Smoothies are one of the easiest ways to get your fruit and veggies for the day.

If you are already a smoothie aficionado, you know that almost any fruit and vegetable can be turned into a smoothie. There are so many different ingredients to add to a smoothie- don’t stop with these 6 recipes, but try different fruits, different microgreens, as well as different liquids and sweeteners to discover your own favorite. If you like your smoothies thicker, add frozen fruit or extra banana. You can add wheat germ, spirulina, ACV, nuts and seeds, and other tasty additions. And, if you are willing to share your ‘recipe’, please let us know in the comments!

1. Apple-Ginger

  • 1/2 Apple, cored and quartered
  • 1/2 Pear, cored and quartered
  • 1 Stalk of celery
  • A handful of mixed micro-greens such as sunflower, pea, or Buckwheat
  • 5 leaves fresh mint
  • 1 tsp dried ginger powder
  • 1/3-1/2 cup water or coconut water
  • Optional: stevia

2. Mango Mint

  • A handful of microgreens
  • 1 large sprig mint (approx. 6-8 large leaves)
  • 1 mango, peeled and cut into chunks
  • a 1-inch piece of fresh ginger root, peeled and chopped rough
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup coconut water or pure water
  • Optional: stevia

3. JellyBean Kefir

My young grandchildren came up with this tasty breakfast smoothie. It happened to be around Easter time and we had Jelly Belly brand jelly beans in the treat jar. They decided they needed to add 6 jelly beans so that each could choose 2 colors, and then added an apple. It is surprising how much flavor those 6 little jelly beans give the smoothie!  A warning though- stick to the fruit-flavored jelly beans. Some of those others don’t quite…enhance…the flavor!

Jellybean -microgreen smoothie

 

  • 8 oz plain kefir (homemade is healthiest and best)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 apple
  • 1/8 tsp stevia
  • a handful of sunflower, pea, or buckwheat microgreens (or mix them all!)
  • Optional: 6 Jelly-Belly fruit jelly beans

4. Pomegranate-Berry

  • 8 oz almond milk
  • seeds from 1/2 pomegranate (or 1/4 cup pom juice)
  • 1 cup mixed red berries
  • 1/2 banana
  • A handful of broccoli microgreens
  • Optional: 1/4 cup hemp hearts

5. Avocado-Carrot

Avocado Smoothie

  • 8 oz kefir or yogurt
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 small carrot
  • 1/2 apple
  • Handful of pea (or other) microgreens

6. Sneaky Grandma Smoothie

Just enough sweetness for little ones.

 

  • 5 oz plain kefir or plain yogurt
  • 1/2 banana
  • a handful of chopped sunflower and pea microgreens
  • tiny squeeze liquid stevia

What is your favorite smoothie recipe? Please tell us in the comments!