I shared one of mine and Tyler’s favorite green smoothie recipes last year, and since then I’ve made a few adjustments to the recipe. We’ve really tried to cut as much sugar out of our diet as possible. This is not always easy, but over time we’ve slowly tried to wean ourselves off unnecessary sugars. But we’re realistic, we won’t say no to a slice of cake every once in a while. Everything in moderation. Our original recipe contained a lot of fruit, which in turn had a lot of sugar. Now I’m not saying fruit is bad, but it’s something we try to consume in moderation. When I first started making this smoothie I tried to make it as tasty as possible so Tyler would enjoy drinking something both healthy and delicious. (It’s hard to convince men to drink something that looks like grass clippings unless you can guarantee it’s going to be good HA!) But we’ve found that even after some adjustments, this green smoothie is still just as good or better, and a little healthier for us.
It’s a win, win!
This smoothie is STILL one of our favorite morning rituals both at home and on the road, and I think you and your body will love this smoothie just as much as we do.
For those who are new to trying out healthy smoothies, I absolutely recommend making your own rather than buying them pre-made at the grocery store. Making them yourself is cheaper in the long run and is the much healthier option. The ones in the store are almost always FULL of hidden sugars. WARNING: Just because it’s wrapped in a pretty juice container with the words “healthy” or “smoothie” does not mean it’s healthy. Take 30 extra seconds and read the labels. I made this mistake when I was younger, and it’s no wonder I was a chubby kid.
Our everyday morning routine
- Warm lemon water (with cayenne pepper, turmeric & Manuka honey).
- Small glass of green smoothie.
- 10 min walk (anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour depending on how much time we have in the morning or go out for a yoga class).
- Come back for a light breakfast such as egg scramble with herbs and spinach or kale.