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I need green smoothie recipes

#1 Postby Cold Fission » Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:11 am

I need to eat vegetables.

What should i put in the blender?
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Re: I need green smoothie recipes

#2 Postby vege » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:39 am

my favorites:
5 peeled oranges and big bunch of swiss-chard, or collard, or spinach
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3 ... =fbx_album

or:
2 bananas, 200 ml water, and big bunch of swiss-chard, or collard, or spinach
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2 ... =fbx_album

PS: use just green and tender parts from green leafy vegetables :wink:

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Re: I need green smoothie recipes

#3 Postby Fallen_Horse » Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:47 pm

High water fruits and veggies will make a smoothie less dense, which I find is easier to handle. But for some veggies (celery, kale, etc.) you need a solid blender to pound through them. Spinach is one that blends easily.
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Re: I need green smoothie recipes

#4 Postby vegimator » Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:56 pm

I usually do:
one banana
two-three large collard leaves
1/2 cup berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or cherries)
one heaping scoop protein
tablespoon or two of flax
enough water to blend easily

Lately I've been adding about 1 T each of hemp butter and defatted peanut meal for more protein.

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Re: I need green smoothie recipes

#5 Postby Marcina » Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:14 pm

I don't measure anything bahaha

But I would say I put about a cup of spinach or kale, add 1 banana, 1/4 avacado, frozen blueberries (a handful) about 5 strawberries, and add some juice (I like a cranberry/blackberry blend) and a tbsp of hemp protein powder. This is a guesstimate

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Re: I need green smoothie recipes

#6 Postby Cold Fission » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:25 am

vege wrote:my favorites:
5 peeled oranges and big bunch of swiss-chard, or collard, or spinach
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3 ... =fbx_album

or:
2 bananas, 200 ml water, and big bunch of swiss-chard, or collard, or spinach
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2 ... =fbx_album

PS: use just green and tender parts from green leafy vegetables :wink:

Thanks everyone.These look awesome.
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Re: I need green smoothie recipes

#7 Postby Fallen_Horse » Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:46 am

vege wrote:my favorites:
5 peeled oranges and big bunch of swiss-chard, or collard, or spinach
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3 ... =fbx_album

or:
2 bananas, 200 ml water, and big bunch of swiss-chard, or collard, or spinach
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2 ... =fbx_album

PS: use just green and tender parts from green leafy vegetables :wink:

Awesome photos my man! I need to start taking some smoothie 'glamor shots' :D
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Re: I need green smoothie recipes

#8 Postby vege » Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:23 am

Fallen_Horse wrote:
vege wrote:my favorites:
5 peeled oranges and big bunch of swiss-chard, or collard, or spinach
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3 ... =fbx_album

or:
2 bananas, 200 ml water, and big bunch of swiss-chard, or collard, or spinach
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2 ... =fbx_album

PS: use just green and tender parts from green leafy vegetables :wink:

Awesome photos my man! I need to start taking some smoothie 'glamor shots' :D


Thank you Fallen_Horse! It's all done by a very old Sony digital camera (not professional).
I like my vegan meals presented in stylish fashion :D ! You wouldn't believe how many Balkan non-vegans I have talked into eating more grains, beans and vegetables with "glamour shots" :wink: of my food on my Facebook profile (translated from Serbian it's called "Healthy recipes" ). Now they want me to publish a cookbook :D :D :D Spreding the truth about veganism in a grilled-meat-eaters society :boxer:

BTW, I've just drank a DELICIOUS smoothie! 5 peaches, 200 g frozen berries, 300 g spinach, some water, 4 tsp chia seeds. I'm not doing any exercises today, so I decided to go back to low fat raw vegan for one day :D I'm always happy when eating like this: fruits and green veggies are my favorite! So much energy (maybe not in calories, but directly from "The Source" as I would describe it). And so light in stomach.

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Re: I need green smoothie recipes

#9 Postby lobsteriffic » Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:31 am

My favourite: spinach + protein + carob + banana + mixed berries + flax

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Re: I need green smoothie recipes

#10 Postby Fallen_Horse » Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:39 pm

A little necro here, but I have made a tasty smoothie!

1/2 c apple juice
1 c water
1 orange
50g (~1.8oz) spinach
3/4 c blueberries
1/2 banana
1/4 c almonds


You would think this is expensive, but the blueberries can be found frozen at a dollar store and the almonds can be bought by the pound or two pounds at Vitamin Cottage, King Soopers, etc. The apple juice is the only entry that I don't think is super healthy, but it helps to add a sweetener to smoothies, so I figure apple juice is the best of the 'bad'....


Anyway I don't think I have shared my 'usual' smoothie, so here it is!

1 banana
1.5 c blueberries
1/2 c orange juice
2 tb flaxseed
30g (~1oz) spinach

Nutrition: 450 cals, 68c,19f,7p
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Re: I need green smoothie recipes

#11 Postby Veglicious » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:57 am

I will often do: one banana, half an orange + big handful of greens (I prefer kale but will also do spinach and chard) + water. Sometimes I add vega smoothie infusion. Mango is nice instead of the orange too.
I will also add berries but usually keep them to a minimum because they can turn your smoothie muddy.

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Re: I need green smoothie recipes

#12 Postby Wermwood » Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:39 pm

The basic green smoothie recipe is as follows:
1 part water
1 part greens
1 part fruit

So it's really easy to experiment with what you have around the house until you've found recipes you like (warning: I've also made some nasty stuff this way). Romaine lettuce and spinach blend very well with spinach making everything thicker and romaine making it thinner, apples tend to make the smoothie foamy, and unless you have a really good blender (like a vitamix) everything should be at least roughly chopped, cored, and seeds ground up. I like freezing some bananas over the summer because they make the smoothies colder and even "smoothie-er". Collards and kale tend to be stringy (again, unless you have a killer blender) and are slightly more bitter than other greens so a little more fruit may be needed. As far as my experience serves, things like flax, protein powder, and vitimins can be added or subtracted as wanted. Here are some I like:

2 cups water
1 banana
1/2 inch or so fresh ginger
1/2-1 bosc pear
whatever amount of spinach

2 cups water
1 apple
1 banana
1/2 piece of ginger
Romaine or spinach

2 cups water
1 banana
1 cup blueberries (I prefer fresh)
spinach

Yeah, I like green smoothies.
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