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Cold Busting Green Smoothie

5 min

Smoothie

10 ingredients or less

One-bowl / one-pot

On-the-go

A vibrant and nourishing green smoothie. It's a great pick-me-up drink to help combat a cold.

Servings

Total

5 min

Prep

5 min

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Ingredients

  • 1
    frozen banana
  • 1
    apple, quartered
  • 1
    orange, peeled, quartered
  • ¼
    cucumber, quartered
  • 1 cup (240 mL)
    unsweetened soy milk
  • ½ cup (15 g)
    fresh spinach
  • ¼ cup (4 g)
    fresh parsley (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp (6 g)
    fresh ginger
  • ½ Tbsp (5 g)
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Directions

  1. To a blender, add the banana, apple, orange, cucumber, milk, spinach, parsley, and ginger. Blend on high until smooth.
  2. Pour the smoothie into your desired glasses.
  3. Sprinkle the smoothie with chia seeds, shake or stir the seeds in, and enjoy.

Notes

  • Nutrition tip: aim to use plant-based milk that is fortified with calcium.

Storage

  • Smoothies are best enjoyed immediately.

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Nutrition info

We believe that focusing on numbers can harm our relationship with food. Instead, our philosophy is to Nourish the Cells & the Soul. If you require specific nutrition information due to a medical condition, please consult with a dietitian or physician. The nutritional information provided is composed with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the correctness of the displayed values, see also our disclaimer.

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Julianna - Jan. 25, 2022, 4:20 a.m.

This was delightful! I made it because I've had trouble kicking a cold and had the expectation of it tasting like something that would help kick a cold. Boy was I wrong! It tasted like a creamsicle! I did add the orange zest as well. Don't know if this changed anything. I'll be making this again!

PUL Team - Jan. 27, 2022, 2:25 a.m.

So thrilled it was enjoyed, Julianna, and we hope you feel better soon!

Julianna Bohr - Jan. 27, 2022, 3:28 a.m.

I’ve drank it the past 3 days. I’m totally back to normal!


Corrie - Jan. 8, 2022, 2:59 a.m.

This is one of my favorite smoothies I’ve had. I sometimes forget the cucumber, or change it up slightly with what I have on hand. For instance I’ve used mango instead of orange with great results. Definitely do not skip on the parsley or ginger. They are the best part!

PUL Team - Jan. 9, 2022, 7:04 a.m.

A huge compliment, Corrie, we're so glad the smoothie is being enjoyed 🤗


Victoria - Oct. 7, 2021, 5:52 a.m.

This is one of my favorite smoothies yet! I subbed in frozen zucchini for the banana, as Sadie mentions in her Mocha smoothie. Really love the parsley and ginger in here as well.

PUL Team - Oct. 7, 2021, 9:15 p.m.

A lovely substitution, Victoria, and so happy the smoothie is being enjoyed 😊


Kathy - Aug. 4, 2021, 5:11 p.m.

This smoothie is by far my favorite. I just love the parsley and ginger added to the drink. It gives such aa amazing kick to it. All the ingredients just come together so well!

PUL Team - Aug. 5, 2021, 5:41 a.m.

We're so glad you're enjoying the smoothie, Kathy!


Cris S - June 5, 2021, 5:59 p.m.

I'd add just the juice from the orange for I find the skins give it a strange texture, but otherwise it's good! I love that you pay great attention to add fats, seeds and spices in your smoothies - it makes them so much more wholesome and delicious!

PUL Team - June 6, 2021, 12:29 a.m.

We appreciate the review, Cris! Juice as a modification if you don't like the inner skin on oranges is a lovely idea. Using a knife to gently de-pith the oranges may be another option if you're hoping to use the full orange for the added thickness and fibre 🍊


Sophia - April 7, 2021, 11:56 p.m.

Great smoothie! It was so tasty and refreshing. I really appreciate the weight measurements so I was able to get the perfect amount of each ingredient. One note, I only added 1 g (or a sixth) of the ginger the recipe calls for. I am not a fan of ginger and this seemed to be the perfect amount for me as I could still faintly taste it but it wasn't a prominent flavor. This is a smoothie I will be making often!

PUL Team - April 8, 2021, 6:02 a.m.

Thank you for sharing this with us, Sophia! We're so happy to hear 😃