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Diana’s Green Smoothie with a Difference

I prefer to eat my green smoothie rather than drink it.

It makes more sense to eat them rather than drink them as digestion starts with the digestive juices in the mouth.

Also, when I heard that jaw exercises were being sold to people who drank lots of green smoothies all day…..I knew I was on the right track.

I don’t show it in the video but you can add different greens.  I often use dandelion greens or lamb’s quarters.

You have to be careful in adding TOO MUCH of these kinds of greens because they have a stronger taste.

10 Good Reasons to Include Green Smoothies into your Diet

1.  100% Alkaline

2. Very easy to digest

3.  Highly Nutritious

4.  Eating more live foods

5.  Filled with lots of fiber

6.  You will get more of the nutrients in a well blended green smoothie.

7.  Simple and quick to make

8.  Greens help widen our blood vessels

9.  Greens are full of chlorophyll  that purifies the blood

10. Improved health Many notice the ability to sleep less, better elimination, stronger nails, and teeth.

Smoothies have made such a big difference in my life that we provide 2-5-30 Healthy Diets with smoothies in mind.

For the full article go to 10 Reasons to Eat Green Smoothies

Read more about how Greens Are Good for Us and how these green smoothie will POWER UP YOUR DAY LIKE POPEYE!

More tasty green smoothie recipes for you:
Green Orange Spinach Smoothie Super easy tasty smoothie to make with only 2 main ingredients.

3 Minute Green Smoothie Randy makes a fast delicious meal.

Raw Green Smoothie part 2 with Bloopers See what happens when you don’t put your blender lid on.

Green Raspberry Smoothie/Pudding It’s a healthy smoothie.  It’s a tasty pudding! No…  It’s  WHATEVER YOU LIKE!

Green Smoothie Blueberry/Apple Pudding Another of my personal favorites that I eat often because it is super yummy.

By | 2017-10-29T15:42:31+00:00 April 15th, 2009|Gluten Free, Green Smoothies, Recipes, Videos|23 Comments

About the Author:

I am the Founder and Author at Real Food For Life. Have been teaching cooking classes worldwide since 1982. Create original, healthy recipes and menus, which are gluten free and white sugar free. Also, the author of the GREEN means LEAN and Balance Your Body e-books. I turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar free, gluten free eating and cooking.


  1. Randy April 15, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    I would like to say that I liked as the other two videos about smooties I saw on this site better. That person doing the demonstration was extremely knowledgeable and a great teacher and good looking to boot!

    Anonymous Unbiased Commenter

  2. Diana April 15, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    haha…you would say that and not that you are bragging or anything. You can’t even spell smoothies! You call that knowledgeable. 🙂 And what do you mean unbiased commenter?

  3. Susan April 22, 2009 at 9:26 am

    Diana, Thanks – I’m trying one soon! And I think 1) your delivery was fine, 2) you’re pretty.

  4. jilene October 3, 2009 at 6:25 am

    Thanks Diana for the video! I will be transitioning to a raw food diet at the end of this month, and these videos will really help me SEE the process I have to use as a raw foodist. I am doing TONS of research/reading on raw food, but visually seeing someone do the recipes is a great learning tool for me 🙂 Can’t wait for the rest of the series 🙂

  5. Rayne February 11, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Fabulous Diane!

  6. Bryce Winter June 23, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Great vid. Love eating it from a bowl. Very novel!

  7. Bryce Winter June 24, 2010 at 11:37 am

    I just made my first ‘green smoothy’.

    It is deliciously ‘chewy’ using my standard blender, and really feels fulfilling/grounding.

    Bryce’s Protein Power Punch Smoothy:

    A couple handfuls, baby Spinach
    1 Apple, with stem and roughest part of core removed, cut in 8 pieces
    2 tbsps Hemp seeds
    4 or 5 strawberries, green parts removed
    filtered Water, as required.

    Dump contents into blender, in order
    Fill to 2-cup level with water
    Blend 2-3 minutes

  8. Diana June 24, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Great recipe Bryce and happy to hear that you made one. 

    Look forward to tasting it too. 🙂

  9. mac July 13, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Will try your smoothie today, sounds good and I like that you ‘eat’ it. Didn’t know that about almonds, I guess I am soaking them from now on. Looking forward to your other videos. Thanks.

  10. Linda July 14, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Thank you. I would like to have the apples, spinach and almonds to make that smoothie right now. I have been talking to a friend who is basically dying with cancer about 15 minutes ago. This smoothie perhaps would be something she could drink to give her strength!

    P.S. I didn’t know about soaking the almonds overnight for better digestion.

  11. Joanne Clark July 14, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    These sound delicious, I’ll have to try them…yummmmmmm…..♥

  12. Diana Herrington July 14, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Yes we love our green smoothies!

    I am happy that many are learning about how to make nuts more digestible; here is more to read: http://realfoodforlife.com/nuts-seeds

    Linda, sending my best to your friend and I am sure the smoothie would give her strength.

    All green smoothie recipes very welcome here…please do post them here.

  13. trish July 17, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Great video for beginners, thank you for the information on almonds. I am also a smoothie drinker, would it be okay to use green tea instead of spring water? I also use
    nutritional yeast in mine.
    thank you again.

  14. Mara Rennie July 18, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Thank you, I will be trying this soon.

  15. Christine Farrell July 18, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Thank you for the green smoothie recipe. Also for the info about soaking the almonds.
    Is this common to other kinds of nuts too?

  16. Diana Herrington July 19, 2011 at 7:42 am

    Thank you Trish, you could use green tea but make sure you did not use boiling water to make it as the live enzymes will be lost. Why do you want to make it with green tea? The green leafies will do the trick.

    Christine, Yes it is and here is where to get all the info about Nuts & Seeds: http://realfoodforlife.com/nuts-seeds

  17. trish July 19, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Since I am new to your site, didn’t know you would comment to me, thank you. Guess I wasn’t thinking about using green tea, you are so right about getting enough of the “green leafies” without using tea.
    thank you again.

  18. Diana Herrington July 22, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Well Trish, we are real live people. 🙂

  19. trish July 22, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    I am very glad there are “live” people like you Diane, I feel like I have found a friend.
    One little thing I do for a smoothie, I cut the bananas in pieces, freeze them
    and toss them in with the other ingredients, makes a “cool” drink. Maybe this
    isn’t new for others.
    Thanks again.

  20. Diana Herrington January 11, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Trish, I like the idea of a cool banana drink for the summer.

  21. Sandy March 14, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    I try to avoid RAW spinach and other raw cruciferous veggies as it is bad for the thyroid.
    What are your thoughts on that.

  22. Diana Herrington March 15, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Sandy, I am not sure how very bad spinach is for the thyroid. Raw spinach has goitrogens which can temporarily interfere with your body’s ability to absorb iodine from food. I believe that eating raw spinach in moderation not likely to cause a problem unless you have a severe thyroid condition. Make sure you get lots of iodine into your diet and it will not be a problem.
    You can use a dark green lettuce instead of spinach.
    Listen to Kevin Gianni talk about this in more detail: http://renegadehealth.com/blog/2009/08/07/the-real-effect-of-raw-cruciferous-vegetables-on-the-thyroid

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