There’s something remarkably elegant about easy green smoothie recipes. Packed with tons of great nutrition, and very tasty—if done right—these green smoothie recipes are some of easiest to start your day. I know that from experience, as my morning green smoothie is one of the most important parts of my daily routine.
If you haven’t noticed, I’m a big advocate of eating plenty of vegetables. That can be difficult at first for a lot of people who aren’t accustomed to this style of eating, which is why smoothies are so powerful: they’re a fantastic way to get more veggies in your diet without eating piles and piles of greens every day. You also get all the benefits from raw food without the tedious prep and eating time.
If you’re wondering where to start, give these easy green smoothie recipes a try! They’re easy to make and follow a 70% veggie to 30% fruit proportion to keep the sugar on the low side but still retain some sweetness for taste.
Why are greens so good for you? Green leafy vegetables are loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals that give you optimal health. Leafy greens are also a good source of vitamins C, A and K, iron, and calcium. Vitamin K maintains bone health, and vitamin A is essential for healthy skin and vision. Vitamin C not only boosts your immune system, it also makes the iron in the greens more absorbable. Iron helps to transport oxygen around the body and helps with energy production, so you might experience an increase in energy after drinking this smoothie; never a bad thing, right?
As if that’s not enough, the powerful antioxidants in leafy greens help to lower your risk of various health issues due to oxidative stress. How is any of that a bad thing? Make yourself a beginner green smoothie to reap the benefits of a plant-based drink that’s high in both nutrients and flavor!
Enjoy These 8 Easy Green Smoothie Recipes
Yuri Elkaim is one of the world’s most trusted health and fitness experts. A former pro soccer player turned NYT bestselling author of The All-Day Energy Diet and The All-Day Fat Burning Diet, his clear, science-backed advice has transformed the lives of more than 500,000 men and women and he’s on a mission to help 100 million people by 2040. Read his inspiring story, “From Soccer to Bed to No Hair on My Head” that started it all.