Give Your Health a Boost with Refreshing Green Smoothies!

By , June 1, 2011

Mmmmm, these green smoothies are a lush-tasting way to sneak more veggies into your diet — and the time is now, since it’s spring and salad greens are in season!

There are so many variations to this concept — please be creative and dream up your own! — but here’s how I make mine:

Green Smoothie

kefir (or yogurt thinned with water)

banana pieces (pretty much essential for adding some sweetness)

apple pieces, or any other fruit

spinach leaves and/or lettuce leaves and/orΒ cucumber slices (or two green smoothie frozen concentrate cubes!)

several fresh mint leaves or parsley sprigs

vanilla extract

ground flax seed

First, add kefir and your greens and mint leaves to the blender and blend thoroughly. Add everything else, blend thoroughly, and enjoy!

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3 Responses to “Give Your Health a Boost with Refreshing Green Smoothies!”

  1. Sasha says:

    Love this! Just wanted to mention the stellar book “Green for Life” by Victoria Boutenko. She goes into some of the science of why we should be eating greens, uses a group experiment to show what happens when we do, and includes a bunch of fab recipes.. just like yours πŸ˜‰
    “Green for Life” is available from most libraries and health food stores. Cheers!

  2. Lindsey says:

    Sasha — I just put in a Hold request for this book at the library! Can’t wait to read it — thanks for this recommendation!!
    Hope all’s well in your world. πŸ™‚
    Love,
    Lindsey

  3. Trish says:

    Wonderful stuff.x

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