Kick-start your day with our Go-to Green Smoothie. Made with only five, wholesome ingredients including banana, avocado and greens.
Well-balanced and nutrient-packed.
Smoothies make for an incredible even, supplement pressed, and feeding dinner or bite. At the point when made right they give a sufficient wellspring of carbs, proteins, fats and fibre with not a ton of sugar and impeccable to appreciate as a sound breakfast or as an evening nibble.
A green smoothie you’ll love!
Today, I’m imparting to you the base of my go-to green smoothie formula, one I make regularly. I love that you can keep it straightforward and make it similarly as the formula is composed OR give it significantly even more a supplement and flavour support with extra elements based on your personal preference – I share thoughts beneath.
If you’re new to green smoothies, this one is for you as it’s not so “green”. The banana adds a nice subtle sweetness which makes for a perfect beginner green smoothie! It always turns out a beautiful green colour, too.
Additionally, this go-to green smoothie is perfect for meal prep. Simply freeze together individual servings of the banana, avocado and greens in stasher or zip-top bags for an easy grab, blend and go breakfast.
Five simple ingredients.
- Banana – don’t fear the banana, folks…it adds the right amount of sweetness and provides a host of nutritional benefits. Bananas are rich in potassium, an electrolyte that promotes healthy blood pressure and electrolyte balance. In addition, bananas are a good source of insoluble fibre which promotes digestion and regularity. They’re a good source of soluble fibre too, which increases satiety (feeling of fullness).
- Avocado – the perfect source of healthy fat to add to your smoothie and adds a delicious creaminess. Avocados are one of our favourite sources of fats. They’re a great source of fibre and potassium, amongst many other nutrients, as well as anti-inflammatory properties.
- Greens of choice – Leafy greens are a nutrient dense food and one that you should eat everyday. Rich in antioxidants, fibre and loaded with nutrients. When blended, juiced or cooked the nutrients become more absorbable when compared to eating raw so adding spinach to smoothies is a perfect way to take full advantage of the nutritional benefits.
- Milk – Unsweetened almond, coconut or cashew milk is what I recommend. They’re all dairy free options that add a nice and subtle flavour to the smoothie. One thing to look out for is the added sugars, so be sure to purchase unsweetened nut milks or you can simply make your own.
- Protein Powder – not all protein powder is created equal. I suggest a protein powder that is natural and organic and free from artificial flavours, sweeteners, colours as well as free from soy and gluten. Most importantly, one that you can tolerate. If you choose a whey protein, I’d suggest one that’s made from grass-fed cows milk. Collagen Peptides (such as Primal Kitchen) also makes for a great option for protein. Collagen is known to provide a number of benefits including joint support, muscle repair & growth, cell growth, and healthy hair & skin. A plant-based protein would be another option.
So there you have it, my 5-ingredient go-to green smoothie! This is the base of almost every smoothie I make.
For an added boost of flavour and nutrients you could add ingredients such as:
- Various fruits and veggies (berries, mango, orange, pineapple, cauliflower, carrots, zucchini, etc.)
- Hemp hearts, chia seed and flax seeds
- Brazil nuts and walnuts
- Nut butters
- Maca powder
- Probiotic powder
- and the list goes on…..
Are you ready to give this Go-to Green Smoothie a try?
Make one smoothie for now and one to enjoy later by storing a serving in a mason jar with a lid for up to 24 hours.
Five-Ingredient Go-To Green Smoothie
This is our go-to green smoothie with only five ingredients and packed with nutrients. Kick-start your day with this creamy, go-to green smoothie.
- 1–1/2 cups ice
- 1 medium banana, fresh or frozen (may sub 1 cup fruit of choice such as green apple, frozen pineapple, or mango)
- 2 handfuls of spinach or greens of choice
- ½ avocado
- 1 ½–2 cups milk of choice
- 2 scoops protein powder of choice (such as collagen peptides)
- Place all ingredients into a blender.
- Blend until smooth and creamy and no chunks remain.
- Serve and enjoy (or store in a mason jar with lid for up to 24 hours in the fridge).
- SERVING SIZE: 1/2 OF RECIP
- CALORIES: 215
- SUGAR: 7 G
- SODIUM: 180 MG
- FAT: 8 G
- CARBOHYDRATES: 22 G
- FIBER: 7 G
- PROTEIN: 13 G