Broccoli Blitz Smoothie

Do you ever get in a green smoothie rut?  Smoothies are the main way I get my kiddos to eat green vegetables, especially leafy greens, but sometimes it gets a little monotonous to use the same ingredients every time. I looked up some recipes from Green Smoothie Girl and wanted to try one new smoothie a week.  The first one I tried is called Broccoli Blitz.  It’s from her book, “Green Smoothies Diet” book found here.  I was a little hesitant because you know broccoli’s reputation with the digestive system…haha.  BUT it actually turned out to be pretty tasty.  Tornado sees me drinking these and then begs for mine (mostly because I think he likes the cup I have with a straw and it’s fun to drink out of).  But he DRAINS it every time.  This time was no different.  It makes a huge batch, and I just kept the remainder in the fridge until the next day and we all divided it among ourselves.  Even cool Aunt Zoe got in on the action.  Everyone liked it – you can’t even really taste the broccoli.  Without further adieu  here is the recipe:

Broccoli Blitz Smoothie

  • 2 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup raw agave
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • spinach
  • 2 oranges
  • 2 cups pineapple
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 cups berries

Combine water, agave and broccoli and blend until smooth.  I did not have agave, but you can use sugar, or a little bit of sugar.  Next add spinach until it reaches the 6 cup line (about 2 cups of spinach), and blend.  Then add oranges, pineapple, bananas, and berries.  Blend until smooth.  Enjoy!

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Cabbage Smoothie

I know…I was skeptical at first too.  At least if you have a spinach smoothie, you know that spinach is a little bit sweet.  But cabbage is bitter.  My neighbor brought this up to me to try and honestly, it was delicious.  It had a small hint of cabbage aftertaste, but The Mr. couldn’t tell at all.  I can’t wait to buy a head of cabbage and whip some of these babies up for myself!

Strawberry Blast Green Smoothie (original recipe by smoothie handbook)

  • 4 cups of cabbage, green
  • 1 1/2 bananas, frozen
  • 1 cup strawberries, frozen
  • 1 teaspoon stevia ( you can replace with sugar or orange juice)
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups water

Blend the water and the cabbage first. Then add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth. Serves 1-2.

Give it a try!  Even the kids will love this one, because it is pink.  The website is a wonderful resource also – I want to try them all!