I've made so many green smoothies, but this is by far my favorite green smoothie to date. It's a really simple base of fruit and then I switch out different greens each day. Just as a reminder, try to buy as much organic as you possibly can. I know it can get expensive, but it's worth it to not eat all of those toxins when we're trying to create this healthy body. Just doesn't make sense does it to eat healthy and then wash it down with a glass full of pesticides. Yuck!
Before we get into the recipe, remember that making green smoothies isn't really about measuring every ingredient; it's more about what tastes good to you and throwing it in. One day I tried adding Mesquite powder to this – didn't taste so great, but hey, I tried. Once you start making your green smoothies every day, you'll know what fruits, greens, spices and powders work well with each other.
Amber's Fresh, Sweet, Raw Green Smoothie Recipe
- 1 pitted peach
- 1 pitted nectarine
- 1 apple
- 1 small peeled orange
- dash of Celtic sea salt
- dash or two or three of cinnamon (go crazy)
- slash of lemon juice
- approximately 1/4 cup of ground flax seed (or more or less if you want)
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
- 1-2 cups of water depending on taste
- large handful of spinach leaves
- 3-5 leaves of chard (or other green of choice like kale or romaine)
Add soft fruits first, peach, nectarine, and orange to your high powered blender. Vita-mix blenders work the best for these green smoothies if you want them to come out creamy and blended really well.
Next add the remaining ingredients in order finishing with the greens. Blend completely until smooth.
Taste to make sure the green smoothie is to your liking and adjust as necessary.
Last, add ice and blend. I typically add about 10 or so cubes.
Next, pour into your insulated metal containers to keep in the fridge and drink all day.
Makes 64 oz of green smoothie.
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