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Start the New Year Right: Green Smoothie Recipe

January 03, 2012

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to drink more Green Smoothies.  I am having so much fun with my Blendtec blender, and I loved this recipe for Green Smoothie. Even my son, Zachary, who is 10 years old, drank an entire glass. If you’re skeptical, just try it. It’s my newest favorite recipe for breakfast or afternoon pick me up.

Check out 10 awesome health benefits of drinking Green Smoothies below:

1. It boosts your energy level

2. Adds fiber to your diet which aids in digestion and eliminates toxins.

3. Reduces mood swings

4. Promotes weight loss

5. Stabilizes blood sugar levels

6. Increased antioxidant intake which helps protect against diseases

7. Helps with healthy, radiant skin

8. Increased intake of fruits and vegetables

9. Reduces unhealthy food cravings

10. Enhances the immune system

Green Smoothie

Prep: 10 minutes
Yield: Makes 4 glasses
Ingredients
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 cup chopped kale
1 cup arugula or romaine leaves
1 cup chopped fresh pineapple
1 cup chopped mango (I used frozen)
1 banana, frozen
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
Preparation
1. Combine all ingredients in a container of a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Note: If you do not have frozen mango or frozen banana, use regular and add 1 cup ice cubes.



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24 Responses to “Start the New Year Right: Green Smoothie Recipe”
January, 09 2012at 01:35 pm
Thanks for the recipe..I tried it in my new Blendtec blender this morning and it was FAB! The ginger totally makes it!
Julie says:
January, 03 2012at 09:40 am
I love green smoothies. This version looks great! Happy New Year!
Sarah says:
January, 03 2012at 09:46 am
You inspire me! I'll try this one too
January, 03 2012at 09:48 am
Love green smoothies, and this one sound delicious with the pineapple addition. Happy 2012!
Amy says:
January, 03 2012at 09:39 am
I'm going to trust you and try this one
Elle says:
January, 03 2012at 10:04 am
We love green smoothies in my house! I'll be sure to give this one a try.
Tracy says:
January, 03 2012at 10:25 am
Amazing your son is drinking these. That is so healthy
January, 03 2012at 10:28 am
I'm going to have to buy a Blendtec. This is the perfect way to start the day.
Jeanette says:
January, 03 2012at 11:10 am
I just got back from the market with lots of greens and saw your post - I too am going to try more green smoothies this year for good health. Happy New Year!
January, 03 2012at 11:17 am
I'll suck this down VIA FUNNEL, this second. If I have to. Oh, I will.
Jessica says:
January, 03 2012at 11:25 am
I already have every single one of these ingredients in the fridge! Guess what's for breakfast!! :-D
Marly says:
January, 03 2012at 11:28 am
I agree - this is the best way to get the year started right!
January, 03 2012at 11:33 am
This is a great recipe! I love the health benefits, especially the clearer complexion! Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to make it! xo. A Southern Bee Diary :)
January, 03 2012at 12:45 pm
I make a LOT of kale dishes, but I confess I've never made a green smoothie. This looks like the perfect one to try. Thanks for posting this!!
January, 03 2012at 01:19 pm
Green smoothies are great but I do need to sweeten them properly or else it's just a little too salad-ey for me :) lol Yours looks delish!
Lauren says:
January, 03 2012at 06:12 pm
I'm not gonna lie, green juice kind of freaks me out. BUT, I know I should give it a try and learn to like it. It's so healthy!
January, 03 2012at 07:16 pm
I'm totally addicted to my juicer and make green juice a lot. This looks like a fun smoothie though that my Hubs would go gaga for. Thank you!!
January, 03 2012at 07:47 pm
I've been trying to get back into my green smoothie habit lately too. I just love the way they make you feel.
Aggie says:
January, 17 2012at 07:28 am
Gosh, this is just a glass full of goodness! I usually make my green smoothies w almond milk but I want to try it without. I bet the pineapple in this makes it amazing, can't wait to try it!
April, 20 2012at 08:26 am
"First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do." - Epictetus Jeanne Hachette
July, 31 2012at 04:17 am
wow..this recipe look so cool..so refreshing...have to try it.
November, 13 2012at 10:26 am
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September, 04 2012at 03:57 am
Thanks for this news...Was great for me and very helpful.
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