December 28, 2012
How to Make Your Own Green Smoothie
After indulging in the holidays, it's a great time to eat lighter and detox your body. If you are new to detoxing, one easy thing you can do is to start drinking green smoothies. They are healthy, easy, fast and great in place of breakfast, lunch or your highly processed sugary, full of fat afternoon snack. Try one today and let me know your favorite combo! Cheers!
Greens – use about 2 big handfuls (approx 2 oz).
Fruit – makes it sweet so the amount is to taste.
- Bananas (fresh or frozen) – they are used for creaminess too! (½ - 1 whole)
- Frozen fruit – strawberries, blueberries, mango, peaches (½ cup – 1 cup)
- Apples (pears) (about ½ of the fruit)
Fat – makes it creamy and more filling.
- A handful (about a ¼ cup) raw nuts –cashews, almonds, walnuts
- ½ avocado – will give you a thicker smoothie
- Coconut oil
Optional Add-Ins (about 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon).
- Ground flax seed
- Maca powder (adds energy)
- Chia (high in omega fats, protein and fiber)
- Bee pollen (for allergies, reproductive & sexual issues, increase energy, stamina & immunity)
- Cacao powder/ nibs (for a chocolaty version that is full of minerals, vitamins and tons of antioxidants!)
- Ginger (for a spicy healthy kick!)
- Stevia (for a sweeter version - use only a few drops!)
Liquids – Add enough liquid to blend (enough to cover, 1 – 1 ½ cups).
- Water or Coconut Water
- Almond, Coconut, Rice or Hemp Milk
- Put all ingredients in your blender. (I highly recommend Vitamix!)
- Add liquid of choice.
- Happy blending!