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The Real Breakfast of Champions: Green Smoothies!

Green smoothies can range from super simple to very elaborate, but the most amazing thing about them is that no matter how complex the ingredient list gets all you need to do is throw everything in a blender (quick cleanup too!). For those who are new to green smoothies it’s good to start with a 60:40 ratio of fruits to vegetables and as your body and taste buds become more accustomed to greens you can aim for a higher portion of vegetables. I like to have a 60:40 ratio of greens to fruit in my smoothies, but that didn’t happen over night. When you begin adding more greens to your diet you’ll find that your body responds positively and begins to crave raw greens. Try having a green smoothie everyday for a week and see how you feel!

Green smoothies are very easy on your digestive system and because they are already blended your body is able to assimilate the vitamins and nutrients from the fruits and vegetables right away. You’ll feel instantly energized! The possibility for combinations is truly endless but here’s a recipe for a good place to start.

Ilene’s Basic Green Smoothie

makes 2 servings

What you’ll need:

  • 2 bananas
  • 2 cups kale
  • 1 cup frozen fruit
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 3 tbs ground flax seeds (full of fiber and omega)
  • 1 tbs maca powder (click the link to see why I love this super ingredient)
  • optional- 1-2 tsp agave (perfect for beginners!)

Directions:

  1. Very easy, blend all ingredients until completely smooth!

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Nutritional info per serving: *using frozen strawberries and unsweetened almond milk Calories- 237 Total fat- 6 g Cholesterol- 0 Total Carbs-  45 g Dietary Fiber- 10 g Protein- 8 g

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10 Responses to The Real Breakfast of Champions: Green Smoothies!

  1. […] In this previous post I shared my basic green smoothie recipe as well as a little about about why green smoothies are awesome. Now let’s take our smoothies up a notch by turning them into green smoothie bowls! I like to make green smoothie bowls on mornings where I have a little extra time to enjoy my breakfast or as an afternoon snack. They’re super satisfying because they’re packed with energy from blended greens, but also have crunchy components- it feels like eating a bowl of cereal! […]

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