Raw Recipes

Blueberry Green Smoothie

Posted on March 15 2011 | (22) Comments
Category: Green Smoothie Recipes

Blueberry Green Smoothie

If you like a frosty smoothie, use frozen berries. This smoothie is great for kids because the blueberries keep it purple, instead of green.

Yield: 4 cups, 2 servings

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 orange, peeled and sectioned
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 3 cups baby spinach, packed
  • 2 cups stemmed and chopped kale, packed

Equipment

  • cutting board
  • chef’s knife, 8-inch
  • measuring cups
  • blender
  • rubber spatula

Put all the ingredients in a blender and process on high speed until smooth. Serve immediately.


 

Related Blog Posts: It’s Easy Being Green—with Blueberry Green Smoothies


Previous Comments

On March 29, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

This is a great and tasty smoothie!!
I tried it today and it was so yummy. By the way, I love your book. Thank you for these amazing recipes.

Sandra

On April 25, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hi! I sent an email to you regarding this question before, but I didn’t get a reply, so am trying again. Although I know that these recipes are already small, and meant for 1 or 2 people, could I be able to divide it down even further? Is it as simple as just halving the recipe (since it doesn’t have anything like baking soda)? I am interested in purchasing a mini food processor (3 cup) and a Vitamix with the 48 ounce container, because of my small kitchen, and my minimalistic tendencies.

On April 25, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hi Amy,
You can divide most recipes to use a 3 cup food processor. But in some cases, you may not need to divide it, if the recipe already makes a small amount. You shouldn’t have to divide the blended recipes—they will still fit into the 48 oz V-Mix container (though you can divide them if you like).

Jenny

On July 02, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Is there a way to print the recipies without getting all of the advertisements?? I don’t see any button to hit, so my only option is control P. (I waste enough paper already). Thanks

On July 04, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hi,
Try hitting the share button and selecting the print icon.
Best wishes,
Jenny

On September 30, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

My husband hates the taste and texture of bananas.  Is there any substitute for bananas that provides a nice green smoothie texture with similar vitamins and minerals?

On October 01, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Suggestion: When making smoothies, when the recipe calls for water, try coconut water. Neat taste.

On October 01, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

I tried the share print idea. Nope. Thanks for the help though.

On October 03, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Margie, - I wonder if avocados when give it the same texture. Anyone try it? (My son loves veggies, but hates bananas. I may have to try this one on myself.)

On October 05, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hi Margie,

Try pears—they get creamy when blended. I made a ridiculously good green smoothie this morning with pears, raspberries, grapes, and kale.
Jenny

On November 14, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hi Jenny,
I’m pretty new at this Raw eating, I tried for a week and loved it. I did loose some weight! Yay.. However I’m just concerned about the calorie intake. I’m wondering about how many calories your meals are.. and juices. I want to make sure I’m having about 1200 calories. I will have to take supplements, right?
Thank you so much, your recipes are so easy and yummy..

alex

On November 16, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hi Alex,

The calories totally depend on what dishes you are eating and how much. Fortunately, in the new edition of the book coming out next spring, there will be calorie and nutritional info. for each recipe. I do take a natural multivitamin just for insurance. Hope this helps!
Jenny

On January 28, 2012 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hello, I replaced the orange with a peach and I have used spinach as well as powdered greens and protein powder.

Love your recipes Jenny! Came across your video at our Public Library. I have tried several dishes and drinks and am loving it. My husband has been a real trooper.  I am not vegetarian or vegan but want to add more raw foods to our diet.  Your recipes are tasty and so quick to make.  I did try the almond milk and will definitely have to get a mesh bag as I did not have the proper strainer, probably wasted 1 cup worth of good milk by not having the proper strainer.

I live in cold Canada, and its nice to get the produce from Chili and US this time of year.

I really want to incorporate raw foods in our lives and look forward to continuing this good practice.  It will be easy with these delicious recipes.

Thanks Jenny for your dedication!!  I am curious, what lead you into the raw foods?

June

On January 29, 2012 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hi June,
So glad you’re enjoying the recipes! I got into raw foods at the suggestion of a holistic health practitioner and have been enjoying it ever since!

Jenny

On March 07, 2012 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hi Jenny.  Here is my simple question:  Does eating raw mean you only eat uncooked vegetables and fruits?

On March 08, 2012 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hi Marj,

I don’t eat exclusively raw foods (uncooked veggies, fruits, and nuts/seeds). I eat a high raw diet including plenty of these foods, but I include healthful cooked foods as well—steamed vegetables, veggie soups, whole grains, and legumes for example.

On March 19, 2012 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

I have just found your site,, so inviting im going to try some soon, Is this good for looseing weight?thanks

On March 19, 2012 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

I really like the smoothie.  I have been having one every other day since I got the recipe.  Thanks Jennifer.

On March 27, 2012 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hi Marg,

I’m not Jennifer, (and my mother tongue is french, so my english is what it is) but I can answer your question because it’s what which is coming back often about raw food and it will save Jenny time.

Oh yes! you definitely loose weight what you eat raw (and when you diminish or avoid junk food, cheese, white bread, sodas and all that).

The more you eat raw, the less you eat food that is bad for you and that make you overweight.
The more you eat raw food, the more your energy increases.
The more you eat raw food, and the more you loose weight…

Think about drinking often water often, because the thirst sensation in the mouth is exactly the same than the hunger sensation. So, each time you feel hungry, drink - slowly - a big glass of pure water.

My two cents ;o)

Mara

On August 22, 2012 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

I have 2 of your books I love them you do have some great recipes. THANK YOU MIRJANA

On September 09, 2012 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

That was excellent! I tried a variation with 1/2 beet greens and 1/2 spinach, 1/2 blueberries with 1/2 frozen cranberries (because I had them and all-blueberries are a wee spendy for me.) I threw in a few walnut halves, too, and replaced the orange with organic orange juice. I loved the slight taste of the beet greens, and the tart cranberries cut the sweetness of the ripe banana really well. I just started to explore a raw food lifestyle.

On September 10, 2012 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Your variation sounds wonderful, and it giving me some ideas of what to try—especially with cranberries coming into season this fall!

Jenny


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