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Get in on the green smoothie trend with this simple green smoothie recipe. In just a few minutes you’ll have a green treat that’s loaded with vitamins and antioxidants.

Green smoothies have increased quite a lot in popularity over the past couple of years. For this recipe we will look at their composition and define what makes a great green smoothie. Adding a large amount of healthy fruits and vegetables into your day is simple with these delicious drinks.

At first, even I was skeptical of green smoothies. I thought there was no way that a drink with so many greens in it could be tasty. But I can assure you that they turn out very good, and you can drink your vegetables – usually all you can taste is the sweet fruit, in fact.

The basic formula for a delicious green smoothie is actually quite simple. Start with a liquid base, pick out two fruits, and then two cups of leafy greens. It’s easy to include add-ins such as chia seeds, almond butter, or hemp hearts for even more nutrients. A high-powered blender is recommended for the best results. Kale is difficult for basic blenders to break down, so the juice may need to be strained. If you don’t have a high-powered blender, spinach is actually the easiest green to blend.

Green veggies and fruitsVitamix Blender

The main reason green smoothies are so popular is because they are a rich source of nutrients. Dark, leafy greens contain important antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. For example, in this smoothie we use both spinach and kale. Spinach contains high amounts of vitamin K, potassium, iron, magnesium, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and fiber – quite a lot. And we haven’t even covered kale yet.

Easy Green Smoothie

Kale will provide you with even more of the same! Support your immune system, reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease, protect your vision, and maintain strong bones, all by enjoying a smoothie.

Green smoothies take only minutes to make and can be enjoyed on the go. With a green smoothie you can enjoy two cups of kale before heading out the door in the morning. They are an amazing boost for your body, and even your tastebuds will enjoy it.

Ingredients

1 cup fresh spinach
1 cup kale, stems removed
1 cup almond milk
1 banana
1 1/2 cups frozen mango pieces

Instructions

1. In a powerful blender, combine ingredients and blend until smooth. Add more almond milk if necessary to reach desired consistency. Serve immediately.

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Rebecca Bohl

Rebecca Bohl is a recipe developer and food photographer based in Washington, D.C. She likes to share recipes that are based on natural, unprocessed foods. Rebecca loves to come up with new combinations to create healthy, tasty smoothies that can be enjoyed every day.

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