How can I pick just 10 green smoothies?!? There are really just loads of delicious and super healthy green smoothies out there, but I have selected these as the ones I think offer some variety, super flavour combinations and a truck load of nutrition in each glass or bowl.
A couple of tips to making a good smoothie while I’m here.
– Keep the ingredient list to just a few different strong flavours. Otherwise your smoothie will become a bit indistinctive in taste.
– Probably the most important thing to remember if you drink them regularly, rotate those greens! It’s crucial to get a wide variety of vitamins and minerals and not to overdo any one thing. If you have an under active thyroid like me, you will want to pay particular attention to that rule. There are foods known as ‘goitrogenic’ and some mistakenly think we shouldn’t eat them at all. However, the evidence and expert thought on this is, don’t eat them in excess ( if they’re cooked, the so-called goitrogenic effect is cooked away ). Raw cruciferous veg are healthy and wonderful, but with hypothyroidism you just need to be even more aware not to over-do it. So get a good variety of leafy greens. Include herbs occasionally too, mint for instance, is especially nice and refreshing in smoothies.
My Top 10 Green Smoothies
This is my favourite at the moment because it is quite different to the very sweet ones most people have, it has a strong delicious ginger taste which leaves a lovely warm feeling. It not only has all the usual health benefits green smoothies offer because of the added fibre, antioxidants and high mineral and vitamin content, but the ginger adds another truck load of nutrition to your glass.
An oldie but a goodie! I always go back to this one. Its tastes superb, smooth and almost like pudding! The healthy fat content with the addition of avocado is super good for you, but just be mindful of consuming any other high fat foods in the same day. I like to top it with berries or chia jam to help it go down.
This is a lovely recipe from my friend Poppy at Bunny Kitchen. This is just a gorgeous treat in a glass, and who doesn’t want that? I really like the addition of limes for a change too.
It’s starting to look like I have a dessert obsession huh? Well, I just think if we are being so good and having huge amounts of gorgeous leafy greens, then we totally deserve it to taste like dessert! It might taste super sweet and naughty, but this apple pie has no refined sugars, no oils, no gluten and no bovine secretions! Just pure delicious plant food! It really does taste a lot like Apple Pie. Add more or less apple depending on your tastebuds.
This looks amazing and is a recipe from the fantastic blog, Love and Lentils. I promise there is no dairy in this! It includes spinach as well as mint for the heavenly fresh mintiness we all love, and coconut milk for extra creaminess. I think this would go down extra well with kids and would be a really good way of introducing them to green smoothies.
Okay, I totally understand your shock! Nettles? Really? Well it is possible, delicious and super good for you too. And free if your forage for the nettle- with gloves! The nettle may take a little getting used to, but I’m assured it is super delicious so I’m adding this here so I give it a go myself. There are nettles everywhere right now! You will need a high speed blender if you don’t cook the nettles, have you seen my Froothie Blender Giveaway? It’s the model I use and will make light work of the nettles, eliminating the sting.
This is our favourite morning smoothie, such a light fresh and tasty smoothie to wake up to. Sorrel has it’s own lemony flavour, and combined with the whole lemon is really delicious.
I do love the taste of this, but I particularly like this smoothie because it meant the pears from our fruit box delivery were no longer wasted! We don’t eat a lot of whole pear in our house, so this is perfect. I like to make sure I get lots of variety in fruits and flavours so this is another great addition.
This green smoothie comes from Emma at Coconut and Berries. It looks and sounds sensational, It includes fresh kale, matcha tea, ginger and lemon. That is a seriously healthy smoothie!!
This was created after making some bliss balls of the same name. I just thought, why the heck not? Let’s use those same ingredients and turn into a smoothie. It turned out great, this remains one of my favourites.