Mix & Match: Green Smoothie

By Alexandra Caspero on May 7, 2013

Green smoothies are a somewhat new thing for me. I’ve mentioned before that BL gave me my BlendTec for our 1st anniversary together and I was less than pleased.

A blender?

Meh. I wasn’t into smoothies then and I would have much preferred a piece of jewlery or a vacation at that point. Just another example of how well he knows me… my BlendTec and I have been inseparable ever since. I prefer my Green Smoothies over most breakfasts (except avocado toasts, of course) and I recommend them to my clients as well.

Don’t you love getting a serving of vegetables in before 7AM?

The beauty of these smoothies is that you can customize them to your taste and needs. Enjoying before a workout? Choose water or juice over milk/yogurt. Post-run smoothie? Add a scoop of protein power (Vega Vanilla is my favorite). If you’re just starting out with green smoothies, start light: lettuce & spinach have a lighter flavor than kale and broccoli. If you have extra herbs in the drawer- add in! Parsley and basil taste great in green smoothies, especially paired with berries.

For a thicker smoothie, I love a frozen banana. Just peel when ripe, break in 1/2 and add to a freezer-bag.  My usual combo: spinach, frozen mixed berries, 1/2 banana, 1 scoop vega, unsweetened almond milk.


What’s your favorite combo?

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Alex Caspero is a Registered Dietitian, New York Times Bestselling Plant-Based Chef and mom of two. She aims to cut through the nutrition noise by providing real-life, nourishing tips for body and mind. Learn more about Alex.

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    1. Kasey Michelle
      August 30, 2013 AT 11:24 am

      Love this chart! 🙂 I didn’t think I’d like green smoothies either but they’re a great way to start the day! Have you tried a little slice of a beet or the beet stem in a smoothie? They actually give a nice bit of sweetness and a pretty dark red color to the juice.

      1. DK
        August 30, 2013 AT 11:44 am

        Thanks for the idea Kasey! That sounds delicious!

    2. Anne ~ Uni Homemaker
      May 8, 2013 AT 10:55 pm

      I’ve actually made spinach strawberries and banana shake before with some yogurt and honey. It was ok but I felt good about drinking it. 😀 I also made one with avocados too. Very creamy! 🙂 Love this mix and match image here. A great way to mix up your green smoothie!

    3. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies
      May 8, 2013 AT 6:08 pm

      This chart is brilliant! Love love love it! I want to print it out and slap it on my fridge. 😀