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Jun 19, 2013

My FAVE 11 Green Smoothies

Beware. If you have never tried a green smoothie before, these recipes are going to make you instantly addicted.

Green Smoothies are like crack for me. LOL. If I miss one, I get kinda agitated and I just don't feel right throughout my day. I drink them so much that it's an engrained habit for me. So much so I created an ebook with 50 green smoothie recipes that are designed for weight loss, improving your health and revitalizing your energy level.s

Whether you are already obsessed with green smoothies or you're wanting to tread the water a little and experiment, below are my 11 absolute FAVOURITE green smoothie recipes! I promise you, you will NOT be disappointed!

Vitalizing Ginger Green Smoothie

Simple Ginger Green Smoothie

This Ginger & Green Smoothie by Love & Olive Oil is one of my FAVES. I love ginger tea, so combining a lil bit of ginger with my usual green smoothie recipe gives it that little kick you sometimes need in the mornings!

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1/3 english cucumber, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 handful fresh baby spinach
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh minced ginger, to taste
  • ice cubes, as needed
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender; purée on high speed until smooth. Add a few ice cubes and blend until it reaches your desired consistency.

Simple Green Smoothie for Weight Loss

Green Smoothie for Weight Loss

This is the first smoothie recipe I ever tried, I swear it was love at first.. taste? And the fact it's name was Green Smoothie for Weight Loss I kind of had to make it. A love affair was born!

After I started adding these puppies in each morning I found that I was feeling much fuller, my skin started glowing and my jeans started to get loose. This smoothie is super delicious and really quick to make. I usually have these for breakfast but sometimes I sneak them in as an afternoon snack. (If you want more green smoothie recipes for weight loss, check out my mini guide!)

Ingredients:
  • 1-2 bananas
  • 1/2 cup frozen peaches
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • a couple handfuls of spinach
  • water
Directions: Add about an inch of water, it'll give you that nice thick texture. Blend, pour and enjoy the weight loss!

The Monster Green Smoothie

Green Monster Smoothies


This Green Monster Smoothie from Pinch of Yum is absolutely delish! And adding the cottage cheese means it has a fantastic dose of protein in the drink which means it'll fill you up even more!

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups of spinach
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 2 tbs flaxseed meal
Directions: Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. There'll be green flecks throughout the drink and that's normal.

Skinny Girl 'Mardi Gra' Smoothie

Skinny Girl 'Mardi Gra' Green Smoothies

This Skinny Girl smoothie is actually an AWESOME beverage to have at a party. Every time I've made them my girlfriends slurp them up like they're shots, the only thing better than that is that they're suuuper healthy for you!

Ingredients (for the purple layer):

Directions: Add only a small amount of water (you want to mix to be thick) and then blend all the ingredients until super smooth. Add ice or put the mixture into the freezer while you make the second mix.

Ingredients (for the green layer):
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango or peaches
  • 1 handful spinach
  • NuNaturals stevia (optional, needed for sweetness)
  • just enough water to blend

Directions: Add only a small amount of water (you want to mix to be thick) and then blend all the ingredients until super smooth. Get the purple mix from the freezer and slowly pour the green layer on top. Wallah!

Green Smoothie Overload

Sneaky Green Smoothie Overload

These last 7 recipes are my FAAAAAAAVES and I actually got them from my favourite lifestyle blogger The Londoner. Pop the ingredients from these into a blender and mix away. Instant deliciousness.

Tropical Smash

Ingredients:
  • 1 papaya
  • 2-3 handfuls of chopped melon (any kind or a mix if you prefer)
  • 2 big handfuls of raw spinach
  • 1 handful ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • Juice of 1 lime
Sñeaky Colada

Ingredients:
  • 1 chopped frozen banana
  • 1/2 smallish pineapple
  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • 1 cup low fat coconut milk
Ginger Nut

Ingredients:
  • 1 handful frozen berries
  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • 1 banana
  • Splash of orange juice
  • 1/4 inch ginger-root
Romaine Holiday Smoothie

Ingredients:
  • 1 chopped frozen banana
  • 2 oranges peeled & quartered
  • 1/2 head romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups orange juice
Strawberry Fields Smoothie

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup of almond or soy milk
  • 1/2 cup of natural yogurt (soy if preferred)
  • 2-3 handfuls of strawberries
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • handful of ice
Berry Bounce Smoothie

Ingredients:
  • 2 - 3 handfuls of blueberries
  • 1 handful of chopped celery
  • 1 handful of peeled, chopped cucumber
  • 1 chopped frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
The Hula Smoothie

Ingredients:
  • 1 Handful of frozen tropical fruit
  • 1 banana
  • 1 handfull of grapes
  • 1 kiwi
  • splash of orange juice
  • 2 handfulls of spinach
  • Handful of ice

xo Elise

P.S - Want more? Check out my brand new e-book 'Green, Healthy & Yum: 50 Green Smoothies for Weight Loss' - you're gonna LOVE these recipes. Click here to find out more!

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