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Green Smoothie Recipe

What exactly is a green smoothie? It's a fruit smoothie that includes a big serving of dark green leafy vegetables.

Green smoothies are an excellent breakfast choice for many, as they provide healthy carbohydrates, along with an abundance of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and chlorophyll. Green smothies are also an excellent source of fiber.

When making green smoothies, it is best to use slightly more vegetables than fruits. In general, we strive to make our green smothies 60 percent greens and 40 percent fruits.

Our favourite greens to use in green smoothies are romaine lettuce, kale, spinach, and Swiss chard.

Our favourite fruits to use in green smothies are bananas, pears, apples, blueberries, mangos, papayas, and pineapples.

If you don't have any problems digesting fruits and vegetables, you can mix and match any combination of the vegetables and fruits listed above. If you have a sensitive digestive tract, it is best to combine only one vegetable and one fruit at a time.


Not only are green smoothies really good for your health, they are extremely simple to make.

Put green vegetables and fruits into a good blender and add just enough water to allow the blender to bring vegetables and fruits together into a smoothie-like consistency.

For extra antioxidant power, we like to add 1-2 teaspoons of acerola cherry powder and 1-2 teaspoons of a super green food powder to our green smoothies.

Enjoy the health benefits of green smoothies.

Please note: Green smoothies are suitable for the Full Body Cleanse program.


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Green smoothies are wonderful, I drink one every single day, usually when I get home from class in the afternoon. I buy fruits and leafy greens in large amounts, chop them into small pieces, and keep them in the freezer. This way it takes me just 2-3 minutes to prepare a huge green smoothies. I always keep kale, turnip greens, spinach, and parsley on hand as well as bananas, peaches, pineapple, grapes, oranges/lemons, and different berries. I also put a heaping tablespoon of DBK's Greens into every smoothie.

While blended greens may sound unappetizing, their flavor is really covered up by all the fruits - it just tastes like a more mellow fruit smoothie.

Thanks for the tip on prechopping the veggies and putting them in the freezer. I just purchased a refrigerator full and will do that this week! I've just started the blending but last week I definitely felt much better!!!