Green Smoothies Recipes

18 Comments 01 July 2010

Please enjoy ten of the best green smoothie recipes which were shared on our Facebook group in June. Number 8 won a copy of Green for Life and an ‘I love Green Smoothies’ bumper sticker. Feel free to join the group and share your own green smoothies recipes, advice and questions. We are noticing that many people are helping each other with health concerns and sharing some interesting links. It’s such a pleasure to watch this community grow.

Show your a part of the Green Smoothie Revolution here.

1 – Jan Jenson
I had a quart of green smoothie for breakfast… STILL not hungry (9 p.m.)! Mixed greens, arugula, sorrell, cilantro (all from my garden), 1/2 avocado and a banana. Liquified thoroughly – enjoyed tremendously!!!

2 – Brenda Rubino Mcfarlin
Hello everyone! I’m new to this group but wanted to share my Yummy Green Smoothie idea. I use frozen peaches, strawberries & raspberries then I add fresh mango, honey, water and cilantro. Sooooo refreshing! If anyone likes this let me know what you think :)

3 – Lorelie Montgomery
My daughter and I did a green smoothie demo at our local grocery store here in College Place, WA. The breakfast Fruit smoothie is what I think the people liked the best. My husband even likes it too. (Cause he can’t see the green.) The recipe is:

1/2 Banana, 1/2 Apple, 1 slice Pineapple, 1/2 Orange, 3 dates 2 Tb Flax seeds , 1 TB Dulse, 1 lemon slice, 1 Cup mixed berries, 1/2 C. Fz. cranberries, ΒΌ Oat Bran, 1 Tb sunflower seeds, 3-4 Lg Kale or chard leaves.

I drink 5-6 cups of that every day. My husband drinks only1 1/2 cups. Thats better than nothing.

4 – Shelli Lou P
One of my faves is curly kale, a small slice of fresh root ginger, 1/2 a lemon, and approx 350ml of apple juice its pretty refreshing :-)

5 – Rich Lysloff
Banana, date , celery, kale, vanila bean…very nice!

6 – Barbara Kuppers
My favourite green smoothie is 1 Tbs Macadamias, 2 Organic Dates, 1 Small Organic Banana, Spinach Leaves and a bit of water – I make it thickish and eat it like a soup – yummy

7 – Joanne Ang blended
1 big organic mango (with skin!), oranges and a handful of radish leaves – mmmmmm!

8 – Miriam Mimi Breezee
I’m on a pear, ginger root and parsley kick…just love this green smoothie!

9 – Michelle Coles
My favorite blended green soup: 1 bunch parsley, 1 large tomato, 1/2 bunch scallions, juice from half a lemon, half a dozen green olives, sea salt to taste! Add water if you prefer to drink it. The taste was based upon my husband’s favorite tabbouleh recipe. Maybe try adding half a bunch of mint instead of olives for a 100% raw smoothie.

10 – Phyllis J. Martin
Cool off with this drink over ice. I call it:Green Julep or Raw Mojito (use lime)

Use fresh ingredients:
2 sprigs of mint 3″ long
1 handful of wheatgrass
2 apples cored and chopped
2 fresh squeezed lemons (juice) or limes
small handful of any greens: lambs quarter’s, dandelion, lettuce
4 cups filtered water
1 tsp. Matcha Tea Greens powder
Maple syrup to taste 2-3 TBSP

Blend all in a blender, strain through a nut-milk bag. Pour into a pitcher with more whole mint leaves and ice. Serve ice cold with at least one mint leaf in each glass! So refreshing. I am making ice cubes with the mix so it doesn’t get diluted on these hot days. Of course you will need to adjust amounts, especially the mint and maple.Enjoy!

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  1. Skyler Meine says:

    I will have to try these. It sounds good.

  2. Patsey says:


  3. Melissa says:

    I love green smoothies! No matter what kind of smoothie I am drinking I always add 1-2 handfuls of baby spinach leaves and 4-6 baby carrots! So yummy!

  4. emilyb says:

    Patsey – send me an e-mail
    Love, Emily

  5. Mindy says:

    Which Facebook group, and what section? I would love to share some green smoothie recipes, but you appear to have several different pages: Victoria’s page, Green for Life, Green Smoothie Revolution. I looked to see where the recipes in this post are, so I could post one also, but did not see them. It’s all a bit confusing. Thanks!

  6. Kate says:

    Tis is my favorite smoothie recipe:

    I call it “Mind Clarifier Green Smoothie”

    2 cups kale
    2 kiwis
    1 orange
    1/2 cup blueberries
    4 stalks celery
    1/4 cup frozen cranberries
    4 cups filtered water
    break up greens, removing stems, cut up kiwi, celery, and orange, removing skin, and seeds, add both berries,add water and blend on high.

    it makes about 2 16 oz. glasses.

  7. emilyb says:

    You can follow the link above. Its not a page its a group called ‘I’m a part of the Green Smoothie Revolution’. We do have a few pages on Facebook so I can see how it’s confusing.

  8. Mindy says:

    Thanks for the info. I found the group and joined just now. I also posted the recipe for a recent green smoothie creation of mine. Cherry-Orange green smoothie. It was SO good.

  9. Brian says:

    I’ve been trying to rotate my greens, but have had a real problem with using Mustard greens. I make 1-2 cups to drink in the morning for breakfast, usually adding 2 different fruits. But within 30 seconds of blending, the drink becomes incredibly bitter, almost too bitter to drink.

    I usually force myself to finish it, but is there some other way to use mustard greens to avoid the bitterness? I haven’t noticed this problem while using other greens such as spinach.

  10. emilyb says:

    Brian – I try not to use Mustard greens unless I want a spicy flavor in a savory smoothie. If I do add them, I only put a small amount and mix it with a milder green such as spinach.

  11. helene says:

    Question: Is it possible to mix raw brocoli and raw carrots as a smoothie with a Tribest blender.

    I am planning bying one because it has a practical traveling size and its price is within my budget.

  12. emilyb says:

    Dear Helene – I have never made a green smoothie with broccoli or carrot with a Tribest blender. I’m not sure how long a tribest blade would last if you were using it every day. Perhaps contact the company and see what the life expectancy is.

    You may be interested in reading this article on food combining Victoria does not recommend making green smoothies with carrots and broccoli as these vegetables contain starch.

  13. Brian says:

    Thanks Emily! Yup, that was the problem…I switched to collard greens recently, and it tastes fine.

    One question on green smoothies, how much greens are typically put in? I usually just put in one full leaf of whatever green I am using, but unless it is spinach, I don’t measure it. Should I put in more greens in one serving? I also add 2 cups of fruit.

  14. emilyb says:

    Good news Brian :-) It is advised to start off with a small amount of greens and increase as you get used to the taste. To really notice the benefits of green smoothies, I suggest you try adding more greens.

    Depending on the green, I usually put in about 4 handfuls (approx. 3 cups). With kale I put about 5-6 leaves (without the thick stems, actually, I take the thick stems off the larger greens such as chard and collards). You can read Victoria’s detailed response to this question here

  15. Merrilyn says:

    When the smoothies make more than the serving, what should be done with the remainder? Will it keep in the refrigerator until the next meal? Thanks for the information, I’m completely new to this way of eating.

  16. emilyb says:

    A green smoothie can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days. I store mine in a jar. You may find this post useful.

  17. Janice says:

    I am trying to find the recipe that Mindy mentioned above (comment posted on July 5, 2010) for a Cherry-Orange green smoothie…Please help. :D

  18. Patty says:

    HI ..
    I am brand new to green smoothies. I saw on Kathy Lee & Hoda a recipe and decided to try it. I can barely choke it down. It is spinach, romaine lettuce, parsley, cilantro, pear,apple,banana,& water. I think the texture is what is doing me in. The flavor isn’t bad. Am I starting out with too much?? Also, I can’t find organic in this small town. I washed veggies really well. Any suggestions? We are the “large” town in this area. A bigger city is 100miles away.

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