The BEST Green Smoothie Recipe
The BEST Green Smoothie Recipe
I have been getting TONS of questions from y’all on my Instagram (@shaylaquinn) about smoothie recipes, so of course the first recipe I’m going to share is my FAVORITE green smoothie recipe! This is my daily go-to combo as it is simple, naturally sweet, and packed with lots of plant-based goodness.
While I stick to the same main ingredients, I often alternate and rotate between various superfoods and herbal additives depending on what I feel like my body needs, so there is definitely room to customize this recipe beyond the main ingredients to suit your own specific needs! I have listed the main ingredients I always use, as well as a separate list of my current favorite additives that I throw in when I am needing an extra boost!
[These are the ingredients I ALWAYS use for this recipe!]
Fresh Organic Baby Spinach
Frozen Organic Mango Chunks
Frozen Organic Banana
Organic Coconut Water
1 Brazil Nut
Optional Herbs and Superfoods
[These are some of my current favorite superfoods and herbs that I tend to add into my smoothie! I try to limit myself to only picking a few extras to avoid over doing it. You want to give each ingredient the space it needs to be able to do it’s job! Adding in too many can create an imbalance, so it’s best to just choose 3!]
Moringa Leaf Powder
Tocos (Rice Bran Solubles)
Acacia Fiber Powder
Raw Pumpkin Seeds
Vegan Protein Powder
Now, you may be wondering how I choose which herbs and extra superfoods I add in, so below is a basic breakdown I follow for each ingredient that may help you choose which ones are best for you! As always, do your own research before deciding! It’s YOUR body, and making sure you know exactly what your putting in it should always be your priority!
Moringa Leaf Powder: Improve Overall Nutrition - Promote Sound Sleep & Relieve Anxiety - Stabilize Blood Pressure - Strengthen Digestion
Tocos (Rice Bran Solubles): “The Ultimate Skin Food” - Bio-Available Source of Vitamin E - May Promote Healthy Skin and Connective Tissues - May facilitate the removal of toxins from the body
Acacia Fiber Powder: Helps with appetite control - Promotes digestive health & gut balance - Provides prebiotic action that promotes the growth of probiotics or "good bacteria" naturally found in your gut - Helps remove digestive toxins
Maca Powder: Promotes Hormonal balance - Fights chronic fatigue syndrome - Enhances energy, stamina, athletic performance, and memory
Avocado: Antioxidant properties - Source of healthy fat - Good for digestion - Promotes healthy skin and hair - Fights nausea - Kidney health - Heart health
Matcha Powder: Sustainable energy boost
Raw Pumpkin Seeds: Great for hair, skin and nails
Vegan Protein Powder: Post workout fuel up
Spirulina Powder: Significant amount of calcium, niacin, potassium, magnesium, B vitamins and iron - Essential amino acids (compounds that are the building blocks of proteins)
Flax Oil: Healthy omega-3s (fatty acids that have been associated with healthier brains and hearts, better moods, decreased inflammation, and healthier skin and hair)
Goji Berries: Helpful for diabetes, high blood pressure, fever, and age-related eye problems
Dates: Natural source of energy, sugar and fiber - Essential minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium and zinc - They also contain vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin A and vitamin K
Kale: Low in calorie, high in fiber - Great for digestion - Good source of fiber - High in folate and magnesium
Hope you love this green smoothie recipe as much as I do! Enjoy!