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40 Days of Green Smoothies – Recipes & Giveaway!

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!

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Megan Zehnder

Megan is an editor and producer for Care2's Healthy Living. Her main priorities are to live simply and build meaningful relationships with the people in her life. She loves to write and talk about environmental issues, healthy living, and women's rights. Beyond that, her interests change daily, but eating and cooking vegetarian food is always a favorite.


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6:34PM PST on Dec 10, 2014

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

7:38AM PDT on Jun 17, 2014

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

7:59PM PDT on Apr 22, 2014

I LOVE green smoothies!!

6:36PM PDT on Mar 18, 2014

starting anew!

6:27AM PDT on Mar 15, 2014

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

6:27AM PDT on Mar 15, 2014

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

1:50AM PDT on Mar 15, 2014


9:42PM PDT on Aug 25, 2013

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!

12:16AM PDT on Aug 22, 2013

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!

6:07AM PDT on Aug 21, 2013

I add raw almonds, or raw sunflower, pumpkin seeds. We switch and we add Maca powder and Raw honey (from our bee friendly honey guy) we got a nutri bullet in July and so far we love it. Half Kale and half spinach works well too. What ever you like just be adventurous. My "I hate veg daughter" loves her organic apple and carrot drink with just a bit of banana and sprinkle of cinnamon mmmmmm

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