Energy Boosting Green Smoothie

Starting your day off on the right foot is essential to optimal health and performance. If you work with me or visit my site frequently, you know I am a big fan of the health and beauty benefits of having Green Smoothie for breakfast. 

I have tweaked my recipes a bit for summertime to take advantage of the freshest produce and to start my day feeling light, bright and energized!

 

Glowing Green Smoothie

A delicious combination of eye-opening tart green apples and hydrating veggies. To make this drink even greener (AKA more powerful), try increasing the green leafy veggies or throwing in a fistful of cleansing parsley.

  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1 green apple or pear
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 handful of romaine, kale or spinach
  • 1 T hemp seeds
  • Coconut water (or purified water)
  • Ice
  • OPTIONAL: 1 tbsp of almonds, cashews, or 1 brazil nuts (makes it a bit more hearty and delicious)

1.  Blend ingredients in a high-powered blender

 

Calming Green Smoothie

This smoothie is a go-to at my house.  I love the refreshing additions of cilantro and mint, and avocado adds a good dose of healthy fat

  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 1 cup green grapes
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, leaves and stems, tightly packed
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, tightly packed
  • 1 handful spinach or romaine
  • 1 1/4 cups water