3 Easy Green Smoothie Raw Food Recipes

by Yuri Elkaim, BPHE, CK, RHN
Author, Eating for Energy


When we make raw foods for our friends, they are always amazed at how good they taste. If you've never eaten raw, then you should give it a try because there are so many delicious and unique raw food recipes that will blow your mind and sizzle your taste buds.

Personally, I'm not a huge fan of spending 48 hours to make a meal (as many raw recipes require with dehydration) so I prefer fresher, simpler recipes.

As a I mention in my ebook, Eating for Energy, most of my diet is liquid. I would say that roughly 70-75% of my daily food intake comes in the form of smoothies and juices. Maybe I'm lazy but I also know that drinking your meals make life a whole lot easier for your digestive system.

Just think about the difference between eating a steak or dreaking a green smoothie...which one would your stomach rather deal with. Mine would deal with the latter. I know because it has told me on numerous occasions.

Anyways, I'd like to show you that raw food recipes don't need 24-48 hours and tons of ingredients to prepare. I believe simple and fresh is better. That's what the 120 raw recipes in Eating for Energy are all about.

So here are 3 of my favourite green smoothies (which are totally raw) that I make on daily basis. I don't have any names for them because I just throw stuff together and give it a good blend.

Required equipment: vita-mix or high speed blender; various fruits and vegetables.

Yields: each of these 3 green smoothie recipes wil give you about 1 liter of delicious raw goodness.


Green Smoothie #1

This first smoothie is adapted from Victoria Boutenko's "Green for Life" book. I tried it once and loved it, so I continued to make it and then added a few of my own little twists.

2 cups baby spinach
1 apple
1 banana
Juice of 1 lime
1 tbsp green barley grass powder (optional)
2 cups water


Green Smoothie #2

This is a delicious raw food meal that packs huge amounts of nutrition. In fact, all the raw recipes you'll ever come across provide unparalled nutrition. This smoothie almost tastes like candy.

1 cup baby spinach
1 cup arugula
1 cup strawberries
1 mango
1 apple
1 tbsp green barley grass powder (optional)
2 cups water


Green Smoothie #3

3-4 leaves of kale (stalks removed)
1 banana
1 cup strawberries
2 cups water
1tbsp ground flaxseeds
1 tbsp hempseeds




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