Smoothies

Green Veggie Smoothie

By April 9, 2015 January 17th, 2018 No Comments

 

I love a really fresh smoothie that doesn’t leave you feeling full, tired or bloated. So, today I decided to make this green veggie smoothie- it’s super refreshing and I made it instead of making a juice loaded with vegetables (like I usually do!). This smoothie is light, hydrating and is a great way to power-pack your afternoon with nutrients and fiber to help you feel fuller for longer.

This smoothie is also a good source of many nutrients, including:

  • Vitamin C: Kiwi, leafy greens, lemon
  • Folate: Greens
  • Potassium: All of the vegetables and fruits
  • Quercitin: Pear skin
  • Gingerol: Ginger
  • Monounsaturated fats: Avocado
  • Vitamin K: Leafy greens

Enjoy this spring-like smoothie! If you wanted to put this recipe through the juicer just remember to remove the avocado- it’ll get stuck!

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Total time: 5 minutes
  • Makes: 16-20 oz (500 mL)

Ingredients:

  • 1 small pear, cored
  • 1 kiwi, peeled
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • ¼ avocado
  • 1-inch ginger, peeled
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 4 oz water (can be replaced for unsweetened, plain coconut water)

Directions:

  1. Wash and prepare ingredients.
  2. Add ingredients to blender and blend on high for 45-60 seconds or until well blended.
  3. Serve and enjoy!