Our friend, vegan crafter and author Becky Striepe of Glue and Glitter has written a great book about how to begin a green smoothie habit. Her book, 40 Days of Green Smoothies, is a step-by-step guide to adding a wide variety of green smoothies into your life. It includes grocery list, budget-saving tips and features 40 different smoothies made with a wide variety of greens (kale! lettuce! parsley!) so that you don’t get bored with any of it.
She’s launched the Green Smoothie Challenge to encourage everyone to join in with this healthy habit. The Challenge officially launched on 3/6, but you can sign up any time. Your personal Challenge starts the day that you sign up. No matter when you start, you’ll get the full six weeks of green smoothie goodness. You’ll receive a welcome email with some inspiration to get you started followed by weekly Green Smoothie Challenge Check Ins (one per week) with tips, recipes, and reminders to help you get your green smoothie habit on track.
There are two ways that you can take part in the Green Smoothie Challenge:
- You can find smoothie recipes on your own. The Welcome email provides some to get you going and a new recipe each week in the Check In emails.
- You can get a copy of 40 Days of Green Smoothies. Becky’s green smoothie ebook is a six-week program of smoothie recipes, tips, and delicious weekly shopping lists. The Green Smoothie Challenge is a great companion to 40 Days of Green Smoothies!
The green smoothie recipe below is a reprint of one of the recommended smoothie recipes from the welcome email for the Green Smoothie Challenge. Grab the recipe, and sign up for the free Green Smoothie Challenge series right here!
Orange Ginger Dream Green Smoothie
1 small orange, peeled and chopped, seeds removed
1/3 cup chopped frozen banana
1/2- inch piece of fresh ginger, chopped (more to taste)
1 handful fresh parsley or lettuce
1- 1 1/2 cups soy or almond milk
4-5 ice cubes
Blend until everything is nice and smooth.