Green Smoothie Recipes

(vegan, gluten-free)

Please read the Green Smoothie post if you haven’t already.  It will give you a basic understanding of why Green Smoothies are so beneficial.  Use these recipes to try a variety of smoothie possibilities, and develop some of your own favorites:

Lemon-Kale Love Your Liver: (tart and spicy!)
1 banana
1/2 lemon (peeled and seeded)
1/2 lime (peeled and seeded)
1 orange (peeled and seeded)
2 large handfuls spinach
2 large handfuls kale
1 cup water
1 inch fresh ginger, peeled  (or 1/4 tsp dried ginger)

Tropical Twist:  (refreshing and nutritious)
6 romaine lettuce leaves
1 handful kale or spinach
1/2 handful parsley
3/4 cup pineapple (fresh or frozen)
3/4 cup mango (fresh or frozen)
1 inch fresh ginger, peeled
2 cups water

Ain’t Your Grandma’s Apple Pie: (new twist on an old favorite)
2 apples, cores removed
2 handfuls kale, spinach or other greens
1/4 cup raisins
1/8 cup almonds (about 6 to 8 almonds)
1 tsp hemp seeds or chia seeds
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp apple pie spice or sprinkle of cloves
1 cup water

Grapefruit Detox Surprise:  (the surprise is how creamy this is without banana!)
1 pink or red grapefruit, with white fuzz (peeled and seeded)
1 orange, with white fuzz (peeled and seeded)
2 large handfuls spinach
1/2 to 1 cup pineapple chunks (fresh or frozen), or 1 apple with skin.
1/2 cup water
1/4 tsp ginger powder, or 1 inch slice of fresh ginger, peeled.

Chocolate Decadence:  (Quells your worst chocolate cravings!)
3 large handfuls spinach, romaine or leaf lettuce
1 apple, core removed
1 cup almond milk
2 Tbsp cacao powder (raw, if you can get it), or carob powder (if you prefer).
2 Tbsp raw hemp seeds or raw cashews, or 1/2 avocado
2 to 4 dried dates (pits removed; soaked in water for at least 1 hour).

(Optional Additions to Chocolate Decadence:
1.  Add 2 Tbsp natural almond or peanut butter for a “reese’s cup” version.
2.  Add 2 to 4 drops peppermint extract for a “peppermint patty” version.
3.  Add 1/2 cup cherries for a “chocolate covered cherries” version.
4.  Add 1 banana for a “chocolate covered banana” version. )

Dawn Balusik


5 thoughts on “Green Smoothie Recipes

  1. Barbara Lemmon says:

    Dawn, Thank you so much for putting chocolate into my mornings! I made the chocolate decadence today because I needed to use up a lot of fresh leaf lettuce from the garden. I added a bit of spinach, used unsweetened vanilla almond milk, hemp seeds, and 2 Tbsp. date “paste” that I keep on hand. Then, I couldn’t resist putting in 2 Tbsp. almond nut butter and enough chunks of frozen banana to equal a whole banana. Then, a quick blend and voila……….a yummy drink full of nutrition and energy.
    Keep the recipes coming. 🙂
    I’m going to try your Asian Kale Salad next.

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