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Veggie Cocktail Green Smoothie Recipe | SimpleGreenSmoothie.com

Veggie Cocktail Green Smoothie

By: Jen Hansard | last Updated: 10.28.2015 | COMMENTS: 40


Our tomato-based Veggie Cocktail green smoothie recipe is similar to a Bloody Mary, but instead of vodka, we’ve added kale! 

Veggie Cocktail Green Smoothie Recipe | SimpleGreenSmoothies.com

We love our mocktail version of a Bloody Mary – instead of vodka, we’ve added kale! 🙂 Blend up a pitcher of this to enjoy at room temperature or slightly chilled. Add an extra celery stick for garnish. And If you’re feeling adventurous, add your favorite hot sauce to take it up a notch! Your body will thank you for sipping this nutrient-rich beverage and your tastebuds will be dancing.

This veggie-loaded green smoothie recipe is from our book: Simple Green Smoothies: 100+ Tasty Recipes to Lose Weight, Gain Energy & Feel Great in Your Body! The book is now available now. Each and every rawkin’ recipe was lovingly tested and approved by our community. For more recipes like this and other delicious green smoothies, order your copy here!

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Veggie Cocktail Green Smoothie Recipe | SimpleGreenSmoothie.com

Veggie Cocktail Smoothie

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 smoothie 1x
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Our tomato-based Veggie Cocktail green smoothie recipe is similar to a Bloody Mary, but instead of vodka, we’ve added kale! Your body will thank you for sipping on this veggie-loaded beverage. Add a dash of hot sauce to kick up the heat.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup kale (stems removed)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 celery rib
  • 1 scallion (green onions) (sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Blend the kale and tomatoes until smooth.
  2. Add the celery, scallions, garlic, lime juice, red pepper, and salt and blend again.

Notes

For an extra zip – add a dash of your favorite hot sauce, or even add 1/2 jalapeño pepper.
Kale can be substituted with any leafy green.

Keywords: vegetable smoothie

Tags:    /   Categories: Smoothies 

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  1. Ashlee says:

    Adding hot sauce to this smoothie turned it into a super fun, weekend drink by the pool.

  2. Jessica says:

    So yummy!

  3. Kim says:

    My parents used to drink V-8 all the time. I’m thankful for a better alternative!

  4. Amanda says:

    This is just like a V-8 without the “natural flavorings” – and other preservatives. Love how fresh, simple + clean this recipe is!! Just the good stuff!

  5. Olivia says:

    Kind of like a Bloody Mary!

  6. Dani Mitchell says:

    Finally a vegetable smoothie! I love fruit smoothies, but I’ve been wanting something more savory and lower in sugar. After reading the recipe, this totally reminds me of V8… yet waaay better for you! Thanks Jen for another fun recipe to try in my Vitamix.

  7. Chris says:

    This was nice…I used lemon instead of Lime, made a nice lunch.
    Cheers

  8. Iqra Sajid says:

    How it will taste..

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Iqra,

      This tastes like a spiced tomato cocktail. Similar to a Bloody Mary without the vodka, of course!

  9. carolyn cox says:

    How many calories?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Carolyn,

      We personally don’t count calories, so we don’t include them in our recipes at this time. You’ll find that when you consume more nourishing whole fruits and veggies, you will not only feel full longer, but you’ll also have lessened cravings for high-calorie, nutritionally empty foods. So in the end it balances out. But we know many people would like to have calorie info. Three great resources for tracking calories are Self Nutrition Data, and the phone apps: My Fitness Pal and Lose It.

  10. Brittany says:

    Is this similar to tomatoes or vegtable juice like a V8?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Brittany,

      Yes, this recipe is similar to a V8 or tomato based vegetable juice. The red pepper does give it a great little kick of heat!

  11. Amber says:

    My husband and I had this for lunch today. It was REALLY good! The grocery store forgot to put my scallions in my bag, so I subbed a pinch of onion salt for the salt, and it worked perfectly. I think this would be really good heated up as a soup, too. Thanks for the savory smoothie recipe!

  12. Nadia says:

    Hi, how long can we store that recipe in the fridge? I like just a small glass at lunch. Thanks!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Nadia,

      Thanks for reaching out! Feel free to store your smoothie in the fridge in an airtight container for up to two days. I personally like to add a little lemon juice to preserve flavor, as well :).

  13. Theresa says:

    I found this really really thick, had to add four ice cubes and 1/4 cup of water. Still pretty thick. Flavor was OK though. Any suggestions?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Theresa,

      Thanks for reaching out! The liquid in this recipe comes from the tomatoes. With tomatoes currently out of season throughout the majority of the United States, they may not be providing as much liquid as they would during their peak season. For that reason add additional liquid base, just like you did!! And water is the perfect option!

      Cheers!

  14. Sapana says:

    Its a healthy combination of veges. Greens mixed with Tomatoes like veges make it best!

  15. Smarsh says:

    This sounds good heated up. Like a soup. Has anyone tried that before?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Smarsh,

      That sounds like a yummy idea! Have you seen our other warm smoothies?

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/green-smoothie-recipes/warm-hazelnut-hot-chocolate-green-smoothie

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/green-smoothie-recipes/warm-green-smoothie-chai-tea

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/green-smoothie-recipes/warm-smoothie-wassail

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/green-smoothie-recipes/warm-smoothie-apple-pie

      Cheers 🙂

  16. esmeralda says:

    Can you use cayenne pepper instead of red pepper in the veggie coctail?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Esmeralda,

      Of course! Cayenne pepper is a great option when blending our Veggie Cocktail!

      Cheers 🙂

  17. Nancy says:

    I was wonderimg if this was your version of V8 juice? I like the juice, NOT all the additives. Thanks so much and I eagerly look forward to trying your recipies !!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Nancy,

      Yes, they’re similar. Just like a V8 this recipe is packed with veggie goodness to fuel your body!

  18. Lori says:

    Oo! When I saw this one, my mouth watered :P. I froze it along with my other smoothies for the week. I put cayenne pepper instead of red pepper since I had it on hand. I think I’ll put more next time and add another lime. I was worried it would be overpowered the shallots but it actually tasted pretty good! This is going to stay in my rotation for sure!

    Have you guys ever thought about adding a way to rate the recipes? like stars or something? I think it’d be great!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Lori,

      Thank you so much for sharing your leafy love for our Veggie Cocktail recipe. We love hearing this recipe is now part of your rotation! I will definitely share your rating idea with the rest of our team. Thank you so much for sharing!

      Cheers 🙂

  19. Kristy says:

    I was really excited to try this, as I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, and love my veggies. I have loved all of your other recipes! This one though, not my fave. This one tasted like a hearty Virgin Bloody Mary, but left me with crazy upset stomach and heartburn (which I don’t generally get, and I eat spicy foods) for half the day. Just a heads up for others who may get heartburn easily.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Kristy,

      Thank you so much for reaching out + sharing your review. We greatly appreciate your honest feedback of our recipes!

    • Loretta says:

      Add some avocado to cream it up and it may denature some of the acidity for those of us who get acid reflux or acidic stomach issues.

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