Best Green Smoothie Recipes 2017


Why are green smoothies all the rage? Because they have life changing benefits! Fruits and veggies are naturally endowed with most of the nutrients that we need to stay healthy and to survive. The concept of drinking the magical elixir of fruits and veggies for good health and healing has been around since the beginning of time but it’s only in the recent past that juices and smoothies gained popularity in the western world. Smoothies are the perfect way to meet or even exceed the recommended daily allowance of fruits and veggies. They are easy, fast, packed with nutrients and taste delicious – you just can’t go wrong. The amazing thing about smoothies is that they are very versatile with as many different purposes for concocting them as there are different ingredients to use in them. The possibilities are endless! We are going to focus on smoothies for the most common problems people need solved: 

  • Weight loss
  • Detox
  • Clear/ glowing skin
  • Anti-aging
  • Better sleep
  • Energy
  • Better digestion

For most people, just the thought of eating a whole assortment of fruits and veggies sounds like a lot of work. But, not when you throw everything in your blender and serve it in a tall and delicious looking glass!

There’s no denying that most smoothie ingredients are some of the best foods you can nourish your body with. Our seven smoothies are meant to provide you with tailored benefits that will literally transform your life.

Feel free to get a little adventurous and add some of your favorite ingredients to the recipes and put your signature to it.

Enjoy!

  1. Endowed  with omega-3s and beta-carotene from the flax seed and carrots and healthy vitamins led by vitamin A and a great dose of dietary fiber, this green smoothie is the ultimate way to kick start your weight loss efforts. Drink a tall glass of our weight loss smoothie first thing in the morning to boost your metabolism.

    Yield: 5 Servings / Total Time: 5 Minutes / Prep Time: 5 Minutes

    Ingredients

    • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
    • ¼ cup grapefruit
    • ¼ cup orange
    • ¼ cup pineapple  
    • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
    • ⅔ cup unsweetened almond milk
    • 2 cup baby spinach
    • ¼ head celery
    • 1 cup chopped mint
    • 3 carrots
    • 2 apples

    Directions

    In a blender, combine all the ingredients and blend until very smooth. Serve over ice.

    Nutritional Info Per Serving:

    Calories: 175; Total Fat: 8.6 g; Carbs: 24.8 g; Dietary Fiber: 6.2 g; Sugars: 15.8 g; Protein: 2.9 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 65 mg


  2. This yummy smoothie for clear skin is bursting with healthy fats, antioxidants and the perfect mix of vitamins from avocado, kiwi, coconut oil and spirulina. The cucumber and coconut water hydrate your skin giving it a beautiful and clear glow. The veggies offer skin cleansing benefits that leave your skin looking and feeling fresh, smooth and glowing.

    Yield: 3 Servings / Total Time: 5 Minutes / Prep Time: 5 Minutes

    Ingredients

    • ½ avocado
    • 2 kiwifruit
    • 1 tablespoon extra virgin coconut oil
    • 1 cup unsweetened coconut water
    • 1 small cucumber
    • 1 organic carrot
    • 1 cup chopped parsley
    • 1 teaspoon spirulina powder
    • 1 tablespoon fresh ground flaxseed
    • 2 tablespoons hemp
    • Stevia, optional

    Directions

    In a blender, combine all the ingredients and blend until very smooth. Enjoy!

    Nutritional Info Per Serving:

    Calories: 367; Total Fat: 31.4 g; Carbs: 22.5 g; Dietary Fiber: 7.8 g; Sugars: 10.3 g; Protein: 5.3 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 52 mg

  3. This smoothie is a fresh fruity and veggie way to clean up your entire system and give you a fresh start. The strawberries deliver vitamin A and the pineapple does everything from actually stopping cancer to cleaning your gut. Add in the antioxidants and vitamins from the apple along with the chlorophyll and other goodies from the cucumber and other veggies, and you are nutritionally ready to jumpstart your detox and cleanse your system.

    Yield: 4 Servings / Total Time: 5 Minutes / Prep Time: 5 Minutes

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup baby spinach
    • 1 cucumber, chopped
    • 2 celery stalks, chopped
    • 1 cup raw coconut water
    • 1/2 small avocado, pitted, peeled
    • 1 green apple,  cored, diced
    • 1 beet, peeled and diced
    • 1 cup frozen pineapple
    • 1 cup frozen strawberries
    • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
    • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

    Directions

    In a blender, combine all the ingredients and blend until very smooth. Enjoy!

    Nutritional Info Per Serving:

    Calories: 279; Total Fat: 19.6 g; Carbs: 28 g; Dietary Fiber: 7.1 g; Sugars: 17.8 g; Protein: 3.5 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 46 mg

  4. This delicious green smoothie delivers a berrylicious blast of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that get rid of wrinkle inducing free radicals and the omega-3s from the Brazil nuts and flax seeds plump up your skin giving it a youthful luster. The kale cuts the sweetness, but the flavors of the berries and orange juice really shine through.

    Yield: 4 Servings / Total Time: 5 Minutes / Prep Time: 5 Minutes

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups frozen blueberries
    • 2 cups chopped kale
    • 1½ cups cold coconut water
    • ½ cup fresh orange juice
    • 2 Brazil nuts
    • 1 tablespoon flax seeds

    Directions

    In a blender, combine all the ingredients and blend until very smooth. Enjoy!

    Nutritional Info Per Serving:

    Calories: 354; Total Fat: 29 g; Carbs: 23.9 g; Dietary Fiber: 5.5 g; Sugars: 13.1 g; Protein: 5.6 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 30 mg

  5. Say goodbye to nights of insomnia and hello to sweet dreams with this tasty blend of fruits, veggies, oats, honey and a bit of spice that deliver the perfect mix of minerals, such as magnesium, which is nature’s own sedative that helps to induce and regulate sleep.

    Yield: 4 Servings / Total Time: 5 Minutes / Prep Time: 5 Minutes

    Ingredients

    • ½ cup coconut milk
    • 1 tablespoon almond butter
    • 1 tablespoon raw honey
    • 2 cups kale
    • ½ cup uncooked oats
    • 1 frozen banana
    • 1 kiwi
    • 1 cup cherries
    • 1 teaspoon nutmeg

    Directions

    In a blender, combine all the ingredients and blend until very smooth. Enjoy!

    Nutritional Info Per Serving:

    Calories: 271; Total Fat: 10.5 g; Carbs: 42.9 g; Dietary Fiber: 4.4 g; Sugars: 11.1 g; Protein: 4.7 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 31 mg

  6. This pectin-rich digestive smoothie combines the nutritional power of immune boosting and digestion friendly foods such as kefir, pineapple, chamomile, apple, avocado and honey. With anti-inflammatory and gut soothing benefits, this is the perfect smoothie for boosting your digestive function or when you are feeling a little out of sorts.

    Yield: 3 Servings / Total Time: 5 Minutes / Prep Time: 5 Minutes

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt or kefir
    • 1 avocado, sliced
    • 3/4 cup diced fresh pineapple
    • 1 organic apple, diced
    • 1/2 cup chamomile tea
    • 1 teaspoon raw honey

    Directions

    In a blender, combine all the ingredients and blend until very smooth. Enjoy!

    Nutritional Info Per Serving:

    Calories: 260; Total Fat: 14.8 g; Carbs: 26.4 g; Dietary Fiber: 6.9 g; Sugars: 17.1 g; Protein: 9.3 g; Cholesterol: 4 mg; Sodium: 30 mg

  7. Packed with healthy fats from the avocado  and an army of antioxidants led by vitamin A, this smoothie has everything you need to power you through the day , and its rich, smooth flavor will remind you of fall. Blend it with crushed ice for a refreshing, treat on a hot summer day or stick to the coconut milk and Greek yogurt for an energizing winter pick-me-up.

    Yield: 4 Servings / Total Time: 5 Minutes / Prep Time: 5 Minutes

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup Greek yogurt
    • 1/2 avocado
    • 1 cup chopped kale
    • 1/2 apple
    • 1 cup baby spinach
    • 1 cup coconut milk
    • 4-5 fresh mint leaves

    Directions

    In a blender, combine all the ingredients and blend until very smooth. Enjoy!

    Nutritional Info Per Serving:

    Calories: 257; Total Fat: 20.4 g; Carbs: 13.6 g; Dietary Fiber: 4.1 g; Sugars: 7.4 g; Protein: 8.3 g; Cholesterol: 3 mg; Sodium: 43 mg

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