get your green smoothie on



we have been making a lot of green drinks around here.  of course, it’s the new year and everyone is cutting this and that and everything out of their diet.  i’m not good at that.  i never have been.  but, like I told you earlier this week, what am good at is adding good things.  and adding lots of fruits and vegetables is a good thing.  i love vegetables but i don’t always find it easy to eat several servings a day.  what i do find manageable is to drink them in a yummy smoothie. my current favorite combo is:

+ spinach : a big handful
+ cucumber : a quarter of an english cucumber
+ pear : one half
+ banana : one half, frozen
+ mango : one handful, frozen
+ chia seeds : about a tablespoon
+ rice milk : to desired consistency
+ ice : one small handful

its good.  my kids love it, kind of good and there was no bribing or brainwashing them into believing it was hulk juice.  it’s really one of the only smoothies that i don’t put almond butter or yogurt in and i have to say i like it all the more.

do you love to smoothies?  i’d love to hear your favorite combos.

i also love this green smoothie, that i wrote about last year, and when i want a non-green smoothie this recipe is my go to.



  • Mary
    Commented on January 10th, 2013 at 9:12am

    I haven’t really found a yogurt-less smoothie that I like enough to make regularly. I think I may have to give this one a try!

  • Trina
    Commented on January 11th, 2013 at 11:04pm

    let me know what you think :)

  • Kecia
    Commented on January 10th, 2013 at 10:55am

    Just started drinking a green smoothie daily this week! Fantastic new habit! And tasty!


  • Kristin B
    Commented on January 10th, 2013 at 12:47pm

    This sounds mighty tasty! I have a hard time letting go of yoghurt in my smoothies too, but I’ll give this a shoot and see what I think. :) My favourite right now is yog + spinach + green apple + kiwi. Yummmmm.

  • Trina
    Commented on January 11th, 2013 at 11:04pm

    oohh that sounds good, too. let me know what you think if you try a non-yogurt smoothie. the one i made just has a bit more of an icy consistency. xo

  • Christina
    Commented on January 10th, 2013 at 7:53pm

    Trina, where do you buy chia seeds? I can’t find them. Sorry local question here : )

  • Trina
    Commented on January 11th, 2013 at 11:03pm

    i’m pretty sure i got them at woodman’s in the organic aisle. xo

  • Alison
    Commented on January 11th, 2013 at 10:38am

    Just started drinking green smoothies as a New Years resolution (yes, I’m late to the game). I’m loving kale, yogurt, almond milk, dates & ice. Bananas make my mouth itch so unfortunately I have to leave them out! Keep sharing your smoothie ideas!

  • Trina
    Commented on January 11th, 2013 at 11:02pm

    alison – that sounds so good. i love dates in smoothies too ;)

  • Wreckless
    Commented on January 27th, 2013 at 2:05am

    I’m obsessed with two green smoothies right now — the latest is a 1 cup of Kale, 1 cup of cold water, 1/2 avocado, and if you want, a half (or less) of a banana. My aunt was making gagging faces when I made it, but I forced her to try it and now she asks me to make her this green smoothie every day. :) I made a believer out of someone else! I love these posts, keep em coming, I’m always looking for new ways to add greens into my diet.

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