Thursday, January 14, 2016

Green Smoothie Love

I love making green smoothies, but they have been harder and harder to make. I thought it was my blender. It's a cheap $30 Osyter blender and I've had it for almost two years so I thought it was losing it's power...

Until I was listening to the Balanced Bites podcast on green smoothies. The girls shared a tip if you have a cheap blender and it was a GAME CHANGER so I had to share it with you guys!

Start with liquid and spinach or kale first. For some reason I always started with liquid and fruit and then added spinach. Trust me on this: Adding spinach and liquid first made my life so much easier.

My $30 blender blended like a VitaMix. Amazing!!

Then add your fruit and/or protein powder. Again, it just blended like a dream. I am never going back to my old way.

Pour and enjoy! It was a simple switch in process, but it made everything so much easier. I'm making smoothies so much more again now that I don't have to take 10 minutes trying to get my fruit to mix and then my spinach.

I hope this helps in your green smoothie making. If you haven't tried one yet, I highly recommend it. They are so tasty and I promise you won't even taste the veggies. Here are a few of my favorite recipes:

Green Monster Mocha Smoothie (what I made above)
Pomegranate Blueberry Powerhouse Smoothie (G's favorite)

And for tons more ideas you can search Pinterest or check out these sites:

Skinny Mom
Oh She Glows
Simple Green Smoothies
Daily Burn
Incredible Smoothie Recipes

Or you can follow this formula that I have followed with great success:


Let me know your favorite green smoothie recipes!

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