A basic Green Smoothie recipe!

I don’t think I’ve posted this recipe before, and I’ve had a truck load of people wanting to dip their toes into the wonderful world of these murky looking smoothies!

Green smoothies are one of a few things that make me feel on top of the world, full of energy & song. I cannot recommend them highly enough! Don’t be fooled by their sour looking appearance, they are actually pretty sweet and taste just like a regular berry / fruit smoothie (minus the milk!).

So, without further interference from me, here is a super basic recipe for a green smoothie from which all other recipes of mine stem from!

♥ 1/2 x cup of apple juice
♥ 1 x cup of water
♥ 1-2 x cups of washed, fresh baby spinach (you don’t generally want to use regular spinach as the taste is bitter / stronger)
♥ 1 x decent sized banana or 2 x small bananas
♥ 1/2-1 x cup of frozen fruit (your choice: blueberries, mango, raspberries… they’re all good!)

Get all that whizzing around in your blender and soon you’ll be be a convert, I 99.9% guarantee it.

If you would like some extra tips for experts, check out this Vogue Forum Green Smoothies thread for inspiration galore!

Let me know if you decide to try a green smoothie, otherwise you can come round to my joint and I’ll whip you one up PERSONALLY! Probably not actually, but I have converted a fair few skeptics this way!

Be well,

Annette

xoxo

18 comments

  1. Holly Curtis says:

    Ohh great you posted it! I will have to try this out… I’m such a banana smoothie devotee! The green one sounds much healthier though!

  2. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Yes Holly, inspired by you!

    Banana smoothies are awesome, I’m a big fan of them as well πŸ™‚ Do try this one!

    You know what, as you are in New York at the moment, there would be heaps of places that do green smoothies so you should endeavour to check them out and let me know!!

    In fact…

    http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=green++smoothies&find_loc=New+York%2C+NY

    !!!

  3. Holly Curtis says:

    The apartment I’m staying in has a smoothie blender, and I have all the ingredients you listed above… I think this is going to be a part of breakfast in the morning! Thanks!

  4. April Rose says:

    I am ALWAYS sick. Im actually in bed right now trying to get up the strength to go to work.
    Im going to buy a blender tomorrow and make this smoothie. Hopefully one a day could cure me?
    Oh and yes we have spoken about Zoe before, and postal parties πŸ˜‰
    I changed my name for my blog just to keep some part of my life annon!

    April Rose
    xx

  5. Delicious! Love the lack of milk in these babies, and there’s something great about sucking down on a bright green headturning drink.

  6. Alicia says:

    These smoothies are absolutely delicious and so good for you! I love them πŸ™‚ thanks for the recipe lovely xx

  7. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    I’m glad you liked it alicia xox

  8. miss marian says:

    I never thought of adding apple juice in as well actually – apricot nectar/juice is lovely also.
    Those who don’t mind dairy should try it with coconut cream as below:
    http://alchemyandverve.blogspot.com/2011/02/banana-coconut-cream-dream.html
    Or substitute dairy for coconut water and milk!

    April Rose, you should try this recipe (or variation of) to help make you feel better:
    http://greenmonstermovement.com/?p=946

    =)

  9. Louise says:

    I just made a smoothie with pear, pineapple and spinach and it’s delicious! Pears ate pretty cheap right now so I’m trying to find the best pear combinations

  10. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Oooooh Louise! HI! Yum that sounds fantastic. I also looove your icon, the Daschund UN was my favourite thing of last year / year before πŸ™‚ SO good! xoxo

  11. christine white says:

    I have a great Recipe for a Green Smoothie

    1xPear
    1xGreen Apple
    1/2 Avacado
    Tble Spn of grated Ginger
    Two handfuls of Baby Spinach
    Two Cups of Filtered Water

    Cut all and Blend everything together and it makes a big glass for two days or drink all fresh in one day or share πŸ™‚
    I also added Garlic clove crushed, add what you like to help boost your Immune System xo

  12. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Hi Christine,

    Thank you so much for sharing your recipe!

    That sounds absolutely delicious, and I am going to make a point to try it, I’ll also post it in the Green July Facebook group! X


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