Strawberry Apple Green Smoothie
This is the 1st smoothie recipe I have posted that has greens in it! I will admit, I was a bit nervous about adding “salad” to my smoothie, but I can tell you honestly that you don’t taste it at all! But your body will thank you for it 🙂 All that added nutrition and vitamins is a wonderful thing for your body. And the best part is, the more you eat, the more your body will crave it. The more your body craves it, the better YOU will feel! Sounds like a win-win to me!
In this smoothie, I used cucumber, strawberries, apple and greens. Strawberries are really affordable right now in Florida, so they are in a lot of my smoothie right now. Cucumbers are also an inexpensive and delicious vegetable, so I love including those as well 🙂
Here are some of the health benefits to the ingredients I selected for this smoothie recipe:
Strawberries – These red beauties are loaded with vitamins, fiber, and potassium. As an added benefit – they are fat-free 🙂
Apples – They are extremely high in antioxidants, fiber and flavanoids. An apple a day keeps the doctor away, so why not start adding them to your smoothies?
Cucumbers – These are great for rehydration. Cucumbers are also a great source of vitamin B, so that means they are a natural pick-me-up.
Protein Powder – Helps keep you full longer and makes your smoothie extra creamy.
Now, here’s my Strawberry Apple Green Smoothie recipe, make sure to Print It and Pin It so that you can make it again and again.
- 5 slices of cucumber
- 5 strawberries – cut in half if needed for your blender
- 1/2 large apple – cut in quarters
- Handful of greens – mine is a Spring Mix
- 1/3 cup Vanilla Juice Plus+ Complete Shake Mix
- 4-5 ice cubes
- 4 oz of water or coconut water
- Place all ingredients in the order listed above into your blender or blending cup
- Blend until smooth – I use the Ultra Blend iQ setting on my Nutri Ninja
I hope you enjoy this Strawberry Apple Green Smoothie as much as I do! Do you add greens to your smoothie frequently?
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