Green smoothies are all over the place these days. You can find them in just about every healthy restaurant you walk into, and you can’t look at a food blog without seeing one. Except this blog. Until now.
Today I join the ranks of the green smoothie peddlers of the world with this concoction I’ve tailored to my own tastes after a bit of trial and error over the past few months.
There’s a reason these drinks are so popular. They don’t always taste delicious, but they’re pretty much guaranteed to be good for you, and mine is no different.
The ingredients in this particular version are nearly standard: spinach, flaxseed, water. But I’ve added pear and my favorite fruit in the world: avocado.
The nutrients in these ingredients are heaven for a vegan:
- spinach: protein, zinc, calcium, vitamin B6, iron, magnesium and potassium
- avocado: monounsaturated fats, vitamin B2, vitamin B5, fiber and potassium
- flaxseed: omega-3
- chia seed: omega-3 and protein
- pear: fiber and vitamin C
Pretty great, right? And the taste is really amazing, too. The avocado makes it slightly creamier than other green drinks, and the pear gives it a little extra sweetness so it goes down easy. Good and good for you!
This recipe couldn’t be simpler, so give it a try and let me know what you think. Hit me up on social media and show me some photos of your creations! I’m @nutfreevegan everywhere.
- 1 c. water
- ¾ c. spinach
- 1 Tbsp. flaxseed
- 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
- ½ pear with skin
- ½ avocado
- Blend water and spinach until smooth.
- Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.