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ULTIMATE GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE

Do you have a favourite green smoothie recipe? If not, seriously, you’re missing out!

There are lots of green smoothie recipes out there and while most of them are healthy and tasty, there’s something about this mix that makes it INCREDIBLE.

This is above and beyond one of my favourite smoothie recipes and it has only 5 simple ingredients, making it so easy to prepare!

It’s a great breakfast option, pre or post-workout drink, or a mid-afternoon snack.

The NHS recommends five servings of fruits and vegetables per day to live a healthy lifestyle. This recipe ticks two boxes off that list. We don’t know about you, but we don’t always have the time to eat five lots of veggies and fruits per day, so getting them in a smoothie is a bonus! It packs a surprising amount of greens that cover one full serving of vegetables, plus one serving of fresh fruits that give it a flavoursome kick.

Plus, this green smoothie recipe helps you eat veggies without the “green” flavour.

We know not everyone enjoys the playful taste of liquified kale or spinach, we like to “hide” our greens and make beginner-friendly vegetable smoothies that are low in sugar but high in flavour.

The ingredients are simple, full of vitamins and minerals, and may already be in your kitchen: almond milk, nut butter, mango, spinach, and Green Juice powder come together in creamy mix that keeps you satisfied in between meals -so you don’t get hangry- and tends to fool picky eaters, even kids!

Best part? It takes literally five minutes or less to make. 

AN ALL-DAY GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE FOR BEGINNERS AND PROS

Even if you’ve been riding the green smoothie wave for years, this simple combination may still surprise you.

Almond butter instead of peanut butter and mango instead of smoothie-favourite bananas, make this green smoothie a real plot twist.

You have to try it to see what we mean! 

ULTIMATE GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE

This green smoothie recipe gives you a healthy dose of energy, fiber, iron, calcium, protein, and healthy fats - all good for your brain and body! 

Ingredients:

1 scoop of Green Juice powder

1 cup spinach 

1 tbsp almond butter 

1 cup of frozen or fresh mango 

1 cup of unsweetened almond milk

Instructions:

Add all the ingredients into a high power blender and blend until smooth. 

If you want to top up your protein, you could also add a scoop of protein powder.

This recipe has one serving per person; to make multiple servings double or triple the ingredients and refrigerate. The frozen mix is good for about two weeks. 

Kids Love it Too!

This recipe is great for growing kids; you can’t really taste the spinach and it has a slight sweet taste that kids will love.

And if they’re little athletes, the non-dairy protein in the Multi-Collagen will help sustain muscle growth. It’s also full of fiber, has a naturally sweet balance, and helps to keep sugar cravings at bay. 

You can add up to one more cup of spinach to this mix, and effectively double your dose -or your child’s- of greens in a day, without altering the flavour - which, for the record, tastes a little like a mango colada. 

Since the ingredients are flexible, you can also try to make this green smoothie with coconut milk instead of almond milk or your dairy milk of choice, try unsalted peanut butter instead of almond or using one cup of peach instead of mango to make it even more kid-friendly. If you keep the proportions, you’ll likely end up with a tasty treat.

These gentle substitutions are still powerful enough flavour to cover the greens and keep your drink tasty. If you have picky eaters check out our 10 beginner-friendly green smoothie recipes, try different options until you find one they really like.

POWERFUL NUTRITION IN A GLASS

Each serving of our Ultimate Green Smoothie recipe has:

Protein: 26.7g

Fat: 17.5g

Saturated Fat: 6.5g

Carbohydrates: 35.8g

Fiber: 6.6g

Sugar: 16.5g

On average a healthy adult man or woman needs a certain amount of these vital nutrients to thrive, but how much?

For a 2,000 Calorie Diet according to the Institute of Medicine and National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, we need:

Protein:  Men 56g - Women 46g

Fat:  Men 77g Women 44g 

Carbohydrates: Men 130g - Women 130g

Fiber: Men 38g - Women 25g

Sugar: Men 37.5g - Women 25g or up to 50g for both

And that’s without going to the gym or having regular physical activity. If that’s the case for you the numbers may vary and, in some cases, they may be larger. 

This green smoothie recipe has Vitamin C, D, A, E, calcium, iron, and other important micronutrients in a small portion. In addition to up to 46% protein, 17% fiber, and 27% carbohydrates, of the recommended daily intake.

While it has 16 grams of sugar coming from the mangoes, it’s important to note that these are natural sugars mixed with fiber and water - very different from added sugars in candy or pastries.

BOTTOM LINE:

It's possible to have your veggies and protein AND something you actually want to drink at once. 

We love that this green smoothie recipe sends us out the door with two full servings of healthy fruits and vegetables in our bellies while keeping us full in the afternoons. When we double it up in a day, having one in the mornings and one mid-afternoon (long live batch cooking!) we only need to add one salad to our day to hit the five servings minimum.

Try it yourself! If you do, tag us in your pics enjoying your Ultimate Green Smoothie mix, and if a little one had without complaints - share with the community! Help us grow together!

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog. Today say to yourself over and over “I am ready to treat my body with some yummie goodness” and know you’re worth it!

Yours in health and happiness,

Beth Cook 

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