Green Smoothie

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Ingredients

  • Juice of one orange or 1/4-1/2 cup of POM juice
  • 4-5 leafs of kale, leaves pulled off the center stem
  • 1 whole bunch baby bok choy
  • 6 frozen strawberries
  • a small handful frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 banana
  • 2 Tbls. flax meal
  • 1/2 -1 cup ice

Preparation & Directions

Blend juice with greens.  Add rest of ingredients and blend. 
For some variations:
*Other fruits to try are mangos, peaches, raspberries and cantaloupe.
*Other greens to try are spinach (a great one to start with if you’ve never made a green smoothie because it’s the most bland) and swiss chard. 
*Other mix ins like brewers yeast, a great source of B vitamins for those who aren’t big red meat eaters, and probiotics.

FROM: Danika

PREP TIME: 2 min

COOK TIME: 30 seconds

SERVES: 12-16 oz.

6 Comments So Far...

February 27, 2009 Amy

Is this really good?  I remember you telling me that if you blended the ingredients in a certain order it didn’t turn green.  Was it this smoothie or different one?

February 28, 2009 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

So, if you’ve never tried greens in a smoothie, this would be too much.  Start out with spinach first (most bland), like a cup or two. Then after a few times, start working with bok choy and kale, adding 1 leaf at a time.  I tend to stick with spinach for Owen or 1 leaf of kale or a few leafs of bok choy.  It will turn the color, not quite dark green if you don’t use too much.  I put it in a cup he can’t see through.  You can always add a squeeze of honey or aguave too for a little sweet.  Let me know if you can get it down:)

February 28, 2009 Amy

Is OJ way better than apple juice?  I usually use a little apple juice in smoothies because it’s less tart than OJ.  Just curious.

March 01, 2009 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Apple Juice will work, I just tend to stick to the most pure form of juice I can find and it’s harder to find in apple, although, I think Trader Joes carries a fresh squeezed apple.  But you’re right, apple makes it sweeter.

March 10, 2009 Amy

Just made the green smoothie.  I just used some spinach.  It’s great, and Dane likes it too! 

Keep the recipes coming!

July 23, 2010 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Glad I stumbled on this. I saw a woman on Dr Oz that thinks she cured her cancer with green smoothies, this seems like a good way to get lots of green into the diet. I like to ad mint too, it also does wonders for fruit salad.

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