Green smoothie recipes that totally rock

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Sure you know that a every serving of leafy greens is packed with vitamins, folate, fistfuls of minerals and only 7 calories! But for me, grazing through all that foliage just isn’t sustainable on a daily basis. Then along came the green smoothie. Oh little glass of goopy green gunk – are you the answer to my leafy green conundrum?

Leafy vegetables include the following: spinach, Swiss chard, collard greens, kale, arugula, lettuce, dandelion greens and beat greens. But beware the unplanned green smoothie! While I started out by tossing in ingredients with wild abandon, I soon found that green smoothies can be tricky to make. An unfortunate combination with blue berries resulted in a poo-brown number that, despite not tasting too bad, just didn’t go down well. To save you from a similar fate, here are some green smoothie recipes that taste amazing and pack a nutritional punch.

Lean Green Machine Smoothie

1/4 bunch dandelion greens

1 stalk celery

¼ inch fresh ginger root

1 peach

¼  pineapple

Method: You know what to do!


Smoothie Operator

½ bunch fresh parsley

½ cucumber

½ peeled apple

½ ripe banana

1 cup water


It’s easy being green smoothie

1 cup red seedless grapes

½ cup kale

½ pear chopped

2 tbsp. avocado

½ cup coconut water


Loch Ness Monster Mash Smoothie

1 frozen banana

2 to 3 big fat handfuls of spinach

2 tbsp. peanut butter

2 tbsp. cocoa powder

1 cup milk (almond, soy or regular)


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Nikki is an author and writer specializing in green living ideas and tips, adventure travel, upcycling, and all things eco-friendly. She's traveled the globe, swum with sharks and been bitten by a lion (fact). She lives in a tiny town with a fat cat and a very bad dog.

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