I make this fruit and vegetable smoothie recipe every almost single day. The best thing about this recipe is that you are getting in three servings of fruit and three servings of vegetables while only tasting the fruit! This recipe makes a 32-ounce pitcher which I drink half with breakfast and the other half with lunch.
There are no rules when it comes to making this smoothie recipe, so you can use whatever you have on hand to get the flavor you want.
Big Blend Smoothie Recipe
1 – I start with 3/4 to 1 cup of water.
2 – Then I choose three vegetables. Typically, I use about 3 cups or large handfuls of spinach, one whole carrot and one or two small vine tomatoes.
3 – Next, I choose three fruits. I start with either mango, pear or apple for the base, then I add one whole orange and either 1 cup blueberries, strawberries or pineapple to flavor.
4 – Sometimes, I will add about 1/4-1/3 avocado which helps give the smoothie a nice creamy texture while boosting the calories and healthy fat content to make the smoothie more satisfying.
5 – Start by adding the liquid to your blender (I use a Vitamix), followed by the soft fruit. Add the greens to your blender last. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.
You can tweak this smoothie recipe further by adding ground flax or chia seeds, protein powder or simply do some green smoothie experimentation with different fruits and vegetables until you find the combination that is right for you and your tastes.
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Tracy Russell is the creator of the Green Smoothie Weight Loss Program, the 30-Day Whole Foods Challenge and founder of Incredible Smoothies. She is passionate about helping people improve their health with green smoothies and a whole foods lifestyle.