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Two Smoothies: Green & Chocolate Banana

12 Jul

Green Kale Smoothie:

The trick to green smoothies is having the right proportion of greens to fruits so that it doesn’t taste like liquid grass.  I went through a lot of bad trials and errors before finding a good recipe, but this one is super yummy.

1 frozen banana (I usually unpeel it, slice it and freeze the slides on a cutting board with parchment paper)
5-6 frozen grapes (I used green)
1/2 a kiwi
LARGE handful of chopped, washed kale
a little water
chia seeds 

Add all to a blender and mix really well.

Makes one large serving.

Chocolate Banana Smoothie:

 1 large banana, frozen
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 cup almond milk, original
1 Tbsp each of chia seeds & flax seeds
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Mix in a blender, makes 1 large serving.


Emily’s Green Smoothie

22 Jun

I’ve been trying to find a good green smoothie recipe for a while.  Previously my smoothies have been either too bland, too chunky, or contained not enough greens.

This morning I experimented with some ingredients and I think I’ve created my perfect green smoothie recipe.

Emily's Green Smoothie

I really enjoy how green it looks, and I think that the kiwi is key to achieving that color.


~1 cup unsweetened original almond milk
4 chunks of frozen mango
1 kiwi
1 banana
2 Tbsp ground flax meal
1 Tbsp softened or melted coconut oil
one and a half handfuls of organic baby spinach

Take the mangoes out of the freezer to let thaw.

Peel and slice the banana, and place on a cutting board.  Do the same with the kiwi and place the cutting board in the freezer.

Take a shower, do some dishes, or  just wait for 10 minutes.

Then, take the banana and kiwi out of the freezer and place all ingredients in the blender.

That’s it!


I’d like to experiment with other ingredients, such as varying the types of fruit or greens in the smoothie (maybe to include celery?).  I’d also like to make a smoothie which contains cocoa powder, or has orange juice as a base.

This recipe provides: manganese, vitamin C