Smoothies taste so, so good, don’t they? Especially the ones made naturally, with fruits and veggies, right? Right.
But, did you know that the best, most healthy smoothies made from fruits and veggies are green. I know what you’re thinking, green smoothies turn you off just by seeing the color. Well, get that thought out of your head; Green smoothies are amazing for you, and, they can make your taste buds go wild, believe it or not.
Don’t knock it ‘til you try it. That’s my motto when it comes to healthy, nutrient filled foods. Sure, most foods of the sort sound nasty, or seem like they’d taste gross, but not green smoothies.
Let’s name a few good factors in drinking green smoothies:
- They’re filled with nutrients
- They have a phenomenal amount of vitamins
- The fiber intake is sufficient
And, they can make vegetables like kale, spinach, and broccoli taste so good. Trust me on this.
If you want to know the secret of why smoothies made with fruits and veggies taste so good, I’ll tell you: the smoothies need sweet fruits to be added in, and maybe even some seeds to add a delicious twist.
But don’t be turned off by the green color that the vegetables give off for the smoothies; The sweet fruits will combat that ‘make-believe’ grossness and will instead bring taste buds to your mouth you probably didn’t even know you had. Plus, the vegetables provide your body with the calcium, iron, and protein it needs to be the healthiest it can be.
So, check out the following smoothies that taste the best, that give us the best health benefits, and that are easy to make. All you have to do is mix the ingredients together in a blender.
Do you want to sneak in some extra vegetables to get those vitamins and minerals your body has been lacking recently?
Try the smoothie with bananas and spinach. All you have to do is mix the two ingredients together and voila, you have your daily intake of fruits and vegetables in one simple-made drink.
Do you not have sufficient time to make a real breakfast, and instead want to make something quick and consume it on-the-go?
Get ahold of the smoothie with blueberries and avocado. The two ingredients may not sound too good together, but here’s where the don’t knock it ‘til you try it motto comes in. Give it a chance, you don’t know what you’re already missing.
Do you want to improve your heart health with a simple, easy to make, healthy drink?
Check out the smoothie with parsley, kale and berry in it. Many people I know, and probably many people you know, don’t think to put parsley and kale into a smoothie. The two are made to be eaten with cooked foods, or even cooked themselves. But on the contrary, mixing these two ingredients with some tangy like a berry (blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, blackberry) will have your mouth watering in no time. It won’t even taste like a gross green smoothie like your mind programs you to think it is.
Do you like those super tropical-like drinks that make you feel as if you’re right in the center of Cancun, Punta Cana, or the Caribbean?
Give the smoothie with kale, pineapple, and banana a swirl. To make it even more tropical and interesting, add in some coconut milk, you’ll be saying aloha in no time.
Do you ever feel like you want or need a salad, but don’t have the time to physically sit down and eat one?
Try the smoothie known as the sweet punch (any fruit) and add romaine lettuce. Sounds weird, I know, but tastes oh so good. Blend your sweet fruit of choice in with your romaine lettuce, add some seeds, and there you go. Many beginner smoothie drinkers like to start with this drink, first. It’s cheap, easy to make, and gives choices to the consumer.
Do you feel a tad sick, maybe have a cold coming on, or your allergies just won’t leave you alone?
Grab yourself a smoothie with kale and ginger in it. We all know that ginger helps clear the sinuses from time to time, and it helps with upset stomach, too. So, why not consume it in a smoothie with one of the best vegetables known to boost vitamin and mineral counts within the body? There’s no reason no to. Not only does ginger do these awesome things for you, it also knows how to circulate the blood a little better while strengthening your immune system.
Do you have a mega sweet tooth that just needs satisfaction as soon as possible?
Mix up the smoothie with mango, kiwi, peach, and spinach in it. The mango and peach make it seem as if the spinach is not even there, yet you still get your strong daily dose of a phenomenal vegetable.
Do you want to feel entirely refreshed and relaxed, all with just the consumption of one little drink?
Drink the smoothie with cucumber, apple, and ginger in it. But don’t forget to add a little bit of spinach for the ultimate health kick. Don’t worry, the cucumber will be too refreshing to resist.
Do you love the protein, and the taste, of chia seeds?
Check out the smoothie with lemon and celery in it. Throw in some chia seeds and you have yourself a literal extreme health drink. What more can you ask for?
Do you not like spinach, and do you not like kale, and do you prefer maybe another green vegetable that will provide your body with the same nutritional value?
Drink up one of those smoothies with banana and broccoli in it. Don’t worry, I know bananas aren’t always the sweetest fruits, and broccoli is not always the most flavorful veggie, especially in a smoothie. Actually, they kind of taste a little crunchy, and need a little extra blending. But fear no more; Add in some maple syrup and almond milk, the rest is history. You will like this drink.
Do you need a dessert smoothie just because they are absolutely amazing and incredibly hard to resist?
Get yourself a smoothie with chocolate, mint, and greens in it. Chocolate is necessary to have in some smoothies, I mean, you don’t want to deprive yourself from all the bad (really good) ingredients you can add into smoothies now, do you? However, if you add in some dark chocolate, you don’t have to feel guilty even for a moment. Dark chocolate has amazing health benefits, so blend some on in.