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Top 10 Smoothies to get your Daily Vegetable Intake

May 31, 2018
Vegetable smoothies, Daily vegetable intake, Wood cutting boards, Smoothie recipes

Rich in nutrients with zero signs of cholesterol, vegetables are an essential staple to anyone’s diet. However, if you are way behind on your daily intake requirements because of a busy schedule, consider drinking vegetable-based smoothies instead. Not only is it an easy way to get all of the needed vitamins and minerals, it is a delicious way to get healthy as well!

What is the Recommended Daily Vegetable Intake?

According to Healthy Eating, the United States Department of Agriculture's recommended vegetable intake depends on both gender and age. Women aged 19 to 50 should consume 2 ½ cups of vegetables per day, while woman aged 51 years old and above only need 2 cups per day. As for men, 3 cups every day is recommended for those aged 19 to 50 years, while 2 ½ cups are needed for men aged 51 years and older.

10 Smoothie Recipes to Try Out

Now that you know how much vegetables you need to consume in a day, it’s time to get started with any of these delicious smoothie recipes that hide the fact you’re getting your daily vegetable intake.

 

Morning Green Smoothie from Becca Piastrelli

This perfect breakfast beverage is guaranteed to give you a morning jolt thanks to the antioxidants found in the kale, spinach and coconut water.

 

Spinach Smoothie from The Kitchy Kitchen

Mix cucumber, spinach, mint, cilantro, and jalapeno in a blender for a drink that can make you as strong as Popeye, without the rough sailor attitude.  

 

The Green Thing Smoothie from Treats with a Twist

Create a Hulk-colored beverage by mixing celery, spinach, cucumber, carrots and avocadoes.

 

Banana Mango Smoothie from With Food and Love

While it’s named after fruits, this beverage features kale and sprouts, tossed alongside bananas, mangoes, hemp seeds, and almond milk.

 

Strawberry Pomegranate Green Smoothie from Pretty Little Apron

This nutrient-rich beverage is made from spinach, pomegranate, strawberries and coconut water.

 

Spiced Maple Kabocha Smoothie from Spabettie

This orange-hued drink is a perfect marriage between carrots and kabocha squash.

 

Superfood Green Smoothie from iFood Real

Get all of your daily nutrient needs by combining kale, cucumber, and spinach with a few apple pieces for a perfectly balanced smoothie.

 

Berry Beet Ginger Smoothie from Delightful Adventures

This sweet and savory smoothie can be done easily by blending beets, berries, hemp seeds and chia seeds.

 

Chocolate Cauliflower Smoothie from The Green Forks

If you want a smoothie that can double as a dessert, make sure to mix cauliflower with your favorite cocoa powder.

 

Snickerdoodle Green Smoothie from Rabbit Food for my Bunny Teeth

Get hold of your sweet tooth with this healthy smoothie – made from avocadoes, spinach, banana, cinnamon, and almond milk.

Preparing your Smoothies with the Help of Wood Cutting Boards

Before you get started on making veggie smoothies, you need to cut, dice or slice some of the ingredients first. This is why a wood cutting board is the perfect kitchen gadget for you. Made from cherry, walnut or maple, our cutting boards help make preparing your vegetable smoothies a lot easier. Easy to clean and the perfect size to store in your cupboards, all that’s missing is the engraving of your choice.

Eating your veggies does not necessarily mean condemning your taste buds to bitter, earthy tastes. With these delicious smoothie recipes, you can stay on top of your needed nutrients in an easy, convenient and delicious way. Visit our products page today to choose your favorite model and start getting your body the vegetables it needs.

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