Daily Green Smoothie

cropped-2018-03-08-08-27-07.jpgHere is my {almost} daily green smoothie!

This can be the healthiest part of my day. I helps me get in many of my MICRO-nutrients in a natural healthy way.

It is loaded with fiber and vitamin C.
It takes 15-20 minutes to prep (or less!). And makes two servings.
It cost less than $8/smoothie.
It is basically a healthy salad in a smoothie.

My version does not have a ton of protein (I usually like to get 35-40g/meal), but you can always add in collegian or a protein powder to boost up that macro. I use this mostly for the micro-nutrients and usually consume it AFTER I drink my morning protein shake.

Okay… here is the nutrition:

Green Smoothie

Yes… it has 11g fat. Yes… it has 40g carb. So if you are on a low crab diet, this might not be for you.

To decrease the carbs you can leave out the apple and blueberries.

To decrease the fat, leave out the avocado. NOT RECOMMENDED. You need fat to help absorb all the nutrients.

For HEALTH… LEAVE IT ALL IN! And then just figure out your nutrients around these macros. Or don’t count macros and just eat real food! 

 Ingredients: 

2 cups kale
2 cups spinach
1 avocado
1 lemon, juiced or 1/2 lemon peeled
3-4 sprigs parsley
2 whole carrots
2 celery stalks
1 tomato
1 apple
1 cup blueberries (frozen recommended)
2 cups water (to help blend)

optional: 

1 scoop college (increase protein)
ginger
ice cups

Put it all in a blender… and blend.

It is that easy. But let me break it down for you a bit more:

Step one: Add all greens, parsley, carrots, and celery with 1 cup water. Blend

Step two: Cut apple, tomato, and avocado. Add to blender. Blend

Step three: Add 1 cup water, add in blueberries, and lemon. Blend WELL. Make sure it is all smooth.

Step four: pour!

Tips:

  • If you are drinking it directly after blending, make sure to put some ice in it. The blending will make the drink a bit luke warm, and the drink is MUCH better if it is cold.
  • If storing it over night, make sure to put it in a glass, almost air tight container.
  • If you have a sensitive stomach, or are not used to eating a lot of veggies, start with 1/2 a serving to see how you digest the drink. There is a lot of fiber here and this can be hard on your stomach.

Leave a comment below and let me know how you like the drink! How did it change your day? Your nutrition?

 

 

 

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