Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie

I’ve been seeing “green” smoothies everywhere lately and decided it was time to try one, being that I had some leftover kale after last week’s fiesta that featured White Beans with Kale, White Bean and Kale Soup and White Bean with Kale Bruschetta.

I promise we’ll take a little break from kale after this.

This is not a smoothie in the traditional sense – no yogurt, no milk, no dairy of any kind. It tastes herby and earthy with just a hint of citrus. The Grillmaster and I enjoyed it, but our tastebuds were a bit confused at first.

Have you ever tried a green smoothie? What was in yours?

Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie

Slightly adapted from Prevention

1 cup frozen mango cubes
2 medium ribs celery, coarsely chopped
1 cup chopped kale leaves, stems and ribs removed
2 tablespoons flat leaf parsley (leaves only)
2 tablespoons fresh mint (leaves only)
1 cup fresh orange juice, chilled

Place ingredients in blender in order listed. Purée until smooth. Pour into 2 glasses and serve immediately.

Makes 2 servings
Per serving: 136 calories, 1g fat (0g sat), 0mg cholesterol, 53mg sodium, 32g carb, 4g fiber, 23g sugar, 3g protein

Nutritional Analysis: This smoothie is low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Dietary Fiber, Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Potassium and Manganese. (Source:


  1. says

    Hmm this sounds interesting, but good. I think I will try this for breakfasts next week. The only green smoothies I’ve ever made is just my regular (strawberry, banana, OJ, and yogurt) with a handful of fresh spinach.

  2. says

    Like the looks of that! Grapes (frozen or not) or pears would be good in there, too, and add a touch of sweetness without adding too much sugar. We have declared the first week of April as Greens Smoothie Week, and will share this link on our Facebook then. Thanks!

    –Your friendly Southern California farmers at Cut ‘N Clean Greens

  3. says

    I make green smoothies constantly – such a quick and easy way to get more greens in your diet! I also pre-puree kale and freeze it in ice cube trays so I have greens at the ready when I don’t have fresh. I add pear puree (my company Ontario’s Own makes it so I always have lots) for that extra sweetness.

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