Have you tried a green smoothie yet? It’s an easy and delicious way to add some extra produce into your diet. As opposed to juicing, making a smoothie ensures that you get all the pulp (fiber & nutrition) of the raw fruits and vegetables. As long as you follow a general formula, you can use extra leftover fruits & veggies from your fridge and have a delicious and nutritious treat.
Here’s what you need:
• Fruits: any fresh or frozen fruit you like!
• Veggies: For a more mild taste try using kale, spinach or cabbage or mix in any green you have on hand. You can also add carrots, celery, cucumbers, avocado… the sky’s the limit!
• Liquid: Options include fruit juice, milk, soy or almond milk, water, coconut water, etc.
• Extras (optional): Here’s where you can add some extra nutrition or protein. I like to add chia seeds, hemp seeds, protein powder, Greek yogurt, peanut butter or wheatgrass.