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My Green Smoothie

As parents, we tend to take care of everyone else first. We get what’s left over. Making these smoothies on a regular basis is my way of being good to myself. Making sure I get what I need. If I am carrying a heavy workload, I will make one before bed and grab it as I head out the door. They are cleansing, energizing and healing. Green smoothies have honestly changed my life.
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Servings 3 cups


  • blender


  • 2 1/2 cups cold water
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1-inch knob ginger, roughly chopped
  • 1 small apple, skin on roughly chopped
  • 4-inch piece piece cucumber, chopped about 1/3 cucumber
  • 1/2 banana
  • 2 cups packed spinach and/or kale or beet greens
  • 1/2 cups parsley stems ok too
  • 1 scoop favourite protein powder optional
  • 1-2 Tbsp ground flax optional


  • Fill a blender with the water and lemon juice.
  • Add in remaining ingredients starting with the denser ones, like the ginger and apple. Blend until you have a smoothie-like consistency, 1–3 minutes depending on the brand of blender.


• Greens that are high in iron, like spinach, are absorbed more easily by your stomach when eaten with an acid like lemon juice or apple cider vinegar.
• I went without a quality blender for a very long time. Everyone I knew had one, but I always came up with some excuse not to splurge. Then I got a good one and it changed my life. This is not some plug to go out and spend a fortune on a blender, but I am saying I use my blender everyday—it has made my life easier and I am healthier for it.
Keyword drinks, greensmoothie, smoothie