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 Wake Me Up Smoothie at home for the past few 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. Firstly before you try to make this smoothie yourself, you’re going to want to make sure you have a blender that can efficiently do all you need to create one of these green smoothies. Apparently, according to DiligentChef.com you might be wanting to use different blenders depending on what ingredients you’re planning to use within your smoothie, as you might find some ingredients can be done together, and others you may have to blend separately which can cause some annoyance. Especially when you’re trying to get going in the morning!
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 – and one of the ways I simplify my life! 🙂
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
- ice cubes according to your taste
- Put everything in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy right away!