green power smoothie

Green Power Smoothie | Vegan | Gluten Free

I drink a green smoothie almost every morning to power up and get my day rolling. It’s the easiest way to flood by body with nutrients and stay energized throughout the morning.

After feeling phenomenal every time I drank it, I knew it was time to share my Green Power Smoothie with you.

Green Power Smoothie | Vegan | Gluten Free

Smoothie Nutrition

Leafy green vegetables are the pinnacle of nutrition. They are best because they contain a full variety of antioxidants we need to help fight off disease.

Kale and Swiss Chard are particularly high in Vitamins A, C, E, and K. They also contain high levels of, iron, magnesium, potassium and calcium.

Two other notable nutrition facts for this smoothie are the Omega-3’s and fiber. More specifically, 17 grams of fiber in just this single smoothie!

Considering that average fiber intake in the US is a mere 15 grams, this is truly a Green Power Smoothie.

Green Power Smoothie | Vegan | Gluten Free

Customize To Your Tastes

Truth be told, this recipe is a great “base” for a more custom smoothie.  Adding an additional ingredient or two can transform the taste and make it a powerful tool for health.

Use the list below to customize your smoothie:

Add Sweetness – add ½ – ¾ cup frozen blueberries, mangos, or peaches

Make It Refreshing – add ½ cup frozen pineapple + small handful cilantro

Add Pucker – Juice of ½ lemon + ½ cup frozen raspberries

Post Workout – 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

Anti Inflammatory – ½ cup frozen blackberries + ½ tsp turmeric + pinch black pepper

 

These are just a few of my favorites, but feel free to customize to your tastes!

Green Power Smoothie | Vegan | Gluten Free

Two Secrets For Perfectly Creamy Smoothies

When it comes down to it, there were two ingredients that make the most difference between a creamy or watery smoothie: ice and frozen fruit.

Since frozen fruit is limited to serving sizes, use ice liberally for texture. Crushed ice works the best BY FAR.

It blends easier and doesn’t leave ice chunks at the end. If you don’t have an ice crusher available, use the list below to shop on Amazon for one:

Green Power Smoothie | Vegan | Gluten Free

Try My Other Recipes

If you love smoothies as much as me, then you’ll love some of my other smoothie recipes:

OR maybe you just love breakfast all day long:

Now go make yourself a Green Power Smoothie!

green power smoothie

green power smoothie

Prep Time
Total Time 
5 minutes
5 minutes
Prep Time:
5 minutes
Total Time: 
5 minutes
Servings:
1
Cuisine:
vegan
Category:
smoothie, breakfast
Diet:
gluten free, dairy free, soy free
Author:
plant based scotty

ingredients :

2 cups packed greens (kale and swiss chard are my favorites)

1 frozen banana, chopped

1-2 pitted medjool dates

2 tbsp flaxseed meal

2 tbsp hemp seeds

1/2 – 3/4 cup almond milk

handful of crushed ice (about 1/4 cup)*

customize :

Add Sweetness – add ½ – ¾ cup frozen blueberries, mangos, or peaches

Make It Refreshing – add ½ cup frozen pineapple + 2 tbsp cilantro

Add Pucker – Juice of ½ lemon + ½ cup frozen raspberries

Post Workout – 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

Anti Inflammatory – ½ cup frozen blackberries, ½ tsp turmeric + pinch black pepper

notes :

*If you prefer to a thinner texture, simply add less ice. Additionally, you can also add 1 tbsp of water at a time until you reached your desired consistency.

The pictures on this page are from the base recipe. If you add additional ingredients, the color in your final smoothie will differ.

directions :

  1. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.

notes :

*If you prefer to a thinner texture, simply add less ice. Additionally, you can also add 1 tbsp of water at a time until you reached your desired consistency.

The pictures on this page are from the base recipe. If you add additional ingredients, the color in your final smoothie will differ.

Green Power Smoothie | Vegan | Gluten Free
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