“Green Goo”: Make a gorgeously green, delicious and nutritious EASY Green Smoothie EVERY DAY
Updated: Aug 29, 2021
During decades of serving this energy boost morning cocktail to guests at my inn, I created a simple, vitamin packed, undeniably delicious Green Smoothie recipe. Best of all, the simplicity and accessibility of the ingredients makes it effortless to have the ingredients on hand every single day.
What matters most? It must be green. If you use colored fruit or berries the smoothie will literally look like 💩. So, make a fruit smoothie if you want berries, but abstain from them here.
Also, smoothies do not need ingredients other than fruit, vegetables and/or water. No additions improve them, IMHO. (My Mister likes whipped cream on the top of his fruit smoothie however.) No need for yogurt, nuts or seeds, supplements, oil, nada. Just don’t.
If you are curious for more information, everything I originally learned about making Green Goo is in the series of books by Victoria Boutenko, in particular “Green Smoothie Revolution: The Radical Leap Towards Natural Health. Read on:
A shout out to my dear Goddaughter, Jenny, who loves my Green Smoothie and has always called it “Goo”. I’ve served it to 1,000s and I drink it myself every morning. But I think of Jenny with a smile in my heart each time I make it. When Jenny was 11 years old (20 years ago) she convinced me to become 100% vegetarian. She is still urging me to full Vegan.
So, the greens. The greens are the only ingredient that should change, rotate, each time you make a batch of smoothie. Spinach, kale, bok choy, dandelion greens, green lettuce, all good. But rotate. Honeydew melon. Greenness and sweetness! Keep one ripening in the pantry all the time. Meanwhile, each time a melon is at full ripeness, butcher it up into small pieces and freeze in Ziplock bags. Snap off the pieces you need for each smoothie as you make it. Kiwi!! Greenness, sweetness and vitamin C! Buy them and let them ripen. Keep them refrigerated to hold them. Use them skin and all.
Gala Apples: Chosen for top sweetness. Apples are perennially on The Dirty List for top polluted fruits/vegetables, so always buy them organic. Keep them in the fridge Then, in they go, don’t peel them. Banana: For thickness and flavor. Buy and wait until the peels are brown and spotted, absolutely at their peak nutritional and disease fighting powers. Peel and wrap in Saran, freeze in Ziplock bags. Grab one when you need it. Read on:
And that’s it. Greens go in the blender first, about 2” of water. Top that with the unfrozen fruit and then the frozen fruit. Whhhrrrr it up.
Yes, you should have a Vitamix. No other blender is powerful enough to break down greens to a cellular level to make the plant protein instantly available to your body. It’s an essential tool for living well.
When you drink your smoothie, let it sit in your mouth a bit before swallowing. This assists in the digestive process and better assimilation of the plant proteins.
My smoothies stay delicious for at least 3 days in the fridge if stored in an excellent sealed container.