Need Recipes For Green Smoothies
Can you share with me your favorite recipes for various green smoothies?
I am a newbe here and so excited to begin!
Oh sure! The most wonderful thing abotu green smoothies is that there are TONS of varieties. You just have fun with what you have. :)
The one I had today was:
2 handfuls of salad greens
a little sweetener and a little water
I also like:
And there is:
Kale is a wonderful green to have in your smoothie. I gagged the first time I tried to make one. I made it so thick and was just not accustomed to the texture. Thin it out somewhat if you are like me at first. Then you can have it thicker if ya want.
I have also had green smoothies with lychees, blueberries (makes a really nasty color though!), pear...just whatever I have.
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Three white peaches
Juice from two oranges
a handfull or two of baby spinach
Blend it up and enjoy
Jenna's Green OJ
Juice from 5 larger oranges, or 7 smaller ones
Juice from 1 medium-large lemon
two big handfulls baby spinach or other green
a small handfull of parsley
blend and strain and you'll have a nice green juice that can be the base for a smoothie!
You could add bananas, mango, strawberries, frozen fruit, anything you have :)
This is MY typical green smoothie:
2 cups filtered water or nut mylk
handfull of greens or already pre-blended greens in place of the water or nut mylk (collards, beet tops, carrot tops, spinach, kale, lettuces, purslane)
either frozen pineapple or cranberries or peaches or blueberries
1 orange insides or 1 lemon insides
1 heaping tablespoon each of Pacifica brand spirulina, Alissa's green food powder, maca powder, and ground flax meal
Whipped up in a vita-mix. Good to go! Mine are very thick. It can be thinned out.
Or check out this thread - oodles of recipes:
2 cups frozen cherries
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 banana (very ripe)
1 tsp raw cacoa powder
1 tbsp agave or honey
1 handful of greens
2 cups water
BLEND - SO GOOD!
1 handful of spinach
1 handful of ice cubes
super yummy :)
This morning I had a green smoothie consisted of the following:
7 leaves of red lleaf lettuce
3 small oranges (peeled)
2 cups of frozen rasberries
2 cups of water
sweet and tart at the same time.
There are alot :)
Personally I do like playing with mixed lots of stuff together and finding my own mixes.. but sometimes i get up ruining it and it tasted eww for me... but i drink some of it anyway lol so it wont be a waste :) but than when I make yumy ones I'm soooo excited for not ruining it ! The expirience is even more fun :) so try it out with whatever you want and have :) and most of all GOOD LUCK !
my 2 fav ones at the moment:
handful of celery with the leaves or more -depends if you like it
a few / handul dried dates.. as sweet as you like it
bit of water (to make it less thick but again depends on how u like it)
handfull of arame seawead soaked (with the water)
handfull of grapes (i prefer the green ones in this one)
Good luck !!!!
I like to keep it simple...2 bananas OR 2 other fruit servings (DO NOT USE APRICOTS! I say from experience), 1 cup water, 1/2 bunch kale OR 2 large handfuls spinach (if you're new to green smoothies you'll want to start out w/half that amount of greens). If you like it more liquidy add more water.
Blender for green smoothies
All of the above recipes sound great, but which blender do you all use? I'm considering either a Blendtec or a Waring MX1100XT High speed blenders.
The Blendtec is 3 hp and The Waring is 3.5 hp. The advantage to the higher hp seems to be that it blends faster so the food stays cooler--doesn't "cook" the contents and looses less nutrients.
The thing I like about the Blendtec is the button panel and options, but it has the lower hp. You can choose "Smoothie" "Ice cream" etc., and the blender will blend for a set period of time, and from the videos that I've seen it appears that you don't need the use of a tamper to move the ingredients around for the blade.
The MX1100XT does have a 30 sec timer option.
Also has anyone read Victoria Boutenko's book "Green for Life". If so, what blender does she recommend?
If anyone has any experience with either of these two blenders I love to hear about it,
Thanks an bunch!
Hey there! I have a Vita-Mix blender, which is what Victoria promotes using. This is what she says in her book, which btw is a wonderful book for understanding how GS's work with your body and all the wonderful benefits of them. Powerful tool her book is for your raw journey. I highly recommend it. Here's the quote:
"I would like to explain that the Vitamix is not just a simple blender like the ones you can find any any department store. It is called a high speed blender because its speed goes up to 240 mp! That means that its blades don't even have to be sharp even if they were just dull metal sticks they could still liquefy something as hard as for example, blocks of wood. In order to reach psuch performance, the Vitamax has a 2+ peak horsepower motor. Any simple blender will blend the tough cellulose of greens only so long as the blades are sharp. Unfortunately, when the blades become dull they just move around pieces of banana and the blender very quickly overheats. Eleven years ago, after burning several blenders, I finally bought myself a Vitamix at the country fair. It still works like new. Now I seel Vitamix blenders on my website www.rawfamily.com"
Thanks Lucy for the speedy reply!
I'll check out the vita mix and Victoria's book/site.
I have a Vitamixer and there is nothing that machine can't do. Give it a look see too! I wanted one almost 30 years ago ..... yes it took me time but I did order one and have never looked back!
My favorite is watermelon and spinach.
Mmm, I'm about to go make another one of these ...
3 HUGE (overflowing) handfuls of baby spinach
2 handfuls of a baby spring mix
2 or 3 scoops of diced up watermelon
a slice of pineapple
a little water
This makes a huge blender full, but it doesn't last long, lol. My favorite green smoothie to date! I love it.
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