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


  • Patty Kennedy

    My favourite is 4 pineapple spears 1 1/2 cups frozen mango, 2 cups spinach with 3/4 cup of apple juice. Yummy!


  • Jackie Andre

    We’ve been making these for a couple of years since we got our Blendtec and stopped taking expensive Vitamin supplements as all we need is right here. Nails are stronger and hair is fuller. We rarely get sick. We fill 1/3 of the 5 side jar with 1/3 fresh pineapple, green grapes, a small banana and a scoop of Chia powder, then pack it tight with, spinach, sometimes mixed with Swiss Chard or Kale and a scoop of ice. Delicious!


  • Marta

    I use this basic 1 to 1 ratio all the time and it makes great smoothies. I usually use 3 fruits to 3 veggies and mix it up with whatever I have in the house at the time. Start with 1 c liquid (water, milk or juice). Throw in an extra large spoonful of Greek yogurt then any 3 veggies (1 carrot, 1 large celery stalk and 1 c greens); then 3 fruits (1 orange, 1 kiwi, and 1 c frozen anything [berries, peaches, bananas, etc]). Toss 1 Tbsp of sugar on top and blend away! This makes a lot and fills my four side jar.


  • Ross

    Yum!! Even my 8year old son loved it! 1c kale 1cup spinach 1 carrot( could’t find another green leaf) 1banana 1 apple 1/2c strawberry 1/2 grape.
    Cant’t live without Blendtec!


  • jill

    A good balance for vegetable to fruit is 3 to 1, 3 veggies to 1 fruit. This helps balance alkaline foods to acidic foods.


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