Choosing Greens And Herbs to Add in Your Green Smoothies

choosing greens and herbs to add in your green smoothies

One of the best ways to add extra nutrition in your diet is by drinking green smoothies. They contain a lot of greens as well as other fruits and veggies. Let’s take a look at the different kinds of greens you can put in your green smoothies.

Dark Leafy Greens
The bulk of your green smoothies should be made up of dark leafy greens for a nutritional bang. If you’re growing root vegetables like beets, chop off the greens and add them in your smoothies. Some other dark leafy greens you can use are:
  • spinach
  • kale
  • romaine lettuce
  • mustard greens
  • collard greens
  • chicory
  • Swiss chard 

Salad Greens

Aside from dark leafy green, you can also put any salad greens into your smoothies. Include lose leaf lettuce or the leaves from heads of lettuces. If you have a bag of lettuce sitting in the fridge, get a handful of it and add them to your smoothie. It’s a good way to use those salad greens before they go bad.
romaine lettuce
Micro Greens

Micro greens are fast to grow and you get a big nutritional boost from your smoothies if you add them. You can find them from a local grocery store. Micro greens are small plants of lettuce and herbs that have a lot of concentrated nutrients. While they should not be added to your smoothie in big amounts, they are a perfect add-on that makes your smoothies healthier.
broccoli microgreen
broccoli micro green


Lastly, you can add herbs to your smoothies. Like micro greens, it is easy to grow them at home on your kitchen counter. They give your smoothies a lot of flavor and nutrients. Add herbs like parsley, basil, cilantro and mint. Just remember, the stronger the flavor of the herb the lesser amount you should put in your smoothie.


Experiment with a variety of greens and mix it up. You’ll never realize what delicious flavor mixture you’ll come up with. More importantly, each type of green has different micronutrients that we can benefit from. By changing things up and using different greens (and different fruits and veggies as well), we can make sure we get a variety of nutrients our body needs.

Take note that you should be careful in buying the greens you use in your smoothies. Greens and salads are often treated with different pesticides. It's best to buy only organic greens and veggies. 

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