Carolyn’s Green Smoothie

Have you ever wondered about what you should put in your smoothies? Learn what’s in the ingredients you add to your green smoothies.

Today, Carolyn Akens shares with us her top smoothie ingredients and why they are good for you.

When making a green smoothie you can add bananas, apples, pineapple, ginger, flaxseeds or flaxseed oil, hemp protein powder, various greens (spinach, kale, cabbage, etc.)

  • Bananas – phosphorus, calcium, potassium, vitamins A, C, E, B6, niacin
  • Apples – vitamins C, B, B6, beta-carotene, fiber, potassium, phosphorus, calcium
  • Ginger – calcium, fiber, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, protein, selenium, sodium, vitamins C, E, B6
  • Flaxseeds – high in lignans, omega 3s, fights cholesterol, diabetes, cancer, constipation, inflammation, heart disease
  • Spinach – fiber, aids in digestion, prevents constipation, helps maintain low blood sugar, flavonoids that fight prostate cancer, anti-inflammatory, age-related macular degeneration (#1 cause of blindess in people over age 55)
  • Pineapple – bromelain which is an enzyme that helps the body digest protein, calcium, potassium, fiber, vitamin C, rich in manganese, strengthens bones, keeps your skin beautiful, lessens the risk of hypertension
  • Hemp Protein Powder – good source of iron, calcium, vitamins B, E, fiber, fights cancer, arthritis, omega 3, 6, and 9, chlorophyll, fiber

Green Smoothie Recipe

1 frozen banana
1 apple (or pear, orange, peach, mango, pineapple, etc.)
1 knob fresh ginger
1 Tablespoon ground flax seed or flax seed oil
2 cups dinosaur kale (or spinach, romaine lettuce, celery, cabbage, Italian parsley, etc.)
1 Tablespoon hemp protein powder
20 ounces water

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Abut the Author Carolyn Akens, holistic health coach, personal chef, and raw food educator, is known for her ability to coach women and families on reclaiming their health by eating whole foods. Carolyn also trains and coaches Raw Chefs and Raw Instructors and teaches raw classes and workshops. Visit for your FR*EE gifts…How to Become a Skinny Mother or Grandmother, Raw Recipes, and Healing Foods!

8 thoughts on “Green Smoothie Ingredients from Carolyn’s Corner

  1. Have you tried wheatgrass? I usually blend some wheatgrass into my shake, really healthy, but not too big on the flavor..What do you guys think?

    • Hi Ashley!

      Yes, I have tried wheat grass.

      I’ve never blended it in a smoothie..always had it by itself.

      I think it is a good thing to do.

      Thanks for chiming in!

  2. Looks like an amazingly healthy drink. Looks like it will help fight arthritis. I lookout for natural treatments that will help with reducing inflammation that aggravates arthritis pain. Thanks.

  3. I was in Tarrytown, NY, last week for 3 days attending a holistic health coaching event and would have loved this. Thank you, Evelyn. I will be drinking plenty of green smoothies this week. Next time I will consider taking my vitamix with me. πŸ™‚

    • Hey Ms. Carolyn!

      Sounds great, I hope you learned a lot and I’m looking forward to learning more about your visit to NY.

      I wonder if a little Magic Bullet would do the trick while traveling? Just thinking out loud. πŸ™‚

      Thanks for all the great information you share with us!

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