December 4th, 2013

Going Green

Oh how I love a good green smoothie, especially in lieu of lunch when I’m running around. Only problem is, there are too many to choose from. Have a favorite?


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  • hi p- here in L.A. it’s Pressed Juicery- Greens #3 for me. wrong coast i know but out here it’s everything! xo

    mark d sikesDecember 4th, 2013  9:47 AM

  • What is your recipe for a good green smoothie? I would love to have one. Thank you. I enjoy your blogs. Susan Paape

    Susan PaapeDecember 4th, 2013  10:15 AM

  • Loving smoothies…one of my favorite is with 3 cups of spinach, 1 large carrot, 1 Fuji apple, a handful of grapes, a handful of parsley, but of ginger, chia/hamp/flex seeds. Love it!

    ZeljkaDecember 4th, 2013  10:22 AM

  • My favorite is “Only Green Mix” from my local organic market. It has spinach, celery, cucumbers, parsley and collard greens. I add a lemon to tone down the bitterness.

    MarshaDecember 4th, 2013  10:27 AM

  • I drink them every day – not as meal replacements but as snacks. They’re best if I follow the template: 2 big handfuls of greens, 1 cup almond or coconut milk, some super foods like chia seeds, gogi berries, ginger, parsley, nuts, etc., then just a little fruit to balance flavors – go towards savory instead of sweet. Try spinach, avocado, basil, strawberry and lime for a healthy margarita. Cheers!

    Jolie KobrinskyDecember 4th, 2013  10:29 AM

  • If you want to venture into making your own, Kimberly Snyder’s Glowing Green smoothie is the way to go. But you’ll need a Vitamix or other high powered blender. I make a batch, that usually lasts 2-3 days, keep in the fridge and drink every morning. A salad for breakfast is the way to go!
    If you want to grab and go, BluePrint green juice is delicious. My favorite to grab when I’m craving a nutritional boost. And their red juice (beet) is also amazing. Great energy booster! Love BluePrint! And they are in most Wholefoods!

    KristiDecember 4th, 2013  10:31 AM

  • I try to eat kale a lot, so I would include it in any smoothie.

    AprilDecember 4th, 2013  11:27 AM

  • Love, love, love my morning smoothie. 2/3 cups kale, 1 cup frozen berries, 1 banana, 1 cup almond milk and ice.


    Maria FoleyDecember 4th, 2013  11:37 AM

  • Frozen chopped spinach, apple, ginger, lemon and 1 date (you can find them in the dried fruit section of the supermarket. They make any smoothie great!). Or, I also love plain kefir, frozen chopped kale, maple syrup and frozen mixed berries. Yum!
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    illysiaDecember 4th, 2013  12:17 PM

  • For a store bought juice…Evolution Fresh – Essential Greens with Lime from Whole Foods and other specialty markets is great. It’s cold pressed…celery, kale, spinach cucumber…the basics… but only has 6g sugar and 7g carbs. Many of the juices have too much sugar for me but this one tastes great and is relatively low in sugar.

    A Note On StyleDecember 4th, 2013  12:37 PM

  • Does anyone know who makes the bag she’s carrying?

    parisDecember 4th, 2013  3:37 PM

  • My friend Nicole, daughter of Aveda and Intelligent nutrients founder , did a segment for a local news show and following link is recipe and secret ingredient for her green smoothie, (she is known for her amazing skin) :

    Jenny fehrenbachDecember 4th, 2013  9:12 PM

  • Using my Vitamix- fresh spinach, sliced cucumbers, a handful of frozen blueberries and a little fresh lemon juice. So fresh and tastes amazing!

    ShelleyDecember 4th, 2013  9:47 PM

  • Half a blender of ripe bananas, half of baby spinach, packed down, a couple fresh dates, add water to cover the bananas – perfection. That’s always my goto because it’s easy. Sometimes I’ll add a bag of froz org berries or go greener and add purslane if I find it at the farmers market that week or even just parsley. I never add dairy or coco milk.
    I will use hot water in the winter though – a warm, (not cooked) smoothie is just comforting and delicious on a chilling day.

    elleDecember 4th, 2013  11:38 PM

  • Also, could not live without a high power blender. I actually prefer Vitamix over Blentek, but either is essential.

    elleDecember 4th, 2013  11:39 PM

  • Kale and/or spinach, half a green apple, frozen pineapple, flax seeds, chia seeds, green powder (Amazing Grass brand), coconut water. Doing the washing and chopping once a week or so and freezing portions of the ingredients really helps. xx

    DPUDecember 5th, 2013  6:46 AM

  • I live for this green smoothie:

    3 cups of kale, 1 medium size banana ( I’m a huge fan of bananas, but they are heavy on the calories so I try to get them on the smaller side), 6 oz of vanilla almond milk, 1 tablespoon of whole flaxseeds and 3 ice cubes. Blend well.

    It’s easy, delicious and has a ton of nutrients.


    AYGDecember 5th, 2013  11:50 AM


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