The Green Smoothie

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You all know that I adore smoothies- they are a pillar of my daily nutrition and an easy way to get the nutrients I need while I am on the run. And as a mom, I am pretty much always on the run!

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Green smoothies are hands-down the easiest way to sneak in some greens. I have been honing my green smoothie recipe for years, truly. As my tastes change, as seasons change so does my smoothie recipe.

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For spring and summer this recipe is where I have landed and haven’t looked back. This smoothie recipe is a base for any superfood combination you want to add. It is smooth, rich, delicious and perfectly fruity (it is also vegan, gluten free, Whole30 approved!)

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I promise, you will not know there is anything green in there. This smoothie is a favorite of our two kids and if they love it, I know you will, too!

So, here it goes… THE GREEN SMOOTHIE!

*makes 1 large or 2 small servings

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup nut milk (anything goes here!)
  • 2 cups of spinach, kale or any other green you adore
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 3/4 cup frozen mango (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup frozen peaches (unsweetened)
  • 1 Tbsp. ground flax (you can sub chia seeds or coconut oil)
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

Directions: Blend in a high speed blender. You may need to tamp it down because this is a thick, cold and fabulous smoothie!

The lemon juice in this is an important add for two reasons: citric acid helps your body to absorb the iron in the greens and it helps to balance the sweetness of those yummy fruits.

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Enjoy this recipe and let me know what you think! Happy Friday to you all!




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  1. sabrina

    Thank you for sharing- always excited to try a new twist on the staple green smoothie!

    April 19, 2016 • 5:03 pm •