Monday, March 11, 2013

Two Green Smoothie Recipes

Pineapple Crush Green Smoothie 

So, I have been having a lot of health issue the last three months.  I found myself hospitalized 10 days ago and had surgery on Wednesday.  I will write more in depth about the health issues at some point, but wanted to share some really yummy smoothies I've had the last two days.  I am in need of major fiber, so I am using 2 tablespoons of chia seeds and tablespoon of psyllium husk in each smoothie.  I love how it affects the texture ... it's so smooth and airy.  I'm also using soy kefir which is full of probiotics.  I will blog about that as well at a later date.

So....  being on IV narcotics for 5 days and having surgery tends to uhem... slow things down and I'm not really able to eat large amounts of beans/veggies at the moment, so it's green smoothies to the rescue!


  • 12 oz Soy Kefir (you can use soy yogurt or dairy yogurt thinned with water or soymilk to = 12 oz
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 c frozen pineapple
  • 2 c spinach 
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp psyllium husk
  • cinnamon, nutmeg, stevia to taste
  • several drops almond or coconut extract


Blend blend blend.  I obviously used my vitamix, but you can do this in a regular blender , just do it in batches and maybe add a bit more liquid




Yesterday, I had an "Apple Pie Smoothie.

Apple Pie Green Smoothie

  • 12 oz Soy Kefir
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 large gala apple
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp psyllium husk
  • nutmeg, stevia, cinnamon to taste
  • several drops vanilla extract 
Tip: You can store fresh spinach in the freezer!

8 comments:

  1. Yum! I love green smoothies :)

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    1. They are so good! What are your favorites?

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  2. Hope you're feeling better now!

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    1. Thanks Bianca! I'm getting better every day!

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  3. Awesome, Melody!!! As it turns out, I'm about to make myself a green smoothie, too.

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    1. I still have to make that delicious smoothie recipe you sent me. Maybe today, I'll make it to the store to get the ingredients.

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  5. Wow. That drink will not only be delicious but healthy too. I don't know where should I get psyllium husk from. I will make such drink for my whole family someday.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Kopi Luwak

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