3 Green Smoothie Recipes You Have To Try This Week

Updated: Oct 12, 2019



Yawn. I don't know about you, but the idea of consuming several bowls of greens per day is a tad boring. I mean there are only so many ways you can dress up a salad and do superfood, so this is why I am a BIG advocate of smoothies. A smoothie provides a fast, easy and delicious way to jam pack a lot of nutrients into one tasty serving. I'm talking heaps of phytonutrients, gut-friendly dietary fibre, essential vitamins and trace minerals all in one body boosting, feel good hit.



Super Fast, Super Good


Why do I love smoothies so much? Well, as a busy mum of 2 school aged kids, I do not have time in my day to muck around with meal prep. I need grab and go meals that are simple to make and densely nutritious. Smoothies give me all the nutrients I need to fuel my workouts and carry me until lunchtime. They make a quick and easy lunch or dinner when I am strapped for time and can be load up with many dietary supplements to boost metabolism, the immune system, support weight loss and overall health. All you need is a high-powered blender and the ingredients to make a super healthy, superfood infused on-the-go meal in minutes.



The Green Tea Goddess


Yes, I enjoy my tea in my smoothies. Don't knock it until you try it. Green tea is derived from the unfermented tea leaves and contains high concentrations of antioxidants known as polyphenols. Green tea extract, especially the catechins, appear to be the secret to the fat-burning, metabolism boosting effects. The only drawback is you’ll need to drink around 5-7 cups per day for maximum benefit to shift that unwanted belly fat. So I make each cuppa count by adding the cooled tea to my pre-workout smoothie.


Recipe

1 cup green tea*, brewed and chilled

1/2 cup raw spinach, organic

1/2 mango, fresh or frozen

1/2 banana, frozen

1 scoop TrimShake Protein Vanilla

1 capsule Tegreen**

1/2 cup crushed ice


Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender. Blitz on high until frothy and creamy. Serve chilled. Top with freshly cut kiwi fruit, pumpkin seeds, coconut flakes and treat yourself to dark chocolate covered goji berries.


*Caffeine Alert: There are many health benefits from a few cups a day, but if you’d like to harness it’s fat burning properties, try this supplement.


** Tegreen is a nutritional supplement made from green tea. This natural caffeine-free formula works to reinforce your body's natural defences against free radicals and protect you from cell damage. I love it because matcha green tea also has powerful anti-cancer properties. But those working on weight loss might be excited to know the capsules can help speed up metabolism and boost your body's fat burning ability. Purchase here.



Avocado Dream Smoothie


Avocados are a super healthy fat and provide a delicious silky texture to smoothies without a strong taste. The fruit contains only 9g of carbs of which 7g are fibre, making avos a low-carb friendly addition equalling only 2g of "net" carbs. Adding this creamy textured fruit to your blender will utterly transform your smoothie game!


Recipe


250ml unsweetened plantbased milk

1 scoop TrimShake Protein Vanilla

1 cup fresh spinach, organic

1 medium banana, frozen

1/2 ripe avocado

1 tsp ground flaxseed


Blend all ingredients until the avocado has a whipped consistency. Top with fresh figs, grapefruit, cucumber and a sprinkle of homemade granola.



Broccoli Gut-Friendly Smoothie


I know right, but don't turn your nose up at this one. Those mini green trees are powerhouse of nutrients providing vitamin C, vitamin K, dietary fibre, potassium and iron, all of which your body needs more of every day. Broccoli also also contains more protein than most vegetables, which gives you an extra metabolic boost. Don't knock it until you've tried it. I bet you won't even taste it. And shhhh... neither will your kids!


Recipe


250ml unsweetened plantbased milk

1 scoop TrimShake Protein Vanilla

1/3 cup fresh spinach, organic

1 medium banana, frozen

1 tsp raw, organic honey (or alternative sweetener)

1 cup broccoli florets, fresh or frozen

1/2 cup crushed ice


Blend ingredients until broccoli is well mixed. Top with a some coconut flakes, berries and chia kiwi fruit.



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