View Full Version : What exactly is a green smoothie?
10-18-2011, 04:52 PM
Sometimes I will blend some greens and throw an apple in with it. Is that called a green smoothie or just a green drink?
I think it's when you add ice cubes that it becomes a smoothie but i'm not sure about that.
Is that correct? Ice cubes make it a smoothie?
10-18-2011, 05:35 PM
hmmm i think the consistency is what makes a smoothie a smoothie. But that is my own opinion. Sometimes I add ice, sometimes I add fruit I have frozen to make it colder as to not taste as much of the bitterness in the greens... but some days its just fruit that's been refridgerated to make it cool. When I make juice with fruit or veggies and greens...i call that a green drink. That's just me.
10-18-2011, 06:25 PM
Any smoothie that has greens in it is to me, a green smoothie (or, smoozie). It's not rocket science. Some add ice; some don't. Basically some type of liquid, fruit and greens. That's it!
10-20-2011, 04:35 AM
I believe it is any veg type "Drink" that is made with a blender. Obviously anything made in a juicer is juice. But a smoothie has the entire produce as part of it. Adding ice is strictly a textural thing. BUT it does seem that almost all smotthies has ice in it.
As far as a green smoothie, you may notice that in the vita mix recipe book, they call it a green smoothie if it has "some" type of green produce even though fruit has been added.
10-20-2011, 01:03 PM
I agree, if it has greens and fruit, it's a green smoothie. Fruit in a blender is a fruit smoothie. You can add ice or cut up frozen banana or mango for the slushie-type texture of a smoothie. Bananas and mango have the binding properties that keep the green smoothie from 'seperating'. Now add a little turmeric or kelp or dill weed or whatever your preference......and you've got a super green smoothie!!
10-30-2011, 02:10 PM
anything with greens in that you blitz to a smooth consistency - with or without ice. If you just squeezed the juice out of something then it's a juice. If you puree the whole ingredients and some of them are green then it's a smoothie and you may add water or ice or juice, even to it and it is still a smoothie.
02-23-2012, 02:35 AM
my idea of smoothie, it is a blended mixture of chilled fruits and vegetables :)
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Raw Angel Mom
02-23-2012, 07:34 AM
This is a green smoothie. It is a blend of greens leafy leaves or fresh herbs mixed with fruits.
You can find many delicious recipes
I love them
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