Creamy, delicious, easy to blend and so tasty, this green smoothie can be perfect for breakfast, or a delicious way to replenish your energy during the day. This smoothie is low in carbs, packed with vegetables and healthy fats, and has a beautiful green color that reminds me of spring.
Blend this smoothie with love and appreciation for what nature has to offer. For best results, my advice is to use the best ingredients that you can buy. Drink 1-2 glasses of this green smoothie and you will start feeling gratitude, love, happiness and the magic of life in all its splendor. Love to all!
You will love this nourishing green smoothie
Calling all smoothie lovers out there … this simple green smoothie was:
Ingredients for blending the Perfect Green Smoothie
- Avocado – My favorite way to add plenty of healthy fats (plus other beneficial nutrients) to my smoothies. Simply peel a ripen avocado, remove its seed and throw it into that blender jar.
- Carrot – Carrots have way more nutrients that people tend to know, they are literally a nutritional powerhouse. From B and C vitamins, to healthy fiber and plenty of antioxidants, carrots are great when eaten either raw or cooked. For smoothies we tend to use raw carrots and for this particular recipe I used orange carrots, but you can definitely use any kind you want.
- Apple – Make sure to remove its seeds and please do use your favorite kind of apples. For this recipe, I used those light green apples called golden apples.
- Frozen Spinach – Smoothies are one of the best ways to include spinach in your daily meals. In case you didn’t know, spinach is literally a nutritional powerhouse by itself and that is the reason why I almost always start my day by adding a bit of raw frozen spinach to my smoothie.
- Cucumber – I like using organic cucumbers because I want to make sure that the flesh is free of pesticide residue, and organic cucumbers are as nutritional as you can get.
- Red Pepper – Peppers work great in salads, together with cucumbers and tomatoes. But they’re also great in smoothies, first because they have plenty of water and are so easy to blend, but also due to their vitamins, minerals and antioxidants content. For this recipe I used kapia red pepper (those long peppers), but any kind of pepper will of course work perfectly.
- Grapefruit – Grapefruits are a delicious source of vitamin C, as well as fiber and lots of different groups of antioxidants. I tend to use grapefruit in many of my smoothies, but I also like cooking with it, serve it for breakfast in raw form or pair it with vegetables, eggs and cheese.
- Extra Virgin Coconut Oil – What a great way to include those healthy fats into your daily eating routine! I always use unprocessed organic extra virgin coconut oil that retains that amazing fresh coconut flavor.
- Pineapple – Pineapple is sweet and a bit sour, packed with B and C vitamins, fiber and tropical flavors. Use either fresh or frozen.
- Fennel – A bit sweet and somehow similar to celery, fennel will certainly add a special sweet-ish flavor to your smoothie.
- Ginger Powder – One of the best ways to add a lightly spicy taste (and more nutrients) to your smoothie. Go organic if possible.
- Turmeric Powder – Smoothies are a great way to sneak in some raw turmeric, but even turmeric powder works great by adding those real turmeric nutrients. Go organic if possible.
- Lemon – I used a slice of organic lemon with skin.
- Water – Use enough water to cover the ingredients and a bit more to help your blender mix everything smoothly.
This green smoothie is a nutritional powerhouse
Nutritionally speaking, this green smoothie is perfect in many ways and here’s a breakdown of the nutrient groups where it delivers:
Low in carbs and packed with healthy fats, with only a few carbs per serving.
Loaded with vitamins and minerals from literally every single ingredient.
Packed with phytonutrients (including antioxidants), lots of fiber and raw enzymes that will benefit your body in different ways.
Easy to digest due to using healthy raw plants that come with lots of enzymes (raw plants = raw enzymes).
Almost forgot … smoothies like this one have plenty of healthy fiber that is food for your friendly gut bacteria (the probiotics). You are literally feeding your gut bacteria with the best food out there.
Wow! All these health benefits and this smoothie doesn’t even cost more than a large coffee in the city (or a meal for that matter).
I hope you’ll come to appreciate this smoothie as much as we did. If you decide to blend this smoothie, don’t be a stranger and let me know what you think about it. I’d also appreciate if you can leave me a 5-star rating.
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What’s your favorite creamy green smoothie recipe? Would you try this one? Share your green smoothie wisdom with everyone!
Perfect Creamy Green Smoothie
- 2 avocados (skin and seed removed)
- 4 carrots (sliced)
- 2 golden apples (seedless)
- 250-300 g frozen spinach
- 1/2 cucumber fabio (sliced)
- 1/2 kapia red pepper
- 1/2 grapefruit (skinless)
- 3 tsp extra virgin coconut oil
- 1 slice pineapple (skin and core removed)
- 1 small slice fennel
- 1 tsp ginger powder
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 slice lemon (with skin, organic)
- 600-700 ml water
- Add everything into your blender, including water.
- Blend on medium to high until everything looks smooth and creamy. If it looks a bit thick, just add more water.
- Serve fresh or keep in the fridge for maximum 4 days.
- Color: bright spring green
- Texture: creamy and thick
- Taste: sweet and pleasant to drink