The ultimate green smoothie
Of all the smoothies that are out there, it is without question that green smoothies are by far the healthiest. Not only do these delicious drinks pack a powerful, nutrient dense punch, they are simple to make, they are super customisable and they can be taken everywhere from yoga to the office. Also, we can all agree that drinking a bright green glass of deliciousness makes you feel like you are doing something truly positive and wonderful for your body, mind and soul. Also, it’s ok to feel a little bit smug as well.
There are a thousand different combinations available out there to make the ultimate green smoothie. Whether you choose a green smoothie as a meal or a quick pick me up after the gym, there are some simple tips and tricks to figuring out your perfect combination.
For those who are new to the green smoothie game, it is good to start on the sweeter side of the spectrum – using fruits such as bananas, peaches and mangoes to introduce your body to the sweeter nutrient fuelled blast before attempting a more audacious greener smoothie.
Using the below steps is a great introduction to making your very own ultimate green smoothie. Play around with the options and don’t be afraid of a little adventure!
Step one – The liquid
All smoothies have a liquid base of milk or water. Always make sure the liquid is unsweetened to guarantee you are not adding unnecessary sugars to your smoothie.
Choose 350ml of any one of the following:
- Rice milk
- Almond milk
- Oat milk
- Soy milk
- Hazelnut milk
- Coconut milk
- Coconut water
- Plain water
Step two – Greens
Your ultimate green smoothie is not going to be green without a large handful of – you guessed it – green vegetables! Use a healthy handful of one or more of the following to supercharge your smoothie:
- Swiss chard
- Beet greens
Step three – Fruits
No one needs to tell you how important it is to get your fruit, so add between 250g to 500g of fresh or frozen fruits from the following list:
Step four – Healthy fats to charge your smoothie
Contrary to popular belief, everyone needs a certain amount of fat each day. It aids in stronger bones, controls hormones and can reduce cancer risk. Add in as many as you like from the following:
- 1 Tbsp Nut butter (peanut butter, almond butter, etc.)
- 1 Tbsp Chia seeds
- 1 Tbsp Sesame seeds
- 1 Tbsp Flaxseed
- 2 Tbsp Avocado
- 1 Tbsp Coconut oil, hemp oil, or flax oil
Don’t forget you can add extracts and spices to flavour
- 1 Tbsp Raw cacao
- 1-2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Ginger
- 1-2 tsp Vanilla extract (or any other extract)
Step five – Supercharge
Why not add some bang for your buck and try Markus’ unique vegan products in your smoothie?
- Wildforce Markus Sweet
- Markus Wild Force Green Formula
- Markus Wild Force Super Plant Protein
Step six – Blend
Once you have prepared your mix, blitz it up in a high-speed blender, serve over ice and enjoy your ultimate green smoothie.