Easy Yet Delicious Beginner Green Smoothie Recipe
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.
- 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
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.