Green Smoothie Recipe – Cucumbers, Avocado, Spinach

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Health benefits of green smoothies, blenders for great smoothies


Green Smoothie Recipe with Avocados, Spinach, Cucumbers, Apple, Pear


There are infinite combinations of fruits and veggies to grind up into smoothies, but some small additions to norms are a real treat.  This time around I added cucumbers to some basic green smoothie ingredients resulting in a little lighter and brighter combo.

For me the trick to most amazing smoothie is a great blender.  I invested in a Blendtec blender a few years ago, although it did take a while for me stomach the price tag, I am so happy that I took the plunge.  This blender is ridiculously strong, to say the least.  The speed is high enough to even smooth out those pesky raspberry and blackberry seeds that get caught in your teeth.  Want proof of how wildly strong this blender is, check out the Blendtec CEO in his famous “Will it blend” series on YouTube.

Enjoying a green smoothie with a few eggs is my favorite breakfast, although this smoothie is hearty enough for a meal.  If you have a job where you have to leave the house early in morning, the ingredients can be roughly chopped and stored in the fridge.  This is one of my favorite methods to add a healthy green habit to your day.  When it comes to the spinach, the amount can be increased / decreased based on your taste for the green stuff.  If you find yourself out of spinach, kale can be substituted.  An additional apple  can be substituted for the pear.  The banana can be omitted for less sweet, less creamy finish.


How to Make a Green Smoothie


Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1 Apple
  • 1 Pear
  • 1-Handful Spinach
  • 1-Cup Water

1. Prepare fruits and veggies for blending. Be sure to trim out the seeds on the apple because they contain arsenic (although it may be a very small amount, no need to injest…)

Ingredients for green smoothie recipe, fruit and greens, spinach and cucumber

2.Blend on the “XL Smoothie” setting on the Blendtec.  To blend manually, start with a slow setting for 10 seconds,  and then increase to high speed for 15-20 seconds.

Let’s Eat!

Bright green smoothie recipe, Chicago Food Blogger

Green Smoothie Recipe - Cucumbers, Avocado, Spinach
 
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A bright and hearty green smoothie to kick-start your day!
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Recipe type: Smoothie
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • ½ Cucumber
  • ½ Avocado
  • 1 Apple
  • 1 Pear
  • 1-Handful Spinach
  • 1-Cup Water
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to blender.
  2. Blend on the "XL Smoothie" setting with a Blendtec. To blend manually, start with a slow setting for 10 seconds, and then increase to high speed for 15-20 seconds.
  3. Enjoy!
 

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