Archive - Green Smoothies

Orange and Banana Green Smoothie with Curly Parsley

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I rarely use curly parsley for cooking, I typically prefer flat-leaf. But when I went to the store today I thought why not try it in a green smoothie? The smoothie turned out quite refreshing and delicious. Parsley has a distinct flavor and is great when combined with sweet citrus fruits. You’ll definitely want to try this one out!

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Ginger Green Smoothie with Apples and Kale Leaves

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Using kale leaves in a green smoothie may be a bit unpalatable for some people. So to make the flavor more forgiving, I added a few apples and fresh ginger root. Ginger is incredibly healthy, packed with vitamins and minerals and studies show that ginger can even relieve nausea during pregnancy.

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Banana Apple Green Smoothie with Parsley

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I love using parsley in my green smoothies. It’s so refreshing, healthy, and easy to use. Just wash the bunch and roughly chop it, stems and all. If you don’t want to use a whole bunch (especially when you’re new to green smoothies) use half and store the rest in a cup of water in the fridge.

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Dandelion Green Smoothie with Pears and Coconut Water

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Dandelion greens aren’t just a nasty weed in your lawn, they’re actually great to use in green smoothies! The leaves are an excellent source of calcium, as well as vitamins A, C and K. They are bitter in flavor so you may adjust the amount of pears and dates to your taste. You can find dandelion greens in grocery stores like Whole Foods or at most health food stores.

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Kale Green Smoothie with Mixed Berries and Bananas

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Kale is an excellent addition to green smoothies because it’s packed with vitamins and nutrients like beta carotene, vitamin C and fiber. The flavor of kale in green smoothies is strong, so I suggest using less kale in the beginning and then adding more when it’s palatable to your taste.

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Avocado Green Smoothie with Frozen Bananas and Parsley

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Avocado is a great ingredient to use in green smoothies. They add creaminess and offer an abundance of healthy fats, vitamin A, beta-carotene and more. The fats found in avocados also help your body absorb the parsley’s vitamins more easily.

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Green Smoothie – White Peach, Orange and Romaine Lettuce Smoothie

I just came back from vacation and haven’t had a green smoothie in a week. The only alternative was store bought smoothies which just don’t compare to freshly made ones. So I came up with a basic smoothie recipe which relies on juicy whole oranges, a white peach (including skin) and fresh romaine lettuce leaves.

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