Today’s featured smoothie is my Winter Glowing Green Smoothie! I often get questions from you on how to switch up the ingredients for The Original Glowing Green Smoothie, so I created this Winter themed recipe to fit in for the season!
I generally recommend starting out consuming around 16 ounces of my Winter Glowing Green Smoothie , and then working up to 24 ounces or more. A Vitamix blender is definitely recommended to make this smoothie, so that it’s smooth, silky, and delicious in only a few minutes of prep time and cleanup.
The advantage of making a big batch like this is time and convenience. Unlike juice, the Glowing Green Smoothie will keep in your refrigerator, as long as it’s covered, for about two and a half days. You can share it with your family or roommates, or have it yourself over that time period.
Remember Beauty not to add protein powders, chia seeds or bee pollen into your morning Glowing Green Smoothie. Why? It is important to keep it as easy to digest as possible and this includes keeping the base water! Fruits and veggies. No fats or protein.
There is a place for coconut water and almond milk in smoothies, but not in the Glowing Green Smoothie. I designed this smoothie to be easy on your digestive system while giving you tons of energy! The greens are the rebuilders, and the fruit are the cleansers. Period. Keep it simple.
Check out the full recipe below…
The Winter Glowing Green Smoothie
- 1 cup filtered or spring water
- 2 cups chopped spinach
- 1 cup chopped romaine lettuce
- 1 small apple or half a large one • 1/2 banana
- 1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
- Blend the water, spinach and romaine. Add the apple, banana and lemon juice, and blend again until smooth.
Is there any harm in adding herbs (parsley, cilantro, etc.) to this version of the smoothie? I appreciate the input. Thanks!
It is totally okay to add herbs to the GGS! Let me know how you like it 🙂
Hello! How do you recommend storing the GGS into smaller portions to Grab & Go in the AM –
Freeze or Fridge? I made my 1st batch today! I may try Basil for the Herb- what do you think?
I am a big Basil fan. Kim
Hi Kim…Good for you! You can freeze portion sizes of it in glass containers and thaw out the night before in a bind. 😉
Hi Kimberly, after all the research i do about my health, you are my favorite. Thank you for all the great advice. But I have a concern about your special GGS – I thought it was best practice to rotate your greens. More than one source has mentioned that having the same green (like spinach) everyday can do more damage than good. Thoughts?
Hey there Kimberly! Just wondering if it would be okay to add spirulina, chlorella and/or wheatgrass powder to the GGS?
I like to keep the GGS as pure as possible- without adding additional powders, etc. This will ensure you are aiding your body in digesting its nutrients rather than giving it more to process and digest through powders. Try using these powders in your afternoon smoothie. Lots of love and support to you! 😉
In the original GGS recipe it calls for celery, what can I rotate that with? I understand rotating greens with greens and fruit with fruit, but what would be a good sub for the celery? Cucumber? Thanks so much!! <3
Hi Jessica, you can definitely use cucumber and if you choose to use Napa cabbage keep track of how you feel and just try to rotate your greens (spinach is another good choice) to ensure you are receiving all their different nutrients. Lots of love! 😉
Hi Kimberly! LOVE your work and the GGS! What are your thoughts on using green cabbage such as Napa or Bok Choy as part of the greens in the GGS? They are classified as crucifers like kale but they seem to be categorized differently.
Thanks so much!! <3
Can the fruit be frozen to blend later? I think the frozen smoothie taste bad
Hi Sah and thanks for your question. Yes, you can freeze the fruit to blend later, no problem. Do what works and tastes best for you (progress not perfection). Let us know how you do. Sending you love and support! Xo