My Favorite Recipe For Green Breakfast Smoothies!

April 9, 2009

Ok, so I’ve been hooked on my VitaMix blender now for a few months… And it rocks! I make these smoothies almost every morning during the week and they give me the most amazing burst of natural energy! So I wanted to share this with all of you… And even though it may sound a little strange, it tastes delicious! And you don’t need a VitaMix either… Any decent blender will do.

So here it goes…

Handful of organic spinach
Handful of organic kale
1 small apple
1 small pear
1 banana
Handful of dried goji berries
Acai (either frozen Sambazon or acai powder)
1/2 – 1 cup of water (depending on how thick you like it)
A couple of ice cubes

Blend it all together and drink immediately! It will look green because
of the veggies, but there won’t be any veggie taste… The fruit completely
masks it and it is deliciously sweet!

Leave me a comment below and let me know how you like it!

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Terry Petrovick April 16, 2009 at 8:33 pm

Hi Katie, we got a VitaMix about a month ago too.

It is a amazing machine. Try some Mango in your green drink it is fantastic.

Have you tried making the potato, cheese and bacon soup in it?

We did it for kicks and were blown away that the vitamix
actually makes hot soup.

Keep working on you for you, and I’ll keep working on me for me and together we will change the world!

You have a choice so, make it a better than terrific day!



Bodyc April 20, 2009 at 10:55 am

I have already seen it somethere…


Michelle April 21, 2009 at 6:50 pm

Hi Katie,

I’m totally addicted to Smoothies. As a busy mom, I find it’s an awesome way to get my daily requirement of fruits and veggies into my diet. And to give my smoothies an extra boost, I also add the InLiven Probiotic or Antioxidant Supplement – usually 1-2 teaspoons. I’m in love with the MiVitality Supplements, both can be found on this page.
Thanks for sharing your recipe — will give it a try before the week is out.
Have an awesome day:-)


Katie Freiling April 22, 2009 at 10:33 pm

I haven’t tried the potato soup yet, but thanks for the idea! Yeah, there’s so many amazing recipes out there to try! Feel free to share your own personal VitaMix recipes here :)


Rae April 23, 2009 at 5:07 am

Hi Katie,

I am with Michelle on the addition of In-Liven to smoothies, in one teaspoon you can add 26 certified organic wholefoods and 13 probiotic strains to help the body absorb all those delicious nutrients!

Would love to know more about the VitaMix blender.

Enjoy your day!


Rafael Friedan April 24, 2009 at 4:38 am

Hey Katie,
I responded excitedly to one sentence about green smoothies in your other post, didn’t realize you had a whole post about them…nice! Green smoothies changed my life, I drink one pretty similar to yours everyday. They’ve made improving my friends S.A.D. (standard american diet) much easier. Whereas I used to focus on trying to get them to subtract stuff from their diets – “stop eating cheeseburgers, fried chicken, etc.” – now I focus on adding – “don’t take anything away, just add the green smoothie”. It’s easy to make and delicious, so it’s not as hard to get people to try it. And once people start drinking green smoothies, they don’t stop, but they often stop eating really unhealthy stuff because the green smoothie shows them how good you can really feel from the right foods (i.e. raw fruits and greens)…green smoothies really are magical.

Anyway, blend the following in your vitamix. If you serve it to someone and tell them that it’s gourmet MILK chocolate mousse, I guarantee they’ll believe you and ask you where they can buy it.

2 ripe avocados
1/4 cup raw cacao powder
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup raw honey or agave
1 tbs raw carob powder
1 tbs vanilla (alcohol free extract)
2 tbs maple syrup

Keep it green,


12 month internet millionaire April 27, 2009 at 6:35 am

this is actually something I have been wanting to try, just a really nutritious smoothy for breakfast to jump start the day, it takes me a really long time to wake up and get going in the morning


Joy April 27, 2009 at 11:41 pm

That’s a great recipe.

I’m going to link to your blog from my Healthy Eating for Healthy Living Tips, where I’ve been featuring ideas for healthy meals. It’s a great addition to my breakfast post!

Also Rafael’s chocolate mousse – my healthy desserts section is distinctly in need of some more ideas!


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Nichola May 3, 2009 at 3:31 am

Hi Katie, If you love your Vitamix you are going to absolutely love the Thermomix when it ever gets to the USA !!! Excited to try your recipe.


Beverly May 14, 2009 at 2:58 pm

We love our VitaMix. We are going to try your Green shake. We usually just mix some fruits, soy milk and Osolean to make a great shake. Have lost 2 sizes since January.


Angela Bettess May 24, 2009 at 3:37 am

Hi Katie

I am not able to source the kale here in Australia so I substitute for rocket or silverbeet.

This recipe is very yummy!

Thanks for sharing it with us. I will recommend it to others :)



Peter Grievik July 9, 2009 at 9:48 am

Hi. When it all come to opinions, everyone has its own; specially regarding \”rite Recipe For Green Breakfast Smoothies!\”. Have you seen a good carob chocolate substitute?


Glenn Arcaro July 20, 2009 at 4:22 pm

I too am a avid Vita-Mixer! Thanks for the smoothie recipe. I will be uploading a video soon of me doing my green smoothie which is similar to your but with a little “spice”! I just made the fresh red pepper crab soup for a couple of friends yesterday at a pool party. It was a hit!

Keep up the good work! Come by and say hello sometime!

Glenn Arcaro


Katie Freiling July 21, 2009 at 5:15 pm

Hey Glenn, I’m looking forward to seeing it! Thanks so much for sharing :)


Kimberly Castleberry January 16, 2010 at 4:05 am

I don’t have a vitamix, but now I want one even more than I did before! I do have a really awesome juicer though that I absolutely adore!

Juices and Smoothies are a great way to get a power-packed-punch of vitamins and minerals and often have almost pharmaceutical energy boosts! The body lets us know when it enjoys us feeding it the right thing!

That potato, cheese, bacon soup sounds absolutely delish!
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Shannon Tecson March 7, 2010 at 5:38 pm

I’m addicted to breakfast smoothies and shakes as well. As an entrepreneur, it’s important to fuel your body with nutrition to keep yourself energized and fueled for the day!
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Alfred March 31, 2010 at 11:20 am

Katie, I just took it out of the box, ready to try our new Vitamx, looking for breakfast recipe, need protein in mine to reduce blood glucose ’cause the fruit. Prot choices are protein powder (whey/soy or egg), tofu. What do you think? Is the choice of goji berries flavor or nutrient needs? I welcome feedback from others too. Thank you


Chuck Bluestein May 23, 2010 at 2:35 pm

You know what tastes good with greens and is very healthy for you? Raw cacao (chocolate). You can try it sometimes since some people say that it is very powerful. Raw foods expert David Wolfe says that raw cacao is the healthiest food that there is. Studies show that it does lower blood pressure.
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Francesco June 1, 2010 at 2:43 am

I used to eat a lot of vegetables. Now I don’t look at what I eat anymore…I don’t eat a lot, but I eat what I want and I’m always fit.I just breathe a lot and drink a lot of water. 😉
Green food will always be included in my diet ’cause I love it!
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Chuck Bluestein June 1, 2010 at 6:07 pm

I now also drink a red drink. Trader Joe’s has a Super Red Drink Powder. I put it in juice. It has superfruits in it like acai, goji, mangosteen, pomegranate and noni. Some of these have been made very popular by billion dollar network marketing companies. It also contains black rasberried, blackberries, black cherry, blueberry, cranberry, bilberry, strawberry, beet, and more things. Berries are the healthiest foods for cardiovascular health.
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Damayanthi June 29, 2010 at 11:31 am

Hi Katie,

I love smoothies as well, but some reason, during winter months I tend to look for my hot porridge.

I have noted these recipes, looking forward to try them soon.

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TJ Chambers July 20, 2010 at 11:44 pm

I don’t have a vitamix machine yet. I want to get one some time though. I make protein shakes everyday. Would be nice to be able to use fresh fruits and veggies.
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TJ Chambers July 20, 2010 at 11:47 pm

Oh, just a note. When you drink juice, swish it in your mouth and let it mix with your saliva. It helps to start the digestion process and will also stop the blood sugar from being spiked.
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Jennifer May July 27, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Awww…. Thanks for sharing… will definitely try this one! Never had a Green Smoothie but LOVE natural energy so have to add this to my morning ritual!:)
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Luis September 11, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Hi Katie,

I never had a green smoothie before but I going try it some time.
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Carlos M. October 2, 2010 at 10:19 pm

this is seems like great smoothie
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Monica Sancio March 21, 2012 at 9:24 am

Hi Katie!
Love your blog, your teachings & your purpose!
I am now Vegan & love your recipe on my Vitamix… Plus The Kind Life!
I am curious: are U vegan, too?


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