The easiest way to get accustomed to drinking green smoothies is to add some fruit to sweeten them and make it more pleasing for your pallet. Slowly over time, you reduce the fruit and add more veggies. Focusing on “sweeter” veggies is also helpful – carrots, cucumber, celery.
Here are three transitional green smoothie you may enjoy if you’re just starting out drinking green.
For each recipe below, put all ingredients in your blender with 4 cups of water, blend until smooth and enjoy. Each recipe makes two servings.
Going Green 1
- 1 c watermelon, cubed
- 1 Granny Smith apple, chopped (I leave the peel on.)
- 1/2″ fresh ginger, chopped into small pieces
- 1 large leaf of red or rainbow chard, a bit of stem is okay too.
Going Green 2
- 1/2 c pomegranate
- 1 small beet, peeled, chopped
- 1/3 English cucumber, chopped. (I leave the peel on, but that is optional)
- 1 carrot, peeled, chopped
Note: The beet makes this smoothie quite thick and starchy. I prefer to strain this one before drinking, it makes for a smoother more pleasurable texture.
Going Green 3
- 1 Granny Smith apple, chopped
- 1 Cara Cara Orange, peeled and sectioned. (Navel orange works as well.)
- 1 stock celery
- 1 handful of baby spinach