Green leafy vegetables are an essential part of any diet, and most people don’t get enough of them. Why not make a delicious green smoothie and boost your daily intake? This infographic offers some ideas on what to make. These smoothies take less than five minutes to make and they pack a punch when it comes to the vitamins and minerals that your body needs to stay healthy and strong.
The secret to making a delicious green smoothie is to find the right combination of sweetness and protein to tickle your taste buds and keep you full for hours. You don’t have to stick to the recipe. You can mix and match your greens according to what’s available and which flavors you prefer. If you’re new to making smoothies, a little bit of practice, and you’ll soon be a pro.
If you buy in bulk, you can freeze your greens. You can also freeze bananas once you have peeled them. Flash freeze banana portions on a baking tray and put them into an airtight bag or container. Feel free to buy frozen berries, too. Adding them to your smoothie straight out of the freezer is a great way to cool it down, for an on-the-go breakfast just before you leave for work. Also, remember to soak your chia seeds before you use them.
Green smoothies taste best when they are served straight from the blender but you can store them in the refrigerator for up to two days. While some people put ice in their smoothies, this waters down the delicious fruit and vegetable flavors.