We're all familiar with adding coconut water or almond milk to smoothies, but have you ever thought about using GREEN JUICE?
After quite the indulgent Saturday night a few weeks back, I needed a major boost the next morning (Hydration + Nutrients x 1000). And a cold, creamy smoothie was just the answer.
To really amp up the nutrients and cut back on sugar, I opted to add a green juice instead of coconut water. And it actually wasn't bad! Definitely vegetal, but it is green juice after all.
If you're daring to do this too - make sure the juice is completely vegetable based or else you'll be ingesting way too much sugar. So no apple, pear, pineapple, orange, or mango. Lemon and lime are just fine.
And if you're looking for a few more smoothie combinations, check out my Smoothie 101.
Get Your Greens Smoothie
6-8 ounces green juice of choice (no fruit added)
Large handful spinach
1/2 frozen banana (or 1/2 cup frozen zucchini)
1 Tbs. cashew or coconut butter
1 Tbs. hemp hearts
1 Brazil nut
Optional: 1 scoop protein or collagen powder
Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender, and blend until smooth and creamy.
Note: If you want to go completely no sugar, swap out the banana for 1/2 cup chopped, frozen zucchini.