April’s Healthy Green Smoothie Recipe

April 1, 2015
Photo credit: Brenda Burdette

Photo credit: Brenda Burdette

Going green isn’t just a phrase that refers to the environmental movement. For people who are health conscious or are trying to lose weight, going green is something that applies to almost every meal you eat! It’s no secret that eating your green vegetables is something that has been stressed as extremely important ever since your mom tried to make you eat your first piece of broccoli when you were just a little kid. Well, we hate to break it to you, but mom was right! Vegetables and produce are necessities of a healthy diet, and green veggies are no exception.

Some people are more than happy to eat broccoli, cabbage, asparagus, or chard with their lunch or dinner, but for the people who are on the pickier side, incorporating greens into your daily routine can be a bit more difficult. Fortunately, there is an easy and delicious way to incorporate your greens into your diet. So easy in fact, that you can even take this snack with you on the go!

Smoothies are the perfect spring and summertime snack or meal replacement, especially if you are trying to slim down for beach body season. The blended and sometimes sweetened beverages are the perfect way to get all of the vitamins and nutrients you need, with as few calories as possible. There are many smoothie recipes available but one we like is Go-To Green Juice by Fitness Magazine.

This smoothie is the perfect combination of fruits and veggies and is great for breakfast, lunch, or even a snack. The best thing about smoothies is that you can tailor them based on whatever your personal preferences are. If you want to take an ingredient out or add an ingredient in, you can do whatever you like best and tastes good to you!

What You Will Need

  • 1 cup raw baby spinach
  • ½ green apple, with skin
  • 1 kiwi, peeled
  • 3-inch cucumber piece
  • Splash of water (as needed)
  • ½ cup lemon-flavored sparling water or seltzer, chilled

How To Make It

  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Recipe yields 1 serving
95 calories, 23 g carbohydrates, 5g fiber, 2g protein