Green Smoothie Recipies

Green Smoothie Retreat

Green Smoothie Recipies

The one thing to keep in mind with your Green Smoothies is that there really are no rules! Do what you can with what you have. All you need is water, greens, and fruit. Fruit could be anything from fresh or frozen:
» banana
» pears
» apple
» clementines
» grapes
» mango
» berries
» kiwi
» oranges
» pineapple, etc.

Greens include all green leafy vegetables. My favorites are:
» spinach
» kale
» swiss chard
» romaine
» arugula
I also enjoy adding herbs from time to time to help mix things up. You can try adding a few sprigs of the following. Keep in mind it’s better to start with a small amount first and then add more as you learn which flavors you enjoy:
» parsley
» cilantro
» basil
» mint
Here are some of my favorite recipes to get you started but remember there are no rules! Use what you have or whatever sounds appealing or interesting. These recipes can be followed as is or modified to suit your tastes, enjoy!

The Original Green

This is the Original Green Smoothie recipe, The OG as I like to call it is super simple. All you need is a blender and the following ingredients:
» 1-2 bananas
» 1/2 cup frozen peaches
» 1/2 cup frozen mango
» a couple handfuls of spinach
» water
Add just enough water to blend and enjoy, that’s it! Forget the dehydrating morning latte and get the glow with a Green Smoothie instead

Tropical Transfusion

» 2 frozen bananas
» 1 cup frozen mango
» 1 cup fresh cut pineapple
» 2 handfuls of baby spinach
» A couple sprigs of basil (optional but I love the taste!)
Add enough coconut water to blend (about a cup or so) and enjoy! It’s like a tropical paradise in a glass

Berry Green

Does the green color turn you off? Here’s another great recipe, not green in color but still has the amazing benefits of your typical green smoothie – just hidden behind the red/purple color of delicious berries This is great for kids or family members who are opposed to anything green, they’ll never know – it will be our little secret! Shhhh!
You’ll need:
» 2 frozen bananas
» 1/2 cup frozen mango
» 1 cup frozen mixed berries
» 1 small handful of baby spinach or kale
» Water
Add all ingredients to the blender with enough water to blend and enjoy! This recipe also makes 1 qt (32oz) Keep in mind, the more berries, the brighter the color. The more spinach you add, the more green/brown your smoothie will be.

Mardi Gras Smoothie

For the purple layer you’ll need:
» 1 frozen banana
» 1/2 cup frozen cherries or blueberries
» 2 tsps Maqui Powder (optional)
» 2 tsps Acai Powder (optional)
» NuNaturals stevia (optional, as needed for sweetness)
» just enough water to blend

Simply put all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Use just enough water to blend; you want it to be pretty thick so you can maintain the layers. Pour mixture into 1 or 2 glass cups and place in freezer.
For the green layer you’ll need:
» 1 frozen banana
» 1/2 cup frozen mango or peaches
» 1 handful spinach or romaine lettuce
» NuNaturals stevia (optional, as needed for sweetness)
» just enough water to blend

Simply put all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Use just enough water to blend, you want it to be pretty thick so you can maintain the layers.  Remove purple smoothie from the freezer and slowly pour the green layer on top. There you have it! The perfect Mardi Gras Smoothie. It’s delicious, great for weight loss, and kids will absolutely love it too!!

Strawberry Mango Green Smoothie

» 2 bananas
» 1 10 ounce bag of frozen strawberries
» 1 10 ounce bag of frozen mangoes
» 2 large handfuls of baby spinach
» 1 cup water
» 2 droppers full of Vanilla Stevia
Blend in a high speed blender until smooth. I use VitaMix. This recipe makes about 64 ounces so should be enough for two large servings. If you don’t want that much, simply cut the recipe in half.

Mean Green Smoothie

Today’s smoothie is loaded with minerals! A great way to get in a tremendous amount of greenery with very little effort. This recipe will make a large portion so go ahead and save half of it to have as a snack later that day or even the following day as breakfast! Remember Green Smoothies last up to 2 days in the fridge so having extra on hand is a great idea for busy moms, students, professionals, or anyone on the go!
You’ll need:
» 1 ripe banana
» 1.5 cups of frozen fruit – I used a tropical mix of mango, strawberry, papaya, and pineapple
» 1 large handful or each baby spinach, kale, and romaine
» 5-6 sprigs fresh parsley
» Juice of ½ lemon
» 1-2 dropperfuls NuNaturals Alcohol Free Stevia to taste as needed
» 1 cup water fresh (adjust amount as needed for desired consistency)
Simply blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth

Simple Strawberry Banana Smoothie

This is a great one for the kids, especially picky kids that want nothing to do with greens. It’s also a nice treat for any adult looking for a sweet treat without the guilt! To up the ante, simply add a handful of greens to get some power packed nutrients!!
You’ll need:
» 1 frozen banana
» 1 cup frozen strawberries
» 1 cup (or more) almond milk
» 1-2 droppers full Vanilla Stevia to taste
Simply blend all ingredients in a high speed blender and enjoy!!

Mango Lassi

You’ll need:
» 1 banana
» 2 cups fresh or frozen mango – I used frozen to get a nice, creamy texture
» 1 cup fresh or frozen coconut meat or you could use 1 heaping Tbs of Coconut Powder. I love that stuff!
» 1 cup Almond Milk or Almond Milk Kefir – I used Almond Milk Kefir (see recipe on the blog) because I it makes me feel AWESOME and has totally revamped my digestion and skin!!
» I also love to add fresh herbs to this recipe; mint, parsley or cilantro make a lovely addition!
» 1-2 dropperfuls Vanilla Stevia to taste
Simply blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. Et Voila! Your delicious smoothie is ready to enjoy!

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