It’s pretty easy to turn your nose up at a green smoothie if you haven’t tried one before. Admittedly, some do come out looking like a kind of alien ooze, but despite how they may look, a well made green smoothie is a delicious and healthy treat. The best part about them would have to be how diverse they can be: it’s easy to fit them into just about any meal plan, because they’re so rich in nutrients and easy to make.
While most can be delicious, it can be shocking to try one and have it taste like grass. Smoothie-making is an art form that not everyone has mastered (not even professional companies!)
If you’ve ever been “burnt” by a green smoothie and now swear them off, or just never tried one before because you can’t imagine a glass of green slime tasting good, you’re in luck. We’ve put together perhaps the most simple green smoothie recipe you’ll ever see, and we promise you’ll like it!
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 large banana, sliced (frozen works really well for these)
- ½ cup pineapple
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 2 handfuls of baby kale
Blend the ingredients together until smooth and frothy. The key to this smoothie is coconut milk, which has a natural tasty sweetness that we feel mixes perfect with kale smoothies. This thing should come out tasting like a tropical treat that anyone would appreciate, especially a kid who might look at something like a green smoothie and turn pale at the thought of drinking it. Perfect too for adults who already had a bad green smoothie and are looking for something fruity.
The best part is, even though this is an extremely simple smoothie, it’s still loaded with nutrients, making it a perfect after-workout recharge, on-the-go meal, or snack for your kids. They won’t even be able to tell they’re getting tons of Vitamin K and protein, they’ll be too busy tasting tropical bliss.
Green Smoothie Mania
If it seems like smoothies are everywhere these days, it’s because they are catching on like fire, and for good reason. Don’t let the idea of drinking a glass of slime limit you from enjoying these healthy beverages. They have so many vitamins and minerals our bodies need that most of us simply don’t get enough of, and the best part is, they are free of preservatives, harmful chemicals, refined sugars, and other allergens, as well as meat and dairy, making them about as optimal a meal as you can get.
Find ways to start incorporating more smoothies into your diet, especially green ones. You don’t have to go crazy and try a ten ingredient smoothie just to be reap the benefits, either. You can always take a simple green smoothie like this one and add a teaspoon of chia seeds for some added protein, antioxidants, fiber, and calcium. Once you get into the habit of drinking healthy smoothies regularly, you’re going to see an improvement in your energy and health, and that’s what matters in the end. But if something tastes great too, why not indulge?
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