We like to find new recipes to make health smoothies, try them, and tweak to our liking. We love getting all of the healthy benefits by drinking raw fruits and vegetables. When trying out a new recipe for a green monster smoothie our mixologists stumbled upon a kale and pear smoothie with greens for an extra punch. There are countless advantages for blending and if you’re just starting out we highly reccomend you get a good blender to do the job right. Two great options are the Vitamix or a Blendtec because they are commercial grade home smoothie machines. You will enjoy smoothies much more with a great blender. You can also find the variations that blend in a small smoothie sized cup for make and go blending.
Green Monster Health Smoothie:
• 4 ounces of water
• 1 banana fresh or frozen
• 1 cup of green grapes
• Half of a pear
• 1 orange peeled
• 1 cup of organic super greens or kale
• Half of an avocado
• 1 ½ scoops of vanilla protein powder of your choice
• 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds
• 2 cups of ice
If you have a Blendtec machine just put the ingredients in the container and hit the smoothie button. In less than a minute you have a delicious healthy drink. If you drink it you might just transform into the hulk while hitting the weights (or at least feel like you are).
Health smoothies are a great way to add essential nutrients in a way that is easy for your body to absorb. You can stick with fruits and veggies or you can add milk, oats, protein powder, yogurt, wheat germ, peanut butter or a long list of other healthy ingredients. They are great for post workout, breakfast or really anytime you need a healthy fix. The Green Monster will make you feel great, healthy and energized.