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Smoothies are pretty fantastic. They are these awesome, energizing drinks that we can concoct endless varieties of in a little lab called our kitchen. Many consist mostly of fruit, but you can throw in a vegetable here and there and it will be completely masked by the sweet goodness of our fruit friends.

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Most people are familiar with traditional smoothies that have either a water or a plant milk base and then are loaded up with fruits. A growing trend in recent years, however, has been the green smoothie, which has a good balance between fruit and leafy vegetables (often 60/40).

Green smoothies are ideal because they make meeting your body’s daily vitamin and mineral requirements much easier. Smoothies in general give your body a well deserved break from the effort of digesting solid food; being liquid, they are much easier to digest and the nutrients can be extracted easier, too. They make for a very light meal replacement but are also satisfyingly filling because of their high fibre content.

If you are looking for a few green smoothie ideas, you can check out the ones below from our friends at VegKitchen:

Power Smoothie (Romaine and Superfood Seeds)

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Serves: 1 to 2
Dark leafy greens, hemp, chia, and fruit add up to a tasty and nutrition-paced smoothie.
  • 1 large frozen banana
  • ½ cup frozen mango (or substitute fresh pears or berries)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1 cup almond milk (maybe slightly less, if you have a high speed blender)
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Divide between 1 or 2 glasses and sere.

Kale, Cucumber, and Pineapple Smoothie

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Here’s a pleasing combination for a green smoothie — kale and pineapple, with the added cleansing benefit of cucumber.
  • 1 cup diced fresh or canned pineapple
  • ½ medium or 1 small sweet apple
  • 4-inch piece cucumber (leave peel on if unwaxed
  • 3 to 4 kale leaves (curly or lacinato)
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds or chia seeds, optional
  • 1 cup mango or pineapple juice
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and process until quite smooth. Divide among two tumblers and serve at once.

Spinach and Apple Smoothie

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Serves: 2 to 3
This refreshing smoothie of spinach, apple, and cucumber is among my favorites, as I like smoothies that are more juicy and not too thick.
  • 2 big handfuls baby spinach
  • 1 medium apple, cored and cut into large chunks
  • 3- to 4-inch piece cucumber (preferably peeled), cut into chunks
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla nondairy milk or water, or half of each
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons hemp seeds or chia seeds, optional
  • 2 teaspoons agave nectar or other liquid sweetener, optional
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice, to taste
  • A few ice cubes, optional
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Process until completely smooth. Divide between 2 or 3 glasses and serve at once.


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