The Body Book™ Green Smoothie

If you didn’t hear the news I shared on Facebook last week, I’m honored to be the nutrition expert contributing blog posts and recipes at Our Body Book, which is Cameron Diaz’s blog about her new amazing book, The Body Book! I shared the signature green smoothie for Our Body Book community and I wanted to post it here as well- be sure to check out in more detail all about this amazing smoothie over on Our Body Book blog.

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The Body Book Green Smoothie is full of nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, several B vitamins, potassium, magnesium, copper, manganese, iron, calcium, healthy fats, fiber, protein, and antioxidants. All in one delicious glass!

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The Body Book™ Green Smoothie
 
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A delicious, light and refreshing green smoothie made with low sugar fruits and healthy fats. GF VGN Raw
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Recipe type: smoothie, breakfast, snack
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 cups organic spinach
  • 1½ cups of filtered cold water
  • ½ green apple
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ¼ large avocado (or ½ of a small)
  • juice of 1 meyer lemon/regular lemon
  • dash of cinnamon
  • stevia (optional only to sweeten)
Instructions
  1. Simply combine all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth and creamy.
  2. See notes for further details on variations.
  3. Enjoy!
Notes
HIGHER CALORIE // add 1 whole banana, 1 whole fruit, ½ large avocado, and 1-2 tablespoons of almond butter
LOWER SUGAR // remove banana and add 1 whole green apple + stevia to sweeten
*calorie/nutrition information is a guideline
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 smoothie Calories: 230-250 Fat: 9 Carbohydrates: 25-30 Protein: 8

Looking to boost the calories or protein? Here is a list of the add-ins I recommend for making The Body Book ™ Green Smoothie a meal. Note, you can use all of these mentioned or a couple, the choice is yours and depends on your individual needs.

  • Add in 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder
    • With protein powders, look for quality ingredients, ones you can recognize and pronounce. If you’re consuming dairy, opt for organic and grass-fed whey proteins if possible. If you’re vegan or non-dairy, some of my favorites are Sunwarrior, Garden of Life, and Vega Sport, and Hemp protein.
  • Add in 1 whole banana
  • Add in 1 whole green apple
  • Add in 1-2 tablespoons of organic almond butter
  • Add in an extra 1-2 cups of spinach
  • Add in coconut water instead of filtered water

Looking for a lower sugar variation? Replace the banana used, with a 1/2 cup of ice + stevia to sweeten + ½ avocado instead of just ¼ avocado.

The Body Book™ Green Smoothie // nutritionstripped.com

I hope you all love this smoothie, it’s delicious and so refreshing! Be sure to check out the full recipe and detail on Our Body Book. Feel free to “share” this recipe and your recreations using #TBBgreensmoothie and #nutritionstripped

With lots of love,

xx McKel

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Comments

  1. Deborah H says

    Congratulations!!! This is very exciting news and I am so happy for you :) This sounds like an amazing opportunity to share your knowledge of all things delicious and nutritious!

  2. Corie Curran says

    Hey McKel!

    First of all, CONGRATULATIONS!!! :) They are lucky to have you and it sounds like an amazing experience for all. Can’t wait to see more from The Body Book!

    Second, what do you think about using Pure Organic Blue Agave Nectar as A Sweetener Instead of stevia? Is there a natural Sweetner that you think is best? I have been using Splenda for 4 years and it has been running a muck on my body! (I have poly – cystic ovarian syndrome and has to take Metformin to regulate my insulin levels).

    Thanks for all your amazing posts and helpful tips to natural eating!!! ;)

  3. Callie says

    Congrats! I heard that is a book, and now I’ll definitely have to check it out. Because I’m vegetarian I’ve been interested in incorporating protein powders but am never sure how much I need to use…I eat eggs, some dairy, nuts and legumes pretty regularly. Should I be keeping track of the grams per day? :S

  4. Vonetta says

    I listened to the audiobook on loan from the library (haven’t finished it yet) but it’s really good, lots of smart info and reinforcement of healthy habits.

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