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.
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
- 1 Big Handful of Organic Curly or Dino Kale
- 1 Peeled Organic Lemon
- 1 Frozen Organic Banana (break into smaller pieces)
- 1 Sprig of Fresh Organic Basil
- 1 Stalk of Organic Celery (chopped)
- 1/2 an Organic Apple (chopped)
- 5 to 6 Slices of Organic Cucumber
- 1/2 to 1 cup of Water for Blending
- Optional: Ice Cubes & Creamy Avocado
- Just blend all of your Organic ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth and creamy.
- 2 Servings
No "Sweet Fruit" Green Smoothie Recipe
Technically, cucumber, avocado, and lemons are fruit - just a lot lower in sugar than a banana or apple.
- 2 Cups Spring or Filtered Water
- 1 Organic English Cucumber
- 1 Organic Celery Stalk
- 1 inch Knob Organic Ginger (peeled)
- Handful Organic Parsley
- 3 Fresh Organic Basil Leaves
- 1 Ripe Organic Avocado
- Juice of 1 Organic Lemon
- 1 tsp. of Organic MCT Oil
- Raw Organic Honey
- Organic Vanilla Creme Stevia
- Non-Denatured 100% Grass Fed Whey Protein Powder
- Blend the first 7 ingredients in a high speed blender - then add the rest of your ingredients and blend again.
- 2 Servings
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.
And dino kale will be quite a bit lower in oxalic acid compared to other leafy greens or curly kale.
What is 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.
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
- Organic Avocados
- Organic Romaine Lettuce
- Organic Boston Lettuce
- Fresh Picked Organic Cilantro Leaves
- Dino or Lacinato Kale
- Fresh Organic Basil
- Organic Mint Leaves
- Organic Cucumber
- Clean Source of Seaweed
How to Freeze Kale for Green Smoothies
This is a great way to always have some kale available for your green smoothie recipes. It's also a great way to preserve the kale that is growing abundantly in your garden.
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 (lol) on how to make a green smoothie.
you would like even more ideas on how to create a great tasting green
smoothie, please visit
Joy of Smoothies.
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