I've blogged before about why everyone should drink green smoothies and given you some tips to ease into green drinks (because let's be honest, green smoothies can end up tasting like a blended salad). 

Today I wanted to share a delicious and mild beginner green smoothie recipe that will get you started off in the right "green" direction. Having a green drink each day is one of the best things you can do for your body; finding recipes and flavor combinations that you love will help you develop and stick to your daily green drink ritual. 

Elizabeth’s Beginner Green Smoothie Recipe

Use organic ingredients whenever possible.

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  • 2 large handfuls spinach leaves (2-3 cups)
  • 3-4 large romaine lettuce leaves
  • 1 pear, cored and quartered
  • 1/2 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1/2 peeled banana
  • 1 tbsp flax or chia seeds (or both!)
  • 1 cup purified water
  • 5-6 ice cubes
  • Optional: 4-8 drops liquid stevia for sweetness

Directions:

Wash all produce thoroughly and prepare it for the blender. Blend all ingredients until smooth; 30-60 seconds depending on your blender. Add more purified water if needed to blend. Best if served immediately, can be stored in an airtight glass container up to 12 hours; fill the container to the top to minimize air exposure.

Tip: The ingredient measurements in green smoothies are flexible, add more or less of any ingredients to your taste. Learn how to build the perfect green smoothie here.

Cheers!


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