Green smoothies seem to be everywhere these days. But buying a bottle a day can put a damper on your wallet. Today, I’m sharing with you one of my favorite homemade recipes for green smoothie that’s both simple and inexpensive. Why pay $8 a pop on a green smoothie bottle at the store when you can make it fresh at home?
I have been making my own green smoothies at home for the past two years. Green smoothies are a delicious way to add green vegetables to your diet and to lose weight. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture‘s MyPlate food guide, *fruits and vegetables provide you with vital nutrients such as dietary fiber, potassium, folate (folic acid), vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E that are important for your health. A well balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables provides many health benefits, such as reducing the risk of certain chronic diseases.
So today, I’m excited to bring you one of my favorite recipes that only requires four healthy ingredients – oranges, banana, kale or spinach and honey! This is so delicious and tastes nothing like veggies, plus, it’s a great way to get a good jump start on your mornings!
Green ‘Wake Me Up ‘ Smoothie
Juice from 2 Tangelos or Oranges
1 Banana, frozen is best
1 small handful of baby kale/spinach leaves
drizzle of honey, if desired
Blend everything in a blender until smooth. Enjoy right away!