So, you have finally done it! You have made the decision to take full responsibility for what you put in your mouth. This is a tremendous step, one of which you should be quite proud of. I say this because not many people want to put this much effort into their health—especially when it comes to food.
It’s understandable to want to ignore the facts of going green with your diet, but it’s not very beneficial. Choosing to take the steps to acknowledge that going organic in your diet is one of the best choices you can make is probably not going to be something you regret.
Since this probably isn’t the lifestyle we grew up with, it takes some adjustment. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither will your green diet happen overnight. It’s not that you won’t have the willpower. It’s just that it takes some effort to keep the variety going.
That being said, let’s start with one of your new best friends: A smoothie blender.
Smoothies are excellent treats, and great ways to get some seriously valuable nutrients in your system. You might find yourself tempted to exceed the food group recommendation for your daily fruit vegetables intake when you really get going with one of these glorious contraptions.
In fact, using a smoothie blender will make your diet go much smoother (pun intended). Nothing says easy like being able to blend all of the components you need into one single beverage—especially if that beverage is actually delicious.
Let’s take a look at some recipes you can incorporate in your green diet:
1. The Ungreen Green Smoothie (From the Paleo Diet)
Starting with this smoothie seems logical because it isn’t literally green, like many smoothies. Although the color green is nice, sometimes beginners are a little turned off by the color. This particular recipe is a little more appealing, since the color is red.
- A banana
- A cup of blueberries
- A cup of raspberries
- 1/2 cup strawberries
- 1 1/2 cups baby spinach leaves
- 1 cup orange juice
- Optional: Ground flax seed, Agave syrup, or honey
2. Green Monster Spinach Smoothie
This smoothie is considered a brilliant diet weapon because it tastes so good and is so good for you. Essentially, you’re mixing spinach with a bunch of other stuff that makes it taste better. The goal might be to make you forget that you are drinking spinach, or you just won’t care because it tastes so delicious!
- 1 frozen sliced banana
- Vanilla Greek yogurt
- A few cups of baby spinach.
3. Liquid Sunshine Green Smoothie
This particular recipe reminds you a little more of what drinking smoothies is all about. The orange and mango combination sweeten the beverage naturally to create an intriguing treat. That, and this smoothie adds protein to your fruit with kale, a protein-enriched specialty.
- 3 stalks kale
- 2 cups swiss chard
- 1 orange
- 1 mango and water
These recipes are just a few ideas to get your ideas flowing for your green adventure. As you can see, green diet smoothies are quite easy to make, and they leave a lot of room for creativity. You can add your own fruits and vegetables to try to create the smoothie or your dreams.