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Green Power Smoothie - Virtually Vegan Mama

In the mood for a new green smoothie? I know we were at my house this week and this is what I came up with.

This smoothie is nutrient-rich and delicious. Spinach is a powerhouse of nutrients including iron, beta-carotene and vitamin C that fights heart disease and provides anti-cancer benefits. Cucumbers provide us with valuable antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer benefits as well. Coconut water is full of potassium and electrolytes which makes this the perfect after-workout smoothie. I have it right after my morning run and it gives me the boost and energy I need to keep me going for the rest of the day chasing around two small kids. =)

We are loving this smoothie and will be drinking it every morning this week. Enjoy and let me know how much you love it too. =)

Green Power Smoothie

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients:

2 cups baby spinach, washed

1/2 cup cucumber, peeled and chopped

1 banana

1/2 cup unsweetened non-dairy vanilla milk of choice

1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice

1 cup 100% pure coconut water

2 tbsp flax, hemp or chia seeds

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Puree until smooth and serve.

Dont’ forget to check out my article which was published on Wednesday, September 7th in print and online here Jackson Sun including an interview and featured recipes. Very exciting for me and I can’t wait to get the print version! =)

Have an amazing day folks!

 

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27 Responses to Green Power Smoothie

  1. Tamara says:

    Oh, I love it! I read this while drinking coconut water and it makes me feel so great. I can’t imagine how great I’ll feel after the green power smoothie.

    • mary wornoff says:

      Good morning. Just had your Green Power Smoothie. I didn’t have coconut water, but I had some coconut milk. Made it nice and creamy. I’am ready to start my day. Thanks again for your recipe. Shine on.

      • Jennifer says:

        Hi Mary,

        Thanks for stopping by and leaving me such a lovely comment! nothing like a yummy smoothie to start the day off right =)

        Jen

  2. Samantha says:

    sounds delish!!! I love green smoothies and would have never thought to mix cucumber and almond milk in the same one!!! LOL

  3. Shura says:

    Your site is colorful, inspiring and such a great destination for good health and great photos. Thank you for what you’ve been motivated to do!!!!

  4. ahhh i love green smoothies! love how you put in coco water and orange juice! :D hope you are enjoying fall :)

  5. You are reading my mind. I have been so into smoothies lately and have wondered what fabulous greens would whip up nicely. This looks wonderful.
    Newest Follower!
    Laura @ A Healthy Jalapeño

  6. Charlie says:

    This smoothie sounds amazing! The orange juice & coconut water must be great in there!

    • Jennifer says:

      Hi Charlie =)

      It is! This is by far my husband Matt’s favortie smoothie and we love watching the kids down it cause it’s so healthy for them =)

      xoxo
      Jen

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  8. mary says:

    Thanks Jen .Found the cocanut water at my local grocer’s. I like your web. Very helpfull and motivating.

  9. Very nice smoothie, great start to the day!

  10. Hi Jen,

    Love the work you are doing! Do you incorporate SuperFoods into your healthy lifestyle? I own a Health Counseling Business, The Gonzolution, LLC where I work with clients to positively transform their lives.

    I would love to connect with you.

    All the best,
    Chris

  11. Rechel says:

    I don’t have coconut water, is there something I can use instead? I am new to vegetarian eating and it seems I never have everything in recipes I find. I’m trying to avoid several trips to the grocery store every week – lol.

    • Jennifer says:

      Hi Rechel,

      I would just use water instead, should be still yummy =) I’m always going to the grocery store lol

      Jen

  12. Nikki says:

    Your smoothie sounds really tasty and i’m quite sure it is but just one thing to consider….food combination. I read a lot of blogs and vegan recipes and one thing I always find surprising, how little people understand about food combination. You can’t mix fruits with vegetables, oranges and bananas are not a proper food combination and milk definitely does not mix with oranges because if it’s non-dairy it’s either seed based or from rice or some other grain or soy. Just food for thought.

    • Jennifer says:

      Hi Nikki,

      I’m confused by your comment..since when can you not combine foods??? like oranges and bananas???

      Thanks! Jen

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  15. ron says:

    I didn’t see any nutrient values.

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