Slurping down a smoothie is one of the best ways to get some healthy greens into your diet. You’ll have a slimmer waist in no time—without the huge hole in your wallet. Here are 4 of our favorite green smoothie recipes.

Blueberry Basil Smoothie

Its Easy to Be Green Blueberry Basil Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup spinach leaves
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk

Directions

  • Blend ingredients until smooth.
  • Nutrition info per serving: 249 calories, 6g total fat, 50g carbohydrates, 9g fiber, 28g sugar, 5g protein.
  • Created by Alexandra Caspero, RD, owner of Delicious Knowledge.

Mint Chocolate Chip Green Smoothie

It’s Easy to Be Green Mint Chocolate Chip Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2 heaping cups organic spinach
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder of choice
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint or 1 drop of mint extract to desired taste
  • 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs
  • Stevia to taste
  • Ice (optional)

Directions

  • Blend all ingredients into a high-speed blender until thick and smooth.
  • Nutrition info per serving: 365 calories, 22g fat, 0g trans fat, 22g carbohydrates, 8g sugar, 10g fiber, 30g protein.
  • Created by McKel Hill, MS, RD, LDN, Registered Dietitian/Wellness Coach, owner and food blogger at Nutrition Stripped.

Pretty in Pink Beet Chard Smoothie

Its Easy to Be Green Pretty in Pink Beet Chard Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup firmly packed chopped red chard, including stems of 1 cup cooked red beets
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup/sweetener of choice, optional
  • 1 scoop protein powder of choice, optional

Directions

  • Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Nutrition info per serving: 270 calories, 4g fat, 20g protein, 39g, carbohydrates, 5g fiber
  • Created by EA Stewart, RD, author of the blog The Spicy RD

Go-To Green Juice

It’s Easy to Be Green Go-To Green Juice

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw baby spinach
  • 1/2 green apple, with skin
  • 1 kiwi, peeled
  • 3-inch cucumber piece
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Splash of water (as needed)
  • 1/2 cup lemon-flavored sparkling water or seltzer, chilled

Directions

  • In a blender, add ingredients through lemon juice and blend until completely combined. Add a splash of water if needed to help combine while blending. Pour into a glass and top with sparkling water. Stir to combine and enjoy.
  • Nutrition info per serving: 95 calories, 23g carbohydrates, 5g fiber, 2g protein.
  • Created by Brenda Burdette, RD, author of blog Deliciously Well.
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