all produce well.
"Put Me To Sleep, Sandman" Smoothie