How to Make a Perfect Green Smoothie

How to Make a Perfect Green Smoothie

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Admit it: For most of us, the idea of a green leafy meal doesn’t usually brighten up our day. While I take the greatest pleasure in treating my eyes to the green garb of Mother Nature, veggies are not always on the top of my food list. But sometimes, sneaking leafy greens into my meals via a smoothie really works. Wait! Don’t judge this post too early as a preposterous way of getting you to try one of those horrid green smoothies that feel like your mouth has collided with a grassy knoll. Smoothie recipes have come a long way from those early versions that focused on fitness and ignored the cries of our taste-buds. This green smoothie recipe {my favorite} is well-balanced, bringing in a glass of fitness, good taste and energy {I promise!}.

I know that you may have a million reasons to skip the rigmarole of making your own smoothie and instead just buy one on the go. But consider the fact that a self-made smoothie gives you the chance to alter taste, experiment with flavours, try new ingredients and even balance the ingredients to meet your fitness needs. Making adjustments to the piquancy of the greens, changing the amount of honey and sugar to meet your health requirements and controlling the protein level of the smoothie are some of the simplest reasons why a home-made smoothie is so much better than the ones we get can purchase.

With ingredients that are available round the year, and effort which equals just enough for you to switch on your blender, you can have this wonderful green smoothie for a filling breakfast or simply enjoy a glass of this refreshing green drink in the afternoon.

My recipe includes spinach which is known for its fitness-friendly nutrients like iron, calcium, Vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, and fibre to name a few. Its rich treasure of nutrients also makes this leafy green a potent antioxidant and researchers have been speculating that it may even have anti-cancer abilities. The addition of hemp seeds makes this smoothie protein-rich {I add a few scoops of a plant-based protein powder as well to give it an extra protein boost}. The best way to sweeten the smoothie is with a touch of honey, which will also provide you with a hit of carbohydrates. With all of these ingredients blended in, you will get that burst of energy your body needs to stay revitalized throughout the day.

Green Smoothie Recipe
Serves: 1

Prep time: 3 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

Protein Powder {optional} – 2 scoops
Hemp Seeds {optional} – 1 tablespoon
Organic Spinach {tightly packed} – 1 cup
Honey – 1 tablespoon
Coconut Water – ¼ cup {adjusted as desired}
Ice – 1 cup

Preparation

o Combine all the ingredients and add it to a high speed blender. Blend for approximately 30 seconds until the mixture reaches a thick and smooth consistency.
o Pour the smoothie into a glass and enjoy!

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The year round availability of these ingredients gives you the chance to enjoy this refreshing drink whenever you want. Just another reason for not letting your fitness take a backseat. Cheers to good health!

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