I tried this smoothie for the first time tonight, very nice light flavor. I was worried it would be bland with very few ingredients in it; however it is far from that! Im looking for a few good detox smoothie’s, any suggestions?
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I make a similar one every morning! I love it! I only make one serving though:
1cup almond milk
1/2 cup frozen peaches
1/4 cup frozen raspberries
1-2 Tbsp chia seeds
1-2 Tbsp coconut oil
1-2 tsp local honey
Yum! Love the idea of adding peaches + raspberries, with a little bit of honey to sweeten! Have you tried our other natural sweetener suggestions? Dates, bananas, + maple syrup are all great options, in addition to honey!
Thanks for sharing your recipe!
Today I made a brilliant tasteful SMOOTHie based on this recipe
Sounds delicious! Way to add cashew nuts, they’re a great source of protein + will keep you full long after your green smoothie!
Thanks for sharing!
I made the Beginner’s Luck smoothie for my kids a couple of days ago, and they have been asking for another one! I had some kale on hand, so looked up a recipe and found this one. Believe it or not, my “picky” eater finished his serving! (We won’t talk about my not-so-picky eater leaving hers alone. Coconut…) But what a great way to incorporate healthy oil! We are gearing up for the July challenge – can’t wait!
Thanks for reaching out, we’re so happy to have you on board for our July Challenge The coconut oil in this recipe really gives it the smooth taste that we love! Another great recipe to try with kids is our Shamrock Smoothie:
The reason why I cut it in half, was because I found I couldn’t finish it all in one day, and I either wasted it, or it set in my fridge and the next day it didn’t taste as fresh with the coconut oil setting. I even re added it to my ninja and hoped it would help but no, lol. It was not very tasty.
We love saving our leftover smoothies in the fridge for up to two days, but if you find yourself not enjoying them the next day, cutting the recipe in half is a great way to prevent waste!
Hi there! I am new to the green smoothie world. I heard about it from my sister a long time ago, and then I looked it up online. The recipe I found called for 2 cups leafy greens, 2 cups liquid, and 3 cups of fruit, with a plant based protein powder as a meal replacement. I cut it in half though, and have been making it like this. Let me know if I’m doing this right?
1 cup spinach
1 cup 2% milk (I tried almond milk and I didn’t like it at all!) – any other ideas other than this 2% milk?
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 scoop of plant based protein powder (to be a meal replacement)
6-8 ice cubes
adds up to be 536 calories, 5 cups.
I can never drink it all, so I just pour 2.5 cups at first, and then in an hour or two I’ll drink the rest. But it’s extremely delicious! I tried the recipe I found online a while ago and I couldn’t finish it at all. Now I make this version and I can drink it all without a problem. Anyways, any help or advice would be great so please let me know what you think! And thank you so much
It looks like you’re doing a great job following our Simple Green Smoothie formula! Our smoothie formula makes two servings, so you’re right in cutting it in half if you’re enjoying one smoothie serving throughout the day! You’re also providing yourself with a great combination of healthy fats + protein, rawk on RAWKSTAR!
We personally don’t use dairy in our smoothies, but you need to decide what works best for you! If you’re interested in using a different liquid base, check out some of our favorites here…
Hi! Is there a secret to using coconut oil? I scooped out a tablespoon for my smoothie but after I was finished drinking, it seemed like most of the grease/residue from the oil was left along the sides of my cup. Just want to make sure I am doing this right in order to get all the health benefits and not waste this delicious addition!! Thank you
Coconut oil can sometimes be tricky! I like to melt (not hot, just melted) my coconut oil and slowly drizzle it into my smoothie while blendin’ on low right before I’m done, this ensures it’s full incorporated into the smoothie! I hope that helps!!
This tastes great! The coconut oil creates a smooth taste. I tried amother version by adding 1 tsp of ginger which tastes great as well.
Adding ginger sounds like a great addition! We love the immunity and detoxifying benefits of ginger!
can i not use the coconut oil and sub the water with coconut water instead?
Yes, you can.
This is an awesome drink but DON’T USE ROCKET! UGH!
Yes, Rocket can be spicy. Sorry you learned the hard way. Try spinach next time.
I really loved this smoothie. I tastes AMAZING!! I was a little leery of the coconut oil at first, I worried I was going to ruin a perfectly good smoothie. Boy I was wrong, this is now one of my favorites. I felt like I should be sitting on a beach enjoying this summer time frozen drink. Thanks for all the wonderful recipes, I enjoy making my green smoothie everyday : )
Way to go! So proud of you Holly for trying it though you were leery! Cheers to taking chances.
I have been able to keep up with having a smoothie daily for the last two weeks. I must say I enjoy smoothies better with spinach then I do the kale but I just think about the health benefits and gulp it down. Wasn’t very sure about the coconut oil with this one, so I didn’t use it. It wasn’t bad but it did have a slightly bitter after taste. 😛
Hi Vanitha! I totally hear ya about the kale. It is a bit stronger than spinach. If you can find baby kale, try that. It has a more delicate taste and might not be as strong as the larger kale (for some).
Just joining the smoothie world and so far I really appreciate the way you keep it as simple as possible. I’m still trying to figure what “Fennel” is.
Hey Glenn and Nikki.
Here is a link about Fennel: http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/fennel-seed.html
Here are some tips on blending you smoothie: http://simplegreensmoothies.com/5-green-smoothie-tips
Hello, Glenn and Nikki,
Fennel is a seed easily available at any Indian store. It also works good for digestion and mouth freshner