Easy Go-To Green Smoothie

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This is one of my favorite go-to green smoothies. I love it because it can be created using simple ingredients you probably already have on hand. Nothing fancy, just simple, yummy, green deliciousness.

I also love this smoothie because there is a nice blend of sweetness to balance out the savory “green” flavor of the spinach, romaine, and celery, which makes it perfectly satisfying. The fiber in this smoothie also helps keep you full until lunch, and it makes a little extra for a quick snack on the run.

Try starting your morning out with this go-to smoothie if you want to feel light, energized, satisfied and ready to start your day!

All you need is the following ingredients, blender, and less than 5 minutes.  Enjoy!

Ingredients:

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  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups loose spinach (raw)
  • 1 small head romaine lettuce
  • 2 stalks of organic celery
  • 1 small-to-medium banana
  • 1 small apple (or pear)
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon

Directions:

Roughly chop the romaine and celery and place it in a high-speed blender with the spinach and water. Blend on high until smooth. Add chopped apple, banana, and lemon. Blend again until smooth. Pour into a big glass or mason jar and you are ready to go!

UPDATE: The Go-To Green Smoothie is Famous!!

I was recently asked onto WCAX to make Green Smoothies live on the air – so much fun! Catch the segment here (p.s. get ready to watch a little snippet of a Vermont small business, or rocking chair salesman or other fun ad before the segment – it’s worth the wait though I swear!)

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  • Am wondering about the nutritional list and the calories too. I am taking part in a MOVE program with the VA medical center in White River Junction, VT and we have to keep a log of what we eat. This sounds ultra low in calories and ultra high in good things. Do you have that available? Thanks so much.

    • Hey Ann! Thanks for checking out the go-to green smoothie! It’s definitely filled with lots of good stuff and a great low-calorie breakfast option! I do not create nutritional breakdowns of my recipes or track their calories, but I think you could find out the info you need rather quickly by entering the ingredients at http://www.caloriecount.com or another online resource. I did a quick check for you including the ingredients in the above recipe (not including the optional frozen mango) and it comes out to about 200 calories. This recipes makes 2 servings, so that 100 calories each. Something to keep in mind is that not all calories are created equal: 100 calories of high-fiber veggies and fresh fruits will have a dramatically different effect on your blood sugar, energy, and metabolism than 100 calories of a processed food. Congrats on committing to this program and finding healthy new recipes! Let me know how it goes! xoxo – Krissy

  • Krissy! I’m in the middle of a move and I’ve packed up most of my kitchen – but not my VitaMix! I’ll be trying out this smoothie very soon. Thanks for sharing your favorite recipe.