I have taken a lot of pictures of green smoothies this past month.
29 days ago, I never would have imagined that 22 friends, some old, and some new, would come along for the ride with me on the Green Smoothie Challenge.
What made the Green Smoothie Challenge so much fun was the company I had along the way. My smoothie team and I have chatted on Facebook every day. We have joked, we have shared recipes, we have kept each other motivated. I have reveled in everyone’s enthusiasm!
I felt a twinge of excitement every time a challenge participant commented on how they experienced some type of transformation this past month. Although I’m not surprised, since eating healthily and mindfully facilitates our ability to live the life we love.
I hope that these thirty days marked the beginning of a lifelong habit for all of us.
Health and happiness to all!
©2012 Ilene Evans
A month’s worth of green smoothie recipes
*Add water and ice or the liquid of your choice to the following recipes. I do not give measurements because I have found that the smoothies work best when you make them to individual taste. Here are some combinations tried by the challenge participants this past month. Hopefully the combinations will inspire some ideas for you!
1. Sweet potato, spinach, kale, blueberry, strawberry, avocado
2. Spinach, Almond Butter, Banana, Honey, Flax meal
3. Spinach, avocado, blueberry, banana
4. Kale, apple, banana
5. Kale, broccoli, apple
6. Spinach, apple, blueberry
7. Kale, broccoli, apple, avocado, banana
8. Apricot, spinach, apple, avocado
9. Broccoli, avocado, carrot, spinach, kale
10. Yellow bell pepper, spinach, avocado, carrot, banana
11. Peach, yellow bell pepper, kale, banana, blueberry
12. Kale, carrot, banana, blueberry
13. Cauliflower, pineapple, spinach, blueberry, banana
14. Kale, carrot, pineapple, banana
15. Spinach, carrot, strawberry, banana
16. Cucumber lime juice kale apple carrot banana
17. Cilantro, kale, spinach, lime juice, blueberry, apple
18. Peach, spinach, strawberry, carrot, banana
19. Cucumber, kale, raspberry, pear, peach
20, Raspberry, blueberry, strawberry, carrot, spinach, banana, apple
21. Kale, lime juice, banana, apple, carrot, blueberry, raspberry
22. Napa cabbage, red bell pepper, kale, blueberry, apple, honey
21. Agave, spinach, kale, apple, peach
22. Arugula, spinach, kale, red bell pepper, apple, peach, blueberry
23. Cherry, papaya, arugula, kale, apple, carrot, raspberry, blueberry
24. Arugula, kale, papaya, banana
25. Spinach, apple, avocado, honey
26. Spinach, carrot, banana, protein powder, agave
27. Kale, avocado, flax meal, banana, honey
28. Spinach, coconut flour, banana, honey
29. Spinach, mango, watermelon, banana, agave
30. Spinach, almond butter, banana, flax meal, honey