Detoxing and Energizing Green Smoothie

It’s a New Year and I am celebrating a new me! Well honestly my wellness plan went into effect before the New Year, but getting in that BIG YEAR TO HEALTHY ME attitude going is very important. One of the biggest changes for me was the way I eat. Not how much but what exactly I was consuming. While smoothies have always been a big favorite of mine, I was shocked when I realized how bad for me the store bought consumer ones really were and even more so how lacking in good for you content. Thus I hope a few of my readers will take a que from a reformed look the other way ingredient eater and try out this amazing Green Smoothie!

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Detoxing and Energizing Green Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • approximately  2 cups or 2 handfuls of Kale torn off the stem (the stem is bitter)
  • 1 to 2 cups of Spinach, fresh or frozen
  • 3 inch piece of Cucumber
  • 3 inch piece of Zucchini
  • 1 to 2 stalks of Celery
  • 4 or 5 cherry Tomatoes (buy fresh then throw in the freezer)
  • 1/3 to 1/2 of an Avocado
  • 2 thin slices of fresh Ginger Root
  • 1/3 to 1/2 of a frozen sliced Banana
  • 1/3 to 1/2 C of frozen Strawberries
  • 1 C frozen  fruit blend ( Pineapple, Mango, Peaches)
  • 1/2 of fresh Lime, (pulp  and juice only)
  • 1/2 of fresh Pear
  • 2 to 3 T Honey
  • 2 pkgs. of Truvia,
  • 1 T ground Flax seed
  • 1 T green tea powder (such as Got Matcha brand)
  • 1 1/2  to 2 C cold water
  • 2 to 3 C crushed ice

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  1. Rough chop all Fruits and Veggies, unless you are fortunate to own a really nice heavy duty blender!
  2. In a 6 Cup blender, put in all unfrozen ingredients first, and half of the water.  Blend until smooth, adding more water if necessary.
  3. Add in all frozen ingredients, and blend until thick and smooth, adding a little more water as needed.
  4. Add in ice, flax seed, green tea powder, and blend.
  5. Taste first, then add in sweetener of choice.  Once you have made it a couple times, you will know exactly how much sweetener you prefer.

This makes about 6 or 7 cups, and will hold up in Fridge for 24 to 36 hours.

I drink half the first morning, and add more ice, and re-blend the next morning, to get that frosty texture.

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Comments

  1. Gale McCarron says

    Would love to give this a try! Been trying to find natural foods to help with my digestion. This may work with all the fruits in it. Thanks!

  2. Melissa Marinho says

    Oh my goodness, this look amazing! I’ve been making smoothies, but haven’t found the right one yet. I’m definitely going to give this a try! I’m very conscious of what I’ve been eating these days as well. Thank you for sharing this!

  3. Adrienne Sydnor says

    I got a new juicer for Christmas and can’t wait to try this. I’ going to be purchasing the ingredients on my shopping trip on Monday

  4. Tiffany Eagle says

    Thank you for posting this. I am gearing myself up to start a lifestyle change and this will be a great try… Thanks for the post and info!!

  5. Patricia Dugan says

    My sister and BIL gave us a juicer last winter for the holidays. We’ve never used it, even though we know it would benefit our health. This recipe sounds like it would contain most of the daily nutrients we need and still taste good. Thanks!

  6. Wendy Pence says

    I’ve been looking for a good smoothie recipe that incorporated green veggies. This recipe is a must try! Thanks!!! :0)

  7. says

    Looking at the label of a store-bought smoothie and your recipe for a smoothie is like day and night. I love the ingredients in this recipe. At first I thought green meant just vegetables and now I’m happily wrong.

  8. cheryla lister says

    Glad I saw this post! I have a bunch of kale in the frig that I was trying to decide what to do with. This sounds super healthy.

  9. Alicia Lopez says

    This sounds like something I should drink on a daily basis. I’m going to be 45 in September and this old body isn’t going to fix itself. :)

  10. Sherri Lewis says

    I need to get either a juicer or a more powerful blender. I tried to add some spinach leaves to a smoothie and it wouldn’t grind them up. I will have to try this recipe once I get one….

  11. Sunnymay says

    Thanks for the recipe with green veggies and chia seeds. I don’t see many recipes with Matcha tea, so this is a keeper. I’ll wait until summer to include the fruits and honey as I’m following a High Protein and Green Veggie diet and hopefully will be at a maintenance weight by then. I printed off a copy of the recipe.

  12. Marlene says

    This sounds wonderful, so much healthier than the ones you purchase in the stores. I also love that you can control the amount of sugar as a diabetic this is important to me.

  13. Diana Ward says

    My son (adult) is very ill with Chronic Lyme Disease and I am constantly trying to boost his immune system naturally. This sounds like it Has to be healthy. But with all the different ingredients I just wonder if it would pass his taste test. I guess I’ll just have to try it and see. If he won’t drink it, I will. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Cheryl Chervitz says

    This actually sounds like something I would drink. I usually don’t like green things, but the combo of this sounds good.

  15. Jennifer Aikens says

    so I been working out like crazy without changing my diet and GAINED like 5lbs. I think I need to start fixing some of these for meal replacements. I am going to pin this for my vitamix! Thanks.

  16. Sandra Crispo says

    I love and make all kinds of green tea flavored drinks, and my sister at one time made her own fruit and vegetable drinks, gonna get her to give me her machine so can try this and some of other recipes have seen!!

  17. Sandra Crispo says

    I am hoping to soon get m sisters old machine she used to mix her drinks in and try some recipes like this, drink a lot of green tea flavors any way and this is one recipe will try!!

  18. Stacy Giacosa-Bauer says

    Thanks so much for sharing this because I have also been buying the store bought smoothies and never knew how bad they were for you until reading this! I would love to try this one that is better for you and it looks delicious!

  19. Joni Caraway (trippygrandmaof3) says

    I am definitely trying this. I love Kale and have smothered it down for the grandchildren and they love it too. This recipe sounds delicious and is so good for you so thanks for sharing. I am pinning for sure.

  20. M.Clark says

    I really do not like avocado, so I’ll be leaving out the avocado, other than that it sounds delicious….In place of avocado I’ll put a green apple. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  21. Christina Strapp says

    I have been looking for smoothie recipes. I don’t like some of the stuff in this one, but I will still try it to see if some of the flavors are hidden. Thank you for sharing.

  22. Susan Johnson says

    Thanks for posting this, because I have really needed to do something healthy and detoxifying for my digestive system, and this smoothie actually sounds palatable! I’m definitely going to try this!

  23. lisa says

    I’ve heard that you can throw all kinds of fruits and veggies in a juicer and it tastes good. If I had one, I’d try it but, I’m not a vegetable eater.

  24. Katrina A. says

    Ohhh….I’ve been looking for a good green smoothie recipe but most make me go yuk instantly. This one has a lot of stuff I don’t usually care for but the combination of everything seems like it’ll mask the “gross stuff”….lol.

  25. Georgia Beckman says

    The color is really pretty. I don’t have much experience with smoothies & the AMOUNT of ingredients kind of scares me, lol. But I think I’m going to try it. I have GOT to get away from the sweet tea habit!

  26. Sarah Elyce says

    I’ve never tried a green smoothie. Do the fruits really cover the taste of the vegetables? I eat vegetables but I don’t like to drink them (V8 for example).

  27. Chrystal Thurston says

    I am looking for smoothie recipes as well but that’s too many ingredients for me, good luck to you though!

  28. says

    I love the idea of a detox, I’m just not sure all these ingredients would fit in my NutriBullet! I actually have a hard time processing greens especially in the form of a smoothie. I’m going to give this a try, but maybe leave out a few ingredients. Love flax seeds though and eat them daily on my oatmeal.

  29. Jessica says

    This looks delicious! I started my wellness plan before the new year as well! I started slowly by cutting out beef.. then pork.. then chicken.. and switched over to just fish as a meat. So essentially I went Vegetarian. This looks like JUST the recipe I need to keep me on track!

  30. Dorothy Boucher says

    this definitely looks delictious and its great because even though your trying to detox your body your not going without any vitamins, .. thanks for sharing @tisonlyme143

  31. Diana M says

    I have been looking to try something like this. Need to get back in shape. Thanks for sharing this for everyone :)

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