Green Smoothie Recipes Increase Vegetable Consumption

Green Smoothie RecipesIf you or your kids dislike green vegetables and struggle with getting enough fresh greenery in your diet, these delicious green smoothie recipes will solve that dietary problem. Any edible green leaf will go perfectly in a smoothie and even just one fresh green vegetable leaf will increase the nutritional value of a smoothie. The flavor possibilities for green smoothies are endless, and to get the nutritional ball rolling here’s basic green smoothie recipes followed by a few flavor variations.

Basic Green Smoothie Recipe

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite fruit
  • 1 & 1/2 cups fresh greens like kale, spinach or chard
  • 12 ounces of water

Blend until ingredients reach desired consistency.

  • You can add a fresh sprig of mint and use some melon in this basic recipe to create a refreshing minty melon smoothie.
  • Or you can add a green apple and an avocado to create a green smoothie with a creamy texture that is spoon-worthy.

Use any green that is in season like kale, spinach, broccoli or even wild dandelions. Bananas are the fruit which seems to balance out some of the bitter taste greens often have, experiment with the banana/green leaf ratio until the desired balance of sweetness is reached.

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