What’s all the hype about green smoothies?

What’s all the hype about green smoothies?

What’s all the hype about green smoothies?


Everyone is singing the praises of green smoothies, but what’s all the hype? Are they really that good for us?

First of all what’s in a green smoothie?
Any combination of ingredients green fruits or veggies, juices, coconut water and added boosters like chia seed, nuts or superfoods can be added for a tasty meal replacement or snack. The inclusion of dark green leaky veggies like kale, silver beet, spinach and lettuce, or green powdered algae’s like spirulina transform your average smoothies into a nutrient-rich power smoothie.

Why all the hype?
Finally we have a way to get more green vegetables into our diets in a more appetising and convenient way.

How to make a green smoothie

  • Pick your green veggies (spinach, kale, silverbeet, salad greens) or Spirulina
  • Add sweeter ingredients like fruits, pineapple, apples, orange or berries. Note: spinach on its own is not the tastiest thing in a smoothie
  • Pick a liquid to help blend it all together – coconut water, apple juice and almond milk are all popular choices
  • Not sweet enough? Add a few dates or Manuka honey
  • Add a booster if you want – nuts, chia seeds, goji berries, maca powder or protein powder
  • Blend in a processor or extractor really well- leafy greens and nuts can take longer to break down than soft fruits so give it an extra blend for a smoother finish and serve.

Get creative with your choices of greens, fruits and blend till you find your favourite.