Teacher Cooks: TGBTS Green Smoothie Recipe

green smoothie

Today I am sharing my Green Smoothie – sans banana – recipe because a whole lot of people have asked me to share what goes into my almost every day green smoothie glass.

Ingredients to make 2 huge smoothies:

2 cups of water plus more for blending

2-3 big handfuls of washed spinach

half a bag of frozen mango chunks

half a bag of frozen pineapple chunks

1-2 tsp of chia seeds


half a bag of frozen raspberries – turns it from green to purplish brown

1 TBS of nut butter – makes it taste like a PB&J sandwich

vegan protein powder

green super foods powder

honey or agave to sweeten

Blend until smooth, adding a bit more water if needed.


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Other green smoothie resources:

The Ultimate Green Smoothie from Nikki Stern (Mindful Moms Holistics)

Green Monster recipes

From Life Less Bullshit: The Ultimate Green Smoothie Formula


Want a giggle? Here is my lame food confession which started this whole green smoothie conversion.

Part two contains a delicious broccoli slaw recipe.

A berry blast recipe for beginners.

Do you drink green smoothies? 

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What Does This Smell Like to You? – Recipe Edition Part 2

Ok, here’s the real deal on the green smoothie.  

I’ve now made two batches of the Berry Blast recipe.  

The first time, I improvised by using unsweetened applesauce and frozen spinach.  

Frozen spinach?  

I know.  

Sue me, I hadn’t been to the store in a couple of days and I wanted to try it.  

I put everything in the blender, whizzed it up quickly and viola!  

A dark purple “green smoothie”!  

I poured some in a pint glass (this recipe makes A. LOT.) and took a gulp.  


And I couldn’t even taste the spinach!  

I didn’t take photos because it was a trial run and it was a true on-the-go breakfast so I simply enjoyed it on my way to school.  

Fast forward to this past weekend.  

I sent the dude to the farmer’s market for some fresh spinach and real apples.  

I love frozen berries so that was already taken care of.  

Into the blender went the berries, apple and water.  

Then it was time to add the spinach.  

I quickly rinsed it, shook it to dry, cut it up and added it to my blender.  


Ready to go.  

I put a straw into the blender to see if the fresh spinach made a difference in the taste and thought, “That’s not the same as last time!” 

I added a teaspoon of honey. 


Back in went the straw and I thought, “Oh that’s better.”  

I poured the hubs a little one.  

He brings the glass up to his lips to take a sip and asks,  

“Does this smell like dirt?”  

To be honest, it smelled more like as he finally put it, “football practice”.  

A heady mixture of grass and dirt for those that don’t know. 

it really smelled more like grass.


 Do you have any good kitchen stories? What is the funniest thing anyone has ever said about something you’ve made? What weird substitutes have you made in the kitchen?  

Yoga+Music(notquite365) Grace by Jeff Buckley – Recipe Edition!

It’s Tuesday! And that means the Recipe Edition! 

Each Tuesday I will share an easy, nutritious recipe so you can join me in the home-cooked self-care. 

Confession: Green Smoothies strike fear in my heart.

A green smoothie?

I know, I wondered the same thing.

From what I gathered, it is different kinds of fruit AND vegetables tossed in the blender together to make a super-duper healthy concoction.

The vegetables (spinach, kale, chard) give the smoothie its green hue.

That’s the part that (until very recently) made me gag.

Who wants to drink their vegetables?

I’m not sure that I did, but since my Lame Food Confession I have been on a quest to get more into my body.

Sooooooo, here’s today’s recipe.

Berry Blast

  1. 1 cup raspberries
  2. 1 cup blueberries
  3. 1 apple
  4. 3 big handfuls of baby spinach
  5. 2 cups of water

Blend until smooth, and enjoy!

my trusty 2 speed blender


berries and apple


into the glass blender



Recipe courtesy of Green Smoothie Challenge brought to me by Amanda at Urban Almanac.

What are your favorite sneaky ways to trick yourself into eating more fruits and vegetables? Share your tricks and recipes and you may find yourself featured here.


Today’s yoga brought to you by Madeleine at It’s All Yoga.

Today’s music is Grace by Jeff Buckley.