Green Smoothie Recipe For Beginners

Here is a great Green Smoothie recipe for beginners. As we journeyed from our initial frozen fruit smoothies to smoothies with more veggies, we had been stuck for a long time on fruit smoothies as we never really found a smoothie recipe with vegetables that we liked. We tried a couple of green smoothie recipes from time to time, but just stuck with our fruit smoothies. Then one day, we found a great combination.

We highly recommend this green smoothie recipe to start the transition to incorporating vegetables. It’s also a great smoothie we have found to be a good intro for getting kids into green smoothies.

Yield

About 2 1/2 Cups
Good for 2 people, or 2 adults and a 1/2 cup for 1 kid

Ingredientsgreen-smoothie-ingredients

  1. 1/2 cup of water (filtered, reverse osmosis filtered is ideal)
  2. 1 cup seedless purple grapes (frozen is OK)
  3. 2 servings of Whey Protein Isolate (unflavored, this is optional)
  4. 1/2 cup pineapple chunks (frozen is OK)
  5. 1/2 ripe banana, peeled
  6. 2 cups fresh spinach
  7. 1/2 cup ice cubes (from filtered water preferred)

Directions (General)

  1. Place ingredients into the blender container in the order listed above and securely fasten the lid
  2. Start blender on lowest speed and slowly increase to highest speed
  3. Blend for a total of 45 seconds (or until desired consistency is reached)

Directions (Vitamix with Programs)

  1. Place ingredients into the blender container in the order listed above and securely fasten the lid
  2. Turn Vitamix on. Select the Smoothie setting (the one that looks like drops), and start blending.

Whey Protein Isolate

whey proteinWhey protein is an optional ingredient. I highly recommend incorporating it into any smoothie recipe if you’re using this smoothie as a meal replacement. Having a great source of protein in your smoothie will help you get the feeling of fullness and curb your hunger. I find that using a quality, unflavored, Whey Protein Isolate, like the one on the right, is practically tasteless in the smoothie. It adds a bit of creaminess, so the recipe may need more ice or water as you desire.

 

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