Delicious and Nutritious Green Smoothie

Delicious and nutritious green smoothie

Delicious and Nutritious Green Smoothie

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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Sometimes it takes some thought to get enough calcium in one’s diet. This recipe provides about 280 mg, or 28% of adults’ RDA for calcium. It’s also super quick and easy to make – perfect for those days when I just don’t feel like standing at a cutting board long enough to chop up everything for a salad.

Since I read Dr Michael Greger’s book, How Not to Die, in December 2015, I have been determined to add turmeric to my diet on a regular basis, which explains its inclusion in this recipe, along with the pepper, which enhances the effects of turmeric.


  • 1/4 pound kale, stalks trimmed slightly (just take off any brown or split portion)
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 very ripe banana, peeled, fresh or frozen
  • 2 ounces red cabbage
  • 1/4 lime (including the pith and peel)
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal or chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened soymilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric, or the equivalent in fresh turmeric root
  • dash of pepper


  1. Wash the lime and the vegetables. Blend all ingredients in a Vitamix or other blender. Add a small amount of water, non-dairy milk, or juice if too thick.
  2. Serve.

Nutrition information per serving: 249 calories, 3 grams fat, 128 mg sodium, 52 grams carbohydrates, 13 grams fiber, 10 grams protein, 22 grams sugars, 450% Vitamin A, 239% Vitamin C, 28% calcium, 18% iron.