Health

Green Smoothie

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If you know me, you already know that I absolutely loveeee my green smoothie! I can’t go a day without it! It is full of vitamins and minerals including fiber, amino acids, iron, and so much more. Most American’s don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables on a daily basis, so this smoothie makes sure you get your daily dosage! This smoothie has made my skin clearer and glowy, my hair longer and healthier, and it has given me more energy! I am still a coffee drinker (bad, I know) but I am not nearly as dependent on it as I used to be because of this smoothie! I’ve replaced coffee with smoothies and now I only drink coffee once in awhile or during finals week–lol. Also! The green smoothie has encouraged me to change other areas of my diet and jump start my health journey. Your body craves what you put in–so if you eat healthy foods, you’ll desire it.

Ingredients:

  • 3 Stalks Celery
  • 2 Bananas
  • 1 Apple
  • 1 Pear
  • 1 Big Handful of Spinach
  • 1 Squeezed Lemon
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1 1/2 Cups Coconut Water
  • 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp Trader Joe’s Organice Hemp Protien Powder (optional)

Note: The riper your fruits are, the better they taste. This makes a huge difference in the sweetness of your smoothie. My banana peels are usually completely brown! Also, if you can, buy organic. Its way more expensive though so I go to the local Farmer’s Market instead!

Step 1:

Finely chop the celery as small as you can. The smaller the better the texture, especially if your blender isn’t very strong.

Step 2:

Combine chopped celery, spinach, squeezed lemon, chia seeds, and coconut water and blend low to high for 2 minutes.

Blending from low to high and blending the vegetables first is very important because it makes it very smooth.

Step 3:

Peel, core and chop the apple and pear. They are softer so they don’t have to be chopped as small.

Step 3:

Combine the apple, pear, avocado, bananas, and if your prefer–hemp protein powder and blend from low to high for another 2 mins.

Hemp protein powder has a strong taste and takes away the fruitiness of your smoothie. Its still yummy, but it just depends on your preference. However, hemp protein powder is a super healthy, vegetarian form of protein. One serving contains 9 grams! It is the most digestible protein–even more easily digestible than whey protein! It also is a great source of iron, fiber, and essential fatty acids such as Omega 3 and Omega 6.

So there you have it! My delicious green smoothie. I hope you try it and love it as much as I do!

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Until next time,

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