Green smoothies are so underrated. You’d think that putting vegetables in a smoothie would not be the most appetizing but it’s actually really tasty. By using fresh spinach or other mild flavored veggies you can easily mask the flavor if you are not a huge vegetable fan. The best vegetables to use in smoothies are generally the softer leafy greens like spinach, kale(dino to be specific), chard, etc. These offer huge vitamin benefits as well as being easy to blend up. Avocados are another great option for healthy fats, and for those who need a heartier smoothie for workouts.
In this smoothie I used:
2 handfuls of spinach
1 whole ripe banana
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon chia seeds
In your blender, start with the spinach and then add your fruits, adding the liquid last. This helps everything blend together nicely without having too many big clumps. When I’m using frozen fruits I tend to not use ice so feel free to add ice if you like a thicker smoothie. Also, yogurt or nut butters are a great addition!