One of the easiest ways to boost nutrition in your diet is with a Classic Green Smoothie. Drink one of these green beauties daily for optimum health.
If there is one thing you can do to maximize the amount of vitamins and minerals in your diet it’s to drink a green smoothie everyday. I’m a big fan of this Classic Green Smoothie. Add protein powder and it’s a satisfying meal replacement.
Don’t let the colour scare you off! They are very drinkable…tasty, even. 🙂
Classic Green Smoothie Tips
The key to a creamy green smoothie is a frozen banana.
I like to let my bananas ripen a bit before peeling them, breaking them in half and storing them in the freezer. Letting them ripen adds sweetness and freezing them will make your smoothie velvety and frothy.
Because I’m making enough for 2 portions, and I’m using a basic blender, I like to do my blending in stages.
First I add my liquid and blueberries, then I measure out my wheatgrass and protein powders
Next I add in the kale. If you’re looking for some scientifically researched nutritional info on kale, read on here.
Blend until it’s all liquefied. I like a super smooth consistency. I’m not a huge fan of chewing my smoothies. 😉
Usually, I’ll drink one right away and I’ll pour the other one into a Blender Bottle to take with me to work for lunch.
You can think of this as a light meal or as a supplement.
This powerhouse provides you with 5 servings of greens! Dark leafies are full of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron and potassium and heaps of vitamin C, K, E and many B vitamins as well. Do your body a favour and start a new habit by blending one up daily!
*Originally posted April 2, 2013 *Updated 2018
Yields 2 servings
5 minPrep Time
5 minTotal Time
- 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk (or milk of choice)
- 2.5 cups water
- 1.5 cups frozen blueberries
- 1 frozen banana
- 2 scoops protein powder (optional)
- 2 scoops wheatgrass powder (optional)
- 4 cups torn kale
- 4 cups spinach
- Blend until smooth