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The Body Book™ Green Smoothie


The Body Book™ Green Smoothie // nutritionstripped.comIf 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.

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!


The Body Book™ Green Smoothie
Recipe type: smoothie, breakfast, snack
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 1
A delicious, light and refreshing green smoothie made with low sugar fruits and healthy fats. GF VGN Raw
  • 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)
  1. Simply combine all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth and creamy.
  2. See notes for further details on variations.
  3. Enjoy!
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 //

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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  • Deborah H

    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!

  • Corie Curran

    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!!! 😉

    • Hi Corie,
      Thank you so much for your kind words! I’m not a fan of agave nectar, if I had to choose a sweetener it’s going to be stevia (organic and good quality). I don’t recommend artificial sweeteners such as splenda nor agave due to it’s high fructose content. Hope that helps!

      • Corie Curran

        Absolutely and thank you for replying! I will definitely try Stevia instead. YOU ROCK!!!

  • This is awesome – can’t wait to try it! xo

  • Well done, thats great news! I’ll have to head on over there now and check it out – love Cameron 🙂 I love the colour of that smoothie too, amazing!

  • Congratulations! That is terrific news.

  • Congrats! That is so cool!

  • Rebecca

    I am allergic to avocado. Can you recommend a great replacement fruit or vegetable?

  • Callie

    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

    • Callie

      “is a *great* book”…of course it’s a book. 😉

  • Thanks for the recipe! I will try it tomorrow morning. You do a great job with your blog!

  • Vonetta

    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.

  • Danya

    Really nice smoothy. Glad to have the recipe. The suggestions are helpful. Love the avocado for the creaminess and fat.

  • soni

    I read your reply to the question about agave, and I had no idea that it was bad for you 🙁 and here I am with two unopened Nektars using that as a sweetener instead of honey for the occasional baking or lattes.. should I beware of coconut sugar as well? also, if you don’t have avocado on hand for wanting to make this recipe do you recommend replacing it with a tbsp of almond/seed butters?

    • Don’t be afraid of agave, you can still use it very sparingly, but ideally I just shy away from it. I use coconut sugar all the time for baking, especially from seeing how it’s made in Thailand it was incredible with very little processing! You can use nut butters instead of avocados, great idea!


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