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Build Your Own Custom Green Smoothie

Custom Green smoothie

There are so many recipes on the internet on making the “perfect” green smoothie, but sometimes you just don’t have that one ingredient on hand.  I personally am at the point where I just “dump and pour,” with whatever I have or need to use up!  Our family has one per day and it has literally been life changing.  We have so much more energy, have lost a few unwanted pounds, my twins are growing like weeds and we are all healthy!  I am a green smoothie super fan for sure!  Here is list of what you need to get started…

Create Your Custom Green Smoothie

Step 1: Select Your Liquid (6 – 8 oz)

  • Water
  • Almond Milk
  • Hemp Milk
  • Coconut Water
  • Rice Milk
  • Coconut Milk

Step 2: Select Your Greens (1 Cup or large handful)

  • Kale 
  • Spinach
  • Collard Greens
  • Beet Greens
  • Swiss Chard
  • Romain
  • Butter Lettuce

Step 3: Select Your Fruit ( 2 servings of Fresh or Frozen)

  • Banana
  • apple
  • Pear
  • grapes
  • orange
  • peaches
  • berries (all kinds)
  • Mango
  • melon
  • lime
  • papaya
  • Pineapple
  • Persimmon
  • Pomegranate
  • Kiwi
  • Guava
  • Apricot
  • plum

Step 4: Super Charge It! (Add as many as you would like!)

  • 1 Tbs Chia seeds
  • 1 Tbs Flax Seed (Use ground unless you have a powerful blender that will grind them up)
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1 Tbs Goji Berries
  • 1 Tbs Hemp seeds
  • 1 Tbs Coconut Oil, Flax Oil, Hemp Oil
  • 1 Tbs Natural Nut Butter ( Peanut Butter, Almond Butter, Cashew Butter, etc)
  • 1 tsp Raw Maca powder
  • 1 Tbs Raw Cacao nibs or powder
  • 1 Tbs Bee pollen
  • 1-2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger (great during cold/flu season)
  • 1-2 tsp Green powder (Very Green, Spirulina, Chlorella, etc)
  • 1 Tbs Mulberries

Step 5: Sweeten It up! (Optional)

  • 1 or 2 Dates

Step 6: Blend it up!

  • You can add 3-4 Ice cubes (optional)
  • Serve over Ice
  • Drink and Enjoy!

I know Sometimes getting started can be overwhelming!  You want to “do it right!”  There really is no right or wrong way, but following this simple mix and match guide is a no brainer!  Here are my favorite Green smoothies…

  1. Coconut water, Spinach, banana, mango, and Coconut oil
  2. Almond Milk, Kale, banana, Cacao, Chia, Maca
  3. And Everything but the Kitchen sink!

Try one of these or make your own!

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22 thoughts on “Build Your Own Custom Green Smoothie

  1. Thanks so much for the mention! This is a really awesome post – I would have loved having something like this when I first started experimenting with green smoothies! There’s a few things in here I’ve never even tried in my smoothies (or at all in the case of mulberries!) so I’m excited to experiment more. Btw, I’ve been looking through a lot of your recipes and I love your blog! I need to try the kale pesto! I’ll definitely be visiting a lot. 🙂
    Best,
    Kristin

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  2. I lost the address. What is the amazon address for ordering all the special stuff in your green smoothies. I’m going to give them a try.
    Thanks
    Lynn

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  3. I love your blog! Thanks for all the tips. I’m wondering what is the best way youve found to store the superfoods. Do you refrigerate them?

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  4. Hey there,
    I have been doing some green smoothies for a month or two, usually including organic OJ, Kale, Spinach, Carrots, Strawberries, a Banana, Blue Berries, Grapes and alternating between Peaches or Pineapples. I have no idea how many calories I am taking in with this, can you help me to better estimate the calories in something like this?
    Thanks,
    Rebecca

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    1. That is so great that you started “juicing!” Well I can give you an idea, but I would need to know measurements. OJ by itself is going to have a lot of calories 1 cup has, I believe, around 120. The vegetables have maybe 20. One thing I have learned, is not to focus on calories, but rather the quality of food, then health and body weight will “magically” fall into place. I wouldn’t worry about the calories! You are doing GREAT for your body! However, I would nix the OJ and just stick with raw fruits and veggies. For added sweetness and creaminess add 1/2 banana for yourself. I generally use plain water, almond milk, or coconut water for liquid.

      Hope that helps!! 🙂

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  5. Great article, I went out and got a few ingredients and made my first ‘green’ smoothie today. I didn’t have a muslin cloth to sieve the juice through so had the whole thing, it was quite nice though I added just a touch of agave syrup and molasses instead of the dates.

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    1. That is great Florence! With green smoothies,there is no need, to use a sieve or cheese cloth! They are great for that smoothie texture and full of fiber! If you want to “juice” that a nut milk bag is perfect to remove the pulp or fiber content, so you get strait vitamins to your blood stream! They both have their benefits 🙂 Happy blending!

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