GREEN SMOOTHIES

 

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

-Strawberries (frozen)

-Bananas (fresh or frozen)

-Blueberries (frozen)

-Mango (fresh or frozen)

-Pineapple (fresh or frozen)

-Grapes (fresh or frozen)

-Pears

-Carrots

-Cucumber

-Celery

-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

-Avocado

-Ginger Root

-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)

Mason Jar Straw and Lid
or you can get something like this with a handle: Pioneer Woman Mason Drinking Jar

-Vitamix or High Speed Blender

-Manual Citrus Juicer OR if you like to make huge glasses of fresh squeezed orange juice, we have made three years of GOOD use out of this Heavy Duty Citrus Juicer

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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