I have been really enjoying the green smoothies lately. They have simplified our morning routine so much that I wanted to put together a more detailed green smoothie "cheat sheet". Don't be afraid to try some new things or mixing it up a little, it really is hard to go wrong. If you want to hang this on your fridge for reference, or stick it in your home organization binder (if you are one of those people that make me feel super inadequate): you can print it here.
|The basic foundation of a green smoothie, plus ingredient ideas
I usually add a couple of tablespoons of coconut oil and a little less than a cup of oats to my smoothies, as it doesn't really alter the flavor too much and adds enough calories to make it into a meal. If I just want a snack smoothie I usually skip the add-ins altogether.
I try to rotate my greens once a week, but I usually stick with kale and spinach for the most part. Frozen spinach works out extremely well, and cuts down on overall cost too.
After going through about a gallon of almond milk every 2 days (!), we have started primarily using water. We don't miss the almond milk at all, although I still use it in my chocolatey smoothies for the creamier texture.
Stay tuned for a Fall inspired smoothie. Sorry, I am one of "those" people that loves all things pumpkin. It's not only delicious, but it is super good for you!