Food

Favorite Green Smoothies

March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick’s Day.  Although I am not Irish, I still like to enjoy the parade in Dallas and flaunt my natural red hair like I am. In honor of this green holiday, I am sharing a roundup of some of my favorite green smoothies.  Green smoothies are typically made with spinach, kale, cucumber, and green apple.  However, these green smoothies are different from what you are used to.  They have all natural ingredients that give it that green flavor and health benefits too.

Mint chocolate chip shake

Who doesn’t love healthy chocolate and mint?  I share a bit of history on mint chocolate and how I make this shake extra creamy. Peppermint oil, cacao, and homemade fudge are just a few ingredients that make up this healthy shake.  Get the recipe here.

Spirulina smoothie

This recipe requires several ingredients, but the star of the show is spirulina, a detoxifying algae.  Cacao, dates, and cinnamon sweeten it up. The Tone it Up girls know how to make superfood packed smoothies and this one doesn’t disappoint. Get the recipe here.

Green smoothie

One of my favorite local bloggers, Rebecca with Happily the Hicks, shares this delicious green smoothie recipe along with tips on what to eat while training for a half marathon.  Spinach gives this smoothie the green color, but it is full of fruit and yogurt. Get the recipe here.

Ginger banana smoothie

Alexa Peduzzi of Fooduzzi created the perfect green ginger smoothie.  Not only is it pretty, this baby is full of texture and warm flavors.  You will love it, so get the recipe here.

Pink grapefruit green smoothie

Kari put a unique spin on the tropical green smoothie by adding grapefruit.  Both the pineapple and the grapefruit even out the flavors from the greens, so you forget you are drinking spinach. This is a green smoothie even your kids will like. Get the recipe here.

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What’s your favorite green smoothie recipe? Leave me a comment below!

 

44 Comments

  • Reply Cait March 17, 2017 at 6:46 am

    green smoothies are my favorite! these all sound amazing 🙂 thanks for the inspiration!

    • Reply Jessica March 25, 2017 at 10:21 am

      Mine too! They is so much variety with them!

  • Reply Rebecca Hicks March 17, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Thanks for sharing my smoothie!! Now I’m craving one so bad. 😂 And I need to give your mint chocolate chip one a try- it sounds amazing!!

    • Reply Jessica March 25, 2017 at 10:22 am

      Of course! 🙂 It’s delicious and deserves to be shared!

  • Reply Ilka Elise March 17, 2017 at 7:42 am

    The smoothie with choc sounds AMAZING. Have to try it <3

    • Reply Jessica March 25, 2017 at 10:25 am

      Thanks, dear!! You should! 🙂

  • Reply Caroline March 17, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Love this selection, thanks so much for sharing 🙂

    • Reply Jessica March 25, 2017 at 10:26 am

      Thank you, Caroline! Enjoy! 🙂

  • Reply Lindsay March 17, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Had to jump over to your blog as these smoothies ALL look so darn delish! I was thinking of grabbing one this morning too, fancy that? 🙂

    You know what’s SO weird? My workplace has filters and it has marked your blog as “pornography”. Isn’t that messed up?! Don’t worry, you’re not the first person I’ve seen my workplace mark this as such. This is also prime reason I don’t blog or read blogs much from work. Lol

    Happy Friday girl! 🙂

    • Reply Jessica March 25, 2017 at 10:27 am

      Thank you so much, Lindsay! Hopefully you add them to your list and enjoy!

      That IS so weird!! Maybe because of love in the title? Lol.

  • Reply Jessy March 17, 2017 at 9:15 am

    I think the mint chocolate chip shake would be my choice! 🙂 Yum! Have a great weekend!

    xo, Jessy | http://www.currentbliss.com

    • Reply Jessica March 25, 2017 at 10:28 am

      Mine too. 🙂 They are all really great.

  • Reply Galit Breen March 17, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Ooh these look amazing! I’ma total sucker for grapefruit + can’t wait to try that one! Thank you so much for these!

    • Reply Jessica March 27, 2017 at 4:59 pm

      Me too! It’s so good in everything.

  • Reply Millie March 17, 2017 at 9:46 am

    love new smoothie recipes thank you I’m so excited to try them out!!

    • Reply Jessica March 27, 2017 at 4:59 pm

      I hope you love them! Let me know what you try first. 🙂

  • Reply alexandra @ my urban family March 17, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Yum, these look great! I’ve been making smoothies lately and they’ve all been purple because of the blueberries but I really should try some new varieties!

    • Reply Jessica March 27, 2017 at 4:59 pm

      Purple smoothies are great too!

  • Reply Helene March 17, 2017 at 9:55 am

    That ginger banana smoothie sounds so delicious! Of course, I would not be opposed to the mint chocolate chip one, either.

    xo, Helene
    http://www.circleskirtsandpetticoats.wordpress.com

    • Reply Jessica March 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm

      Haha. Yes! They all are really excellent.

  • Reply Lecy | A Simpler Grace March 17, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Eek! I really need to start drinking green smoothies, but I’m terrified. I can’t stand the taste of any greens because of the bitterness (I’m a supertaster) so I need to find recipes for some fruity-tasting green smoothies. Might have to give these a try.

    • Reply Jessica March 27, 2017 at 5:01 pm

      Definitely try them. I am not a super taster, but I think spinach is the most mild. Try the ones with spinach and a ton of fruit and hopefully it balances out for you! 🙂 I can’t taste the spinach in the mint chip one either.

  • Reply Anna March 17, 2017 at 11:00 am

    I love these smooties, I ‘m gonna be making this for snack, my husband and kids love this kind of drink.

    • Reply Jessica March 27, 2017 at 5:01 pm

      Perfect for the whole family!! Nutritious too!

  • Reply Charlotte March 17, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    There are two on here that I really REALLY want to try–the Ginger Banana and the Mint Chocolate Chip (because it is my favorite flavor of all time). Thanks so much for sharing; I’m trying to pin this but my internet must be really slow (or maybe there’s an issue with Pinterest at the moment??).

    XOXO and hope you have a great weekend!

    • Reply Jessica March 27, 2017 at 5:02 pm

      I hope it was able to work for you. The mint chip one is amazing and the ginger banana is a great pick too. I love all smoothies, but I am coming around to trying more and more green ones.

  • Reply Jess March 17, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    I’ve contemplated getting on the smoothie kick. These sound delicious!

    • Reply Jessica March 27, 2017 at 5:02 pm

      Do it! They are so easy and filling for sure.

  • Reply Krysten March 17, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    I make a green smoothie EVERY MORNING but it’s always the same thing – blueberries, a banana, some strawberries, and spinach. Add a little cinnamon or Lemongrass EO and top with water. Boring but it gets me through the morning. Happy weekend!

    • Reply Jessica March 27, 2017 at 5:03 pm

      I go days drinking the same smoothies too, but I like spicing it up again when I can. 🙂

  • Reply Amanda March 17, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    So many delicious smoothies! I used to not like green smoothies, but now, I don’t know how to make one that doesn’t have green goodies in it.

    • Reply Jessica March 27, 2017 at 5:03 pm

      Right?! Its so easy to throw it in there and, other than the color, it’s hard to taste it.

  • Reply Sheryl March 18, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    I’m always looking for new smoothie recipes and some of these truly look interesting. Certainly putting them on the list to try.

    • Reply Jessica March 27, 2017 at 5:04 pm

      Good! I hope you love them! Let me know what you try first.

  • Reply angela March 18, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    I am a sucker for green smoothies and I have been dying to try Spirulina! I have to add it to my shopping list!

    • Reply Jessica March 27, 2017 at 5:04 pm

      Yes! It’s such an interesting little plant. I hope you love it.

  • Reply Steph March 19, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    I love green smoothies but I haven’t tried a few of these! Good inspiration!

    • Reply Jessica March 27, 2017 at 5:06 pm

      Thank you, Steph! I hope you try some and love them.

  • Reply Liv March 20, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    The ginger banana smoothie sounds amazing!!!

    • Reply Jessica March 27, 2017 at 5:06 pm

      Yes!! It’s so good. Great flavor combos.

  • Reply Kenya March 20, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    The,isn’t chocolate chip smoothie
    Sounds good and very different! Anyone who knows me knows I loveee mint chocolate chip! I used to always buy a mint chocolate chip cone! I love green fruit smoothies but I’ll have to try one of these !

    • Reply Jessica March 27, 2017 at 5:07 pm

      Yes! I used to hate it growing up but now it is one of my favorite flavors ever. Such a perfect combo.

  • Reply Elizabeth@ Mom Always Knows March 20, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    These all look amazing! Thanks! I needed some new healthy recipes! : )

    • Reply Jessica March 27, 2017 at 5:07 pm

      Of course! I hope you try them and love them.

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