Bee Green Smoothies

Bee Green Smoothies

We're back to drinking green smoothies this month, always when the weather shifts, so do our taste in breakfast. As winter turns to summer, we start to see fresh green produce, which motivates us to adjust our diet to include these amazing fresh greens. Soon, neighboring farms and gardens will burst with ripening fresh fruits and vegetables. Who doesn't enjoy fresh-from-the-garden produce from local farmer's markets or neighbor's gardens?

One way to increase your fruit and veggie intake is by drinking green smoothies. Smoothies are great when you're busy and on the go or treat your body well after over-indulging into too many treats.

The difference between green juice and green smoothies is the amount of fiber you get from a smoothie is far greater than the amount of fiber you get from green juice. Technically the smoothie is better for you, rich in vitamins and nutrients from raw and unfiltered plants. It also leads to satiety (the feeling of being satisfied by the food you are eating) so that you are not left craving more food.)

Shopping List for Making Green Smoothies

  • Fresh spinach clean
  • Green apples
  • Banana
  • Avocado
  • Organic Almond butter
  • Homemade almond milk (or your favorite plant milk)
  • Bee Inspired Honey
  • chia seeds
  • cacao nibs
wkara spring honey on green bed
Spring Honey from our Eastern Shore Farm

How to make Green Smoothies

Perfect for breakfast or lunch and should give you energy for your day.

  • Put greens and homemade almond milk into a high-speed blender. Blend well.
  • Add avocado and almond butter. Blend well.
  • Next, add berries. Blend well.
  • In the last step, add honey, chia seeds
  • Blend well.
  • Pour into glasses or mason jars and garnish with cocoa nibs.
  • Enjoy!
green smoothie made with green apple and spinach in mason jar on table
Green Smoothie made with green apple and spinach.

Green smoothies are packed with many vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants you are missing.

The great thing about smoothies is that they make it easy to get in a few servings of fruits and vegetables at once! And, when you use Eastern Shore Honey, you get a little extra sweetness to brighten the whole thing up. Try our newest Tupelo Honey; however, using Sweet Clover or Spring honey would also make it festive.

Bee Green Smoothies with straws with chia seeds and raw spinach, sliced banana and green apple
Green smoothie made with bananas and baby kale with chia seeds for added health benefits

There is no "right" or "wrong" when making smoothies.

Smoothie recipes are well worth any effort required to make them. We worked hard to make this recipe easy so you can enjoy making and eating them! We encourage you to play with our recipes and make them your own. Sometimes it may be out of necessity. If you are away from sugar right now, remove any fruit with sugar and make this a savory treat. Play with your food!

  • No green apples on hand? Try pineapple
  • Mix up the greens based on what is in season
  • Add some flax seeds or hulled hemp seeds in place of chia seeds
  • Top with cocoa nibs or hulled hemp seeds for added crunch
  • If your smoothie is thicker, add frozen berries or ice cubes.

Want a thicker smoothie? Reduce the liquid or add more avocado. Blueberry makes this smoothie creamy (without dairy), and you’ll be surprised how well it blends into the smoothie. You may be skeptical since avocados are normally savory, but try it; you’ll like it!

Bee Healthy!

If you decide to try these fantastic recipes, be sure to take a photo and share them with us using #beeinspired on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!

Two glasses filled with spinach and kale green detox smoothie with yellow and green swirled straws
Green Smoothies made with green apple and pineapple
ripe avacado cut in half with an open jar of honey and a honey dipper on the picnic table