There are a ton of green smoothie recipes on the internet, but many of them are not exactly healthy. A smoothie that is full of dairy, sweeteners and peanut butter is not the healthiest choice. Yes, you can add kale or spinach and make it green, but green doesn’t always equal health!
This smoothie is loaded with superfoods, greens and healthy fats. All the foods are non-processed so your body can easily recognize them and digest them quickly.
I sweeten it with dates, but I know that some people feel dates are too high in sugar. If that’s true for you, substitute the dates with Stevia, or your favorite natural sweetener.
The cinnamon in this recipe acts as a blood sugar balancer and keeps your energy even. This smoothie is a great energizer or meal replacement, I love having this as a breakfast smoothie; it fuels me through my morning with solid energy!
The Ultimate Green Smoothie
- 2 cups young coconut water or almond milk
- 2 cups fresh spinach, tightly packed
- 1 cup kale, stemmed and tightly packed
- 1 medium avocado, pitted
- 2 frozen bananas
- 5 dates, pitted (use stevia if you want a low glycemic version)
- 1 teaspoon Spirulina powder
- 1 teaspoon chlorella powder
- 1/2 teaspoon maca powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan crystal salt
Blend all ingredients until smooth, pour into glasses and top with cinnamon.
Summer Sanders is the founder of Local Juicery in Sedona, AZ. She is a Certified Raw Food Chef, Sports Nutrition Specialist and is Certified by The National Academy of Sports Medicine as a personal trainer. After working as a raw food instructor at the Matthew Kenney Culinary Institute in Santa Monica, California, Summer decided she was ready to venture out and start her own business, an endeavor that would help educate others on the benefits of cleansing and a plant-strong diet.
Since then, Summer has worked with a wide variety of clients ranging from Hollywood celebrities to San Diego’s own Navy Seals. Summer works with all diet types and caloric needs to design meal plans and cleanses that are effective, efficient and easy to follow. She believes in cleansing from the inside out, she treats the body as a whole, looking at the mind, body and spirit.
Summer lives in Sedona, AZ with her Husband Mike and son Henry. When she’s not at Local Juicery pressing juice you’ll find her jogging with baby Henry, perusing the farmers markets, sweating it out at hot yoga or hanging with her family.