Gluten-Free Recipes

Surprisingly Delicious [Gluten-Free] Green Smoothie Recipe

8 Comments 06 July 2008


Need a new easy, breezy, gluten-free, dairy-free, breakfast smoothie recipe?

My mom and dad have a super sweet neighbor, Alice, who is seriously into raw food. My dad, who is strictly a meat-and-potatoes-even-though-I’ve-had-a-heart-attack kind of guy, likes to tease Alice about her diet while wrinkling his nose at the same time.

One morning while I was visiting the rents, Alice stopped by with a pitcher of her favorite breakfast smoothie in hand to share with us.

To be totally honest, I did have my doubts about this. That green color? No, it’s not kiwis-its spinach! Before you wrinkle your nose, I just want to let you know that my meat and potatoes dad actually liked it and is reportedly making it for breakfast every morning! Don’t be put off by the pretty green color…you really can’t taste the spinach. Just trust me on this one. Try it!

Surprisingly Delicious Green Smoothie Recipe

Add to blender:
1 banana
2 handfuls of fresh spinach
1 cup frozen mango pieces (I buy mine at Trader Joe’s)
Enough water or almond milk to suit your preferred smoothie texture (I add about 1/2 a cup)
1 scoop rice protein powder (optional)

Blend until thoroughly mixed. Enjoy!

Thank you, Alice!


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8 Comments so far

  1. 1

    Oh my gosh, this is my kind of food! I’ve been getting weekly deliveries of fresh, organic spinach from my CSA, so this little treat will be on my menu tomorrow. Yum, it looks great and oh-so-healthy! Lovely photo, by the way.
    Hope all is well with you girls!
    In good health,

  2. 2

    sounds pretty darn good. and healthy!

  3. 3
    Alice Francis says:

    Hey Kelly,
    Thanks for the honorable mention, however…
    for the really “seriously” raw foodist, frozen mangoes will not do because live enzymes can be lost in freezing. Best to stick with fresh fruits and spinach (then add a couple ice cubes).
    Great web-site!!!

  4. 4
    CeliacChick says:

    Hey Alice- Thanks for stopping by! Also, thanks for the clarification. Have a fun summer in Portland, OR! Miss all of you guys. Have a hard cider for me at Laurelthirst. [tee hee]

  5. 5
    Tribeca girl says:

    Holy cow! I just made my first smoothie, who would have ever guessed? It is DELICIOUS! I feel so healthy, my hunger fully satisfied, and after all that spinach….stronger than Popeye! I substituted one whole nectarine (peeled and sliced)instead of the mango. I also used 1 cup of almond milk without the protein powder. AWESOME! Thank you so much. Please post some more smoothie ideas!!

  6. 6
    CeliacChick says:

    Tribeca Girl- I have a few more smoothie tricks up my sleeve! Stay tuned!

  7. 7

    Okay this is too weird. I found your web site by accidnet then came across this page because I love green smooties and wanted to check out your version of it, so… my name is Alice, I eat raw and taking a green smoothie to a neighbor is totally something I would I would do!!! I was so sure you were talking about me in this story, too funny, gotta love the internet!
    Best regards,
    P.S. I live in Southern CA.


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