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Drink Your Vegetables: Our Favorite Green Smoothie Recipes

June 12, 2013

Tropical Smoothie Recipe

We’ll turn you into a regular Popeye with our roundup of the best green smoothie recipes out there… with no need to sacrifice your taste buds on dishwatery sludge or your wallet on fancy-shmancy superfoods from the Amazon. The only instructions are to blend the greens and liquid together first for ultimate smoothness (and less green chunks leftover in your teeth) and add fruit (or your favorite sweetener like agave or honey) to build the flavor to your desired sweetness. Just grab your blender and any of the delicious produce combinations below and get ready to go green. If you like: mojitos….  Leave out the rum and sub in mild and refreshing romaine, otherwise known as the gateway green, to introduce yourself to the green smoothie flavor. Great for those mornings after you’ve indulged in the real thing. Ingredients: Romaine lettuce (as much as you can fit in your blender before blending) 1 cup light coconut milk 1 cup frozen strawberries

12 Healthy Breakfast Smoothie Recipes

Why, you might ask, should you add avocado to the smoothie? Don’t skip out on it: the fruit imparts a pleasant green hue on the drink, plus it contributes to the overall thickness and mouthfeel of the smoothie, since avocados are naturally high in fat. It won’t really affect the flavor, though: this smoothie is all about the mighty sweet mango and mouth-puckering pineapple. I prefer my smoothies on the thicker side, but keep blending it with more milk until you reach your desired consistency. I like to pop my smoothie in the freezer for 10 minutes or so to really chill it up. Keep reading for the recipe.

Enter this frothy smoothie with strong brewed tea and almond milk. To make this smoothie thicker, either freeze the melon or add a handful of ice. 5. Banana-Oat Smoothie via Martha Stewart If you’re looking for a filling boost of protein healthy smoothie recipes then this is the breakfast smoothie for you. Top with walnuts or swap the honey for maple syrup for delicious variation. 6. Coffee and Banana Smoothie via Health This smoothie is great for those mornings when your brain is still thinking of bed but your body is headed to work.

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