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Kimberly Snyder’s Glowing Green Smoothie

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Kimberly Snyder's Glowing Green Smoothie Recipe

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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 have featured many of her Beauty Detox recipes in addition to Kimberly Snyder’s Glowing Green Smoothie in our celebrity recipe section.

This Glowing Green Smoothie (aka GGS) could 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. 🙂

The beautiful thing about the GGS is the idea is to drink a quart or so of green smoothie per day to easily get more than the daily recommended servings of fruits and vegetables!

If you don’t have a Blendtec or Vitamix or other high powered blender don’t fret, you can still make the Glowing Green Smoothie!

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Kimberly Snyder's Glowing Green Smoothie

Kimberly Snyder
4.03 from 41 votes
Course Green Smoothie
Servings 5 cups / Serves 2
Calories 218.6 kcal


  • 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


  • Place all ingredients in the jar in order listed
  • For Blendtec: Press the SOUP Button
  • 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.
  • All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! 🙂 Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes


Serving: 20gCalories: 218.6kcalCarbohydrates: 52.4gProtein: 6.3gFat: 2.1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.6gSodium: 86.8mgFiber: 13.5gSugar: 29g
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!


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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Tarashaun Hausner
Tarashaun Hausner
Tarashaun Hausner is the founder of Blender Babes®. She credits using a blender daily for helping her heal an unhealthy relationship with food. A passionate advocate for self-care, she is committed to helping others pursue optimal wellness by balancing and healing their bodies and minds. She offers several opportunities to help people improve their health including free challenges and downloads, a gentle whole foods 7 Day Blender Cleanse™ and her holistic mind, body and spirit Slim Down Solution™ Womens Coaching Programs.

72 thoughts on “Kimberly Snyder’s Glowing Green Smoothie”

    1. Blender Babe Jassmine

      Hi, Chandra! Great question. The Soup setting is perfect for smoothies when you don’t let it blend as long as you would for soup. The soup gets hot, the longer you let it blend. This should be fine for shorter intervals for smoothies.

      Thanks, and Happy Blending XOXO

    1. Blender Babe Jassmine

      Hi, Sunita!

      Adding carrot will definitely change the texture and the taste. However, if it’s one of your favorite ingredients, go for it. Try it out and see if it’s better for you. Feel free to alter this recipe to make it your own. 🙂 Thanks!

  1. I just don’t see any of the female celebs mentioned to look in great shape. Maybe they only ever did the program once. Kimberly Snyder is the only one who looks in good shape probably because she lives by the program long term.

    1. The results are almost instant. If you’re really looking for results, I recommend the 7-day blender cleanse. Not only will you shed a few pounds, but you’ll also remove harmful toxins in your body allowing you to get a kickstart on your health journey.

  2. 5 stars
    Hi and thanks for the health. . What about baby spinach instead of regular? Which has the most vitamins? I love this recipe! It has the perfect balance of fresh green with sweet!

    1. Hi Ruth! Either type of spinach will work and they typically have equal amounts of nutrients and vitamins 🙂 HAPPY BLENDING! XOXO

  3. 2 stars
    Ok I must have done something wrong because this is the only smoothie from week one that I couldn’t even drink. I’ve loved 1-4. I might try it again – maybe I used too large of a head of romaine?
    Otherwise – I have LOVED the other recipes and look forward to week 2! Thank you so much for the free download – it is giving me so many great recipes for my vitamin!!

  4. Please send me the green smoothie receipe. I’m from south africa and I’m in a area that so polluted and need help**thank you

    1. Hello Marina! You can print the recipe from the post or copy it down. Please let us know how you like it!

  5. Kimberly’s recipe in her book calls for “1/2 head large bunch or 3/4 small bunch organic spinach”, not 1 cup as shown here. This would be much more palatable for people complaining of too much celery taste here!

    1. Hi Shaun,
      I’ll look into the original recipe again! Thanks for the heads up. I have a question though… how would reducing the amount of spinach change the celery taste?
      Happy Blending!!

  6. 4 stars
    The GGS is the best smoothie in the world! Not only did I lose weight but it gave me glow you get when you are in love. So many men and women have asked for the recipe that I have lost count. My son was having tummy problems for months so I decided to give him the GGS as well. No more tummy pain. We are addicted to the smoothie. God bless you Kimberly.

  7. I would rate this one a 10! I think it is my favorite so far, it had so many veggies yet it didn't taste too green and because of the pear and apple I blended it twice to make it extra smooth. I made a lot so I had some for breakfast and I'll some for dinner.

  8. 4 stars
    not sure where the other person’s name came from…but here is my review…sorry for a second post it’s not my fave but not bad either. Mine was super thick and VERY green haha. the toddler gobbled it up as usual. It makes A TON and VERY VERY filling

  9. Samantha McAnally

    4 stars
    it’s not my fave but not bad either. Mine was super thick and VERY green haha. the toddler gobbled it up as usual. It makes A TON and VERY VERY filling

  10. Jessica Thompson

    I would rate this 10 out of 10. It was really delicious and I could really taste the lemon. I didn't like the texture at first but once I got used to it, I loved it!

  11. Lacey Rogers

    4 stars
    I liked this one because it makes so much, you will not go hungry! Its right in the middle between too sweet and too veggie in taste. But I liked it because of the amount of water, my thirst was quenched til lunch.

  12. This smoothie was very good and it makes a lot. Next time I'll leave out the celery though because I could taste it too much and I don't like celery!

  13. 3 stars
    This was ok. Kind of like a great base to improve on. I will tinker with it until I get it to where I like it. Maybe scale back the lemon and add a different fruit juice or more apple or pear.

  14. I love this! I only use 2 celery stalks to limit this flavor. I add an orange sometimes and it's great!

  15. Ashley Moses

    4 stars
    I didn’t include the pear bc I didn’t want it to be so sweet from the apple and banana! Also added kale to mix things up. Definitely a winning green smoothie!

  16. It was good if you like it green! My first time blending Romaine lettuce. I didn't have pear so I added pineapple. Reminded me a lot of the lunch one from the Dr. Oz 3 Day cleanse. It was also huge and therefore very filling. I give it an 8 🙂

  17. it is definitely green! lol. it wasn't a bad taste but not as sweet as i'd like. I added a mango because it's what I had and it was slightly better. looking for a sweetner to add to it.

  18. Peggi Billman

    4 stars
    I didn’t see the ice addition in my ebook recipe but had used a frozen banana anyhow. This wasn’t a favorite but its not bad. It thickened a bit much until I arrived at work but I’m sipping on it all morning! Had enough to refrigerate another mason jar of it which I’ll have tomorrow since there’s no day 7 in the recipes.

  19. 5 stars
    This was delicious!!! I’ve become a big fan of juicing and this will be added to my rotation. My store didn’t have ripe bananas so I substituted an orange. I look forward to making with banana next time.

  20. 5 stars
    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!!!

    1. Leslie Williams

      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! 🙂

  21. 4 stars
    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.

  22. 4 stars
    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.

    1. 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!

  23. 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.

  24. 5 stars
    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.

    1. 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

    1. 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

    1. 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!!

    1. 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

  25. 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.

    1. 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!

    1. 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. 😉

  26. 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!

    1. 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

    1. 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!

    1. Blender Babes

      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!

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