Green Revolution

I have taken a lot of pictures of green smoothies this past month.

BlenderSome were straight and to the point.


Mom Fail
Some were humorous. 


Fifty shadesSome were thought provoking. 


PalinSome were political.  (Hint:  This smoothie drinker can see Russia from her house!)


My placeSome were a little warped,


No animals were harmed in the smoothie photo sessions.  I promise!


What are you drinking
 Neither were any children.

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!

Namaste, Divas!

©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




Green Revolution — 2 Comments

  1. Great combinations, Ilene! 🙂 However, among the smoothies, green smoothie’s the favorite of most people because of its benefits: healthier heart, improves brain and nerve functioning, makes one younger, good for the skin, and a lot more.

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