Kimberly Snyder’s Glowing Green Smoothie

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This is one of our FAVORITE go to green smoothie recipes of all time. Kimberly Snyder is a highly sought after nutritionist and for many of the entertainment industry’s top celebrities, and author of The Beauty Detox Solution.  Kimberly’s first book was published in 2011 and has drawn praise from celebrities and experts including Dr. Mehmet Oz, Drew Barrymore, Fergie, LeAnn Rimes, Josh Duhamel, Hilary Duff, Olivia Wilde, Channing Tatum, Teresa Palmer, Vince Vaughn, Jillian Barberie, Tom Hiddleston, Abigail Spencer, Kevin James, Chris Hemsworth, Owen Wilson, and of course, Blender Babes! WE LOVE KIMBERLY SNYDER AND WROTE A REVIEW ON HER BOOK, The Beauty Detox Solution!!!  We will be featuring many of The Beauty Detox recipes in addition to her famous Glowing Green Smoothie in our celebrity recipe section.

Kimberly Snyder's Glowing Green Smoothie from @BlenderBabes

This Glowing Green Smoothie (GGS) should be a daily staple.  It features lots of greens, and fruit to help balance that “green” taste.  The lemon gives cleansing benefits in addition to the greens.  Mix and match greens with fruit to your liking, or what produce you must use up!  Ideally it’s 2 types of greens with 2-3 types of fruits plus lemon. I personally don’t like celery in it (too strong of a flavor for me), so I leave it out.  If I’m trying to detox, I’ll add some parsley or cilantro, or both and use more banana or even some dates to sweeten it up. I love mixing up the greens & fruit, and sometimes using coconut water instead of filtered water. :) They beautiful thing about the GGS is the idea is to drink a quart or so of green smoothie per day and easily get more than the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables! Try it Blender Babes! Make sure to subscribe for more great blender recipes!

4.6 from 5 reviews

Kimberly Snyder’s Glowing Green Smoothie
Recipe type: Green Smoothie
Serves: 5-6 cups
  • 12 to 16 ounces filtered water
  • 1 head Romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 1 apple (cored)
  • 1 pear (cored)
  • 1 banana
  • Juice 1/2 lemon
  • 1 cup ice
  1. Place all ingredients in the jar in order listed
  2. For Blendtec: Press the SOUP Button
  3. For Vitamix: Select VARIABLE, speed #1. Turn on machine and quickly increase speed to #10; then to HIGH. Run for 1 1/2 minutes or until smooth.

Romaine: Just 1 cup of romaine lettuce meets the entire daily requirement of vitamin A, which works with vitamin C to create beautiful skin and prevent high cholesterol

Spinach: Experts have identified at least thirteen different flavonoid compounds in spinach that provide antioxidant and/or anti-cancer benefits.  These substances, along with other nutrients, offer a variety of healthy reasons to eat spinach – OFTEN!

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  1. Margarita Engelbrecht-Al Kebbeh says:

    Wonderful taste!

    • Blender Babes says:

      We love it too Margarita! It’s one of the first green smoothies we ever tried! :) Please rate it for the rest of our community if you can. Happy Blending!

  2. I can’t wait to try this! Silly question but how much is 1 head of romaine exactly?

    • Blender Babes says:

      Hi Rachel, great question not silly at all! I usually buy romaine in a 3 pack from the store so those smaller heads of romaine is good for me. If it’s a vuluptuous head of romaine from the farmer’s market for example, use half. :) Hope that helps and welcome to Blender Babes!

  3. I’ve read that you should rotate your greens. How does that work for this? This includes so many different types, I’m not sure what I should take in and out of recipe. Thanks!

    • Blender Babes says:

      Hello Meghana and WELCOME! Yes, and you bring up a great topic. You definitely want to rotate your greens, and for this recipe it’s usually leafy greens. So you would rotate the romaine and spinach with different kinds of kale, chard, dandelion, collards, broccoli, cabbage, etc. Some of these greens are a stronger flavor than spinach for example, so you may want to add sweeter fruit such as pineapple and mango. Happy Blending! xo ~Blender Babes

  4. Hi,
    In her book Kimberly advises not to combine fruit with anything even veggies. Here you combine them both. Why?

    • Blender Babes says:

      Hi Mary, great question! The Glowing Green Smoothie (GGS) is Kimberly’s recipe and she adds fruit to sweeten the greens. Other than a green smoothie, Kimberly recommends eating (not drinking) fruit on an empty stomach by itself for maximum digestion. So according to Kim, no more apple pie for dessert! sigh. ;)

  5. This recipe calls for 5-6 cups, if we store in the refigerator will it still have the same nutritional value if we saved some for a leter time.

    • Blender Babes says:

      Hi Cynthia! Yes you can store your green smoothie in the fridge for up to a day and it should retain most of it’s nutritional value. You can also freeze your leftovers in a mason jar and what I like to do is pull it out the night before to thaw for a morning I need to run out the door. :) Happy Blending!

  6. Sorry, I didnt spell check, I meant for a later time.

  7. I am wondering do you loss weight on green shake ? and it makes 5 cups hoe much should I drink a day to do weight loss ?

    • Blender Babes says:

      Hello Barb and WELCOME to Blender Babes! :) Yes you can absolutely lose weight by drinking green smoothie shakes – especially when you replace one meal a day with it. Most people drink between 16 and 32oz of green smoothie per day, so you can drink as much as you can and work your way up – freeze the rest and thaw the night before you need to rush out the door. We like to use mason jars for this. :) HAPPY BLENDING!! xo

  8. is there a meal plan I have to follow or just stay away from sugar ?

  9. Hi can you freeze the greens and when your ready put the frozen greens in blender with rest of recipe and blend?

    • Blender Babes says:

      Hi Jerry and WELCOME!! Absolutely. I have never frozen my greens but I have had community members use frozen spinach before and said it gave it a thicker texture the way frozen fruit does! If you have a high powered blender should be no problem at all. :) HAPPY BLENDING!!

  10. Hign can you let me know what is the best and worst fruits to use

    • Blender Babes says:

      Hello Caroline and WELCOME to BB :) There really are no bad fruits to use. You get to experiment with what suits your taste buds. You just usually want to stick with 2-3 fruits and not many different kinds. I personally love apple, frozen banana and pineapple, it makes it extra thick and tasty! :) Let me know what you try! :) ~Blender Babe Tarashaun

  11. great recipe Im going to start drinking it and Ill let you know about the results. are you sure that I will lose weight? Im desperate.

    • Blender Babes says:

      Hello Stavroulla! Most people who replace one meal per day with Kimberly Snyder’s Glowing Green Smoothie do experience some weight loss. It’s important to drink plenty of filtered water and Kim also recommends taking Mag O7 to help the body detox. If you haven’t read her book The Beauty Detox Solution, you might want to take a look at that as well! :) KEEP US POSTED! xoxo ~Blender Babes

  12. Vesna Vokins says:

    5 out of 5!

  13. Love it!! i’m getting my friends to also try it

  14. I really love this one also, it is a staple in my regiment of smoothies soo good and easy to make when I just dont know what to put together I go to this one so filling, thank you for this recipe I can actually make this one everyday.. :) love it.

  15. 5 star the best.

  16. I have a ninja blender, so mine came out very thick. Did anyone else’s come out really thick? Maybe I added too much romaine. It’s ok. The taste is ok. I taste mostly the celery.

    • Leslie Williams says:

      If it’s too thick, just add more liquid and blend it longer! If it gets warm you may want to add ice as well. If you don’t like the dominating flavor of the celery, make sure to use a green apple or some extra citrus or banana to cut the flavor a bit, or just cut the celery to one stalk. :) Happy blending!

  17. Really good.. I love love love my green smoothies. I change this up and sometimes make it with cucumber, and add an avocado in place of the banana.

  18. I just tried this last night and replaced banana with 6 strawberries. I also added 2 tbs chia seeds, 1 tbs of acai powder and 1 tbs of honey. it is delicious. I was able to make 4-5 cups out of it and while I had a glassful last night and another one this morning before leaving for work, I still have another glass ready for either tonight or tomorrow morning :)

    I am on a Paleo diet and this smoothie is perfect!!!

    • Leslie Williams says:

      Sounds so yummy, Joyce! As a Paleo person, what kind of recipes do you look for? We are working on having as many lifestyles covered and don’t have any Paleo people on staff. So glad you enjoyed this one! :)


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