At the beginning of this summer, I decided that I would try and make a green smoothie. After searching through tons of recipes ("no I do not have an exotic Peruvian orange, I just want something I can make right now without going to the store!"). I decided that I had read enough about smoothies, and just went for it.
|Here's a classy picture of me in the morning with messy hair and no make up. Cause let's be honest, I ALWAYS look like this when I am drinking this smoothie, and there is NO shame ;)|
After making a lot of these smoothies, I have learned the ins and outs of what to use. This recipe is widely adaptable and can be made with the common things that you have in your kitchen (always a plus). And it uses healthy ingredients and tastes really good. A green smoothie that is actually good? YES. I am not the crazy person that doesn't have taste buds, I promise! This recipe is easy, and pretty dang hard to mess up.
GRETTA'S GREEN SMOOTHIE
1 1/2 cup Orange Juice (or water or any other juice)
8 Ice Cubes (approx. use more if you want it thicker)
1 huge handful of Spinach
Optional: Another serving of fruit (I love using a couple pieces of pineapple or half an orange)
Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
-This recipe make two or three servings, cut in half if you don't want extra (I love to have the rest as a snack later in the day).
-Don't have orange juice? Just make sure that you have about 1 1/2 cups of liquid. Any juice or water will work.
-Use any fruit you want! I have made it with peaches, pears and berries (warning: berries do turn your smoothie brown, but it is still good).
|I updated the pictures on this post in January of 2017, but here is one of the original pictures, (9/9/2015) just because I thought I would have a good laugh in a couple of years (lol look at that shirt)!|
Green smoothies are an easy (and yummy) way to incorporate extra fruits and vegetables into your diet. There is nothing better than having a good, healthy smoothie to start you day. So go ahead and pull out your blender, I think I see a bright green future ahead of you!
P.S. Do you have tips and tricks to your green smoothies? I'd love to hear about them! Comment below.