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Green Smoothie Recipes in 140 characters, beginners listen up!

Posted Sep 07 2008 8:40pm

We Like It Raw has a twitter account. On on that twitter account we occasionally call upon the community for some collective wisdom. Two days ago that wisdom was requested on the topic of Green Smoothies.

Green Smoothies are essentially shakes that make it easier to increase your green intake. Even though they often have quite a bit of greens in them, they taste slightly sweet because they also contain some element of sugar - in the form of fruit, coconut water, agave or honey. Green smoothies are considered to be the best way for people to get started with raw food. Over time green smoothies increase alkalinity, mineral content, digestive fire and overall sexyness. Nah I mean?

But the thing is.... even though a lot of people know about the benefits of drinking green smoothies, many of them are still struggling with the 'how' aspect. Just how exactly do you make one? Actually, correction... how do you make one that taste good!?

To help with the how, and to show beginners how easy and fun green smoothies are, I asked the raw twitter community to post their favorite recipe to our account in 140 characters or less, (because that's twitter's limit).

Here's what the community came back with:

via Rawbin: 10iceCubes,1/2VanllaBn,1cupH20,1tspSalt bnana+1/4cupEA:almnds/spinch/kale/AgaveNectr/carrots :)

via brookthere: banana, pear, 3-4 cups of kale or spinach, and thai basil, fresh. 1/3 cup water.

via louloulou: breakfast smoothie = 1 banana, 2 white peaches, 3 handfuls spinach, 1 tsp maca, 2 tsp cacao, cup or 2 water.

via sidawson: banana, spirulina, lsa, silverbeet, spinach, ginger, dates, water & a splash of love. Mix well. Serve to someone special.

via dealivinglotus: spinach, banana, mango, handful of almonds, tablespoon of honey, tblspoon of maca, tblspoon of cacao blend w/ice and water

via SabiOne: 1 Tbsp Vitamineral Green, 1 Tbsp Horsetail powder, 1 oz Chia Seeds, 1 L Water. Shake.. Hardcore & easy, but super alkalizing!!!

via langelbleu: Summer Garden Smoothie! Chard, Cuke, Strawberries (from Farmer's Mkt), Blueberries (from garden) Chlorella & Stevia mix w/ Tea

via lovingNRG: Sunshine Smoothie: spinach, frozen mango, banana, kiwi, water, Love. Blend and sit in the sun to enjoy!

via Mullmania: coconut water, banana, blueberries, spinach, hemp seeds(tbsp), maca (.5 tbsp), cacao powder(.5 tbsp)

via debbiedoesraw: frozen banana, strawberries, acai juice(frozen),coconut water, coconut insides,hempseeds, spirulina, squirt of agave, kale(3) :)

via projectdenied: spinach, kale, 1 frozen banana, 1 apple, wheatgrass powder, coconut flakes, and almond butter!! mmmm!!!!

There you go beginners! Simple green smoothie recipes that you can make in just a few minutes with just a few ingredients and a blender.

Big thanks to all the twitter buddies who participated in our green smoothie request. If you have a green smoothie recipe you'd like to add to the list, just post it here in the comments or hit us up on twitter.

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