How To Make The Perfect Green Smoothie

How To Make The Perfect Green Smoothie
We promise this isn't just some trendy fad. Try adding in a green smoothie every day for a week and feel your life explode! They don't have to be complicated either, follow this simple formula, open your mind and soon you will be a green smoothie junkie too!

Are you ever guilty of posting photos of green smoothies to social media? We certainly are! To us, a green smoothie is something so beautiful however, not long after posting one of our green beauties one of the first questions we usually get is - What the heck is in that and why would you drink that?! 

Firstly, let us tell you why we love green smoothies: 

  • They are a great way to naturally boost your energy making them perfect in the morning or at that 3pm slump 
  • Packed with disease-fighting nutrients 
  • A fast and easy way to give your body what it needs when you’re in a rush 
  • Packed with phytonutrients from the greens, your immune system will get a nice boost to help it function optimally 

Unlike juices, smoothies consist of the entire fruit or vegetable, skin and all, and contain all of the fiber from the fruits and vegetables. 

However, the blending process breaks the fibre apart (which makes the fruit and vegetables easier to digest) but also helps create a slow, even release of nutrients into the blood stream and avoids blood sugar spikes. 

Smoothies tend to be more filling, because of the fiber and generally, faster to make than juice, so they can be great to drink first thing in the morning as your breakfast or for snacks throughout the day. 

We promise this isn't just some trendy fad, try adding in a green smoothie every day for a week and feel your life explode! They don't have to be complicated either, follow this simple formula, open your mind and soon you will be a green smoothie junkie too ;-) 


OUR FOOL-PROOF FORMULA FOR A PERFECT GREEN SMOOTHIE

THE BASE (LIQUID) 

Add 2 cups 
  • filtered water 
  • coconut water 
  • coconut milk 
  • cooled green tea 
  • nut milk (almond, hemp, cashew) 

EAT YOUR GREENS (LEAFY GREENS)

Add 2 cups 
  • spinach 
  • romaine 
  • green leaf lettuce 
  • kale 
  • collards 

BOOST YOUR ENERGY (FRUIT) 

Add 1 cup of your favorite 
  • pear 
  • banana 
  • pineapple
  • orange 
  • berries 
  • lemon 
  • apple 
  • mango 
  • avocado 

BONUS BOOSTERS (SUPERFOODS)

Add your 2-3 of your favorite superfoods 
  • Food Matters Superfood Greens 
  • chia seeds 
  • your favorite protein powder 
  • maca powder 
  • cacao 
  • coconut oil 
  • nut butter 
  • cinnamon 
  • vanilla 
  • hemp seeds 


OUR FAVORITE GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE (At the moment...) 

  • 2 cups coconut water
  • 2 cups spinach 
  • 1 frozen banana 
  • 1/2 tbsp FM Superfood Greens 
  • 1 tsp maca powder 
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla 

 

  What's Your Favorite Smoothie Combination? 



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James Colquhoun

James Colquhoun

James Colquhoun, filmmaker of Food Matters and Hungry For Change and founder of FMTV. Along with Laurentine ten Bosch, James founded Food Matters, giving people the tools (films, books, website, TV) to take charge of their own health. Food Matters is an internationally acclaimed widely popular documentary about the medical and healthcare industries. His latest documentary, Hungry For Change, reveals how the diet and processed food industries are the enemies of permanent weight loss, vibrant health, and natural living. From here, FMTV was born! A place where we can access vital information by watching all of your favorite inspiring documentaries, expert interviews & recipe videos in one place.

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