7 Amazing Green Smoothie Recipes for Green Smoothie Challenge

7 Amazing Green Smoothie Recipes for Green Smoothie Challenge

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7 Amazing Green Smoothie Recipes

Join us for this 7 day green smoothie challenge, and enjoy one nutritious and tasty smoothie every day.

Listed below, you’ll find fantastic recipes to get you started, have fun finding some new favorites!

Smoothies are delicious and also highly nutritious … an easy way to add more vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, essential fats, phytonutrients and bioflavonoids and fiber to your diet.

For optimum health, it is recommended that you consume at least 9 servings of fruits and vegetables daily.  Smoothies are a great strategy to easily up your daily intake of those fruits and vegetables, and actually enjoy them!

 

Hope you have been to the supermarket with your shopping list and ready with all the ingredients! 

Day 1: Pineapple Cleanser Smoothie

  • 1 rib of Celery
  • ½ Cucumber
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple
  • ½ lemon, peeled
  • ⅓ bunch parsley
  • 1 inch piece ginger
  • 1-2 cups coconut water or water

Health Benefits: This smoothie is very supportive of liver and kidney detoxification. Your liver has to process almost all of the substances that circulate through your body and the kidneys do a lot of work to flush out toxins from the fluids in your body.  Keep both of these organs supported with this smoothie. 

Day 2: Skin Booster Smoothie

  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 fresh or frozen banana
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup spinach
  • ½ bunch parsley
  • 1-inch piece ginger root
  • 1 tbsp hemp or chia seeds
  • 1-2 cups coconut water or water
  • Health Benefits: Cucumber, blueberries and spinach all contain antioxidants that help to fight free radicals which can lead to skin damage. The silica in the cucumber will also help to keep your skin clear and well nourished. This smoothie is also hydrating which is very important for skin health.

Day 3: Cilantro Detox Smoothie

  • ½ cup fresh or frozen pineapple (no cans)
  • 2 celery ribs
  • 1 cup green leaf lettuce
  • ⅓ bunch fresh cilantro (also known as coriander leaf)
  • 1-inch piece of ginger root (or size to your liking)
  • 1-2 cups of coconut water or water (start with less)

Health Benefits: Cilantro is a heavy metal chelator, meaning it will help to pull heavy metals out of your body. The pineapple will aid digestion and help you to eliminate any toxins that may be stirred up by the other detoxifying ingredients in the smoothie.

Day 4: Deep Blue Green Smoothie

  • 1 frozen banana
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 2 leaves kale, stems removed
  • 1-inch piece ginger root
  • 1 tbsp of hemp or chia seeds
  • 1-2 cups coconut water or water

Health Benefits: Did you know that kale has more iron ounce for ounce than ground beef?  That’s right!  When you combine it with a rich source of vitamin C like you find in our antioxidant rich blueberries you enable your body to absorb up to 30% more of that iron.  Pretty cool, right?

Day 5: Green Apple Ginger Smoothie

  • 1 apple
  • ½ field cucumber
  • 1 cup spinach
  • ⅓ bunch parsley
  • ⅓ bunch cilantro
  • 1-inch piece ginger root
  • 1-2 cups of coconut water or water

Health Benefits: Apple skins contain a compound called Quercetin which behaves in a similar way to antihistamines in the body. If you struggle with allergies, including more apple skins in your diet may help!

Day 6: Anti-inflammatory Grape and Basil Smoothie

  • 2 celery ribs
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen grapes (green or red)
  • 5 leaves fresh basil (or mint or parsley)
  • ½ cup of water

Health Benefits: Inflammation is one of the root causes of many diseases. Arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and cancer all have an element of inflammation in their disease process. This smoothie will help to bring down any inflammation levels in your body which over time can help to prevent illness.

Day 7: Energize Me Smoothie

  • 1 pear
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1-inch piece ginger root
  • 1 tbsp hemp or chia seeds
  • 1 cup coconut water or water

Health Benefits: This smoothie is full of easy to digest carbohydrates that will leave you feeling energized. The fibre content of this smoothie will slow the release of those carbohydrates into your bloodstream, helping you to keep your energy levels stable until your next meal. It is also rich in vitamins and minerals. While we do not use vitamins and minerals directly for energy, they are used in energy production processes so in a roundabout way they do help to energize you.

 

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