December 9, 2012

Green Smoothie 1
serves 1 ~ $3.88 per serving
1 orange ($.40)
1 small bunch kale ($1.69)
1 mango ($1.49)
2 bananas ($.30)
1 cup water
ice cubes
is a very basic green smoothie recipe. In my smaller blender, I find
that blending the orange and kale first can help this turn out smoother,
but really it’s just about pureeing all the ingredients in a blender
until smooth. Add some ice cubes at the end if a chilled smoothie is
calories: 528
fat: 0 gr
carbs: 132 gr

protein: 8 gr
Green Smoothie 2
serves 1 ~ $2.89 per person
5 ounces spinach ($.98)
6 leaves romaine ($.75)
1 cucumber ($.49)
1 apple ($.40)
2 bananas ($.30)
1 cup water for blending
ice cubes
had thought about doing a day of green smoothies, to see just how much
something like a green smoothie feast would actually cost. I didn’t do a
full day, but it would be very possible to do a day of green smoothies
for $10 a day (or less!).
The directions for this recipe are the same as the one above, just puree all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

calories: 436
fat: 0 gr
carbs: 106 gr

protein: 12 gr
Green Soup
serves 2 ~ $1.31 per serving
5 ounces spinach ($.98)
1 avocado ($.88)
1 small cucumber ($.45)
1/4 onion
1 clove garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil ($.20)
1 cup water for blending
salt and pepper
2 green onions, sliced ($.10)
foods are really so flexible. If it’s green and sweet, it’s a smoothie
… green and spicy is soup. And I’m really enjoying raw soups lately.
The avocado really makes this creamy, too.
again, is a very simple blended recipe. Puree all ingredients in a
blender, except the green onions, until smooth and creamy. Salt and
pepper to taste, and top with sliced green onions. Pour extras into a
canning jar for later.
calories: 310
fat: 32 gr
carbs: 28 gr

protein: 2 gr
Green Parfait
serves 6 ~ $1.38 per serving
green ice cream 
1 small bunch kale ($1.69)
1/2 pineapple ($2.00)
2 bananas ($.30)
1 avocado ($.88)
3 tablespoons agave ($.30)
macadamia cream
1/2 cup macadamia nuts ($2.50)
1/2 cup water
2 dates, soaked to soften ($.30)
3 tablespoons agave ($.30)
pinch salt
know, I know … I did green ice cream last week. I’m doing it again,
mostly because my grandkids love it so much, but we added some macadamia
cream and made a parfait.
a blender, puree all the green ice cream ingredients until smooth.
Process in an ice cream maker (thanks again Heidi!) or put in a
container in the freezer and stir every twenty minutes until firm.
the macadamia cream ingredients until very smooth and refrigerate until
chilled and thickened. Layer into parfait glasses or another suitable
calories: 304
fat: 13 gr
carbs: 28 gr

protein: 2 gr

Total cost for the day: $9.46
total calories: 1,578
total fat: 45 gr
total carb: 280 gr

total protein: 27 gr

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4 Responses

  1. I really appreciate what you have done here. I have seven children and two grandchildren. My husband is always saying, "Isn't this expensive?" Now I can show him otherwise. Green smoothies also are a big part of my daily intake. I should figure out just how much I'm spending as you have done. And your grandchildren ate the green ice cream? Hmmm…

  2. elizabeth says:

    Do I see a beautiful green pattern here? Greens are the way to take your health to the next level aren't they?? Our 5 kiddos literally crave their green smoothie every morning–it's so beautiful.
    Peace and Raw Helath,
    I still cannot believe you have grandchildren, you look like you are in your twenties!!

  3. Sara says:

    Love youre recipe! I actually have my own version of green ice cream! I can't wait to try out yours though! And the coments are right, you look amazing especially for a grandmother! Must be from all the greens! 🙂