Here’s a pleasing combination for a green smoothie — kale and pineapple, with the added cleansing benefit of cucumber. Prepare to be refreshed and hydrated! This makes about two 12-ounce servings. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky. more→
Made simply with a few fruits, one vegetable, and nothing else, this green smoothie tastes only like the fruit itself, yet provides all the nutritional advantages of the greens, too. Plus it’s incredibly energizing, and actually makes you feel great, inside and out. Contributed by Vicki Brett-Gach from her blog, Ann Arbor Vegan Kitchen. more→
Green smoothies are all the rage, and are that much better with the addition of chia seeds. They are a great way to get a bold dose of veggies, fiber, and nutrients in a healthy, convenient, low‐calorie way. Recipe and photo from Chia: The Complete Guide to the Ultimate Superfood* by Wayne Coates, PhD. more→
This green delight — a smoothie featuring the green goodness of spinach and sprouts with the sweetness of pineapple — offers ultimate refreshment, and the coconut water is immensely hydrating. It’s great over a couple of pieces of ice if the day is very warm. Bottoms up! more→
A great way to start the day with a hit of blood-cleansing chlorophyll and some good-quality protein from the seeds and protein powder. Adding protein will keep you feeling satisfied for hours! Recipe and photo contributed by Ricki Heller, from Diet, Dessert and Dogs. more→
Kale, banana, an avocado join forces in this creamy, filling smoothie. Hemp seeds are optional, but they’re one of the best, most concentrated sources of Omega 3s—better (and tastier) than flaxseeds. They make a great addition to this creamy smoothie. Look for both hempseeds and hemp milk at most any natural foods market. Adapted from Wild About Greens by Nava Atlas. Photo by Susan Voisin, FatFree Vegan Kitchen. more→
This invigorating green smoothie featuring spinach and avocado, with a touch of parsley and watercress, is adapted from The Smoothies Bible* by Pat Crocker. Reprinted by permission. © 2010, Robert Rose, Inc. All rights reserved.
You can substitute 1 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice for some of the water, or throw in a handful of cashews for more texture and protein. Try chilling the shake in the refrigerator for 20 minutes before serving if you want a more cooling effect. Contributed by Alexandra Jamieson, from Vegan Cooking for Dummies.* more→