GREEN VELVET SMOOTHIE

 
 
 
Green plant-based smoothie. Vegan juice with kale, cucumber, spinach, pineapple, ginger, celery and lemons.
 
 

WHY THIS MADE THE CUT


Named after the Chicago-bred international house and techno producer Green Velvet, there is no better way to start your day. Once you add this to your routine we promise you'll feel the nutrients coursing through your veins on every sip! When it comes to plant-based living, it's essential that you find a way to add this to your regimen. Use what we've given below as a baseline and don't be afraid to experiment.

Word of advice: Don't just pack your smoothie with a bunch of fruit. Have a veggie-first mentality, using fruit as a complementary ingredient. 

 

INGREDIENTS


Core Ingredients:

  • Kale - heaping handful
  • Spinach - heaping handful
  • Pineapple - 1 cup of thick chunks
  • Cucumber - half a large cucumber, diced
  • Celery - 4 stalks or a cup juiced
  • Freshly squeezed lemons - 2 juiced
  • Ginger - 2-3 large nobs
  • Water - 2-3 cups

Optional Ingredients:

  • Spirulina - just a pinch
  • Chia seeds - 1/4 cup
  • Coconut oil - add a small spoonful to decrease foam in the smoothie, the fats also help absorb the essential nutrients from the veggies 
  • Avocado
  • Apples - use apples if you don't have pineapple
  • Mint or Cilantro 
 

DIRECTIONS


To be efficient we suggest making a large batch on Sundays and Thursdays, and then storing it in a glass container in your fridge. It will last 3-4 days. You'll save a bunch of time by not having to cut fresh produce every morning. The ingredients above will fill up a 2L Vitamix container. 

  1. Cut fruits and veggies and add to blender. We highly suggest investing in a Vitamix or BlendTec. It will change your life. 
  2. Add desired amount of water. We like our smoothie to be very juicy, so we add a lot of water.  
  3. Blend and pour! It always tastes better after it's been refrigerated. So plan in advance! Make it on Sunday night and all you have to do on Monday morning is pour.   
 

PLANT60 APPROVED RECIPES


Looking for another green juice iteration that's super simple and fresh AF?! Check out this Super Green Detox Smoothie from I Am Rorie.