Basic Green Smoothie Recipes

There is a huge BUZZ floating around the internet centered around the health benefits of enjoying a daily green smoothie. Have you tried it? We have several members in our group who continue to rave about them. Here are some basic recipes to get you started (borrowed from ‘GotGreenRevolution.com’).

The Basic Green Smoothie Recipe

 This is what we recommend for starting out (makes about 1 quart/1 liter). 
1 or 2 ripe bananas
1/2 cup of another fruit: (pineapple, blueberry, apple, peach, mango)
1 1/2 cup fresh greens:   (~2 chard leaves or ~1 handful spinach)
~ 12 oz water (or to desired consistency)

Mint Melon Medley Green Smoothie Recipe

 For a sweet refreshing mint feeling. 
3 bananas
1  mint sprig, or 2
3 cups  spinach packed in the blender
2 cups cantaloupe
~ 16oz water (to desired consistency)

Green Apple Glory Green Smoothie Recipe

For sweet creamy goodness. 
1  ripe banana
1  large apple cored
1/2  medium ripe avocado
1 cup  packed spinach
1 cup  packed romaine (about 3 large leaves)
~ 1 pint of water

Irish Banana Split Green Smoothie Recipe

Sweet dessert goodness. 
2 frozen ripe bananas
1 cup frozen pineapple
1/2 cup frozen strawberries  
2 cups   packed spinach
~ 1 pint of water

Tropical Dream

 Sweet visions of the tropics. 
1/2  mango
1 1/2 c  pineapple
1 frozen strawberries 
2 cups  spinach
4  small kale leaves
~ 1 pint of water

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