Green Smoothie with Collard Greens, Zucchini and More

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Green Smoothie with Collard Greens, Zucchini and More


Collard Greens, fresh, frozen, or cooked
1 Zucchini, medium size
1 Apple, any sweet variety
2-3 Carrots, large
1 Onion, small
2-oz. Tomato Paste (1/3 can)
4 tbsp. Flaxseed, whole dark
1 tsp. Ginger
1/8 tsp. Stevia Extract, powder
1-1/2 cups. Ice
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We each have two 12-oz. glasses of a green smoothie for our breakfast, so we usually completely fill the large container of our Vita-Mix high speed blender. We use about 1 to 1-1/2 pounds of greens in the recipe. If you wish to make a smaller amount, cut the recipe in half.

Wash the apple, cut lengthwise into quarters, remove the stem and core, and place the apple pieces in the bottom of the blender container.

Wash and peel the carrots and onion, cut into chunks, add to the blender container, and add the tomato paste, flaxseed, ginger and stevia.

Wash and clean the zucchini and cut off the stem end, cut into chunks and add to the blender container.

Wash and clean the fresh collard greens, and add to the blender container until it is 3/4 full with the fresh, frozen or cooked collard greens, add the ice and a cup of water, cover, and run the blender at high speed until the ingredients are smooth, using the tamper as required.

Add additional collard greens and water to fill the container and achieve the desired consistency of the green smoothie. Sometimes the collard greens can be a little bitter, so taste the smoothie, and if necessary add a little more stevia.

Pour into glasses and serve with a straw. Enjoy!

Ingredients Information

Apples, Red Delicious


Collard Greens

Collard Greens, Frozen Chopped


Ginger, ground

Onions, Yellow

Squash, Zucchini

Stevia Extract Powder

Tomato Paste

Utensils and Equipment Information


Measuring Cup, Liquid

Measuring Spoons

Peeler, Vegetable