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Day 30 : Green Smoothie Challenge

Purify Me Green Smoothie

The 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge has come to an end and I’m kinda bummed :(.  Not quite sure what I am going to do tomorrow…

Today’s smoothie was filled with a bunch of things I did not have on hand, so I had to modify quite a bit.  But in the end, it really tasted great!  I used frozen bananas, kale, 1/2 an orange, some Essante  Organics Earth Greens (in place of Spirulina) and Essante Organics 7.365pH Chocolate Protein to pump up the protein content.  The orange gave a bit of a “tang” to the chocolate covered banana flavor.  Strange combination, but definitely something I will make again!

Purify Me Green Smoothie Challenge

Purify Me Green Smoothie

1 Frozen Banana
1 handful of Sprouts
2 handfuls of Leafy Greens (kale or bok choy)
1 handful of Parsley
1 tbsp. Hemp or Chia Seeds
1 tsp. Spirulina
1 inch piece of ginger

Instructions: Wash all your produce. Chop and put into blender with a small amount of liquid to start. Add more as needed until you reach your desired consistency.

 

{Recipe courtesy of Young & Raw 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge}

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Day 28 : Green Smoothie Challenge

Green Detox Support Smoothie

WOW,  I can’t believe the 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge is almost over — only a couple more days!  I have really learned to like my morning smoothies with more than just berries or PB2!  I did modify today’s green smoothie a bit as I had no parsley or sprouts, but I did add some spinach, celery and banana.  As with my previous smoothies, I used Coconut Almond milk and no ginger or seeds.  As you can see the smoothie was very thick and creamy … which is just the way I like them!

Green Detox Support Smoothie

Green Detox Support Smoothie

1 Pear
1 handful of Broccoli Sprouts
1 handful of Parsley
½ Rib of Celery* optional if you have some left over
½ Banana* optional sweetness
1 inch piece of ginger
1 tbsp. Chia or Hemp Seeds
1 Cup of Coconut Water or Water

Instructions: Wash all your produce. Chop and put into blender with a small amount of liquid to start. Add more as needed until you reach your desired consistency.

 

{Recipe courtesy of Young & Raw 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge}

Day 23 : Green Smoothie Challenge

Tropical OJ Green Smoothie

Ya, this one is a big NO GO — BLEH!  I really enjoyed the Orange Strawberry Green Smoothie from Day 14 so I was really expecting this one to be yummy as well.  That was unfortunately not the case.  It seemed as the celery was just too overpowering and there was only a slight hint of orange citrus.    Perhaps this one would be better without the celery?  I still haven’t picked up Spirulina, so I substituted my Earth Greens Powder, which is like eating 5.5lbs of organic veggies in my morning green smoothie!

Orange & Banana Green Smoothie 

Tropical OJ Green Smoothie

1 Orange
1 Frozen Banana
1 Rib of Celery
1 Handful of Kale or Red Leaf Lettuce
1 tsp. Spirulina *optional
1 tbsp Chia or Hemp seeds *optional
1 Cup Water or Coconut Water

Instructions: Wash all your produce. Chop and put into blender with a small amount of liquid to start. Add more as needed until you reach your desired consistency.

 

 

{Recipe courtesy of Young & Raw 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge}

Day 15 : Green Smoothie Challenge

Rawkin Berry Green Smoothie

Surprisingly not the greatest … even with the berries and banana.  I used spinach instead of dandelion greens and no seeds or Spirulina.  All I used was 1/2 strawberries, 1/2 blueberries, lime, banana and spinach.  Nothing too outrageous, so I’m not sure why it didn’t all come together??  I was really expecting it to be similar to yesterdays Strawberry Orange Basil Green Smoothie. I did use half Coconut Almond Milk and 1/2 water (ran out of milk :))  — perhaps that was the issue…

strawberry banana 

Rawkin Berry Green Smoothie

1 Cup Frozen Berries
3 Leaves of Dandelion Greens or about 1 Cup Loosely packed
½ Lime
1 tsp. Hemp or Chia Seeds
1 Frozen Banana*optional if you want it sweet
1 tsp. Spirulina *optional
1 Cup Coconut Water or Water

Instructions: Wash all your produce. Chop and put into blender with a small amount of liquid to start. Add more as needed until you reach your desired consistency.

 

 

{Recipe courtesy of Young & Raw 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge}

Day 10 : Green Smoothie Challenge

Green Energy Booster Smoothie

Hit the gym for another day this morning … and boy are my legs and abs T-I-R-E-D!!  Sure hope this Energy Booster Smoothie does the trick! As with my previous green smoothies, I used Coconut Almond Milk and did not add the ginger or Chia seeds. It was definitely one of the better smoothies I have had so far!

Blueberry Pear Smoothie

Green Energy Booster Smoothie

1 Pear
½ Cup Blueberries *optional
1 Cup of Spinach (Or other greens)
1 inch piece of Ginger
1 tbsp. Chia Seeds
1 Cup Coconut Water or Water

Instructions: Wash all your produce. Chop and put into blender with a small amount of liquid to start. Add more as needed until you reach your desired consistency.

 

{Recipe courtesy of Young & Raw 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge}