Sweet Green Goddess Smoothie is an beautiful, healthy smoothie packed with nutrients.
This Sweet Green Goddess Smoothie is from my friend Faith (An Edible Mosaic). It’s packed with goodness – spinach, cucumber, pear, ginger, and flaxseed. It’s also dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan.
I tasted my first green smoothie about eight years ago when our family was in Hawaii. We were served little shot glasses of a green smoothie. Surprisingly, my kids slurped them down.
Today, one of my boys continues to add spinach and kale to his protein shakes, along with fruit. You can’t taste the greens if you choose the right combination of ingredients.
Tips for Making Delicious Smoothies
- The key to a good smoothie consistency is including some frozen fruit or frozen greens. There’s no need for ice since the frozen fruits or veggies will make your smoothie nice and frosty.
- Smoothies can be made to suit almost any diet too. If you’re dairy-free, many alternative milks are available these days. Almond milk, coconut milk, cashew milk and oat milk are good alternatives to dairy milk.
- Sweeteners can also be switched up depending on your preference. I like using frozen bananas for natural sweetness, but you can use any ripe fruit. If you prefer sweeter smoothies, sweeten your smoothie up with raw honey, maple syrup, or stevia.
Sweet Green Goddess Smoothie
- 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 1 packet stevia
- 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger grated on a microplane
- 1 1/2 ounces organic baby spinach 1 packed cup
- 3 1/2 ounces Persian cucumber
- 1 medium pear cored, quartered, and frozen
Add all ingredients into a blender (except the 2 to 3 thin slices cucumber reserved for garnish) in the order listed and process until smooth.
Transfer to a serving glass and top with the reserved cucumber slices; serve immediately.
Republished with permission, BLEND Summer Vol. 1 by Faith Gorsky and Alyssa Brantley
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