Today’s featured smoothie is my Spring Glowing Green Smoothie! I often get questions from you on how to switch up the ingredients for the Classic Glowing Green Smoothie, which I do recommend rotating, so I created this spring-themed recipe to fit in for the season!
I generally recommend starting out consuming around 16 ounces of my Spring Glowing Green Smoothie, and then working up to 24 ounces or more.
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The advantage of making a big batch is time and convenience. The Spring Glowing Green Smoothie, unlike juice, will keep in your refrigerator as long as it’s covered- up to two and a half or three days or so.
What About Adding Protein Powders or Chia Seeds to your GGS?
I get these questions a lot Beauties, and my answer is, no. It’s important to keep it as easy to digest as possible and this includes keeping the base water! Stick with fruits and veggies and no fats or protein. It’s best to just maintain the cleansing properties of the fruit and the rebuilding properties of the veggies. Save all the protein powders and chia and other seeds, which are fantastic, for your Power Protein Shake or other smoothies later in the day.
What About Other Liquid Bases?
There is a place for coconut water and almond milk in smoothies, but not in the Spring Glowing Green Smoothie. I designed this smoothie to be easy on your digestive system while giving you tons of energy. There is enough natural sugar from the fruit. Save the coconut water for post yoga or post workout or if you feel your office or your home is dehydrating.
It’s worth repeating again…the greens act as re-builders and the fruit, as our cleansers. Keep it simple and your body will thank you!
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to SPRING into action and expand your GGS ingredients! ;)
Check out the full recipe below…
- 1 cup filtered or spring water
- 3 cups chopped spinach
- 1 cup chopped baby spring mix
- 2 cups chopped mango
- ½ banana
- 1 Tbs. fresh lime juice
- Add the water, spinach and baby spring mix to the blender. Starting the blender on a low speed, blend until smooth.
- Gradually moving to higher speeds, add the mango, banana and lime juice, and blend until smooth.