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jackie’s green smoothie

by Jackie Newgent  |  December 29, 2013  |  2 Comments

jackie's green smoothie


You guessed it … Jackie’s green smoothie is a green smoothie that’s named after me! But you don’t have to be named Jackie to reap it’s benefits and deliciousness! It’s the perfect beverage for celebrating healthful living. It’s fresher and tastier than any bottled green juice drink that I’ve ever tried, too. Enjoy it as a post-workout snack, delightful dessert, or refreshing entrée. It’s my personal favorite energy drink—and a simple way to get fruits and vegetables. Cheers!

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A jar with a green smoothie

jackie’s green smoothie

Enjoy this smoothie as a post-workout snack, delightful dessert, or refreshing entrée. It’s my personal favorite energy drink—and a simple way to get fruits and vegetables. Cheers!

  • Yield: 1 serving 1x


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  • 1 tablespoon raw shelled hemp seeds*
  • 1 cup frozen mango cubes
  • 1 cup chopped unpeeled English cucumber
  • 3/4 cup pure organic apple juice (not from concentrate)**
  • 3/4 cup packed fresh organic baby spinach
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root


  1. Add the hemp seeds to a blender. Cover and blend until powdery.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until well puréed.
  3. Pour into a pilsner glass or large goblet and enjoy.


*If you choose to make this beverage a meal replacement, add an additional 2 tablespoons hemp seeds for an extra protein boost . The smoothie will then provide 410 calories and 13g protein.

**For a lower calorie option and fewer sugar grams, replace the 3/4 cup apple juice with 3/4 cup cold filtered water, an additional 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice and, if desired, organic stevia or monk fruit sweetener to taste. The smoothie will then provide 220 calories and 31g sugars.

  • Author: Jackie Newgent
  • Category: Beverage
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


  • Serving Size: 1 large drink
  • Calories: 300
  • Sugar: 53g
  • Sodium: 45mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 63g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: smoothie, green smoothie, beverage, fruits, veggies, post-workout, energy drink

Tasteover Tips

  • Choose organic produce when possible to steer clear of pesticide residues and so much more
  • Hemp seeds provide a naturally nutritious burst of protein
  • Fresh mint and fresh ginger offer a refreshing zing

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  1. Great ingredients and great recipe! I can just tell by looking at the ingredients that it’s going to be not only delicious, but very healthy.

    Mango is great because it is one of the least pesticide-laden fruits we have, and it’s full of Vitamin C, antioxidants, and it helps normalize insulin levels. Couple it with the fiber and beta-carotene from spinach, and protein from the raw hemp seeds, and this looks like a great drink smoothie to get yourself moving in the morning (the mint being a stimulant also a big help!)