Green Smoothie

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If you are unable to get your right dose of veggies from your meals, green smoothie could be a great way to eat or rather to ‘sip’ your greens. But it’s very slimy green color makes us go ewwww!! And the idea of drinking the greens makes it more revolting. However, when blended with the right ingredients, your green smoothie can taste much yummier than it actually looks and gives you an opportunity to have assorted veggies at one go. Don’t worry if you find few veggies unpleasing to your palate. A handful of fruits are all you need to disguise their actual flavors and fool your taste buds.

Everyone has their own recipe for green smoothie. While most of them only stick to greens, Drilldoggy loves to add fruits in his version for a delish treat for breakfast. Apart from boosting the flavors, fruits like apple and banana add a creamy texture to the dish, thus making it more enjoyable. However, a good blender is the key to the creamy smoothie.

While a blender with feeble blades will end up chopping up the ingredients instead of blending them into a puree, a heavy-duty one would give it a milkshake-like consistency. So to make a green smoothie taste like a true ‘smoothie’ get hold of a good blender, toss in you’re the green veggies as well as your favorite fruits and blend them into a yummy drink to start your day with.


Serves: 2

  • 1 handful fresh cilantro leaves
  • 4 large handfuls fresh spinach leaves
  • 3 long celery stalks
  • 1 large handful fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 big apple
  • 1 banana, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 kiwi, roughly chopped
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 1 orange, juiced


  • Dump all the greens into a blender and pour in a cup of water.
  • Pulse into a grainy puree and throw in the fruits.
  • Pour in the citrus juices and pulse them further into a smooth mixture.
  • Pour it into tall glasses and serve.
  • Sip and enjoy!