My Dad is the king of healthy living. He still wear a size 29 waist and he turned 60 last year. Fit, would be an understatement. He is a long term advocate of all things preservative and sugar free. This holidays he got to reading Green for Life by Victoria Boutenko. I haven’t finished reading it myself but Hubby and I HAVE added green smoothies to our everyday lives. For health and for well-being. Hubby has some issues with digestion and I’m determined to give my body the best chance ever this year to get and stay pregnant. So we’re going green.

Some days I think I might actually turn green. That’s probably possible, right?

There are many different smoothie recipes out there, I’ve included some more links to some I’ve pinned online. There are recipes for a yummy start {perfect for those wanting to add some more greens but not go overboard with it} and some for detoxing. Sort of. Clearly I’m not a nutritionist or a health care professional, you should be sensible about it all. But here’s my personal guide for making my smoothies.

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I personally use four parts vegetable, one part fruit. Hubby makes his with more like half half. You can use all sorts of fruit and vegetable combining them with Greek yoghurt, ice, water, almond or coconut milk until you find one that YOU love. Some people add sweeteners such as stevia and honey. Being sugar free I only consumer 1-2 pieces of fruit a day as a maximum. If you’re looking at keeping your sugars low, like me, the aim would be to make it as low fructose as you can.

Funny little side note though you might want to stock up on things like spinach and other leafy greens. Last week alone we went through a BOX of baby spinach. A BOX. Sit there for a minute and let that register. A BOX. That’s a heaping helping of spinach. Most week’s we go through over 10 kale leaves and a massive bunch of celery. So stock up. Even if you have one a day you’re going to need more greens. Lots more.

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Here are our favourties. Enjoy!

Suger’s Favourite

2 cups spinach
1 cup celery
1 cup kale
1 cup fresh pineapple
1 lemon
some parsely
some ginger

Mr Suger’s Favourite

2 cups spinach
1 cup lettuce
1 apple
1 small mango
1/2 lemon

The Easy Greeny Smoothie

2 cups spinach
1 cup lettuce
1 banana
1 pear
1 stalk celery
some mint

Blend the ingredients with ice and water {or the other ingredients listed above} to the consistency that you like.

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For more recipes visit the sites below.

Healthy Girls Kitchen
Sage Recipes
Whole Living

  • Amy Wells

    I love me some baby spinach…. I just dont think I can bring myself to drink it!

    • Haha. Not for everyone for sure. But it just tastes like the most prominent item mans spinach doesn’t really get a look in with the fruit or stronger veggies in there. 😉

  • Michelle

    Ummm, yuck! lol You must write the word receipt a lot do you? You’ve got receipes instead of recipes in your title!

    • Haha. My sister’s partner’s reaction exactly!

      And gosh, yes, I removed it now (will still be in the permalink – embarrassing!). Thanks for the heads up. 🙂

  • Sarah

    Where do you buy kale from? I’ve never seen it in the shops and would like to try it

    • We found it easiest to find at the farmer’s market. They sell it by the bunch.

  • I’ve been getting some recipes from: http://simplegreensmoothies.com
    They have some great info for beginners, as well as some really simple ideas. They also have a great Instagram account!

    • Thanks for the tip. I just signed up for their newsletter and grabbed the eBook. Can’t wait to check it out. Do you know if the Instagram account is just simplegreensmoothies or something like that?

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  • Lisa

    do you peel the lemon and put it in whole, or is it the juice from a lemon?

    • Lisa, I peel the lemon and cut it in half, remove the majority of the seeds but juice the pulp into the drink as well. Don’t use the skin, it’ll make the juice really bitter.