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<a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=424506" target="_blank">Cathe Olson's is here</a> (along with some others).<br><br>
I really like to put greens in with any smoothie, but I particularly like the pineapple-orange-banana combo. I also really like blueberry smoothies, and those camoflage the greens well if the color might be an issue (say, with kids). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I have this just about everyday -<br><br>
2 cups of water or coconut water when I can get it<br>
1 cup each kale, banana, and blueberries<br>
3 tbls hemp seeds
 

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I have one of these everyday<br><br>
One whole bunch of spinach(tons)<br>
1 green apple<br>
1 pear<br>
approx 1 cup of H20<br>
Super yummy and fresh tasting!<br><br>
OR<br><br>
Giant bunch of kale<br>
1 banana<br>
frozen blueberries<br>
H20 or a bit of apple juice
 

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My fav...<br><br>
Kale<br>
Dandelion<br>
Mint<br>
1/4 Pineapple<br>
1 Banana<br>
enough water or coconut water to make 1 quart<br><br>
When I'm extra hungry...<br><br>
Spinach<br>
12 Clementines, squeezed<br>
2 Grapefruits, squeezed<br>
1 Banana<br>
1 cup Yogurt or Kefir<br>
1 Tbs Almond butter<br>
1 Tbs Spirulina<br>
1 Tbs Hemp or Flax oil<br>
1 Tbs Bee pollen
 

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Thanks everyone!<br><br>
I have had several different types of spinach smoothies this week, and I just made myself an avocado, blueberry, and pear smoothie with ground flaxseed. Yummy!<br><br>
My little kids love them but my 13 year old thinks they are :puke<br><br>
dm
 

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I started out with recipes but I got lazy so now I just chuck whatever I have in - top it with a handful of kale or spinach! lol<br><br>
The past two days I have had melon (cantalop - half) with a pear (or half a mango) and half a banana - squeezed half a lemon on it (I always add ground sprouted linseed to it -and always add a bit of water to help it get going in the blender) - add the handful of spinach or kale and...yummy! hehe
 

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My favorite is the simplest one I've ever tried:<br><br>
Fill blender to top with loosely packed torn spinach. Add a little water, maybe half a cup? Blend until the greens are liquified. Then add some sliced ripe mango, one whole mango. I also like to add a few slices of frozen banana.<br><br>
It is so creamy and delicious.<br><br>
I got this from Karen Knowler: <a href="http://www.therawfoodcoach.com" target="_blank">http://www.therawfoodcoach.com</a><br><br>
YUM! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/treehugger.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Treehugger">:
 

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I just made (and drank) my first ever green smoothie!!! Even DH loved it, yay! I put a handful of spinach, a plum, 2 bananas, and 3/4 cup of water together, and wow! Tasty stuff! This is going to be an everyday thing here, for sure! I can't wait to try different varieties! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/treehugger.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Treehugger">:
 

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My green lemonade is from 'The raw food detox diet' book.<br>
Basically just a few stalks of kale, a few leaves of romaine lettuce, 1-2 apples, 1 whole lemon, some carrots, 1-2" fresh ginger, some water = everything into the juicer, done.<br>
I mainly get ~20-24 oz out of this and have it pretty much every day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Oooh green smoothies. I'm addicted to them.<br><br>
Our favorites:<br><br>
2 frozen bananas<br>
1-2 apples with skins on<br>
LOTS of spinach<br>
Water to blend<br>
Sometimes we add stevia<br><br>
2 frozen bananas<br>
1 orange<br>
Kale or spinach<br>
Water<br><br>
We make giant batches to last throughout the day...DH and I are both drinking at least 32 oz. a day now. Come on over to our <a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/greensmoothie/" target="_blank">Green Smoothie</a> group for more recipes...join the challenge too!
 

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I make a smoothie for my 3 year old with a decent sized handful of kale, 3/4 cup soymilk, 1/2 cup shredded carrot, a teaspoon of honey or agave, frozen strawberries and blueberries, wheat germ, almond butter, flax seed oil, and a banana. I figure if she drinks it, I really don't need to worry if all she eats is buttered toast, noodles and morning o's the rest of the day.
 

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My favorite green smoothie is a variation of <a href="http://www.fatfreevegan.com/beverages/ridgerunner.shtml" target="_blank">Ridgerunner's Blended Spinach Salad</a>.<br><br>
1 C fresh pineapple<br>
1 orange<br>
1 apple<br>
handful of baby carrots<br>
1/8 slice lemon<br>
a few handfuls baby spinach<br><br>
Blend everything but the spinach first until it's a nice consistency, and then add the spinach and blend. Very citrus-y and light. My boys have been drinking this since around their 2nd birthday and they lovelovelove it. I do too.
 

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I just tried my first green smoothie just now... I am ADDICTED! All I did was plain yogurt, spinach, water, a banana and some Naked carrot juice. Whee! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
Subbing this one for sure! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Two I've been making lately, and YUM!<br><br>
Raspberry Goddess<br><br>
a banana<br>
a bunch of spinach or other greens<br>
green powder<br>
flax oil<br>
a mango or equivalent in frozen mango chunks ala Trader Joe's<br>
a cup of raspberries, fresh or frozen<br>
1+ cups water<br><br>
Greenya Colada<br><br>
cup of pineapple<br>
a banana<br>
handful of shredded or even fresh coconut<br>
flax oil<br>
greens powder<br>
bunch of spinach or other greens<br>
(opt) mango chunks<br>
(opt) Tbs almond butter<br>
1+ cups water<br><br>
I make my smoothies big and drink them from a mason jar - they last a LONG time!
 
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