Healthy & Delicious Green Smoothie!



I’ve had a crazy week of cooking classes but I’m finally having a minute to sit down and add a new post.

I’m not sure how many of you eat raw food on a regular basis or what your eating habits are.  However, I love to eat Raw Foods but still like my fish, beef and chicken as well, keeping a good balance.
When I eat raw food, food that grows from the ground, “living food,” not food that’s been cooked above 120F degrees, I feel energetic and ready to tackle the world. It’s truly incredible how it makes you feel and quite frankly, it’s very easy to prepare.  Best of all it doesn’t heat up the kitchen!
Last night I taught a Raw Food class and had a great time, my students did as well, and all were totally blown away at how delicious everything tasted.  They were shocked!  They didn’t know Raw Food could taste so good. With a list of recipes the one that surprised them most was the Green Smoothie.  Each of my students, of all ages, agreed it was fantastic and were happy to drink any additional leftovers.
Of course, I served this to my family, and both my husband and daughter refused to try it because it was green.  My son tried it, and loved it, as do I. You may think it sounds disgusting but trust me, this is worth trying.  It’s delicious and so healthy.  Have a swig of this every morning, afternoon or for a snack and you’ll be happy you did.
Here’s the recipe, please let me know what you think of it.


Green Smoothie


1 cup green grapes
1/2 cup pineapple chunks
2 cups fresh spinach, packed
1/2 ripe banana, peeled
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup ice cubes


  1. Place all ingredients into the blender in the order listed and secure lid - I used my Vitamix Blender.
  2. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to high.
  3. Blend for 1 minute or until desired consistency is reached.  Serve immediately.