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The Easy Yummy Green Smoothie Recipe

The Easy Yummy Green Smoothie Recipe

This week has been so hectic! It’s that time of year where everyone gets sick, and with all my meetings, rushed photoshoots, and late nights writing, it’s a miracle I haven’t yet caught what seems to be going around. It’s essential to prioritize your health during these winter months. Smoothies are a delicious way to get the nutrients you need, because admit it: sometimes you’re just not in the mood to eat your vegetables.

I started using this recipe a couple months ago when I began feeling like I needed more energy. If you want to detox your diet, boost your energy, or fight a cold, this easy yummy green smoothie will be life!

Ingredients:

1 cup packed spinach
1.5 cups coconut milk
2 tablespoons chopped avocado
1banana
1/2 cup frozen mango
4 ice cubes

Blend the coconut milk and spinach for 30 seconds to assure a velvety texture. Then add the remaining ingredients and puree until blended to desired consistency. Pour into a glass and serve with a straw.

Spinach: Remember Popeye? That little homie owes his entire career to this leafy green. Spinach is loaded with vitamin c that helps fight cold symptoms and reinforces the immune system. Studies have shown that consumption of green leafy vegetables such as spinach may slow the age-related decline in brain function. So, eat your greens and keep working those crossword puzzles to keep your brain young and agile.

Coconut milk: Coconut milk is a great base for smoothies, and unlike dairy, doesn’t cause you to bloat. Coconuts are highly nutritious and contain beneficial fat called lauric acid, a medium-chain fatty acid that’s easily absorbed and used by the body for energy.

Avocado: Even though avocado sounds nasty in a smoothie, you don’t actually taste it! It also adds a silky smooth finishing touch. Avocados are loaded with heart healthy fats and play a vital role in maintaining a healthy brain. They can help you lose weight because they also contain oleic acid, a fat that activates the part of your brain that makes you feel full. Unsaturated fats found in avocados have been shown to produce a greater feeling of satiety than less-healthy saturated fats and trans fats found in processed foods. I hear an avocado a day keeps the doctor away, forever!

Banana: Bananas are a sweet source of energy and aid in sustaining your blood sugar. They can help overcome seasonal depression due to high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin- the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter. So basically if you can’t get high on life, eat a banana…

Mango: Mangoes fight bad cholesterol and are packed with vitamin C is a well-known immunity booster, as well as a powerful, fast-working antioxidant. They contain more than 100 percent of our daily recommended intake of vitamin C in just one cup. Recent studies show that when vitamin C is consumed during times of stress, it actually has the ability to decrease our blood pressure to a normal level, preventing the development of hypertension.

Don’t be cry babies (or barbies! lol) and try it… I promise you’ll love it! And if you don’t love it… Drink up anyway. Healthy is sexy! Instagram a picture of your easy yummy green smoothies and tag @prettyweirdbombshell to be featured!


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  • Marian

    This sounds creamy and delicious. I love mango in my smoothies.

  • SAN

    So yummy! I’m gonna try it out tomorrow! X

  • Bianca Sasha

    I love green smoothies any way, any time! These look like bowls of delicious!

  • This looks delicious! I love the microgreens on top….so pretty!

  • ObsessiveCookingDisorder

    don’t get sick! Lots of my coworkers have been knocked out by a nasty GI bug. Love the color in this

  • Jade

    I love green smoothies. I never thought about adding avocados.

  • I love green smoothies and this one looks like a great meal substitute.

  • Veronica Bjorøy Leirvaag

    Yummy:-) I would definitely need to try this.

  • Jolina

    Those smoothie bowls look lovely! And it’s packed with all my favourite things 🙂 Nice.

  • Kimberly

    This looks amazing! I love the creamy taste avocados add to smoothies.

  • Tess Chupinsky

    I’m always looking for new smoothie recipes. This one is going into the rotation!

  • This looks really yummy!! In winter I make less smoothie, but as soon as spring comes, I’m gonna try this recipe!

  • Nicole Parise

    This looks awesome! I havn’t tried avocado myself in a smoothie, but when others add it in I never tasted it!

    xx nicole
    http://www.nicoleparise.com

  • Lauren Kunin

    I make one like this but with almond milk and without the mangos. I might have to mix it up a little and try yours.

  • Ashlee

    I make a ton of smoothies and I can safely say that I’ve never thought about putting an avocado in them! I’ve put avocado seeds, but never an avocado! I’ll be trying this asap!

  • This smoothie looks delicious! I try to take a healthy smoothie for lunch most days, so I’m always looking for new recipes to add variety. Thanks for sharing this one, it looks like a winner!

  • Breyona Sharpnack

    I used to be intimidated by green smoothies bc they all looked weird until I had my first one and it was so good. It was better than the pink or purple smoothies! I also loved it was packed full of veggies etc without the yuck taste.

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