The dailygreenbar green smoothie recipe collection

Green smoothie recipes? I’ve been collecting recipes over the last week from all corners of the Internet to use in my planned workshop and handout and now have so many if I test them all I’ll be either drowning in green smoothies or I’ll be here a year later still testing! You know I don’t usually use any recipes because I think you get to a point if you’ve been doing this long enough you just know what works and what won’t when you start adding ingredients to your blender. The golden rule- some form of liquid blended with some green stuff and fruit to make it drinkable and add some extras.

When you start telling others about green smoothies the first thing they will always want is a recipe. Cookbooks are always best sellers and a must have written by whoever is the latest and greatest celeb chef. Despite saying just blend some greens with fruit and water and use more fruit than greens at the beginning there is always scepticism! In my first year of blending over 4 years ago I made the same recipe ( 2 cups baby spinach/1 cucumber/2 stalks celery/lemon juice/ lime juice/ piece of ginger/ 1 apple and 2 bananas/water) and then I read Green For Life and discovered all these different greens. Blending with abandon… which has also translated for me into other areas of food- make a dip, hummus, soup? Blend whatever veges you have in the fridge with some liquid, herbs garlic and nuts!

If you test any of these recipes give me your feedback (with what recipe you used) on the dailygreenbar group on Facebook You may find some unexpected combos that are tasty. I remember when I was in Bondi and found a bunch of sorrel in the organic shop in Gould St so I pulled out Victoria Boutenko’s Green Smoothie Revolution that I carried around with me back then just for this reason. Looked up sorrel and there was this delicious recipe Love Potion I made later with watermelon and nectarines/tangerines. (The recipe also said 10 organically grown red rose petals and 4 x 3 leaf clovers and 1 organic 4 leaf clover but couldn’t find any growing in Bondi or at the organic shop but I think this may have been a joke!)

Looking at some of these recipes I can tell mmm too watery too much banana not enough greens etc. Every recipe I’ve made I always think more lemon and more ginger and more greens and definitely chia to make it more filling. Yesterday I made a recipe from greensmoothiechallenge (cos/banana/water- included here) from their recipe section and I thought it needed more things like chia, celery, lemon and ginger…! Just remember to wash your greens well so you don’t blend any bugs or Soil du jour!

I’d use these recipes as a starter or a base then add what you think it needs. Have fun, experiment and discover new combos!

½ large lemon peeled 1 large orange peeled 1 large apple
2 cups or handfuls baby spinach 1 cup water

2 cups spinach 1 cup grapes ½ cup pineapple ½ banana
½ cup water 1 cup ice cubes

2 cups spinach 1 cup frozen banana 1 cup frozen pineapple 1 cup water

1 head of spinach 2 pears about 2 cups of water

Spinach/ Berry
3 big handfuls of baby spinach 1 cup raspberries 1 cup blueberries
1 apple or banana 2 cups of water

Spinach/ Mango/Coco
4 cups spinach 2 cups fresh or frozen mango 2 medium bananas
2 cups coconut water 1 cup ice cubes (optional if you use fresh mango) 1 tabs coconut oil

1 bunch spinach 4 apples 1whole lime with peel 1 banana 2 cups water

Spinach/Celery/Parsley 4 Fuji apples 2 medium lemons without peel 1 banana 1 bunch parsley1 cup spinach 1 stalk celery small piece ginger

1 cup spinach ½ inch ginger 1 lemon 1 cucumber 2 celery stalks
2 pears 1 cup water

2 cups spinach 1 frozen banana 1 cup frozen grapes 1 cup water
1 cup ice cubes

3-4 cucumbers 2-3 pears handful of fresh mint 2 cups of water

1 cup of water 1 banana 1 orange peeled 1 cup frozen blue berries
1 cup kale

Green Smoothie Girl Kale
2 cups water/fill blender up with kale plus handful parsley. Blend then add 1 large peeled grapefruit 1 mango frozen strawberries

6 kale leaves either curly or Lacinato/dinosaur kale 4 cups grapes 2 cups mango 2 cups ice

4 apples juice from 1½ lemons 4-5 leaves of kale water

1 head of dinosaur kale 2 small cartons of blueberries 2 bananas about 2 cups of water

4 ripe pears 4-5 leaves of kale ½ bunch of mint 2 cups water

1 banana or peach 1 apple 3-4 large kale leaves A few mint leaves
1 cup of water plus more to blend 4 ice cubes

Kale/Bosc pear/Raspberry
3 Bosc pears 1 handful of raspberries 4-5 leaves of kale water

Cos/Banana/Green Smoothie Challenge
1/2 bunch cos 3 bananas 2 cups water
I think this is too many bananas- needs some celery, greens and lemon to balance the flavour!

½ bunch cos 1cup strawberries 2 bananas 2 cups water

½ head cos 1 cup pineapple 1 large mango 2 cm fresh ginger

8 leaves cos 5 cups watermelon 1 cup water

6 to 8 leaves cos 1 cup red grapes 1 medium orange 1 banana 2 cups water

6 to 8 leaves cos 1?2 medium honeydew 2 cups water

3 big cos leaves 1 handful of sunflower sprouts 2 handfuls of baby spinach piece of aloe vera
6-7 big strawberries 1 handful of blueberries 1 cup of water

2 cups any greens 8-10 strawberries ( stems included) 1 mango peeled 1 apple 1 banana juice of 1 lemon 2 cups of water

2 bananas 1 cup chopped pawpaw (red or yellow) 1 peeled orange a big

2 Responses to “The dailygreenbar green smoothie recipe collection”

  1. Aritul says:

    Well, I’m game for trying just about anything with mango, so I think I will try the mango~kale smoothie.

    Those paintings of leaves and that picture with the two glasses of smoothies are just lovely.

    Thanks for sharing the recipes.

  2. Hi thanks yes give it a try. Mango does transform greens into a delicious green smoothie especially when your mango or banana is frozen. The paintings come from a mural in an alley in Canberra and the 2 glasses is my photo using Hipstamatic app on my iPhone-Kodot film gives everything a green tinge which is perfect!