a greenish smoothie for you.

Say hello to my new favorite smoothie concoction. Let’s call it the Greenish Smoothie. It’s refreshing. It’s healthy. It’s sort-of green… Yep, it’s actually brown but since it has some quality greens in it, it deserves that green recognition all of the cool smoothies get.


Here are the ingredients. I’m giving approximate measurements but what I really do is just throw in random amounts of the following yummy foods….

2 cups-ish of spinach
3 large kale leaves
1/4 cup blackberries
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 banana
1/2 apple
1/2 orange
ice cubes. about 8- 10
very cold water. about 1/2 a cup
a spoonful of almond butter (*key ingredient. why? because nut butter is the best thing ever.)

It may float your boat to add some protein powder to this smoothie. I use to. But now I’m a little freaked out by protein powder because it seems unnatural and I don’t even know how in the heck it’s made. The ingredients are strange. But by all means, throw some in if that’s your jam. To each his own.

There’s a method to this smoothie. Don’t just put it all in at once. I first put in the fruits and ice then blend. After that is liquified, I throw in the greens and a spoonful of almond butter. Blend. Then add cold water last to make it the consistency you desire. Holy yum.

I like to drink this as part of a meal. It’s a quick and easy way to get a boatload of fresh fruits/veggies into your day. Mmm. Anybody have some favorite smoothie recipes to share?

Have a great Monday. Whatever it is you’re doing today, do it with enthusiasm! And make your day a good one.

xo, lw


12 thoughts on “a greenish smoothie for you.

  1. This sounds very nutritious! The only thing I wonder about – with all the smoothies that are so popular – is whether or not they contain more calories than we realize. (Not that you need to be concerned about that!!!)

    • Um, I definitely need to be concerned about that… but this particular smoothie is actually two servings so split those ingredients in half & I don’t think it’s that bad…

    • I think it is ok to be concerned about calories in smoothies – I try to avoid shop bought smoothies for this reason (as they somehow can pack about 5 times the amount of what I put in when I make them at home?!) and try to include plenty of greens so that they stay balanced.

      Anywho, that smoothie looks great! I’m currently sipping on a ‘brown smoothie’ too – strawberries, blueberries, half a banana, and a generous handful of spinach, yum :) !

      • I think you’re right — homemade smoothies are way healthier! A smoothie bar I use to frequent uses frozen yogurt and sweeteners. That’s just unnecessary when the fruit/veggies are amazing on their own! Brown smoothies are the bomb. :)

  2. thanks to the recipe! I am horrible with getting my veggies in… like real bad . I am probably a walking carb. Maybe my daughter might even like it!

    • I think you’ll enjoy this because you cannot even tell the greens are in there! I will admit though, it’s not super sweet so if your daughter likes sweet things you could maybe add a touch of honey or something like that.
      Homemade smoothies are so good & so easy. You can basically throw in whatever you have & like. Plus, it would be nice and refreshing on an 80+degree day like today! Woo!

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