The Smoothie You Can Chew: Our First Green Smoothie Recipe

If you've read my green smoothie inspiration you'll know our recent adventure into the world of green smoothies has begun with a splash. And true to our kitchen creative nature we had to do some tinkering with the basic green smoothie recipe from the video.

We've discovered the fun and versatility of making green smoothies, and to my surprise we now have kids who can't wait to eat their green leafy vegetables - who would have thunk.

So here it is folks, drum roll please... our first green smoothie recipe dubbed by our 4 year old... The smoothie you can chew.

Green Smoothie Recipe #1: The Smoothie You Can Chew

green smoothie recipe

1 Mango (minus what you sample while cutting - so probably a half mango)
1 Banana
3 Strawberries
3 Broccoli florets
Handful of fresh Spinach leaves
2-3 Green Kale leaves
1-2 basil leaves
1 Tbsp Flax seed
Splash of Pomegranate Kefir
10-12 ounces of water or to desired thickness

Blend that baby up and enjoy some vibrant green goodness - Don't worry you don't really need to chew it. (unless of course you have a dull blender...)

Like the surprise touch of tartness on one's taste buds with a good fruit smoothie this post had a little surprise in store. Not long after the post was written we started getting searches related to The Chew. The Chew is a talk show style cooking show hosted by Daphne Oz (daughter of Dr. Oz). Coincidentally the very first episode was about her favorite superfood breakfast smoothie.

So for you Chew-able searchers I figure we could include that now famous smoothie recipe so you don't go away feeling left out by our "Chew-able" green smoothie recipe (but you should really try ours as well).

The Chew Smoothie: A Superfood Breakfast Smoothie

1/2 cup yogurt
1 cup fresh fruit of chic
1/2 cup blueberries
1 tsp honey
1 tsp psyllium husks
2 Ester-C capsules
1 cup ice

If you are a big fan of The Chew I recently discovered that they have a number of cookbooks - one highlighting each season Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. The show already features healthy recipes so it wouldn't be hard to tailor these to your real food lifestyle. Take a look below:

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And for your viewing pleasure here is the section of The Chew devoted to Daphne Oz's smoothie recipe if you haven't seen it before - it is quite entertaining (how would you like your dad running on and on about your blue face at birth on National television?):

This post on our first green smoothie recipe shared on Fight Back Friday and Real Food Wednesday


  1. Thanks. This sounds absolutely delicious and extremely healthy.

  2. Your smoothie sounds like it tastes wonderful!

  3. It’s nice to come across a recipe that has core ingredients available locally. Living on a remote tropical island does have its drawbacks, but in this case there are close alternatives that will do just as well, and the strawberries are occasionally imported from a mountainous region. Many thanks for the idea.

  4. Thanks for such beautiful recipie.
    This sounds me really delicious and tasty.I will be more than happy to make it and enjoy with friends.

  5. Smoothie Recipes

    I love that you got the kids involved in making smoothies! As long as you are around to supervise and make sure they aren’t sticking their hands into the blender, it is a great activity for the family!

    One thing you might want to do is to freeze the mango, strawberries, and banana to help cool the smoothie and thicken it a bit too.

    • Thanks for the great recipe list, we just tried a new one this morning with a bit of broccoli, cauliflower, kale, bananas and frozen strawberries. And you are right using some frozen fruit helps keep it cool. 🙂

  6. That sounds like a great way to get your daily dose of vegies 🙂
    One question though – where do you buy your flax seed? I’ve purchsed Flax Seed Oil from health food stores before, because I’ve read about its many health benefits. I don’t think I’ve ever seen raw flax seed before.

    • Yes it sure makes getting enough veggies much easier. 🙂 I always get my flax seed from the natural foods section of the grocery store, you should be able to find it in many regular grocery stores even if they don’t have a “natural foods or organic” section, I think I’ve even seen it at Target. You can use the ground flax seed for tons of things besides smoothies and it is a great source of Omega-3 fats.

  7. Thanks for the recipe I really dislike eating my way through the amount of vegies I know I need to have and I tried your recipe and love it . Tasty plus good for me and I even managed to get my wife to have a try and got her hooked as well. I actually add ice to as I prefer it chilled

    • I agree it is a super easy way to get all those nutrients without actually having to eat your veggies. 🙂 I like it a bit chilled as well – If you use frozen fruit it helps keep it cool. We picked some fresh strawberries this past summer so we have several bags frozen – makes a great addition to a green smoothie.

  8. If no one experimented with recipes it could be some tasteless times.

  9. This sounds really good, and super duper healthy! I’m definitely going to have to try this one 🙂

  10. I would also love to try this green smoothie recipe. I’m pretty sure that my mom would love this. Thanks for sharing.

  11. I tried this but it gave me indigestion – I think I’ll leave out the broccoli next time! 🙂

  12. Haha, I didn’t quite know what to think about this smoothie when I first read the headline for the article, but it sounds terrific!

  13. i learned about green smoothie recipes and i try it at my house every one likes it. please post some more recipes like this.

  14. Pomegranate kefir– I’ve never seen that but it sounds like a wonderful ingredient!

  15. Katherine Natalia

    This recipe is delicious and very healthy too. My baby also loves green smoothies and finally so does my husband so I can relax knowing we’ve all got at least one healthy meal a day. Here are some more great recipes you could try:

  16. I have also my own smoothie kind of recipe which one might like to try.
    I do love your green smoothie too.
    And this is it:
    Blackberry & Yogurt Smoothie

    1 cup of blackberries (fresh would be better but frozen can work as well)
    1 cup of yogurt
    1 cup of ice cubes
    1 banana
    2 tablespoons sugar (optional)
    First blend the banana with the yogurt until it is smooth while adding ice cubes. Add the blackberries and lastly add the sugar if required.

    Hope you’ll like this…

    • Thanks for the new recipe to try I love blackberries – I bet you could even toss in a few greens to give it a bit more green goodness. I can’t imagine adding more sugar though with all that natural fruit sugar, especially 2 tablespoons -wow! – might be too sweet for me. 🙂

  17. I love smoothies, and this one sounds awesome. I will definitely be adding this to my collection. Thanks so much for sharing it – can’t wait to try it out tomorrow morning!

  18. Wow, something with mango in it never can be bad, right? 🙂 Anyway, this smoothie just sounds delicious!

  19. Chew the the raw material of smoothie give me certain sensation. This sensation is hard to be explained with the words.

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