This green smoothie is rich in vitamins, antioxidants and fiber. So, if you haven’t tried adding spinach to your smoothie yet, this smoothie is the answer. Combined with other ingredients you will get a vitamin bomb full of antioxidants and other nutrients good for your body.
I loved the combo of this kiwi, cucumber, and spinach. It was sweet and fresh, but not too sweet. It is best to stick mostly to vegetables when making green juice and only use fruits to accent the flavors or add a hint of natural sweetness.
The more fruits you add to your green smoothie, the more sugar will be in your serving of green juice. In this delicious smoothie, I try to balance vegetables with a small amount of fruit to make it easily drinkable but also not too loaded in sugar. To add sweetness to the smoothie I added grapes and kiwi.
Grapes aren’t often blended in a smoothie. Grapes are 80% water, which makes them blend easily and add extra hydration to your smoothie. Cucumbers are sooooo nourishing, and they’re totally in season at this time of year. They’ve got a range of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits, and their phytonutrients are linked to anti-cancer benefits. Blended with spinach, mint and fruits makes this smoothie perfect for summer.
Smoothies are a great way to pack fiber and vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables, protein, and good fats into a drinkable meal or snack. They normally contain less sugar than the fruity smoothies, which makes them a healthier choice but of course it all depends on the ingredients. You need to make sure you are not consuming large amounts of sugar by adding too much fruits in one drink.
Although this is natural fructose, if you consume very sweet, fruity smoothies on a daily basis you might be adding too much sugar to your diet. This is why it’s a good idea to always combine fruits and veggies when you choose your smoothie ingredients.
But, if you’re looking to boost your nutrition with a mega dose of whole food vitamins and minerals without added sugar, fiber, calories, or protein, then this a green smoothie would be ideal or “healthier” for sure. Do try it
Energizing Green Smoothie | Green Goddess Beverage | No Dairy Smoothie
Spinach – 150 gms
Chopped cucumber – 1 small size
Chopped kiwi (with skin) – 1
Grapes – 1/2 cup (I used both green and red grapes)
Water – 1 cup
Juice of one lemon
Handful of mint leaves
- Put all above ingredients with half cup of water.
- Blend everything until smooth.
- Then add remaining 1/2 cup of water and blend it again.
- Use a mesh strainer to strain smoothie into a container.
- Pour smoothie into a glass. Garnish with spicy cucumber slice (little red chilli powder, roasted cumin powder with little salt) and grapes.
- Enjoy delicious and quick smoothie.