3 Great Green Smoothie Recipes To Energize Your Day

June 8, 2016 12:48 pm
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We understand getting vegetables into your diet isn’t easy.

You’ve got responsibilities.

Between work, family, and a little social time, you barely have time to yourself, let alone time to make healthy food.

The fact is, though, adding just a few vegetables to your daily nutrition can help you to feel more energized, lose weight, and have more zest for life.

We’ve put together a list of our top three smoothie recipes we’ve found on the internet that you can get started with today!

Green Monster Smoothie

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Photo: www.skinnymom.com

What I love about this one is that it’s got a ton of greens (2 cups of spinach) that you can barely taste along with some healthy proteins, fats, and fiber to keep you feeling full through the day.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 small banana, frozen
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 8-10 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Blend all of the ingredients together in a blender until smooth.

Green Strawberry Banana Smoothie

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Photo: www.skinnymom.com

Another one from skinnymom.com. This adds a little extra sweetness from the strawberries at barely any extra calories. We recommend trying a protein powder of your choice (a pumpkin seed or vegan protein powder is a great idea) to avoid overdoing it on the dairy.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 whole banana
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 scoop Beverly International® Ultimate Muscle Protein, vanilla
  • 6 oz plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to blender, and blend until smooth.

Green Booster Smoothie

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Short on veggies in your day? Try this smoothie to catch up quickly. This is a great one from greatist.com.  Although there’s no protein, that isn’t always necessary but with all the greens, healthy fats, and fiber, you’ll still feel full for a while and get a great energy boost.

Ingredients

  • Handful spinach
  • 1 green bell pepper, cored
  • 1 green apple, cored, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seed, plus more for garnish
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Garnish with extra hemp seeds.

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