Green Smoothie Recipe

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I have to admit, the first time I saw a picture of one of these green smoothies I wasn’t too sure!  However, my good friend Ashley told me she made it and it was quite tasty so I thought I would give it a try. Although honestly I felt she was setting me up so she could laugh at me. Now, I have to eat crow and admit, these are amazingly good!!

Here’s how I made mine but there are so many variations that you can feel free to switch it up and make the recipe your own.  Besides, have you heard of how awesome these are for you? There are people saying these have helped them lose weight just by adding one to their diet per day, people are saying these make your skin look fantastic and others are saying after regularly drinking these they feel better than they ever have. What’s not to love about that?!

 

Green Smoothie:

1/2 cup frozen  peaches

1/2 mango (you can use frozen, I tried it fresh for this and it was tasty)

1 banana

2 handfulls of spinach

1/2- 1 cup of water (you can use juice instead of you wish)

ice cubes (I didn’t use them and wish I had)

Start with 1/2 a cup of water in the blender.  Add slowly as needed to get the texture you desire.  I ended up using almost 1 cup of water. I probably would have used less had I used ice. There isn’t even a hint of green flavor in this. As I write this my hubby and my 8 year old daughter are happily enjoying a green smoothie 😉

*I added strawberries and I actually think it’s the only thing I can taste besides a hint of banana. Experiment with what combination of fruits you like. I’ve heard pears, apples and even beets are great in these!!! Just make sure you have a banana in it with your choice of fruit and your 2 handfulls of greens. If you don’t have any spinach I hear you get the same effect using Kale.

JB

12 comments on “Green Smoothie Recipe”

  1. So I’m enjoying a smoothie this morning with a cup of raspberries, some blueberries, and a whole lotta spinach and carrots. And it is pretty good! (added ice)

  2. LOOKS SO GOOD NOT SURE HOW TO SAVE THE RECIPE. IF YOU COULD E-MAIL IT TO ME: cuddleyvt57@yahoo.co

  3. My son and I are allergic to bananas. Are they really necessary?

  4. This recipe is fantastic! I tried it for the very first time tonight and used fresh peaches, bananas, and raspberries. I also substituted apple sauce for water. It makes it a little more thicker, but still delish! Thanks for sharing!

  5. An alternative that Dr. Oz suggested (and that I was already making except for the spinach .. added that and LOVED it!) is the banana, spinach, ice, water, scoop of PROTEIN powder and a small spoonful of natural peanut butter. I use chocolate protein powder and this is delish! Yes, the green is a bit much but you don’t taste it at all and it is soo good! You can also use plain greek yogurt in place of the water/protein to get the fluid/protein combo. I’ve made these for years sans the spinach (who knew it wouldn’t taste!) and have put just about any type of fruit/berry in it. Love the idea of grapes! Blueberries are wonderful but have a lot of little seeds, same with raspberries which lend a LOT of flavor but the seeds do get in the way as I always drink my smoothies with a straw due to sensative teeth. I have found that the banana is what “smoothes” it all out no matter what you ad AND it gives the sweetness you are looking for. Best part? You know those bananas that get too ripe and you always end up throwing away if you don’t feel like making banana bread? Freeze them! 20 seconds or less in the microwave and they are peelable and ready for the blender! Hope you all try them and find them as tasty and enjoyable as I do! Try it, you’ll like it!

    • Catherine, I just bought some protein powder and I’m going to try it out!! I bought vanilla flavor but I hope it will still be okay 😉 Thanks for the tips, they are wonderful!! What a gem of knowledge you are!!!

      ~JB

  6. Are you using fresh spinach or frozen

    • I use fresh spinach. I am not sure if you can use frozen. I was wondering about that, I’ll look it up and let you know if I find anything out!!

      ~JB

  7. Thanks so much for the recipe. I’ve started making them for me and my family and they really are good.

  8. thanks!

  9. We *love* green smoothies in our house…especially my 2 1/2 yr old! My almost 9 year old is the least fond of them, but will still drink his 8 oz more often than not. My 2 1/2 yr old will drink 20-24 oz if I let him! DH and I usually have 32 oz. If you’re just getting into them…the best greens to go for besides Spinach (which has next to NO taste!) are kale and napa cabbage (it’s a green, sort of oval shaped cabbage that most produce sections have). Collard greens are good too, but you’ll want to use less of them…they have a slight bite to them that makes the “green” taste come out more. Grapes are another great add to smoothies in place of bananas. We buy 40-50 pounds of red, black, and green grapes when they’re on sale in the summer and then freeze them for use in the winter. The kids think it’s like eating grape ice cream or mini popsicles! 🙂

  10. LOL, the top warns us NEVER to eat banannas! All food is good when consumed in healthy moderation and balanced with physical activity.

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