Basic Green Smoothie

basic green smoothie
This basic recipe is ideal for green smoothie novices. The same formula can be used for any fruits or greens to make a delicious smoothie every time.

Overview


Total time:  01 M  10 S

Servings:  5

Calories:  77


Ingredients

  • 3 cups cold water
  • 3 cups leafy greens*, packed
  • 3 cups fresh and frozen fruit**

*If you're a green smoothie beginner, try romaine lettuce and spinach because they have a mild taste. As you adjust to the taste of green smoothies, try Swiss chard, collard greens, kale, and even dandelion greens.

**One of our favorites is 1 banana, 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks or frozen peach slices, and 1 cup frozen mixed berries or frozen blueberries.


Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 8 fl. oz.
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 28mg
  • Carbohydrates: 19g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Protein: 1g

Instructions

  1. Add water and leafy greens to FourSide or WildSide+ jar and secure lid.
  2. Press "Pulse" 4–6 times to chop greens.
  3. Add fruit and secure lid. Select "Whole Juice" or blend on a Medium to Medium-High speed for 50-60 seconds.

 


Notes

The ratio in this recipe is 1 vegetable to 1 fruit, which may be too sweet for some people and not sweet enough for others. If it’s not sweet enough, try adding more fruit or a little noncaloric sweetener (such as stevia).



73 comments


  • Carol L Foutz

    We just had our first smoothie. Here is what i used. 1/4 cucumber, zucchini, carrot, 1/2 red apple, 1 cup of water. Tried to blend but needed to pulse I guess first due to the carrot. It was okay but warm. Going to get some ice in it tomorrow.


  • Blendtec

    Happy to hear how green smoothies have made a difference in your life, thanks for sharing!


  • Syd

    Sounds good. I have to get the greens then I’m going to try it


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