Green smoothie recipes to ease into paleo?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 17, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Hi all, I'm new to paleo, and excited about the things it can do to help my digestive problems. I pretty much have the palate of a five-year-old though, so learning to love vegetables is certainly going to be a struggle I'll have to ease into. With that in mind, does anybody have any recommendations for good green smoothie recipes to make to get all of the great nutrients from the veggies as I learn to actually love them eating them whole?

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on August 17, 2012
at 02:58 PM

Here is one of mine but you will need a decent blender though.


on August 17, 2012
at 07:59 PM

I like this site: Lots of great recipes including smoothies




on August 17, 2012
at 07:29 PM

There's nothing wrong with eating the veggies that appeal to a 5-year-old. Sliced cucumbers with salad dressing, carrot sticks, Caesar salad, pesto, pickles, sauteed lacinto kale with butter and raisins, etc.

Personally I'm not sure I'd go with green smoothies to deal with digestive problems. I have a pretty strong stomach, but most green smoothies have too much raw cruciferous green stuff for me to digest well. I do go for the occasional wheat grass shot though.

My preference is for cooked or fermented vegetables. My 3-year-old will fight me for the last lacto-fermented Bubbie's pickle in the jar. That might be a good place to start.


on August 17, 2012
at 05:08 PM

I'd include as much nutrition as possible into your smoothies. It doesn't really matter what the taste is, from a nutrition stand-point. (Of course the taste matters to your tastebuds!). Once you are getting the proper nutrition and eating healthy, your taste buds will prefer what is healthy over what is sweet or what you are currently used to.

I would definitely try to add the macros and micros you need. Add full fat yogurt (Greek Gods is my favorite, low sugar and high fat), and whatever you are lacking you can add. You can add any veggies and fruit. I would go for berries and leafy green vegetables first.

You can also add coconut milk instead of real milk if you want to limit your dairy.

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