If you don't like green smoothies, we can't really blame you.
Putting salad into a blender and then drinking it goes against a lot of what we've been taught about culinary best practices.
But as avid green smoothie drinkers, we aim to make your next one a good experience. Because the thing is, a well-crafted green smoothie just tastes like fruit. And the more you drink them, the more you might even come to appreciate a green smoothie that tastes, well, green.
And your skin? Your skin loves green smoothies. So many nutrients packed into one, easy-to-drink package.
In the past we've posted articles with herbal green smoothies and even this one where we talked about how amazing the Vitamix is and used it on camera (the things we do for you!)
But today we want to share a recipe that's more simple, and perfect for the beginner.
Berry Blastoff Smoothie
This recipe comes from Simple Green Smoothies, an amazing site for exploring what's next for your blender. Jen Handsard and Jadah Sellner, two friends and moms raising our families on healthy, created this site to offer whole-food recipes that help increase energy and manage weight. They're the realistic type, admitting that while they're committed to a green smoothie a day, pizza and ice cream still have a place in their hearts (and diets.)
So we thought it'd be cool to post one of their recipes for you to try, and they agreed.
- 2 cups spinach
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups strawberries
- 2 cups blueberries
- 2 bananas
*1-2 of the fruit ingredients should be frozen to achieve best taste and texture.
- Assemble ingredients in blender in this order: spinach, water, fresh fruit, frozen fruit.
- Blend and enjoy!
Because this smoothie has 2 bananas in it, it'll give you lots of energy in addition to tasting amazing. For those looking to cut down on sugar, feel free to reduce to 1 banana and 1 cup each of the berries. It will taste a little greener but still delicious. :)
Antioxidant-rich berries help you eliminate free radicals in the body. Spinach is packed with vitamins A, C, and K, giving your body a lot of what it needs to thrive. Your skin will thank you!