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3 Wholefood Green Smoothie Recipes - No Bananas Needed!

Green smoothies are not only plantbased and incredibly tasty, they are a fantastic, sugar-free way to get your daily dose of essential nutrients and extra leafy green nutrition all in one meal. But are they safe to have every day? As a sugar-free Nutritionist, let me explain why I feel it is ok to have green smoothies, and often. Blenders, ready? Let's go...

3 Wholefood Green Smoothie Recipes - No Bananas Needed!  |  Eat Nourish Glow
3 Wholefood Green Smoothie Recipes - No Bananas Needed! | Eat Nourish Glow

Why Green Smoothies Are Good For You


Whether you're looking for a quick and easy breakfast, a mid-day snack, or something plantbased to help you power through an energy slump, green smoothies are a super healthy choice. They are a fast and easy way to increase your consumption of more leafy greens and high fibre fruits and vegetables, while nurturing your gut microbes.


Smoothies help to keep you hydrated, can aid weight loss, improve digestion and boost your overall metabolic function. Being so nutritionally rich with plantbased nutrition, all the extra nutrients can also help to clear up your skin if you suffer from acne, boost mood and your overall energy. Let's dive into three of my favourite banana-free smoothie recipes.


How Often Should You Drink Green Smoothies?


I recommend enjoying a green smoothie 3-4 times a week, or every day but only if you are making sure you vary the ingredients each time. For instance, if you enjoy an almond milk, avocado kale based smoothie on Monday, make sure you switch it up and have a coconut water, mango and arugula based one the next day. Yes, you could safely have a green smoothie every day, but you need to vary the greens, the milk and the fruits to provide your body with a broad spectrum of nutrients throughout the week.


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Green Smoothie Recipes (No Banana)


Give these plantbased, banana-free smoothie recipes a go and tell me you don't feel amazing afterwards! Each smoothie recipe is made with a balance of fruits and veggies and contains 30g of plantbased protein.


Pineapple Berry Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 250ml almond or oat milk, unsweetened

  • 1/2 cup fresh pineapple, chunks

  • 1 cup fresh spinach greens, organic

  • 1/4 cup raspberries, fresh, organic

  • 1/4 steamed cauliflower, cooled

  • 3 tbsp chai seeds, organic

  • 1 scoop Vanilla protein powder, vegan

  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract


Method

Add all the ingredients into a high-powered blender. Combine well until smooth. Serve in a coconut bowl with a little crunch from a sprinkling of crushed walnuts and seeds.


Lime Mango Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 250ml coconut milk, unsweetened

  • 1 large fresh mango, pitted

  • 1/2 cup shredded kale, organic

  • 1/s Hass avocado, choose a ripe one

  • 1 scoop Vanilla protein powder, vegan

  • 3 tsp lime juice, freshly squeezed

  • 1 tsp ginger root, ground


Method

Add all the ingredients into a high-powered blender. Combine well until smooth. Serve in a coconut bowl or mason jar (will be thick) with toasted coconut flakes on top.


Kiwi Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Greek or Coconut yoghurt

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk

  • 1/2 cup micro-greens, organic

  • 3 large kiwi fruits, chopped

  • 1 scoop Vanilla protein powder, vegan

  • 2tsp spirulina powder, organic

  • 1 tsp ginger root, ground


Method

Add all the ingredients into a high-powered blender. Combine well until smooth. Serve in a coconut bowl with raspberries and banana cut into wheels. Add a sprinkle of granola or chia seeds.


One last thing before you go...


If you really enjoy healthy smoothies... stick around slurping your plantbased smoothie and browse this blog for more nutrition and healthy eating guides, or come join my free 5 Day Detox Smoothie Challenge (By A Nutritionist). You'll receive a meal plan and recipes to detox from bad eating habits with wholefood recipes and smoothies. It a gentle detox just about anyone can enjoy to reset your appetite and eat healthier. Come join us today, click here.


Emma Lisa, Nutritionist & Women's Practitioner

Emma Lisa, Nutritionist at Eat Nourish Glow

Emma Lisa is a Nutritionist & Women's Health Practitioner with over 12+ years experience in wholefood nutrition, meal planning and health coaching. She is a published cookbook author, passionate food recipe creator and lifestyle blogger, and an advocate for women's health and anti-diet culture. When she's not in clinic, Emma is mum to five kids, in her test kitchen and a wellness digital creator. She lives in Sydney, Australia.
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Emma Lisa xx

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