Juices are higher in sugar and lack fiber. However, because smoothies are not strained, they retain the fiber from the fruits and veggies, making smoothies more filling. Plus, adding greens to your smoothie makes you feel fuller and longer.
These are our go-to ingredients when making a super greens smoothie packed with nutrient-filled fruits and vegetables.
Frozen Banana. Adding banana adds natural sweetness to the smoothie and a creamy texture.
Kale Leaves or Spinach. We recommend starting with spinach as they are almost tasteless when blended into a smoothie. When you are ready to add kale to your smoothie, add small amounts first to see if you like the taste. They may make the smoothie slightly bitter to your liking. If that’s the case, use frozen kale leaves from the grocery store.
Apple. I recommend using Honeycrisp or pink lady apples because of their natural sweetness.
Fresh Orange Juice. It adds additional nutrients and boosts immunity.
Flax Seeds. Add a great source of fiber.
Ice Cubes. Option if you want this smoothie extra cold and thicker in consistency.
Super Greens Powder. Optional, but I highly recommend adding 1-2 tsp to your smoothie for an extra boost of nutrients. We love Tropeka’s Super Greens Powder.
Protein Powder. Optional, but if you want to add some protein to your smoothie, adding about 1/4 cup of vanilla or natural protein powder will be enough to keep you full for hours.
Blend. Add all ingredients to a high-powdered blender and blend on high until creamy and smooth.
Serve. Add to a class and enjoy!
🥝 Smoothie Variations
Here are some great alternatives to your smoothie routine while still getting your daily greens in:
Add Fruit. Add about 1/3-1/2 cups of fruit to the blender. We typically will add either blueberries or strawberries.
Skip the Orange Juice. Substitute the orange juice with regular tap water or coconut water for additional hydration.
This Super Greens Smoothie is easy to make, keeps you energized throughout the morning, or when you are on the go, and is packed with nutrient-dense fruits and veggies. We hope you all love our tasty green smoothie recipe. Enjoy! ♡