This Green Smoothie Does NOT Taste Like Grass

Green Smoothie Recipe

March 21, 2011   40 Comments

Snack Girl has had MANY readers tell her to try "green" smoothies. Well, before last Tuesday, I had one word for them - YUCK!

Yes, I had been open to green smoothies and then I tasted them. I felt like a cow chewing her cud (and I already feel like a cow for other reasons).

But, Stacie, changed my mind with this comment on the Beauty Diet:

I drink a green smoothie (fruit plus some kind of greens) every day for breakfast, with a couple tablespoons of ground flax. Not only does this allow me to start the day with about 4 servings of fruits and veggies, I notice such a huge difference in my skin and nails when I follow this routine.

When I fell off drinking smoothies, my forehead broke out and my skin looked dull - but after a week of drinking them, the acne cleared up, my skin is really glowing, and the weirdest thing is that the whites of my eyes are whiter! Try it - I virtually guarantee you'll see a difference!

Wow! That seems like a lot for a smoothie to do, so I e-mailed Stacie for her recipe. I was concerned about whether my blender was up to snuff, because she used a "VitaMix" blender.

So, I used a conventional blender, and I skipped the flax seed and I made her smoothie and handed it to my lab rat (AKA husband) who pronounced it delicious!

I had to agree. I didn't notice the kale and I wasn't missing yogurt, honey, or anything else. It tasted fresh, healthy, and I wanted MORE!!!

My husband added some maple syrup because he wanted more sweetness. That is the great thing about making your own smoothies - they are totally customizable.

Try this on your kids and watch them slurp down the most nutritious green vegetable on the planet. They will get 207% of their daily value of Vitamin A, 10% of their DV of Iron, 12% of their DV of Calcium, etc.

Got any green smoothie recipes? Please share.

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Green Smoothie Recipe

(1 serving)

1 cup frozen mixed berries
1 cup kale
1/2 banana
1 cup water

Tear kale leaves off of stems and tear into small shapes. Put berries, kale, 1/2 banana, and water into a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

166 calories, 0.7 g fat, 0.0 g saturated fat, 37.5 g carbohydrates, 17.2 g sugar, 3.6 g protein, 7.5 g fiber, 37 mg sodium, 7 SmartPts

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes

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