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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Green Goddess Goodness

Good day gorgeous...

So you would like to give green smoothies a try, but you are a little afraid that your final concoction is going to end up tasting like say... dirt? Never fear my dear one. Drinks that are amazing for you, need not taste amazingly awful. This is my basic recipe for a green goddess smoothie that you can play with with what you have on hand in your kitchen. Consider it a baby step (or give yourself some credit, a giant ginormous leap) in the direction of getting more green in your machine.

The Basics to Green Goddess Goodness (serves 2):

  • Fruit that you adore (or want to consume more of); this is what I used this go around:
    • Half of a banana
    • One apple, any variety, sliced and core removed
    • One orange, peel removed, cut in half
    • 3 to 4 strawberries, leaves removed
  • 5-6 cups of spinach (use as much as your blending machine will allow- it shrinks dramatically)
  • 1 Tbsp. Flaxseed 
  • A few pieces of frozen fruit, I love mango, pineapple or blueberries or a few ice cubes- green smoothies taste all the more spectacular with a little chill to them
  • 1 cup of water (more or less to taste, depending on how thick you enjoy your smoothies; 1 cup is on the thicker side)

Place all ingredients in the order listed into your blender or Vitamix (I am currently having a love affair with mine; maybe I will write a steamy poem to it in a future blog):

Blend it on high for 45 seconds (this is Vitamix time; blender times may vary) until it is beautifully smooth. See what I mean about shrinkage (note to self: please take head out of the gutter):

Enjoy it with a sunrise (sorry about the angled iPhone photos; clearly I hadn't had any green in my system yet!):

What are your favorite fruit and vegetable smoothie combinations? Comment with your concoctions below you green gods and goddesses you...


  1. Thanks for inspriring me to pack a nutrition punch in my breakfast this morning! Recovering from a cold I can use all the green goodness I can get... Although I subbed some different fruits and did it in haste so it looked more brown goop than green goddess, but I was amazed at how delicious it still tasted!

    ps - love the choice of glassware ;)


  2. Love that you tried it- we adore brown goop around here too! And YES I meant to give you a shout-out on the glasses. Please forgive me but know that when I release my homemade granola recipe, your gorgeous chalkboard jar will the star so let me know if you'd like me to include any info (website, etc) so people will know who to track down to get one of their very own. Happy weekend love...