4 Nourishing Green Smoothies under 400 calories

Beginning the day off with a green smoothie gives me a radiating glow, knowing that I’ve given the cells in my body exactly what they need to feel energized and nourished.

Green smoothies also happen to be the perfect breakfast if you happen to have polished off an entire box of Bernard Callebaut dark chocolates in the span of 2 days.

If you’ve been enjoying the holiday festivities just as much as I have, then you’re body is probably right where mine was on Monday morning – craving anything green!

So, I did what any nutritionist/blogger would do – I searched my recipe archives.

Then I realized that I haven’t exactly excelled at sharing green smoothie recipes on the blog this year.

My bad…

It’s just that when I wake up at 4am with a grumbling belly, the last thing on my mind is taking a picture of anything, let alone the food I’m about to devour.

By the time I’ve realized that the breakfast I’ve just enjoyed is tasty, beautiful, and blog-worthy, it’s long gone and any photo op would just be of a empty green glass with specs of leftover flax.

I promise I’ll get better with sharing for next year.

Until then, I wanted to share 4 green smoothie recipes that I’ve enjoyed this week and hope you forgive me for not including any pictures.

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Ultra Green Smoothie

The avocado adds the smooth to this smoothie. Not only is avocado high in antioxidants, they’re also jam packed with many of the nutrients an expecting mother needs to have in her diet!

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 cups organic spinach
  • 1/2 avocado, frozen
  • 1/2 banana, frozen
  • 2 tablespoon hemp hearts or hemp seeds
  • 3 ice cubes

Place in your blender in the order of the ingredients listed, then blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.

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Classic Green Smoothie

This classic green smoothie will give you 44% of your daily recommended intake of calcium!

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 cups organic spinach
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 2 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1 tablespoon raw almond butter
  • 3 ice cubes

Place in your blender in the order of the ingredients listed, then blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.

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Blackberry Vanilla Green Smoothie

Each 1 cup serving of blackberries gives you 6 grams of usable carb and 8 grams fiber, the best carb to fiber ratio of any other berry.

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 cups organic spinach
  • 1 cup blackberries, frozen
  • 2 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1 tablespoon raw pumpkin seed butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 15g/half scoop of vanilla protein powder – I used egg white protein
  • 3 ice cubes

Place in your blender in the order of the ingredients listed, then blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.

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Chocolate Covered Raspberry Green Smoothie

Did you know that raspberries have the highest amount of fiber per serving than any of the other berries? And that beginning your day with a serving of raw, unprocessed cacao that will help to balance your mood, first thing? What’s not to love about this smoothie?!

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 cups organic spinach
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 2 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 2 tablespoon shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1-3 ice cubes

Place in your blender in the order of the ingredients listed, then blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.

Do you have a favorite green smoothie recipe? If so, please share or link to it!

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