Okay, I found it. This is THE BEST GREEN SMOOTHIE EVER!
It’s no secret green smoothies make us feel awesome, right? I personally feel clean, light, hydrated and annoyingly full of energy. It’s just… most of them, I really don’t like them. They’re too green.
But this one…this one is perfect. It’s creamy, super healthy and it’s so so delicious without being overly sweet or overly grass-y.
It’s light, it’s fluffy and very hydrating, which is something I’m struggling with lately, even though I’m drinking SO MUCH water.
In other news, I bought a new blender.
A small, no name one, it was around 20-30 bucks, not that much really when you look at it long-term. HUGE difference from the bigger blender. I always had chunks of fruit or spinach left back when I made my smoothies using that big, more expensive thing. But with this one, smoothies get really smooth. So if you’re hating on your big blender, a smaller one might be your solution. I think it’s because the blades are positioned differently and you can deal with less ingredients here and it just smashes everything together and makes it into something really smooth.
Alright enough with my assumptions about blenders, we don’t want to die of boredom today, we wanna eat healthy!!!! Show me the green smoothie.
How to Make The Best Green Smoothie
- Choose Your Green: Mine was and probably always will be: spinach. Although I did add some stinging nettle to this batch. So so awesome and it doesn’t sting when it’s blended. It gives the smoothie a really nice, fresh and spring-like taste. Both spinach and nettle – very good for your health and for your skin. Oh, and nettle is one of the most anti-inflammatory foods “alive”.
- Add some frozen fruit. I had some peaches frozen from the time when I was happy, it was sunny and summer and living was easy. But you can also use frozen mango, berries, pine apple – really anything.
- Then go add some other fruit for sweetness and more creaminess. To me, this was definitely banana here and I wouldn’t change it for anything else, really. Well, maybe also for pine apple or mango or orange, if I haven’t used them already.
- Now, time for some more vegetables. To me this was cucumber. Cucumbers are among my favorite foods out there, because they’re crunchy, hydrating and super super fresh. I can’t believe my cousin actually hates them.
- Add some spice if you like. I did add some ginger, a very tiny amount, like 1 tsp ground, for more special health and benefits and some more anti-inflammatory action.
- Cover halfway with nut milk or water. I tried both variations, liked it more with the nut milk, but if you don’t have or don’t feel like making any – water will do.
- Blend until everything becomes really really really smooth.
- And enjoy.
Why You Need To Make A Green Smoothie More Often?
The greatest thing about this smoothie is that you’ll get so many nutrients, while simultaneously preventing nutrient loss. I talked a little bit about alkalinity here, but in short: when you eat more alkalizing foods like this smoothie you prevent the demineralization and degradation of your bones and muscles, which occurs naturally with aging and eating too many acid-building foods (like meat, bread, cheese and all the fast food you can think of).
Also due to its anti-inflammatory properties, this smoothie could be helpful with weight loss. There’s a connection between weight gain and inflammation. I will talk about this in a post soon, but in general if you’re having a hard time losing weight, even though you’re eating healthy – it might be inflammation causing all that trouble. So eating a more anti-inflammatory diet by including healthy smoothies like this one can be helpful with losing weight.
Btw. this smoothie is paleo, vegan, gluten-free and it can help detox and hydrate your body, which is something I’m always looking forward to. Especially after having ALL that coffee in the morning.
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 peach, frozen
- 1 tsp grated ginger
- 1 small cucumber or 1/2 big one
- 1/3 cup almond milk
- 1 cup spinach
- chia seeds or flaxseed
- Chop banana, peaches (if not frozen), cucumber. I recommend using a frozen fruit for a creamier texture - either peaches or the banana, I used frozen peaches.
- Put everything in your blender and blend like there's no tomorrow until everything is smooth.
- Top with chia seeds and enjoy!
So, I hope you enjoy this smoothie as much as I do every morning since a couple of weeks now, make sure to share the recipe with your family and friends to help them stay healthy and make the most of life!
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