Fantastic Fruit Smoothie Recipes: The Art of Masking Your Greens

I love smoothies (if they are made with real fresh fruit – none of that syrup bs). They’re easy, filling, and the perfect way to get a delicious dose of fruit and veggies into your morning or afternoon.

I used to only make all fruit smoothies, not daring to ruin their deliciousness with celery and carrots. But I’ve recently realized that I can sneak in a healthy helping of greens without taking away from the taste. The secret? Baby spinach. Some frozen veggies, such as peas or a few pieces of broccoli work as well (as their flavor is much milder when frozen). And if you’re feeling adventurous, adding half a roman tomato to the mix does not take away from the taste either. Here are a few of my recipes:


The Good Morning Green Refresher

2 handfuls of baby spinach

4 strawberries

4 frozen chunks of mango

4 frozen chunks of pineapple

1 tbsp fresh grated ginger

1/2 pear

1 tbsp mint leaves

1/4 frozen banana

1 oz coconut water

The Jam-Packed Post Workout Smoothie

2 handfuls of baby spinach

4 strawberries

1/2 cup berries (raspberry, blueberry, and/or blackberries)

4 frozen chunks of mango

1/2 roman tomato

1 oz pouring yogurt (strawberry, vanilla, or plain)

2 oz coconut water

1 tbsp peanut butter (or other nut butter)

2 tbsp soaked chia seeds


Sweet and Simple Three-Fruit Smoothie

2 handfuls baby spinach

5 frozen strawberries

5 chunks frozen mango

5 blackberries

1 oz orange juice

1 oz pouring yogurt

1/2 tsp vanilla essence


If you don’t have frozen fruits (which you can buy at whole foods or trader joes) or haven’t yet sliced some to put in the freezer, just add a couple ice cubes to your smoothie!

Both tasty and filling, these smoothies can be easily enjoyed on their own. But, if you’re like me, you like a little crunch every so often. (Metal spoon-straws are a smoothie must have for both sipping and ‘spoonfuling’).

Here are some of my favorite “Toppings”:
Kellogg’s Bran Flakes
Whole foods raw hemp seed granola
Chia seeds
Sliced almonds
Simply Elizabeth granola


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