If you follow my blog, you know that I post smoothie recipes from time to time! I love smoothies! They’re so easy and healthy! I also prefer smoothies to juicing, because when you juice you often lose important nutrients (fiber, etc.). Because of this, I never think it is a good idea to have “juice” as a meal (of course, it’s great to have some freshly juiced juice sometimes, but not as a meal substitute – in my humble opinion). A smoothie, on the other hand can be used as a easy go to meal if you are in a rush or just don’t feel like taking the time to cook/prepare food, as long as you make sure to add enough ingredients to make it equivalent to an actual meal.
This green smoothie is one of my favorites! It’s basically an extremely healthy salad in a glass, but I think it tastes a lot like applesauce – YUM! Here are some of the ingredients with a pin explaining some of the health benefits of that ingredient.
As you can see this smoothie is a powerhouse of nutrition – Awesome!
SUPER HEALTHY GREEN SMOOTHIE
- 2 handfuls of arugula (you can use another leafy green here if you want)
- 1 small handful of parsley
- 1/2 cucumber
- 2 celery stalks
- 1 green apple
- 1 Tbsp. Chia seeds
- small chunk of ginger (about 1/2 inch cube)
- stevia to taste
- 4-5 ice cubes
Throw all ingredients in a blender. Blend. Pour in a glass and Enjoy! 🙂