Green smoothie recipes are a dime a dozen when searching on Pinterest or Google. However I still felt this one in particular was worth sharing. Why? Because it is a veggie filled green smoothie! Instead of being full of fruits and nut butters, like most recipes.
When it comes to breakfast, I used to have to make a whole meal. Bacon, eggs, toast, the whole thing. Every morning. However since I now workout as soon as I get up, my mornings are a bit more rushed. Because of this, I am always looking for something quick, healthy and that will actually fill me up. Enter this veggie filled green smoothie.
To be honest I used to always fill up my smoothies with fresh/frozen fruit and various nut butters. I never even thought about putting vegetables (other than spinach and kale) in my smoothies. Until my little sister mentioned all the veggies she puts in hers. I always figured fruits were for smoothies and vegetables were for juicing. She proved me wrong and I’m going to thank her for getting me up to speed here.
My main concern with adding vegetables (or even the apple) was that they would not blend and I’d end up with veggie chunks in my smoothie. Gross! Turns out though, if you do it right, your smoothie will be just that, smooth.
I’ve never been great at eating vegetables. I swear I try, but when it comes to breakfast and lunch I really lack the vegetable intake. I LOVE that this recipe gives me approximately 4 servings of vegetables first thing in the morning. And because I usually drink it post workout I love to include a serving of protein powder.
Here is a break down all the health benefits of the ingredients in this veggie filled green smoothie:
Full of Vitamins K, A, and C, Folate, Magnesium, Iron, Potassium and Calcium. It is a good source of zinc, B6, Fiber and Vitamin E as well. Celery: a good source of antioxidants, helps to reduce inflammation, is rich in vitamins and minerals and aides in health digestion.
Full of vitamins K and C, Fiber, Potassium and Folate. Helps aid in digestion, is great for the skin and promotes healthy bones.
Great source of fiber, rich in antioxidants, Vitamin C, K and Potassium.
Loaded with antioxidants, great source of fiber and protein, and high in Omega-3 Fatty Acids.
Rich in fiber, Omega-3, protein, vitamins and minerals. Helps promote healthy heart, cardiovascular system and digestion.
One of the most healthy spices, cinnamon has anti-inflammatory properties, is loaded with antioxidants, helps reduce the risk of heart disease and helps regulate metabolism.
As you can see, this smoothie is packed full with vitamins, minerals and endless health benefits, so drink-up!