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A tasty and nutritious broccolini green smoothie recipe, with ginger, mint, apples, cucumbers, and a touch of honey.
Broccolini might not be the first vegetable you’d think of when experimenting with green smoothies. Unsurprisingly, it’s pretty challenging to find broccolini smoothie recipes anywhere online. But that doesn’t mean we can’t try it!
Kale may not be everyone’s favorite leafy green, but it is definitely one of my most used green smoothie ingredients.
Not only is kale a very nutritious vegetable, but it’s also a smoothie ingredient that blends well with fruits and other greens.
This is why I’ve selected eight delicious kale smoothie recipes that will hopefully inspire you to consume more of this powerful vegetable and take advantage of its nutritional benefits.
Kale and spinach are two of my favorite vegetables to add to my smoothie recipes, because of their strong nutritional benefits but also because of their somewhat neutral flavors.
When you combine these two together and mix it up with avocado and fresh fruit, you will end up with a super nutritious and very green looking smoothie.
When preparing smoothies, I always look at ways to easily add extra ingredients. Not just for the flavors, but more so for the extra nutrients.
My most-used smoothie ingredients, such as kale, carrots, berries, parsley and avocado, are of course quite common and perhaps not very exciting.
But some of my favorite smoothie add-ins, that I often use to maximize my nutrient intake, are a bit more surprising and can even raise a few eyebrows!
Preparing a nutritious smoothie that not only tastes good but also has that perfect texture is not as easy as it may seem.
Instead of sticking with a proven smoothie ratio, I used to mix all sorts of ingredients together in my blender, hoping something magical would come out of it. But all too often my smoothies ended up tasting bad or they would be too thick.
Kale has slowly become the go-to ingredient for green smoothies, juices and shakes. Perhaps a bit over-hyped as a super food, kale does actually have some amazing nutritional benefits.
But unless you have a
high-end blender at home, such as a Blendtec or a Vitamix, kale is not always the easiest of ingredients to blend into a delicious and creamy smoothie.
One of the easiest and quickest ways to get your nutrients in is by regularly preparing a delicious smoothie with fruits, vegetables and extra ingredients.
Some people believe that smoothies are created just by tossing all sorts of ingredients together in and letting the blender do its magic.
This may come as a surprise to some, but chocolate smoothies can still be healthy and nutritious, depending on the type of chocolate and the other ingredients used.
I don’t know about you, but I love chocolate. Dark chocolate, that is. Dark chocolate does have some surprising nutritional benefits, as long as you consume it in moderation of course.
As a smoothie enthusiast, I’ve always loved trying out different smoothie recipes and different ingredients to achieve the perfect flavors.
I’ve also always been a fan of
Greek yogurt, because it’s packed with proteins and it’s a great source of calcium and probiotics. And adding it to my smoothies is like having the best of both worlds.
Most of us rely on that much-desired cup of coffee first thing in the morning to kick-start the day and to get us going. And I’ll be honest, I do too!
A good alternative is an energizing breakfast smoothie with all the right ingredients and nutrients to give you an instant, and lasting, energy boost.