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IT'S SMOOTHIE TIME! One Small, Positive Change in the Morning Can Make Your Whole Day Better Green Smoothies are all the rage, and for good reason! Blending up a bunch of curly leaves may be the easiest way ever to enjoy nourishing, life-giving greens. As the American Institute for Cancer Research writes, “Spinach, kale, romaine lettuce, leaf lettuce, mustard greens, collard greens, chicory and Swiss chard are excellent sources of fiber, folate, and a wide range of carotenoids such as lutein and zeaxanthin, along with saponins and flavonoids.” And if those big words don’t mean much to you, leafy greens are chock-full of cancer-fighting antioxidants and have even been shown to keep your brain healthy. The USDA recommends 3-4 daily servings of dark leafy greens daily. That’s the equivalent of 3-4 cups of raw greens, which can be hard to stomach, especially if you’re one of those people that eschews chomping your way through a salad daily. Instead of feeling like a rabbit, why not blend those daily leaves into a green smoothie and start your day off with a deliciously healthy sipper? We’ve rounded up more than 40 delicious smoothies, made by some of the best food bloggers in the world. Want to combine these incredible ideas into a healthy eating plan? We’ve got one of those for you, too! Flip to page 5 and grab our 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge, and enjoy one green smoothie daily for a whole month. We guarantee you’ll feel amazing, look incredible and your body will benefit from a daily dose of delicious greens.

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FOOL-PROOF SMOOTHIE FORMULA

Though the pages of this book are filled with enough green smoothies to keep you busy, it’s also nice to freestyle once in awhile. Which is why we wanted to share our tried-and-true Green Smoothie Formula. A great way to use up the greens, fruits and veggies already in your fridge, follow this easy plan to customize your very own recipes.

10 GREAT TASTING FLAVOR COMBOS Tropicolada: kale + coconut milk + lime + ginger Sweetie Sipper: spinach + almond milk + avocado + maca Salad­in­a­Smoothie: arugula + veggie juice + tomatoes + cilantro Cinnamon Kiss: kale + coconut water + blackberries + cinnamon The Zinger: bok choy + coconut water + lime + carrot + ginger Blueberry Bliss: baby kale + coconut water + blueberries + vanilla Nana Rama: spinach + frozen banana + frozen berries + stevia Butter Cup: spinach + almond milk + frozen banana + nut butter + vanilla Zippy Ginger: bok choy + coconut water + lime + ginger Lemon Zest: spinach + coconut water + lemon + ginger + stevia


GREEN SMOOTHIE DETOX

Here’s a simple way to upgrade your eating while adding in a daily green smoothie. Follow this real food plan, enjoying a green smoothie in the morning and focussing on simple, fresh whole foods throughout the rest of the day. By the end of the week, you’ll have reset your eating, cut sugar and carb cravings and may just have to pull out those skinny jeans!


30-DAY DIY GREEN SMOOTHIE CHALLENGE

Adding a green smoothie to your daily routine is a great way to get in your daily recommended dose of dark leafy greens! Track your intake by coloring in your daily green smoothie on the calendar below. Can you do it for 30 consecutive days? Take the challenge!


Very Berry Smoothie........................................................................................................................................8 Tropical Punch Green Smoothie...................................................................................................................9 Cranberry Apple Avocado Green Smoothie Shot.....................................................................................10 Tropical Green Smoothie Bowl.....................................................................................................................11 Green Virgin Mary............................................................................................................................................12 Blueberry Ginger Kale Smoothie..................................................................................................................13 Matcha Ginger Smoothie Bowl.....................................................................................................................14 Jalapeño Mango Green Smoothie................................................................................................................15 Green Smoothie Bowl.....................................................................................................................................16 Mango Mint Green Smoothie Bowl.............................................................................................................17 Green Berry Smoothie....................................................................................................................................18 Avocado Banana Smoothie............................................................................................................................19 Peachy Green Smoothie Bowl......................................................................................................................20 Chocolate Spinach Smoothie........................................................................................................................21 “Kid-Approved” Green Smoothie.................................................................................................................22 Sweet Red Green Smoothie..........................................................................................................................23 Green Mango Freezer Smoothies................................................................................................................24 Green Smoothie Chips...................................................................................................................................25 “Taste the Rainbow” Green Smoothie........................................................................................................26 Pineapple Banana Green Smoothie.............................................................................................................27 Green Apple Smoothie...................................................................................................................................28 Peach Green Tea Smoothie...........................................................................................................................29 3 Ingredients Matcha Green Tea Smoothie..............................................................................................30 Hidden Spinach Green Smoothie.................................................................................................................31 Kiwi Vanilla Green Smoothie.........................................................................................................................32 Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie...........................................................................................................33 Coconut Pineapple Green Smoothie...........................................................................................................34 Vanilla Peach Green Smoothie......................................................................................................................35 Green Smoothie for Beginners.....................................................................................................................36 Pineapple Coconut Green Hydrating Smoothie.......................................................................................37 Beet It Detox Smoothie..................................................................................................................................38 Jamba Juice Kale-ribbean Breeze Copycat................................................................................................39 High Protein Green Smoothie Cubes..........................................................................................................40 The Green Herbal Breakfast Bowl.................................................................................................................41 Amazing Omega-3s..........................................................................................................................................42 Ultimate Superfood Smoothie.......................................................................................................................43 Green Superfood Smoothie.. ........................................................................................................................44 Creamy Avocado Smoothie Bowl.................................................................................................................45 Superfood Green Matcha Smoothie............................................................................................................46 Grab 'n' Go Green Smoothie Popsicles.......................................................................................................47 Soy Green Smoothies......................................................................................................................................48 Pina Colada Green Smoothie.........................................................................................................................49 Chocolate Avocado Green Smoothie...........................................................................................................50 Grasshopper Smoothie....................................................................................................................................51 Blueberry Romaine 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Kristen Doyle | dineanddish.net Focus is something I need, especially in the morning! This antioxidant packed smoothie is great for boosting brain power and focus, plus it tastes great too!

BLEND ALL INGREDIENTS UNTIL  SMOOTH ½ cup frozen blueberries ½ cup frozen strawberries 1 large banana 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 2 generous handfuls of kale (stems removed)

S E R V E S : 2 | P R EP : 5 M I N | T O T A L T I M E : 5 M I N


Jacquee Stephens | isugarcoatit.com A deliciously refreshing blend of coconut water, pineapple, spinach, mango, ginger and matcha green tea makes this green smoothie a real tropical treat!

1 cup coconut water

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½ cup fresh mango pulp (or frozen mango chunks) 1 cup packed baby spinach ½ cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder ¼ teaspoon ginger paste

SERVES: 2 | PREP: 5 MIN | TOTAL TIME: 5 MIN


Johlene Orton | FlavoursandFrosting.com This green smoothie is a combination of the tartness of the cranberries on one side, and the smooth crispness of the avocado apple on the other. Served in a shot glass for a quick fix, for those days when you don´t have much time, but your body still needs healthy nourishment.

Avocado Green Apple Layer: 1 green apple ½ avocado ½ cup milk Honey to sweeten, to your tastes Pinch of salt Cranberry Layer: 1 cup frozen cranberries

1. Combine the avocado, green apple (I removed the skin), milk and salt in a blender and blend until smooth. Taste, and add sweetener (honey), as needed. Leave to the side. 2. Combine the frozen cranberries and water in a blender and blend until smooth. Taste, and add sweetener (honey), as needed. 3.Pour the cranberry mixture ⅓ full in a shot glass. Tilt the glass to the side and pour the avocado green apple smoothie mixture on the side. Pop in some straws and serve immediately.

1 - 1.5 cups water Honey to sweeten, to your tastes

SERVES: 2 (OR 10 SHOTS) | PREP: 5 MIN | TOTAL TIME: 5 MIN


Deborah Harroun | tasteandtellblog.com Flavors of the tropics come together in this smoothie bowl filled with coconut, pineapple, and mango flavors. The sweetness of the bowl will depend on the freshness of your fruit, so add agave or maple syrup as needed. This works best if the fruit in the smoothie is frozen so that the fruit on top of the bowl will stay on top, but add ice if needed to thicken the smoothie.

2 cups coconut milk beverage 1 cup frozen mango chunks 1 cup frozen pineapple 2 cups kale, stems removed 2 tablespoons agave or maple syrup, optional ½ teaspoon coconut extract

1. Combine the coconut milk beverage, frozen mango, frozen pineapple, kale, and coconut extract in a blender and blend until smooth. 2. Taste, and add sweetener, as needed. 3. Pour the smoothie into a bowl. Top with the fresh fruit and coconut. Serve immediately.

Fresh mango, pineapple and coconut flakes

S E R V E S : 2 | P R EP : 5 M I N | T O T A L T I M E : 5 M I N


GREEN VIRGIN MARY Claire McEwen | Sprinklesandsprouts.com.au If you are partial to a Bloody Mary (or virgin mary) then this smoothie is for you. It's packed with healthy veg and then spiced to your liking with the traditional spice mixture. It makes the perfect lunch smoothie. And if it is a Sunday afternoon and you are feeling a little ‘naughty’ then add a shot of vodka to this for a veg packed healthy cocktail!

INGREDIENTS

4 Kumatoes (or regular tomatoes) 1 english/continental cucumber 2 celery stalks 1 spring onion 1 small tart green apple Handful watercress Handful spinach (fresh or frozen) 1 tablespoon fresh parsley Handful ice Celery salt - to taste Worcestershire sauce - to taste Tabasco (or hot sauce) - to taste

METHOD

1.Cut the kumatoes into quarters and remove the stalk. 2. Cut the cucumber, celery, spring onion and apple into small chunks. 3. Place these veggies into a blender and mix on high until well combined. 4. Add the watercress, spinach and parsley and mix on high again until smooth. 5. Add your celery salt, worcestershire sauce and tabasco and give it a final whirl with the blender. 6. If your blender can’t get it smooth then you can pour the smoothie through a sieve if you want to remove the bits (I never bother!) 7. Add your ice to the glass and pour over the smoothie.

SERVES: 4 | P REP : 10 MIN | TOTAL TIME: 10 MIN

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Tanya Schroeder | Lemonsforlulu.com Kale, plump blueberries, fresh ginger and yogurt make a refreshingly simple smoothie!

2 cups kale, loosely packed 8 oz fresh blueberries

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6 oz Greek yogurt 1 banana ¼ cup of ice ¼ cup water (milk or juice) 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger 1 teaspoon Agave nectar

SERVES: 2 | PREP: 5 MIN | TOTAL TIME: 5 MIN


Jacquee Stephens | isugarcoatit.com Don’t let the colour fool you. This bowl is packed with spinach, baby kale, mango, banana, coconut milk, oats, matcha and ginger. A deliciously filling, refreshing and nutritious breakfast or snack - no sweeteners required!

2 cups coconut milk ¾ cup rolled oats Generous handful of spinach and kale 1 large banana, frozen ½ cup frozen mango chunks 2 tablespoons matcha green tea powder ¼ teaspoon freshly grated ginger

1. Place coconut milk and oats in a bowl and allow to sit for 5 minutes, until softened. 2. After five minutes, add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend until fully combined. 3. Pour into bowls and top with, edible flowers, fresh fruits and granola to add a little crunchy texture.

SERVES: 2 | PREP: 10 MIN | TOTAL TIME: 10 MIN


Karly Gomez | asimplepantry.com Utilizing frozen mango and almond milk, this green smoothie has all the creaminess of a banana base, without the banana! Packed with protein, this smoothie is refreshingly sweet, with a little kick from the jalapeños at the end to boost metabolism and get the energy flowing!

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1 cup vanilla almond milk 1 cup spinach, packed 1 cup cucumber, roughly chopped 1 ½ cups frozen mango ½ jalapeño, seeds and veins removed Juice of 2 limes 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

S E R V E S : 2 | P R EP : 2 M I N | T O T A L T I M E : 2 M I N


Meggan Hill | culinaryhill.com TOPPINGS: Take your smoothie from Snack Status to full-blown Meal Replacement with this colorful, filling Green Smoothie Bowl. Naturally vegan, gluten free, and ready in minutes. 410 calories per serving.

FOR THE SMOOTHIE BASE: 2 cups water 2 cups pineapple chunks (thawed if frozen) 1 avocado 4 cups spinach 2 tablespoons almond butter

Berries Raw pecan halves (10) 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds

1. Add the Smoothie base ingredients to a high-powered blender in the order listed. 2. Blend until smooth. Pour into a bowl and top with berries, pecans, coconut, and chia seeds. Notes: 1 ½ Tablespoons ground flax meal may be substituted for the whole flax seeds.

2 tablespoons flax seed

SERVES: 2 | PREP: 2 MIN | TOTAL TIME: 2 MIN


Kelly Egan | asideofsweet.com Enjoy a heartier version of the superfood green smoothie with a gorgeous mango mint green smoothie bowl! It’s easily customized with the toppings of your choice and is naturally vegan and gluten free.

TOPPINGS: 1 kiwi, sliced 1 banana, sliced ½ cup fresh berries ¼ cup pomegranate seeds

FOR THE SMOOTHIE BASE: ½ cup milk or almond milk

½ teaspoon chia seeds Toasted coconut flakes

½ cup ice 1 frozen banana 1 cup fresh or frozen mango ½ cup mint ¼ avocado

1. Add the smoothie base ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Divide into two bowls and top with remaining ingredients.

2 handfuls spinach 1 handful kale

SERVES: 2 | PREP: 4 MIN | TOTAL TIME: 4 MIN


Katerina Petrovska | diethood.com Wake up to a delicious protein boost with this yogurt-based smoothie that’s loaded with kale, strawberries, bananas and apples.

FOR THE BERRIES MIXTURE: 1-1/2 cups halved strawberries 1 banana ½-cup plain non-fat yogurt 2 tablespoons honey

1. Combine strawberries and banana slices in a bowl and place in the freezer for 20 minutes. 2. In a blender, combine kale, apple slices, banana, yogurt, honey and crushed ice; blend until creamy and smooth. 3. Divide mixture between FOUR 8-ounce glasses; place in the freezer for 20 minutes.

1 cup crushed ice FOR THE KALE MIXTURE: 2 cups torn kale leaves, packed 1 green apple, quartered (skin-on) 1 banana ½-cup plain non-fat yogurt (I use Dannon) ¼-cup skim milk

4. In the meantime, rinse blender; combine strawberries, banana, yogurt, honey and ice; blend until creamy and smooth. 5. Remove prepared smoothies from freezer. Pour the strawberry mixture over the kale mixture and serve.

2 tablespoons honey 1 cup crushed ice

SERVES: 4 | PREP: 25 MIN | TOTAL TIME: 30 MIN


Karly Campbell | bunsinmyoven.com Avocados are loaded with healthy fats and protein! Adding them to a smoothie makes it unbelievably rich and creamy.

1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. 2. Taste and add more honey as desired.

1 cup Almond milk (or any milk of your choice)

3. Divide between two glasses and serve immediately.

1 cup baby spinach 1 frozen banana, peeled ½ ripe avocado ½ cup ice 2 tablespoons honey

S E R V E S : 2 | P R EP : 5 M I N | T O T A L T I M E : 5 M I N


PEACHY GREEN SMOOTHIE BOWL Whitney Baker | thatsquareplate.com

METHOD

I love making smoothie bowls, and the addition of the spinach ups the nutrition benefits and adds great color! Blend the spinach first with the almond milk to make sure no large spinach pieces linger in the final product.

1. Add spinach and almond milk in a blender and blend until smooth (make sure spinach is blended fine). Add banana, frozen peaches, ice, lemon juice, and honey and blend until smooth.

INGREDIENTS

2. Pour into two bowls and place in freezer for about 5 minutes while you get toppings ready.

5 oz. spinach 1 ½ c. unsweetened vanilla almond milk 1 banana 1 c. frozen peaches 1 ½ cups ice 1 tablespoon lemon juice

3. Add your toppings and enjoy! NOTES: *Top with whatever you have on hand! Here, I use chia seeds, a sliced banana, raspberries, goji berries, coconut, almonds and a drizzle of honey.

2 tablespoons honey Assorted fruits, nuts, seeds for topping*

SERVES: 2 | P REP : 5 MIN | TOTAL TIME: 5 MIN

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Brooke Lark | cheekykitchen.com Creamy and dreamy, this mocha flavored smoothies tastes just like dessert. But 2 cups of spinach are hidden inside! Next time you’re craving something sweet, try this healthified smoothie instead of ice cream!

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1 large frozen banana 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder 2 teaspoons espresso powder (optional) 2 tablespoons almond butter 2 cups baby spinach 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 dates, pitted ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 ½ cups chocolate or vanilla almond milk

SERVES: 2 | PREP: 5 MIN | TOTAL TIME: 5 MIN


Sheri Silver | sherisilver.com It can be a challenge to find a green smoothie that kids will love, making it tempting to add a little sugar or honey to get them to “drink their greens”. But this quick and easy recipe is the answer. Naturally sweet grapes and pineapple mean that nothing extra is needed to create a super-healthy and delicious smoothie that your littles will happily drink up – and ask for seconds!

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3 cups chopped kale 1 frozen banana ¾ cup frozen pineapple chunks 1 cup frozen grapes 1 cup ice

NOTES: This recipe was adapted from: Love & Zest

1 cup coconut water (plus more, if needed)

SERVES: 2 | PREP: 10 MIN | TOTAL TIME: 15 MIN


Allison Ruth | somethewiser.com This Sweet Red Green Smoothie is packed with potassium, fiber, and protein. Without overpowering the sweet fruit, the Beets add nutrients and create a gorgeous Red Green Smoothie. It’s a real crowd pleaser!

1. Combine all of the ingredients in a high powered blender in the order listed and blend until smooth. NOTE: You can adjust the sweetness with a teaspoon of honey if desired.

2 cups spinach 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk 2 clementines, peeled 2 ripe bananas 1 cup frozen strawberries 2 to 4 tablespoons raw beet, peeled and chopped

SERVES: 2 or 4 CHILD SIZE | PREP: 2 MIN | TOTAL TIME: 3 MIN


Shaina Olmanson | foodformyfamily.com These extra thick green mango smoothies are fit for freezing and packing for lunch or enjoying as a frozen treat or enjoying immediately.

2 frozen ripe bananas, cut into chunks 1 cup greens (spinach, baby kale, swiss chard, beet greens) 1 fresh mango, cut into chunks 1 cup milk (cow, almond, coconut, etc.) 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon honey

1. Place the banana, greens, mango, milk, lemon juice, and the honey into a blender. 2. Pulse until the smoothie starts to come together, then blend on high for 1 minute or until smooth. 3. Enjoy immediately or pour the smoothie mixture into your container of choice, filling 3/4 full to allow room for the smoothie to expand when it freezes. Freeze the container until solid. Pack frozen smoothies in lunches at the noon hour. NOTES: Shake thawing smoothies to evenly mix before serving.

YIELDS: 4 CUPS | PREP: 5 MIN | TOTAL TIME: 5 MIN


Rachel Gurk | rachelcooks.com These addicting green smoothie chips are perfect for kids. Made with spinach, apple, and blueberry, you can feel great about feeding your kids this fun and delicious finger-food snack!

1. Preheat oven to 140° degrees Fahrenheit. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. 2. Puree all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

2 cups firmly packed spinach 1 large firm apple (such as honeycrisp), cored and cut into chunks 2 cups frozen blueberries 2 tablespoons honey 4 tablespoons of water (more or less as needed to blend properly)

3. Spread mixture onto pan and tap on the counter to even it out and release bubbles. 4. Place in oven and bake for 8-9 hours, rotating every 2-3 hours. Bake until no longer sticky and shiny. 5. Cool completely before breaking into pieces and storing in an airtight container.

SERVES: 4 | PREP: 5 MIN | TOTAL TIME: 9 HOURS, 5 MIN


Christy Denney | the-girl-who-ate-everything.com In order to get all of the important nutrients that our body needs we should be eating the colors of the rainbow. Why not do it all in one smoothie? This smoothie is loaded with powerful antioxidants and vitamins.

1 cup coconut milk or almond milk

1. Add the coconut milk and spinach to a blender. Blend until smooth. 2. Add the remaining fruits and ice until smooth. Add more ice to desired thickness and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

2 cups loosely packed spinach leaves (more or less to taste) ¼ cup strawberries, hulled (about 2-3) ¼ cup cantaloupe or oranges 1 banana ¼ cup blueberries ¼ cup purple grapes Ice

S E R V E S : 2 | P R EP : 5 M I N | T O T A L T I M E : 5 M I N


Jamie Lothridge | mybakingaddiction.com Transport yourself to the tropics with this pineapple banana concoction.

½ cup pineapple juice ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt ½ frozen pineapple chunks ½ cup frozen banana slices (about 1 medium to large banana)

1. Place all ingredients into a blender and allow the mixture to sit for 5 minutes. 2. This will allow the frozen fruit to thaw slightly and make blending a bit easier. 3. Blend until smooth and serve immediately.

1 cup packed baby spinach 1-2 tablespoons honey, optional

S E R V E S : 2 | P R EP : 5 M I N | T O T A L T I M E : 5 M I N


Linda Ooi | rotinrice.com This beautiful green vegan smoothie is deliciously refreshing and low in calories. Uses only 4 ingredients and is sweetened naturally with a ripe banana.

1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored,

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and cubed 1 cup (43g) packed baby kale mix (baby kale, chard, and spinach) 1 ripe banana, peeled 1 cup (240ml) unsweetened almond milk

SERVES: 2 | PREP: 5 MIN | TOTAL TIME: 5 MIN


Deseree Kazda | lifesambrosia.com Sweet peach green tea, avocado and kale make a quick, easy, creamy yet refreshing smoothie.

8 ounces brewed peach green tea, chilled

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½ cup packed baby kale ½ avocado, pitted and skin removed 1 cup ice

YIELDS: 1 | PREP: 5 MIN | TOTAL TIME: 5 MIN


Ilona Orzechowska | ilonaspassion.com Delicious and refreshing smoothie made with only 3 simple ingredients: matcha powder, coconut water and banana.

1 teaspoon matcha powder

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½ cup coconut water 1 banana, sliced

YIELDS: 1 | PREP: 5 MIN | TOTAL TIME: 5 MIN


Brooke Lark | cheekykitchen.com Forget everything you know about green smoothies. Red Spinach (available at specialty foods grocers like Trader Joes) serves up nearly identical nutrients, but you don’t have to gulp down any green stuff. Try these mild tasting “greens” in this super delish, extra-fruit smoothie.

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4 cups red spinach 1 cup frozen blackberries or blueberries 1 cup pomegranate juice ½ inch piece fresh ginger (peeled)

SERVES: 1 | PREP: 5 MIN | TOTAL TIME: 5 MIN


Rosemary Molloy | anitalianinmykitchen.com The perfect combination of kiwis and banana with a little added vanilla gives this smoothie a delicious creamy taste. The best way to get your daily fruit.

2 kiwis peeled and cubed

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⅓ frozen banana ¼ teaspoon vanilla 1 tablespoon greek yogurt ½ cup low fat milk

SERVES: 1 | PREP: 5 MIN | TOTAL TIME: 5 MIN


Brita Britnell | bbritnell.com This quick and easy green smoothie is sure to be loved by all and makes for a great introductory smoothie for those new to green smoothies!

One handful of spinach (about â…” cup packed) One handful of kale (about â…” cup packed) 1 cup of water or almond milk 1 banana (can be fresh or frozen) 5 strawberries, frozen

1. In a blender, combine the greens and 1 cup of water/ almond milk. Blend on lowmedium speed until the greens are completely liquified. This will take about 1 minute. At first it might seem like the greens aren't going to get blended down into the blender but just wait about 20 seconds and they will. 2. Once completely liquified, add in the fruit and blend until thoroughly combined. You might need to add a touch more liquid if it's too thick.

SERVES: 1 | PREP: 2 MIN | TOTAL TIME: 2 MIN


Jesseca Hallows | onesweetappetite.com Sneak some greens into your smoothie with this delicious pineapple coconut blend! BLEND ALL INGREDIENTS UNTIL  SMOOTH 5.3 oz container of coconut greek yogurt ½ cup sweetened coconut milk ½ green apple, chopped 1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple 1 cup spinach

SERVES: 2 | PREP: 10 MIN | TOTAL TIME: 10 MIN


Angie Barrett | bigbearswife.com This Vanilla Peach Green Smoothie is a delicious combination of sweet peaches and vanilla with a little honey tossed in for sweetness. Since you’re using frozen peaches for this smoothie you won’t need any ice to keep your smoothie nice and chilled!

1 packed cup of fresh spinach 1 ½ cup sweetened vanilla almond milk ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups frozen peaches ¼ teaspoon honey (optional to

1. Add fresh spinach and sweetened vanilla almond milk to a high power blender. 2. Blend spinach and almond milk until smooth. 3. Add in the vanilla extract, frozen peach and honey (if using honey). Blend until smooth. 4. Pour into glass and serve cold.

sweeten the smoothie)

YIELDS: 16 OUNCES | PREP: 2 MIN | TOTAL TIME: 5 MIN


Brooke Lark | cheekykitchen.com If you’re new to making green smoothies, this one’s for you! Mild and delicious, a full head of romaine lettuce is hidden inside. With even more nutritional value than kale, romaine packs high levels of folic acid, which has been shown to battle depression and boost reproductive health. Not a bad way to get started with green smoothies, eh?

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1 very ripe frozen banana 1 head romaine lettuce 1 cup almond milk ¼ teaspoon almond or vanilla extract Pinch of cinnamon

SERVES: 1 | PREP: 5 MIN | TOTAL TIME: 5 MIN


Amy Stafford | ahealthylifeforme.com A refreshing way to give yourself a natural energy boost and keep a pep in your step in the AM or during the afternoon slump. Packed with disease fighting antioxidants, stimulating your immune system to help you fight off those winter bugs this green smoothie is not just pretty but powerful. Great to enjoy on the day when you have that tough workout because it is loaded with electrolytes, potassium to keep you hydrated and free of muscle cramps.

1 ½ cups fresh spinach 1 cup coconut water, unsweetened 1 cup pineapple, frozen Ÿ avocado

1. Blend spinach and coconut water until smooth. 2. Add remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

*Ice if you are using fresh pineapple

SERVES: 1 | PREP: 5 MIN | TOTAL TIME: 5 MIN


Rachael Hutchings | lafujimama.com Our bodies have their own detoxification system, consisting mainly of the kidneys, liver, intestines, lungs, and skin, which is constantly filtering our blood to eliminate harmful compounds to maintain health. By eating the right foods we can aid our internal organs to filter more toxins out of the blood stream and avoid build-up and disease. This smoothie is a great place to start! Each ingredient helps out this detox process in some way. Beets are full of antioxidants and other beneficial nutrients and stimulate the liver to eliminate more toxins out of your blood stream. Apples contain a compound which stimulates bile production and helps the liver to get rid of toxins. Beet greens, which are often thrown away, are filled with fiber to cleanse our digestive tract and are packed with vitamins, minerals, and other powerful nutrients. Blueberries are full of antioxidants, have anti-inflammatory properties, and are great to purify your blood from toxins and free radicals. Strawberries contain a substance called ellagic acid, which some studies have shown seems to help the liver break down or remove some cancer-causing substances from the blood. In addition, strawberries contain one of the highest levels of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) of any fruit, which has been shown to help flush fats from the liver.

1 cup roughly chopped beet greens 1 cup apple juice 1 ripe banana, peeled 1 beet, peeled and chopped 1 cup frozen blueberries 1 cup chopped frozen strawberries

1. Place all the ingredients, except for the ice cubes, into a blender in the order listed. Blend until smooth. 2. Add the ice cubes and blend until creamy. If you want a thicker smoothie, add additional ice cues and blend again.

1 cup ice cubes, plus more as needed

S E R V E S : 2 | P R EP : 5 M I N | T O T A L T I M E : 5 M I N


Kami Kilgore | nodietsallowed.com Now you don’t need to leave home in order to make one of your favorite Jamba Juice smoothies! This Kale-ribbean Breeze copycat recipe is vegan and gluten-free, but delicious-full. Subsitute greek yogurt with frozen bananas resulting in the same creamy, smooth taste. Chia seeds and flax seeds add healthy fats and proteins which provide you with energy to kickstart your day. Grab your blender… this will quickly become a favorite.

2 cups pure orange juice or 2 large oranges, peeled 2 tablespoons chia seeds

1. In a high quality blender, add ingredients in order listed. Blend on high for 45 to 60 seconds until smooth. 2. For thicker consistency, add additional ½ cup frozen mango chunks. For thinner consistency, add additional ¼ to ½ cup orange juice. 3. Blend again for additional 30 seconds until smooth. Serve immediately and enjoy!

2 tablespoons flax seeds 1 cup organic kale, washed and chopped 2 frozen bananas 2 cups frozen organic mango chunks

S E R V E S : 2 | P R EP : 5 M I N | T O T A L T I M E : 7 M I N


Brooke Lark | cheekykitchen.com Highly concentrated with good-for-you greens and packed with protein powder, these green smoothie cubes are an awesome way to make green smoothies in an instant! When it’s time to blend, simply toss 4-6 of the cubes into a blender, add just almond milk or coconut water and puree until smooth. Boom! In minutes, you’ll have a scrumptious hiprotein, real food smoothie ready to rock!

2 very ripe bananas ½ cup almond butter

1. In a hi-speed blender, puree bananas, almond butter, kale, greens powder, protein powder. Add just enough coconut water to create a thick puree. 2. Pour into ice cube trays or a silicone ice cube mold. Sprinkle with chia seeds and freeze until firm. Transfer frozen cubes into a ziptop freezer bag for storing. Enjoy within 30 days.

6 cups chopped kale or spinach ½ cup hemp seed hearts 2 scoops greens powder (optional) 2 scoops vanilla real food protein powder (optional)

3. To use, place several cubes in a blender. Cover with almond milk or coconut water. Blend until pureed. Serve immediately!

1-2 cups coconut water 2 tablespoons chia seeds

YIELDS: 24 | PREP: 10 MIN | TOTAL TIME: 6 HOURS, 10 MIN


Jehan yusoof | islandsmile.org Adapted from a SriLankan herbal drink which has its roots to Ayurveda, this smoothie bowl should be a staple in your weekly breakfast menu. Not just because of the goodness of your preferred greens in it but because of that one unassuming ingredient Curry leaves which has the best nutrients and medicinal properties that you can imagine. Its packed with nutrients, antioxidant and lowers cholesterol and one of the key ingredients that help hair growth while strengthening hair roots.

1. Add all ingredients except cashew nuts in a blender. Blend until smooth. 2. Check consistency and salt. Pour in ½ a cup of water should you find it too thick.

Consume while still slightly warm. 3. Sprinkle the crushed cashews and you’re done. 1 cup cooked rice (leftover from previous day should be fine)

4. If you prefer to have this sweet include a bit of honey or dates.

1 ½ cup coconut milk slightly warm Handful of your favorite greens 3-4 curry leaf sprigs (more the better) ½ teaspoon salt 5-6 cashew nuts crushed Dates or honey as sweetener (optional)

SERVES: 3-4 | PREP: 3 MIN | TOTAL TIME: 5 MIN


Brooke Lark | cheekykitchen.com Fill up on healthy fats! This splendidly creamy smoothie is chock full of awesome Omega-3s. Spinach, flax seed, chia and hemp are all blended together with liquid coconut oil (available at most supplement or health food stores).

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4 cups baby spinach 1 cup frozen mango 1 ½ cups almond milk 2 tablespoons liquid coconut oil 1 tablespoon ground flax seed 1 tablespoon chia seed 1 tablespoon hemp seed

SERVES: 1 | PREP: 5 MIN | TOTAL TIME: 5 MIN


Lindsey Johnson | cafejohnsonia.com This hard core green smoothie is chock full of superfoods to provide essential nutrients, antioxidants, minerals, and dietary fiber.

2 cups kale, stems removed if desired 2 cups coconut water 2 large oranges, peeled

1. Place kale, coconut water, and oranges into a blender jar. Puree until smooth. 2. Add the remaining ingredients and blend again until very smooth. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.

1 cup blueberries, frozen 3.5 ounce package frozen acai puree, slightly thawed 2 tablespoons chia seeds 1 teaspoon spirulina powder (optional)

SERVES: 2 | PREP: 10 MIN | TOTAL TIME: 10 MIN


Jacquee Stephens | isugarcoatit.com Packed with kiwi, spinach, avocado, grapefruit and spirulina, this green smoothie is delicious, nutritious and downright pretty.

½ cup water 1 ½ cups freshly squeezed grapefruit juice

1. Place all ingredients in the blender and blend on high until smooth. It will be very thick. 2. Add more juice or some water to thin the mixture, if that's your preference.

2 cups spinach 1 teaspoon spirulina 2 kiwis 1 avocado ½ cup frozen mango chunks

SERVES: 2 | PREP: 10 MIN | TOTAL TIME: 10 MIN


Brooke Lark | cheekykitchen.com Rather than filling up on caffeine and cream, smoothie bowls are a simple way to start my day with skinny, healthy habits. A bowl full of totally raw fruits and veggies fills me up and ensures I'm getting my all important greens. Plus, carefully chosen toppings like hemp seeds, chia, sesame seeds, and avocado give me vital fats and energy that fuel me through the day without feeling hungry.

1. In an industrial-strength blender, whip together the avocado, banana, ginger, vanilla, and coconut milk beverage. 2. Pour into a bowl, top with toppings. Pipe dark chocolate and coconut oil out of the snipped corner of a ziptop bag. Write something inspiring. Serve and enjoy.

1 avocado 1 head romaine 1 banana 1" piece fresh ginger, peeled 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup coconut milk or almond milk beverage 2 tablespoons dark chocolate melted with 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil Toppings: figs, sliced almonds, cacao nibs, hemp seeds

SERVES: 2 | PREP: 5 MIN | TOTAL TIME: 5 MIN


Rika Agustini | poshjournal.com This green smoothie blend is very high in antioxidants. There is natural sweetness from whole fruit to get extra fiber instead of just the juice. The hemp seed and chia seed increase the fiber amounts, and the matcha powder packs in a ton of other health benefits.

1 cup spinach

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1 cup pineapple 1 cup celery 1 tablespoon matcha green tea powder (high quality) 1 cup parsley 1 tablespoon shelled hemp seeds 1 tablespoon chia seeds 1 medium-sized whole orange (peeled) 1 cup unsweetened soy milk (or hemp milk, almond, cashew milk)

S E R V E S : 4 | P R EP : 5 M I N | T O T A L T I M E : 7 M I N


Tania Boylen | thecookspyjamas.com Don’t have time to make a green smoothie? Keep a stack of these popsicles in the freezer for snacking on the go, and get a good dose of fruits and vegetables at the same time. I find these sweet enough so don’t use additional sweeteners. If you prefer the mixture a little sweeter, either add more pineapple or a dash of coconut/maple syrup.

1. Cover the cashews with boiling water and set aside.

These popsicles will be vegan if you use tofu in place of the cottage cheese.

2. Place the remainder of the ingredients in a food processor or blender. 3. Drain the water from the cashews and add to the rest of the ingredients.

¼ cup cashews 1 kiwi fruit, roughly chopped 1 cup chopped pineapple 2 cups spinach

4. Blend the mixture until smooth. 5. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and insert popsicle sticks into each mold.

1 cup mint leaves

6. Freeze for 6 hours or until firm.

½ cup cottage cheese or silken tofu*

Notes: To make these vegan, use silken tofu in place of the cottage cheese. Silken tofu will blend more thoroughly than firmer types of tofu. It is not necessary to soak the cashews, but they will blend into the mixture better with even a short soak.

½ cup coconut milk Juice 1 lemon Juice 1 lime Coconut or maple syrup (optional)

YIELDS: 8 | PREP: 10 MIN | TOTAL TIME: 6 HOURS, 10 MIN


Mary Smith | strawmarysmith.com These Soy Green Smoothies are the ultimate power drink to start off your day. They’re sweet, healthy, and ready in just 5 minutes!

2 cups tightly packed baby spinach 2 tablespoons whole almonds 1 cup soy milk 1 cup soy vanilla ice cream 2 cups roughly chopped red apple, peeled (about 2 apples) 1 cup roughly chopped pear, peeled (about 1 pear) 1 tablespoon honey (optional)

1. Combine spinach and almonds in a blender until smooth. 2. Add milk, ice cream, apple, and pear, and blend again until smooth. 3. If desired, add honey and blend to combine. Serve immediately. NOTES: The honey is optional in this recipe because it depends on how sweet your smoothies turn out. It can change depending on the ripeness of the fruits, and the variety or brand of soy milk and ice cream you use. Be sure to taste your smoothie to check if it needs to be sweeter before adding the honey.

SERVES: 2 | PREP: 5 MIN | TOTAL TIME: 5 MIN


Amanda Finks | thewholesomedish.com Tropical fruit flavors in a lovely light green smoothie. This smoothie is thick and creamy from using two types of frozen fruit. And, it’s naturally sweet from pineapple, mango, and banana. The use of coconut milk also makes it dairy free.

1. Add the spinach and coconut milk to a blender. Blend until smooth. 2. Add the pineapple, mango, and banana. Blend until smooth.

1 cup fresh spinach leaves, packed 1 cup coconut milk 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks

3. Taste and add optional sweetener if you prefer the smoothie to be sweeter.

1 cup frozen mango chunks 1 medium banana, sliced Optional: 1-3 teaspoons honey (or sweetener of choice)

S E R V E S : 2 | P R EP : 5 M I N | T O T A L T I M E : 5 M I N


Cathy Pollak | noblepig.com This deliciously rich and satisfying smoothie is packed with heart-healthy ingredients and makes you think you are having dessert instead of breakfast. The kids will insist you made them a milkshake and will ask for this again and again.

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1 (9 ounce) ripe, extra large avocado 3 cups chocolate almond milk 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder ½ cup packed baby spinach leaves ½ cup dark chocolate chips 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 15 ice cubes

YIELDS: 36 OUNCES | PREP: 5 MIN | TOTAL TIME: 5 MIN


Kristan Roland | confessionsofacookbookqueen.com Satisfy your sweet craving with this mint chocolatey smoothie, packed with spinach and Greek yogurt! The kiddos get a laugh out of the name of this drink -- it actually looks grasshopper green!

1 ½ cups crushed ice

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¾ cup Greek yogurt ⅔ cup almond milk 1 cup baby spinach ⅓ cup mint leaves ½ teaspoon stevia (more or less to taste) 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips

SERVES: 2 | PREP: 5 MIN | TOTAL TIME: 5 MIN


Brooke Lark | cheekykitchen.com Bright and refreshing, this zesty cooler makes quick use of frozen blueberries, turning them into a creamy, splendid smoothie that tastes like a lemon-blueberry pie.

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1 head romaine 1 ½ cups frozen blueberries 1 cup almond or coconut milk 1 teaspoon vanilla Zest and juice of 1 lemon

YIELDS: 1 | PREP: 5 MIN | TOTAL TIME: 5 MIN

Great Smoothies for Vibrant Health  

We put together a superb collection of smoothie recipes by the world's best food bloggers. These will provide the greatest nourishment that...

Great Smoothies for Vibrant Health  

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