May 19, 2012

Green Smoothie Delight. ~ Anastasia Halldin

There is nothing better than a green smoothie after a yoga class or workout.

Green smoothies supply us with vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. When blended well, most of the cells in
green vegetables and fruits are broken, making the nutrients in green smoothies easy for the body to assimilate.

Green smoothies are in essence, nutritious food, as all the fiber is still present in them and not taken out as in green juices. Additionally, if you do not consume enough greens, smoothies can become an easy solution. Rich in chlorophyll, green smoothies oxygenate our blood, therefore preventing aging and disease.

Green smoothies are tasty and generally on the sweet side, as green vegetables do not dominate their flavor and fruits do.

All of the following recipes will turn out better if you have a high-speed blender. Each recipe yields about three cups.

Green Smoothie Recipes

Green Smoothie with Mango
1 mango
1 apple
2-3 kale leaves
1 cup arugula leaves
1 handful of ice

Blueberry Green Smoothie
1 handful of blueberries
1 medium cucumber
1 bunch of parsley
1 banana

Smoothie for when you are getting a cold
1 cup blueberries
1 ½ inch thick slice of ginger
1/2 unpeeled lemon
1/2 bunch parsley
1/2 -3/4 cup water

Salad in A Smoothie

1 tomato
2 small cucumbers
1 stalk of celery
1 carrot
1/4 bunch parsley
3 kale leaves
1/2 avocado
1 handful of ice
juice and zest of 1 lemon

Vitamin C Smoothie
1 handful of fresh cranberries
2 oranges
1 handful of blueberries
1 tbsp honey
1 handful of ice

Refreshingly Spicy Green Smoothie
1 cup arugula leaves
1 celery stick
2 kiwis
2 green apples

Photo: Justus Bluemer

Green Kiwi Smoothie
1 green apple
1 frozen banana
1 cucumber
2 celery sticks
3 kiwis
optional :water

Chocolate Mint Green Smoothie
2 frozen bananas
4 tbsp. cocoa powder
10 mint leaves
3 kale leaves
optional: water

Photo: Paul Joseph

Green Cayenne Smoothie
2 chard leaves
2 kale leaves
2 green apples
1 large cucumber
½ cup parsley, chopped
1 celery stick
½ cup of ice
pinch of cayenne pepper

Green Smoothie With Parsley
1/2 bunch parsley
1 cup of chopped and peeled melon
3 kale leaves
juice and zest of 1 lemon
½ cup ice

Green Smoothie With Pineapple
2 cups chopped and peeled pineapple
1 frozen banana
2 kale leaves
optional :water


Anastasia Halldin is a stay at home mom of an active toddler and baby-twins. She has a Ph. D. in holistic nutrition, is a yoga teacher and a former model. She speaks 4 languages and makes yummy healthy meals for the whole family in twenty minutes. More of her delicious recipes can be found on http://www.healthymamainfo.com.



Editor: Lorin Arnold

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