Green Smoothie


I love this green smoothie recipe, it’s pretty much a liquid salad. During winter, the idea of eating a salad just isn’t as appealing as a warming, hearty meal. That said, I still want my body to have a good intake of leafy green vegetables and green smoothies are wonderful for this. They are so easy to make and within five minutes I can make and drink a whole lot of goodness without having to force myself to eat a salad when the temperature is hitting zero outside!

The combination of cucumber, avocado and ginger makes it wonderfully refreshing but also filling.

It does look a little like green sludge but it’s yummy and packed full of nutrients that leaves my body feeling energised and rejuvenated.

Give it a try!


Green Smoothie
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Serves: 2
  • 2 large handfuls spinach, washed
  • 3 large lettuce leaves, washed
  • Juice of lemon or lime
  • 1 cup of filtered water
  • 2 kiwi fruit
  • ½ a cucumber, skin removed
  • 1 large chunk of ginger (3cms)
  • 1 stick of celery
  • Half an avocado
  • 1 banana
  1. Add spinach and lettuce to the blender with 1 cup of water and the juice of one lemon or lime and blend well
  2. Peel the skin off the cucumber, ginger and kiwi fruit and add to the blender along with the avocado, celery and banana
  3. Blend on high speed for approx two minutes

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  • Reply Nicole May 28, 2013, 5:50 pm

    I love the color … Gorgeous!

    • Reply Casey May 30, 2013, 8:04 am

      Thanks Nicole! :)

  • Reply coxy June 9, 2013, 12:59 pm

    Looks great! Will be sure to give this a shot. I love that you’re using jars as glasses – looks great.

    • Reply Casey June 9, 2013, 6:46 pm

      Thanks Coxy, glad you like it! The jars are also great to take for a smoothie on the go :)

  • Reply Beatriz July 23, 2013, 11:17 pm

    I love your recipes, do you have a newsletter I can receive to my mail?

    • Reply Casey July 24, 2013, 8:12 am

      Hi Beatriz
      Thanks for getting in touch! You can sign up in the sidebar. At the moment I’m just emailing subscribers my new recipes but I do plan to do a weekly newsletter in the future.

  • Reply ryan February 8, 2015, 10:29 pm

    Casey i make smoothies everyday, always use at least 50 percent greens however mine always have little specks of veges still in them like it doesnt fully liquify. Ive tried using ice to emulsify bananna honey, nothing works, how do u get them smooth like that? Do you have a vitamix?

    • Reply Casey February 9, 2015, 8:51 am

      Hey Ryan,

      I don’t have a vitamix but it does seem to be a quite powerful blender. I just leave it running until everything is all smooth. Sometimes I get little specks but not much at all.

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