7 green smoothies that will have you feeling like a goddamn super hero.

7 green smoothies that will have you feeling like a goddamn super hero.

I’m pretty sure that green smoothies are the elixir of gods. They make my body feel vibrant, healthy, and, well, like that of a goddamn super hero. So I challenged myself to drink one every day for an entire week. 

7 days of green smoothies

You guys.

I discovered something a few days ago that made me want to bang my head against the wall.

Repeatedly.

The probiotic that I had been taking to help heal my gut and get my gut flora back in balance contained MILK. As in the stuff that I’ve known I can’t eat since I was a wee lass and have been strictly avoiding for the past two months.

You can imagine what that was doing to my body.

Bloating.

Constipation.

Headaches.

Puffiness under my eyes.

And the coup de grace? A goddamn cold sore.

😭

So, instead of looking for a new probiotic to play Russian Roulette with my stomach, I decided to do something I knew would actually make me feel good: drink a whole lotta green smoothies. And because I’m never one to do something willy-nilly, I decided to do it for an entire week.

That’s right. 7 days of green smoothie action.

I’m pretty sure that my body wanted to give me a high five after the week was over because of how good it was feeling. I plan to continue sipping on some (green) smoothies for another 7 days, and another 7 days after that.

Because that’s what you do when you find something that makes you feel like a goddamn super hero again.

Here are the 7 green smoothies that will have you feeling like a goddamn super hero, too.

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Cherry Nectarine Smoothie

Cherry Nectarine Smoothie

Cherry Nectarine Smoothie | gluten free, dairy free, nightshade free

Iiiiiiiiiiit’s smoothie time!

What? You thought we were officially done with the smoothie recipes? Yeah right. You’ll have to pry my smoothie cup from my cold dead hands.

This recipe is courtesy of Trader Joe’s having the most amazing cherries and nectarines on hand. You know, those big 5 lb boxes of nectarines that are so sweet and juicy and dribble down your chin amazing and are pretty much delicious on every single thing you can come up with.

Cherry Nectarine Smoothie | gluten free, dairy free, nightshade free

I will say that this one is a little on the time intensive side due to having to pit the cherries. If time is of the essence, I’d suggest you get a bag of frozen cherries because the work will be done for you.

 

Which wouldn’t be a bad idea even if you aren’t time-pressed.

You know what WOULD be a bad idea? Not making this cherry nectarine smoothie.

Cherry Nectarine Smoothie | gluten free, dairy free, nightshade free

I have to admit, besides being absolutely nom-worthy, it’s also beautiful.

I know. I’m weird. I eat with my eyes 99% of the time. I have a really hard time getting on board with things that are muddy, brown, and completely BLAH looking. So I definitely appreciate a pretty looking drink.

And this drink is pretty damn pretty.

Cherry Nectarine Smoothie | gluten free, dairy free, nightshade free

Cherry Nectarine Smoothie | gluten free, dairy free, nightshade free
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Cherry Nectarine Smoothie

A pretty delicious and deliciously pretty breakfast treat for you and yours. And if you're in a pinch for time, try using frozen cherries in place of the fresh.
Author Emily Levenson | emilylevenson.com

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup cherries pitted
  • 1 nectarine pit removed and sliced up
  • 1/2 cup frozen banana chunks
  • 1/3 cup grape juice or water
  • 1 tbs chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in blender and blend on high speed until smooth.
  2. Pour into cup and enjoy!

Allergen Information

Nightshade free, dairy free, wheat free, gluten free, soy free, egg free, and corn free.
 

Cherry Nectarine Smoothie | gluten free, dairy free, nightshade free

Peach Raspberry Smoothie

Peach Raspberry Smoothie

Peach Raspberry Smoothie

I know, I know. Another smoothie recipe. But I have good reason to be posting this filled-to-the-brim-with-peaches-and-raspberries smoothie.

IT’S FREAKIN’ DELICIOUS.

(I say that about all of them, don’t I?)

AND…

With peaches being a part of the stone fruit family, I would go out on a limb and say that any of the stone fruits would be great. That means nectarines, cherries, plums, or apricots could all be substituted for the peach if that’s what you have on hand (or want to experiment with something new).

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Vanilla Almond Smoothie

Vanilla Almond Smoothie

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I feel like my smoothie obsession has gone from healthy (and delicious) to I’ve got a serious problem and should start considering another option for breakfast. I’ll consider it … while I sip on a tall glass of vanilla almond smoothie.

All joking aside, I wanted to play around with adding a dairy-free yogurt into the mix.

So, this smoothie is the result of that playing.

I’m not sure I’m a huge fan of yogurt in smoothies, but have a feeling that may have more to do with the kind of yogurt I was using versus an actual distaste of yogurt in smoothies. But that will require a lot of testing.

And I’m 99% sure I’m up for the challenge.

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Vanilla Almond Smoothie

Looking for a new way to use up your (dairy-free) yogurt? Why not add it into this creamy and delicious Vanilla Almond Smoothie.
Author Emily Levenson | emilylevenson.com

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup frozen banana chunks
  • 2 tbs almond butter
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt*
  • 3/4 cup almond milk

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients into a blender and pulse a few times to break up the banana chunks.
  2. Pulse on high for 30-60 seconds, or until smooth.
  3. Drink up, yo.

Allergen Information

Nightshade free, dairy free, wheat free, gluten free, corn free, soy free, and egg free.
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Pineapple, Orange, and Mango Smoothie

Pineapple, Orange, and Mango Smoothie

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I half expected that smoothies would have faded out of my life by now. But the truth is, they haven’t. It almost feels like the obsession has only gotten deeper.

I have a different smoothie combination penciled in for each day of the week on our weekly menu plan. I’ve been taking obsessive notes about what has been going into each smoothie, and how much, so that I can come back here and share those things with you.

I’ve even gone through my Instagram feed and looked over what smoothie combinations got the most interest so that I could recreate my haphazard throwing of fruit in the cup.

And even though I’m fairly certain that I say this about every single smoothie I make, The Babe had a realllllly hard time waiting for me to finish taking pictures of this one because she was READY to get it in her belly.

Toddlers, man.

They have zero patience for pictures. (Or anything else for that matter.)

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Pineapple, Orange, and Mango Smoothie

Enjoy this deliciously sweet treat that packs an immune boosting punch whenever you're needing a pick-me-up. Or breakfast. Or a snack. (You get the idea.)
Author Emily Levenson | emilylevenson.com

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 navel orange peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tbs chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients into a blender and pulse a few times to break up the banana chunks.
  2. Pulse on high for 30-60 seconds, or until smooth.
  3. Drink up, yo.

Allergen Information

Nightshade free, dairy free, wheat free, gluten free, corn free, soy free, and egg free.