5 Simple Greens in Your Household to Add to Your Smoothies Today

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Some of you may have a difficult time to add greens to your smoothies. Don’t fret. It’s normal. To make it a lot easier for you, take it one step at a time. By that I mean try adding one or two greens first. When your taste and body has adjusted and you’re ready for more, then you can adjust the ratio of your greens to your other ingredients. Let me give you the five simple greens to get you started.

  1. Cucumber
    This is my personal favorite. Cucumber is one flexible vegetable. It’s juicy and won’t demand additional sugar from fruits. Cucumbers are juicy and fresh. They keep you hydrated as they up the liquid in your smoothie. With a high speed blender, you can just slice them and add them to your smoothie. With a low speed one, you may have to take the skin off the cucumber first.
  2. Spinach
    Spinach is almost tasteless when blended with any blender. Together with other ingredients, you may not even feel the taste of spinach. Spinach is a super source of iron, the mineral that’s easier to absorb when blended. Adding spinach to your almond milk or banana smoothie recipe is a delicious choice. If you aren’t ready for the strong taste of greens, then you can add spinach to your recipe. It also blends well with citrus fruits.
  3. Kale
    As a great source of iron and Vitamin K, kale prides itself on its ability to be tougher than spinach. It can be blended with other ingredients that have a strong taste as well. The usual partners of kale in a smoothie are apple, lemon, banana, and ginger. Other veggies are ideal, too. However, blending it in any blender will be hard. High-speed blenders won’t have an issue with kale leaves. Mid-grade blenders might not blend a leaf or two, while standard blenders may have a difficult time. You can, of course, chop them first into tiny bits beforehand, though it’ll be an additional task for you. But it’ll be totally worth it afterward.
  4. Peas
    Protein, please! Frozen peas are the perfect replacement for protein powder. They contain 5g of protein per serving. They’re easy to blend and are easy to find, too! They help your smoothie become a gratifying meal while giving off loads of nutrients. Peas have a mild flavor but can be strong sometimes. They taste better when they are paired with something sweeter like mangoes and berries.
  5. Broccoli
    If you need more protein in your life, add this simple green to your smoothie. Broccoli is so easy to blend. Blending them in any blender will do. This simple green has 4g of protein per serving and has a mild flavor. It can be added to almost all smoothies. The stems of the broccoli actually blend the best. You can just chop the stems and add them to your smoothie. Next time you chop off the stems, don’t throw them in the trash, throw them in the blender!
  • Updated December 27, 2018
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