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Healthy green juice and green smoothie recipes

15 May 2019 min read

“It is health that is the real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver” -Mahatma Gandhi 

Unsweetened green smoothies, made with leafy green vegetables, have become a popular way to get one of your five-a-day. Celebrities, influencers and bloggers alike all discuss how green juice benefits their well being. And it’s true-select the right green juice recipes, and they can be a source of minerals and vitamins. If you’re looking to add some juice to your diet but don’t know where to start, then the team at Spatone have put together a list of healthy juice recipes that are both easy to make and taste delicious too! All you’ll need to start is a blender or juicer and your favourite fruit and vegetables. 

The benefits of adding leafy greens to your diet

Leafy greens can be great for your health. They are packed with nutrients and are low in sugars. As said by advocates such as Jason Vale and Kris Carr, who have embraced a plant-based lifestyle to increase their quality of life, adding a healthy juice to your day-to-day routine can offer health benefits, such as help you maintain energy.

The protein packed green smoothie

Protein smoothies are the perfect drink accompaniment for before or after a workout.  Maintaining protein levels help support muscle mass. You can also add some leafy greens to your protein smoothie; our favourite is spinach, as the blends smoothly and tastes subtle.

Ingredients:

● 1 x banana

● 1.5 x cups of milk of choice

● 1 x scoop of protein powder

● 1 x teaspoon of peanut butter

● 1 x cup spinach (or other green leaves)

● Ice-cubes

● 1 x pitted majool date (optional, for a touch of sweetness)

Wash and prep all ingredients

Equipment: Blender 

The energising green juice

If you’re feeling sluggish, this green juice can be the perfect pick me up, especially in the morning.  The recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and sour. 

Ingredients:

● 1 x cup romaine lettuce

● 1 x cup spinach

● ½ x celery stalk

● ½ x unwaxed lemon

● 1 x pear

● ½ x cucumber

● 1-inch piece of peeled ginger

Wash and prep all ingredients

Equipment: Juicer

The perfect breakfast green smoothie

This is one of our go-to breakfast smoothies, creamy, sweet and packed with filling ingredients. If you're looking for a healthier way to start your day, then this is a great place to start. 

Ingredients:

● 1 x banana

● 1 x cup of spinach

● 1 x cup of milk

● 1 x tablespoon of chia seeds

● 1 x majool date

● 3 x tablespoons of oats

Wash and prep all ingredients

Equipment: Juicer or Blender