5 Green Smoothie Recipes for the Work Week

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We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and yet we still skip it! I get it, it’s hard to make breakfast every morning when rushing to get to work on time. That’s where a green smoothie comes in.

Not only are green smoothies filling, but they are also healthy, quick, and easy to make. The best part is there are so many different green smoothie recipes that it can feel like you’re having a different meal every morning.

In 2015, my New Year’s resolution was to have a green smoothie Monday – Friday for the entire year. Now, years later, I’m still addicted to my quick and easy breakfast and my body has thanked me for this healthy habit.

Drinking a green smoothie also has many benefits such as weight loss, vegetable intake, aids in a healthy gut, great for skin, and they are easy on the wallet. Trust me, it’s completely worth it.

So, no more excuses about why you skipped breakfast. Green smoothies to the rescue!

Here are 5 delicious green smoothie recipes for the workweek followed by tips on easy smoothie preparation.

1. Simple & Delicious

Here is my go-to smoothie because it’s simple to prepare yet absolutely delicious. Although it’s not packed with tons of fruit, it still masks the taste of the vegetables.

Ingredients 
– 1 handful of spinach
– 1 handful of kale
– 5 to 6 strawberries
– 1 banana
– 1 tablespoon of milled chia seeds
– 3/4 to 1 cup of water

2. Extra Fruity

This green smoothie is packed with fruits. Feel free to add more or less fruit than mentioned below. The more fruit you add, the fuller you will be by the end of your drink.

Ingredients
– 1 handful of spinach
– 1 handful of kale
– Banana
– Half cup of diced mango
– Half cup of pineapple
– 1 handful of blueberries
– 5 to 6 Strawberries
– 1 tablespoon of milled chia seeds
– 3/4 to 1 cup of water

3. Going Green

Going Green Smoothie looks and tastes extra healthy. It’s a great energy booster and it’s packed with health benefits. Oh, and it’s delicious!

Ingredients
– 1 handful of spinach
– 1 handful of kale
– 3 to 4 stalks of celery
– 2 to 3 mint leaves
– Half a cucumber
– 1 apple
– 1 handful of blueberries
– Tablespoon of milled chia seeds
– 1 tablespoon of milled flax seeds
– Half cup of pineapple (optional for sweeter taste)
– 3/4 to 1 cup of water

4. Tropical Green

This tropical green smoothie is refreshing and tasty, especially on a warm day. It’s naturally sweet and perfectly healthy.

Ingredients
– 1 handful of spinach
– 1 handful of kale
– Banana
– Half cup of diced mango
– Half cup of pineapple
– 1 tablespoon of milled flax seeds
– 3/4 to 1 cup of water

5. Not Your Typical Green Smoothie

If you’re feeling a bit bored with the typical fruit smoothie, give this spunky green smoothie a try. The ingredients may seem like they don’t belong together in a smoothie, but it tastes great!

Ingredients
– 1 handful of spinach
– Handful of kale
– 1 handful of romaine lettuce
– 1 handful of cilantro
– Half a cucumber
– 1 apple
– 1 cup mixed berries (blueberries, cranberries, blackberries)
– Juice of half a lemon
– Piece of ginger
– 1 tablespoon of milled chia seeds
– 1 tablespoon of milled flax seeds
– 3/4 to 1 cup of water

There you have it! 5 delicious green smoothie recipes for the workweek. Remember, the amount of liquid you add all depends on the type of consistency you want. The more liquid, the thinner the smoothie will be.

Preparation Tips

Here are some tips on how to prepare and even meal prep your smoothies.

Blender

5 Green Smoothie Recipes for the Workweek

It’s a complete myth that you need a fancy $400 blender in order to make green smoothies. Honestly, any blender will do. Just make sure you blend your drink enough so that you don’t have to chew it.

Frozen Fruits

Frozen fruits will make your entire process so much faster. I like to buy big bags of various frozen fruits and use those with each smoothie. The only fruit I don’t buy frozen are bananas. 

Night vs. Morning 

I typically make my smoothies the night before. This way I don’t need to use ice because my smoothie remains chilled in the refrigerator overnight.

Preparing my smoothies at night also saves me tons of time because rarely do I leave enough time in the morning to make my smoothie. If I do happen to make my smoothie in the morning, I usually stick to the Simple & Delicious green smoothie because it’s the quickest to make.

Meal Prep

If you want to meal prep your smoothies simply put all your frozen ingredients into a ziplock bag and leave in the freezer. You can even freeze your spinach and kale ahead of time. While you may not be able to make all 5 smoothies on Sunday night, you can at least have them in a bag ready to dump straight into the blender. 

Liquids

I always use water for my smoothie, but that doesn’t mean you have to. Smoothies can be made with milk, juice, or tea in addition to water. 

Ice

If you are making your smoothie in the morning, adding a few ice cubes will keep your smoothie cool all morning. Ice is especially important if you use all fresh fruit and no frozen fruit.

I hope you enjoy your delicious green smoothies! If you have a green smoothie recipe you love, let me know in the comments. I’m always excited to try new ingredient variations.

Good luck!

1 thought on “5 Green Smoothie Recipes for the Work Week”

  1. I love all the greens. One tip I like to share is when greens start to wilt blend them with a little citrus juice and water and freeze in ice cube trays. They will stay fresh and be ready for you smoothies.

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