For me personally, drinking green smoothies every morning after a workout makes a huge difference in how I feel all day. It's an easy way to get lots of the greens, vitamins, etc, that can be so lacking in our diets. I make sure every smoothie includes protein, omega 3s, greens, probiotics and coconut oil. (I finally caved and bought a Magic Bullet http://www.buythebullet.com/, which my friend, Becky, told me about several years ago but I never wanted to spend the money. Sooooo worth the money, seriously!!!!) I've found that I don't get sugar cravings like I used to and I don't have the blood sugar drops mid-morning or in the afternoon. It really, truly makes a big difference in how I feel on a daily basis. Plus, the protein I use has lots of fiber...but we don't have to talk about the benefits of that :-).
Here is a pic of the basic things we use to make smoothies. Each of us has our own little "recipe" that we like, so what is in each smoothie is pretty much a matter of preference. One thing that isn't in the picture is fruit, which we all do use. My girls love to use frozen fruits like berries and peaches. Kyra and I like to use the Kefir, while Maddy prefers the cultured coconut milk. Either one is great...full of probiotics that we all need for our digestive systems. I also include coconut oil in mine which has so many health benefits. The possibilities are endless for smoothies...all kinds of green veggies and fruits. It's all just a matter of taste.