Green Lemonade Smoothie

Happy Monday friends. I hope you had a great weekend. Mine was nice with tasty Indian food on Friday night (at the new spot in Carytown, Curry Craft) lots of wedding planning stuff, a trip to the farmer’s market, a visit from my mom and a little baking/cooking. Not too shabby.

Some green goodness was involved as well…

Sunday morning I woke up craving something green for breakfast but I didn’t feel like breaking out my juicer. I decided to try making a green juice smoothie in my Vitamix. I usually use frozen bananas and almond milk as a base for all my smoothies but I wanted this one to be more like juice so I stuck with a pear and water.

The Vitamix did a great job of pulverizing everything which resulted in a smooth textured drink that’s not only detoxifying, but alkalizing and energizing as well.

Green Lemonade smoothie

Ingredients Needed

  • kale – for some healthy greens.
  • pear – pears are a nutrition packed fruit! 1 pear has 6 grams of fiber and lots of folate, vitamin C and potassium. They are anti-inflammatory, have been shown to improve heart health and may help with weight loss. Just make sure you eat the peel as most of the nutrients are found there. (Source)
  • cucumber – cucumbers are important to add to your diet because they’re 95% water and naturally detoxify your body. They’re also high in Vitamins A, B and C and contain phytonutrients that provide anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-cancer effects.
  • lemon – help to boost your immunity and flush toxins. Just make sure your lemon is peeled.
  • water – hydration is arguably the most important factor for achieving a beautiful, healthy glow so I used water for the base.

Green Lemonade smoothie

Notes & Substitutions

Apple – Feel free to use an apple in place of the pear if you’d like, both pears and apple are sweet so it’s a great substitution.

Coconut water – If you’re needing a little sweetness you can add a splash of coconut water.

Blender – If you don’t have a high-powered blender (like a Vitamix or Blendtec), you can still make this smoothie, the texture just won’t be as smooth.

Protein powder – Feel free to add in protein powder to amp up the protein if you are enjoying this for breakfast or as a post-workout snack.

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Green Lemonade Smoothie

Brittany Mullins
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups raw kale
  • 1 large pear cored and sliced into large pieces
  • 1/2 cucumber peeled
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup ice
  • 3/4 cup cold water

Instructions
 

  • Blend: Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender. Blend until smooth, adding additional water until the smoothie is the texture and consistency you enjoy.
  • Serve: Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Notes

Apple – Feel free to use an apple in place of the pear if you'd like, both pears and apple are sweet so it's a great substitution. 
Coconut water – If you're needing a little sweetness you can add a splash of coconut water. 
Blender – If you don't have a high-powered blender (like a Vitamix or Blendtec), you can still make this smoothie, the texture just won't be as smooth. 
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    22 comments
    1. renie
      August 15, 2014 AT 6:59 pm

      I love spinach, cucumber, grape, apple, carrot and lime smoothes. I did it with a lemon by mistake but it was great. Has anyone tried it with frozen spinach? Since I use frozen grapes and pineapple I thought it might be cheaper and have more vitamins. Have to say, I don’t love kale as much unless it’s in soup.

    2. Mic
      May 25, 2013 AT 4:36 pm

      Where can I find the recipe for the mini protein muffins.

    3. Ashley @ Sweat for Sweets
      May 15, 2013 AT 4:17 pm

      I’ll definitely be trying this one out! Thanks!

    4. Jen @ SavedbytheKale
      May 9, 2013 AT 7:45 am

      Love, Love, Love Kale! This smoothie sounds great!

    5. Lucia
      May 9, 2013 AT 12:11 am

      Hi!
      I live in China and, although there are a lot of veggies, there is no kale. Yes, amazing, but true. Can I make the smoothie with regular lettuce? Or do you suggest another green like spinach?

      THanks!!!

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