Green Smoothie with Turmeric and Coconut Water



This healthy green smoothie is loaded with flavor.

Green smoothies can be healthy and delicious. Adding spices and coconut water can boost the already-substantial nutrition of this easy-to-prepare snack.

Serves: 1

Total Time:


Ingredients:

  • 2 cups green, leafy vegetables, rinsed and dried *See Note 1
  • 1 cup cucumbers, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced, or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon fresh turmeric, minced, or 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds, soaked *See Note 2
  • 1/2 cup coconut water *See Note 3
  • Other fruits and vegetables as desired *See Note 4

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to blender.
  2. Blend to desired consistency.
  3. Serve immediately.

Notes:

  1. Spinach, arugula, and kale are good options. Using a mixture of greens helps mitigate the strong flavors of each plant.
  2. Soak whole chia seeds for 10-15 minutes before adding them to your smoothie to increase digestibility.
  3. Add more to reach desired consistency.
  4. Add frozen strawberries, blueberries, or cranberries if desired.