Who doesn’t like a good blend of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients from fruits and vegetables, packed into one dense drink to have for breakfast in the morning? Of course, Green drinks are your one way out in a busy work-loaded life to maintain a nutritious diet. However, which green drink do you make? To answer that very question, we’ve collected 10 of our favorite Green drink recipes after wading through hundreds scoured through the net. Here they are:

The Beginner’s Luck Green Smoothie

As the name suggests, this one’s great for the beginners and follows the 60/40 formula of making an awesome green drink. The recipe serves two.

Ingredients

  • 2 cup spinach
  • 2 cup water
  • 1 cup mango
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 2 bananas, use one frozen fruit to chill your smoothie. We often recommend either frozen mangoes or bananas (If you don’t like any of these fruits, you can easily substitute them for any other at a one-to-one ratio)

Instructions

  • Pack 2 cups of leafy greens in a measuring cup and then prop into a blender.
  • Add water and blend together until all leafy chunks have properly vanished.
  • Add pineapple, mango and bananas and blend until smooth again.
  • Pour into a mason jar or any other nice cup of your choice.
  • Serve like the nutrition-master that you are.

Matcha Pear Protein Smoothie

This one delivers a great hit of protein and caffeine to make the individual recover from any tiring work imaginable. Not only that, it’s quite a sweet endeavor considering the amount of nutritional value it delivers. The recipe serves one.

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop of French Vanilla (exquisite)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 pear, cored
  • ½ teaspoon of matcha tea powder

Instructions

  • Simply combine all ingredients into blender and mix until smooth.

Orange Spinach Smoothie

Offers great Vitamin C, improving skin complexion and also mental functioning. Recipe serves one.

Ingredients

  • 1 navel orange, peeled
  • ½ a banana, peeled
  • 1 cup packed organic spinach
  • ¼ cups coconut water, adjusted according to preference
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds (optional)
  • Ice

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a blender, topping off with some ice cubes, and blend on high to combine.
  • Add coconut water as per taste to reach proper consistency for smoothie.
  • Pour into a glass and relish your drink!

Soothing Morning Juice

This recipe serves two.

Ingredients

  • 2 cold cucumbers
  • 2 cold Granny Smith apples
  • 1 large cold lemon, peeled
  • 2 teaspoons raw honey or ½ nub of fresh ginger

Instructions

  • Pour vegetables and fruit into juicer. Add raw honey to the blend and stir well.

Orange Kale Protein Juice

Serves one.

Ingredients

  • 1 packet of Protein powder (in vanilla)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup raw chopped kale
  • 1 orange, peel and seeds removed
  • ½ teaspoon of spirulina powder
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ginger powder

Instructions

  • Combine ingredients into blender and mix until smooth.

Get Up And Glow

Recipe makes two large glasses.

Ingredients

  • 2 cucumbers, peeled
  • 6 sprigs of fresh basil
  • 2 mint leaves
  • 2 grapefruits, squeezed
  • 1 cup of cold water
  • 1 tbs. coconut sugar
  • ¼ of a cantaloupe

Instructions

  • Drop the ingredients into a food blender and blend until the mixture’s smooth.
  • Place a mesh strainer over a. Lay a cheese cloth over the top.
  • Pour the mixture over the cheesecloth then pick up the outside edges of the cloth and bring together, then squeeze the pulp to release any remaining juice.
  • Once done, serve immediately or refrigerate.

Mango, Kale, Spinach And Apple

The variety in its name is reflected well in its taste. This recipe serves one.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped mango
  • 1 cup kale leaves, tightly packed
  • 1 cup spinach leaves, packed
  • 1 apple, cut and cored
  • ½ cup of coconut water

Instructions

There are two ways you can go about it:

  • Either simply our all the ingredients into a blender and blitz away for around 30 seconds to a minute, while ensuring that the mixture becomes consistent enough to be served. Or,
  • Do the steps laid down above and then pass the mixture through a strainer to get your home-made morning elixir.

Spring Detox Smoothie

This recipe carries all the benefits that its name suggests, while yielding enough to serve one.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup green tea, chilled
  • 1 cup loosely packed cilantro
  • 1 cup loosely packed organic baby kale, or any other baby green
  • 1 cup cucumber
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 1 lemon, squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • ½ avocado

Instructions

  • This one isn’t going to take much time… Simply pour the ingredients into a blender and blend until the mixture is smooth enough to be called a smoothie.

Healthy Citrus Juice

The recipe yields a serving of 1.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh spinach leaves
  • 2 lemons, peeled
  • 1 lime peeled
  • 2 oranges, peeled
  • 1 celery stalk
  • Ice

Instructions

  • Use a good blender and add spinach, lemons and lime one-by-one to ensure that consistency is retained and each ingredient gets diced properly.
  • Add the orange and celery stalk at the end.
  • Add ice according to taste and blend.
  • Pour and enjoy this delicacy!

Honeydew And Mint Smoothie

This is the rare vegan home-made recipe for a green drink and easily serves four. Really quite a treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh spinach leaves
  • 2 lemons, peeled
  • 1 lime peeled
  • 2 oranges, peeled
  • 1 celery stalk
  • Ice
  • Drizzle of honey or coconut water (optional)

Instructions

  • Cut melon in half, removing seeds and the outer ring
  • Cut into chunks and add to blender
  • Add coconut milk, mint, lime and ice
  • Blend until smooth
  • Check the sweetness of the drink with coconut nectar or honey
  • Finally, serve this beverage with a dash of mint or fresh melon slices.