You get it: You should eat more leafy greens. They're overflowing with vitamins and minerals, benefit every single cell in your body, scare off diseases from even thinking about infecting you, can make you look younger, and are super low-calorie.
Really-the secret is to use baby greens, which have all the nutrients of their adult counterparts but with milder textures and flavors. Since they also pulverize exceptionally well, these recipes work with any combination of baby greens, so experiment and have fun. You'll get a half to one full serving of veggies in each smoothie-without even tasting them!
Ultimate Breakfast Smoothie
Perfect for mornings when you need an extra boost, this thick, berry-banana drink boasts vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats from all the produce.
1 cup unsweetened frozen blueberries, plus more for garnish (optional)
1/2 peeled cucumber
1 tablespoon hemp powder (optional)
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 dash cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups packed baby spinach
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with additional frozen blueberries, if desired.
Nutrition score per serving: 306 calories, 17g fat (2g saturated), 37g carbs, 6g protein, 13.5g fiber, 137mg sodium