Berry Blend for Green Smoothie Beginners

Where it all began…this simple, 5-ingredient berry blend is how I got hooked on green smoothies {and how I got my husband hooked too}!

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I remember the first time I made a green smoothie, it was a disaster.

I went to whole foods and spent a fortune on items I had never heard of before, like swiss chard, turmeric, maca root and spirnula. I went home and crammed it all into my single-serve magic bullet.

Excited to see what the superfood rage was all about I took a big first gulp and instantly spit it right back into the cup — gross! But then I forced myself to plug and chug because I couldn’t bare the thought of dumping out what must have been a $15 smoothie.

Fortunately, I decided to give my green smoothie making skills another chance and after toning down my ingredient list i’ve been hooked. I have at least one green smoothie or juice daily.

This simple, 5 ingredient berry blend is one of my favorite beginner recipes that got me hooked; and it’s particularly great for breakfast {and a great way to convert non-breakfast eaters}.

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You can make any fruit smoothie a green smoothie. Simply add any in some leafy greens, 1/2 cucumber, couple celery stalks or handful of cilantro, basil or mint leaves.

Ss your tastebuds start acclimating to the greener side, I suggest working your way up to 2 cups of leafy greens {such as spinach, kale, swiss chard, bok choy, collard greens, dandelion greens}. Then cutting back on the fruit — 1/2 banana or apple or 1/4 cup berriers. And finally, slowly try adding superfoods like chia seeds, acai, maca, raw cacao, turmeric, ginger, spirnula, bee pollen, lemongrass, matcha, aloe.

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this simple, 5 ingredient berry blend is one of my favorite beginner recipes that got me hooked; and it's particularly great for breakfast {and a great way to convert non-breakfast eaters}.
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Recipe type: green smoothie
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 c nut milk
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ¼ c berries {frozen blueberries/blackberries}
  • ½ c spinach
  • ½ c rolled oats
  • 1-2 tbsp nut butter
  • optional: ¼ c unsweetened shredded coconut, 1 scoop protein
Instructions
  1. blend all ingredients together until you get desired consistency for drinking.
Notes
*i like to double the ingredients and make 2-3 smoothies at a time. i pour the leftovers into mason jars and freeze. i let thaw in my fridge overnight so i can grab and go in the morning.

*sometimes i like to add the rolled oats after and stir them in so it’s more like a berry blended oatmeal.

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    • OOO well of course I love my Vitamix and use it for everything — but it’s an investment for sure {$300+}. If you are blending frequently for smoothies, soups, baby food or ect it’s worth the investment. Otherwise I recommend the Magic Bullet {$50}, Cuisinart Compact Blending/Chopping Set {$65}, NutriBullet {$100}, Ninja NJ600 Professional Blender {$100}. So I guess it all depends on your budget and frequency of use. Hope that help! xo-Lindsey