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Green Monster Smoothie

Richard Garbig
Course Smoothie
Servings 2 250 ml


  • Blender


  • 250 ml Water or apple juice
  • 15 ml Olive oil
  • 500 ml Spinach or kale chopped
  • 125 ml Cucumber peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 Apple cored and coarsely chopped
  • 190 ml Fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 5 ml Lemon
  • 30 ml Ground flaxseed
  • 30 ml Ground hemp hearts
  • 10 ml Fresh ginger peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves Ontario garlic peeled and finely chopped
  • 2.5 ml Fresh oregano finely chopped
  • Dash of cinnamon


  • Add ingredients to blender and blend for 30 seconds or to desired consistency. Drink immediately.


I picked up the recipe for the “Green Monster” from my chiropractor and every other morning I blend the following ingredients for my own version. The consistency is less than a milkshake and more than water – drink with a straw! Avoid using high sugar fruits and dried fruits. Cranberries are great and can be sourced locally, but I substitute Goji berries because I just love their taste.