I see a lot of smoothies call for almonds or almond milk, what can I use as a substitute? I’m allergic to nuts except peanuts. Please help!!!
Of course! Our recipes are here to inspire you, so please don’t feel like you need to follow them to a T. Allergic to almond milk? Swap in another liquid-base that meets your dietary needs, rice milk is a great option for nut allergies.
We love adding almonds to our recipes for a great protein boost! Swap in another plant-based protein option. Here are a few of our favorites…
Hope this helps!!
Refreshing fall smoothie. Slightly tart, threw a splash of fresh OJ into it. I used frozen cranberries and banana. Very loud when blending probably hard on the blades. It’s ok though cuz I am hoping to wear out my kitchen aid so I can get a vita mix for Christmas;-)
Thank you so much for reaching out + letting us know how you enjoyed our Healing Cranberry Cleanser recipe! We hope you will join our October 30-Day Challenge!
p.s. Keep an eye out for blender give-a-ways throughout our challenge! You might not need to wait till Christmas!
My daughter and i did the july challenge and i purchased the recipes. will the october challenge have different recipes?
Yes! We’ll be sharing some of our favorite recipes, along with new recipes for our October challenge!
Is it true raw kale has a bad effect on the thyroid?
Thanks for reaching out + sharing your concern. All raw leafy greens (including kale) carry a small amount of toxins that protect plants from being entirely consumed by other animals—and wiping out the plant species. It’s a defensive trait, and something even we should be aware of. As humans, if we consume these toxins for long periods of time, they can build up and harm our thyroid. Some symptoms of alkaloid buildup are nausea, tingling in finger tips and fatigue. But before you dump your green smoothie down the drain, you should know that this isn’t anything to worry about as long as you are rotating your greens. Throughout the week, use a variety of leafy greens in your smoothies— like kale, spinach, romaine, herbs and carrot tops.
Learn more about our favorite greens + the importance of rotating them throughout your week here…
Have more questions? Reach out anytime!
Hi what can I use instead of kale or spinach pls
We love switching up our leafy greens! Here are some of our favorites you can use in place of spinach + kale…
I did the April smoothie challenge and loved it! But I noticed that alot of the receipts required banana and I am not a fan of banana in drinks so I omitted it. Am I missing out on important nutrients by not adding banana to my smoothies?
We love blendin’ with bananas because of their natural sweetness + how they make our smoothies thick + creamy, but there is no need to have them in your smoothies!
Some great banana substitutes are: Mango, Papaya, Pear, Chia seeds, Fresh dates, Nut Butters, Unsweetened applesauce, Avocado (won’t add the sweetness, but will definitely add the thick and creamy texture)!
Hey guys, do you have to boil/cook the cranberries first?
We love to throw in raw cranberries, they add a fresh + fall like taste to this smoothie, but feel free to cook them before hand if that’s more your taste!
Could you tell me how much ‘1 cup’ of kale is?
1 cups of kale is 30g.
Hi. If fresh or frozen cranberries are not available what do you suggest as a replacement?
Try subbing in fresh strawberries or blueberries. Any berry would work.
Love this site! Just found out I have numerous food allergies so this will b so helpful! I love smoothies of any kind but especially green ones. Thanks so much for all the info and support you both have made available to us. I am excited to start 30 days even tho I am starting late in the game. Better late than never! Looking forward to the added benefit of weight loss!
Awesome! Welcome, Ellen! So happy to have you here! 😉
I just purchased a Ninja and I’ve been making green smoothies using kale, frozen berries, apples, and flax seed oil. I steam my kale because I was told, raw kale can affect the thyroid.
Sounds good. Here are some of our favorite leafy greens. http://simplegreensmoothies.com/rotate-your-greens
Jessie, haha, yeah I know they’re not always green. I’m not new to green smoothies by any means, but I love your site! I just meant this specific recipe turned out brown and this specific photo is bright green like a tropical green smoothie. No worries, I was just curious!
I noticed that too. Still tasty. 😉
Tasty, but mine came out more brown. Is the smoothie pictured a different blend?
Thanks for the comment.Your cranberries, might have been richer in color. http://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/smoothie-isnt-green Either color, it is super yummy!
This is the first time I have bought fresh cranberries. I noticed in the bag there are some that are firm and some that are wrinkled. Should I be discarding the wrinkled ones? Is there are a state when the cranberry shouldn’t be used?
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
How long have you had them? It take a while for cranberries to go bad. If they smell or have mold throw them out, but a little wrinkling should be fine. My husband always says though “when in doubt throw it out”
Do you use unsalted or salted almond butter? Does it make a difference?
I prefer less salt. Your choice.
how do you blend cranberries? Don’t they have pit?
Nope, cranberries have little tiny seeds inside. No pits.