I love green smoothies and I know a lot of people are curious about it too. I make green smoothies for my family 3-5 times a week as a snack in between meals or depending on the ingredients a light meal. I know it’s flu season and what better way to combat and prevent this nasty bug than fueling up on nutrients. Here is a FAQ about green smoothies and a few recipes you can start making at home.
1. What blender do I use?
2. Why frozen fruit?
It actually has more nutrients because it’s picked and frozen at it’s peak. And it saves me some time washing and cutting.
3. How long does it last in the refrigerator?
It can last 24 hours, just keep in mind the liquid will start separating from the blended ingredients. Give it a good shake or mix again before drinking.
4. Is it a meal replacement?
It can be if you add enough fat, protein and carbohydrates. For example, you can add nuts or seeds, avocado, peanut or almond butter, Greek yogurt, etc..
5. How does it taste?
It tastes sweet from the fruit added.
2 handfuls of kale
1 orange peeled, or 3 cuties peeled
3-5 frozen strawberries
1 cup of coconut water
1 teaspoon of spirulina powder (I use Organic Burst Spirulina Powder)
Breakfast Green Smoothie
2 handfuls of spinach
1/2 cup cubed frozen mango
1 teaspoon cacao powder
1 cup water