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Gateway Green Smoothie: A Beginner’s Green Smoothie Recipe

A green smoothie recipe for beginners and aficionados alike, full of lush tropical flavors.Gateway Green Smoothie: A Beginner's Green Smoothie Recipe | Umami Girl

If you’re teetering on the edge of the green smoothie swimming pool, curious to dip a toe in but not yet convinced, this is the green smoothie for you. As the name suggests, it’s a mellow, entry level substance that may lead to a future risk of consuming more hardcore versions of blended greens. It’s easy to make and easy to like. Low-risk, potentially big reward. C’mon, jump in! Get the recipe below, and read the full post here on Serious Eats.

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Gateway Green Smoothie: A Beginner's Green Smoothie Recipe

If you're new to—or slightly suspicious of—green smoothies, this recipe is the place to start. It's easy to like and every bit as friendly as befits someone from the tropics. And if you're a green smoothie aficionado, you'll love it too!

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana, peeled
  • 1 cup diced fresh pineapple
  • Flesh of 1 medium mango
  • 2 packed cups baby spinach or sorrel
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup protein powder (optional)
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in blender and process until completely smooth (see note above). Serve immediately.
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    Recipe Notes

  • Use baby spinach for a milder-tasting, sweeter smoothie. If you like a brighter, tangier note to your sweets, try the sorrel. Both greens are beginner-friendly since they're not bitter or earthy in flavor.
  • This recipe does not require a high-speed blender. Just process until it's completely smooth. If your blender needs a little extra water to make that happen, that's okay. And if you're using a regular blender, slice the frozen banana before adding it.
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