Super Green Smoothie

by Hugh

Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie

I start my day with some version of this awesome super green smoothie every day. My smoothie can carry me for hours, sometimes as many as 9 before I need to eat or have a green juice.

1 lb oranges, grapes, strawberries or other moist fruit

½ lb figs, apples, blueberries or other fruit

1 T flax or soaked chia seed (optional)

½ bunch flat leaf parsley, cilantro or other herb

1 bunch kale, collards, bok choy, spinach or romaine

1 to 2 ripe bananas

1 T Ormus Greens (optional)

Add the first 5 ingredients and blend until smooth, then add the rest and bend just until thoroughly mixed. Try to keep your blending time under I minute to keep the chance of oxidation of nutrients low.

You may need some water to thin this out a bit depending on which fruits and vegetables you use. Some have higher water content than others. I like to have my super green smoothie on the thick side as it seems more satisfying in the long term.

All these ingredients are approximates and can be changed or altered as you experiment with your favorite fruits and veggies. I believe variety is good for health in terms of both fruit and vegetables, and that by eating primarily with the seasons you can easily accomplish this.

Any blender can be used to make your super green smoothie, however it’s much easier with a powerful blender like the Vitamix or Blendtec. These blenders have powerful motors with large carafes and will make short work of smoothie preparation and lessen the chance of oxidation. I had a Vitamix for 9 years when I sold it and it was still going strong. I currently use the Blendtec with the 3 qt carafe and I think it’s awesome.

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Aug 25, 2013
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Calorie Intake
by: Melanie

I am an absolute novice on this subject, however I have been interested in health and nutrition for some time, hence why I have landed on this page. The above recipe I have calculated as approximately:

3 Oranges
2 Apples
1 T Flaxseed
3 Cups Kale
2 Small Bananas

If I were to blend this together, this would provide me with a 830 Calorie Meal. That seems a little excessive for one meal so may I suggest that you alter the portion size depending upon your calorie needs. Whatever diet you follow, I have always found the little and often (i.e. 6-7 smaller meals a day) works better than the large intake and then nothing.

I could be completely wrong here of course, as I know nothing of this diet. However I will try this recipe with a more moderate size portion and include raw snacks between meals as well.

Hugh's reply*** Some people prefer to eat many smaller meals and some people eat 2 or 3 meals per day. It depends on what works best for each individual. The large blended smoothie works very well for me, but others may prefer smaller portions. The smoothie I have these days is actually bigger than the super green smoothie with more fruit and greens.

Aug 22, 2013
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Which fruit whenyou say other fruit?
by: Anonymous

When you say
½ lb figs, apples, blueberries or other fruit. Are you saying one of each or just choose one?

Hugh's reply**** just one.

Jul 30, 2013
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Start of my day
by: Anonymous

This is just how I start my day too after my workout it last me for hours.

Jun 17, 2013
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Amount
by: Anonymous

How much does the receipe make? It sounds like a lot. How long can you keep leftovers.

Hugh's reply****It does make a lot, nearly a full large blender full. I drink it as breakfast and it carries me for up to 7 hours. You could just half the recipe, or as you say put in glass jars and have for lunch. I think fresh is best, but if you consume it the same day that would be alright.

Apr 28, 2013
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Question?
by: Kim T

Is it ok to make this the night before? My blender wakes up the family?

Hugh's reply****Fresh is best, but if you pour the smoothie into jars without any air and place them in the fridge it will keep fairly well.

Apr 21, 2013
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pounds?
by: Anonymous

I don't have a food scale so have no earthly idea how much 3/4lb of oranges or 1/2 pound of figs are. Could you maybe post an approximate guideline for this?

Hugh's reply**** Sorry for the confusion. 3/4 lb of oranges could be 2 or 3 oranges depending on the size. 1/2 lb of figs is approx. 1/2 a basket. You can pick up a small food scale for very few dollars which can be helpful for measuring food intake and such.

Aug 30, 2011
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Green Smoothie
by: Tina

Green Smoothie is sound very good, I should start to drink as soon as tomorrow morning.

Thank you
~t~

Aug 18, 2011
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Green smoothie transformation
by: Anonymous

Green smoothies are great. Thanks for your article! Peace out Marisa

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