View Full Version : Favorite Geen Smoothie recipe?
08-27-2009, 09:35 AM
I am about to take delivery of a Blendtec tomorrow and start incorporating some Green smoothies as a staple in my diet. Anyone have suggestions on some first time recipes. Looking to incorporate as much greens as possible without it tasting green to start.
Thanks in advance!
08-27-2009, 10:21 AM
I usually have at least one green smoothie per day. I'll give you my recipe for this morning's smoothie:
Chia Seeds soaked in 1 Cup of water
2 Cups Baby Spinach
1 Cup Frozen Mango
I quite enjoyed it.
I love using a young Thai coconut in my smoothie every day. I buy them at a local Asian market by the case - 9 coconuts for $12.35. I only use the water and my husband likes to eat the meat.
Then I like to add 2 darker greens, like kale, chard, etc. I like to add then spinach and a mixed salad greens (I buy both, Earthbound Farms, organic, at Costco for cheap).
Then I start adding fruits and keep tasting until it gets to the sweetness / not tasting the greens level that I want.
I love adding frozen blueberries (Costco, non-organic) and frozen bananas because I love my green smoothies icy cold.
You can start off using just spinach and build up from there. I went too fast on the greens in the beginning and ohhhh my I didn't repeat that amount the second day... *Ü*
08-27-2009, 10:54 AM
Hey Thanks ! What are the benefits of chia seeds and how long do you soak them?
08-27-2009, 11:24 AM
LOL every green smoothie I make is my favorite! I just throw stuff together and it tastes great :) gets better each time...
but really, this one is utterly AWESOME! the cilantro is delicious, and the cinnamon is a nice surprise
08-27-2009, 01:35 PM
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08-27-2009, 01:43 PM
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08-27-2009, 02:04 PM
So many favorites! Mine change all the time. Lately it has been fresh squeezed orange juice, kale, and frozen strawberries. If I make something that turns out nasty frozen strawberries always salvages it.
Today I'm having one of my all-time-save-for-special favorites: almond milk, pineapple, strawberries, and green food powders.
Later I may have another of my special favorites: young coconut (water and meat) blended with a handful of fresh chocolate-mint leaves, cacao powder and nibs, vanilla bean, a pinch of salt, and sweetener of choice (dates, honey, agave, or stevia).
08-27-2009, 03:14 PM
I like to keep my GS pretty simple. Here's my recipe:
+) enough water to cover the blades in the VM
+) 2 to 10 ice cubes
+) handful of greens
+) one type of fruit. For example: banana or blueberry or mango etc.
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