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Fresh Start Smoothie #recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 18, 2014 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Family and Health, Food, Health and Fitness, Recipes
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Fresh start smoothie recipe from Blog by Donna https://blogbydonna.com

Smoothies are all the rage. They can be healthy and a great meal replacement. As far as getting my son to eat more leafy vegetables, smoothies are an excellent way of sneaking in veggies.

Who doesn’t love a good smoothie? I know, right?

If you want to start your day off with a quick, easy, healthy, and delicious smoothie… try this one, it’s full of vitamins, too.

Fresh Start Smoothie


  • 2 cups fresh greens, any combination of baby spinach, baby kale, baby Swiss chard will be delicious
  • 1 clementine
  • 1.5 cups mixed organic frozen berriesย  (I used blueberries, cranberries, raspberries and cherries)
  • ยฝ cup juice or liquid of your choice (I like pineapple juice, but apple and orange juice is great, too)

Fresh Start Smoothie recipe from Blog by Donna http:/blogbydonna.com

Fresh start smoothie recipe from Blog by Donna https://blogbydonna.com


  • Thoroughly wash your greens and rinse the frozen berries.
  • Place the peeled clementine in the bottom of the blender along with the liquid.
  • Next add in the mixed greens and top with the frozen berries.
  • You can process the smoothie right away or wait 5 to 15 minutes for them to slightly soften.ย  That would speed up the blending process but it not necessary.ย  My blender spun this into a fantastic smoothie in seconds after waiting about 5 minutes.

Fresh Start Smoothie recipe from Blog by Donna https://blogbydonna.com

Serve immediately and enjoy!

Do you have a favorite smoothie you like to start your day off with?

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71 Responses to Fresh Start Smoothie #recipe

  1. Shannon says:

    Wow this sounds amazing. I usually when I make a smoothie make it with banana, strawberries and milk or OJ.

  2. krystel says:

    this smoothie looks very delicous

  3. Courtney says:

    Can’t even tell there’s green – smart! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Dawn Rader says:

    awesome! I love smoothies! it’s great that there are greens!

  5. Colleen says:

    The salad looks amazing LOL but good to have a smoothie.

  6. Stefanie says:

    This looks like the perfect smoothie.

  7. I’ll have to give this a try. If I don’t like it, I’ll just enjoy a salad with my smoothie next time. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. HilLesha says:

    That looks really, really good!

  9. We loooooove smoothies in this house; I’m in the midst of a sugar detox right now so I can’t have the fruit but my son would adore this one!

  10. rebeccabasset says:

    Wow, I don’t really like Smoothies, maybe it’s because when I was 14 or so my Mom would make us these incredibly bad tasting Smoothies and make us drink them, but this one sounds delicious. I will give it a try.

    Thanks for the Post and the Recipe!

  11. Kathleen says:

    I do love smoothies. That being said, I have never tried putting greens in mine before. Maybe I will have to get brave and try it!

  12. Veronica Lee says:

    I love smoothies. I’ve never tried putting greens in mine though. Would love to try this. Thanks!

  13. Shell Feis says:

    That sounds delicious! I bet the clementine gives it a yummy kick. I need to try this!

  14. Camille L says:

    This smoothie recipe looks good, I’ve never made one by myself before.

  15. Angela says:

    I love that you shared a pic of what went into that smoothie. It’s beautiful!

  16. Robin Gagnon says:

    You have some mighty good stuff in there!

  17. Desarae W. says:

    It looks great and it’s a good way to trick myself into eating greens.

  18. That smoothie looks very thick and delicious!

  19. Ioana Hampton says:

    This sounds soo delicious, I love making berry smoothies and ‘hiding’ the greens!

  20. Lolo says:

    That looks so refreshing and delicious!

  21. Petra Varsรกnyi says:

    I made this ๐Ÿ˜€
    I added a tablespoon of honey to it as well and it was delicious!

  22. See, I hear “smoothie” and I cringe. I don’t find them smooth at all and the texture totally throws me off.

  23. Angela S says:

    I love all the beautiful colors that went into this smoothie. Healthy and beautiful!

  24. Right from the ingredients, it looks wonderful. I’m lucky because for whatever reason, the greens don’t scare me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Kelsey Apley says:

    I am really thinking I need to make this. I have never tried a green smoothie besides The Naked Juice. I guess I am a little nervous it is gonna taste like spinach.. but I need to try this and venture out!

  26. Mellisa says:

    I love smoothies! Sounds delicious.

  27. Alison says:

    I need to get back into making smoothies. This one looks delicious!

  28. Linda B says:

    I need to do this! Your recipe looks so good!!

  29. courtney b says:

    this would be perfect for breakfast. i bookmarked this one!

  30. Nikki says:

    This looks really good. I love using kale in my smoothies.

  31. Now that sounds not only healthy but delicious too!! Thanks for the recipe!

  32. Tammilee says:

    This looks delicious

  33. Minta Boggs says:

    Even with the greens that smoothie looked delicious now that is a drink I would love to try not only looks good but is good for you!

  34. Kerri says:

    Looks so good that I had to pin it!

  35. Jaent says:

    This looks delicious. I’ve made something similar with mango, apple and spinach, but I like how the dark berries hide the green color in this one.

  36. Corina Ramos says:

    Hey Donna,

    I like the sound of this. My kids aren’t fans of spinach so it’ll be a great way to hide it from them, lol :). Definitely sharing!

  37. Naznin Azeez says:

    This just looks and sounds yum!. I want it like right now. I love berries… I love Kellogg’s Special K cornflakes with freeze dries Berries in them. Hmm now that you have got me thinking of berries, probably I will go have a bowl of cornflakes.. Haha.. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous recipe!

  38. I love smoothies for breakfast, but I’ve never tried one with greens.

  39. When we were growing up our Mother used to make what she called a “healthy shake” for those who refused breakfast. It was only OJ, bananas, berries and honey. Nobody at that time added vegetables to their drinks. Nice to see Smoothies taste better and offer more nutritional value.

  40. Paula Weintraut says:

    This makes me wanna go to the market today, Ty for sharing the recipies with us So Good and yummy!!

  41. LyndaS says:

    Whoa Momma! Look at those luscious greens and berries – Yum!

  42. This looks delicious and contains some of my favorite smoothie ingredients. I’d have to say any smoothie containing blueberries would be my favorite.

  43. Marina says:

    I would love to see what the kids would say with this. Pinning this to try and oh my, my fave would have to be mango!

  44. I’ve never thought of putting greens in my smoothie before. Looks good though!

  45. Marcie W. says:

    I enjoy adding greens to my smoothies and it’s especially helpful since the kids often times have no clue the good stuff is included.

  46. Anne says:

    Looks good, I haven’t tried clementines in a smoothie before.

  47. kerry says:

    Thanks, I’m always on the look out for new smoothie recipes

  48. robyn says:

    This looks so good. I want one, like NOW, but it probably isn’t a good idea at 10PM.

  49. Claudia McGee says:

    looks and sounds absolutely delicious !! Thank you for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  50. Mai Tran says:

    Spinach for smoothies…hmm…interesting choice! Never tried before but it looks delicious!

  51. jessiemer abing says:

    It looks all yummy!


  52. I’d like to do something like this with my kids. They don’t get enough fruits and veggies in them.

  53. How wonderful, I’d totally love to try this!

  54. That looks yummy – and I love the before and after photos ๐Ÿ™‚ I like something similar but still can’t handle greens. Even with oodles of fruit covering them, I can still detect the veggies ๐Ÿ˜›

  55. Tammy says:

    I think I’m going to try this! I like anything with bananas or oranges in – I find those two fruits really energizing.

  56. Richard Hicks says:

    I do not think I have had a smoothie with veggies in it. Will have to give this one a try.

  57. ashley busse says:

    I love smoothies! This sounds delicious! Thanks!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  58. Alex B says:

    looks so itchy

  59. Jenna says:

    This looks so good! I get stuck in a smoothie rut with just strawberries and bananas, This one looks great!

  60. I definitely love smoothies in the morning and will be trying this one.

  61. I love smoothies and this looks like a terrific one!! Totally pinning and sharing!!

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  62. justin says:

    This will come in handy.

  63. San says:

    I love the color of this smoothie and it looks really yummy! Will try this out, thanks!

  64. Maricel says:

    Looks yummy! My favorite smoothies are strawberry and cantaloupe.

  65. I love berries. This smoothie looks delicious.

  66. john hutchens says:

    Sounds very good. I like having a smoothie for a quick breakfast. Thanks for the recipe

  67. This looks so good! I’ll definitely have to try it.

  68. marilyn cada says:

    looks good.. i thought it was a chocolate smoothie

  69. HilLesha says:

    Sadly, I have to buy pre-made smoothies since my blender gave out on me. I’m trying to save up to get a Vitamix. ๐Ÿ™‚

  70. Katie h says:

    Yummy! Can’t wait to try it! Thanks for posting!