Recipe Directions

This makes from 32 to 64 fl oz.

Place all ingredients in blender.

Start out with only enough water to cover everything about half-way (allows it to blend to a creamy consistancy)

After all creamy, add more water to get to the thickness you prefer

YUMMY! NOW, DRINK UP!!!

Except for the color, which is an intense green if you use dino kale, you would never know it had greens in it !! Your body will love you for it !!

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By 1Christine

My favorite breakfast!

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I made this green smoothie again for breakfast today! I made it all with soymilk (no water) and one banana instead of two. Can I just say, "WOWOWOWOWOW! I LOVE IT!" I love the ginger-minty-ness of it!! Thanks for providing me with my first green smoothie recipe :D!!

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I love this smoothie! This recipe calls for too much water, I add only about a cup. Also more mint. It's really good!!! This is a keeper.

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I live in Hawaii and had fresh pineapple, bananas, coconuts from my yard and the kale, ginger, mint from my mother in-laws garden, I used fresh coconut water in place of the water. This is a delicious healthy green drink. Thanks Christine!

Great breakfast drink!!!

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Wow! Delicious. This is my first green smoothie ever and it's so lovely and sweet. I substituted baby spinach leaves for the kale and used 2 cups of almond milk instead of water. Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe.

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Followed the recipe, except for Kale-leaves, I replaced them with a large handful of spinach that I had. I doubled the recipe and it was enough for tree large wonderful glasses of green shake. I only put one glass of water, though, and the consistancy was thick and satisfying. My husband and my seven-year-old both loved it as well as me!!! Thanks for a great recipe!

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Weighing in SO late, but just had to add that this smoothie is AWESOME!! I am huge fan of ginger and mint so I was plenty generous with those. I may throw in some agave next time.

Incredible recipe!!

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Oh yeah, and I added 2 Tbsp protein powder and 1 Tbsp flax meal, which I add to all my smoothies.

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Holy crap, this is delicious. I am drinking as I type. I had to compromise a little based on what I had. I had canned pineapple (I know, I know, but I am still finishing off my non-raw foods). I also used the juice plus a little water. My mint leaves were small so I used 5. I also used dry ginger (1/2 tsp) - that's the most I'd recommend, unless you're a ginger fanatic. I was out of kale so I used two HUGE handfuls of spinach. I added a little Stevia as well. I know that sounds like a lot of changes, but I think it retained the basis of the original smoothie. It is so creatively delicious!!!

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What a great way to get your greens! This is so yummy. Thanks!

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I have my whole non-raw family now indulging in this wonderful treat! Thanks!

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I live in Hawaii and had fresh pineapple, bananas, coconuts from my yard and the kale, ginger, mint from my mother in-laws garden, I used fresh coconut water in place of the water. This is a delicious healthy green drink. Thanks Christine!

Great breakfast drink!!!

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I made this green smoothie again for breakfast today! I made it all with soymilk (no water) and one banana instead of two. Can I just say, "WOWOWOWOWOW! I LOVE IT!" I love the ginger-minty-ness of it!! Thanks for providing me with my first green smoothie recipe :D!!

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I made it the way it says above and it was good... but the consistency was too thick. Water made it worse so I added about 2/3 cup vanilla soymilk (i know, not raw... but it was in my fridge and i didn't want to waste all the things I put in the blender!) and now it tastes like a green milkshake smoothie, which my tastesbuds approve of! I think it was too thick because it was "thin" at first and I added another banana... that made it too thick.

Also this is the VERY first green smoothie I have ever made and I do like it :D

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Can I ask a dumb question? I have never liked raw greens, but I know I need them in my diet. Can you just juice the greens,so you don't have chunkiness in the drink? I can deal with green juice, it's the chunkiness that I can't drink well.

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sorry I mean to say one or two tbs flax seeds

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Hi every one, just wanted to add that kale is my favorite; and my favorite kale smoothie is very similar to this one. I use mango, pineapple, one or two grinded flax seed, half banana and water. I LOVE IT.

I also wanted to remind you all that we need to rotate the greens, to void accumulation of alkaloids and as Victoria said if you continue to use the same greens, you can expect to to lose your desire for green smoothies.

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tried this for the first time today. I was really surprised how refreshing it was. I used a handfull of baby spinach, (didn't have any kale) very mild tasting. I upped the mint tho. I love mint. thanks for the recipe.

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Hey 1Christine, I put this picture of your smoothie on my blog (as I tried it that day). Hope you don't mind. I credited it to you and the Gone Raw site.

www.rawroyalty.blogspot.com (my blog)

It was different, but good. I slurped it all down.

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OMG! This gives me so much energy! I don't know what to compare it with! Thank you so much! I've had two already today!

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I am excited that so many folks are enjoying this! It is obvious we all have individual tastes and needs. This recipe is a starting point! I was so happy that folks that were "afraid " of greens were able to break through that by trying this! I think that was the greatest thing for me...the fact that I could take in 2 or 3 servings of a dense vegatable and not have any strong strange tastes to deal with!

I have a really hard time with food in the AM and this is a great breakfast for me. Many folks have a hard time with the flavors of greens... That is how this recipe came into being...making something green that tasted tropical, refreshing and fruity.

The main comments I have noticed are regarding the "chunkyness" of of the kale.

My response is this...make sure you deveine the leaves and add barely enough water to get the blender moving. Then let it cream real good...only adding liquid in small amounts to keep it from binding.

******I definitely would NOT recommend freezing the kale, in my experience freezing makes the flavor incredibly strong and very undesirable ( I did it for a trip...it was awefull... IMO)

On the other hand, most folks don't know that you can freeze pineapple very successfully. You can even toss it in bit of agave syrup if you know you like it sweeter. It ends up creating a wonderful ingredient for smoothies.

Glad to read all the feedback!

Take care!

Christine

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Delicious. Different but I'll definitely make it again. I added some agave nectar since I had a sweet tooth this morning. The green colour rocks! Thanks for posting this!

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I love this smoothie! This recipe calls for too much water, I add only about a cup. Also more mint. It's really good!!! This is a keeper.

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A few more tips, my friends. Be sure to "chew" your smoothies. That is, digestion begins in the mouth, so you'll want to drink slowly, by the mouthful, swishing it around to get the salivary glands going. Also, if you don't want to spend $350-$400 on a blender (who does?) get a Jack LaLanne Health Master 100 for around $150. It has a 2-horsepower motor. Remember, it's not the sharpness of the blades, but the power of the motor. I don't even need to cut up kale and collards; just throw them in! As far as freshness of the juice and refrigerator shelf-life, it is always best to drink it soon after blending, but if necessary, it will keep for about two days. Of course, losing nutrients all the while. But still...

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Found this site while looking for a quick green smoothie recipe in order to use the food I have on hand. I used twice the kale, half the water and raspberries instead of pineapple. To answer a few questions brought up: I heard Victoria Boutenko speak the other night at The Living Temple in Huntington Beach, California, and subsequently bought all four of her books (made me an offer I couldn't refuse!) She has studied chimpanzees and their eating habits (chimps are 99.4% humans) and they eat a diet of 50% fruit, 40% greens and 10% bark and insects, only because they are connected to the greens. They pick berries, roll them up in greens and voila! Chimps have NO incidence of cancer, AIDS, diabetes, etc.

If you read ONE book, make it her Green for Life! As far as protein, we only need 10% - 15% protein in our diets, even if we're extremely active, such as athletes. Not only does plant life (vegs, fruits, greens, nuts, seeds, spirulin, chlorella, seaweed) have plenty of protein, it's USEABLE, unlike animal flesh and products that lose all enzymes and vitamins after cooking. I won't go off on a tangent here.....ha-ha....but the newest incarnation of her book 12 Steps to Raw Foods will (as Miss Swan used to say) tell you every ting!

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oops. My first green smoothie! Delightful.

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Dagny, Freezing the Kale won't diminish the nutrients too much, you should be good. It just puts everything on hold so to speak. It's best fresh I'm sure like anything else but it's not that big a difference that it matters to me. Now canned or cooked kale is a whole different story. LOL Nasty SAD food.

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jenoz, are you refering to Dr. Mercola's typing? He eats meat and doesn't recommend a vegan diet for the protein type. Greens have protein as amino acids! Those are the building blocks of protein.

This recipe looks great and I would love to make it if I could get a ripe, fresh pineapple around here, or mint leaves! I'll have to work on that.

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I LOVE this smoothie, but can anyone suggest how to add protein to it? I'm a protein metabolic type and need a high-pro breakfast every day. This makes a good snack for me, but not a first meal.

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