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BEST Green Smoothie

This is a simple recipe with 1 cup fruit, 1 cup greens and 1 cup milk. It is perfect for breakfast but also a great way to fuel your body when you need a filling snack. 

An easy smoothie recipe and definitely the best. It is filled with all the good nutrients to help you feel good and fuel you for the day. I love making this for breakfast a couple of times during the week especially if your morning is busy and need a quick healthy, wholesome recipe on the go. The beauty about this recipe is you don’t need much and honestly it customizable to your liking. The ratios are simple, we need one cup fruit, one cup greens and one cup milk/liquid. You can add a bunch of add ons but this is the foundation for the smoothie. 

What kind of fruit can you use in the smoothie?

I love using bananas, mango, pineapple and green apple. You can use a combination of berries like blueberries, raspberries and blackberries but it will change the color of the smoothie. Kiwi and pears are a good addition as well. You can use fresh or frozen fruit. I have also used cranberries and oranges which give it a delicious sour undertone once blended. 

What kind of greens can you use in the smoothie?

My go to greens have to be spinach leaves but I have also used a combination of celery leaves, rocket leaves and salad mix. You can use fresh of frozen greens, what ever you prefer the taste of. 

What kind of milk/liquid can you use in the smoothie?

I prefer using almond milk or oat milk but you can use coconut water, fresh orange juice, water, regular milk or any juice you like. 

Let us talk additions to the smoothie –

I have used almond butter, chia seeds, oats, protein powder, MCT oil, Collagen powder, moringa powder. These additions are optional but they have healthy fats and carbs that fill you up making for a nutritiously dense smoothie that keeps you full for a long time. I have linked all the products that I use below for your reference. 

Almond butter –

This is the one I use but you can use any nut butter like peanut butter, cashew butter or even tahini. 

Chia seeds –

I use these chia seeds but I have also used flaxseeds and hemp seeds sometimes. Bee pollen is also a good addition to your smoothies. 

Oats –

Instant oats are the best option as it blends well but you can use whole oats or cooked quinoa/couscous. I like having a wholesome fiber to help digest everything well.

Protein powder –

It is a genius way to add protein into your diet using protein powder. I use this brand but you can use any you prefer – keep in mind flavored protein powders will change the overall color and taste of the drink. 

Collagen powder –

There are mixed reviews about this product but I have been using it since a long time and absolutely love it. I use vital proteins which I have linked here. 

MCT oil –

It is a fantastic addition to the smoothie and a great way release energy gradually through out the day when consumed in the morning. I use this brand.

Moringa powder –

I use this brand of moringa leaf powder but you can use any greens powder you prefer. This smoothie is a great way to sneak in more veg into your diet and good green juice powders are a fantastic addition too. 

Having said this, these add ons are optional but definitely worth adding into your diet. I personally have this exact smoothie twice a week if not more. 

Now that we have covered how to make the BEST Green Smoothie, you can have a look at the recipe video on my socials but let’s get to it. Don’t forget to follow along for more healthy recipe inspiration. 

If you try this recipe out, don’t forget to share it with me on instagram so I can see how it turned out. I’d love nothing more than to chat with you on your cooking/baking.  

BEST Green Smoothie

This is a simple recipe with 1 cup fruit, 1 cup greens and 1 cup milk. It is perfect for breakfast but also a great way to fuel your body when you need a filling snack.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, How to make, Post Workout
Servings 1 large glass

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Glass
  • Straw

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Fruit (banana, pineapple, green apple)
  • 1 cup Oat milk
  • 1 cup Spinach

Optional -

  • 1 tsp Almond butter
  • 1 tsp Chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp Oats
  • 1 tsp MCT oil
  • 1 tsp Moringa powder
  • 1 scoop Collagen
  • 1 scoop Protein powder

Instructions
 

  • Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
  • If the smoothie is too thick add a little water to thin it out.
  • Serve in a glass with a straw.

Notes

  • You can use any fruit you like and use coconut water instead of oat milk if you like.
  • During the summer I like to add a few ice cubes for a thicker and cooler smoothie.

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