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This quick and easy smoothie is great when you're on-the-go and need a healthy energy boost. Made with six superfoods: yogurt, spinach, kale, flaxseed, blueberries and green tea.

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IngredientsServes: 2

  • 30g spinach leaves
  • 30g shredded kale
  • 1/2 pear, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 large ripe banana, sliced
  • 80g frozen blueberries
  • 5 tablespoons plain yoghurt
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • 120ml brewed green tea, chilled

MethodPrep:10min ›Ready in:10min

  1. Combine spinach, kale, pear, banana, blueberries, yoghurt, ice and flax seeds in a blender; pour in tea. Blend on high until mixture is smooth.

Cook's notes

I adapted a traditional spinach-and-banana green smoothie to contain more super-healthy ingredients; you really can't taste the spinach, kale or flaxseed in this smoothie! If you don't like or don't have kale, you can just use extra spinach (although you really can't taste the kale). Likewise, the flax seed is optional if you don't have it. You can also use water instead of green tea if desired.

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by Yoly

This smoothie sure isn't pleasant to the eye but it is yummy in the tummy! I used all spinach because I did not have kale and both my banana and blueberries were frozen. I like my smoothies on the sweet side and normally have to add a packet of Truvia. This one did not need it since it was sweet enough on its own. Delicious smoothie.-15 Apr 2017


Blueberry and Spinach Superfood Green Smoothie

Danielle Centoni is a Portland-based, James Beard Journalism Award-winning food writer and cookbook author whose idea of a perfect day always includes butter, sugar, flour, and an oven.

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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 168
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 29mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 26mg 129%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 656mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Green smoothie recipes are super popular, and for good reason, as they're a quick and easy way to deliver a lot of nutrients to the body. And, when made right, they taste delicious.

This smoothie is made with spinach and blueberries, along with bananas, and offers a powerful antioxidant boost. The spinach brings fiber, vitamin C, and plenty of protein, but if you wanted to give this drink even more of a protein boost, you could add some plant-based protein powder, hemp protein powder, or even just a handful of hemp seeds or hemp hearts.

Unlike many smoothie recipes, this one doesn't call for any sweetener. That's because the ingredients themselves are all-natural and unprocessed whole foods that are sweet enough on their own. However, if you want to accentuate the sweetness to balance the earthiness of spinach, and add something to it, there are a couple of options. We like to use dates in smoothies just take one and soak it in warm water first to soften it up a bit, and remove the pit. You can also use a pinch of stevia, but a little goes a long way. Either of these choices will keep this smoothie recipe as healthy and unprocessed as possible.

This blueberry spinach superfood smoothie is a raw vegan superfood meal in a green smoothie package and is suitable for anyone on a vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, raw-vegan, or low-fat diet. It can also be made with other greens such as kale or chard, but spinach is definitely a less bitter green, and happens to pair really well with berries.


I don’t know about you, but I love green smoothies. They’re so tasty! However, it’s better if you make them at home. Why? 1) Many places add sugar to their smoothies (here’s looking at you Tropical Smoothie) and 2) they’re $$.

The thing is, it’s really not that complicated to make your own green smoothies for pregnancy at home, no matter what type of blender you own. (FYI: I have this beauty and I love it.) I guarantee if you try Mother Rising’s green smoothies you’ll be hooked! They’re easy and delicious!

Hydration

Do you know that green smoothies count towards your daily pregnancy hydration goals? Curious as to how much water you’re supposed to be drinking every day? Here you go:

Kale

Kale is one of my favorite pregnancy superfoods. In one cup of kale you have 4 grams of protein (that’s amazing, right?), 150 mg of calcium (which is perfect for growing a person that needs bones), 491 mg of potassium and way more than your daily requirements of Vitamin A and K. I could go on and on. Kale is amazing. Kale is great in smoothies or even sauted in butter. Delicious.

Spinach

Spinach is another pregnancy superfood that’s in the “leafy green” category. Leafy greens are so important! If there are no leafy greens on your menu, something needs to change. Spinach is high in niacin and zinc, as well as protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese. I like to eat spinach in smoothies OR steamed with salt and vinegar.

Avocado

Avocados are delicious. I eat them plain, use them to make guacamole, put in salads and even in… smoothies. This nutrient dense food is high in potassium and my favorite monounsaturated fatty acids. I feel smarter every time I eat one, don’t you? Not only is it a great pregnancy superfood, but it’s an amazing baby’s first food too.

Chia Seeds

Despite their tiny size, chia seeds are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. They contain fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and various micronutrients. (4) My favorite way to eat chia seeds is either in a protein packed pregnancy smoothie or in a yogurt. Really, the options are endless. Chia seeds expand when wet and create a fun tecture to food. Have fun with this one!

Pineapple

Many people think pineapple induces labor. Apparently, pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain which can cause a uterus to contract. But don’t worry, turns out it doesn’t really induce labor. This pregnancy superfood is high in other vitamins and nutrients like Vitamin C. My mother swears she keeps colds away by eating lots of pineapple. Maybe it’ll work for you? Either way, we’re winning. Pineapple is delicious on its own, eaten frozen or in smoothies.


Ingredients

I love how easy this can come together by throwing everything in a blender and turning it on. The color is vibrant and you can add in your own supplements as you want without changing the flavor much!

  • Cucumber: I used an English cucumber
  • Spinach: Fresh or frozen works!
  • Pineapple: I used frozen pineapple, way cheaper and easier to store!
  • ½ banana: Any old bananas you have, never throw them out! Place in little zip lock bags in the freezer for easy smoothie access.
  • Almond Milk: Because I love the creamy taste and fat content!
  • Avocado: Would it be a green superfood smoothie without it?!
  • Greek Yogurt: I added this for the creaminess and protein content.

Optional superfood add ins:

  • Cauliflower - love adding frozen cauliflower because it's almost tasteless!
  • Hemp seeds
  • Chia Seeds
  • Spirulina powder
  • Maca powder
  • Collagen (unflavored)
  • Protein powder (I would suggest using vanilla)

The list can go on! What is your favorite ingredient to add to smoothies?

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Green C Machine Smoothie

Smoothies are a quick, on the go meal and can be a great way to add extra nutrients and superfoods into your diet.

BUT, there are a few things to consider to make them work best for you, and give lost lasting energy so that you can power through your to do list. You don’t want it to work against you, leaving you tired and hangry just a couple hours later.

There can be a lot of room for that nutritious smoothie to turn into something that resembles a milkshake, even with your best intentions of making a nutritious meal.

So if you’re hungry after only a couple of hours, or your smoothie is making you bloated, those are signs you may want to rethink your smoothie game.

This recipe is the perfect place to start, but if you want more then download the Simple Superfood Smoothie Now!

Green smoothies are a great way to add extra vegetables but, I don’t know know about you, but I don’t want my green smoothies to taste like a liquid salad.

Most juice shops will highlight their green smoothies but the ingredient list is mostly fruit to mask the bitter taste of the greens.

This tart, tangy and refreshing Green C Machine smoothie does have a little fruit but it’s also packed with the amount of greens you really want in a green smoothie and full of nutrients!

This smoothie is FULL of vitamin C. Kiwi, lime, kale and pineapple are all rich in vitamin C. Did you know a kiwi has more vitamin C than an orange? Yep, and a lower glycemic index.

By using the zest as well as the whole flesh of the lime, you get more antioxidants, fiber and flavor in your smoothie. If the smoothie still tastes a little green for your liking, add some extra lime for a little tartness that will cut through the bitter kale.

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Superfood Green Smoothie Bowl

This recipe marks the close of smoothie week &ndash I saved the best for last! We started the week with this Chai-Spiced Persimmon Smoothie (which is basically a healthy winter milkshake if you ask me), moved to a Banana Bread Oat Protein Smoothie (which is a fancy excuse to drink your fill of banana bread-flavored bliss), and now we have the ultimate detox smoothie with a big protein punch.

I&rsquove grown to view smoothie bowls as a marvelous post-spin or hot pilates mini meal, as they replenish my energy level nearly instantaneously and they go down easily. I&rsquove found if I eat big meals soon after exercising, my digestive system gets pretty peevish. Hence: smoothies.

When it comes to superfood smoothies, this one is the alpha omega. It includes avocado, banana (or skip the banana and add more avo if your belly doesn&rsquot do well with bananas), spinach, cacao powder, and Rootz Paleo Protein-Superfood Chocolate Banana Nut Powder. All elements combined make for a vitamin & mineral-packed antioxidant elixir with a marvelous balance of protein, fat, and sugar, making for a well-rounded breakfast or post-workout fuel up.

For those of you who aren&rsquot familiar with Rootz Nutrition and have been looking for a great smoothie protein powder that&rsquos free of many of the allergens and additives other smoothie powders contain, your solution is right here. Truthfully, I&rsquove stayed away from protein powders up until recently, because there wasn&rsquot really anything that met my stringent protein powder criteria, but Rootz meets my firm specifications with flying colors.

Rootz derives its protein source from egg whites, sacha inchi, and hemp powder, all of which are a-okay by me. Plus, it includes superfoods such as chia seeds, flax seeds, maca root, bee pollen, acai, gogi berries, blueberries, spirulina, chlorella, kale, spinach, broccoli, etc. Not to mention, it&rsquos soy-free, gluten-free, peanut and tree nut-free, and contains no artificial sweeteners or anything funky I can&rsquot wrap my mind around.

Since we&rsquove all turned over a new leaf to be health-conscious in the coming year, let&rsquos discuss the health benefits this bowl brings to the table.

Avocados &ndash High in monounsaturated oleic acid, a fatty acid that is considered to be heart healthy, and also phenomenal for brain function and healthy skin. A decent source of Vitamins K, and C as well as Folate and potassium.

Banana &ndash Mostly for sweetness but also healthy carbs, potassium, and fiber to regenerate glycogen stores in your muscles post-workout

Spinach &ndash One of nature&rsquos detoxifiers! Spinach is an excellent source of Vitamin K and A (antioxisants, woop woop!), as well as Vitamins C, E, B6, folate, calcium, and magnesium.

Cacao Powder &ndash Not to be confused with cocoa powder, which is heat treated and sometimes contains sugar, cacao powder is a major superfood. Packed with polyphenols, which are natural antioxidants. Cacao powder also contains Vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5, B9, E, and essential minerals such as magnesium, calcium, sulfur, zinc, iron, copper, potassium, and manganese.

Ground Cinnamon &ndash Promotes blood circulation, supports your cardiovascular system, and may help lower your blood sugar. Also makes smoothies taste delicious.

Topping the smoothie with fresh blueberries, a variety of seeds, shredded coconut, cacao nibs, and almond butter amps up the nutrient profile even more, yielding vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and protein.

To try out Rootz Nutrition Protein-Superfood powders, apply the coupon code theroastedroot at checkout to get 15% off your order!

As always, feel free to change up the recipe according to your own dietary requirements! I hope your first week of 2017 has gone swimmingly, and here&rsquos to a healthful, fun, meaningful 51 weeks to come!


3 Superfood Vegan Smoothies for Summer

Tropical Super Green Smoothie Recipe

Chock-full of chlorophyll goodness, this superfood green smoothie recipe tastes like a tropical escape that is as good for your body as the beach is for your soul!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen organic mango chunks
  • 1 cup frozen organic pineapple chunks
  • 3 pitted organic medjool dates
  • 1 cup Nancy’s Oatmilk Non-Dairy Yogurt Plain
  • 1 Tbsp. organic hulled hemp seeds
  • 2 tsp. organic spinach powder
  • 1/2 tsp. organic alfalfa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. organic barley grass powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Japanese chlorella powder
  • 1/2 tsp. organic wheatgrass powder
  • 1 cup filtered water or plant milk of your choice

Superfood Berry Smoothie Recipe

The balance of sweet and tart makes this a refreshing afternoon pick-me-up. Bilberry also has antioxidant properties that help maintain good health and fight free radicals.* These wonderful fresh berries also pair perfectly with the tart berry powders and pink peppercorns.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen organic peaches
  • 1/2 cup frozen organic blueberries
  • 1/2 frozen organic raspberries
  • 1/4 cup dried organic bilberries
  • 1 cup Nancy’s Oatmilk Non-Dairy Yogurt Vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup or sweeter or choice (optional)
  • 2 tsp. organic chia seeds
  • 1 tsp. organic acai berry powder
  • 1 tsp. organic maqui berry powder
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground organic pink peppercorns
  • 3/4 cup filtered water or plant milk of your choice

Chocolate Mushroom & Banana Smoothie Recipe

This decadent breakfast smoothie is both filling and comforting. Cordyceps and shiitake mushrooms are also known to support healthy immune system functioning*, and what better way to start your day than sipping a tasty immuno-supportive beverage!

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen organic banana
  • 1 cup Nancy’s Oatmilk Non-Dairy Yogurt Vanilla
  • 1/2 cup organic almond butter
  • 1 Tbsp. organic shiitake mushroom powder
  • 1 Tbsp. organic cordyceps mushroom powder
  • 1 Tbsp organic roasted cacao powder
  • 1 Tbsp. organic chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. organic cassia cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 cup filtered water or plant milk of your choice

  1. Place all ingredients in blender in the order in which they are listed. This will help your blender keep its momentum without getting bogged down and also prevents the powders from getting stuck on the bottom.
  2. Blend on high until all frozen ingredients are pulverized, and mixture is well combined. Each recipe makes 3 to 4 cups.

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Emily is the Director of Member Experience at SmoothieBox and loves creating new recipes to share with our smoothie community. She gets help and ideas from her two toddlers, especially if it involves our Green Super Smoothie. In her spare time she can be found outside with family.


Here are 6 vegetable smoothie recipes high in protein you can try:

1. The Ultimate Vegetable Breakfast Smoothie

Breakfast is a great time to get some vegetables into your day. Now you can easily do this with The Ultimate Breakfast Smoothie. With the addition of quinoa flakes, nuts and seeds, this smoothie is high in protein and will keep you feeling full and satisfied throughout the morning.

Recipe: The Ultimate Vegetable Breakfast Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1. 5 cups soy milk, or other milk of choice
  • 1 handful of baby spinach or kale, washed
  • ¼ large avocado
  • 1 banana, pre-frozen
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp quinoa flakes
  • 1 handful of nuts of choice
  1. Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Looking for some more breakfast smoothie recipes? Check out my Easy Breakfast Smoothie recipe and my Plant Protein Breakfast Smoothie .

2. The Strawberry Banana Smoothie with Hidden Vegetables

This smoothie is perfect for kids or anyone who doesn’t like to eat their vegetables. Not only do the strawberries and banana mask the flavor of the cauliflower and cucumber in this smoothie, but the bright pink color hides their appearance too!

Recipe: The Strawberry Banana Smoothie with Hidden Vegetables

Ingredients:

  • 1. 5 cups milk of choice
  • ½ cup cauliflower
  • ¼ cucumber
  • 1 banana, pre-frozen
  • 1 cup of strawberries
  • 2 tbsp flaxseed
  • 3 tbsp natural yoghurt
  1. Wash cauliflower, strawberries and cucumber. Chop and place into blender with remaining ingredients.
  2. Blend on high until smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

You can swap the strawberries in this recipe for any other berry of your choosing like blueberries, blackberries or raspberries. If you don’t have fresh berries on hand, frozen berries can also be used in this recipe. And if you don’t have flaxseed, you can use chia or hemp seeds in this recipe.

3. The Superfood Vegetable Smoothie

While there is technically there is no such thing as a “superfood”, there ARE foods that contain more nutrients than others, some of which are very beneficial for our health. Blueberries, hemp seeds and green vegetables are packed full of nutrients, so whip this “superfood” smoothie up and see how super you feel for the day!

Recipe: The Superfood Vegetable Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1. 5 cups milk of choice
  • 1 punnet (small box) of blueberries
  • ½ cup natural yoghurt
  • 1 zucchini, ends sliced off
  • 1 handful of baby spinach or kale, washed
  • ½ banana, pre-frozen
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp teff flakes
  1. Wash fruit and vegetables.
  2. Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

4. Loaded Green Vegetable Smoothie

Green vegetables are an excellent addition to your smoothies, as they are packed full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. In addition, they are low in calories and PACKED with fiber, which helps you full and satisfied throughout the day. You can make this super green vegetable smoothie recipe for a delicious breakfast or snack any time of the day.

Recipe: Loaded Green Vegetable Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1. 5 cups coconut water
  • 1/2 cucumber, ends removed
  • 4 stalks of celery
  • 1 kiwi fruit, washed with skin on
  • 1 cup shredded kale
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 knob of fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 scoops of unflavored plant protein powder of choice*
  1. Wash vegetables and fruit.
  2. Juice lemon and keep the pulp.
  3. Place all ingredients into blender and blend on high until all ingredients are broken down and a smooth consistency forms. Note this may take a few minutes with the celery.
  4. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

If you want to learn more ways to boost your vitamin and mineral intake, download your free nutritional cheat sheet here . You can also try my 6 Healthy and Tasty Vegetable Soup Recipes with Vegan Options to help increase your vitamin and mineral intake.

5. The Gym Junkie Smoothie

This smoothie recipe is the ultimate post-workout snack, as it combines both protein and carbohydrates to refuel your muscles and help them grow along with antioxidants in the vegetables and fruit to aid with muscle recovery. Whip this smoothie up and smash it down after a hard workout!

Recipe: The Gym Junkie Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups soy milk, or other milk of choice
  • 1 zucchini, washed and ends sliced off
  • 1 banana, pre-frozen
  • ¼ avocado
  • 3 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 scoops natural yoghurt/yogurt
  • 1 handful of baby spinach or kale, washed
  1. Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

If you want to learn more about protein smoothies and protein shakes (as well as the best time to drink them and why you need to have carbohydrates with your protein shakes) check out our article on 5 Ways to Get the Most out of Your Protein Shake .

6. The Sunrise Vegetable Smoothie

This is a beautiful smoothie to enjoy when you first wake up in the morning. Packed full of vegetables that are high in antioxidants, this smoothie will leave you feeling happy and energized for the day ahead.

Recipe: The Sunrise Vegetable Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pineapple, chopped
  • 1 beetroot
  • 2 carrots, juiced
  • 1 orange
  • 1 handful of nuts of choice
  • 2 scoops unflavored plant protein powder of choice*
  • 1 cup coconut water
  1. Wash all fruit and vegetables.
  2. Juice the orange and the carrot in a juicer.
  3. Place orange and carrot juice into a high-speed blender with remaining ingredients. Blend on high until smooth and fully combined.
  4. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Looking for more breakfast inspiration and ideas that are quick and easy like this Sunrise Vegetable Smoothie? Check out our 5 Healthy and Easy Breakfast Recipes for Busy Mornings. Alternatively, if you’re looking for something even easier and quicker, this watermelon smoothie recipe is also loaded with antioxidants. Just add some Greek yogurt, and you can really amp up your protein intake!


Julie Morris' Mint Chip Green Superfood Smoothie

As innocent as it may look, green smoothie recipes like this one from author Julie Morris are powerful tools to pack high doses of nutrition into your daily grind! Julie has perfected more than a few power-packed smoothies in her book Superfood Smoothies, a flippable tour through recipe after recipe that help to stuff amazing amounts of whole food nutrition down into one delicious glass! As if we needed any convincing to blend up this super-cravable mint concoction, here’s Julie with a few thoughts on what makes this green smoothie such a stand out!

Tucked beneath the very convincing ice-cream-like flavor in this smoothie, a wealth of beneficial spinach awaits you! It’s so good it almost makes a person wonder why spinach isn’t used in all minty treats. I love how the cacao nibs provide a bit of dark-chocolate crunch without being overpowering.

Mint Chip Green Superfood Smoothie
Makes two 18-oz servings

Ingredients

2 cups frozen spinach
2 cups frozen bananas
1⁄4 cup raw cashews
3 Tbsp cacao nibs
2 Tbsp (packed) fresh mint leaves, minced
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups rice milk (original variety)
1⁄2 cup coconut water
sweetener, to taste (optional)

Directions

Blend all the ingredients together until smooth. Taste, and sweeten as desired.

Reprinted with permission from Superfood Smoothies © 2013 by Julie Morris, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.



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