Monday, January 23, 2012


Green Smoothies for Beginners

Basic Balance -Yields 2 quarts
1 mango
1 cup kale
1 cup water
Yields 1 quart
Rocket Fuel Smoothie
2 cups green or red seedless grapes
3 golden kiwis, peeled
1 ripe orange, peeled, seeds removed
1 small leaf of aloe vera, with skin
5 leaves red leaf lettuce
2 cups water

Morning Zing Smoothie - Yields 2 quarts
½ bunch dandelion greens
2 stalks celery
½ inch fresh ginger root
2 peaches
½ pineapple

Parsley Passion Smoothie - Yields 2 quarts
1 bunch fresh parsley
1 cucumber, peeled
1 Fuji apple
1 ripe banana
1–2 cups water

Savory Green Smoothies and Soups

Mediterranean Soup - Yields 3 quarts
3 cups spinach
3 stalks celery
1 sprig oregano
1 sprig thyme
1 red bell pepper
1 large avocado
1 cucumber
1 jalapeƱo pepper
1 lime, juiced
2 cups water
Enjoy with dulse leaves or flakes

Soup Gazpacho - Yields 2 quarts
3 leaves kale, stems removed
1 bunch basil
3 large tomatoes
2 stalks celery
1 red bell pepper
1 large avocado
1 lime, juiced
1 cup water

Thai Soup - Yields 2 quarts
2 cucumbers
1 large avocado
1 lime, juiced
3 cloves garlic
6 leaves curly kale, stems removed
½ teaspoon dried turmeric powder
½ inch fresh ginger root
2 cups water

Cucumber Dill-icious Soup - Yields 2 quarts
2 cucumbers
½ bunch dill
1 large avocado
5 leaves dinosaur kale, stems removed
2 stalks celery
1 lime, juiced
3 cloves garlic

Green Puddings

Kent Mango Bliss - Yields 3 cups
2 Kent mangoes
1 bunch chard, stems removed
1 pear
1 banana
Serve with kiwi.

Green Pudding - Yields 2 cups
1 bunch fresh parsley
5 grape leaves
½ pineapple
1 Abbot pear
1 orange, peeled
1 cup water

Persimmon Pudding - Yields 2 cups
3 fuyu persimmons, peeled, seeds removed
3 cups baby spinach
1 ripe banana
Yields 2 cups
The Pear-fect Smoothie
2 d’Anjou pears
7 leaves purple kale, stems removed
1 leaf aloe vera
1 banana

Applesauce - Yields 3 cups
4 apples
1 banana
1 head romaine lettuce
½ teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups water

Green Smoothies for Body Care

Aloe Facial Cleanser - Yields 1 cup
½ cucumber
½ avocado
1 large leaf aloe vera, with skin
Apply on skin as a sunscreen, or after sunburn, or to improve overall skin health. Keep on skin 10–30 minutes, then rinse off.

Super Green Smoothies

Victoria’s Favorite Dark Green - Yields 2 quarts
1 bunch dandelion greens
4 Roma tomatoes
3 cups water
Heavy Metals Be Gone - Yields 2 quarts
1 bunch cilantro
2 cups stinging nettles
1 bunch fresh parsley
3 stalks celery
1 lemon, juiced
2 mangoes

Green Smoothie Monster - Yields 2 quarts
4 leaves kale, stems removed
4 leaves chard, stems removed
½ bunch fresh parsley
1 leaf aloe vera
½ bunch dandelion greens
3 pears
1 banana
3 cups water

Dark Green Love - Yields 2 quarts
1 bunch dandelion greens
1 medium cucumber
3 cups water

Green Smoothies for Adventurous Souls

O-mega Aphrodisiac - Yields 2 quarts
3 cups wild purslane
1 small watermelon
3 limes, juiced

Grape Goodness
6 young grape leaves (they contain resveratrol, which triggers longevity genes) - Yields 1 quart
3 leaves dinosaur kale, stems removed
2 mangoes
1 pint strawberries
2 cups orange juice

Summer Splendor Smoothie - Yields 2 quarts
4 leaves chard, stems removed
3 stalks celery
1 head fresh parsley
6 apricots
3 peaches
½ vanilla bean

“Bitter Delight” Cocktail - Yields 1 quart
1 large leaf aloe vera, with skin
4 leaves chard, stems removed
3 cups chickweed
1 banana
1 peach
1 pear

Green Smoothies for Children

Miner’s Lettuce Smoothie - Yields 2 quarts
3 cups wild crafted miner’s lettuce (wild edible)
2 ripe pears
½ pint blueberries
2 cups water
Yields 2 quarts
Thai coconut, meat and water
5 leaves kale, stems removed
2 nectarines
2 peaches
1 mango

The Laughing Gorilla - Yields 2 quarts
½ head romaine lettuce
2 ripe bananas, peeled and frozen
2 oranges, peeled, seeds removed
1 mango
2 cups water
Warning: consumption of smoothie may
result in spontaneously occurring, extremely
contagious gorilla laughter

Emerald Applesauce - Yields 3 cups
4:5 apples
1 bunch fresh parsley
½ inch fresh ginger root

Little More...

 Spiced Carrot Smoothie1/2 cup apple juice
 1 cup cooked, chopped carrots
 1/4 cup applesauce
 1/4 inch piece of gingerroot, peeled
 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
 1/4 tsp salt, or to taste
 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper, or to taste
Combine apple juice, carrots, applesauce, gingerroot and cinnamon and blend from low to high until creamy smoothie. Season with salt and cayenne pepper to your taste.

Broccoli Blueberry Smoothie1 cup of frozen blueberries
1/2 cup of steamed broccoli
1 cup of 100 percent cranberry juice
1/2 cup of low-fat plain yogurt
Blend and combine to make 1 smoothie. Add strawberries or blackberries for an additional burst of nutrition.

Sweet Veggie Smoothie1 cup apple juice
1 cup of sliced apple (sweet tasting apples are better)
1/4 cup applesauce
1/2 cup sliced carrots
1/2 cup of cucumber (peeled and sliced)
2 cups of ice
a dash of nutmeg or cinnamon (optional)
Blend this vegetable smoothie until smooth. Adding the nutmeg and cinnamon will give it great fragrance.

Berry, Berry Good Smoothie
1/2 raspberries
1/2 cup strawberries
1/2 cup blueberries
1 cup 2% milk
1 cup apple juice (unsweetened)
2 cups ice
1 small carrot
Blend until the nutrients are singing.

Tomato Smoothie2 cups (chopped) tomatoes
1/2 cup tomatoe juice
1/4 cup apple juice
1/2 cup carrots
1/4 cup (chopped) celery
Tabasco or hot sauce to taste
2 cups ice
Blend this vegetable smoothie until smooth.

Green Smoothie Popsicle2 cups spinach
2 cups frozen berries (your choice)
2 bananas
1 cup water
Blend until creamy smooth, pour into Popsicle molds, freeze and enjoy a healthy snack as a treat. Going green never tasted so good!

Spirulina Power Smoothie1/2 cup mixed berries (frozen)
1/4 cup orange juices
1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1 tbsp Spirulina powder
Place the berries, orange juice, plain yogurt and Spirulina powder in your blender and blend for a minute or until green and smooth. If you feel it still needs a bit of sweet try adding a 2 teaspoons of honey.

Healthy Green Coconut Smoothie2 bananas, frozen
2 HUGE handfuls spinach (you won’t even taste it)
1 cup milk (almond or soy is even better than moo juice)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon coconut oil
Add all ingredients into a blender. Blend until mixed. Serve in tall glasses and enjoy.

Ginger Winter Green Smoothie
1 cup organic frozen berries (any kinds, but I prefer a good mix with blueberries)
2 cups fresh spinach
2 cups water
1/4 inch ginger-root, or to taste (I will usually grate mine into the blender first.)

Some more reasons you may wish to increase your ginger consumption.
* Enhances natural resistance for cold and flu.
 * Reduces inflammation.
 * Contains at least 12 anti-aging constituents that inactivate free radicals.
 * Supports blood platelet health and cardiovascular function.
 * Twenty-two known constituents inhibit inflammatory 5-lipoxygenase, supports prostate health.
Ginger is a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin E, Vitamin B6, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium and Selenium, and Manganese. Find out more about ginger at The University of Maryland Medical Center.

Green Julius1 1/2 cups orange juice
2 large mangoes
2 cups fresh parsley or spinach
2 cups of ice
Blend well and drink your healthy green smoothie. Yields 4 cups or 2 servings, as I feel 16 ounces is one serving for a smoothie.

Veggie Smoothie 1/2 cucumber
 1/2 red pepper
 1/2 lemon
 1/4 avocado
 1 celery stick
 1 carrot
 Handful of parsley
 Handful of cilantro
Chop coarsely, and toss in your blender.  Then add about 1 cup of liquid (either water or apple juice).  I also add an optional 1 teaspoon of lemon flavored fish oil (for Omega 3′s).  Occasionally I throw in a few dried cranberries. Lately, I’m tossing in two scoops of Aria Protein Powder (Vanilla Flavor).

Banana Carrot Smoothie1 Banana (ripe is best - frozen if desired)
1 cup Apple Juice (or apple slices and water)
1-2 cups Baby Carrots (or chopped carrots)
1 cup Plain Non-Fat Yogurt (or any yogurt you like)
Steps: Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth Enjoy.

Green Slime Smoothie1 Banana, cut in chunks
½ Apple, cored and chopped or sliced
1 cup White Grapes
1 cup Fat-Free Vanilla Yogurt (or Plain Yogurt and ¼ teaspoon vanilla)
1-2 cups fresh Spinach Leaves
Steps: Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth Enjoy.

Go Green Smoothie2 pears (cored and sliced or chopped - as ripe as possible)
2 cups fresh Spinach leaves
Steps: Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth Enjoy.

Green Smoothie TipsANY fruit smoothie recipe can be made "green" (into a fruit and vegetable smoothie.) Try adding a little spinach or other green, leafy vegetable to your favorite fruit smoothie recipe.
The trick is to start with the fruit and add the greens to taste.
Start teaching your kids early that "green is good." Read them "Green Eggs and Ham" if you have to and then dare them to try it!

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