I make this fruit and vegetable green smoothie almost every single day. The best thing about this recipe is that you are getting three servings of fruits 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 green smoothie recipe, so you can use whatever you have on hand to get the flavor you want.
Big Blend Green 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 for omega-3s, or protein powder to boost the protein content.
The best thing about this recipe is that you can change up the fruits and vegetables that you use to come up with new and exciting combinations every day.
Tracy Russell is the creator of RESET 28: A 28-Day Program For Energy, Weight Loss & A Healthy Glow, and founder of Incredible Smoothies. She has been helping people take control of their health and well being with green smoothies, a whole foods diet, and fitness since 2009.