Blender Babes are very aware of the nutritional benefits of green smoothie recipes. After all they help us maintain healthy, active lifestyles! We want everyone to enjoy their nutritional benefits and know that you don’t always have time to follow certain recipes. That’s why we’ve created this simple 3-step guide to making tasty green smoothies with what you’ve got on hand! Just follow the magic formula, blend and enjoy!
Make Super Healthy Green Smoothie Recipes in 3 Steps
Step 1: 1.5 – 2 Cups of Liquid Base
This is important for avoiding chunks in your smoothie! You will want to blend your leafy greens and liquid base first when using a regular blender. Don’t feel obligated to stick to one liquid, you can interchange or combine coconut water, juice, and your favorite milk substitute for a new, delicious flavor every day of the week! Note: If you have a high powered blender such as a Blendtec or Vitamix, you will not need to blend liquids and greens first. Learn more about how EXACTLY to make green smoothies with “regular” blender here.
Step 2: Two (2) Cups of Leafy Greens
Blender Babes’ green smoothies follow the 60/40 formula: 60% fruits to 40% leafy greens. Leafy greens provide great nutritional value to your green smoothie; they’re LOADED with phytonutrients, protein, vitamins, antioxidants… and the list goes on. But leafy greens also contain small amounts of alkaloids so it’s important to learn how to rotate your greens in order to prevent alkaloid buildup. A balanced alkaline diet will help you maintain optimal health.
Step 3: Three (3) Cups of Ripe Fresh and/or Frozen Fruit
Ripe fruit gives green smoothies the perfect amount of sweetness, but other natural sweeteners can be added if the taste is too bitter. Ditch the ice by using frozen fruits! You can even make up a few freezer packs when your fruit it perfectly ripe to ensure you’re blending with the sweetest fruits possible, and they’re a great time-saver for those who have limited time in the mornings. Don’t be afraid to get fancy with your ingredients! We love adding at least one superfood to boost our daily nutritional intake. Try experimenting with a few each week, you may be surprised by how much you like them!
And lastly, if you’re a green smoothie lover but hate the green foam that sometimes surfaces on top, Blender Babes has the answers for that too!
We LOVE green smoothies as natural energy boosters, natural weight loss, disease-fighting option and the healthiest fast food! Simply toss your favorite mix in your regular blender, Vitamix or Blendtec and start blending!
Practice Makes Perfect!
Start blending! Check out all of our most popular Blender Babes green smoothie recipes. We believe the benefits of a green smoothie make it easy to hit all of your nutritional needs; they contains powerful antioxidants, cleansing and anti-inflammatory properties! Enjoy the benefits of green smoothies and learn why our Green Smoothie Challenge is right for you! Then sign Up for our next Group Green Smoothie Challenge!
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