Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie

11 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2011

Get your daily dose of dark leafy greens any time of day with this delicious green smoothie. Ground flaxseed adds omega-3s. Pour any extra into a freezer-pop mold and have it later as a frozen green smoothie pop.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 2 ripe medium bananas
  • 1 ripe pear or apple, peeled if desired, chopped
  • 2 cups chopped kale leaves, tough stems removed (see Notes)
  • ½ cup cold orange juice
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 12 ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed (see Notes)


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  1. Place bananas, pear (or apple), kale, orange juice, water, ice cubes and flaxseed in a blender. Pulse a few times, then puree until smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary.
  • Choose organic kale when possible. Nonorganic can have high pesticide residue.
  • Look for ground flaxseeds (or flaxmeal) in the natural-foods section of large supermarkets or in natural-foods stores. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 1¾ cups
  • Per serving: 213 calories; 2 g fat(0 g sat); 8 g fiber; 50 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 75 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 29 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1,820 IU vitamin A; 64 mg vitamin C; 61 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 16 mg sodium; 763 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (107% daily value), Vitamin A (36% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 2½ fruit, 1 vegetable

Reviews 11

April 02, 2018
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By: Lisa Daly
I gave it one star because of the sugar and carb content. It's massive!!! NO THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!
September 03, 2017
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By: Pillbo Baggins
I found it tasted disgusting and I would not make it again.
July 31, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
I believe that health comes with healthy food. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the prices for that value. I believe I've found the solution here
September 24, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
My first green smoothie I love this recipe, it's delicious and i'm impressed for my first go at a green smoothie. It makes me want to try others too. The consistency I think will depend on your blender. I used a magic bullet for mine and had to first blend it, then switch to the puree blade to finish it off, but it came out really smooth and a pretty shade of green that's not off putting at all. It tastes a lot like strawberries and bananas to me and my 3 year old(even though there's no strawberries in it). Drinking it, it's not too thick and not chunky (again, it probably depends on the blender you use). I believe if my 3 year old loves this then probably any kid would if they could get past the look of it. Really great thank you! Pros: tastes delicious, super easy to make, not expensive for ingredients Cons: no cons
December 29, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
VOMIT? Does any one else's look like vomit I don't know what I did wrong?! It tastes good but unless I close my eyes its hard to stomach..
April 30, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
One Word - Delicious This was my first green smoothie. My husband and I enjoyed it tremendously. I realized too late that we were out of orange juice - so I squeezes a blood orange and a tangerine (that was all I had) and supplemented a little mire liquid with water to get 1/2 cup. My banannas were very ripe. We loved it! Pros: Wonderful ingredients and no dairy Cons: Gone too soon
February 05, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Great smoothie! I used unsweetened coconut milk instead of the water and it was very yummy. My teenager son and 4 year old twins loved it. I would probably add more flax seed next time.
July 22, 2012
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By: Ficbear
Fooled my Mom Delicious Pros: She had no idea there was kale in the recipe.
April 24, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Great smoothie! I make it often and my husband even loves it. I love that it uses kale, because it is so healthy. Not too sweet. I wouldn't change a thing, except to add some coconut oil, which would not change the taste, only make it healthier.
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