Green Smoothie – Bright Monday Smoothie

Green smoothie

Photo Credit: Steve-Anna Stephens –Quick and Easy Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie on a bright Monday in Africa, especially in Nigeria, is a way of consuming enough fruits and vegetables blended as a green smoothie after eating so much carbohydrate during the Easter celebration and on a Sunday.

 In Africa and Nigeria at large has more of carbohydrate staple foods, so, the idea of green smoothie on a bright Monday is a way of reducing the intake of carbohydrate by starting the day with a simple green smoothie of your choice.

Basically, in Nigeria particularly on Sunday, rice is one staple food that most families must eat, they start the day with tea and bread for breakfast, rice and stew for lunch, and ends with soup and swallows for dinner, for instance, garri, fufu, pounded yam, semo, and few wheats.

Moreover, for some families, Sunday without rice is no Sunday at all, like in the Eastern part of Nigeria where I come from. Therefore, kick start your Monday with fluted pumpkin leave (ugu) or spinach mix with banana, pineapple, mango, or apple fruits.

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There are ways on how to make different types of smoothies in Nigeria and different types of smoothies for weight loss like bitter leaf smoothie or smoothie to reduce blood sugar.

Nutritional Facts of Green Smoothie

Smoothie diet like this is good for a healthy living, in the same vein, healthy smoothie is necessary to boost immune and maintain good blood sugar level.

Fruits, vegetables, and legumes are a rich source of antioxidant that guard against free radical in the body, is equally good for the heart and reduces cholesterol level that may be a risk factor for heart disease.

Most importantly, antioxidant helps prevent cancer cells, in other words, promote healthy cells in the body, and that is to say take more of green smoothie.

How to make Green Smoothies for Weight Loss

Ugu, Pineapple, and Avocado Green Smoothie

How to make serving size for 2 is as follows


  • 2 cups of Ugu (fluted pumpkin leaf)
  • 1 ½ cups pineapple
  • 2 pieces of dates remove seed (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon grounded ginger
  • I tablespoon Lemon
  • 1 medium size avocado
  • 1 cup of water


  1. First of all, wash all fruits and dice
  2. Secondly, add all fruits into a blender and blend to smooth
  3. Ensure is properly blended before pouring into a glass cup.

Serve and enjoy a sweet and delicious weight loss smoothie.

Spinach, Avocado, and Banana Green Smoothie


  • 1 cup of spinach
  • 1 medium size banana
  • 1 medium size avocado
  • ½ teaspoon grounded ginger
  • ½ squeezed lemon (optional)
  • ½ cup of water


  1. Wash the fruits and dice into smaller sizes
  2. Place on a blender and grind on a high speed until smooth

Serve chill.


Please note you can use different green fruits to make this smoothie but ensure there is a blend a leafy vegetable attached to it.

Hence, these fruits and vegetable should be taken in moderate proportion, consequently, those suffering from diabetes should choose fruits and vegetables that will not spike up their sugar level.

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