This Lemon Lime Green Smoothie is a healthy delight from the new book, The Best Green Smoothies on the Planet: The 150 Most Delicious, Most Nutritious, 100% Vegan Recipes for the World’s Healthiest Drink by Tracy Russell of Incredible Smoothies.
As Tracy states, this lemon lime green smoothie might be small, but it’s loaded with nutrients. The kale alone adds 8 percent of your recommended daily value of calcium, 10 percent of your recommended daily value of fiber, and 3 grams of protein while the citrus provides powerful antioxidants. In fact, all of the recipes in the The Best Green Smoothies on the Planet are filled with virtuous ingredients, from papaya to goji berries, ginger to chia seeds. Despite the healthy title, I was still surprised to discover just how pure this dairy-free, vegan and gluten-free book is.
The first half of the The Best Green Smoothies on the Planet is a full introduction to green smoothies, how to make them, and details about the fresh ingredients she uses. Then she crams tons of detox, fitness, immune-boosting, calcium-rich, weight loss and more green smoothie recipes into the second half. And Tracy doesn’t appear to use any sweeteners in The Best Green Smoothies on the Planet (not even stevia!), just fruits, vegetables, seeds, spices, and occasionally homemade almond milk.
A few of the recipes that initially caught my eye were the Green Apple, Pineapple Carrot, Happy Berry Muffin, Strawberry Avocado, Chocolate Peanut Butter, and this Lemon Lime Green Smoothie…
Special Diet Notes: Lemon Lime Green Smoothie
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, vegetarian, generally food allergy-friendly and paleo.
- ¼ lemon, peeled
- ¼ lime, peeled
- 1 small frozen banana, peeled
- ½ cup green grapes
- 1 cup fresh curly kale, stems removed
- 4 ounces filtered water
- Place all ingredients in your blender, and puree until smooth.
- Pour into glass and garnish with a kale leaf or lime wedge if you're feeling fancy.