Green Drink Recipes | The Ultimate Health Drink Guide

green drink recipeGreen drinks, otherwise known as a green smoothie, is a great way to consume all of the nutrients from greens in a single glass. I’m sure you’ve seen green drink mixes or green drink powders available online, but the best way to make a green drink is to blend up all the fruits and vegetables yourself. However, let’s be honest, that’s no easy task for anyone with a job. Green drink recipes that utilize green drink powders are just as healthy so long as you’ve chosen the right ones. 

Green drinks are loaded with nutrition that are rich in vitamins and minerals. Drinking a green drink as a part of your regular diet can promote good health, and even help to prevent cancers. The best vegetables to use in green drinks are your dark leafy green plants such as kale, broccoli, collard greens, spinach, lettuce, bok choy, arugula, wheatgrass, and mustard greens. These greens are loaded with minerals, like magnesium, potassium, and calcium, which are filled with electrolytes, and low in sodium.

Antioxidant vitamins have very important roles when it comes to your health. Spinach, salad greens, and kale are rich in vitamins C, E, and A, which make sure your immune system is functioning, and your cells stay protected from damage. Mustard greens, bok choy, and broccoli are abundant in vitamin B. Vitamin B helps your body to convert food to energy. Folate and vitamin K can be found in your leafy dark greens, which help your system with blood clotting, and protecting against inflammatory diseases, and osteoporosis. Folate is what repairs and replicates DNA.

Green Drink Recipes Prevent Boredom

One of the biggest reasons to have a stash of various green drink recipes is to prevent your palate from getting bored. Even if your green drink powder is the top one on the market, such as Kylea Total Living Drink Greens, you may end up getting bored if you don’t mix up your green drink recipes. This could cause you to quit using your powder and go back to unhealthy ways.

Diversity is the spice of life, which is what this green drink recipes guide is trying to help you accomplish.

We put together a list of green drink recipes so that you can take advantage of all the benefits that these vegetables have to offer. If you have a blender, and a store near by, then following these steps should be easy, fun, and healthy.

  1. Detox Green Smoothie
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 of a lemon juiced
  • 1/2 cup almond milk unsweetened
  • 1 banana
  • 1 inch of ginger root
  • 2 cups of spinach
  • 1/2 of a cucumber chopped up
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 2 dates (take pit out)
  • 3 cubes of ice (optional)

Pour all the liquid into a blender first, then add all the other remaining ingredients. Blend until texture is smooth. Pour and serve.

2. Banana Strawberry Green Smoothie

  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 2 dates (take out pits)
  • 1/2 tsp of spiraling powder
  • 1 cup of coconut water
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk unsweetened

Pour all the liquid into a blender first, then add all the other remaining ingredients. Blend until texture is smooth. Pour and serve.

3. Green Superfood Smoothie

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup of baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup of kale (remove stems)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp of chlorella or spiraling powder
  • A touch of maple syrup, or honey (optional)

In addition to those ingredients, you can also add a serving of your favorite green drink powder, chia seeds, or a 1/2 tbsp of maca. Pour all of the liquid into a blender first, then add the rest of the ingredients. Blend until smooth (35-45 sec). Pour and serve.

4. Banana and Kale Smoothie

  • 16 fluid ounces of chilled coconut water
  • 1/2 of an avocado, peeled, pitted, and chilled
  • 1 banana
  • 1/8 of a lemon (juiced)
  • 1/2 cup of kale
  • a pinch of cayenne pepper

Add all of the following ingredients into the blender, and mix for 30 seconds or until smooth. By freezing the banana or avocado you can make the drink cooler, but is personal preference and unnecessary. This particular recipe has 371 calories, 56.2 grams of carbs, 16 grams of fat, and almost 8 grams of protein.

5. Raw Mango Smoothie

  • 2 tbsp of raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tbsp of flax seeds
  • 1 mango (diced)
  • 1 banana (quartered)
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 3 cubes of ice (optional)
  • 2 kale leaves (more can be added if wanted)

Place flax seeds and pumpkin seeds into blender first for one minute until ground. Next add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth. Extra water may need to be added depending on consistency. It is also recommended that you freeze your banana over night to add a slight chill to your smoothie. This smoothie contains 381 calories, 63 grams of carbs, 14 grams of fat, and 9.8 grams of protein.

6. Kale and Spinach Smoothie

  • 1 cup of almond milk ( unsweetened )
  • 2 cups of fresh spinach
  • 1 tbsp of peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp of chia seeds
  • 1 kale leaf
  • 1 banana sliced and frozen

First blend your almond milk, spinach, chia seeds, and kale until smooth. Add your banana and blend again until smooth. Poor and serve. This smoothie blend contains 325 calories, 46 grams of carbs, 13.9 grams of fat, and 10 grams of protein.

7. Grapefruit Green Smoothie

  • 1 cup of cold water
  • 3 grapefruit peeled and sliced
  • 3 ounces of fresh spinach
  • 1/2 inch of peeled ginger
  • 1tsp of flax seeds
  • 6 cubes of ice

Place all ingredients into the blender until smooth. This tasty smoothie contains 201 calories, 47 carbs, 1 gram of fat, and 5 grams of protein. This is a great drink for those who want to stay away from drinks with a lot of sugar or calories that actually tastes good, especially if you like grapefruit.

Conclusion

There are so many different recipes out there that contain all the essential vegetables, and minerals you need to keep yourself healthy. The combinations of these ingredients are endless and can be a lot of fun to make. Some of these recipes that I listed can even be modified or added to depending on your taste.

Adding a green smoothie to your regular diet will only provide you with a healthier body. Your immune system will get stronger, and you’re helping your body fight diseases and even cancer when taken regularly. Not only will it make your body stronger, but will also help you to lose weight. Green vegetables are high in fiber and low in carbs. The fiber in the greens will help to regulate your digestive system, keeping your colon healthy and your body at a healthy weight. I hope that this article has given you enough information to start making your own green smoothies, and has given you the inspiration to create your own smoothie blend. Thanks for reading!

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