Best veggie fruit smoothie ever

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best veggie smoothie

I started eating vegan several months ago, and quickly discovered the easiest way to get all the fruits and veggies I need is to make at least one veggie fruit smoothie a day.  I really can’t tell you how much better I feel eating so many fruits and vegetables while skipping the meat and cheese.  It’s amazing honestly, and it’s really helped my stupid Lupus.  Smoothies have become my besties, and I’m always experimenting with new combinations of veggies and fruit so I don’t get sick to death of what I’m eating.

You would too if you had to pass on the Gouda.

best veggie smoothie ever

I’m happy to tell you this smoothie, this recipe I’m sharing with you today, is the best veggie fruit smoothie ever.  Sure it’s not rocket science, but the right combination is enough to make me happy for a while.

I’m easy to please I guess.

best veggie smoothie ever

Here’s what you need to make the best smoothie you’ll taste all week.  Month.  No.  This is totally the best you’ll taste all year.

Best fruit veggie smoothie ever:

  • handful of spinach
  • whole apple, cored but not peeled
  • handful of kale
  • 1 carrot, peeled (you really don’t have to peel, that’s my weirdness)
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons flax seed
  • 1 cup cranberry juice OR 1 cup grapes
  • 1 cup cubed ice
veggie smoothies

In a juicer (I use my BlendTec) start with the juice on the bottom, then throw the veggies and fruit on top and blend.  Be sure to add ice, there’s nothing more disgusting than a warm veggie smoothie, trust me on this one.  (I just threw up in my mouth a little thinking about it)

Then wham, bam, thank-you-ma’am you’ve got yourself a smoothie.  Probably about a billion percent of your daily fruit and veggie intake in one tall glass of yum.

Enjoy!

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Allison

Well, hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. We do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, crazy home remodel projects, and cool (yes, cool) DIY crafts you'll totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!

9 Comments

  1. Monica N :

    Yum! I start of every single week day with a green smoothie, it really is the best. I mix in frozen fruit in lieu of ice and add in a dash of rice milk instead of fruit juice since there is enough sugar already. I also use hemp powder from trader joes for a little added nutrition {its vegan!} and I am so with you on peeling carrots, I just can’t eat them with the skins : )

  2. Michelle :

    YUM! This sounds excellent! It’s been my way to start the say lately. Today’s smoothie: spinach, cucumber, strawberry, frozen mango, yogurt and a splash of water.

  3. Alicia W. :

    I’ve been wondering about getting some veggies into my fruit smoothies! I am excited to try this out…

  4. Elizabeth :

    This sounds delicious! I’m totally making it today! I would love to hear more about your newly found vegan joy. Favorite resources, websites, cookbooks, foods, etc. I started eating mostly vegetarian/vegan last fall and also noticed a huge change in how I felt. Pure awesomeness!! It’s a struggle for me to prepare vegan meals for my family since I have a picky toddler and a five year old who likes the same foods over and over. Like you, I make a lot of fruit/veggie smoothies and love them! Keep those recipes coming! :) Blessings on you!

  5. jessica :

    i am excited to try this out…

  6. Heather :

    This is awesome Allison! Do your kids share the love?

    My daughter (3) especially loves to throw the produce in and push the buttons. :)

    I say go for it as long as she is interested in vegetables! I’ll def try this recipe out.