Green smoothie recipe with milk thistle and aloe vera

Green smoothie recipe with milk thistle and aloe vera

  • 1


  • Prep Time

    Prep Time 5'

  • Total Time

    Total Time 10′

  • No refined sugar

    No refined sugar

  • Vegan


  • 1


  • Prep Time

    Prep Time 5'

  • Total Time

    Total Time 10'

  • No refined sugar

    No refined sugar

  • Vegan



Silly joke: What did the unripe banana say about the ripe banana? Well, it was green with envy.

If you have an unripe banana lying around in your fruit bowl, you’re better off telling it this joke than putting it into this green smoothie recipe. In other words, it’s spinach and kiwi that bring the green. But making a power start to the day with a smoothie bowl really does help you get into the mood for silly jokes and workouts. In other words, we’re fans, in case you can’t tell.


green smoothie recipe


It’s the details that matter here. Topping your smoothie with crunchy, chewy goodness adds interest and texture. And the cosy sensation of waking up and spooning something nicely soupy into your mouth is interestingly extended from cold cereal and porridge. What an impressive list of beautiful fruits, vegetables, and plant-based ingredients are included in this one bowl. That is to say, let’s see here for a few highlights…


No wonder Popeye loves his spinach. Certainly, most people know that this leafy green contains an abundance of iron. However, while this is true, it contains less than rumoured. An urban myth has it that a scientist misplaced a decimal mark on that number! On the other hand, it is no exaggeration that 100 grams of spinach provides you with nearly a third of your Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of the essential vitamin C.(1)


Kiwis are also known as Chinese gooseberries. Did you know the peel is actually edible? So are the lovely black seeds, so don’t be afraid to put the entire fruit into your blender when making this smoothie. Further, you can also eat a kiwi as you would an apple. Consumption of kiwi is thought to combat harmful oxidative stress to our cells.(2)


This blue-green algae can grow in both saltwater and freshwater. Eaten by the Aztecs, it came to public attention again when it was recommended to astronauts. From ancient times to outer space – what a journey! Up the amount of spirulina powder that you put onto your smoothie bowl to a tablespoon and you will be well on your way to attaining your RDA of several valuable vitamin Bs, as well as other substances. For instance, you’d get 11% of the RDA of Vitamin B1 (thiamine) and 15% of the RDA of Vitamin B2 (riboflavin).(3)

Aloe vera

Aloe vera is as soothing to your insides as it is to your outsides. You have probably rubbed a broken aloe vera leaf onto your skin and felt the effects of the deeply lubricating goo on your skin. Well, studies have found that aloe vera may have a positive effect on the antioxidant capacity of your body.(4) What better to start your day with? A high-quality Erbology Organic Aloe Vera Shot helps keep your body balanced and nourished.

We’re definitely green with envy!


green smoothie



  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • ½ pear
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ kiwi (keep the other chopped half for decorating)
  • ¼ cup chopped pineapple
  • ½ cup chopped cucumber
  • ½ banana
  • 1 Erbology Organic Aloe Vera Shot
  • ½ tsp Erbology Organic Milk Thistle Oil
  • ¼ tsp spirulina powder
  • 1 tsp dried currants
  • 1-2 tsp raw or toasted hazelnuts

Here's how you make it

  1. Blend everything in a high-speed blender. If you like it thicker, skip the plant milk and only add the aloe vera shot.
  2. Pour the smoothie in a bowl.
  3. Finally, decorate with ¼ tsp spirulina powder, the remaining chopped kiwi, dried currants and raw or toasted hazelnuts. Enjoy!

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    (2) Collins et al, “Kiwifruit protects against oxidative DNA damage in human cells and in vitro.” Nutrition and Cancer, 2001


    (4) Prueksrisakul et al, “Effect of daily drinking of Aloe vera gel extract on plasma total antioxidant capacity and oral pathogenic bacteria in healthy volunteer: a short-term study.” Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, 2015

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