Green Smoothie Recipes

Green smoothie recipes can be made with leafy green vegetables like the super food kale.  You can also use other greens to make your green smoothie and you can even use Dulse seaweed for extra nutrition.

What is Kale?

Kale greens are a leafy green that some call a super food because kale greens have a higher nutrient and mineral profile compared to other leafy greens.  Dulse seaweed which is a sea vegetable is another good choice because it also high in nutrients and in minerals.

Super Green Smoothie Recipes

Ingredients:

  • +1/2 Cup Milk of Your Choice
  • 2 Tbsp. of Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tsp. of Flax Seeds
  • 1 Ripe Avocado
  • 1/2 a Pear (optional remove skin)
  • 1 Small Kiwi Fruit (peeled)
  • 1 Tbsp. of Apple Puree
  • Bunch of Leafy Greens (no stems)

Just blend all of your Organic ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth and creamy.

You can use kale in this smoothie instead of spinach - if you have a problem with consuming spinach.

Also, I prefer to use raw whole grass fed milk and raw grass fed yogurt in my smoothies. 

You could even replace the Greek Yogurt with raw grass fed cream if you prefer.

No "Sweet Fruit" Green Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Spring or Filtered Water
  • 1 Organic English Cucumber
  • 1 Organic Celery Stalk
  • 1 inch Knob Organic Ginger (peeled)
  • Handful Organic Parsley or Cilantro
  • 3 Fresh Organic Basil Leaves
  • 1 Ripe Organic Avocado
  • Juice of 1 Organic Lemon
  • 1 tsp. of MCT Oil

Blend the first 7 ingredients in a high speed blender - then add the rest of your ingredients and blend again.

Optional Ingredients:  Honey, Vanilla Creme Stevia, or Cold-Pressed Whey Protein Powder

Technically, cucumber, avocado, and lemons are fruit - just a lot lower in sugar than a banana or apple.

What is Kale?

There are many types of kale greens and the most beautiful is probably purple kale.  However, the most popular is dinosaur kale (flat leaf) and curly leaf kale greens. Kale greens are one of the most outstanding from the list of green vegetables and it belongs to the Brassica family of vegetables.

Kale is a great source of Calcium, Manganese, Potassium, Copper, Sulfur, Beta-Carotene, and Vitamins K, C, & B6.

Dino kale greens (not so much the curly) are considered to be lower in oxalic acid. 

Oxalic acid is an anti-nutrient that can prevent the absorption of minerals by binding to them.

Which means your body can become deficient in magnesium, calcium, and iron to name a few.

How to Freeze Kale for Smoothies

Oxalic acid is also an irritant and that is why it is very important to stay away from consuming too much in your green smoothies. 

In fact, I would probably not use too much of any leafy green that is very high in oxalic acid.

Which means staying away from one of the highest sources of oxalic acid - Spinach!

Lower in Oxalate Green Foods for Green Smoothies

  • Avocado
  • Romaine & Boston Lettuce
  • Flat Leaf or Dino Kale
  • Fresh Cilantro Leaves
  • Fresh Basil
  • Mint Leaves
  • Seaweed
  • Spirulina
  • Cucumber

Dulse Seaweed for Green Smoothie Recipes

Yes, this is another mineral rich ingredient for green smoothies!  Dulse seaweed is an edible algae or seaweed which usually comes in dried form and has a purple or reddish purple color.  This sea vegetable is a great source of essential minerals and trace minerals along with being a great source of iodine.

It is very high in magnesium, iron, potassium, and in sodium.  Just buy some dulse seaweed flakes and add them to your green smoothie to get more minerals.

This is just the tip of the iceberg (ha ha) on how to make a green smoothie. If you would like even more ideas on how to create a great tasting green smoothie, please visit Joy of Smoothies.

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