We think we can all agree that green drinks get a bad rep. In a world surrounded by processed sports drinks and tropical fruity beverages, who would want to electively choose to drink celery juice instead?
The funny thing about green juices is just because they're green doesn't mean they're not insanely delicious. Veggies mixed with fruits and honey or peanut butter can taste just as good as those drinks packed with nothing but fruits and fake sugars.
Smoothies made out of green apples, spinach, cucumber, kale, celery, and the like are packed with vitamins, fiber, and minerals that your body is silently screaming for. So if you're looking for some green smoothie juice inspiration, you've come to the right spot. These green juices and smoothies are healthy, delicious, and super easy to make.
10 LEAN AND GREEN
Smoothies and juices are fantastic to drink first thing in the morning to really liven up your day. However, some folks think creating a smoothie in the morning is too much work but not with this recipe.
Karluci suggests juicing green apple, lemon, and kale together for a refreshing morning juice. If you have a sweet tooth, you can add a tablespoon of honey to this juice to really round it out.
9 BANANA APPLE GOODNESS
Verified Mom has a delicious juice that's going to make you wonder why you haven't been drinking it for years. All you need is one banana, one green apple, two cups of spinach, one tablespoon of flaxseed, one cup of water, and some ice. If you're looking for a creamier version, swap out the water and ice and use almond milk instead.
You'll just need to meal prep the ingredients into freezer-friendly bags so that when you're ready for a smoothie, all you need to do is pull out a bag and blend!
8 SPINACH AND BANANA WITH A SPIN
Drinking spinach doesn't seem to be on many people's to-do lists, however, The Baker Upstairs has an awesome recipe where you get the nutrients from spinach without tasting it too much.
You'll need a cup of almond milk, one and a half cups of spinach, a frozen banana, one tablespoon of peanut butter, and one teaspoon of honey (and some ice cubes if you prefer). Dump these into a blender or food processor and enjoy!
7 AVOCADO DREAMS
Avocado has really become the fruit of our generation. For whatever reason, we're all obsessed with guacamole and avocado toast these days but it's for good reason. Avocados are packed with healthy fats and fiber. Knowing how much we love avocados, Beauty Health Fitness has a recipe incorporating the fruit, making our smoothies extra creamy and delicious.
All you'll need is one avocado, a handful of spinach, and one to two cups of almond milk. If desired, you can add some cucumber, green apple, or honey to make this smoothie your own!
6 PINEAPPLE GINGER SUNRISE
On those days where we can't travel to the tropics, we can at least feel like we are by drinking this fruity and green smoothie from BuzzFeed. With a healthy combination of fruits and veggies, this smoothing is more than filling.
Grab a cup of frozen pineapple, one frozen banana, one-fourth of a cucumber, one tablespoon of matcha powder, one-inch piece of ginger (peeled), and one and a fourth cup of coconut water. The combination of ginger, veggies, and coconut water is also great for belly bloat!
5 MANGO SPINACH MORNINGS
Wallflower Kitchen knows the way to our heart with this mango green smoothie. It's dairy-free, gluten-free, and oh so tasty.
Head to the kitchen and grab two cups of frozen (cubed) mangos, one cup of spinach, two green apples (pitted), a small piece of fresh ginger, two tablespoons of chia seeds, one tablespoon of hemp protein, one teaspoon spirulina powder, one and a half cup of almond milk. Blend and drink happily on your way to work or on a Sunday morning after a workout!
4 CLEAN AND GREEN
This Celebrated Life really is celebrating life with this tasty drink and it's packed with five green fruits and veggies — plus some peaches and mangoes! In your blender or processor, blend a cup of almond milk, one tablespoon of chia seeds, one tablespoon of flax seeds, two cups of spinach, one cup of kale, one green apple, one kiwi, half a cucumber, and a cup of frozen peaches or mangos (or both if you'd like!).
To save time on preparing this smoothie, try preparing it all the night before and throwing it in a freezer bag overnight or until the next time you want to drink it.
3 GET GOIN' ON THE GREEN
Pinterest is filled with healthy and nurturing juices that will make any person shine from the inside. In fact, the site makes it so easy to make a juice or smoothie out of any ingredients you have in your fridge or freezer.
For this smoothie, you'll need one frozen banana, one cup of almond milk, one cup of spinach, two teaspoons of cacao nibs, one tablespoon of nut butter, one tablespoon of chia seeds, and a dash of cinnamon. If you take a form of powdered protein that would go well in this smoothie, go on and add it!
2 JUST PEACHY
You'll need half a frozen banana, half a frozen peach, one teaspoon of grated ginger, one cucumber (chopped), one-third cup of almond milk, one cup of spinach, and a tablespoon of chia seeds. It's flavorful, packed with nutrients, and low in calories!
1 IT'S TIME FOR THE TROPICS
When autumn and winter hit, we're excited to wear cozy sweaters again but we're also missing the warm sun. The Little Epicurean brings us back to those summer days with this cheery smoothie recipe.
You'll need a handful of spinach, one frozen banana, one frozen mango (cubed), a cup of frozen pineapple, and some coconut water to blend down! Boom — you have summer in cup!