Annie’s Chamorro Kitchen: Green Smoothie Recipes

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Annie’s Chamorro Kitchen: Green Smoothie Recipes

by: Army Lt. Col. (Ret.) Annette Merfalen | .
Stripes Guam | .
published: April 24, 2017

Green smoothies are not only nutritious but delicious as well.  Don’t let the color fool you — these can easily turn into purple, orange, pink, or red smoothies as well, depending on the ingredients you add.

Are you turned off by the thought of adding vegetables to your smoothie?  Well, don’t be!  Read my post here about making these nutrition-packed drinks more palatable.

These recipes are very adaptable to the fruits and vegetables you have in season.  Just use your favorite ones and you’ll be good to go.

Leave me a comment below to let me know which of the following recipes are your favorites, or whether you’ve modified them and how they turned out.  I’d love to hear all about it!

All the recipes below are from SimpleGreenSmoothies.com.  My personal addition to each recipe would be to add 2 scoops of protein powder.

Blending directions:
1. Use at least one frozen fruit to chill your smoothie.
2. Blend leafy greens and liquid together first (this helps avoid leafy chunks).
3. Once it’s nice and creamy, add remaining ingredients and blend again.
• Each recipe below makes 2 servings.

Berry Cherry Jubilee
2 cups fresh spinach
2 cups water
1 cup pitted cherries
1 cup mixed berries
1 banana
Berry Cherry Jubilee Smoothie

Cilantro Limeade
1 1/2 cups fresh spinach
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
2 cups water
1 lime, peeled
1 banana
1 inch fresh ginger
Cilantro Limeade Smoothie

Citrus Crush
2 cups fresh spinach
1 cup fresh orange juice
1 cup water
1 cup pineapple
1 banana
1 cup grapes

Kiwi Tango
2 cups fresh kale, stems removed
2 cups coconut milk, unsweetened
2 kiwis
2 cups strawberries
1 banana

Ginger-licious
2 cups fresh spinach
2 cups almond milk, unsweetened
2 bananas
½ inch piece fresh ginger, peeled
2 apples

Sweet Jubilee
2 cups fresh kale, stems removed
2 cups almond milk, unsweetened
2 cups grapes
1 apple
1 orange, peeled

Tropical Breeze
2 cups fresh spinach
2 cups coconut milk, unsweetened
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
2 cups pineapple
1 banana

Banana C Monster
2 cups fresh spinach
1 cup fresh orange juice
1 cup water
2 bananas
1 orange, peeled
1 cup strawberries

Popeye’s Fruit Punch
2 cups fresh spinach
1 cup fresh orange juice
1 cup water
2 cups grapes
1 apple
1 cup strawberries
 
Purple Power
2 cups fresh kale, stems removed
1 cup apple juice, unsweetened
1 cup water
2 cups blueberries
2 bananas

Dino-Machine
2 cups fresh kale, stems removed
1 cup fresh orange juice
1 cup water
1 banana
1 cup pineapple
1 cup strawberries
 
Chunky Monkey
2 cups fresh spinach
2 cups almond milk, unsweetened
2 bananas
1 pear
2 tablespoons almond butter
2 tablespoons cacao powder
 
Almond Joy
2 cups fresh kale
2 cups almond milk
1 banana
2 pears, ripe
2 tablespoons coconut flakes
2 tablespoons cacao powder
 
Gorilla Punch
2 cups fresh kale
2 cups almond milk, unsweetened
2 bananas
1 apple
2 tablespoons cacao
2 tablespoons almond butter
 
Banana Berry Blast
2 cups fresh spinach
2 cups almond milk, unsweetened
1 cup blueberries
1 cup raspberries
2 bananas
 
Quick Pick Me Up
2 cups fresh spinach
2 cups water
½ cup grapefruit
2 oranges
1 cup pineapple
½ avocado
 
Morning Sunshine
2 cups fresh kale
1 cup orange juice
1 cup water
1 banana
1 orange
1 cup pineapple
2 tablespoons chia seeds
 
Shauna’s Sangria
2 cups fresh spinach
1 cup fresh orange juice
1 cup water
1 pear
1 apple
1 cup strawberries
½ cup grapes

Creamy Sunrise
2 cups fresh spinach
1 cup water
3 oranges, peeled
1 banana, frozen
½ avocado
1 teaspoon cinnamon
 
Jen’s Coconut Twister
2 cups fresh spinach
1 cup coconut water
2 oranges, peeled
1 cup pineapple, frozen
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons chia seeds
 
Coconut Dream
2 cups fresh kale, stems removed
2 cups coconut milk, unsweetened
1 cup mango
1 cup pineapple
1 banana
2 tablespoons coconut flakes, unsweetened
 
Peachy Cobbler
2 cups fresh spinach
2 cups almond milk, unsweetened
2 cups peaches
1 apple
1 banana
 
Dreamsicle
2 cups fresh spinach
1 cup fresh orange juice
1 cup water
2 oranges, peeled
2 bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
 
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
2 cups fresh kale, stems
removed
2 cups almond milk, unsweetened
2 cups strawberries
2 bananas
3 tablespoons cacao powder
 
Pink Flamingo
2 cups fresh spinach
2 cups almond milk, unsweetened
1 cup strawberries
2 cups mango
 
Emerald Green Smoothie
2 cups spinach, fresh
1⁄4 cup mint
1 cup water
2 cups green grapes
1 cucumber
2 tablespoons chia seeds
 
Kiwi Berry Punch Green Smoothie
 2 cups spinach, fresh
2 cups water
1 cup blueberries
1 cup mixed berries
1 banana
1 kiwi
1/2 avocado
 
Coco-Banana Green Smoothie
2 cups kale, fresh
1 cup coconut water
1 orange, peeled
1 green apple
1/2 banana
1/4 cup coconut flakes, unsweetened
 
Southern Swiss
1 cup swiss chard, fresh
2 cups kale, fresh
2 cups water
1 cup strawberries
1 peach
2 tablespoons coconut oil
 
California Dreamin’
3 cups spinach, fresh
2 cups coconut water, unsweetened
2 granny smith apples
½ avocado
2 tablespoons almond butter
 
U-Pick Me Up
2 cups spinach, fresh
1 cup collard greens, fresh
2 cups green tea (brewed and chilled)
1 cup raspberries
1 cup blueberries
 
Razzy Granny
1 ½ cups spinach, fresh
1 ½ cups kale, fresh
2 cups coconut water, unsweetened
1 cup raspberries
1 granny smith apple
 
Tree Fruit
3 cups kale, fresh
2 cups water
1 peach
1 pear
2 tablespoons coconut oil
 
Peaches ‘n Cream Popsicle
(this one is frozen into a popsicle)
1 ½ cups spinach, fresh
¼ cup coconut milk, unsweetened
½ cup banana, frozen
2 cups peaches, frozen
TIP: Don’t have popsicle molds? You can use an ice cube tray with toothpicks, or small cups with popsicle sticks!
 
Pumpkin Spice
2 cups spinach, fresh
2 cups almond milk, unsweetend
1 cup plain canned pumpkin, unsweetened (or fresh pumpkin)
1 banana, frozen
1 cup mango
1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
 
Pear-Mango Tango
2 cups kale, fresh
2 cups coconut milk, unsweetend
2 pears
1 cup mango, frozen
2 tablespoons chia seeds (soaked overnight)
 
Sweet Tang
2 cups kale, fresh
2 cups fresh orange juice (about 6-8 oranges)
2 cups blueberries, frozen
3 kiwis, frozen
3 tablespoons chia seeds (soaked overnight)
*You can juice your oranges and add as your liquid base, or you can also blend your oranges first and then add your kale. If it’s too thick, add a little bit of water.
 
Cream Machine Bowl
2 cups spinach, fresh
1 cup water
½ avocado
½ cup frozen mango, frozen
½ cup frozen banana, frozen
Serve in a bowl with fresh berries. You will need a spoon for this bowl of green smoothie thickness!
 
Orange Jewels
2 cups spinach, fresh
1 ½ cups almond milk, unsweetened
1 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 banana
2 oranges, peeled
1 cup pineapple
2 teaspoons spirulina, optional
 
Fallin’ for Apples
2 cups spinach, fresh
1 ½ cups almond milk, unsweetened
2 apples
1 pear
1 banana
2 teaspoons probiotics, optional
 
Great Ginger Zinger
2 cups kale, fresh
1 ½ cups water
½ inch piece ginger, peeled
2 oranges
2 pears
½ avocado
 
Berry Cold Fighter
2 cups kale, fresh
2 cups water
1 banana
1 cup pineapple
2 cups mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries and raspberries)
2 teaspoons elderberry extract, optional
 
Basil Orange Blast
2 cups spinach, fresh
2 cups almond milk, unsweetened
¼ cup basil
2 oranges
1 pear
1 cup grapes

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