• Yay! I’ve done it! I’ve finally made and tried a green smoothie. And guess what? It is delicious!

    I know what you’re going to say. It looks gross and you wouldn’t touch it with a ten foot pole. I would’ve said the same thing if I weren’t so determined to FINALLY try a green smoothie. After months of thinking about it, trying to find some alternative gluten free breakfasts, I finally did it. Eureka!

    Here’s the thing. Ya’ just gotta get past the color. Blindfold yourself if you have to. I promise, I swear, it’s delicious.

    Ellen’s Raw Green Smoothie

    1 banana
    1 peach
    1/2 fuji apple
    1/2 cup blueberries
    1 cup purple grapes
    2 cups spinach
    2 pitted dates
    2 cups ice cubes
    1/2 cup water

    Put all ingredients in blender. Whir!!!!!!!!!!!
    • Sheri

      Totally picturing someone with a blindfold and a clothepin on the nose…LOL Actually, it sounds very good.

    • Ellen

      Hi Sheri,

      It IS good! I had one again this morning – they are almost addicting. But the color is pretty gross, for a smoothie:).

      Ellen

    • Lisa

      I’m always up for new smoothie recipes (to get down all my supplements with). Can’t wait to try this! Great pic too!

    • Mansi Desai

      Wow, that’s something new for me!! might actually go fro trying it in a couple of days! sounds and looks interesting enough:)

    • Karina

      Ellen- Sounds healthful and delicious- just added it to today’s smoothie post! xoxo

    • mirihawk

      The best way to have a green smoothie that looks yuckie is in a drink bottle – drink it while on the computer and just ignore it till its gone… ;)

    • Warm n Wonderful

      I bought a Blendtec a year ago and have made green smoothies for breakfast everyday for the past year. I generally use:
      1/2 apple
      1/2 pear
      2" cucumber
      1/2 stalk of celery
      few green grapes
      1/2 banana
      handful of spinach or kale
      3 ice cubes
      4oz water

      Sometimes I add pineapple, or strawberries or blueberries. The latter 2 will turn the smoothie brown like the one you pictured.

      I've converted many friends, because they taste so delicious.

    • I Am Gluten Free

      Hi Warm n Wonderful,

      Your smoothie sounds like a winner! Thanks for stopping by!

      Ellen

    • Michelle (Health Food Lover)

      I LOVE green smoothies!

      Ohh your recipe sounds really nice! I would so drink that!

      Mango is my favo combo with spinach!

    • noel

      Just started drinking green smoothies myself and have found a perfect combo of 1 can coconut juice
      half frozen banana
      a few slices frozen mango
      2 kiwis
      2 to 3 handfuls spinich
      handful of kale
      and half an avacado
      this combo with powder probiotics and green max powder from swansons is ” The BOMB”

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