If you haven’t gotten on the green smoothie wagon yet, what are you waiting for?
Drinking green smoothies is a fabulous way to get your daily servings of veggies (especially those leafy greens)! In fact, whenever I travel I make a point to bring along my blender and green smoothie ingredients to help counteract the difficulty of eating enough veggies on the road.
I know if I start my day with my greens, I’ll be covered no matter what the rest of the day brings – and it gives me a wonderful burst of energy to boot!
There are so many recipes out there – hundreds of them, and I’ve tried many! With a bit of tweaking – taking a little bit from here and there, I’ve come up with what I think is the best one out there, and now I’m going to share it with YOU:
The Best Green Smoothie
cucumber (about 2 inches or half of a small one)
2 pieces of celery (about 2 to 3 inches each)
small piece of ginger (to taste)
big handful kale
big handful spinach
frozen peaches or mangos
Step one: Add the cucumber, celery, ginger, kale and spinach to blender. Squeeze lime juice from lime into blender.
Step two: Add frozen fruit (I typically add about 3/4 to 1 cup). Pour enough water in to help your blender do its job – probably about a cup. Add a drop or two of essential oil if using (I think both the Citrus Fresh and the Lemon add a nice bit of brightness, plus you get the extra Limone – if you don’t use Young Living, do your research to ensure the oil you use is safe for consumption – many of them are not!).
Step three: Blend until smooth and ENJOY!
Are you curious but confused about essential oils? I was too, but after quite a bit of investigation, I decided that Young Living Essential Oils were the perfect match for me. If you’d like to order a few oils to try (or just ask me more), check out my Young Living Website.