Very Berry Green Smoothie

The very first green smoothie recipe I ever tried was this one, the very berry green smoothie– and it changed our lives. At that time, my husband and I were financially struggling as he transitioned to a new job as a pastor. We had no health insurance and our kids were at that age when all they did was pass colds back and forth (and they almost always turned into an ear infection).

We couldn’t afford for them to get sick, so I started researching “how to boost your immune system” and found out about green smoothies. This was the most affordable way I could find to get healthier.

With nothing to lose, I decided to give it a shot. Or should I say a blend? And we all loved this recipe so much we made it every day for months on end.

Berry Green Smoothie boosts immune system

For the past 7 years, we’ve drank green smoothies and never gotten sick enough to need antibiotics again. We use natural remedies to heal our body. The days of meds are so far over and it’s because we’re boosting our immune system and nourishing our bodies. Food truly is medicine!

Now my kids are tweens… and making their own smoothies.

Why a spinach green smoothie is great for all ages

Spinach is the most mild tasting leafy green out there. In other words… you won’t even taste it! Yet you’ll reap the health benefits of the vitamins A, C and K, magnesium, iron and manganese. That’s what we call “plant power!” If you’re interested in learning more about leafy greens for your smoothies, check out the leafy green guide.

Make this berry green smoothie without banana

This recipe uses 1 banana to add natural sweetness and a creamy texture. If you’re sensitive to banana or restricting your sugars, feel free to swap the banana for avocado to keep it creamy and pack in those nutrients.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 orange
  • 1/3 cup strawberries
  • 1/3 cup blueberries 1/2 banana
  • INSTRUCTIONS

    1. Blend spinach, water & orange until smooth.
    2. Add fruit and blend again.

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