Secrets For Creating The Best Green Smoothie!

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I find green smoothies are a super quick and easy way to get large amounts of fruits and leafy greens into my family’s diet. My toddler loves his morning smoothies and I love that they are tasty and filled with good-for-you ingredients!

Here are my secrets for creating the best green smoothies for your family. Children LOVE these and they are super easy to make.

The best green smoothie ratio:

  • 2 cups leafy greens: spinach, kale, swiss chard, romaine, etc.
  • 2 cups liquid base: water, almond milk, coconut milk ( we always use almond milk)
  • 3 cups of ripe fruit: bananas, peach, apple, pineapple, avocado, berries, grapes.
  • (Tip: use at least one frozen fruit to chill the smoothie, I keep frozen bananas in my freezer and use one a day for our morning smoothie. Bananas also add creaminess to the smoothie – peel them before storing)

Steps:

Add the liquid base to the blender, then the fruits and top it with the greens. Blend well and serve!

You can also boost your green smoothie with a super-food. We love using chia seeds, hemp seeds or even almond butter!

What I love the most about green smoothies is that the sweetness of the fruit blends makes them taste delicious, you don’t really taste the greens.

Are you a green smoothie fan? What’s your favorite recipe?

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Hi, my name is Angela and I am a Canadian mom living in Vancouver with my wonderful husband and two happy little boys. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!
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14 responses to “Secrets For Creating The Best Green Smoothie!”

  1. SammyS. — July 25, 2014 @ 8:08 am (#)

    Yummy, we love green smoothies. Make one a day!

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  2. Stephanie Ramalho — July 25, 2014 @ 2:48 pm (#)

    That looks so good! It’s easy too.

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  3. Anne Taylor — July 25, 2014 @ 4:07 pm (#)

    I want to be a green smoothie person, I really do!! lol Your recipe sounds pretty easy and flexible, so I think I’ll give it a try!

    Thanks

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  4. Jeannie — July 26, 2014 @ 12:50 am (#)

    I love Kale smoothies. I always use frozen fruit because it gives it a thicker texture which I like in smoothies.

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  5. Melinda L. — July 27, 2014 @ 1:18 pm (#)

    I’ve had the courage to try green smoothies…I hope to sometime

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  7. Stephanie LaPlante — August 1, 2014 @ 8:11 am (#)

    I find healthy smoothies like that delicious. My stubborn dad however hates them.

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  8. Treen Goodwin — September 8, 2014 @ 5:01 am (#)

    awesome tips thanks so much for sharing … smoothies are a big
    thing in our home , we will be trying this one for sure 🙂

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  9. Anna W — October 13, 2014 @ 5:43 pm (#)

    I love making green smoothies. I like adding Salba seeds to mine.

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  10. Elva Roberts — October 14, 2014 @ 4:02 pm (#)

    I love smoothies but have never made or drank a green one. I am glad you put in the proportions to use as I am interested in trying them out. Thank you for your suggestions.

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  11. kathy+downey — November 18, 2014 @ 3:47 am (#)

    Thanks for the tips,great post

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  12. kathy downey — February 13, 2015 @ 7:50 am (#)

    Thank you for your suggestions,got me some greens going to give this a go on the weekend

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  13. katie m — March 3, 2015 @ 9:12 am (#)

    I’ve never tried a green smoothie. In my smoothies I put orange juice, greek yogurt, and strawberries.

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  14. Elva Roberts — May 1, 2015 @ 3:33 pm (#)

    I have tried a smoothie using the ratio above and have been pleasantly surprised at how good it tasted. I plan on drinking more of them-a wonderful way of getting my veggies.

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