Cocoa-Berry Chia SmoothieNot every smoothie I make is a green smoothie. Sometimes I just want some color, and to indulge in the unadulterated goodness of sweet, refreshing fruit – and chocolate!

This cocoa-berry smoothie recipe with chia seeds and almond milk hits the spot on a warm summer day. Raw cacao (chocolate) adds minerals and antioxidants while chia seeds provide a super dose of omega-3s.

(If you can’t find chia seeds in your area, you can always order them online or you can use flax seeds instead.)

You can always add greens to this smoothie. Go ahead and toss in some kale, dandelion or whatever dark leafy greens you have on hand. You’ll boost the mineral content even further.

If you’ve never had pure, raw cacao powder, then you’ll be surprised at just how bitter it is. However, it is sweetened up beautifully by the banana and berries in this recipe. While cacao is loaded with antioxidants, it is also a stimulant so if you are sensitive to coffee, you might want to skip the cacao and use cocoa or carbo powder instead.

Cocoa-Berry Chia Smoothie Recipe

Start by adding the liquid to your blender (I use a Vitamix), followed by the remaining ingredients. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 307
Fat: 6 grams
Protein: 7 grams
Carbohydrates: 54g
Fiber: 13.3 grams
Calcium: 11% DV
Iron: 3.9 mg
Folate: 56.9mcg
Vitamin A: 1% RDA
Vitamin C: 94% RDA

This smoothie is also a rich source of vitamins B1 through B6, vitamin K, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and potassium.

Serving Size: One. (This recipe makes a large, 32-ounce smoothie. It is a meal-replacement smoothie and not a snack. I recommend drinking half right away and the other half about 30 minutes later. If it is too much for you, store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.)

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About Tracy
Tracy Russell is the creator of the Green Smoothie Weight Loss Program, the 30-Day Whole Foods Challenge and founder of Incredible Smoothies. She is passionate about helping people improve their health with green smoothies and a whole foods lifestyle.


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30-day-smoothie-challengeThere’s nothing like a 30-day green smoothie challenge to help you lose weight, boost your energy, and reboot your diet.

I’m not talking about 30-days of nothing but green smoothies, though. You can begin to enjoy the many health benefits of green smoothies by simply replacing one meal each day with a delicious fruit and veggie shake.

Here are the top five reasons why you should try a 30-day green smoothie challenge today:

#1 – Establish A New Habit

Many behavioral experts say that it takes 30 days to establish a new habit. After a month of performing a new behavior every day, it starts to become second nature.

Drinking a green smoothie every day, especially for breakfast, is one of the easiest ways to get into the habit of consuming more fruits and vegetables. After one month, you won’t want to start your day any other way.

#2 – No More Guesswork, Just Follow The Plan

One of the biggest benefits of joining an “official” challenge, like my 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge, is that you will be provided with all of the recipes, grocery shopping lists and nutrition information.

If you follow the plan, you won’t have to think up new blends, and hope they taste good. You’ll be presented with new recipes every day, and you’ll know exactly what you need to buy at the store when you shop for groceries. It’s so much easier.

#3 – Lose Weight

A 30-day smoothie challenge is a great way to try out the weight loss benefits of a daily green smoothie. Most of the participants on my 30-day challenge have reported weight loss.

Part of the reason is that replacing one meal each day with a green smoothie helps lower calorie intake, boosts fruit and vegetable consumption, provides energy for exercising, and inspires you to make healthy choices for your other meals.

#4 – Reset Your Taste Buds

After drinking a green smoothie every day for a month (not a green smoothie-only diet, but one or two per day), I found myself actually craving healthy foods.

Sweets became too sweet for me. Fried and oily foods felt like lead in my stomach. I actually started enjoying the naturally delicious flavors of fresh fruits and vegetables that I was never able to appreciate before I embraced my daily smoothie ritual.

One of the most powerful tools that can help you transform your overall diet is a daily green smoothie habit. It’s the first step in transitioning to a health-supporting whole foods diet.

#5 – Ease Your Way Toward A Healthier Diet

A 30-day green smoothie challenge isn’t a difficult struggle. All you do is replace one meal each day with a delicious green smoothie. That’s it.

You don’t have to starve, or subsist on liquids, or take pills. Besides the produce (and maybe that dream blender you’ve been eyeing), there are no additional items that you need to spend your money on. Unlike most crash diets, you do not need expensive supplements.

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Mango-Basil Green SmoothieHere’s a delicious green smoothie that blends my favorite tropical fruits with an ingredient you don’t usually associate with a smoothie – basil! The basil goes really well with the pineapple and mango in this smoothie. I only added 5 leaves and it didn’t overpower the smoothie.

Adding herbs, such as basil, to your smoothies are a great way to get out of “flavor ruts” and expand your horizons. In addition to basil, my favorite herbs to use in a green smoothie include cilantro, dill and mint.

I prefer to use fresh herbs when making a smoothie because they blend up better, and the flavors are not as concentrated as they are when dried. Some of my readers have mentioned that they use dried mint in their smoothies and it tasted fine. I’m not sure I would use dried basil, but that is up to you.

Mango-Basil Green Smoothie

  • 1 mango, peeled
  • 1/2 cup pineapple, cubed
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 5 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds, soaked for 5 minutes
  • 8 ounces homemade almond milk

Nutrition Information

Calories: 319
Protein: 9 grams
Fiber: 12.3 grams
Calcium: 19% DV
Iron: 5.6 mg

This smoothie is also a rich source of vitamins B1 through B6, vitamin K, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc.

Serving Size: One. (This recipe makes a large, 32-ounce smoothie. It is a meal-replacement smoothie and not a snack. I recommend drinking half right away and the other half about 30 minutes later. If it is too much for you, store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.)

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Strawberry-Basil Green Smoothie

Strawberry and basil is a winning combination! This is a smaller green smoothie, but it’s still filling. I wanted to keep it simple to really highlight the basil flavor.

I added chia seeds as they are a great source of omega-3′s and protein. I soak them before adding them to my smoothies so they don’t swell up and make the smoothie thicker after I blend it.

I like to make my own almond milk as my family goes through it very quickly. You can find a link to my recipe in the ingredients list below.

Strawberry Basil Smoothie

  • 6 medium strawberries
  • 6 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoon chia seeds, soaked for 5 minutes
  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 8 ounces homemade almond milk

Start by adding the liquid to your blender (I use a Vitamix), followed by the remaining ingredients. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 249
Protein: 7 grams
Fiber: 11 grams
Calcium: 15% DV
Iron: 4.7mg

This smoothie is also a rich source of vitamins B1 through B6, vitamin K, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and potassium.

Serving Size: One.

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Vitamix S30Okay, it’s time to review the newest Vitamix blender on the market – the diminutive S30.

The Vitamix S30 blender is being marketed as a personal, portable version of their famous, super-powerful 5200/6300 series machines.

What’s To Love About The S30

Power: Don’t let its small size fool you, this blender is POWERFUL! With a 790 watt motor, this thing blends a green smoothie every bit as thoroughly as its much larger cousins, the 5200/6300/7500 series blenders.

I tested it with my morning green smoothie with lots of kale and tossed in some whole, frozen strawberries and zzzzzzip! You’d never know it was made in such a small blender.

Portability: The portability of the S30 is one of its strong suits. The blender is compact and lighter, so it’s easier to pack it in the car and take it with you just about anywhere. Use it in a hotel (it’s not loud enough to wake up the whole building), use it in your RV, and if you pack it well, maybe chance it in your checked suit case next time you fly.

In addition to the 40-ounce compact container, you get a 20-ounce personal container with a flip-top lid. You can blend a small green smoothie in this container, remove the blade base, screw on the lid, and take it with you wherever you’re going! It’s a great feature.

Containers: The Vitamix S30 comes with two BPA-free containers. The 40-ounce compact pitcher is perfect for making a green smoothie for one person. It’s also just the right size for making nut butters or smaller recipes (like sauces, salsas, soups, etc…).

S30-travelThe second container is a 20-ounce travel cup/blending pitcher. Fill up the cup, screw on the blade base, then blend your smoothie. Then remove the blade base and screw on the flip-top lid. Now your freshly blended green smoothie is ready to travel with you.

This smaller container is also ideal for making baby food or other small blends.

Size: Vitamix blenders are notorious for not fitting underneath standard kitchen cupboards. That’s never been a problem for me because I never store or put away my Vitamix.

But the S30 takes up less than 6-inches of counter space and stands only 14.55 inches tall – with pitcher. It’s a great size for a small (or tiny) kitchen, and you can easily stow it out of the way under kitchen cabinets.

Dishwasher Safe (Top Rack): The blender pitchers, lids and even the blade base (NOT the motor base) are top rack dishwasher safe. Wow!

Warranty: The S30 comes with a 5-year warranty. You can buy an extended warranty that will cover you for 8 years for an additional $75.

So What’s Not To Love?

Size: Okay, I know I listed size above as something to love about the Vitamix S30. But it can be a problem, too. If you strictly use this blender to make green smoothies for yourself, you’re good. A 32-ounce meal-replacement green smoothie blends up fine in this machine.

But the 40-ounce pitcher is just not large enough to make enough green smoothie for a whole family, or a meal-replacement green smoothie for two people without blending each one separately.

And no, you can’t put your 64-ounce pitcher on the S30 base because the base is designed to only accept the two, compact S30 pitchers.

Ease Of Cleaning: Yes, the S30 is dishwasher safe. But I make at least two green smoothies every day, and my husband makes one, and I use my Vitamix for other things throughout the day. For me, “dishwasher-safe” isn’t a feature that I care about because I will always hand-wash my blender.

Now here’s my one big complaint about the S30. You cannot clean the pitcher unless you remove the blade base. On my 5200, I can clean the pitcher quickly and easily without disassembling it.

S30-cleanIn the S30, however, I find that green smoothie works its way into the screw threads where the pitcher screws into the blade base, making it impossible to just rinse it out and be done. Nope. I have to unscrew the blade base and wash it separately. And if your husband has wrenches for arms, you might find it a bit difficult to get the blade base off the pitcher if he’s the last one who screwed it in.

(There is a notch in the blade base that will accommodate a spatula or other kitchen utensil handle to provide more leverage.)

Price

Okay, this is the biggie. So you get a powerful blender that is every bit as good as its larger counterparts, with a much smaller kitchen footprint, and two containers – a 40-ounce and a 20-ounce travel container. How much does this all cost? $409.

Just for reference, the classic Vitamix 5200 series blender sells for $449 (with 64-ounce pitcher), while the newer 6300 series is priced closer to $600.

(Easily the best deal for a Vitamix blender is a Certified Reconditioned model, which starts at $329.)

The S30 is a high-end blender, so it is priced accordingly.

How The S30 Compares To The NutriBullet

Of course I have to compare the Vitamix S30 with the most famous personal blender on the market, the Nutribullet.

At less than $99 at your local big-box store, the NutriBullet is less than 1/4 the price of the S30 and comes with a 1 year standard warranty.

However, the NutriBullet is not as powerful. I find that the NutriBullet struggles with tough greens like kale, and it doesn’t thoroughly blend things like pineapple core, raw carrots, or even frozen fruits like strawberries. The S30 blends a smoother smoothie, hands down.

But the NutriBullet gives a good effort, and the newer 900-watt NutriBullet Pro may very well do a better job than the original machine. I just haven’t had any hands-on experience with it.

The NutriBullet is more compact overall, and I have flown with mine in my carry-on luggage (yes, it does get the TSA agents all in a fuss, but they let me pass through to my gate after they x-ray and swab it). The Vitamix S30 is still too large for a carry on bag. And a broken NutriBullet won’t break the bank to replace.

Who Should Get The Vitamix S30

S30-2For most people, I recommend either the Vitamix 5200 or the 6300 for regular, everyday use. It would be fantastic if you could use the larger Vitamix pitchers on the S30 base, but as of this writing, you are limited to either the 40-ounce or the 20-ounce pitchers that are specifically designed for the S30.

However, the S30 blender is an ideal solution for tiny kitchens in apartments, dorms, RVs and camps. It’s a great solution for people who are on the road a lot and want to keep up with a green smoothie habit while staying in hotels.

As a secondary blender to the standard, larger Vitamix, the S30 makes a convenient side kick that is quite suitable for making nut butters, sauces, baby food, bread crumbs, and other small blends.


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Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Coffee Smoothie RecipeI like playing around with different ingredients. I recently made a Strawberry-Vanilla Coffee Smoothie, and it was nice to be able to enjoy a coffee drink without feeling guilty that it was full of sugar and artificial ingredients.

Since I really liked that smoothie, I went to a flavored coffee website and scrolled though their combinations. I found a coconut and macadamia nut coffee flavor so I thought I would give that a try as a smoothie. I had some pineapple and coconut milk on hand so I went to the kitchen and gave this recipe a try.

This recipe only makes about 10 ounces and I almost wished I had made a double batch! It was SO tasty. The coffee flavor isn’t overpowering, but it is one of the predominate flavors.

You can add greens and a scoop of protein powder if you want to make this a meal replacement smoothie.

Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Coffee Smoothie Recipe

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/2 frozen banana, sliced
  • 6 macadamia nuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pineapple, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee *

Start all the ingredients to your blender (I use a Vitamix). Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.

I find that instant coffee works best when making smoothies with coffee flavor notes. You can find organic instant coffee at health food stores.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 229
Fat: 15g
Protein: 3g
Carbohydrates: 27g
Fiber: 4g
Calcium: 6% RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance)
Iron: 1.3mg
Folate: 40.4mcg
Vitamin A: 11% RDA
Vitamin C: 60% RDA

This smoothie is also a rich source of vitamins B1 and B6, copper, magnesium and manganese.

Serving Size: One.

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Papaya Mint and Ginger Smoothie Recipe This smoothie with papaya, mint and ginger is just the thing for a hot summer day! It’s both refreshing and delicious!

Papayas are at their best when they are very ripe. If you get the large Mexican or Caribbean Red papayas, the peel should be mostly yellow and speckled with brown spots. The green, firm papayas you often get at the store are not ripe enough. Let them sit on the counter until they are ready!.

Because it was a hot day, I used frozen banana, which gave the smoothie a cooling chill.

Nutritionally, this smoothie is full of vitamins – especially vitamin C and folate. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and is good for people with arthritis.

Papaya-Mint and Ginger Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 and 1/2 cups papaya, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 4 to 5 large mint leaves
  • 1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced
  • 8 ounces homemade almond milk

Start by adding the liquid to your blender (I use a Vitamix), followed by the remaining ingredients. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 237
Fat: 1g
Protein: 3.4g
Carbohydrates: 52g
Fiber: 6.8g
Calcium: 4% RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance)
Iron: 0.9mg
Folate: 105.3mcg
Vitamin A: 15% RDA
Vitamin C: 195% RDA

This smoothie is also a rich source of vitamins B1 through B6, vitamin K, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and potassium.

Serving Size: One.

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Strawberry Macadamia Nut Green Smoothie RecipeI love playing around with different types of nuts in my green smoothies. While I’ve used macadamia nuts in raw food recipes, I haven’t really used them in smoothies yet. I thought I would give it a try.

Macadamia nuts have a nice creamy texture. They are a soft nut so it’s not necessary to soften them first by soaking. I did, however, chop them into small pieces to make them easier to blend.

Macadamia nuts are one of the priciest nuts, but if you can find them in the bulk section of a health food store, you can only buy as many as you need for a particular recipe.

White chocolate and macadamia nuts go really well together so I thought I would add a little raw cacao powder to make this smoothie chocolaty. The cacao enhances the flavor and boosts the iron content of this green smoothie.

Of course, both the macadamia nuts and the cacao complement the strawberries nicely.

Strawberry Macadamia Nut Green Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 6 macadamia nuts, chopped
  • 7 medium strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds, soaked for 5 minutes
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1 scoop raw protein powder
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 8 ounces water

Start by adding the liquid to your blender (I use a Vitamix), followed by the soft fruit. Add the greens to your blender last. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 333
Fat: 14g
Protein: 16g
Carbohydrates: 44g
Fiber: 10.1g
Calcium: 12% RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance)
Iron: 3.9mg
Folate: 221.5mcg
Vitamin A: 61% RDA
Vitamin C: 114% RDA

This smoothie is also a rich source of vitamins B1 through B6, vitamin K, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc.

Serving Size: One.

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Are you ready to take your daily green smoothie habit to a whole new level?

Get ready for a fun and delicious 30-Day Whole Foods Challenge! These are the exact same recipes I used to lose 40 poundstwice! (once when I got started with green smoothies in 2009, and after the birth of my son in 2013).

I followed this meal plan when I trained for and ran the Chicago Marathon in 2012. And I believe that eating this way dropped bmy cholesterol by almost 50 points, going from the high-range in my early 20′s (I have a family history of high cholesterol) to comfortably in the middle range of healthy in my 30′s.

What Is The 30-Day Whole Foods Challenge?

My 30-Day Whole Foods Challenge is simple. For the next 30 days, follow the detailed meal plans with recipes in the challenge guide. You’ll start each day with a delicious and filling green smoothie meal, then enjoy smoothie or non-smoothie lunches, dinners and snacks based around a plant-based, whole foods diet.

Even the grocery shopping lists are created for you – just print and go to the store! I’ve done everything that I could to make this program easy to follow.

You’ll also get additional recipes that include some of my other favorite green smoothie meals, lunches, dinners, and even healthy desserts! The 15-Minute Fitness component will eliminate all excuses about not having the time to exercise!

Is This A Green Smoothie-Only Diet/Fast?

No, this is not a green smoothie fast. You can drink up to two green smoothie meals per day, but the 30-Day Whole Foods Challenge is not about fasting. Far from it!

You’ll enjoy delicious and hearty wraps, soups, maki rolls, barbecue portobello burgers, falafel sandwiches – there’s more to a whole foods diet than salad and fruit! There is plenty to eat, and over 100 recipes to ensure that you will find plenty of meals that you are absolutely crazy about!

Download a free 1-Day Challenge meal plan sample right here!

How Does This Challenge Work?

The 30-Day Whole Foods Challenge guide contains the same 30 reader-favorite green smoothie recipes from the 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge. You will start each day with a green smoothie breakfast.

Lunches are either green smoothie meals or non-smoothie alternatives such as wraps, delectable quinoa salads, soups, and more.

Dinners are also whole foods-based and this challenge contains all of my dinner favorites.

Also, the challenge contains two snack recipes each day that I rely on to fuel my body throughout the day.

Additionally, you will get weekly grocery shopping lists that will help ensure that you have all of the ingredients on hand to make these recipes.

The purpose of this program is to eliminate all excuses and make it as easy as possible to start a daily green smoothie habit and embrace a whole foods lifestyle.

Is It Difficult To Follow?

The great thing about this challenge is that all of the planning has been done for you. All you have to do is take the shopping lists with you to the grocery store, buy the ingredients, and follow the easy-to-make recipes in the guide. I’ve even included the nutrition information for each recipe. See for yourself with a free 1-Day Challenge sample.

Substitution suggestions are offered to help you adapt the meal plans for regional and seasonal availability, or personal preference. Plus you’ll also get a whole other e-book filled with substitution recipes – more green smoothie meals, lunches, dinners and even desserts!

The purpose of this challenge is to gently introduce you to new food combinations and ingredients, so embrace the change and go with it!

What You Get

The 30-Day Whole Foods Challenge includes the following:

 

1) 30-Day Whole Foods Challenge E-Book (PDF)

Thirty days worth of delicious and easy-to-make green smoothie recipes for the challenge are included in this e-book, as well as all lunches, dinners and snacks. All of the recipes are complete with nutrition information.

You will also get substitution recommendations and answers to frequently asked questions. Cooking, preparation, storing and money-saving tips are also included. I even provide tips for dealing with withdrawal symptoms and how to overcome cravings (and what those cravings really mean).


2) Grocery Shopping Lists (PDF)

Save these convenient grocery shopping lists to your phone or tablet, or print them out and take them with you to the supermarket. Each weekly shopping list includes all of the ingredients you need to complete this challenge.


3) Substitution Recipes E-Book (PDF)

Want more recipes? Add more variety or get ideas for continuing the whole foods challenge beyond 30 days with this ebook filled with even more delicious green smoothie recipes, as well as non-smoothie lunches, dinners, and desserts.

The recipes in this e-book are also favorites that I just couldn’t squeeze into the 30-day challenge.


4) 15-Minute Fitness (PDF)

This simple-to-follow fitness routine can be done in, well, 15 minutes! This easy to follow PDF workout guide illustrates exactly how to do each workout. There are two cardio workouts, a strength training workout and my killer abs workout.

Think you don’t have time to work out every day? I’ll show you how you can shed some extra pounds in just 15 minutes per day!

Plus This Free Bonus!

100 Green Smoothie Recipes E-Book – 2nd Edition (PDF)

This e-book contains 100 green smoothie recipes that are not published on Incredible Smoothies. Half of these recipes have been submitted by my readers from all over the world!

Find new and unique green smoothie recipes to incorporate into your daily life.

Access The Program On All Your Digital Devices – Since this program is digital, you can access it on all of your electronic devices! Instructions for downloading the files to your iPad, Kindle or other tablet device will be e-mailed with your download link.

Get Started Today!

Order the 30-Day Whole Foods Challenge from Incredible Smoothies and you’ll gain instant access to the digital (PDF format) challenge guide with all of the recipes, as well as printable shopping lists, substitution recipes and the 15-minute fitness workouts.

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Special Notes:

Tablet/Device Compatibility: The material in this downloadable product are PDF files, which are compatible with all current tablet devices (iPad, Kindle, Nook, Windows and Android) as well as smart phones, Windows, Linux and Mac computers.

If you experience any difficulties with downloading the e-books to your tablet device, please see the customer support page.

Refund/Return Policy: I want you to be 100% satisfied with the 30-Day Whole Foods Challenge. That’s why I am offering an unconditional 100% money-back guarantee. If you don’t love the recipes, or you don’t feel that this meal plan is something you want to do, simply contact me for a full refund within 30 days of your purchase date.

Kale Coconut Green Smoothie This is a great meal replacement green smoothie for weight loss, cleansing, or for when you just want something healthy. Oranges and kale are loaded with fiber, which helps support your body’s cleansing abilities!

The flavor of kale can be strong for some people, so that’s why I like to use curly kale instead of Lacinato or “dinosaur” kale. Dino kale is darker and has the flat leaves, while curly kale has the leaves with the curly edges. They are both nutritionally comparable, but curly kale is masked a little easier.

Baby kale (the kind usually sold in plastic salad tubs) is also a less bitter form of kale.

Don’t be intimidated by the kale and carrots in this green smoothie. The orange and banana really help to sweeten then and mask the flavor. Make sure you are using a very juicy orange. If your orange isn’t very juicy, you can add another 1/2 to a full orange depending on the size.

Kale Coconut Green Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 1 orange, peeled and deseeded
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 3 cups curly kale, stems removed
  • 8 ounces unsweetened coconut milk

Start by adding the liquid to your blender (I use a Vitamix), followed by the soft fruit. Add the greens to your blender last. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 382
Protein: 11g
Carbs: 80g
Fiber: 15.8g
Calcium: 37% RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance)
Iron: 3.5mg
Vitamin A: 195% RDA
Vitamin C: 454% RDA

This smoothie is also a rich source of vitamins B1 through B6, vitamin K, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc.

Serving Size: One. (This recipe makes a large, 32-ounce smoothie. It is a meal-replacement smoothie and not a snack. I recommend drinking half right away and the other half about 30 minutes later. If it is too much for you, store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.)

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