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My Favorite Green Smoothie

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A good green smoothie really gives you all the vitamins and minerals you need for a busy and stressful day. Smoothies are easy to digest but still give you all the fibre, compared to juices.

This is my all time favourite green smoothie as it is packed with good stuff and not too sweet.

Try it for breakfast and you will be amazed how much energy you have!!!:-)

INGREDIENTS (serves 2)

2 hands full baby spinach

1 hand full kale

1 hand full parsley

Juice of 1 Lemon

½ cucumber

2 frozen bananas

½ liter water

STEPS

  • Throw all the ingredients in a Blender and blend until it’s smooth and creamy. You may need a high speed blender for best consistency. Enjoy!!:-)

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12 comments

Clara May 7, 2017 Reply

i will definitely make this!

Nicole May 27, 2017 Reply

I was wondering if you get a lot of excess wind from eating all the fruit?
Also I have read that it isn’t good to eat a lot of fruit because of the sugar in it Is this true ??
There is just so much advice on the net that says different things .
I reply would be very appreciated
I also have more questions for you
Thanks

    Caroline Deisler May 30, 2017 Reply

    Hi Nicole,
    about your first questions:
    1.It is normal to be bloated in the beginning. Your body needs to get used to eating more raw fruits & veggies.My Tips are 1.Eat fruit mono meals 2.Only eat ripe fruits (bananas are ripe when they are spotty) 3. Never eat fruits after cooked food 4.Drink 3 liters of water daily (more if u worked out a lot.) 5. Do 30min of cardio before breakfast to give your metabolism a kick start. Hope that will help you!

    About your second question:
    Fuits are THE BEST if you want to get leaner Fruits are soooo healthy/have zero fat/zero sodium/no cholesterol are high in water and fibre and make you so lean/ fit & beautiful!! I have been eaten so many fruits in the past years and feel amazing, got so much fitter and have no more cravings Hope that helps love

Linda August 10, 2017 Reply

Hi Caroline! I just wanted to take some time to leave a comment on this blog post to thank you for the recipe. It’s so delicious!

Due to the IG hype I eventually gave in and decided to give these green juices/smoothies a try. I first ordered one in a restaurant and didn’t quite like it. It had celery though, which I am not a fan of. Next day I ordered the same without the celery. Still awful.

Then yesterday I ordered a green juice in another restaurant and wasn’t so bad. I thought: if it’s healthy, I guess I could order another one some other day. Today I have a horrible flu and I think when sick it’s important to eat more and more fruits and veggies to get all the vitamins and minerals possible. So I decided to try to make your smooothie at home.

They didn’t have kale in the shop I went to so I just made it with the rest of the ingredients. OH MY GOD!!! It is soooooooo nice!

Post more recipes, now I’m gonna be trying all you post haha. I will for sure be making these again so many times. What you recommend with pineapple, same smoothie changing banana with pineapple?

Btw, you say not to eat fruits after cooked meals. Does it work the same if it’s the other way around? That is, can I eat first fruit (starter) then cooked meals, or is just the fact that is better not to eat everything in the same meal?

I wanna add more fruits to my diet, but I don’t have the willpower to eat a mono fruit meal. Shall I just eat fruits when snacking then?

Thanks!

PS. Last question. You say to eat 2,500-3,000kcal per day, but you work out a lot! I sit in my desk all day and literally burn cero calories. Taking into account my basal metabolic rate, I burn around 1,400 kcl per day, so if I ate 2,500-3,000 kcal I’d be like a cow! Should I just eat what I burn rather taking into account the advice you give based on your own body? Thanks

    Caroline Deisler September 10, 2017 Reply

    Awww THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I am so happy to hear that you loved the smoothie!! :-)) You can def replace the pineapple with 1-2 ripe bananas or a cup of sweet mango. Spinach and mang always go so well together :):) I love to start my meals with fruits and just try to wait 20-30 minutes before I eat cooked food. Ideally its better to wait an hour or more but my stomach got used to it over the last years and my digestion works fine. I wouldn’t recommend to eat fruits after cooked meals though as it will usually lead to poor digestion and gasses. 🙂 You don’t have to eat mono meals 🙂 I also love to mix a few fruits together and don’t always have mono meals. To your last question 🙂 I would still eat around 2000 calories each day and most importantly always eat as much as you crave 🙂 Fruits and veggies are so healthy and good for us and there is no need to be restrictive. However, it would be great if you could fit it in a short morning workout or long walk at the end of the day or in your lunch break. Exercise is just as important for our health and mind :)! Hope that helps. xx Caroline

Jana August 10, 2017 Reply

Hey,
kannst du einen guten Mixer empfehlen ? Der Smoothie sieht wirklich perfekt aus ! 🙂

    Caroline Deisler August 15, 2017 Reply

    Hi Jana :):)
    Ich lieeebe den Vitamix!! Er ist leider nicht günstig aber es lohnt sich total:)
    xx Caroline

Linda Riegler October 18, 2017 Reply

hey 🙂 ist das rezept für eine portion? möchte den smoothie morgen zum frühstück probieren 🙂

    Caroline Deisler October 18, 2017 Reply

    Hi Linda 🙂 Ja 🙂 Ich mache das meistens für eine Portion aber du kannst auch einfach mal ausprobieren wie viel du gerne trinkst. Mango schmeckt auch super lecker anstatt Ananas :=)
    Liebe Grüße Caro

Kylie October 30, 2017 Reply

What’s the calories

shaggin December 5, 2017 Reply

Hello! I’m at work browsing your blog from
my new iphone 4! Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts!
Carry on the great work!

    Caroline Deisler January 11, 2018 Reply

    Aww thank you so much!! So glad to hear that :):)
    xx Caroline

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