40 Days of Green Smoothies – Recipes & Giveaway!

Green is the new pink, in the smoothie world. Vegetables in blended form may sound off-putting, but when made correctly, green smoothies are truly delicious. They can also work wonders on a stale (or non-existent) breakfast routine or on the vegetable-averse eater.

So how do you make them delicious? I learned the basics from Care2 blogger Becky Striepe’s beginner guide, which suggests starting small with one or two leaves of kale or chard added to a frozen fruit base.

Wanting to up the ante, I committed to her 40-day challenge with inspiration from her recent ebook 40 Days of Green Smoothies. Becky’s ebook is simply great — for the novice and experienced blender alike. Full of tips on how to make a green smoothie routine exciting, affordable and convenient, the guide includes weekly shopping lists and 40 distinct recipes that will surely expand any drinker’s repertoire.

I am on day eight and loving it. Admittedly, I couldn’t help but look ahead and try some of the later-stage smoothies (I just couldn’t wait until day 17 to add ginger in), but I plan to try them all. Here are a couple of my favorites, so far. Give the smoothies a whirl, and if you like what you taste, check out more ideas from Becky’s ebook.

To win a free electronic copy of 40 Days of Green Smoothies, leave a comment on the bottom of the post. One lucky winner will be announced December 31st. Good luck!

 

DAY #10

1/2 cup frozen banana
2-3 frozen strawberries
handful of fresh parsley
1 cup almond milk
2 tablespoons flax meal
4 ice cubes

 

DAY #17

1/2 cup frozen banana
1/4 cup frozen mango
handful of fresh spinach
1-2 tablespoons ginger juice (I used about 1/2 T freshly grated ginger)
1 cup almond milk
2 tablespoons chia seeds
2 cubes of ice

 

Enjoy! And don’t forget to leave a comment on this post for your chance to win a digital copy of 40 Days of Green Smoothies! The winner will be announced December 31, 2012. Good luck!


90 comments

W. C
W. C3 months ago

Thanks.

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Audrey P.
Audrey P.2 years ago

Fortunately I am in CLL remission ... my oncologist recommends I eat more healthfully..
I would be most appreciative to win this smoothie recipe book. sincerely Audrey

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Jonas Brown
Jonas Brown2 years ago

Appreciate this is an old post but is there anyway I can get the ebook in the UK - searching on my iphone/ipad doesn't find it and the link above says it's not available UK.

Any help greatfully appreciated

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kathleen Carrier
kathleen Carrier3 years ago

I LOVE green smoothies!!

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Joan L.
Joan Lang3 years ago

starting anew!

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Laura R.
Laura R.3 years ago

I would love to win this to start s better life style for me and my family.

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Laura R.
Laura R.3 years ago

I would love to win this to start s better life style for me and my family.

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Keith H.
Keith H3 years ago

Thanks

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Clara Jane Troyer

I have kale growing in my backyard, so that is the basis of most of my green smoothies. Also like to add fresh mint. To help my husband gain weight I add protein powder, yogurt, hemp seeds, etc. Of course, he likes lots of fruit, too, which I keep in my freezer. Great energizer!

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heather g.
heather g3 years ago

What a joy it is not to cook any more .... In winter I'll get back to that, in between soups.

I sometimes have 3 smoothie meals in a day, but normally only two - with only water as liquid.

Always start with the juice of one lemon, always ginger, half a cucumber and always fresh organic greens. Then a choice of Carrots, Celery, Berries , an Apple, Kiwi, either a banana or a small avocado, green beans or peas, Tomato, ground flax, 1t cinnamon, Broccoli, peach or Plum, Asparagus. Sometimes different seeds or nuts. The choice is endless !

I feel healthy and energised. Although I gave up milk a long time ago, I still use a dollop of Greek Yoghurt at the bottom of my Smoothie drink. I haven't thought of adding a protein powder - but that will be my next adventure.

Making smoothies suits my lifestyle and health goals so I'd love to learn more from your recipe book!

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