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Total Green Goodness Smoothie

The following article was written by Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram.

Feeling a little tired? Maybe you need a green infusion!

Drinking greens is like breathing oxygen. Greens have chlorophyll and essential minerals that can be beneficial for blood circulation and weight loss, assist in colon cleansing and liver flushing, and help improve your skin.

This delicious smoothie is pure goodness. Drinking just one glass of this a day will leave you wondering why you didn’t try it earlier. You can use a juicer or a blender with this recipe, however, I prefer to use a blender for the extra fiber. Time to feel healthy—now take a sip!

The following recipe comes from Kristina of

Total Green Goodness Smoothie

1–2 cucumbers, peeled and chopped

1 handful Italian parsley, chopped

1 large handful spinach or kale, chopped

Juice of 2–3 lemons

1/4 cup water (optional)

1 sliver fresh ginger (optional)

  • Combine all the ingredients in a high-powered blender like a Vitamix and process until creamy and smooth. (The mixture won’t come out as smooth with a regular blender.)
  • For more of a kick, add more lemon juice.
  • Sip, and enjoy. Feel the goodness spread throughout your system!

Makes 1 serving

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  • blender dude says:

    Big fan of this recipe. Not every smoothie has to be packed with fruit. Thanks for sharing.

  • Cyn says:

    I’m going to make this smoothie because I’m on a smoothie detox but I wanted to share another smoothie that is equally as awesome and includes cucumbers too:

    Cucumber Ginger Fresher

    This is exceptionally refreshing and a good overall tonic

    1 c green grapes
    1/2 large cucumber
    juice of 1/2 fresh lime
    1/2 tsp honey (I used cinnamon honey, local to my area)
    1/2 tsp ginger slivers (more if you like)
    1 cup ice cubes
    1 scoop NatraBurst Super Food Powder (optional) –
    See more at and if you want 30 smoothie recipes:

  • Serioux says:

    Looks good!

  • Michele says:

    This looks good. I just started juicing again and contributing to get bountiful baskets. I got most of the ingredients this morning in my pick up to make this juice. Tomorrow I’m going green!

  • Maruti Chemicals Company says:

    Nice post and this is helpful for health. Greens have definitely beneficial for blood circulation and weight loss. Thanks for sharing this good information about Greens.

  • ManuMalca says:

    for those who are working out for muscle mass I recommend adding two tablespoons of protein powder

  • Colin Jephson says:

    If you find this juice a little tough going, add some fruit like apple or pineapple (or both!) Yum!

  • Pureland says:

    Add in more cucumbers to balance the acidity of the lemon and/or dilute it by adding some purified water. Enjoyed this recipe, thanks!

  • hermione says:

    great information,
    thanks for sharing this recipes

  • Ben says:

    Is there a replacement for the 2-3 lemon juice. I may lose all my teeth to the acidic lemons.

  • I.H. says:

    Ooo! I might just have to try this!
    and Marina, matcha green tea is delicious!

  • Marina44 says:

    Hi! Kristina, thank you for this recipe! It is absolutely brilliant! really enjoyed it, you see I love everything that is green,I just wish more people would try it! Have you heard of Matcha green tea? It is loaded with antioxidant and a strong chlorophyll source.