If you’re anything like me, it is hard to get your greens in. I eat fairly healthy, but I don’t always focus on getting every fruit and vegetable in. Especially the ones I don’t like as much (a.k.a. plain spinach). My go-to was always to order a green smoothie when I’m out and about or add these things to an omelette. However, those two things didn’t happen very often.
Although I really enjoy green smoothies, I never tried to make one on my own because honestly, it was kind of intimidating. In my mind, it would just turn out gross and I’d end up wasting time and money on my attempt. Yesterday, I faced my fear and decided to go for it. After all, I loved the smoothies I’d get when I was out and it’d be much better to make them at home. I’d incorporate greens more often and save money!
Despite my fears, my green smoothie was actually DELICIOUS. It was refreshing, easy to make, and was not overpowered with a vegetable taste. I know incorporating this smoothie more regularly will provide me with nutrients and all the benefits gained from eating my leafy greens. I’m sharing the recipe with y’all today as a weekly wellness tip so you too can incorporate more greens in your life! I promise, this recipe won’t disappoint!!
Green Smoothie Recipe
- Spinach – 1 handful
- Celery – 1 stalk chopped
- Frozen Pineapple – 1/2 cup
- Apple Juice – 4 oz.
- Greek Vanilla Yogurt – 1/2 cup
- Juice from 1/2 Lemon
- Put the spinach and the juice in your blender and blend until smooth.
- Add in the celery and blend until smooth again.
- Next, add the frozen pineapple, Greek yogurt, and lemon juice and blend until smooth.
- Add ice or more yogurt to get your desired consistency.
That’s it! This green smoothie is SO simple to make and like I said, I thought it was pretty tasty. My mom taste tested it too and was a fan 🙂 It is easily customizable for anyone to make. You can substitute the celery, pineapple, or juice if you’d like without changing the consistency too much. Take care of yourself by getting your leafy greens!
I hope this green smoothie recipe helps you be comfortably you with all your vitamins and minerals!