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Green Goddess Smoothie

Green Goddess Smoothie

When it comes to making a smoothie of any kind, I always integrate what I have the most of in my refridgerator. It's more often than not that I have plently of various greens such as kale, spinach, swiss chard, and romaine lettuce. I create my smoothies mostly out of what I have on hand at the moment, and that's exactly how the Green Goddess smoothie came about. It's not exactly GREEN in colour like most of my smoothies, but it definitely makes one feel like a *healthy goddess* while slurping it down.

In no particular order the ingredients are as follows:

1 cup of swiss chard (de-stemmed)

1/2 a teaspoon of cacao powder

1/2 a teaspoon of wheat grass powder

1 cup of ice

8oz of water

1 1/2 bananas

3 to 4 strawberries

3 dates

a capful of vanilla extract

and last but not least, a tiny splash of almond milk OR rice milk.

It's best if you use a powerful blendor such as a Vitamix because it really blends the ingredients through and through and makes for a very smooth experience, if you know what I mean. Once it's nice and blended just pour your smoothie into a lovely mason jar and voilà! You have yourself a Green Goddess in your hands :) I hope you enjoy this smoothie just as much as I have! If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below. X


Green Goddess Smoothie

As a vegan of over 20 years and momma to 2, I’m often asked about my go-to breakfast meal ideas. I like to keep it simple, with a Green Smoothie every morning, for the whole family. This gets us going on the right foot, with the all of nutritional boosts and benefits to start off our day!

I like to keep our green smoothies with a well-rounded variation of healthy fats, greens, protein, carbs, and added superfoods. I pack it all in my Oster Pro Blender with Texture Select Settings and 2 Blend-N-Go Cups , which has the perfect “Smoothie” setting to keep it easy and worry free every morning. What I love about the Oster Pro Blender with Texture Select Settings and 2 Blend-N-Go Cups, is it has the option to blend at a specific texture, and also a specific setting! Perfect for creamy smooth smoothie guaranteed every morning!

Oster ® Kitchen has expanded its legacy in blenders with the Oster Pro Blender with Texture Select Settings. This new blender gives you more control in the kitchen by allowing you to choose the texture of your smoothies, sauces, salsas, soups and more! I love changing the texture setting and using this in place of a food processor.

The Blend-N-Go Cup feature on the Oster Pro Blender with Texture Select Settings, is perfect for when I make my husband’s smoothie before he goes off to work and the kids aren’t up for their breakfast smoothie yet. I can make it just for him in his Blend-N-Go Cup and just place the to-go lid on and it’s ready for him to take out the door!

The Blend-N-Go Cup is also perfect when we’re all craving different smoothie ingredients, and I can make single servings for whoever wants something different. Or my personal favorite use, to make sauces, dressings, or salsa in smaller and easier batches.

Now onto the recipe that I hope you will try for your breakfast or any time of day, you can customize with your preferred fresh fruit/frozen fruit or added superfood supplements.

Green Goodness Smoothie

1 ½ cups Almond Milk (or nut milk of choice)

½ cup Full-Fat Coconut Milk (place in fridge over night for thicker consistency)

1 ½-2 cups Powergreens mix (Baby Spinach, Baby Kale, Swiss Chard)

1 ½ cups Frozen Fruit (I used a mix of Peaches, Mango, Pineapple, & Strawberries)

1. Place all ingredients in blenders in order of: liquids first, then greens, fresh fruit, frozen fruit, and finally seeds and powers.

2. Blend together on “Smoothie” setting of Oster Pro Blender with Texture Select Settings.

3. Enjoy the Green Goodness and nutritional benefits. Cheers to health!

This delicious smoothie recipe has been sponsored by my new favorite kitchen appliance: Oster® and their new Oster Pro Blender with Texture Select Settings, which can be found at Amazon.com on sale now from 11/22-11/29 for $74.99! bit.ly/2QFkLmI

What’s your favorite type of smoothie? Share with us in the comments below!


Green Goddess

2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice, but calorie needs vary. Nutritional information available at all participating locations. Nutritional information available in-store.

Amount per Serving% Daily Value
Calories 230 (Calories from Fat 10)
Total Fat 1g2%
Sat Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 50mg2%
Total Carb 51g17%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 40g
Protein 2g

2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice, but calorie needs vary. Nutritional information available at all participating locations. Nutritional information available in-store.


Green Goddess Smoothie

NutriBullet is the perfect size for individual smoothies. After blending, I switch the blade for the portable top, and I am ready to leave for work.

Furthermore, Costco carries a variety of frozen organic fruit perfect for smoothies. Additionally, my favorite frozen foods are organic mango, pineapple, and Antioxidant Berry Blend.

For the green goddess smoothie recipe, you need some Organic Power Greens (or any greens you prefer), a banana, frozen mango, frozen pineapple, and a big chunk of fresh ginger.

Simply add water, and you are in business without any sugar or maple syrup. Similarly, the fruit is a natural sweetener, and the ginger provides a wonderful tangy complement to the fruit.


Combine everything in a blender and process until very smooth, about 2 minutes.

If you use both frozen mango and banana, you may need more almond milk to get the mixture going.

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The Hands-Down Greatest Breakfast Smoothie

Sure, there's green juice, but even better is this green goddess smoothie&mdashand no, it doesn't hurt that it's served in a mason jar. "Smoothies can be so much more than just the standard one-part-greens, one-part-fruit, one-part-liquid cocktail," says recipe author and Bubby and Bean blogger Melissa Baswell Williams. "This smoothie is slightly sweet but focuses more on greens than fruit. Depending on how much pineapple you add&mdashless pineapple equals less sweet&mdashit's also somewhat savory and makes for a good meal."

1-2 handfuls organic kale
2 handfuls organic spinach
¼ cup frozen organic pineapple
¼-½ cup frozen organic mangoes
A few chunks of avocado
2-3 Tbsp organic chia seeds
½ cup coconut water
Organic granola, for topping

Blend all ingredients except granola for 30 to 60 seconds. Top with granola and sip or eat with a spoon.

Recipe developed by Melissa Baswell Williams and originally posted on Bubby and Bean, a blog dedicated to living a creative lifestyle.


Green Goddess Smoothie

What's great about it

This delicious smoothie is a prebiotic powerhouse that will keep your good gut bacteria smiling! I make this nourishing LOW FODMAP smoothie most weeks as it helps cleanse my digestive system and just makes me feel awesome! Green superfoods such as kale and spinach help to increase alkalinity and detoxification in your body that can promote healing. They are also rich in vitamins A, C and K and folic acid, as well as calcium, potassium, copper and iron. These nutrients are necessary for healthy bones, skin and eyes.

Ingredients

2 kiwi fruits, chopped without the skin

1 teaspoon Everyday Greens or handful baby spinach

Method

Combine all the ingredients into a high performance blender.

Blend until smooth. Add more water if needed for a thinner consistency.

Pour into a large glass and enjoy.

Notes and Inspiration

This makes 2 glasses of green goodness that will nourish your body with vitality. It makes the perfect cleansing breakfast or afternoon pick me up. This is very portable too! just pour into glass jars - seal and place into the fridge for 1 - 2 days until required.


What You’ll Need:

Frozen Banana: I definitely recommend freezing the banana. I think frozen bananas taste like ice cream when blended in a smoothie and are so delicious!

Frozen Pineapple: You will need frozen pineapple chunks for this recipe.

Fresh Spinach: I prefer using fresh spinach for this smoothie rather than frozen. I found that frozen spinach makes it too icy and not as flavorful.

Almond Butter: I like to use a plain almond butter with no added sugar or oil.

Wheatgrass: I use a scoop of wheatgrass in this recipe. Skip the wheatgrass if you need to be gluten-free.

Cinnamon: Add cinnamon to taste for some added flavor.

Coconut Water or Almond Milk: You can use either coconut water or unsweetened almond milk in this recipe. Coconut water makes it taste more refreshing and sweet. Almond milk makes it taste creamier.


Green Goddess Smoothie

This Green Goddess Smoothie is packed with dense nutrition to give your energy a boost at any time of the day.

Servings: 1 Preparation: 2 mins

  • 1/2 medium frozen banana.
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves or kale, stalks removed, torn.
  • 1/2 cup chopped cos lettuce, or whatever greens you have.
  • 1/2 teaspoon greens powder, optional.
  • 1/4 cup frozen berries (any type).
  • 1 small handful mint leaves, torn.
  • 1 1/2 cup coconut water.
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds.
  • 1/4 cup ice cubes.
  • 1/2 lime, juiced.

1. Throw all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Add more coconut water if it is still a little thick.

This Green Goddess Smoothie is packed with dense nutrition to give your energy a boost at any time of the day.


Green Goddess Smoothie

NutriBullet is the perfect size for individual smoothies. After blending, I switch the blade for the portable top, and I am ready to leave for work.

Furthermore, Costco carries a variety of frozen organic fruit perfect for smoothies. Additionally, my favorite frozen foods are organic mango, pineapple, and Antioxidant Berry Blend.

For the green goddess smoothie recipe, you need some Organic Power Greens (or any greens you prefer), a banana, frozen mango, frozen pineapple, and a big chunk of fresh ginger.

Simply add water, and you are in business without any sugar or maple syrup. Similarly, the fruit is a natural sweetener, and the ginger provides a wonderful tangy complement to the fruit.