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Loaded with vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids, this green smoothie is ready in a minute.
But most importantly, it tastes like sleep. Sweetened with clementines, banana and pineapple, 2 cups of fresh spinach never fell so easily.
How do you make a green smoothie?
Start by adding your liquid to the bottom of a blender. I use water, but you can use almond milk, coconut milk or regular milk if you prefer.
Then add your softest ingredients. In this recipe, banana, clementines, and spinach come next.
Top with flax seeds. If you are using a high power blender, they can go unground. If you are not sure, you can always grind flax seeds in advance or substitute flax flour.
Lastly, add your frozen ingredients. I use frozen pineapple in this recipe, but if you were to use fresh pineapple, you would add some ice cubes on top.
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Are green smoothies really that good for you?
I am not a registered dietitian and nothing on this site should be construed as nutritional advice.
I think eating a variety of foods and making healthy whole food choices whenever possible (but not necessarily on your birthday) is the best way to do it.
To that end, eating fruits, spinach, and flaxseeds along with other tasty and nutritious foods is not the worst idea in the world.
What are the ingredients to make a green smoothie?
Can you use a blender to make a smoothie?
Yes of course!
If you're using a regular blender (i.e. bought on Black Friday for $ 5), you can grind your flaxseeds separately in an electric grinder
or substitute ground flax flour.
The ratio of whole flaxseeds to ground flaxseeds is 1: 1.5. So in this recipe, you can substitute 3 tablespoons of ground flaxseed flour for the 2 tablespoons of whole flaxseeds.
If you accumulate kitchen appliances, I use a Blendtec blender at home and use Vitamix blenders at culinary school. I love them all!
The best green smoothie recipe! Fresh spinach and flax seeds are sweetened with citrus and bananas. You will be amazed at how good it tastes! Cuisine: American Preparation time: 2 minutes Total time: 2 minutes Servings: 2 servings Calories: 152kcal
- 1/2 cup of water
- 2 clementines, peeled
- 1 banana
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- 2 tablespoons flaxseeds or 3 tablespoons flaxseed
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- Combine all ingredients in a blender in the order listed. Mix until smooth.
- You can substitute 3 tablespoons of ground flaxseed for whole flaxseeds.
Calories :: 152kcal