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Whole Juice Smoothie Recipe

Being a mom to 4 kids, running everyone around, taking care of the household, cooking meals, cleaning up…everything, oftentimes I find that I put myself and especially my health on the back burner. There just doesn’t seem to be enough time in each day to take care of all that I have going on and take care of myself.

Recently, I’ve decided that I am front-burner material. If Mom is not feeling good and healthy, then nothing seems to run right. I’ve been trying to make sure that I take some time to sleep more and exercise frequently (I know it seems impossible), and also to eat healthy.

Whole-Juice-Smoothies

I started making whole juice smoothies whenever I need a boost of nutritious food (and maybe my kids are eating frozen waffles, or chicken nuggets, etc.) and I couldn’t/wouldn’t take the time to make myself a completely different meal. I wanted all the nutrition of the fruits and vegetables, also the fiber, without eating a bowlful of raw vegetables (have you ever tried to eat plain kale? not that fantastic).

They have become one of my favorite go-to meals. It fills me up, and I honestly feel great afterwards. There are even days where I make three smoothies (one for each meal) and I’m still not sick of them!

Try a whole juice smoothie today. This recipe is wonderful! It’s my new favorite go-to meal when I want something healthy but don’t have time to spend making a meal.

I’ve perfected my basic recipe, and I’ll mix it up with one of the options here and there for some more flavors.

Whole Juice Smoothie Recipe

(makes 2 smoothies)

Ingredients:

  • 8oz V8 Fusion (100% fruit/vegetable juice)
  • 1/2 cucumber (peeled)
  • 1-2 carrots (depending on size)
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • handful of spinach
  • handful of kale
  • banana
  • 1/2c frozen blueberries
  • 1c frozen strawberries

 

Other options I occasionally add:

  • green apple
  • 1/2 bell pepper (pretty strong–too strong for my husband)
  • power greens
  • lemon or lime (peeled)
  • orange
  • frozen berry blend
  • frozen grapes

Whole Juice Smoothie 1

Make sure you have a powerful blender. The blender can really make a difference. Mix it extremely well (mine takes about 45 seconds). Add 2c ice and blend again.

Whole Juice Smoothies 2

The color changes depending on what you put into it, and sometimes it does not look the prettiest, but they taste delicious and you are getting amazing nutrients in each power packed smoothie!

I’d love to hear what different whole juice smoothies you come up with!

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Peggy Nunn

Friday 7th of April 2017

This reminds me that I need to juice again. I have gotten away from it for a while. Thank you for the reminder.

hannah

Sunday 26th of March 2017

I make smoothies all the time with coconut milk, frozen berries, and water. I should totally try a cucumber! I bet it would add the liquid equivalent to the water, with some added nutrients also.

kristin

Thursday 23rd of February 2017

YUM!!! My kids love smoothies, they're perfect for any time of day and always filled with delicious things!!

Reesa Lewandowski

Tuesday 21st of February 2017

This looks so delicious!!! My kids would actually drink this too! I want one too! What a great way to start the day!

Autumn Reo

Tuesday 21st of February 2017

Yum, the kids love smoothies. Thanks for the recipe!

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