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7 Days Of Green Smoothies…The Aftermath

Katherine and I would like to thank everyone who participated in the 7-Day Green Smoothie Challenge! It was such a fun week of sharing pictures, recipes and healthy eating.

Check out this cool collage that Katherine put together with images from her week of green smoothies.

And here is a collage that I put together featuring 9 pictures and recipes from fellow challenge participants!

1. Whit Likes Fit’s Banana Almond Smoothie

1/2 frozen banana
1/2 cup non fat plain greek yogurt
2 tablespoons almond butter
2 tablespoons rice protein powder
2 cups spinach
1 tablespoon flax seed
1 & 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

2. McMania: Life As We Know It’s Basic Green Smoothie

1 small or half a medium banana, sliced and frozen
1/2 cup pineapple chunks
1/2 cup lowfat plain Greek yogurt
Splash of skim milk
3/4 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 to 1.5 cups baby spinach
Ice cubes as needed for consistency

3. Bess Be Fit’s REALLY Green Smoothie

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
handful ice cubes
1 scoop GNC Superfoods Supreme
3 huge sliced strawberries
4 handfuls kale
4 handfuls spinach

4. Whine Less, Breathe More’s Chocolate Protein Green Smoothie

1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 cup dark chocolate almond milk
1 frozen banana
1 handful baby spinach
3/4 cup ice

5. Portland Traveler’s Green Smoothie Bowl
1/2 cup greek yogurt
1/2 to 3/4 cup frozen blueberries
1 scoop chia seeds
1/4 cup soy milk
Whole leaf of kale torn into pieces
Splash of strawberry kiefer

6. Bellaspire’s Peanut Butter Monster

8 oz. milk (I use almond milk)
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1/2 frozen banana
1 large spoonful of peanut butter (I like Better n Peanut Butter)
1 small chunk of frozen spinach
Ice to taste (I use about half a cup)

7. Focus on the Breath’s Apple & Broccoli Green Smoothie

Chobani Plain Greek Yogurt
Orange Juice
1 apple
as much broccoli as your heart desires (or your taste buds can handle!)
frozen coconut
Spectrum Organic Ground Flaxseed
ice (to make a really cold smoothie!)

8. Rabbit Food For My Bunny Teeth’s It’s Easy Being Green Smoothie

1 cup fresh orange juice
1 cup almond milk
1 bunch kale
1 frozen ripe banana (peel and freeze beforehand)
2 cups frozen mango
about 1/4 cup of mint leaves (start with less and add to taste)

9. Peanut Butter Powered’s Banana Apple Green Smoothie

Almond milk
Chia seeds

We will definitely be hosting another Green Smoothie Challenge in the future…maybe we’ll even up the duration and do 14 or 30 days! I would love for everyone to post their final “favorite recipe/mix” in the comments section so that it can live on as a resource for green smoothie inspiration in the future.

Also, let us know how the challenge went for you. Did you finish all 7 Days? Is there anything we should do differently in the future!

Thanks for playing along!

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  • So excited that you used my Green Smoothie recipe! Loved your challenge and had so much fun trying different smoothies! Not to mention I have tons of energy and lost 3 lbs my swapping out for a meal! Fabulous idea 🙂

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    Whitney @ Whit Likes Fit April 6, 2012, 3:46 pm

    Thank you so much for posting my smoothie on here. I loved doing the challenge and trying new recipes. I would love to do more challenge type things in the future. Great way to get me motivated to try new things.

  • 3
    Carrie April 6, 2012, 3:56 pm

    I got so many great smoothie ideas from this – thank you!

  • 4
    russg April 6, 2012, 4:36 pm

    I did all 7 days (as a supplement to dinner and sometimes as a dinner substitute) and I used chocolate almond milk, chocolate whey protein, spinach, and various fruits (frozen and fresh). I never ended up with a green smoothie, more like a brown yuch looking thing but delicious just the same. I plan to continue the smoothie challenge for the rest of 2012.
    I am going to use the smoothie as my recovery drink on my training runs for the MCM in October and I plan to have a much better time from last year and then blame you for my success.
    You are such an inspiratioin to exercise and eat healthy everyday. I enjoy your blog and your blog is the first thing I read when I get to work (even before I read my email). I was introduced to your blog by runningforhht.com and we frequently discuss your blog at work.

  • 5
    Abby April 6, 2012, 5:44 pm

    I finished all 7 days! It was a little less fun that I’d hoped because the weather got really cold that week. But I love green smoothies, so it was worth it. 🙂

  • 6
    Becca April 6, 2012, 6:06 pm

    Oh I love this post!!! Great smoothie round up 🙂 I will definitely be trying some of these!!

  • 7
    Trish April 6, 2012, 7:15 pm

    I’m glad to see a recipe using frozen spinach – that is what I was thinking of using but I didn’t know how much or how to combine it with other things.

    • 8
      Miriam @ Bellaspire April 6, 2012, 8:39 pm

      Just use a little chunk of it and throw it into any smoothie recipe. You can’t taste it 🙂

  • 9
    Miriam @ Bellaspire April 6, 2012, 8:38 pm

    I loved this challenge. I’m glad that the Peanut Butter Monster could represent. Number 6- whoop, whoop!!!

  • 10
    Diane M April 6, 2012, 9:14 pm

    I didn’t branch out much; made a similar “Green Monster” all seven days & enjoyed every one! I did almond milk, vanilla protein powder, peaches, strawberries & spinach. Can’t wait to try some of these great looking recipes!

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    Healthiful Balance April 7, 2012, 1:46 am

    All these smoothies look so delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipes, too. I need to make some more green smoothies! 😀

  • 12
    Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More April 7, 2012, 3:34 pm

    Thank you for featuring my smoothie! It was hands down my favorite of my 7 days.

    I look forward to trying the other recipes above!

  • 13
    Cath April 7, 2012, 7:12 pm

    I would love a 14 or 30 day challenge! I might do that myself anyway, seeing as I need to progress a bit in making the smoothies taste better while still cramming in plenty of veg! Much experimentation needed. 😉

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    Sophie April 7, 2012, 8:30 pm

    I ended up only doing 4 of 7 days. I leave for work before the kids wake up 3 days/week, so I didn’t want to turn on the blender (actually, magic bullet) and risk waking them up. And I just didn’t feel like smoothies after work (right before dinner). Plus, it was cold this week.

    But 4 out of 7 is pretty good for someone who’s never had a green smoothie before! I stuck to spinach, skim milk, ice cubes, banana, and vanilla protein powder. Twice i poured it in a bowl and put some granola in — that was my favorite way to have it. Somehow a smoothie just doesn’t seem like breakfast when I drink it!

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