Today’s featured smoothie is my Spring Glowing Green Smoothie! I often get questions from you on how to switch up the ingredients for the Classic Glowing Green Smoothie, which I do recommend rotating, so I created this spring-themed recipe to fit in for the season!
I generally recommend starting out consuming around 16 ounces of my Spring Glowing Green Smoothie, and then working up to 24 ounces or more.
If you want a smooth, silky and delicious smoothie, I highly recommend a Vitamix 5200 series blender or their new E310 series model blender If you are down to invest in yours, you can get the model I recommend that is my fave conveniently with no shipping cost through this link 🙂
The advantage of making a big batch is time and convenience. The Spring Glowing Green Smoothie, unlike juice, will keep in your refrigerator as long as it’s covered- up to two and a half or three days or so.
What About Adding Protein Powders or Chia Seeds to your GGS?
I get these questions a lot Beauties, and my answer is, no. It’s important to keep it as easy to digest as possible and this includes keeping the base water! Stick with fruits and veggies and no fats or protein. It’s best to just maintain the cleansing properties of the fruit and the rebuilding properties of the veggies. Save all the protein powders and chia and other seeds, which are fantastic, for your Power Protein Shake or other smoothies later in the day.
What About Other Liquid Bases?
There is a place for coconut water and almond milk in smoothies, but not in the Spring Glowing Green Smoothie. I designed this smoothie to be easy on your digestive system while giving you tons of energy. There is enough natural sugar from the fruit. Save the coconut water for post yoga or post workout or if you feel your office or your home is dehydrating.
It’s worth repeating again…the greens act as re-builders and the fruit, as our cleansers. Keep it simple and your body will thank you!
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to SPRING into action and expand your GGS ingredients! 😉
Check out the full recipe below…
Spring Glowing Green Smoothie
- 1 cup filtered or spring water
- 3 cups chopped spinach
- 1 cup chopped baby spring mix
- 2 cups chopped mango
- 1/2 banana
- 1 Tbs. fresh lime juice
- Add the water, spinach and baby spring mix to the blender. Starting the blender on a low speed, blend until smooth.
- Gradually moving to higher speeds, add the mango, banana and lime juice, and blend until smooth.
This looks great. Can I substitute a green apple for the banana (or something else) as I cannot eat bananas. thx
Hi Arlene…absolutely. Use what works for your body and tastes, but try to stay within the lines of the Glowing Green Smoothie, for all the cleansing benefits. 😉
Thanks very much. Looking forward to making this today. I love your other green smoothies that I have tried.
Very tasty! Thanks for this new GGS recipe!
Is this meant to be breakfast? I am trying to figure out if it is a supplement drink or meal . Thanks so much for your reply!
Hi Pam…and thanks for your great question. The Glowing Green Smoothie is what you would have for breakfast, first thing in the morning. Some Beauties mention they get hungry shortly thereafter they drink their GGS. This is where I suggest having a nice bowl of steel-cut oatmeal with a banana to fill you up. Happy Blending! 😉
Hi Kimberly! Is it okay to use frozen mango or does it have to be fresh?
Hi Jane…you can definitely use frozen mango. Lots of love! 😉
How about GGS? I can put any chia or flex seed in it?
Hi Joanne and thanks for your question. I encourage you to use chia or flax seed in your afternoon smoothies only. This will allow the GGS to break down in your system easily. Keep up the great work. Lots of love! 😉
I’m allergic to apples, plums, peaches, pears and cherries (I know- crazy). Can I use an orange or cantalope or other fruit in the GGS? Thanks! Just listened to you on Sheri and Nancy’s podcast. : )
Hi Kathryn – melons should be eaten alone (eaten 30 minutes before a meal), and not with other fruits so I would stay clear of adding this to your GGS. You can have melon blended with coconut water but not suggested with other fruits. You can add the orange, however, keep track of what you’re putting into your smoothie so you can keeps tabs on how your body reacts. Let us know how you do and sending you lots of love and continued support! 😉
I don’t have any mango. Would blueberries or frozen mixed berries work as a substitute? Or Apple?
Hi Terri! Yes, you could either skip the mango altogether, or substitute it with another fruit, like pineapple or berries for example. Happy blending! xx
Hi! May I know if you can add kale instead of spinach or add them both, Thank you! ????
Hello Kimberly, is it ok that I skip the lemon or lime? isn’t lime or lemon a bad combination with the sweet mango for digestion? I tought it is not optimal to combine sweet and sour fruits? Thx
Hi Beauty! Mangos are considered sub-acidic fruits, and typically can be combined with acidic fruits like lemon and lime. However, my Beauty Pairing philosophy is all about eating simply and listening to your body, making sure you’re doing what feels right to you. If that means skipping the lime in this recipe, then go for it! Happy blending! xx
Ah Kim, this was so yummy! I took your suggestion and bought a Vitamix. What a difference! I love your GGS and this Spring version is so light and lovely. It’s a wonderful addition to my morning practices.
Hi Kymberly ! Help! I have an allergy to spinach! What greens can I substitute?
Can you use this recipe with the beauty detox program smoothies?
Hi Anita – thanks for your great question. Yes, you may incorporate this smoothie into your afternoon routine, always keeping the GGS for your morning smoothie. Let us know how you do and sending you lots of love! Xo