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Vegetable Green Smoothie Recipes

Updated on April 12, 2017

Vegetable Smoothie Recipes are Healthy and Yummy!

Have you been seriously considering adding more vegetables to your diet? Perhaps you have even considered trying vegetable green smoothie recipes but weren't sure if you would like them.

I have been whipping up healthy vegetable green smoothie recipes every day for well over three years in my blender and I haven't grown tired of drinking them yet!

Once you get in a routine with making your veggie smoothies, I think you will find it very easy to blend a pitcher of smoothies for work or home. What's more, you will probably be surprised at how yummy they taste! I've shared my vegetable smoothies with others and they were amazed at how great green vegetables can taste as a smoothie.

If you need to lose some pounds and inches as well as incorporate more vegetables in your diet, read on to find several recipes to kick start your day. I've even included some tips and pointers that will help your vegetable smoothie recipe have a more balanced flavor and be tailor made just for you!

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Drink Your Veggies!

Drink Your Veggies!
Drink Your Veggies!

How Many Vegetables Do We Really Need?

Drink Your Veggies!

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Is it possible to eat too many vegetables every day? Probably not. It's hard to imagine someone like your doctor telling you that 'You are eating WAY TOO MANY Vegetables and to cut that out!' :)

The food pyramid suggests having at least 3 to 5 servings of vegetables every day. An example of that would be one cup of leafy greens, 1/2 cup of cooked vegetables, and 3/4 cup of vegetable juice. When you add several vegetables to a delicious smoothie or two, you are probably going to get your vegetable requirements each day without any problem!

After many years of digestive and colon issues and doing countless hours of research, I feel that Raw Vegetables are more nutritionally sound than cooked vegetables. Not everyone may agree with my findings and that is ok. I do encourage you to at least add more and more raw vegetables to your daily diet and see how much better you feel over all.

In order to honor my digestive issues, I turned to my trusty blender to break down the dense fiber of the vegetables that I've come to love so much. By breaking them down to smoothie consistency, it is much easier for my body to further breakdown and digest the remains.

Often I hear people use the terms 'Smoothie' and 'Juicing' interchangeably. The primary difference is when you consume your vegetables in a Smoothie versus Juicing, you are keeping the all important fiber that we need to keep our colons healthy.

I've juiced vegetables many times and will probably still do so again from time to time. Juicing can be very beneficial when doing a juice fast for example. Smoothies however, seem to be what my body enjoys the most on a daily basis!

An Easy Smoothie Recipe

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Vegetable Smoothie Recipe

Out The Door In A Flash - Green Smoothie Recipe

Great For Losing Weight!

If one of your goals for the New Year was to lose some weight, and you have been thinking about weight loss smoothie recipes, try this one! This healthy recipe can be quickly whipped up in your powerful blender in virtually no time and have you out the door in the morning full of energy.

If you have too little time in the morning to make this recipe before leaving, make it up the night before and then it will be all ready to go.

Remember to use organic and fresh ingredients to give you the healthiest nutrition possible.

The amount of liquid added will depend on your powerful blender brand. Some only need a small amount of liquid while others may require a bit more for your vegetable smoothie recipes. If you prefer your smoothie a bit thicker, start with less than the suggested amount and add more if needed.

Feel free to experiment and make this recipe exactly as you like it!


Fresh Vegetables From the Garden
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Cook Time

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 - 20 minutes

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • Liquid - Start with 1 cup of liquid - Can be filtered water/kombucha/kefir water/raw apple juice or your liquid of choice. Add more liquid if needed to make your vegetable smoothie recipe just the right consistency for you.
  • Beet - 1/2 inch slice or to taste
  • Carrot - 1 medium size
  • Cucumber - 1 medium size
  • Spinach leaves - 1 handful
  • Tomato - 1 small to medium size
  • Lemon - Juice from fresh squeezed large size
  • ***Optional - Sweetener - A few drops of liquid Stevia Extract to taste (be careful as it is VERY concentrated! See link below.)

Instructions

  1. Place liquid along with washed and prepared ingredients into your high power blender. Process all ingredients until smooth.
  2. Drink and enjoy!
  3. *** Disclaimer - the above recipe and recommendations are simply that - recommendations! Use good judgement and do your research before trying ingredients you are unfamiliar with. ***
3.3 stars from 12 ratings of Vegetable Smoothie Recipe - Out The Door In A Flash
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My Favorite Green Smoothie Recipe

Vegetable Green Smoothie Recipe

Makes a Large Batch

My Personal Favorite Smoothie Recipe


This vegetable green smoothie recipe is one I love to experiment with.

It is hard to mess this healthy smoothie recipe up and it will come out nice and smooth especially if you are using a powerful blender!

The ingredients are simple and mostly green. I suggest reading through the recipe and then read the variations of this recipe below.

***Remember to always use ingredients that are as fresh and organic as possible!***


Cook Time

Prep Time: 5-10 minutes

Total Time: 15-20 minutes

Serves: 3-5

Ingredients

  • 3 large leaves of Green or Purple Kale (I use stems and all)
  • 3 Stalks of Celery
  • 1 Medium size Zucchini Squash
  • 1 Cup of Broccoli Florets
  • 1 Heaping tsp. Organic Coconut Oil
  • 2 - 3 Small Lemons - remove the peeling and retain the seeds and pith
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups of liquid mixture (see variations)
  • 1 tsp. Kelp Powder or Dulse Flakes
  • 1 Medium Carrot
  • 1 Small Bunch of Flat Leaf Parsley
  • **Optional - 1 to 2 droppers full of Liquid Stevia Extract to taste remembering that it is super concentrated!

Instructions

  1. Wash all vegetables and fruit.
  2. Prepare vegetables for your powerful blender by breaking or chopping to smaller chunks if needed.
  3. Starting with the liquid mixture, place all or part of the ingredients in the blender and blend until the mixture is nice and smooth. If you like to add your ingredients a bit at a time that will work as well. Add more liquid as needed.
  4. I usually get about 5 cups of mixture when I am through. When all done, I divide my drink into 3 tall glasses and refrigerate what I don't drink. It is probably best to make sure you drink each batch within a 24-hour period to get the most out of your vegetable mixture.
  5. Variations
  6. Vegetables - Use 3 to 5 organic and fresh green vegetables such as - zucchini, broccoli, kale, spinach leaves, celery, lettuce, cucumber, mustard greens, turnip greens, cilantro, bean sprouts, carrot top greens, etc.
  7. Oils - I like adding a bit of oil to my green smoothie recipe as it helps to curb the appetite and some oils have certain health benefits. It is not a requirement and is one ingredient you can easily eliminate if you so choose. An alternative to Organic Coconut Oil would be using half of a small ripe Avocado.
  8. Liquids - You can mix your liquids to include some of the following - Unsweetened Kefir water, Unsweetened and Alcohol free Kombucha, Coconut water (natural or fermented is preferred), Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (1 to 2 Tbs. or to taste), Organic Unsweetened Apple Juice, or Filtered Water. I like that the Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar helps to balance the overall recipe and lends a slightly 'salty' taste to the mixture.
  9. Sweeteners - Some prefer their green vegetable smoothies to be sweeter than do others. The Now brand Stevia Extract Sweetener (see below) is the only natural sweetener that I know of that actually tastes good while being good for you. Just be sure to start out with a few drops as it is very concentrated.
  10. Alternatives to using Stevia would be using a bit of Fresh Organic Fruit such as an Apple or Fresh Organic Unsweetened Fruit Juice as part of your liquid. I would start with a little and experiment as it might not take as much as you think to sweeten your recipe.
  11. I hope you enjoy every last drop of this very healthy and nutritious green smoothie recipe!
  12. **Disclaimer - the above recipe and recommendations are simply that - recommendations! Use good judgement and do your research before trying ingredients you are unfamiliar with.**

Remember to choose vegetables that are crisp and have deep, rich, and vibrant color to get the most nutritional value. Kale for example provides more nutrition than Romaine Lettuce.

Stevia Extract - The Natural Sweetener That Is Good For You!

NOW Foods BetterStevia Liquid,8-Ounce
NOW Foods BetterStevia Liquid,8-Ounce

Stevia is the only sweetener that is natural and is actually very good for you! The Now brand of Stevia Extract is my personal favorite and I know that it doesn't leave a bitter aftertaste as some Stevia powder can. Stevia is an antifungal and actually helps your body keep a better balance against the harmful fungus in most bodies called Candida Albicans.

I use this Liquid Stevia Extract in my herbal tea, vegetable smoothies, and any other time I have a beverage that needs sweetening. When family comes to visit and they want some hot tea to drink, they always ask for my Stevia to sweeten it with! You use it by the drop as it is VERY concentrated. I use about 5 drops per cup of herbal tea.

This is sold in a smaller size bottle with a dropper included. I like getting the larger size as it is more economical. Feel free to click on this link and change the quantity or size.

NOW Foods Stevia Liquid Extract Alcohol, 8 Ounce Bottle

 
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Vegetable Green Smoothie Recipes

Considerations

If you are making a vegetable green smoothie recipe every day, it is wise to alternate the vegetables that you use from day to day. Some vegetables, especially the green leafy ones, are very high in some vitamins and nutrients that your body may not be accustomed to.

Alternating your vegetables will also give you a wider array of vitamins and minerals and will allow your body time to process them more efficiently. A good general rule of thumb is if you blend certain vegetables today, blend different vegetables tomorrow.

Experiment

Of course you do not have to stick to the recipe above when making your healthy vegetable green smoothie recipe. Feel free to experiment with any and all of the ingredients until you have it just as you like it.

One of the more pleasant surprises about making smoothies out of raw vegetables is that their raw taste barely resembles their usual cooked taste. Blended vegetables usually taste even better than if you were to eat them raw and without blending such as in a salad.

This summer I've experimented with adding some of my fresh and organic herbs to my vegetable smoothies! I've added fresh Rosemary, Basil, and Lemon Balm. Rosemary and Basil especially are pretty concentrated and strong so you may want to start with small amounts until you have it as you like it.

I've also experimented with adding some fresh and organic Dandelion leaves to my vegetable smoothies. I love knowing that I'm adding even more nutrition with Dandelion leaves and they are so fantastic for your liver too!

Veggie Smoothie Demonstration - Using The Vita Mix Blender

Some Great video demonstrations for making a vegetable smoothie. Some use fruit in their vegetable smoothies. I don't use fruit in my vegetable smoothies. For a touch of sweetness and flavor enhancer, I use Stevia Sweetener instead (see Amazon link above!).


A savory ALL vegetable green smoothie that you can add to or take away from to suit your taste. She doesn't add any oil or fat in her recipe. I want to encourage you to add at least some of the good fats to your smoothie recipes.

More vegetable suggestions for your green smoothie. Remember, if you use the liquid Stevia (mentioned above), you won't need to add any fruit to your recipe!

A 100 percent veggie smoothie recipe that you can use to replace a meal or two.

Balance

Tips For A Great Vegetable Smoothie

The Key is Maintaining a Balance In Flavors

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Some folks like the natural flavors that a pitcher full of veggies contains. I on the other hand like to jazz things up a bit and have it taste just the way I like it.

I feel that the key to making a delicious vegetable smoothie is to keep in mind a good balance of all the different flavors. If you prefer a slightly sweet taste, consider adding more liquid Stevia to the recipe. If you like a tart taste, adding more lemon or limes might be the key for you.

My husband loves cayenne pepper and if I were making one for him, I would definitely include some in the recipe. It would add a bite to the flavor that he would dearly love.

Some people can tolerate peppers of different types so experimenting with adding bell pepper, jalapeno peppers, or any other pepper that you find yourself reaching for with a meal. Just keep in mind that when you are blending it in a recipe, a little usually goes a long way!

Strive to have a balance in flavors and you will probably enjoy your vegetable smoothie more and be more inclined to stick with it. I love it when my recipe turns out sweet and tart with a slightly salty base from the kelp powder or dulse flakes I add. Yummy! :)

Useful Links For Further Research - Health Benefits of Adding Veggies to Your Diet

I like doing research and always assume that others do as well. Hopefully these links will aid in your research for including more raw vegetables in your diet.

Vegetable Green Smoothie Recipes

Green Smoothie
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More Vegetable Green Smoothie Recipes! - Vegetable Green Smoothie Links

In case you need more vegetable green smoothie recipes, check out the list below. I'll be adding to this link list as I discover more awesome green smoothie recipes so be sure to bookmark!

I'd love to hear your comments whether you enjoy vegetable smoothies or not! :)

Do You Think You Will Try A Vegetable Smoothie Recipe?

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      John 10 months ago

      This is a nice post, smoothies are so good in general lol. This just makes having smoothies even better. Tasty and healthy!? What more could we ask for, have you guys seen that legendaryeating.com site yet? Found them on google yesterday and they have some cool stuff in there too for healthy eating and such. Thanks for sharing this post though, got some new smoothies to try!

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      Peter 19 months ago from England, UK

      A lot of people recommend the VitaMix but personally I find it a bit too bulky. What are your thoughts on the newer, more compact and portable smoothie blenders such as Breville's Blend Active?

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      Kristen Howe 20 months ago from Northeast Ohio

      I haven't done veggie smoothies yet, even with a hint of herbs. I'm going to try this recipe out maybe this spring if not next month. Thanks for sharing this lens for future smoothie ideas for this year.

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      Itaya Lightbourne 3 years ago from Topeka, KS

      I hope you find some recipes that you can stay with Swisstoons! I agree, for long term use, blending our veggies is way better for retaining the important fiber bits. :)

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 3 years ago from Michigan

      A few years ago, I bought a very expensive juicer (not a blender). While I did enjoy the resulting product (adding fresh red clover sprouts made drinks taste a bit like malted milk!), I was throwing away a lot of what makes vegetables so healthy for us; the fiber! Your way is better! I'll have to try your recipes...in my BLENDER!

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      parker-king 3 years ago

      Thanks so much for sharing .

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      Paula Hite 3 years ago from Virginia

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      cindin lm 3 years ago

      I really enjoy fruit smoothies. I will absolutely try a veggie smoothie! Thanks for the recipes.

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      John Dyhouse 3 years ago from UK

      I do eat lots of veggies and salads but have never considered eating (consuming) them as smoothies. I have tried some veggie juices but wasn't too keen. These recipes sound as if they may be more palatable, I may well be temmpted to try one.

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      jewlsss 3 years ago

      I love smoothies in general but in contrast to fruit smoothies, vegetable smoothies are not always tasty. You have to know what kind of vegetables you can mix. Therefore, thank you for your recipes!

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      mrinfo10 lm 3 years ago

      I've been seriously thinking about making vegetable smoothies. I eat a pretty healthy diet, but it could use some improving, and what you're suggesting is a great solution! I never knew there was a difference between juicing and making smoothies, so thanks for the info ( :

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      rockysbuddy 3 years ago

      I have been preparing smoothies for breakfast for over 25 years. My morning drink has evolved from 4 ingredients (apple juice, banana, yogurt and a raw egg) to almost 20. I start drink my powerhouse on the way to work.

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      jeromefryer 3 years ago

      Smoothies are really great! Healthy yet yummy.

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      Jordan 3 years ago

      I love smoothies and will have to try these recipes!

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      Samsuryani 3 years ago from Malaysia

      I just love carrot and avocado juice. Now I should try green smoothie.

      Good tips as well! Thanks!

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      Itaya Lightbourne 3 years ago from Topeka, KS

      @PattiJAdkins: Thank you Patti! I hope you found some recipes to help you enjoy your green vegetable smoothies even more. :)

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      PattiJAdkins 3 years ago

      I love smoothies and this is a great lens. Lots of great tips and recipes.

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      Itaya Lightbourne 3 years ago from Topeka, KS

      @janina1985: Hi Janina! Since I'm no expert, it's hard for me to know exactly what to recommend so that you will gain more weight. Consuming more calories than you burn throughout the day is of course a key factor that contributes to weight gain. Have you had your thyroid tested to make sure it's not overly active? Wish I could be of more help. I think it's great that you drink healthy smoothies and hope you continue to do so. :)

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      janina1985 3 years ago

      @ItayaLightbourne: hi, i am currently drinking a smoothie that i saw in the news they say its good for everything, such as to prevent cancer, for your heart and many more. at firsti thought it would taste bad, but i kind of like it. but i need one for me to gain more weight i am 28 my height is 5'0 and i weight 95 lbs. according to the bmi app i have its normal. but what do you recommend.

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      Itaya Lightbourne 3 years ago from Topeka, KS

      @ssphia: You bet! Hope you give them a try and let me know what you think. :)

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      ssphia 3 years ago

      Great recipes! I love juices and smoothies! Thanks for sharing!

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      actressphotos lm 3 years ago

      lots and lots of information regarding smoothies thank you for the lens

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      Lee 3 years ago from Derbyshire, UK

      Green smoothies look so disgusting... but taste so good at the same time!

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      rattie lm 3 years ago

      We drink smoothies every day and I can'trecall when any of us has been sick.

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      Itaya Lightbourne 3 years ago from Topeka, KS

      @rattie lm: Very glad to hear it rattie! :)

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      jura 4 years ago

      This is great idea especially for kids , i like it .

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Excellent and informative lens!

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      Itaya Lightbourne 4 years ago from Topeka, KS

      @abouthealthtips: I agree! If you read above, I share my thoughts about drinking a smoothie versus juicing and it's all about keeping the pulp in the drink. :)

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      abouthealthtips 4 years ago

      I really enjoy a green smoothie everyday. Just make sure you juice everything and not throw away the pulp since that's where all the valuable nutrients are...

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      BradleySheldrick 4 years ago

      vegetables have many health benefit, also benefits for your eyes too!

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      Mandy Stradley 4 years ago

      Mmm I'd much rather "drink" my veggies! I just got a new juicer and I have a Blendtec so I'm excited to try some healthy recipes! Thanks!

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      Internet-marketing1 4 years ago

      It was simply great. Must try everyone.

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      ItsTimeToBurn 4 years ago

      Great lens - I'm a massive smoothie fan right now!

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      tampaflmarketing 4 years ago

      Wow great content and a lot of it!

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      waltergleason lm 4 years ago

      I loved your lens! I mentioned some of it in my newest lens and linked them! Green Smoothies for the win!

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      jacobwaugh 4 years ago

      Great lens! Really want to try this!

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      readty7 4 years ago

      I love veggies such as chards, spinach, beetroots, fruit also,apples, so congratulations

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      readty7 4 years ago

      I love chard, spinach, carrots apples, Congratulations great lens

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      Socialpro54 LM 4 years ago

      Great lens!!

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      Itaya Lightbourne 4 years ago from Topeka, KS

      @anonymous: I'm not sure if you mean a particular vegetable or the fat content in one of these recipes. Most vegetables are pretty much fat free. The fat content in a veggie smoothie would of course depend on how much fat you are adding. If you add coconut oil for example, 1 Tablespoon of that would be about 14 grams. If you add avocado to it, that is about 21 grams of fat per cup. I found this info by searching on Google. Hope this helps. :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Any idea what is the fat content in veggie

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      Itaya Lightbourne 4 years ago from Topeka, KS

      @mommamogul lm: I hope you do Mommamogul and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. :)

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      mommamogul lm 4 years ago

      After reading this article, I am definitely interested in trying your smoothie recipe sometime.

      I did not think of adding Stevia, it sounds very healthy!

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      Kay 4 years ago

      I have a friend who is trying to convince that these are wonderful. Not quite sold on the idea yet but your page is great!

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      Nutrisimohealth 4 years ago

      We love these kind of shakes. There is a product called Heavenly Greens. You should check it out. It is such an amazing product. There are so many vegetables in it. It is a green powder. It is really awesome! You should check it out.

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      carol2 4 years ago

      We've been juicing for a few years, will have to try your recipes. My daughter just got back from Russia where she says she had an avocado smoothie, which I had never heard of. Thank you for visiting and commenting on my lens Memorable Day when it was chosen LotD. That's a great way to describe James - a ray of sunshine. : )

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      sjewula 4 years ago

      Just started making these and found your lens. Awesome place to start. Thanks for the information.

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      lionmom100 4 years ago

      I have never tried a green smoothie. I'm curious and will probably try them.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      In order to feel satisfied for longer periods in-between smoothies, I add either a 1/4 cup of raw, unsalted pumpkin seeds OR 1/3 can of great northern white beans (drained.)

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      Itaya Lightbourne 4 years ago from Topeka, KS

      @GardenerDon: Hi gardenerdon. I have not tried Truvia. I did a bit of research about the product and it seems that they have combined Stevia with Erythritol as well as other flavors. Erythritol as you probably know is a sugar alcohol and is not from Stevia. In my book, that does not make Truvia a healthy sweetening alternative. Stevia does come in powdered forms which one can obtain for baking and the like. I haven't experimented much with the powdered form of Stevia personally. Make sure you are careful when using the powdered form as it is very concentrated and can overpower your recipe or beverage. I prefer the liquid form as I mention in this article as it does not leave a bitter aftertaste whereas the powdered form can if you use too much. Thanks for the comment! :)

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      Gardener Don 4 years ago

      Have you ever tried Truvia as the sweetener? I believe it's made from Stevia as well, but is not a liquid. I heard somewhere that it's about the best (for you) of all the sweeteners.

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      KamalaEmbroidery 4 years ago

      Thanks for the inspiring ideas. I'm not sure my blender is powerful enough, but I'm definitely going to try a vegetable smoothie. Great way to get more greens into my diet.

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      shana273 4 years ago

      I want to try this!

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      hovirag 4 years ago

      I want to do this as soon as I have a Vitamix blender - yes it is on my list :) I have a juicer and dring vegetable juices as well but really want to have smoothies as well!

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      ChristyZ 4 years ago

      I have a fruit smoothie almost every day but never thought of throwing vegetables in the blender. I'm definitely going to try one of these tomorrow! Fantastic lens:)

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      PattyRadford 4 years ago

      I use the nutribullet and love it. My favorite is in the am....it is a banana, kefir, coconut milk, ground flax seed, chia seed, and mixed berries. Delicious and healthy!

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      THELASTRETURN 4 years ago

      I've had vegetable smoothies, however I enjoy chewing ever since we were on a liquid diet. (doctors orders). I do prepare them for the kids, add some fruit and they don't know they are consuming vegetables.

      Nice article.

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      Itaya Lightbourne 4 years ago from Topeka, KS

      @annayjo: Hope you enjoy them as much as I do annayjo! :)

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      Itaya Lightbourne 4 years ago from Topeka, KS

      @Paladins: Thank you Paladins. I'm just very glad you enjoy your veggies anyway you prefer! :)

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      annayjo 4 years ago

      I have a brand new vitamix i received as a gift, didn't even get to use it. Your lens inspired me to break open the seal! can't wait to try!

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      Paladins 4 years ago

      I have tried vegetable smoothies before, but have never stuck with it. I think I would rather just take my time and enjoy eating them in a salad. Nice lens.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Nice and interesting recopies.

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      Cynthia Haltom 4 years ago from Diamondhead

      Yes, it sounds like something I would enjoy.

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      moonlitta 4 years ago

      Maybe I have to. I still cling to having vegetables rather in the form of salads, but maybe I should try something different, too. However the sweetened smoothies still scare me:)

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      Great recipes! Well, i like vegetables very much and we eat it regularly at home :)

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      Birthday Wishes 4 years ago from Here

      Yes, I will. They look so tasty... Thanks a lot for sharing this great lens!

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      Itaya Lightbourne 4 years ago from Topeka, KS

      @anonymous: Very glad to hear it WebLori! :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Very nice lens. We have been using stevia for over 3 years now as a sweetner for our beverages. Do not miss white processed sugar!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Wonderfully healthy lens! Thanks for all the recipes and resources! I have not had very many veggie smoothies, (I prefer fruit), but I know they are even more healthy than fruit!

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      OrganicMom247 4 years ago

      looks very delicious.

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      mrdata 4 years ago

      I love smoothies! Thanks for your delicious recipes! I will taste them for sure :)

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      getupandgrow 4 years ago

      I already love veg (and am a vegetarian). But my hubby is a true carnivore, and so I have to *disguise* his veggies somewhat in soups, casseroles etc :-). Smoothies sound ideal, and I shall be trying them out on him: many thanks for the suggestion.

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      Aibrean82 4 years ago

      We normally juice our vegetables for a super healthy breakfast, and I have never thought of making smoothies with them. Will definitely try it, for a healthy variation!

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      Sweetbunny LM 4 years ago

      Great recipes, thanks, I will use more kale!

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      Michelllle 4 years ago

      I love veggie smoothies. Thanks for the recipes

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      pericaluic 4 years ago

      I eat vegetables

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      michalk lm 4 years ago

      I'm always trying to get my kids to eat more vegetables - Maybe this will work :)

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      Itaya Lightbourne 4 years ago from Topeka, KS

      @Jefff Molnar: Thank you! I loved that movie! He was actually drinking green juice and not smoothies but they definitely helped him to get healthier. :)

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      Jeff Molnar 4 years ago from New Jersey

      What a great lens. It has some good recipes on it. Reminds me of the movie Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead with the green smoothies.

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      Bitbreaker 4 years ago

      very very useful recepies. thanks for share.

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      designworld lm 4 years ago

      How great! New recipes to try for vegetable smoothies. I'm always on the look out for ways to change up my smoothies.

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      johnsja 4 years ago

      That sounds really healthy. I'm going to give it a try.

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      Jenepher 4 years ago

      Great ideas.. I usually make a wheat grass with a banana and strawberry yogurt smoothie.. Which ever makes the taste a little bit better. Great article!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I'm not one for vegetables so I think I'll have to try a smoothie then at least I can say I have vegetables, thanks for sharing you have some great recipes here. I'm going to give the out the door in a flash recipe a try.

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      Itaya Lightbourne 4 years ago from Topeka, KS

      @jeskasight: You are welcome jeskasight! I hope you do try an ALL Veggie Smoothie soon. I think the Liquid Stevia drops are key for me being able to stick with them. They taste like a total treat versus something I feel I 'need' to drink. :)

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      jeskasight 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this info! I have been drinking green smoothies for breakfast for the last year on and off. Howevr, I have never done a full veggie smoothie, I always add a fruit to make it sweet. I might try a full veggie one for lunch:)

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      Itaya Lightbourne 4 years ago from Topeka, KS

      @Vera-S: I love this idea Vera-S! Not sure why I haven't thought of it before. :)

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      Itaya Lightbourne 4 years ago from Topeka, KS

      @LocalImpact: That's very good to hear LocalImpact! Thanks for the feedback on this very popular book. :)

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      Itaya Lightbourne 4 years ago from Topeka, KS

      @BodyWrap: Thank you BodyWrap! I hope you try them soon. I would love to hear back when/if you do! :)

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      Itaya Lightbourne 4 years ago from Topeka, KS

      @youbars: Thank you youbars! I'm not a fan of the food pyramid either. I just know that many people still use it as a guideline. :)

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      youbars 4 years ago

      great lens, although I'm not a huge fan of the "food pyramid" proposed by the FDA.

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      BodyWrap 4 years ago

      I love your smoothie recipes!

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      LocalImpact 4 years ago

      One of my favorite books - Green Smoothie Revolution: The Radical Leap Towards Natural Health

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      Bill 4 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

      I have green smoothies every day....in fact, might go and have my 2nd for the day right now!

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      Vera-S 4 years ago

      Great lens. I love green smoothies and I often have it as a soup.

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      Leila 4 years ago from Belgium

      That's an amazing lens! I love green smoothies, haven't made them in a while, and this lens is inspiring to do it again.

      Thanks!!!

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      thegreenninja 4 years ago

      What a fantastic lens! I make fruit and veggie smoothies for breakfast all the time and I love experimenting with new recipes!

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      Itaya Lightbourne 4 years ago from Topeka, KS

      @Margaret Schindel: Thank you MSchindel! :)

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      Itaya Lightbourne 4 years ago from Topeka, KS

      @wahponywoo2: Great idea! I like the idea of combining the two methods. :)

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      Steven 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      I have them all the time ... I use my juicer to make the (what else) juice and then add whole fruit/veggies etc to make a smoothie... yummy :)