The Best Green Smoothie Recipes Ever
You may have tried making a green smoothie, only to be put off by how disgusting it tastes. Here are five of my best favourite green smoothie recipes that will make you want to drink them every day.
Firstly there are a few tricks to making the perfect green smoothie:
A handful of ice will help make all the green fibre smooth and delicious.
Blending a bit longer than your regular fruit smoothie will also help grind down all the leafy green fibre and make sure you get a smooth, lump free finish. There is nothing more off putting than a lumpy green drink.
Decide how thick and sweet you like your smoothies. I like my green smoothies quite savoury but this may be a bit too full on when you start out. You can vary the amount of fruit and liquid to get the consistency you love. Don’t be scared to play around with adding extra liquid and ice if the end result is a too thick. If you want to make your smoothie a little sweeter, try a few organic dates, raw honey or maple syrup.
Look out for organic kale and spinach on special at the supermarket and freeze it. Simply prepare it in smoothie portions. Rip the kale from the stems before freezing. That way you will always have greens ready for your daily dose of nutrient rich leafy greens.
If you follow the simple 60/40 principle you should have yourself a tasty, delicious and energising drink that you will want to drink every day. Try 60% fruit and 40% green veg. Once you get used to the savoury taste you can begin to change the ratio. Combine this with 2 cups of liquid – nut milk, coconut water, kombucha, leftover steamed veggie water, or filtered water.
There is a huge range of leafy green vegetables to add to your smoothie. Begin with baby spinach. It blends quickly and the flavour is easily disguised by fruit. Kale, collard greens, chard, romaine and green leafy herbs like cilantro, parsley and mint are all great. Once you get more adventurous and used to the strong flavour of savoury smoothies you can add celery, broccoli, rocket, cucumber and dandelion leaves.
Always make double so you have some extra you can store for later or the next day. They will keep for 3 days in a glass, airtight container. If you get too busy and tired later in the day you have an instant pick me up, ready to go.
Green smoothies can be awesome after a night out. They can reduce bloating and are a great way to start the day. If you are used to having cereal or toast for breakfast, try substituting with a green smoothie. They leave you feeling full and energised but without bloating of the stomach.
Consider boosting your smoothie with oils, seeds, colloidal minerals, nuts and superfood powders. This is a great way to add in extra nutrients. Flax seeds, hemp oil, coconut oil, spirulina, hemp seeds and colloidal minerals are some of my favourite ways to get extra goodness into my family. You can also turn your best smoothie into a smoothie bowl. Pack your smoothie bowl with super energy boosters such as Acai, Maca, Guarana, Ginseng, Yerba Mate, Cola Nut and Spirulina. Making smoothie bowls are easy and fun. Click here to find out how. http://www.passion4juice.com/blog/370-how-to-turn-your-favourite-smoothie-into-a-delicious-smoothie-bowl
If your family are not quite ready for green smoothies you can try making a healthy chocolate milkshake with baby spinach. Here is a delicious recipe that turns a school yard favourite into a nutrient loaded chocolate milkshake. http://www.passion4juice.com/blog/363-dairy-free-sugar-free-healthy-chocolate-milkshake-the-whole-family-will-love
Super Green Smoothie
1 Cup coconut milk
1 Thumb fresh ginger
4 Ice Cubes
1 large handful of mixed kale and baby spinach.
Blend all ingredients until it is thick and creamy.
Tropical Delight Green smoothie
1 medium banana
1 cup strawberries, fresh or frozen
1 cup pineapple, fresh or frozen
1 handful baby spinach,fresh or frozen.
11/4 cups coconut milk from carton
4 Cubes of ice.
Blend on high speed for 1 minute or until all the green is smooth.
Super Green Goddess
This is perfect for a beginner’s smoothie as you don’t taste the spinach.
2 cups spinach
2 cups water
1 cup mango
1 cup pineapple
Delicious coconut lime super green smoothie.
This smoothie is creamy and delicious. It is a little more advanced with the celery and kale, but the cashews make it heavenly.
1 handful kale
1 stick celery
Juice of 6 limes
1 litre coconut water
1 Apple, leave the peel on but remove the core
1 Cup home brewed kombucha for excellent gut health and added probiotics
4 ice cubes, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/4 cup cashews
Blend for 2 mins on high to make it super smooth.
The Bees Knees
This is one of my favourite super green smoothie recipes and one I use to substitute breakfast. It is filling, energising and slightly savoury.
1 Cup of homemade Almond milk
1 handful Kale and baby spinach
1 few sprigs of mint and parsley
1 stick of celery
1 organic cucumber with the skin
1 apple – skin on but core removed
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup kombucha tea
1 cup coconut water
1 teaspoon colloidal minerals
1 pinch salt
1 tablespoon super green powder
1 scoop of hemp seeds
1 pinch of chia seeds and a smidge of bee pollen.
Veggies for breakfast?
How to power through your day with this healthy breakfast recipe.
• 1-2 cups of greens (kale, broccoli, baby spinach, etc.), chopped
• 2-3 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
• 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
• 1 tsp gluten-free tamari
• 4 sliced mushrooms
• 1 tsp sesame seeds
• 1 tsp raw coconut oil
• 1-3 eggs
• Spices to your taste: salt, pepper, cayenne, curry, and rosemary
• ½ avocado
• ¼ cup Sauerkraut – you can find this recipe on the blog
• ½ small tomato, thinly sliced
1. Sauté greens and mushroom in a pan with garlic and extra virgin olive oil on low-medium heat for about 3-4 minutes, until greens begin to wilt. Season with a splash of tamari and top with sesame seeds. Remove and put on a plate.
2. In the same pan as you used to cook the greens, add coconut oil and adjust heat to medium. Once coconut oil melts, add your eggs to the pan and cook them in whatever style you love. When they’re ready, sprinkle your spices on top. Place eggs next to your greens.
3. Slice avocado and add sliced tomatoes on top. Plate it!
4. Add your Sauerkraut to your plate. Enjoy with herbal tea or hot water with lemon.
Natural ways to cure Asthma and Allergies.
Asthma medication was a big part of my life. I could go out without my puffers and if I did I would freak out. From birth I had bronchial problems. Puffers, anti-histamines and carrying round an Epipen full of adrenalin were just part of my life dependant on drugs to control my allergies. At 14 I started juicing. I began with combinations like carrot and apple, I gradually progressing to more extraordinary and unusual taste sensations. Now I love anything with ginger and a chunk of turmeric.
Asthma and allergies are indicators that the body has resorted to an increase in production of histamine. This is the sensor for the metabolism of water and its distribution within the body. According to Dr F Batmanghelidj in his wonderful book “Your Body’s Many Cries For Water”, when the body is adequately hydrated (link to blog of hydration) histamine activity will remain unexaggerated. When the body is dehydrated, histamine activity becomes exaggerated for water regulation and this has a knock on effect for the immune system and lung function. I wish I had read this book while I was growing up. Anyone with allergies and asthma in the family should get a copy of this book.
Juicing has been my passion of mine since my Mum gave me a juicer for my 14th Birthday, together with a book called the Uses of Juices which I LOVE and still refer to regularly. My aim is to help people, with the power of juicing have more energy and create a healthier lifestyle free from pain and disease. I have experienced the first hand benefits of good nutrition such as more energy; increased tolerance of stress; balanced moods; and stable blood sugar. I suffered allergies and asthma for my whole life. So when I was 14 wrote a diary of my diet to help improve my asthma. But I still battled with asthma until the age of 32.
Mobile Juice Therapy
Within the first year of starting my juicing business in 2003 I started to get really sick. My health goals needed more focus. My allergies were getting worse. I peaked at 12 anaphylactic episodes in one year. I was more dependent on my asthma puffers, I was stressed and was getting very bad headaches. I had to do something. I came across a nutritionist and through kinesiology, a strict elimination process, tinctures and zapping she helped heal me. Her name is Hillary Newman. She diagnosed me with a high candida count, a hook worm, limes disease and parasites. I was put on a very strict diet that included very few food groups no fruit, no sugar, no grains. We had to starve the parasites and get rid of the hook worm that was creating breathlessness. Hillary said I would have been born with this – it was probably passed down from my mum.
When I was first diagnosed, I immediately began on herbal treatments – I took various herbal blends that included the usual anti-parasite herbs including:
Black walnuts (Juglans nigra), Wormwood (Artemisia annua), Garlic (Allium sativum),Barberry (Berberis vulgaris)
The philosophy of nutritional healing
The philosophy of nutritional healing says that it takes at least 3 generations to get to the level of toxicity and this made sense to me. I did several ghastly treatments including cysteine tablets with salt and yogurt, wormwood tinctures and lots more. But over a period of 6 weeks I was cured of candida and asthma. My headaches were gone and I no longer wanted to jump out of a moving vehicle. I go and see Hillary most years for a general service – just like my car. Hillary zaps parasites. You hold a copper rod while an electronic frequency travels through the rod. It is pretty freaky but it really works.
I am delighted to say that I am have remained asthma free for the last 13 years. I no longer use any medication. I really think hydration and elimination are key to cure asthma naturally I have two gorgeous boys and after the birth of my second son, I went on a juice fast and decided to enrol in a Diploma in Nutritional Healing. It was important to me to not pass any allergies and asthma on to my boys. They are both allergy free.
Intestinal parasites occupy the intestines. They have an impact on the ability to uptake essential nutrients and minerals. Taking medication also harms the beneficial gut flora. I would highly recommend anyone who is mending themselves from intestinal parasites seek the help of a naturopath who also specialises in parasites and allergies. Arrange to have blood tests to determine levels of things such as iron, active B12, zinc and protein to be sure to treat any deficiencies. My results showed very low iron, very low B12 and low zinc.
Quitting fruit and sugar
Quitting sugar was of major importance in feeling relief from the symptoms of intestinal parasites, and in healing my gut. I had to eliminate all fruit for 6 weeks and also all sugar.
Probiotic rich foods
I increased my intake of homemade probiotic-rich foods and created regular batches of:
• milk kefir
• coconut kefir
Juice Therapy and my favourite recipes
I love to share my own lessons, juicing for health tips and knowledge through Passion 4 Juice. We are growing each year, bringing smiles with our spikey juice dome both in the UK and Australia. I have created a juicing recipe book with 30 of my favourite recipes and this is available here. If you have any questions about curing asthmas naturally please get in touch and I will be delighted to tell you more. You can also connect on my facebook page www.facebook.com/passion4juice and on my You Tube Channel passionforjuice.
Forster Yoga Studio Self-Care Workshop 12th March 9.30-11.30 am Forster Yoga Studio, Forster Towers. To Book and Pay go to the Forster Yoga Studio website https://www.forsteryogastudio.com.au/retreats-events
Are you tired of being tired, overweight and unwell? Are you struggling with what to eat and what to feed your family? Do you suffer IBS, bloating, inflammation or allergies?
Would you like to spend a morning focusing on your health, nutrition and energy?
Are you struggling with what to eat and how to make healthy food that tastes great?
Trish Tucker-May is the Director of Passion 4 Juice, an international mobile juice and healing company operating in Australia and the UK. She has healed herself and her family through juicing and nutrition and is currently studying nutritional healing as well as working on publishing a book about self-care with the Hay House publishers. Trish has trained under the Nutritional Healing Foundation and has 35 years Juicing Therapy experience. www.passion4juice.com/blogand www.facebook.com/passion4juice
Come to the workshop and leave with a practical action plan, a goodie bag, recipes and enough inspiration to motivate you for the remaining year to take good care of yourself and your health!
Trish brings a lot of passion and joy as well as a vast knowledge about nutrition and health to the studio. This workshop will teach you simple and effective tricks on how you can add more nutritional value into your daily life. Trish is also a mother of 2 boys and knows all about being busy. She will be able to inspire those of us who blame poor nutrition on being busy!
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Members, you enjoy a discounted price on this workshop.
$30 for members
$40 general admission
Please book your spot via the ticket link. Thank you for sharing this event and helping us spread the goodness in Forster!
Trish Tucker-May is the Director of Passion 4 Juice, an international mobile juice and healing company operating in Australia and the UK. She has healed herself and her family through juicing and nutrition and is currently studying nutritional healing as well as working on publishing a book about self-care with the Hay House publishers. Trish has trained under the Nutritional Healing Foundation and has 35 years Juicing Therapy experience.
This workshop will help you think about how the food you eat is such an important factor underpinning many other areas of your life. We will look at how your food and lifestyle choices affect your energy levels, and how you can improve your diet.
I often get asked ‘what is my secret to staying slim, looking well and having so much energy?’ It is not a secret – it is the little things that I do every day that make a big difference to my health. We will talk about hydration V dehydration, practical meal preparation and eliminating foods that are making you sick.
This will be a hands on session where you will get to taste recipes and try equipment for yourself. You will walk away with personally designed goals to improve your health. No matter where you are on your health journey, this session will provide valuable insights and lessons.