D) Green Smoothie recipes/drinks


It’s really impossible to go wrong with any combination of fruit smoothie, but some combinations are definitely divine.

As a rule of thumb, to fill a blender (4-6cups) of delicious smoothie, I use:

*2 cups of water

*3 cups of fruit

*2 good handfuls of greens.
Here are some yummy Smoothies from GREEN FOR LIFE by Victoria Boutenko- (www.rawfamily.com

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Smoothies can be either sweet or savory by nature...
Victoria Boutenko's Favourite
Blend well:
6 leaves of red leaf lettuce
1/4 bunch of fresh basil                                                                        
1/2 lime (juiced)
1/2 red onion
2 celery sticks
1/4 avocado
2 cups of water - Blend well.

Sergei Boutenko's Favourite

Blend well:                                                            

5 kale leaves                                                                                                                                                  
1/4 cup sundried tomatoes
1 /2 bunch of fresh dill
1/2 lime (juiced)
3 cloves garlic
2 cups of water 


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Valyas Favourite    


8 leaves of Romaine(Cos) lettuce

5 cups watermelon (one of the most alkalizing fruits)

1 cup water


8 Romaine(Cos) lettuce

1/2 medium honeydew

2 cups water

Mango-Parsley Pudding


2 large Mangoes(peeled)

1 bunch parsley

2 cups water

 Summer delight


6 peaches

2 handfuls of spinach leaves(de-vein)

2 cups of water

Kiwi enjoyment


4 ripe kiwis

1 ripe banana

3 stalks celery

2 cups water


Raspberry Dream


2 pears

1 handful of raspberries

4-5 leaves of kale (Cos or spinach)

2 cups water



Fresh & minty (for more fresh ideas, www.greensmoothiequeen.com)

½ Pineapple

2 cups water

1 bunch of mint leaves-  Blend till smooth and creamy

Feel like Something savoury? (Jennys fave)

2 cups water

4 Med Apples

1 cucumber (another most alkalizing fruit)

2 lemons juiced

1 bunch Coriander


Jenny’s V8 special

1 cup fresh carrot juice (& beetroot optional)

1 stick celery

1 med cucumber (peeled)

4 med tomatoes

1 ripe avocado (no skin or seed)

1 packed cup of rocket/basil (or spinach or Cos lettuce)

1-2 apples (cored)

3-4 dried dates, optional (for extra sweetness)

*Blend well


They are surprisingly tasty, filling & satisfying.

You’ll cleanse your body, rejuvenate, regenerate, lose weight & feel great!

Chocolate Milk (Mike Adams favourite: www.naturalnews.com)

1 fresh, raw avocado (just the meat part, not the skin or seed, obviously)
2 large scoops of raw cacao powder
1 large scoop of Delicious Greens superfood powder
1 quart (32 fluid ounces) of raw almond milk (or soy milk, hemp milk, cow milk or whatever milk you use)
1 fresh, raw Asian pear (or regular pear, or banana, depending on taste)
sweeten to taste (Stevia, brown rice syrup or other natural sweetener of your choice)
*Combine all ingredients in a Vita-Mix or other powerful blender. Blend and enjoy! The color is incredible!
Brekky Booster:
This wonderful tasting Superfood Smoothie is sure to transform your morning, it's a favorite of the team members at Food Matters! www.foodmatters.tv
Take it first thing after drinking plenty of water and before any solids. Try this for a week and see your life explode with energy! This recipe makes 2-3 glasses

Step 1: The Milk
Soak a small handful of raw organic almonds overnight and in the morning throw them into the blender with 2 cups of water
Blend on high speed until the almonds have been completely broken up and the water will turn into  white frothy milk (yum)
Step 2: The Smoothie
Add in the following ingredients to the Almond Milk:                         

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1 small avocado or 1 banana or half of each

1 heaping tablespoon of Barley Grass or Wheat Grass Powder
1 tablespoon of Raw Honey or Agave Nectar
1 tablespoon of Bee Pollen

1 tablespoon of Raw Cacao Powder
1 tablespoon of Maca Powder
1 tablespoon of Chia Seeds or Hemp Seed Protein Powder
1 cup of ice
Blend it all up and drink immediately!


RAW Instant Veggie Soup (www.fredericpatenaude.com)

2 cup tomatoes

2/3 cup pineapple

2 cups spinach

3 stalks celery or 1 cucumber

Blend tomatoes and pineapple first, add in other ingredients progressively and blend  until smooth.



Note: You can vary this soup indefinitely by changing the vegetables used.. and you may also like to gently warm, without heating above 40deg Celsius(to maintain all enzymes)
And remember:
*Rotate your greens.

*Smoothies can last up to 3 days in the fridge, so make up one big lot, and you'll be set for quite a few meals!



Here are more ideas for your green creations.

Some of my favorite greens to add to green smoothies: parsley, spinach/baby spinach, celery, kale, cos lettuce and even cucumbers

My favorite fruits for green smoothies are: pears, bananas, mangoes and apples. Strawberries and raspberries (fresh or frozen) taste superb in green smoothies, when combined with ripe bananas.
Seasonal fruit such as peaches, nectarines, and plums work well also.


Victoria Boutenko’s other delicious combinations

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Mango-parsley= 2 large mangos, 1 bunch parsley, Water
Strawberry-banana- romaine= 1-cup strawberries ,2 bananas ,1/2 bunch Cos, Water
Pear-kale-mint= 4 ripe pears, 4-5 leaves of kale, 1/2 bunch of mint, Water
Peach-spinach= 6 peaches, 2 handfuls of spinach leaves, Water
Apple-kale-lemon= 4 apples, ½ lemon juice ,4-5 leaves of kale, Water
Finger banana-spinach= 10 finger-bananas, 2 handfuls of spinach leaves, Water
Mango-weeds= 2 mangos, 1 handful of lambs quarters, stinging nettles, Purslane

(wild and edible) & etc, Water
Kiwi-banana-celery= 4 very ripe kiwis, 1 ripe banana,3 stalks of celery, Water
Bosc pear-raspberry-kale= 3 Bosc pears, 1 handful of raspberries, 4-5 leaves of kale, Water

Heres some more tips from Victoria on making Green Smoothies

Recipes from You tube:

#1. 1 Banana, 1 Papaya, 2 leaves Swiss Chard, 2 cups water
#2. 1 bunch Dandelions, 1 Banana, 1 Pear, 1 Mango, 2 cups water
#3. 3 leaves of Romaine Lettuce, ½ an Avocado, ½ Fuji Apple, 1 Banana, 2 cups water
#4. 5 leaves Purple Kale, ½ Orange, ½ Fuji Apple, small piece of Ginger, ½ an Avocado, Orange slices to decorate.
#5. 1 cup frozen Strawberries, 1 Banana, 1 Mango, 2 cups water, 2 leaves Rainbow Chard
#6. 1 large handful of Spinach, 1 Banana, 1 cup frozen Strawberries, 1 Orange, small piece of Ginger, 2 cups water
#7. 1 young Coconut, ½ of a small Pineapple, ½ Pear, 5 Leaves of Romaine Lettuce
#8. 1 cup frozen Raspberries, 5 leaves Red Leaf Lettuce, 1 Red Apple, 1 Green Apple, ½ of a small Pineapple, 2 cups water
#9. 1 large handful of Spinach, ¾ of Orange Bell Pepper, ½ an Avocado, 3 cloves Garlic, 2 Tomatoes, 2 cups of water (Savory Smoothie)
#10. ½ an Avocado, 2 Tomatoes, pinch of Cayenne Pepper, pinch of Salt, ½ of a Red Onion, 1 bunch Parsley, 1 Orange Bell Pepper, 2 cups water (Savory Smoothie)
#11. 2 Bananas, 3 pieces of Celery, 1 head of Red Leaf Lettuce, 2 cups water
#12. 2 leaves Purple Kale, 2 leaves Collard Greens, 2 Bananas, ½ an Asian Pear, 2 cups water, 1 cup frozen Raspberries
#13. 1 cup frozen Blueberries, ¼ pound Spinach, 1 Orange, 1 cup water
#14. 4 Tomatoes, 1 Red Bell Pepper, 1bunch Basil, ½ an Avocado
#15. 4 leaves Collard Greens, 4 leaves, Purple Kale, 2 Leaves Rainbow Chard, ½ an Asian Pear, ½ Pear, small piece of Ginger, 1 Banana, 1 cup frozen Blueberries, 2 cups water.

Hot Chocolate alternative (www.rawmom.com)
*hot water
*raw carob powder or cacao or a mixture of both to taste
*raw honey or agave to taste
*coconut milk or coconut milk powder to taste
*vanilla extract or powder to taste

After the water is nearly but not quite boiled, add everything to the blender and carefully blend just to mix everything smoothly.
Taste test and make adjustments if necessary. I add pods of cardamom and/or herbs or medicinal mushrooms in mine to amp up the nutrition and excitement

Struggling to make those smoothies happen? Check out the Green Smoothie Challenge.