How To Make a Green Smoothie

March 15, 2008 at 12:26 am 95 comments

For those of you who are still wondering exactly how to make one of these crazy green smoothies…check out Robyn’s (of Green Smoothie Girl fame) video. It’s great…and it has a lot of little tidbits of knowledge too. My favorite quote:

“If you do nothing else that’s healthy all day long…do this!”

Preach it sister! Even if you are eating Snickers and Mountain Dew…you can still benefit from a green smoothie…get on board!


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  • 1. Kristin  |  March 15, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Oh, so good!!!! My mother-in-law and I just watched together and I think I’ve convinced her to try her next smoothie with some greens! She’s daring and I practically swore to her that it doesn’t taste bad. Now I’m craving one! 🙂 Maybe with some carob/cocoa this time.

  • 2. Kristen's Raw  |  March 15, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    I completely agree! I love the quote, too, because it’s true. Green smoothies are great for everyone, they’re delicious, and they’re easy to make.

    Have a great day 🙂

  • 3. flipflopmamma  |  March 16, 2008 at 1:23 am

    I’ve had several people email me this week wanting green smoothie recipes…if only it was this easy to convert people to Jesus!!

  • 4. Caroline  |  March 16, 2008 at 7:24 am

    What if you don’t have a 3 hp blender?? I can’t imagine my cheapie old blender ripping through dry greens like hers did! I’m afraid to try in case I break the thing!

  • 5. livelightly  |  March 16, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    Caroline…I have a fairly “old” blender and most people don’t have Vitamix like she does in the video…but it IS possible to blend the greens. My method is to blend the water, banana, berries, etc. first and then when it’s smooth, add the greens (pushing them down into the mixture a bit) and then start slow and work up in speed.

    There are some greens you might want to cut first…kale has a hard stem that might get caught in a slower blender. But spinach is a super soft green (and mild tasting) green that will blend easily! Have fun!

  • 6. Sarah B.  |  March 17, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Sara–I’m all on board for smoothies, but the green smoothies are relatively new for me. Question for you: Do you have to have a high-powered blender, such as vita-mix, to make green smoothies? I would love to start making them, but my blender is only so-so and I don’t really have an extra $200+ laying around to drop for a new blender. What tips might you have for adjustments to make a green smoothie in an average, run-of-the-mill blender?


  • 7. Sarah B.  |  March 17, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Okay, I feel REALLY silly now! After I posted my comment, I noticed that right above it, you had already answered the same question I asked!! Maybe a green smoothie would help me to be more attentive to those little details next time. 🙂

  • 8. Marie  |  March 26, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    I also have a cheapo blender. For my two (so far) green smoothies, I have run all the greens, carrots, and (today) an apple in my food processor. Then I put the tiny chopped up veggies in my blender with water, banana add frozen berries. It blends up pretty quick, and I don’t have to keep either appliance running very long to get a smoothie.

    Now I am wondering if I can just pre chops tons and toss it in the freezer to throw in the daily smoothie. Thoughts on that??

  • 9. christygriner  |  April 1, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    What do the green smoothies taste like?

  • 10. livelightly  |  April 3, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Christy…they taste like fruit! The bananas/berries/etc. over power the green flavors, especially when it’s a mild green like spinach or kale. Give it a try! 🙂

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  • 14. christygriner  |  June 2, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    I DID try the smoothie after Laurel let me come over and taste. Umm…yeah. Oh, girl. Those things taste good. And, B loved them!

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  • 16. Steve  |  August 7, 2009 at 2:55 am

    Actually, the woman in video used a BlendTec, not a Vitamix. They are different, I have not tried the BlendTec, but own a Vitamix 5200. Very satisfied, well worth the money. Buy a used one on Ebay.

  • 17. Gee  |  April 4, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    I would say it’s definitely worth saving up the money for either a Vitamix or Blendtec blender. Not only does it save the step of using a food processor, but the idea is to break the foods down to the smallest possible particles so the nutrients are absorbed more quickly and easily into your system. Much easier on the digestive system and you get the maximum benefit from all the good foods.
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  • 18. Hossaine  |  May 22, 2012 at 11:13 am

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