A green shot energy smoothie that doesn’t have a strong “green” taste, packed with all sorts of healthy nutrients and definitely tasty. Definitely an advanced smoothie that requires many ingredients but it’s also one of my best recipes so far.
Cabbage, kale, spinach all in the same smoothie? Wait, there’s more … how about celery, fennel, cucumber, avocado? I know … it sounds a bit strange. But what do all these wonderful plants have in common? They’re simple green plants and they’re part of the ingredients I used for this recipe.
This is by far one of the most complicated recipes that I’ve posted so far. It’s also one of the most tasty and nutrient dense recipes on my list.
Here’s why there are so many ingredients in this smoothie and why they all matter:
- I wanted to make a green smoothie and I wanted to use leafy greens – that’s the reason I used cabbage, kale and spinach.
- I always add avocado into my smoothies, since they help with that creamy texture. Plus avocado comes with healthy fats which is what I’m looking for in a smoothie.
- Celery, cucumber, carrots and fennel are all veggies that come with all sorts of healthy nutrients. Adding them into smoothies makes sure we get a broad array of nutrients.
- I’ve also included 3 types of berries: cranberries, blueberries and sea buckthorn. Berries are loaded with potent phytonutrients (especially antioxidants) so they’re great at any time of day. Plus they’re low in sugar so you can’t go wrong.
- Flax seeds, chia seeds and hemp seeds are all superfoods that come with plenty of healthy fats and protein, as well as vitamins, minerals and fiber.
- Last, but not least, I’ve included some of my favorite spices that come with all sorts of health benefits, helping with relaxation, inflammation, immune system boost, digestion, etc.
If you blend this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment and don’t forget to tag a photo #refreshmyhealth on Instagram. I’d love seeing what you came up with. Enjoy!
Pro Tip: Read my article on How to Make the Best Green Smoothie
Looking for more green smoothie inspiration?
- Glowing Skin Green Smoothie
- Galia Melon Green Shot Smoothie
- Healthy Greens Power-Up Smoothie
- 5 Ingredients Simple Green Smoothie
- Pure Greens Perfect Green Smoothie
And if you want to learn my secrets to making a great smoothie, check this article dedicated to blending your first smoothie.
What’s your favorite green smoothie recipe? Would you try this recipe? Share below!
Super Green Shot Energy Smoothie
- 3 cabbage leaves (chopped big)
- 2 kale leaves (stalks removed)
- 200 g frozen spinach
- 1 avocado (peel and remove seed)
- 1 stick celery (chopped)
- 1 carrot (cut big)
- 1/2 cucumber fabio (sliced)
- 1 slice fennel (chopped)
- 1 golden apple (seedless)
- 2 tbsp frozen cranberries
- 2 tbsp frozen blueberries
- 2 tbsp frozen sea buckthorn
- 1 tsp flax seeds
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 3 tsp hemp seeds
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1 tsp cardamom powder
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp fenugreek powder
- 1 tsp ginger powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (liquid)
- 700 ml water
- Start by mixing only the kale and the cabbage together with some of the water.
- Continue by adding all the other ingredients into the blender. Add the remaining water.
- If you don’t like measuring the water (I know I don’t), just add enough water to cover the ingredients and you’ll be fine. Add a bit more water if your smoothie seems to turn out too thick.
- Blend on medium to high speed until everything looks smooth and creamy.
- That’s it! Serve fresh or store in the fridge for 2-3 days.
- Color: dark green muddy brown
- Texture: well mixed but not that creamy
- Taste: it was very good, tastes like a green shot