26 Waist-Friendly Green Juice and Smoothie Recipes
Green juice and green smoothies are everywhere these days, and it's no wonder since they're such nutrient-dense beverages. If you've been wanting to join the green monster movement, try making your own: it tastes fresher, is less expensive, and can be made to your exact liking. Here are a handful of green juice and green smoothie recipes to get you started!
Dr. Oz's Green Drink
Sip on this nutrient-rich green juice that's a favorite of Dr. Oz. The drink is hydrating and has belly-fat-fighting properties with ingredients such as lemon, pineapple, carrots, and cucumber.
Sweet Spinach Smoothie
Celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak shared this spinach smoothie recipe that his clients swear by (Julianne Hough is a fan). The 300-calorie smoothie is a good source of protein, making it a yummy breakfast treat.
Low-Glycemic Energizing Green Juice
Avoid sugary drinks in the morning with a low-glycemic juice you can make yourself. This recipe uses kale, cucumber, spinach, celery, and parsley.
Calm your digestive woes with a debloating smoothie. Made with papaya, pineapple, and spinach and infused with coconut water and cucumber, this refreshing drink will ease your stomach in no time.
Thin Mint Smoothie
Get your mint chocolate chip ice cream fill with a homemade Thin Mint smoothie. The healthier alternative is made with Greek yogurt and a full cup of vitamin-A-rich spinach (that you won't be able to taste).
The juices from BluePrint Cleanse are delicious, which is why we made our own version without the heavy price tag. All you need for this particular recipe are apples, pineapple, and mint.
Avocado Banana Smoothie
Fans of avocado will want to try this avocado- and banana-infused blend. The drink is dairy free and will help those wanting to watch their waistlines.
Vegan Detox Smoothie
In need of a energizing reboot? Whip up a vegan detox smoothie. The drink contains hydrating coconut water, toxin-flushing lemon juice, as well as other ingredients that will put your body back on track.
For a sweet, refreshing, and healthy booze recipe, the P.A.M. Mojito has everything you could want in a cocktail. The pineapple and mint ingredients are known for their detoxing and debloating benefits.
Chocolate Spinach Smoothie
Chocolate and spinach may sound strange together, but after trying this smoothie, you'll see why this sweet blend proves the two are a match made in heaven.
Tracy Anderson has A-list clients from Kim Kardashian to Jennifer Lopez, so it's no surprise that her five-ingredient smoothie also packs a powerful punch. It's full of vitamins, fiber, and metabolic-boosting cinnamon.
Sweet Greens Juice For Sleep
For those who have trouble falling asleep at night, this juice will save you from potential eye bags. The recipe is known for having calming properties so you can get a proper night's rest.
Clear Skin Smoothie
Next time you have an acne flare-up, make this antioxidant-filled smoothie. It only takes five minutes to whip up.
Kate Mara Smoothie
Actress Kate Mara shared with us her go-to smoothie for staying fit, and the best part is it's only three ingredients.
Detox Green Smoothie
You can never have enough detox smoothie recipes in your fitness arsenal, and this one from celebrity nutritionist Firouze Zeroual is packed with nutrients. Ingredients include coconut water, kale, lemon, apple, and ginger.
Detoxifying Apple Lemon Ginger Juice
For a boost in immunity and digestion, this detoxifying juice promises to do both, and it only contains three ingredients: lemon, ginger, and green apple.
Carrot Cake Smoothie
This carrot cake smoothie is reminiscent of all the warm and spicy flavors you love about the dessert. Unlike the sweet treat, however, the drink contains 19 grams of protein and tons of fiber.
Nonalcoholic Mojito Smoothie
For a tropical drink, this nonalcoholic mojito smoothie will relax your senses and alleviate any hangover pains.
Green Detox Juice
Overindulged? Start clean with this green detox juice recipe. This beverage is made from an array of ingredients that have natural detoxing properties; it's bound to become part of your daily ritual.
Kimberly Snyder's Green Glowing Smoothie
Made up of about 70-percent green vegetables and 30-percent fruit, nutritionist Kimberly Snyder's Green Glowing smoothie helps you eat far more greens than you ordinarily would. Thanks to all its nutrients and fiber, the smoothie is incredibly filling, so it keeps you from reaching for that midmorning second cup of coffee and that bagel you really didn't want to eat.
Antioxidant-Rich Green Juice
Try this addictive green juice recipe (featuring apples, cucumbers, spinach, and parsley) that you can indulge in to rake up your daily values of good-for-you nutrients. Apples are high in vitamin C and naturally sweeten the beverage. Antioxidant-rich spinach and parsley are also high in vitamins A and C and iron. Cucumber and lemon add flavor and immune-boosting phytonutrients. Warming and spicy ginger aids digestion. Note: if you don't have a juicer, you can still make a version of this recipe in the blender.
Mint Chocolate Shake
If you're craving something creamy and delicious like ice cream but minus all the dairy and added sugar, try our vegan mint chocolate shake. McDonald's Shamrock Shake doesn't have anything on ours!
Tropical Green Smoothie
Swap out that Mai Tai for this tropical green smoothie instead. The banana-papaya-pineapple mixture masks the taste of the collard greens — you'll swear you're on a beach while drinking this concoction.
A creamy avocado and pear smoothie is a cool and refreshing way to start your morning. The healthy fats from the avocado and protein from the silken tofu will keep you full, and the pear adds a bit of sweet to the concoction.
Lean Green Smoothie
Feeling a little sick? Try this iron- and vitamin-C-packed lean green smoothie for a speedy recovery. And if it's your tummy that is bothering you, this recipe contains stomach-soothing mint.