Breakfast, lunch, dinner – heck, even dessert. There’s really no bad time to have a smoothie. Not only are smoothies delicious, but they’re also easy to prep and take on the go, totally customizable, and a great way to sneak in some extra veggies. Adding vegetables is a dietitian-recommended way to make your smoothie extra healthy, as it helps to boost your fiber intake, ensure you get vital micronutrients, and get you closer to the United States Department of Agriculture’s recommended 2.5 to four servings of veggies per day.
While you can add any number of veg to your concoction, we’re partial to the green ones. (For the nutrients, sure, but also for the color.) Leafy greens are particularly easy to blend and are rich in dietary fiber, folate, vitamin K, and protective phytochemicals such as beta-carotene flavonoids, according to research. But you can also think beyond spinach and kale: cucumber, broccoli, and even avocado can add more nutrients and texture to your green smoothie.
To help inspire your next green smoothie, we’ve rounded up some of the best recipes from bloggers, experts, and POPSUGAR editors. These green smoothie recipes put green veggies first – and the best part is, none of them taste like there’s a single piece of produce in the glass.