Green Smoothie

September/October 2011

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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.

10 Reviews for Green Smoothie


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.

Fooled my Mom


She had no idea there was kale in the recipe.

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.


really yummy!! tastes more fruity than vegetable-y and it's not too sweet. i even pack the kale really tight and then some. the kale and banana go great with a granny smith, green and tart. kale is such a fantastic vegetable i am so pleased to have a new way of putting it into my diet. thank you :-)

Add some nutritional punch!

This is a great start, but I like to punch up the nutritional value with fresh aloe vera. See for the myriad reasons why you definitely want aloe vera in your smoothies. shows you how to harvest the aloe gel.

Here's a few more changes I would make: swap an avocado for one of the bananas to get more beneficial oils; a teaspoon of coconut oil would also be great. Add organic parsley and cilantro for detoxifying properties, and organic spinach for additional vitamins, minerals, and flavor. A few spoons of organic blueberries will add both sweetness and antioxidants (the organic really has twice the flavor, and thus nutrition, over the non-organic!). Sprinkle in some cinnamon for blood sugar control and flavor, add some xylitol for sweetness and to ward off cavity-causing bacteria, and a spoon of brewer's yeast (I like non-GMO products from Lewis Labs or Bluebonnet) for more B vitamins. If you have other green superfood powders like Vitamineral Green from or Pure Synergy from, add a spoon or two of that as well because those products have such a wide array of high quality greens and enzymes that you are not likely to source individually. Make sure the orange juice is fresh squeezed, as the pasteurized stuff is probably more poison than beneficial. The end product may not be quite as green looking, but the nutritional value will be extremely high!

kale, banana, pear or apple
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Anonymous wrote 1 year 23 weeks ago

It will be different smoothie

It will be different smoothie . Sounds good though. Will try

Anonymous wrote 2 years 44 weeks ago

Who has time for all that?

Who has time for all that?

Anonymous wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

This is hardly the same

This is hardly the same smoothie anymore...

Anonymous wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Thank you!!! :)

Thank you!!! :)

Anonymous wrote 3 years 44 weeks ago

The comment says to buy

The comment says to buy organic; however, note that even organic fruits and vegetables have pesticides on them. They are organic pesticides...and if you really want to know what is going into your mouth, go buy from a farmer and he or she will be happy to tell you.

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