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4 Green Smoothie Recipes That Actually Taste Good: Matcha, Chocolate + More

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We all know eating veggies promotes good health benefits, but we also know how hard it can be get your daily servings. Maybe you don’t have time to do all the prep work that it takes to eat raw, organic greens every day (let’s be real, who does!?). Or, perhaps you just don’t like the taste of it.

Well, we’re happy if you fall into either on of those camps, because that’s why we’re here. Not only do powdered green blends offer a longer shelf-life, but they are easy to spruce up the flavor for your taste buds.

We know it might be hard to believe so, we took our Best of Greens, with loads of veggies from the garden and sea, like chlorella and kale, and slipped it into a few tasty recipes. We added a few of our superfood products and a bunch of other tasty foods to fulfill even the pickiest of palettes.

Whether you’re a total veg-head or not, these four green smoothie recipes are sure to please.

Okay, full steam ahead!

Avocado, Spirulina, Matcha, Oh my!

Have a hankering for multiple trending plants? Why not try them all at once? This smoothie packs a healthy punch in the best way possible. Soak in the potassium and vitamins, and enjoy the protein and antioxidants from avocado, spirulina, matcha and more.

A FoodCentric Life really hit it out of the park with this recipe. We think our spirulina mix would go perfectly with the vanilla-accented smoothie. If you’re feeling super zesty, mix in our Chocomint Spirulina blend.

Green Lemonade

By far one of the easiest drinks you will ever create, this hydrating beverage might become your daily go-to. Why lemon? The fruit complements veggies pretty well. That’s why our Best of Greens is available in lemon flavor. Plus, this drink is just as alkalizing as it is refreshing.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp Best of Greens (original flavor)
  • Around 8 oz. water (to taste)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • Maple, honey or agave syrup (to taste)
  • Mint leaves (optional)

*You may also substitute the above for simply Best of Greens (any flavor) and fresh, home-made lemonade. We suggest keeping it organic.

Directions:

Stir ingredients and serve with ice. You can also blend until smooth.

Chocolate, Peanut Butter Smoothie

Sounds great, right? But you’re thinking…where’s the veggies? Well, the dedicated mommy over at Gimme Some Oven perfected a smoothie so tasty that you’ll forget vegetables were ever in it. (Yes, we promise they’re one of the main ingredients). This is a top favorite among all green smoothie recipes.

Pure Planet Substitutions

Got our goods in your pantry? You’re good to go. Here’s what we would sub in from this recipe:

  • 1-2 tsp Best of Greens (unflavored) instead of spinach
  • 2-3 tbsp Rice Bran Solubles instead of peanut butter (read more about this product here)
  • 1-2 tsp Choco-Mint Spirulina instead of mint leaves and spinach

Berry Good Smoothie

Okay, don’t roll your eyes at us. This smoothie happens to actually be berry good for your health and taste buds. Minimalist Baker incorporates bananas, frozen berries, flax seed (great fiber source), greens and more.

Pure Planet Substitutions

Here’s what we’d be sub in, using our products:

  • 1-2 tsp Best of Greens tsps instead of spinach (of course)
  • 1 tbsp Rice Bran Solubles instead of peanut butter
  • 1.5 tsp Organic Amla Plus instead of frozen berries*

*Whaat? You’ve never heard of the amla berry? Also known as the Indian gooseberry, this fruit packs more vitamin C than a class of orange juice and better absorption when compared to synthetic vitamins.

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Healthy Alternatives to Cereal Snacks

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Gallivanting down the cereal aisle, you may notice that there are SO MANY MORE to choose from, compared to five years ago. Sugar-packed confections, gluten-free alternatives, crunchy granola combos and super-bland, healthy options.

Despite all the new choices, cereal sales have actually dropped by 17% since 2009, according to Mintel market research. As it turns out, less people are eating cereal for breakfast, because they are put-off by the sugar. Many are not just opting, but demanding for breakfast foods that fit their health needs, like fruit, greek yogurt, kefir, egg bites and vegan bars.

Don’t worry (or do worry), sugary cereals have not been completely eliminated from the American diet. According to Mintel, milennials (and other age groups) are snacking on those processed cereals throughout their days.

We understand that snacks should be delectable, but they also need to be nutritious. Refined sugar can cause you to burn out in the middle of the day, bring on headaches, make you eat other foods and lead to serious health issues.

That’s why we created TWO totally nutritious AND totally tasty snack recipes using our favorite Pure Planet products. These will keep you on track, fill you up and best of all, please your sweet tooth. Enjoy!

Choco-Mint Spirulina Energy/Protein Bites

What You’ll Need

2 tablespoons Organic Pure Planet Coconut Oil (or use your favorite)

5 tablespoons Pure Planet Choco-Mint Spirulina

1 cup organic almond butter

1/3 cup organic cream honey

1/3 cup sweetened cacao nibs

1/3 cup ground flax seeds

Desired amount organic coconut flakes (optional)

Instructions for 3 Dozen

  1. In a medium size bowl, mix almond butter, honey and cacao nibs with a wooden spoon.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  3. Scoop about a tablespoon of the mixture (or use a melon baller to measure) and roll into a ball.
  4. Optional: Coat the balls with coconut flakes. 
  5. Refrigerate (or place in freezer) in a tightly sealed container.
  6. Enjoy!

 Power Popcorn

What You’ll Need

3 tablespoons Pure Planet Organic Coconut Oil (or your favorite)

2-4 tablespoons Pure Planet Spirulina (powder) or Choco-Mint flavor

1/2 cup non-GMO organic popcorn kernels

Himalayan sea salt (to taste)

Optional: Cayenne pepper (to taste) 

Instructions 

  1. Melt coconut oil in a pan. Note: You can easily melt Pure Planet Coconut Oil by submerging in warm water until oil it is soft or turns to liquid. Caution: Container may be hot to to the touch, depending on water temperature. 
  2. Add kernels in, cover and let pop. Caution: Do not leave pan unattended.
  3.  Sprinkle spirulina on popcorn until there is a light green coat.
  4. Sprinkle sea salt and optional cayenne pepper.
  5. Enjoy!

Read up on the cereal snack trend:

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/sugar-cereals-health-effects#modal-close

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