As you all know, I live on green smoothies and juice!
I have a juice or a smoothie (or both) every day, usually for breakfast.
I love to see my friends stare at my large cup of green juice and ask, “what’s in that thing? Why is it so GREEN”?
I like think of it as a delicious glass of superfood. It’s a combination of nutritionally dense and alkaline greens, vegetables and fruits – full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to start your day off right.
Are you excited?
Here are my rules
Start with the basic green smoothie
If you plan on making a smoothie your meal, you can add good quality, plant-based protein (like, Vega)
Stick to a 2:1 ratio of veggies to fruits not to overload on sugar
Buy organic when possible to reap the full benefits of raw nutritious ingredients (bonus: you won’t have to peel the cucumbers!)
A frozen banana or an avocado makes a creamy smoothie
Alkalize! Balance your body’s acidity with cool foods (all the fruits and veggies listed below work nicely).
Tune in to see how easy they are to make!
Now that you have the basics, here are some examples of how you can change it up:
4. Superfood + protein powders
Vegan protein powder (examples: Vega Performance Protein, your favorite pea or hemp protein or Vitamineral Green)
Green powders/blends (Spirulina, Chlorophyll, Blue-Green Algae, etc…)
Non-Dairy milk (examples: almond, coconut, hemp)
I always eyeball the measurements, but if you need to have a bit more guidance in the beginning, I normally stick to about 2 handfuls of greens, a 2:1 ratio of veggies to fruits (frozen or fresh), a ½ cup of liquid, and a couple of tablespoons of superfood powder.