How to make a green smoothie

At Best Home Chef we’ve joined the green smoothie revolution.

Every morning we rush into our test kitchen to blend kale with banana while we’re juicing oranges and apples to create bright green concoctions we then guzzle in the name of a health kick, hoping for glowing skin and a tough-as-nails immune system.

How do you create a green smoothie?

Many green recipes contain similar ingredients, in different quantities.

You start with a green base – be it kale, avocado, celery, coriander, mint, parsley, cucumber, spinach or even lettuce.

Then you add your fruit – perhaps oranges, apples or berries, followed by a supplement – chia seeds, flaxseed oil and acai are popular additions, as is spirulina, goji berries and coconut water.

In the name of the green smoothie revolution, we’re asking for your best green smoothie recipe – and our favourite recipe will win a Kambrook Blitz2Go blender.

Upload your recipe and tick the ‘health kick’ box under occasion to enter. We’ll test each juice recipe and decide on the winner which will be announced in January.

Best Home Chef Carla has put together the following recipe to help you get started.


  • 5 x oranges
  • 1 x lemon
  • 1 x banana
  • 1 x sliver of ginger
  • 5 x carrots
  • 8 x cubes of ice (or two handfuls)
  • 1 x enough water to cover the blade of the blender
  • 1 x big bunch of kale, washed


Blend the kale, water and banana together in a blender – we want to keep the fiber from the kale which is why it’s not going into the juicer. Really puree this mix so that it is a bright green and there aren’t any big chunks of kale.

Get out the ol’ juicer and prepare the carrot, lemon, orange and ginger to go in. Most of the carrots need to be cut in half and the citrus and ginger will need to be peeled. Juice them all together.

Pour the juice and the ice into the blender with the kale and banana mixture.

Whip it around the blender until the ice has been chopped and it’s ready to drink.

Drink with your nose plugged or chug it very quickly – your body will thank you.

After a few times making this you might want to increase or decrease ingredients based on your tastebuds. The kale is very bitter so be sure to add other yummy things to offset this. Also, the recipe above makes about 4 glasses so play around with the ingredients if it’s just for one person.

Sally Killoran
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  • Sounds wonderful and healthy! I will try this recipe. Thank you! :)


    by Sarah Lewis on 21/11/2013, 11:36
    Sarah Lewis