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It’s not easy being green.

09/16/2014 42 Comments

It’s not easy being green.

09/16/2014 42 Comments

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But it can be tastier than you think.

I try to get at least one green smoothie down the hatch each day. I love them in the morning as a natural energy boost and quick breakfast-on-the-go that keeps me full until lunch.

Last month, I picked up a Bella Rocket Extract Pro blender at Walmart. It’s a Nutribullet dupe at almost half the price, and so much better than my countertop blender: it easily grinds nuts and seeds, blends quickly and smoothly directly into durable BPA-free plastic tumblers (with convenient travel lids) and is super easy to clean.

{Because let’s face it, if it’s not convenient, I’ll just end up at Chik-fil-A for breakfast.}

I buy fresh organic spinach, bananas, and frozen fruit in bulk; and I keep a stock of coconut oil, ground flax, chia seeds, cacao nibs, and protein powder to mix in. For some reason, imagining I’m working with a sundae bar keeps me motivated. ;-)

I try to make different smoothies every day to keep things interesting, but lately, my favorite combo is a couple cups of spinach, a banana, 5-6 frozen whole strawberries, a little peanut butter, lots of ground flax, a tablespoon or so of honey, and cacao nibs blended with a splash of skim milk and ice.

If you’re new to green smoothies, here’s a helpful recipe chart to get you started!

Simple Green Smoothies - The Simple Green Smoothie Formula
{ source: simplegreensmoothies.com
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I'm a small town lady from the sunshine state with an affinity for bookstores, beauty counters and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear. (Or watching Netflix and drinking wine.)

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42 Comments

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  • blender and juicer 01/15/2015 at 8:08 am

    The next type of juicer is called a masticating juicer because it extracts juice using
    a repetitive pressing movements. It comes
    with several features such as the following:. When compared
    to a centrifugal juicer, you will see that the juices from this
    masticating juicer are much darker because of the way it extracts
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  • kellypegler 10/10/2014 at 4:21 pm

    Ah, I love green smoothies and am a big fan of the ladies at Simple Green Smoothies! Thanks for the tips :)

  • annacarew 09/28/2014 at 12:23 pm

    thank you so much for this!!!

  • seventythreecents 09/18/2014 at 9:46 pm

    Thank you for this post! I’ve been looking for a new blender to get back on my smoothie kick. I currently have a Ninja, which is too big and not so easy to clean. I’m going to get that Bella Rocket this weekend.

  • fashionablyfrost 09/17/2014 at 3:58 pm

    Great formula for a yummy smoothie! I’m a huge fan of green smoothies myself. :-)
    xo~ J.Frost
    http://www.fashionablyfrost.com

  • anacarolamorim 09/17/2014 at 11:55 am

    I love the smoothie and that outfit!! so cute!!!
    super cool your blog!
    Cheers!

  • carmenkmchen 09/17/2014 at 11:55 am

    Yummmmm! Easy clean up = definite win in my books!

  • Mel 09/17/2014 at 10:21 am

    Need to get a blender and definitely need to try this! I was looking for easy ways to make smoothies, and I found it here! Thanks!

    Melania
    http://melschoice.wordpress.com

  • Ashford upholstery cleaning 09/17/2014 at 10:17 am

    Love morning green smoothies. Fresh and healthy start of the day

  • ljorahilly 09/17/2014 at 5:02 am

    Amazing!! Thank you for sharing this! I really need to get onto green smoothies, this is the motivation I’ve been looking for.. Thank you!!

  • wifeslifeblog 09/16/2014 at 11:04 pm

    What tends to be your favorite liquid base? I used to use green tea but the flavor of the tea over powered everything else I put into the smoothie. I would like a base that adds some flavor but allows me to taste the other flavors as well.

    • keiralennox 09/17/2014 at 9:29 am

      I usually use water, but sometimes I’ll use skim milk if I need a little extra protein. My dad uses coconut milk in his and really likes the flavor!

  • melmoyle 09/16/2014 at 8:53 pm

    I love green smoothies! I try to have one a day. Have you heard recently how they say you need to drink it with a straw to protect your teeth?

    • keiralennox 09/17/2014 at 9:30 am

      I hadn’t heard that, but I use a straw for everything! ;-)

  • Carolina E. 09/16/2014 at 8:07 pm

    I know that this is healthy and sure looks good !

  • missaLAnnis 09/16/2014 at 7:13 pm

    Recipie chart is great! Thanks for sharing!

    Alanna
    missaLAnnis.com

  • Beth Dahleen 09/16/2014 at 7:02 pm

    Great post! I do this at home for the whole fam, but I wing it and don’t measure and the results can be hit or miss! I like the measurement guide…so my family doesn’t have to wonder–is it going to be good today or too much of something!

    • keiralennox 09/17/2014 at 9:31 am

      Haha! There have been many trial-and-error experiments in my smoothie journey. I think it helps to start with specific measurements until you get the hang of it.

  • brittney 09/16/2014 at 6:53 pm

    Love this! I’m a smoothie fan too, and green is the way to go. Sometimes I like to add frozen mango or pineapple to sweeten it up. Thanks for sharing!

  • leafprobably 09/16/2014 at 4:52 pm

    Oh Cool! Good timing! I just brought a new blender and have been looking for good breakfast smoothies to try with it. (and to use up the bulk pack of Chia seeds I brought on an optimistic whim last month!!)

  • pagebypaigebeauty 09/16/2014 at 4:48 pm

    I really like the idea of having all your smoothie needs stock piled. I definitely need to jump on the green smoothie train. I love smoothies and sometimes I have a hard time eating breakfast, so this would be a great alternative

    • keiralennox 09/16/2014 at 5:29 pm

      I’ve made it part of my morning routine, and having everything stocked and organized definitely helps when I’m rushed in the AM!

  • MyOwnPace 09/16/2014 at 4:27 pm

    LOVE green smoothies! Got into juicing a couple of months ago, but this little blender you found is a great replacement for smoothies to go! Thanks for sharing.

    • keiralennox 09/16/2014 at 4:46 pm

      A lot of my friends juice, but I just can’t get on board with the cleanup. This blender makes everything really smooth, and it’s SO easy to clean!

  • BeautyFadFiltered 09/16/2014 at 3:35 pm

    I love juicing and doing the same every morning however i have frozen broccoli too :-)

    xxx
    https://beautyfadfiltered.wordpress.com

  • hannahlouise1406 09/16/2014 at 3:29 pm

    Great ideas! Really helpful to have it broken down like that :)

  • divine beautease 09/16/2014 at 3:11 pm

    Thanks for the tip!

  • racheleatslegs 09/16/2014 at 2:52 pm

    I’m curious- do you continue this throughout the fall and winter? I get cold so easily, I don’t know that I could! Granted, Texas still has a month or so until the cold really sets in, so I’m going to be using this chart soon.

    • keiralennox 09/16/2014 at 3:14 pm

      I do! But I’m in Florida, and the coldest it gets is 50-ish. Usually when it’s cooler out, I drink them at home in the evenings when I can cuddle up with a blanket. This fall I might have to break out some pumpkin smoothies: http://skinnyms.com/pumpkin-spice-smoothie/

  • Cie & Liz | Bonne Vivante 09/16/2014 at 2:07 pm

    Cute shorts! Will try the smoothie too!

    • keiralennox 09/16/2014 at 3:17 pm

      Thanks! They’re a few years old now; LC Lauren Conrad from Kohl’s.

  • sndrury 09/16/2014 at 2:05 pm

    I’m going to try this! I keep hearing about green smoothies, and have been curious. Unfortunately, my curiosity has only led me to add some protein to my coffee, which at least keeps me full. This sounds good though, and a lot healthier than protein/coffee.

  • Amy Fashion Blog 09/16/2014 at 2:01 pm

    going to have to try this out.

  • whennothinggoeswrite 09/16/2014 at 1:24 pm

    Ooh, creating a cute bar with lots of choices for your smoothie is a great means for encouragement! I may have to try that!

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