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 Smoothie with Peanut Butter and Banana Start your day with a green smoothie with peanut butter and notice a difference! This is a very simple smoothie with fresh spinach, banana, peanut butter, and coconut milk. It is full of vitamins, minerals, and even protein!
Strawberry Peach Green Smoothie – This strawberry peach green smoothie recipe is filled with healthy superfoods which means it is full of health benefits. It is super easy to make too.
Orange Spinach Green Smoothie – This is a super easy green smoothie to make with only 2 main ingredients so not much shopping to do. I love a green smoothie for breakfast. Oranges are full of good nutrition (lots of vitamin C), low in calories, contains no saturated fats or cholesterol, and is rich in dietary fiber and pectin. Pectin has also been shown to reduce blood cholesterol.
Raw Green Smoothie part 2 with Bloopers See what happens when you don’t put your blender lid on.
Delicious Winter Grapefruit Green Smoothie – How about having a colourful grapefruit green smoothie for breakfast filled with nutritious greens, grapefruit, orange and flax seeds? Being warm, it is great for the winter and also helps with weight loss. This nutritious smoothie is very filling too.
Try this healthy green smoothie: Green Raspberry Smoothie/Pudding – This green raspberry smoothie pudding is so tasty. Also, it’s a very healthy smoothie. It is a tasty pudding! No… It’s WHATEVER YOU LIKE!
Papaya Kiwi Green Smoothie – This papaya green smoothie is so easy to make and tasty too. Also, it is low in calories, contains no saturated fats or cholesterol and is rich in dietary fiber and pectin.
Green Smoothie Blueberry/Apple Pudding – A green smoothie pudding is so good to eat. Green smoothies are easy to digest as they are blended into very small particles. Also, the fact is digestion begins in your mouth so better to eat than drink. Green smoothies are full of nutrients and are a complete food with lots of fiber too.
22 thoughts on “Diana’s Green Smoothie with a Difference”
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
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?
Diana, Thanks – I’m trying one soon! And I think 1) your delivery was fine, 2) you’re pretty.
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 🙂
Great vid. Love eating it from a bowl. Very novel!
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
Great recipe Bryce and happy to hear that you made one.
Look forward to tasting it too. 🙂
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.
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.
These sound delicious, I’ll have to try them…yummmmmmm…..♥
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: https://www.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.
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.
Thank you, I will be trying this soon.
Thank you for the green smoothie recipe. Also for the info about soaking the almonds.
Is this common to other kinds of nuts too?
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: https://www.realfoodforlife.com/nuts-seeds
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.
Well Trish, we are real live people. 🙂
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.
Trish, I like the idea of a cool banana drink for the summer.
I try to avoid RAW spinach and other raw cruciferous veggies as it is bad for the thyroid.
What are your thoughts on that.
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