Green Smoothies to Go!

One of the easiest ways to get your green-on (leafy green, that is) is by adding leafy green veggies to smoothies. Have a smoothie for breakfast, lunch, part of a meal or a snack. And you can easily blend your ingredients and take it with you in a glass jar or other travel container.

Leafy greens are very nutrient-rich, detoxifying, and energizing. They strengthen the immune system, nourish the blood and support the skin – to name just a few benefits!

If you are new to leafy greens (kale, collards, spinach, watercress, mustard, dandelion) and a little unsure of how to add them in to your diet or aren’t a fan of their taste, throwing them in a smoothie is a fab way to eat (or drink!) them regularly and you can easily hide the flavor. Although, we love how leafy greens taste, and we encourage you to try them steamed, sauteed, in soups and so many other ways (check out our book for ideas and recipes!).

We suggest making a blender-full of smoothie and pouring anything you don’t drink right away into glass mason jars for you and your family to drink for a couple days. Don’t store your smoothies longer than a couple of days in the fridge.

We have an entire section devoted to smoothies in Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen, including some green ones! We hope you give them a try.

Here are some ingredients we love in our green smoothies:

  • Leafy greens (kale, collards, spinach, watercress)
  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Dates
  • Almond butter
  • Coconut oil
  • Coconut
  • Spirulina powder (also green!)
  • Chia seeds
  • Hemp seeds
  • Berries
  • Non-dairy milk or water
  • Raw cacao powder

We’d love to hear what you put in your green smoothie!


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