Bee Green Smoothies

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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. A smoothie is also great when you’re busy and on the go or to treat your body well after over-indulging in too many summer treats.

The difference between a green juice and green smoothies is the amount of fiber you get. Technically the smoothie is better for you, rich with vitamins and nutrients from raw and unfiltered plants.

Two glasses filled with spinach and kale green detox smoothie with yellow and green swirled straws

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!

Bee Green Smoothies with straws with chia seeds and raw spinach, sliced banana and green apple

How to Make Green Smoothies

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: green smoothie, smoothie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 172kcal
Without honeybees, there would be far fewer greens, use as many as you wish to make this drink better and better with each addition. You can AVOID sugar-y fruits in this smoothie altogether.

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Ingredients

  • 2 c fresh spinach clean
  • 1/2 green apple
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 tbsp. almond butter
  • 2 c almond milk
  • 1 tbsp. Waxing Kara Honey
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp. cacao nibs

Instructions

  • Add greens and almond milk to high-speed blender. Blend well.
  • Add avocado and almond butter. Blend well.
  • Add berries. Blend well.
  • Add honey, chia seeds, and cocoa nibs. Blend well.
  • Pour into glasses or mason jars. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 378mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1460IU | Vitamin C: 10.3mg | Calcium: 204mg | Iron: 1mg

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If you decide to try this fantastic recipe, be sure to take a photo and share them with us using #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!

About the Author

kara

Kara waxes about the bees, creates and tests recipes with her friend Joyce, and does her best to share what she’s learned and continues to learn about the bees, honey, ingredients we use and more.

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  1. There are a lot of great ideas in this one recipe to make many variations!

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