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4 Green Smoothie Recipes to Start Your Day Right

Updated: Jul 16, 2019

For the longest time I struggled with breakfast before work. I needed something quick, that kept me full, didn’t cause a blood sugar spike / crash, and I wanted it to taste good. Oh yeah, and sometimes I needed to be able to have it in the car when I woke up late.

As I began cleaning up my diet more and more, I also decided I wanted it to include vegetables. I was repeatedly coming across research that stressed the importance of incorporating more green vegetables into your diet, ideally starting with breakfast. I definitely wasn't doing that with my oatmeal and whole grain cereals, so I decided to try out green smoothies. Shortly after - I was hooked. They checked all the boxes and there are unlimited ways to make them - although I always resort back to my basic green.

Now that I have an established method of eating and a template that works for me, I have adjusted them to fit that. I make sure they all include healthy fats, protein, fiber and veggies and I am good to go! Here are a few of my favorite paleo friendly smoothie recipes. Try them out and let me know what you think!

Tip: If you find yourself hungry a few hours after having one, add an additional serving of protein or fat, or have your smoothie with an egg or two. I often have mine with crispy sauteed kale, topped with hemp seeds and nutritional yeast for an extra boost.

The Basic Green A.K.A. The Best Green Smoothie

Frosty Fall Pumpkin Green Smoothie

Berry Green Smoothie

Strawberry Pina Colada Green Smoothie (Recipe Below)

Strawberry Pina Colada

  • 1 c. Coconut milk

  • ½ c. chopped strawberries

  • 1/2 frozen banana

  • 1-2 c. spinach

  •  Vanilla

  • Cinnamon

  • 1 T. chia seeds

  • ¼ avocado

  • 2 scoops collagen protein (or protein of choice)

If you try any of these smoothies out, make sure to take a photo and tag me or comment below! @foodfitnessandmomlife

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