Photo Credit: Katrina Runs
Most of us tend to be pretty good about adding fruits to our diet— they’re sweet and tasty in their natural state. Adults should be getting 2-3 cups of vegetables each week, with an emphasis on those powerhouse superfoods, dark leafy greens: chock full of vitamins (K, C, E, and many of the B vitamins) and minerals (iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium). Are you getting enough?
Green smoothies are the perfect way to incorporate more leafy greens into your diet, as well as fruits and dairy. Loaded with immunity-bolstering antioxidants, green smoothies are easy to digest and offer maximum nutrition. Unlike juice, smoothies retain the fiber from the fruits and vegetable, doing a body’s digestive system good while helping you to feel fuller, longer.
Green smoothies are also the ultimate in healthy fast food: they’re portable, simple to prepare in practically no time at all and a snap to clean up after, as long as you have the right blender for the job. The Blendtec 725‘s Smoothie setting makes smoothies smooth and silky, and cleaning couldn’t be easier with the Clean setting. A 100-Speed Capacitive Touch Slider, Multi-Speed Pulse and “Add 10” function allow for fine-tuning. Exclusive SmartBlend technology senses and identifies potential problems that could interfere with the perfect blend, including loading errors, overheating, or air pockets, and then displays how to fix them.
Still not convinced? Consider this: studies show that it takes 10 times trying a new food before you acquire a taste for it, and that process can be made easier if you add a little sweetness. If you still balk at eating your veggies, green smoothies smoothen the taste with the addition of sweet fruits and creamy liquids to create a delicious drink. Give these ten recipes from our Ambassadors (plus a wild card build-your-own!) a try— you’ll find yourself craving these plant-based natural energy boosters in no time!
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Green Smoothie Recipe from Katrina Runs
Best Ever Green Smoothie from NOW foods
Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie from Veva
Chocolately Green Smoothie from Angelena Marie
Collard Greens Super Smoothie from A Lady Goes West
Detox Smoothie from Grokker
Peaches & Green Smoothie from Lauren Paints
Sunshine Smoothie from Organically Mo
Copycat Shamrock Smoothie Shake from FitFluential
Ginger Green Smoothie from Love Live Surf
Can’t get enough smoothies, green or otherwise? Here’s 41 more recipes to try.