I have had A LOT of questions lately about WHY I am promoting green smoothies. I am not getting any sort of monetary gain from promoting these, especially since you make it yourself, stock the ingredients from your local grocer, and I have nothing to gain by you drinking them…. except… I do have something to gain by helping someone overcome stress, anxiety, depression, cancer, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, the list goes on! The gain: adding value to someone else.
Here are a few things I love to have on hand when I make my green smoothies:
-Baby Spinach, Baby Kale or a Baby Power Greens Blend
-Bananas (fresh or frozen)
-Mango (fresh or frozen)
-Pineapple (fresh or frozen)
-Grapes (fresh or frozen)
-Any sort of frozen antioxidant berry blend
-Walnuts, Chia or Flax seed
-Oats or my favorite protein powder
-Almonds or Peanuts (nut butters or raw)
-Oranges or any citrus fruit
-Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
-Unsweetened Coconut milk or water
-Herbs (cilantro, parsley, basil, mint)
-A 32 ounce Wide Mouth Mason Jar
–4 Stainless Steel Straws (12mm and 9 inches tall, these are the best in quality we found, there are cheaper ones, but these won’t bend AT ALL! Super sturdy!) Second best option 6mm and 10.5 inches tall: 4 Stainless Steel Straws (Thinner)
-Vitamix or High Speed Blender
This list is totally optional, and is geared toward the produce we typically have on hand anyway, we don’t buy anything extra unless I am doing a 30 day challenge from www.simplegreensmoothies.com, or just trying a recipe I found online.
If you have questions, post them in the comments below! If you want to join me as I make them LIVE for the month of April, head on over to www.fb.com/healthynfitforlife and subscribe so you can see me make them live, and ask any questions as I go!
Happy Green Smoothie Making!!
Beginner Green Smoothie:
2 C Baby Spinach
2 C Water or unsweetened Apple or Orange Juice
1 Medium Carrot or small beet (only if you like beets)
1 Cup Strawberries
1 Cup Frozen Pineapple
1-2 Frozen Bananas peeled and cut into 2 inch chunks
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