Wednesday, March 12, 2014

18 Surprisingly Delicious Green Smoothie Recipes (and E-book Giveaway!)

Whether you a blessed with a super-eater or one who is a bit more picky, St. Patrick's Day is the perfect time to slyly convince your children, husbands (or even yourself!) that it's great to be green. Most green smoothies have a mild flavor that tastes surprisingly....NOT green.

Here is a list of 18 tasty green recipes to try! For a mild, not-so-green flavor, use spinach. If you're feeling bold, try kale or swiss chard.

Just can't handle the green? We've got four "sneaky" options at the end - smoothies that are packed with all the nutrition of a green smoothie with none of the off-putting color.

Be sure to make it all the way to the bottom to enter to win Becky Striepe's Book: 40 Days of Green Smoothies!

Green Smoothie for Little Leprechauns from Creative Green Living
Featuring vanilla yogurt, pineapple, peaches and banana.

Green Apple Pie Smoothie from Glue and Glitter
Featuring apple, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Green Smoothie from Frugal Foodie Mama
Featuring oats, cinnamon and brown sugar.

Healthy Green Smoothie from Yummy Healthy Easy
Featuring banana, peaches and strawberries. 

The Green Machine from C.R.A.F.T
Featuring peaches, pineapple, yogurt and banana.

Lucky Leprechaun Green Smoothie from Creative Green Living
Featuring peaches, strawberries and banana.

Almond Banana Smoothie from Off Tract
Featuring almond milk and bananas.

Avocado Banana Smoothie from Meaningful Mama
Featuring banana, honey, avocado and orange juice.

The Basic Green Smoothie from Good Girl Gone Green
Featuring bananas and dates.

Basic Green Smoothie for Kids from Healthful Mama
Featuring bananas and carrots.

Tropical Green Smoothie from Turning the Clock Back
Featuring coconut milk, pineapple and banana.

Green Smoothie That Actually Tastes Good from The V Spot
Featuring apple, cinnamon and cocoa.

Beginner Green Smoothie from Rae Gun Ramblings
Featuring peaches, mango and cantelope.

Lemon Cream Smoothie from Glue and Glitter
Featuring lemon and banana.

The Sneaky Green Smoothie from Creative Green Living
Featuring blueberries, banana and cranberry juice

The Chocolate Green Smoothie from Good Girl Gone Green
Featuring chocolate, and almond butter.

Chocolate Chipotle Green Smoothie from Glue and Glitter
Featuring chocolate and chili powder.

Green Berry Smoothie from Live Renewed
Featuring blueberries, raspberries and banana.

(A big thanks to everyone on this list who shared their awesome recipes with the world! If you like "featured on" swag, pick up a button here.)

Giveaway Time!!! 

My friend, Becky, who blogs at Glue & Glitter and is also on staff with me at Dollar Store Crafts has a great E-book out called 40 Days of Green Smoothies. This is the perfect book for the green smoothie newbie. Becky gives you not just recipes but weekly shopping lists as well! It is the easiest way ever to get started on a green smoothie habit. Plus having 40 recipes at your fingertips guarantees you'll never be bored!

You can also enter to win a copy below! Giveaway is open through March 21st.

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  1. Mmmm....just what I need! Fingers crossed :)

  2. I have never had a green smoothie before but am interested in trying.

  3. I love green smoothies!!! This is excellent. <3

  4. Green smoothies are amazing! My 12 month old twins enjoy a sip or two of mine as well.

  5. I've recently just tried BenjimanTV's green juice and it was ok but I would like to try a green smoothie!


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