Green Smoothies

Welcome to the world of green smoothies!

 Adding 1L of green smoothie to your daily diet is the most effective action you can take to revolutionize your health. Green smoothies are delicious, nutritious and a simple way to get 1-2 lbs of greens into your daily diet.

I guarantee you that within one week of drinking 1L of green smoothie  daily, you will begin to crave greens. Once this craving kicks in, your personal journey towards ending cravings, curing ailments, losing weight — achieving whatever it is you want to achieve for your physical and mental well-being — will be underway. Green smoothies is an entrance into the journey of profound health.

If you are reading this page, your interest is piqued. Follow your intuition (which is physically your gut!) into the world of green smoothies. Commit to drinking 1L of green smoothie a day for the next week. Note how you feel, and then email me to let me know what transformations you start to undergo.

What is a green smoothie?

A green smoothie is a blended mix of leafy greens and sweet fruit. By blending the greens, all of the nutrition stored in greens (antioxidants, fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals) is released in a form that is easily absorbable at the body’s cellular level. Some of the immediate benefits include weight loss, reduced cravings, higher energy levels, glowing skin, and increased smiling.

Mild tasting greens work best in green smoothies — spinach, kale, swiss chard, turnip greens, pac choi, collards, lettuce, beet greens — are all recommended. But feel free to experiment with more bitter greens, such as dandelion and chicory, and spicy greens such as mustard and radish greens.

Most importantly, don’t let the color dissuade you! The fruit masks the taste of the greens.

Green Smoothie = Green Leaves + Fruit + Water + Optionals (honey, seeds, algae…)

Three tips to get started:

1. You want the smoothie to taste good, so start by only adding a few leaves together with a larger quantity of fruit. As you continue to drink green smoothies, you will actually begin to crave green leafy vegetables, and you will naturally begin to increase the ratio of greens to sweet fruit.

2. In the beginning you can add a sweetener such as honey or dates. However, only add as needed, and eventually the greens will be more palatable to you and you will not need sweetener.

3. Break the greens into small pieces before placing in blender to ensure the blender can easily liquify the fiber. A high-power blender works best.

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Recipes

Strawberry-Banana Beet Green Smoothie
Handful of beet greens (to taste)
6 large strawberries, sliced
1 banana, sliced
Spoonful of honey
1 cup of water (add less or more depending on how thick you want your smoothie)
Add all ingredients to blender, blend until completely homogenized.

Tropical Beet Green Smoothie
Handful of beet greens (to taste)
1/2 mango, sliced
1/4 pineapple, sliced
1 cup of water (add less or more depending on how thick you want your smoothie)
Add all ingredients to blender, blend until completely homogenized.

Peachy Blue Kale Smoothie
Handful of kale – to taste, if you can add more, go for it!
1 peach
2 handfuls of blueberries
1 cup of water (add less or more depending on how thick you want your smoothie)
Optional: add honey if the fruit is not sufficiently sweet
Optional: 2 Tablespoons hemp seeds or your choice/ amount of natural source of protein (spirulina, chlorella etc.)

‘Lettuce Drink Strawberry Shakes’ Green Smoothie
Add ingredients to the blender in the following order:
1/2 cup of water
5 strawberries
Several leaves of lettuce (to taste)
Handful of cashews
1 spoonful of honey or 2 medjool dates (don’t forget to remove the pit)
Several slices of vanilla bean (optional)
Pinch of sea salt
6 ice cubes
Blend until smooth, enjoy with a straw!

Simple Pear Smoothie
Handful (or 2, or 3) of green leaves (your choice!)
Cut up 1 ripe pear and throw in blender.
Add 1-2 cups of water
Blend until homogenized.

Serafina Says Grape Vanilla Smoothie
Add 2 cups of water.
Add in 1-2 handfuls of grapes with seeds. Grape seeds have a ton of nutrition. Yes, they will add some grit to your smoothie, but most of the seed particles will sink to the bottom.
Add a handful (or 2, or 3) of green leaves (your choice!)
Snip approx. 1/4-1/2 in. vanilla bean into little pieces
Blend until vanilla bean specks are visible throughout the smoothie.

“It’s Good to Be Green” Smoothie
Handful of dark green leaves
1/4 of a pineapple, skinned and cored
Handful of strawberries
1/2 cup cold water
Blend it up and serve it cold on ice… delish!

David Wolfe’s Superfood Berry Green Smoothie
This is an example of a supersmoothie. It has more ingredients than your standard fruit + green + water.
– 1/2 cup of blueberries
– 1/2 cup of raspberries
– Handful of goji berries
– 1 young coconut (flesh and water)
– 1 Tbs of raw cacao powder
– 1 Tbs maca powder
– 1 Tbs hemp seeds
– 1 Tbs reishi mushroom powder (mycelium)
– 10 x 10 cm/ 4 x 4 inch piece of aloe vera inner leaf gel (or equivalent size)
– Spirulina and/or E3Live blue-green algae and/or marine phytoplankton (dose according to bottle)
– Leafy greens of choice
– 1/2 to 1 cup of spring water extra
– Raw wild honey to sweeten
– Blend all except the extra water and sweetener. Add extra water to desired smoothie consistency. Add sweetener a little at a time till the balance is right.

Chia Green Smoothie
– Handful of kale
– Handful of spinach
– 1/2 mango
– 1/2 banana
– 1 Tbsp chia seeds
– Water
Place ingredients into a blender, and blend on high until smooth. Adjust the amount of water depending on how thick or thin you like your smoothie.

Raspberry Dream
from Victoria Boutenko
2 bosc pears
1 handful of raspberries
4-5 leaves of kale
2 cups of water
Blend well!

Orion’s Lemon Jalapeno Fresca
from Victoria Boutenko
1/2 lemon, juiced
4 Roma tomatoes
2/3 of a bunch of kale
1/2 inch jalapeno pepper
1 small clove of garlic
2 cups of water
Blend well!

Nutritiously Bitter
from Victoria Boutenko
5 leaves of kale
1/4 avocado
3 cloves garlic
1/4 cup lime juice
2 cups water
1 bell pepper
2 celery sticks
1/2 bunch Italian parsley
2 cups water
Blend well!

Raw Family Wild Banana
from Victoria Boutenko
2 cups lambsquarters, chickweed, plantain or another weed
1 banana
1 mango
2 cups water
Blend well!

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