Creamy Green Calmer Smoothie

Creamy Dreamy
The name says it all – this smoothie really calms you down. 

And if it brings a moment of calm to your busy day, that can only be good, right :-)

Now I could tell you that that’s because of the soporific qualities of the lettuce.

But let’s just say that once you experience the silky sweet smoothness of this coconutty creation, you’ll forget all finer details any way…

The cashew nuts make this smoothie extra sweet & creamy.

But if you have a few bits of frozen Mango and Banana at hand and your diet allows for this addition, I’d go for it. It makes the smoothie even more creamy if that’s humanly possible.

This is definitely a smoothie that even “non green smoothie drinker” can enjoy.

It’s in fact the first green smoothie that past the “MM-Test

This stands for “micrometer mouth-test” as my boyfriend can detect a mile off whether I have added vegetable or herb material to his food source – god forbid if it is green, grain based or has a funny name like gluten free or vegan… a sure “no pass” normally.

So if a dish DOES pass the MM-test it means it tastes pleasant even to a “sweets, coffee, white pasta, pizza, booze and meat- loving” bloke in his thirties.
In other words, you are safe to offer it to anyone in your close vicinity :-)

Creamy Green Calmer Smoothie
Recipe type: smoothie
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 1
  • 5 lettuce leaves
  • ½ cucumber
  • handful of spinach
  • chlorella
  • spirulina
  • cashew nuts
  • ½ can chilled creamy coconut milk
  • rice milk with coconut flavour
  • optional: a few bits of frozen mango and banana (unless you are in the early stages of the candida diet, then leave out)
  • optional: handful of fresh coriander or basil
  1. Simply blend all the ingredients until you have a thick creamy smoothie.

    This was the latest edition to my Groovy Green Smoothie Challenge, where I’m searching for a palatable green smoothie to eradicate any bread cravings.

    Have you got a recipe up your sleeve? What’s your go-to juice/ smoothie?

    I shared this post with Omnom Ally, Wellness Weekend, Gluten free Fridays,  Healthy Vegan Fridays and Tasty Traditions, and Raw Foods Thursday where you can find plenty of new healthy recipes every week – I recommend you check them out.

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    • Ricki

      Reply Reply April 13, 2013

      Wow-all those minerals in there would be great for calming effects. And I love spirulina (I’m weird that way). ? Thanks for linking to WW this week! :)

      • Sandra

        Reply Reply April 13, 2013

        Thanks Ricki – I like Spirulina, too. I pretty much rely on it for my morning energy boost these days ?

    • I’m making this today! My husband was just diagnosed with Candida overgrowth, and he LOVES coconut. This is going to make him so happy! Please come share it with Raw Foods Thursdays!


      • Sandra

        Reply Reply April 17, 2013

        Aw.. thanks so much for your lovely comment AND the 5 stars – the first rating, yay :-)

        Regarding your hubby this is of course unpleasant news for you two. But I’m sure with your delicious healthy food he’ll be back on track in no time at all!!!

        So happy to share this smoothie with your Raw Foodies and I’m afraid I have already got another one in mind, hehe… Be careful what you wish for – You might end up with lots of smoothies in your linky ?
        Thanks again Heather – see you on the other side!

        • With just one week on a candida diet and a few supplements from a homeopath counselor, hubby’s symptoms have improved. And he loves your smoothie!!! I’m highlighting it at Raw Foods Thursdays tomorrow.

          I think it’s funny that “normal” people like us just happen to have chlorella and spirulina in their refrigerators. Ha!

          And link away! LOVE smoothies!!!


    • I like this combination of goodies! We could certainly use a calmer smoothie at my house! YUM So very excited with all the entries this week! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

      Cindy from

      • Sandra

        Reply Reply April 17, 2013

        Excellent, thanks so much Cindy!
        As always I’m so glad to be part of your gluten free party. I admire how you manage all the giveaways, blog, cooking, family and other shenanigans – Amazing!!!

    • Hello Kat!

      I’m featuring this recipe on Healthy Vegan Friday this week! I love the idea of a smoothie with so much nutrition and god knows I could use a calming remedy ? Hope to see you back again!

      • Sandra

        Reply Reply April 19, 2013

        Kat??! Lol…
        Thanks so much for featuring my smoothie this week – that’s splendid :-)
        I’ll be back with more healthy vegan goodies!

    • Sarah

      Reply Reply October 2, 2013

      I don’t understand how you can have rice milk during this diet. It has 11g of sugar in the unsweetened kind alone. Please help me understand how to choose things off of the label. It’s hard to know if you can have carbs or natural sugars or what. I’m dying without milk and something sweet. Please help! Right now I have an infection so it has to be geared toward that. I have already done only brown rice cakes and pastas with all organic vegetables and vegetables only for the first week. It is helping. But I don’t understand everything I can and can’t have on labels. Also I am confused on if you can have wheat or not. I am not allergic. Thanks.

      • Sandra

        Reply Reply October 2, 2013

        Hi Sarah, I agree that it is very confusing. It always seemed odd to me that rice milk was meant to be allowed on the candida diet considering how sweet it tastes. I can only imagine that it has to do with the fact that you are meant to only have it in small amounts after the strict phase of the diet. So a good amount of candida will have been killed by that point.

        Your body does need some carbs to function properly. So some of the sugar would actually be used by your body, it wouldn’t all feed the yeast. I personally never experienced a flare up because of rice milk. I think that a big part of the illness is the food intolerances and secondary infections that the yeast imbalance might have caused not the actual candida. This would not be affected when you consume rice milk but when you eat pasta.

        Wheat is not only acidic which is the opposite of what you need for healing, but it is really sticky and tends to glue your intestines together which in turn can cause the rest of your food not to be digested properly and impacts the healthy bacteria in your gut. So it’s a big no no during the diet and will slow your healing down. I learned that painfully because I kept eating it, thinking that I wasn’t allergic to it.

        I ate it for many months not knowing any better, and only when I stopped eating it I started healing properly. Most candida sufferers react badly to gluten/ wheat, even if they are not allergic to it.

        And brown rice cakes are not good either – you can occasionally eat them as an emergency but you’ll heal much quicker if you stick to fresh wholesome foods. Soups and bone broth are best in the initial stages of the diet, alongside fish, eggs and organic vegetables and meat.

    • Ally @ Om Nom Ally

      Reply Reply November 24, 2013

      Thanks for linking up this delicious calmer smoothies to Smoothie OTW and I’m very glad it passed the MM test! It looks delicious ?
      Hope you’ll link up again soon and have a fabulous week!

      • Sandra

        Reply Reply November 24, 2013

        Thanks so much Ally!
        Looking forward to your Christmas cookies – I only need the link to your cookies post and a photo of the cookies for my round up post, that’s it. But I’ll email you with more details in about a week or so. Have a fab week too. Lovely to “meet you” :)

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