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My Favorite Green Smoothie Recipes

tumblr_mgxsdcrjXq1qiqoxio1_500A green smoothie is a delicious drink made with green leafy vegetables and fruit. The fruit masks the taste of the greens. You can consume 5-8 servings of fruits and vegetables with one green smoothie!

When I drink green smoothies I eat MUCH less, and I don’t feel hungry. There is a reason. If you eat processed foods or fast foods (void of nutrition) you crave food (Dr Fuhrman calls it toxic hunger, not true hunger).

Toxic Hunger

When you eat food that is part of the Standard America Diet (SAD)  you actually have withdrawal symptoms and want to eat again because your body is craving nutrition. If you eat the wrong foods in a few hours you feel shaky, weak, and driven to eat again to relieve the discomfort. It’s a cycle most Americans go through day in and day out.

When we eat the whole foods God makes (and avoid processed foods) we can get in touch with real hunger and avoid eating too much.

Dr. Fuhrman explains that your body needs to go through two phases before it truly needs to consume more fuel: eating and digestion (anabolic phase) and detoxification (catabolic phase).  Most people avoid the catabolic phase, instead opting to eat anytime they feel a little headache or a grumble in their stomachs.  Fuhrman says that allowing the catabolic phase to run its full course is essential to allowing the body to do its necessary “housekeeping” and also to get in touch with your “true hunger,” which allows your internal caloric barometer to be more accurate and prevent overeating.

 

You can avoid toxic hunger and the resulting obesity, heart disease and diabetes by drinking  a nutritious green smoothie every day.

The best green smoothies are made with a powerful blender with 60% fruit and 40% veggies.   This creates a vibrant green smoothie that’s surprisingly tasty and extremely good for you.

Did you know you if you consume five servings of fruits and three vegetables each day you can cut your chance of heart disease and cancer by a whopping 75%?

Typical Breakfast Smoothie

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries or blueberries or mixed berries
  • 2 cups organic orange juice
  • 1 cup kale (stems removed) or romaine lettuce, or spinach
  • 1 handful of parsley
  • 1/8 head purple cabbage
  • 1 T hemp hearts
  • 1 T chia seeds fruit
  • 1/2 to 1 cup ice

If I have broccoli or asparagus I add them too.

Mixed Fruit Favorite

The first three ingredients are available in one bag at Sam’s Wholesale Club or Walmart

  • 1 cup  frozen  mango chunks (mangos are hard to cut, I always use frozen)
  • 1 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • Blendtec1 banana
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 2 cups kale
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 T hemp hearts
  • 1 T chia seeds 
  • 1 cup ice

smoothie-300Red Green Smoothie

Beets are amazingly sweet. I never need to add stevia when I use beets. Note: beet tops have more nutrients than the root.

  • 1 beet and tops
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 5 leaves kale, stems removed
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 1 T hemp hearts
  • 1 T chia seeds 
  • 1/2 to 1 cup ice

Green Smoothie

Limey Love Shake Recipe

This recipe and video is from PHMiracleLiving.com

  • 3 limes (I only use 1!)
  • baby spinach
  • mache greens
  • butter leaf lettuce or romaine
  • half an avocado
  • English cucumber
  • ice cubes
  • 1 T hemp hearts
  • 1 T chia seeds 
  • stevia to taste, or dates

When I’m out of avocados I use a banana instead.

1_Pear_Green_Smoothie_core_pearsTropical Green Smoothie Treat

  • 1/2 apple, Fuji
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 pineapple, fresh, diced
  • 1/4 C orange juice
  • 1/2 C coconut milk
  • 1-2 cups kale (stems removed) or romaine lettuce, or spinach
  • 1 T hemp hearts
  • 1 T chia seeds 
  • 1/2 to 1 cup ice

hello, handsomeDetox Smoothie

  • 1 1/2 cup of cold water
  • 1 cups kale (stems removed) or romaine lettuce, or spinach
  • 3 large stalks of celery
  • 1/8 head purple cabbage
  • 1 banana or apple
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/3 bunch of parsley
  • juice of 1/2 fresh lemon
  • 1 T hemp hearts
  • 1 T chia seeds 
  • 1/2 to 1 cup ice

Pearulicious

  • 1 cup green grapes
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1 Bartlett pear
  • 1 banana, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup kale (stems removed) or romaine lettuce, or spinach
  • 1 handful of parsley
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 T hemp hearts
  • 1 T chia seeds 
  • 2 cups ice cubes

A wonderful welcome to LimaChocolate Mocha Green Smoothie

Super Pick Me Up

  • 1 whole peeled orange
  • 1 banana
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1/2 apple or pear
  • 1 cup kale (stems removed) or romaine lettuce, or spinach
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 T hemp hearts
  • 1 T chia seeds 
  • 1/2 to 1 cup ice

Otro batido másCantaloupe Smoothie

  • 1/2 ripe cantaloupe, peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 or 1 banana
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup vanilla organic yogurt
  • 1 T hemp hearts
  • 1 T chia seeds 
  • 1/2 to 1 cup ice

This is cantaloupe season. I buy them on the side of the road bring ‘em home, cut them up and freeze them in baggies.

Do the same with bananas when they get oldfreeze them. Using frozen fruit mean less ice needed.

Why Do You Use Kale in Green Smoothies?

I don’t like kale but I know it is one of the more nutritious foods. If I hide the kale taste with fruits I don’t know it is there. This chart is by Dr. Joel Furhman, author of Eat to Live, classifying the nutrient density in a variety of foods with 1000 being a perfect score. This is a great reference for the most nutritious foods.

Kale is 1000–10x more nutritious than beans!

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Green Smothies Books

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Your turn. Share your favorite recipes!

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