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Eat Well Nov. 15. 2013
Beverages

Stripped Green Smoothie Single Serving

Nov. 15. 2013
Beverages
McKel Hill, MS, RDN, LDN

McKel Hill, MS, RDN, LDN

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The signature green smoothie of Nutrition Stripped; quick and simple to make!

This post is long overdue as I’ve had so many of you ask me what the single serving recipe is for the signature green smoothie here at Nutrition Stripped, the Stripped Green Smoothie! Today I’m sharing a quick post on just that, the Stripped Green Smoothie as single serving which is perfect for an individual serving, for when you need to make it on-the-go, or if you want to try it out before committing to making the larger batch (which I still hope you do!).

The original recipe for the Stripped Green Smoothie contains 2-4 servings, depending on how much you drink at one sitting. I always make the Stripped Green Smoothie in this large batch to save myself time throughout the week and to make my mornings a little less busy and more relaxing. Either way, both of these recipes are extremely quick and simple to make! To learn more about the Stripped Green Smoothie visit that blog post or visit Green Smoothies 101 for more information on green smoothies and why I love them so.

 

 

Stripped Green Smoothie {single serving}
Recipe Type: smoothie
Author: McKel Hill, MS, RD, LDN
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 1
A single serving of the Stripped Green Smoothie, the signature green smoothie of Nutrition Stripped.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of organic lacinato kale/regular kale
  • 1 cup of organic romaine
  • 1-2 large stalks of organic celery, chopped
  • 1/2 organic apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 banana, chopped (frozen optional)
  • 1/2 cup of filtered water
  • 1/2 cup of coconut water (double the filtered water if you don’t have this available)
  • 1/4 cup organic cucumber, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon of parsley
  • Juice of 1 lemon/meyer lemon
  • 1 brazil nut
  • dash of cayenne (optional)
  • dash of cinnamon (optional)
  • dash of turmeric (optional)
Instructions
  1. Using the Vitamix// high speed blender, pour filtered water(s) into the blender
  2. Add chopped celery stalks and romaine lettuce first, and turn on low speed
  3. Puree this mixture
  4. Gradually increase the speed and add chopped kale
  5. Add cilantro and parsley (optional)
  6. Add chopped apple and bananas (last)
  7. Squeeze the juice of the lemon
  8. Blend until creamy
  9. *At this point you may add more water to achieve your desired consistency!
  10. Enjoy!
Notes
To make sweeter // add more banana or stevia to taste[br]To decrease sugar // use half the amount of fruit and add stevia to taste[br]To make thicker // use less water, add ice[br]To make thinner // use more water[br]Recommended but optional // cilantro and parsley [br]Optional // add fresh mint


I hope you enjoy this quick recipe and be sure to “save” the recipe in your Recipe Box or Pin it for later!

With love and gratitude,

xo McKel

The Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of organic lacinato kale/regular kale
  • 1 cup of organic romaine
  • 1-2 large stalks of organic celery, chopped
  • 1/2 organic apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 banana, chopped (frozen optional)
  • 1/2 cup of filtered water
  • 1/2 cup of coconut water (double the filtered water if you don’t have this available)
  • 1/4 cup organic cucumber, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon of parsley
  • Juice of 1 lemon/meyer lemon
  • 1 brazil nut
  • dash of cayenne (optional)
  • dash of cinnamon (optional)
  • dash of turmeric (optional)

Directions:

  1. Using the Vitamix// high speed blender, pour filtered water(s) into the blender
  2. Add chopped celery stalks and romaine lettuce first, and turn on low speed
  3. Puree this mixture
  4. Gradually increase the speed and add chopped kale
  5. Add cilantro and parsley (optional)
  6. Add chopped apple and bananas (last)
  7. Squeeze the juice of the lemon
  8. Blend until creamy
  9. *At this point you may add more water to achieve your desired consistency!
  10. Enjoy!

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  • Lola

    Hi,

    Thanks for the recipe. When you say you ‘make the Stripped Green Smoothie in this large batch to save myself time throughout the week’ – Do you freeze it once blended? Have you any tips for freezing smoothies. Do you recommend freezing the whole ingredients or freezing the blended smoothie. I love my Vitamix but I’m struggling to find the time to use it in the morning!

    Lola

    • Hi Lola! Great question, I’ve given detail about this in both the Stripped Green Smoothie post and the Green Smoothie 101 post 😉 Hope that helps!

  • Thanks for the recipe this looks really good

  • Hi McKel! Love your blog 🙂 I want to try the stripped green smoothie but was wondering if you have any suggestions for upping the protein content and lowering the card content? Even with adding more protein powder I’m still finding that the ratio is carb-heavier.

    Thanks so much!

    • ***carb content

    • Hi Nikki,
      Thank you so much! Excellent question- to reduce the carb content (which mainly comes from the fruits) you can replace the banana and apple with a green apple which is lower in sugar and add stevia to sweeten. The carbs that are in this smoothie are coming from vegetables mostly with high fiber- therefore net carbs are lower. To up the protein content add in your favorite protein powder, nuts/ seeds, hemp seeds, or chia seeds. Hope that answers your question!

      • Thank you, trying it tomorrow morning! Very excited 🙂

  • Stephanie

    This smoothie is amazing!! Usually I add some ginger for extra flavour, tastes even better.

  • Alpa

    Refreshing!! Single serving recipes are a big relief….hope you will share more of those!

  • Ali

    Great idea to add the cayenne. When I drink I beverage, I expect it to be sweet or at least neutral, and have difficulty with drinks that aren’t (like veg juices, which I know to be better for me). Adding the cayenne, somehow, trips a neuron in my brain which moves it from ‘should be sweet drink’ to ‘this could be a savoury soup’. I can tell, just from drinking this, that without the cayenne that I wouldn’t have liked it (found it too bitter or not sweet enough). But because the cayenne is there, I am somehow ok with it. I also added ginger for zing, and love all the sensations happening in my mouth right now!

    • Awesome Ali! Glad you enjoy it! You can always take it to the sweet side and keep out the cayenne and add extra fruit or stevia to sweeten 😉

  • I tried the smoothie this morning and I was surprised how much I liked it but the texture was too chunky. You mentioned the Vitamix blender but I just don’t have $400-500 to spend. Do you have any suggestions on getting it smoother with a cheap blender?

    • Hi Elesha,
      Wonderful, so glad you enjoyed it. Try adding very small amounts at a time and smoothing, then adding more if you’re using a traditional blender. Adding a bit of extra water helps as well.

  • Mattia Wruble

    Looks great! When you drink this post workout, do you generally add protein to the recipe?

  • Annabelle

    Could you create a cookbook with all your wonderful recipes inside to purchase? I would love a hard copy to buy 🙂

  • Gigi

    I added a thick slice of pineapple for sweetness and big chunk of ginger for an extra zing, made me love this smoothie even more!

  • Annabelle

    Does single serve of the stripped green smoothie make 32-64oz or does the 2-4 serves version? 🙂

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