We’re drinking green smoothies this month. Did you know that June is National Fruits and Vegetables Month? Neighboring farms and gardens are bursting with ripening fresh fruits and vegetables. Who doesn’t enjoy fresh-from-the-garden produce from local farmer’s markets or from neighbor’s gardens?
One way to increase your fruit and veggie intake is by drinking green smoothies. Smoothies are great when you’re busy and on the go or to treat your body well after over-indulging in too many treats.
The difference between a green juice and green smoothies is the amount of fiber you get from a smoothie is far greater than the amount of fiber you get from green juice. Technically the smoothie is better for you, rich with vitamins and nutrients from raw and unfiltered plants. It also leads to satiety (the feeling of being satisfied by the food you are eating so that you are not left craving more food.)
How to make Green Smoothies
Perfect for breakfast or lunch and should give you energy for your summertime activities.
- Put greens and homemade almond milk to a high-speed blender. Blend well.
- Add avocado and almond butter. Blend well.
- Next are the berries. Blend well.
- In the last step, add honey, chia seeds, and cocoa nibs. Blend well.
- Pour into glasses or mason jars. Enjoy!
Green smoothies are packed with a lot of vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants that you are missing
The great thing about smoothies is that they make it really easy to get in a few servings of fruits and vegetables at once! And, when you use Eastern Shore Honey, you get a little extra sweetness to brighten the whole thing up. Try our newest Avocado Honey, however, using Sweet Clover or Spring honey would also make it festive.
There is no “right” or “wrong” when making smoothies.
Smoothie recipes are well worth any effort required to make them. We worked hard to make this recipe easy so you can enjoy both the process of making them and eating them! We always encourage you to play with our recipes and make them your own. Sometimes it may be out of necessity. If you are staying away from sugar right now, remove any fruit with sugar and make this a savory treat. Play with your food!
- No green apples on hand? Try pineapple
- Mix up the greens based on what is in season
- Add some flax seeds or hulled hemp seeds in place of chia seeds
- Top with cocoa nibs or hulled hemp seeds for added crunch
- If you like your smoothie thicker add frozen berries or add ice cubes.
Want a thicker smoothie? Reduce the liquid or add more avocado. Avocado really makes this smoothie creamy (without dairy), and you’ll be surprised how well it blends into the smoothie. You may be skeptical since avocados are normally savory, but try it, you’ll like it!
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