Classic Green Smoothie – Vegan & Gluten Free

by Sharon on May 24, 2018

One of the easiest ways to boost nutrition in your diet is with a Classic Green Smoothie. Drink one of these green beauties daily for optimum health.

Classic Green Smoothie - V, GF

 

If there is one thing you can do to maximize the amount of vitamins and minerals in your diet it’s to drink a green smoothie everyday. I’m a big fan of this Classic Green Smoothie. Add  protein powder and it’s a satisfying meal replacement.

Don’t let the colour scare you off! They are very drinkable…tasty, even. 🙂

Classic Green Smoothie Tips

The key to a creamy green smoothie is a frozen banana.

I like to let my bananas ripen a bit before peeling them, breaking them in half and storing them in the freezer. Letting them ripen adds sweetness and freezing them will make your smoothie velvety and frothy.

Classic Green Smoothie - V, GF

Because I’m making enough for 2 portions, and I’m using a basic blender, I like to do my blending in stages.

First I add my liquid and blueberries, then I measure out my wheatgrass and protein powders

Next I add in the kale. If you’re looking for some scientifically researched nutritional info on kale, read on here.

Classic Green Smoothie - V, GF

 

Blend until it’s all liquefied. I like a super smooth consistency. I’m not a huge fan of chewing my smoothies. 😉

Usually, I’ll drink one right away and I’ll pour the other one into a Blender Bottle to take with me to work for lunch.

You can think of this as a light meal or as a supplement.

Classic Green Smoothie - V, GF

This powerhouse provides you with 5 servings of greens! Dark leafies are full of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron and potassium and heaps of vitamin C, K, E and many B vitamins as well. Do your body a favour and start a new habit by blending one up daily! 

*Originally posted April 2, 2013 *Updated 2018

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk (or milk of choice)
  • 2.5 cups water
  • 1.5 cups frozen blueberries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 scoops protein powder (optional)
  • 2 scoops wheatgrass powder (optional)
  • 4 cups torn kale
  • 4cups spinach

Instructions

  1. Blend until smooth
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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Jill April 30, 2013 at 1:33 pm
Hi, can you give # of servings on this? you seem to eat SO WELL...i am facing a ton of digestive issues and need a "meal plan"...but I'm simple girl and don't cook, etc,,,just need simple. This looks good but wondering about the size and all the fruit in it and how many servings it makes? Also, what kind of protein powder do you use? Thks. You can email me answers if you want - not sure if I'll get this automatically.
sharon April 30, 2013 at 6:25 pm
Hi Jill, This recipe makes 2 large servings. I use it as a meal replacement as long as it has protein. The brand I use is called Sun Warrior and I like the plant based vanilla version. If digestive issues are something you struggle with avoid using a whey protein powder as milk based porducts tend to be harder to digest. Also, stick to a non dairy milk like almond or coconut milk.
Blair Adams June 20, 2013 at 10:11 pm
Hey Sharon, Blair here. Just had some of my smoothie and it is really good and filling!! Anyhoo keep up the amazing work!
Sharon June 20, 2013 at 10:29 pm
Thanks Blair! Mary's dropping mine off soon! I left it at work! D'oh...
Jade October 15, 2014 at 1:43 am
Hi, What protein powder do you use or recommend. Looking for a healthy but econimcal option with out too many by-products and additives. My fiancé and I are going to start easing into the master cleanse. Doing our research. Your blog is a great reference. Thank you :)
Sharon October 15, 2014 at 4:40 am
Hi Jade! I typically use North Coast Naturals these days. They have options for plant based protein as well as whey (depending on your tolerance of dairy). Sun Warrior is also good but on the more pricy side. Well done for doing the master cleanse! It's not 'fun' but so rewarding. :) Let me know how it goes!
Laura January 8, 2018 at 1:51 pm
I love green smoothies and this recipe looks great! It can be hard to get greens everyday and this makes it easier.
Sharon January 9, 2018 at 9:04 am
So true! I find this the easiest and quickest way to get those greens in. :) Thanks Laura!
Natalie Ellis May 28, 2018 at 12:07 am
Hi, I never tried the way frozing riped bananas before blending it like that. That sounds really interesting to me because I thought it was all the same when you put everything into the blender. Gonna try it for sure! :)
Sharon June 2, 2018 at 1:44 pm
Yes the frozen banana adds a ton of creaminess. It's my favourite smoothie tip! :) Thanks Natalie.

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