A green smoothie is simply a green colored smoothie. Add your favorite fruits and vegetables, throw in some spinach, blend it up and what you have is a healthy, delicious green smoothie!
By adding yogurt, Kefir, and spinach, green smoothies are rich in calcium and protein. Perfect for post-workout recovery!
Spinach is a good source of omega-3 unsaturated fats, contains all essential amino acids, and calcium, dietary Fiber, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium. That is a lot from a tiny, green leafy vegetable!
How to make:
Green Smoothie = Liquid Base + Leafy Greens + Veggies + Fruit + Special Ingredients
Liquid Base: Organic White Grape Juice and Kefir (Kefir is amazing for the protein content and a superb probiotic source!)
Leafy Greens: Spinach leaves. The more you add, the greener the smoothie (and healthier). You can even add fresh kale.
Veggies: To add some healthy fats, throw in some avocado. You can even add carrots, and red or yellow bell peppers.
Fruit: Bananas, apples, oranges, mangos, grapes, etc. To ensure your smoothie has a beautiful green color, keep the fruits in the orange and yellow category.
Special ingredients: To make the smoothie even more nutritious and creamy, we add plain yogurt. This adds additional probiotics, protein and calcium. We never measure out the ingredients on purpose. Each one tastes slightly different and that’s the appeal for us. We also add local honey to boost our immune system (by exposing us to local allergens).
**No smoothie has all the stuff listed above. We never make the same smoothie
Here at Alamo 180, green smoothies have truly changed the way we fuel and snack throughout the day. We use them as post recovery as well for a quick snack during the day. It has helped with our training, nutrition, and hydration. We hope by sharing our recipe, you get the same benefits we do! Enjoy!