If you are a Weight Watcher having a hard time meeting your good health guideline for servings of fruits and vegetables on a daily basis, you may want to consider adding in a healthy green smoothie.
Green smoothies are not only easy-to-make, but they can be nutrient-rich, delicious and very satisfying as well. But be careful, it's very easy to overload your blender and wind up with a smoothie that has a half-day's allowance of calories - or more!
It's best to use a high-powered, high-speed blender (I love my Vitamix) and to blend in stages - this way you minimize the big green leafy chunks and won't end up "chewing" your smoothie. After all, your smoothie is supposed to be sipped with a straw 😉
You can also avoid the need for a lot of ice by using some frozen fruits.
Below you will find a small collection of some our our favorite Healthy Green Smoothie Recipes that we've gathered from around the web and calculated points plus. If you are more adventurous and want to create your own, we've found that some good liquid bases to start with are: water, unsweetened almond milk, coconut water, rice milk and green tea.
But first, here's one of my go-to early morning green smoothies - it tastes great and keeps me feeling full until lunch.
Peter's Rise and Shine Green Smoothie
Rise and Shine Green Smoothie Recipe
- 3-6 leaves any type of kale
- 1 banana
- 1 apple cored and sliced
- ½- inch fresh gingerroot
- 2 cups water
- ice optional
- Add ingredients to high-powered blender (like a Vitamix) and blend to desired consistency. Pour and enjoy.
More Favorite Healthy Green Smoothie Recipes
Beginner's Luck Green Smoothie from 100 Days of Real Food (about 198 calories and 5* WW Points Plus per serving)
Simple Green Watermelon Avocado Smoothie from Green Lite Bites (about 125 calories and 3* WW Points Plus per serving)
Collard Greens Smoothie with Mango and Lime from Real Simple (about 183 calories and 5* WW Points Plus per serving)
Green Vitamin Cocktail Smoothie from Dr. Oz (about 182 calories and 5* WW Points Plus per serving)
Super Green Detox Smoothie from Prevention (about 160 calories and 4* WW Points Plus per serving)
Crazy Sexy Green Goddess Smoothie from Prevention (about 357 calories and 10* WW Points Plus per serving)
Vegan Avocado Spinach Smoothie from SkinnyMs (about 299 calories and 8* WW Points Plus per serving)
Healthy Green Smoothie for Breakfast from Shape (about 123 calories and 3* WW Points Plus per serving)
Strawberry Banana Blueberry Green Smoothie from Simple Green Smoothies (about 219 calories and 6* WW Points Plus per serving)
Glowing Green Smoothie from FitSugar (about 154 calories and 4* WW Points Plus per serving)
Green Tea Green Smoothie for Beginners from Jeanette's Healthy Living (about 117 calories and 3* WW Points Plus - when dividing this recipe in half)
*PointsPlus® for healthy green smoothie recipes calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
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