Top 5 Best Greens for Smoothies

Mar 23, 2017 @ Project Juice

Looking to add more greens into your diet? Our favorite way is through smoothies! Depending on what greens you use, their flavor can be enhanced, or, if you’re not a green leaf lovertheir flavor can go virtually undetected. 

Check out our top 5 best greens for smoothies.  

1. KALE

When in doubt eat and drink more kale! Kale is what we like to call a powerhouse green. Why? Because it’s SO good for you! It’s rich in beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, calcium, fiber, phytonutrients and antioxidants. That’s a pretty stacked list and many reasons why kale is one of our favorite greens for smoothies.

It has a distinct earthy, green, and semi-bitter flavor but can easily be offset with sweet fruits like bananas, mango, or even green apple.

2. BOK CHOY

Bok choy is a powerful leafy vegetable that has tons of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, and calcium. If you’re looking to boost immunity, strengthen your bones or even heart health add bok choy into your diet.

Bok choy has a distinctive, bitter flavor but the bitterness and earthiness of bok choy is easily masked by almost any fruit.

3. SPINACH

If you’re looking to get your healthy glow back, spinach is your go-to. It’s one of the most popular smoothie greens proven to boost immunity, energy, and even improve your vision.

Pair spinach with any low sugar fruit such as strawberries, blueberries, or even pears.

4. CARROT TOPS

We’re all about cutting waste in our homes and one of the ways you can do this is by blending up your carrot tops into your next smoothie. Carrot tops are rich in chlorophyll and magnesium which is perfect for regulating blood pressure and purifying your blood.

Carrot tops are bitter to the taste but can be masked when combined with sweeter fruit.

5. ROMAINE

Romaine is the perfect leafy green for anyone who dislikes (or hates) the taste of greens! It has a mild flavor and can be combined with virtually any fruit.

But just because you can’t taste it doesn’t mean you’re not getting a huge amount of calcium, vitamin A, iron, B-vitamins, vitamin K, and the minerals copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc.

Author: Marra St. Clair

Co-Founder of Project Juice, Marra also holds a certification from Long Beach Dance Conditioning as a Pilates instructor, and is also a certified personal trainer from the Academy of Sports Medicine, a certified Gyrotonic instructor, a certified nutritional consultant and a Level 2 Reiki Practitioner. When she is not coaching people through Project Juice, she is a highly recommended personal trainer and Pilates instructor.