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Sick of throwing kale and almond milk in a blender and calling it breakfast?

healthy green smoothie recipes 4Sarah Adler, creator of SimplyRealHealth.com and author of the new The Simply Real Health Cookbook, has a fix for you with these three creative (but not complex) green smoothie recipes. You know, since it’s finally warm enough to hold a chilled glass without your fingers getting numb.

“Instead of letting your smoothie routine get stale, give it a fresh twist every few months with seasonal ingredients,” says Adler. “You’ll feel energized and they’re good for that oh-so-lovely healthy glow.”

Consider it spring re-boot for your morning smoothie-making routine. —Molly Gallagher

(All photos: Simply Real Health)

 

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healthy green smoothie recipes 2Honeydew Mint Green Smoothie

5 leaves romaine lettuce or 2 handfuls of spinach
1 handful chopped honeydew or cantaloupe (approximately 1/4–1/2 cup)
1/2 banana
5 leaves fresh mint
1/2 cup coconut water
1/4 cup water
1 cup ice

Add lettuce, melon, banana, mint, coconut water and water to the blender. Then add the ice and continue to blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Optional additions or substitutions: coconut milk or avocado instead of banana; basil instead of mint; or peaches instead of honeydew.

 

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healthy green smoothie recipes 3Tropical Green Smoothie

2 stalks kale or romaine, stems discarded
1/2 banana
1/4 cup frozen mango
1/4 cup frozen pineapple
1/2 cup coconut water
1/2 cup water
1 cup ice

Blend greens, banana, mango, pineapple, coconut water, and water. Then add the ice, and continue to blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Optional additions: cinnamon, coconut meat, fresh papaya, or lime.

 

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healthy green smoothie recipes 1Sarah’s Basic Kale Smoothie

3 stalks green kale, stems discarded
1/2 banana
1/2 avocado
1/3 cup frozen cherries or mangoes (approximately 6 pieces)
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1/4 cup coconut water
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup ice

Blend kale, banana, avocado, frozen fruit, chia seeds, coconut water, and water. Then add the ice and continue to blend until smooth. Enjoy!

 

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