How to Make a Perfect Green Smoothie + Giveaway

Aug 11, 2014

Get your week started with a power shake! Follow the steps to make the perfect green smoothie.

1. Follow the 60/40 formula.
60% fruits to 40% leafy greens.
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2. Blend in stages to avoid leafy chunks.
Blend up your leafy greens and liquid-base first. Then add your remaining fruits and blend again.

3. Ditch the ice and freeze some fruits.

Freeze your favorite fruits like ripe bananas (peel first), grapes, pineapple or berries. You can also freeze your leafy greens in a freezer-safe bag. Just make sure to add your frozen greens straight to the blender (don’t defrost these fragile lil’ guys).

4. Use raw natural sweeteners.

Add naturally sweet fruits to any smoothie that tastes bitter or a bit too “green.” By sticking with naturally sweet fruits like bananas, mango, apples, pears or pitted dates, we avoid artificial sweeteners and processed sugars.

5. Make smoothies ahead for the perfect fast food.

 You can blend your green smoothie the night before and store it in your fridge (up to 2 days). Use an airtight lid to limit oxidation and keep it as fresh as possible. When ready to drink, give it a good shake before you open.



Cilantro-Mango Detox Green Smoothie


Enjoy this cilantro based green smoothie which is a great way to help cleanse your body of toxins.

Serves 2

Ingredients
  • 1 12 cups spinach, fresh
  • 12 cup cilantro, fresh
  • 1 12 cups mango
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 12 avocado

Instructions
Blend spinach, cilantro and water until smooth. Next add the remaining fruits and blend again. Serve and enjoy! Enjoy this cilantro based green smoothie which is a great way to help cleanse your body of toxins.
 
 
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9 comments:

  1. that looks delicious! now i am craving one!

    Thanks for linking up :)
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  2. I looovvveeee green smoothies! So true about blending in stages- once I figured that out my smoothies were 100 times better!

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  3. Thanks for sharing! I've been making A LOT of smoothies lately, but haven't put in that many veggies. With the chart above, I can make various concoctions!

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  4. These are great tips! We love doing smoothies but still haven't tried any with leafy greens... I don't even know why! The 60/40 rule is very good to know!

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  5. I've never actually made a green smoothie, but might need to try! Thank you!

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  6. Looks delish! I actually love green smoothies!

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  7. Love green smoothies - always grateful to have a new recipe! Thanks x

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  8. I entered the giveaway. Plus I am super excited about this recipe you shared this week. YUM! I'm pinning it to try out soon :)

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  9. Thanks- this is the perfect green smoothie recipe, I always wondered what was in them!

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