Making a green smoothie is an easy way to get fruits and vegetables into your body. If you want to learn about the power of greens, see my previous blog by clicking here. It's a quick fix when you're on the go, when you want something nutritious to drink on your way to work, when caring for yourself or others while they're sick, or when you just want to get rid of leftover greens and fruits.
Smoothie's Basic Ingredients
A typical green smoothie will contain the following ingredients for one smoothie serving:
It takes a few tries to find a smoothie you really love since everyone's taste buds are a bit different. So don't get discouraged! Here are some tips while you're experimenting to find a smoothie that matches you.
Beginner's Green Smoothie Recipe
If you're apprehensive about making/trying a green smoothie or just need a recipe to get started, here's a recipe from the Minimalist Baker I use often. You can definitely make it your own by using any alternatives you already have in your kitchen or leave out ingredients you absolutely dislike.
Nutrition Education: When Smoothies are Needed for Nourishment
Smoothies provide a quick and easy way to nourish our bodies. They're especially useful in the life cycle and for specific circumstances.
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Jane Pelcher, RDN
I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist focused on helping everyone love nutrition through cooking! My blogs provide new home cooks with basic cooking skills and grocery shopping tips. Most importantly, I strive to teach the nutrition behind the foods you cook to help you understand how specific foods can better your health and prevent chronic diseases. I hope you embark on this journey with me!