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7-Day Kickstart: Become a Green Smoothie Expert within a week

7-Day Kickstart: Become a Green Smoothie Expert within a week

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Learn everything about green smoothies in just seven days - that's possible with our free online course - GrüneSmoothies.de 7-Day Kickstart. we will share all our knowledge about this nutrient-rich trendy drink with you. A daily mail is letting you take a look into our smoothie kitchen in berlin kreuzberg. You receive detailed instructions for the preparation of green smoothies, information on ingredients and shopping options. In addition, lots of culinary tips & tricks as well as 7 delicious green smoothies recipes for beginners are waiting for you. After this online course you can call yourself a green smoothie expert.

Green smoothie and ingredients

What can I expect?

Different topics in daily mails for a week , you will be comprehensively informed about Green Smoothies and their preparation. Furthermore there is a delicious and, above all, simple green smoothie recipe every day.

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The topics at a glance: 7 days, 7 topics, 7 green smoothies recipes for beginners

  • Day 1: What is a green smoothie? How do I prepare a green smoothie?
  • Day 2: What ingredients do I use in a green smoothie?
  • Day 3: What ingredients do not belong in the Green Smoothie?
  • Day 4: The best place to buy smoothie ingredients and how to keep them fresh
  • Day 5: Important tips for getting started with green smoothies
  • Day 6: Culinary tips & tricks: How to make every Green Smoothie taste great
  • Day 7: Green Bowl Special: Get to know superfood toppings for your green smoothie
  • 7 delicious and, most importantly, easy green smoothies recipes for beginners
Green smoothies set-up on windowsill with lots of fruits and view

How can I participate?

You decide when to start your "GrüneSmoothies.de 7-Day Kickstart". By clicking on the registration link in the first mail, you confirm your registration. You will receive the first email on the day you filled out the registration form.

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Who accompanies the 7-Day Kickstart?

We, Svenja & Carla from GrüneSmoothies.de, accompany you through the 7-Day Kickstart. Together we have mixed over 5000 (!) liters of Green Smoothies in the past 5 years. Besides our families, we have also taught many people how to prepare Green Smoothies in our workshops or during our Detox cleanse. We love developing new recipes for Green Smoothies as well as sharing our enthusiasm for this little nutritional miracle with others. Whether in our workshops or during the 7-Day Kickstart. The most important criterion for us is that the green smoothie is tasty - preferably as a healthy breakfast.

Svenja & Carla from GrüneSmoothies.de

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Do I need a high-performance blender for the 7-Day Kickstart?

During the Kickstart you recive 7 simple Green Smoothie recipes with very different ingredients. Some of them include very fibrous leafy greens, which can only be blended to a creamy fineness with a more powerful high-speed blender. If you don't have a high-speed blender at home, you can simply replace these ingredients with more easily to process leafy greens like baby spinach or lamb's lettuce.

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We look forward to guiding you through your first green smoothie steps!

Carla from GrueneSmoothies.com

I fell in love with the first sip. In 2010 a friend of mine served me my first green smoothie. Since then, green smoothies are my absolute favorite breakfast. Quickly prepared, I start my day healthy, delicious and well nourished. I carry the feeling of this delicious healthy breakfast with me all day long - all the way through to the evening.
Nice side effect: Without renunciation or nutritional dogma, green smoothies regulate my desire for coffee, chocolate and all the other temptations.

Among other things, Carla gives workshops for beginners and also is responsible for social media and communication.

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88 | Comment(s)

4/11/2024
Oliver
Thank you so much for the suggestions and inspiration! Thanks to your information, the first green smoothies were quickly made and also super delicious! I never would have thought how easy it can be and especially what ingredients can actually be used. Definitely an enrichment of my meal plan for me!
4/12/2024
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Oliver,
we're thrilled! Thank you so much for the positive feedback on our 7-Day Kickstart.
All the best to you and enjoy those green smoothies.
Warm regards,
Carla
4/10/2024
Katrin
Thank you so much for all the information. Green smoothies are a wonderful addition. I've already picked out my new blender, but unfortunately, it'll have to wait about a month. Sending warm regards and a big thank you!
4/12/2024
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Katrin,

thank you very much for your lovely feedback on our 7-Day Kickstart. We wish you lots of joy and pleasure with blending your green smoothies!

Warm regards,
Carla
4/6/2024
Nadiya
Thank you very much for the great project! You've motivated and inspired me to try green smoothies. I'll gladly try your recipes and share this information further. All the best
4/8/2024
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Nadiya,

thank you very much for your feedback on our 7-Day Kickstart. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed it so much and that we were able to inspire you with green smoothies!
All the best to you.

Warm regards,
Carla
4/2/2024
Simone
Hello dear GreenSmoothies team,
thank you very much for the 7-Day Kickstart - for me, all very good information. In the future, I will definitely replace one or two meals with a healthy smoothie. The information was really helpful and good, as I have never dealt with smoothies before.
Thank you for that!
4/2/2024
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Simone,

Thank you so much for the lovely feedback on our 7-Day Kickstart. We're delighted that we could guide you into the world of Green Smoothies with the right information and tips.

All the best to you,
Carla
3/11/2024
Hartmut Laser
I drink smoothies instead of lunch and dinner every other day. I don't stick to recipes, but use what I can find in the store. Mostly organic products - mostly green with fruits like berries and ripe bananas added. Today, my glass contained chard, kale, and wild garlic. Along with a beetroot juice. That was my daily drink, which even tastes good. Regards, Hartmut.
1/20/2024
Kühner
Hello dear Green Smoothies team,

unfortunately, I haven't been able to try out the current recipes yet, as I currently have limited capacity and thought that I could choose the start of the week after registration. However, every day I make my green smoothie in the morning with my Vitamix blender that I got for Christmas, and I am absolutely thrilled. I also use spinach, kale, celery, parsley, carrot greens, nettle, ground elder, chickweed, lamb's lettuce, corn salad, cauliflower, various lettuces, and pear, apples, persimmons, blueberries or pineapple alternately. I haven't been able to download the recipes as a PDF yet, so that I can also implement your great ideas.
You're doing a great job. Thank you.
1/22/2024
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Thank you very much for your comment and the lovely feedback on the 7-Day Kickstart. As you mentioned, you can also try out the recipes later. It's even better to just get started and develop your own smoothie creations.
All the best to you and enjoy your green creations!
Carla
5/16/2023
Manfred Rakoczi
Hello all
The green smoothie is my favorite
5/17/2023
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Manfred,

we can understand that very well :)
Best regards,
Carla
1/10/2023
Anke
Dear Green Smoothies Team,
the 7-Day Kickstart was absolutely enriching and inspiring for me - a super all-round info package on everything that is green and does good. Thank you so much! Have been making green smoothies for myself for a while now, but the topic had fallen asleep a bit and has been reawakened. I also like your site overall, totally informative and nicely laid out with great photos that whet your appetite for healthy things. I ordered an Omega Slow Juicer from you last year and have used it almost exclusively for celery juice. I have looked in your juicer recipes and want to try me here. Let the slow juicer show what else it can do. First I will test the fennel juice with orange and cayenne pepper and the carrot juice, things are already purchased. Glad that I am newly inspired at the beginning of the year and start with your green ideas :-)
1/11/2023
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Dear Anke,

what a nice feedback to our 7-Day Kickstart! Thank you very much - we are very happy to have inspired you.
The fennel juice with orange and cayenne is one of my absolute favorite recipes. I'm curious to hear what you think of it.
Love and all the best,
Carla
8/15/2022
Anita Richter
Hello, dear GrueneSmoothies team, thank you for the 7-Day Kickstart and the support so far. I have had my Vitamix for about 4 weeks now, and I have also tried this and that of your recipes. It all tasted good, but I did not really "get going". That will now be different. Just today's information is very interesting and helpful. Starting tomorrow, the green smoothie will be my breakfast. I am already looking forward to it as well as to the 3rd day of the Kickstart :-)
Best regards from Leipzig, Anita
8/17/2022
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Dear Anita,

thank you very much for your comment. We are very happy that our 7-Day Kickstart inspires you. Keep up the good work and let us know how you like to prepare your green breakfast.

Best regards,
Carla
7/5/2022
Anja Blumenstock
Thank you so much for the valuable input on smoothies this past week. I'm really excited about how well I've been doing on the days where I've already started with green smoothie in the morning. A beautiful, light but also amazingly lasting energy that has invigorated me better than my porridge that I love so much. This allows me to positively change my eating rhythm and my lunch ends up in the midday. It's super fun to prepare the smoothies and picking the wild herbs in the morning is also a pleasure. I do quite well with my Wartmann blender, only the almond butter has failed me.
Thank you for your tips, they have been helpful and sound throughout.
Best regards
Anja
7/6/2022
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Dear Anja,

thank you very much for your detailed comment! How nice that the green smoothies do you so well and the 7-Day Kickstart has provided you with helpful info :)

Making almond butter in the blender sometimes requires a bit more experimentation - we've been there. Especially also when the almonds have different quality or we roasted them too short or too long. Just try again.

Warm regards and all the best for you,
Carla
6/23/2022
Simone Kuipers
Hello dear ones, yesterday my Vitamix arrived, I bought ingredients, put it into operation and am totally excited and happy!
The starter brochure is great and I'm already excited to try more great recipes.
Best regards from Potsdam,
Simone
6/24/2022
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Simone,

thank you very much for your comment. We are glad that you start so satisfied and inspired in the smoothie world.
Have fun with your blender!
Carla
5/11/2022
Gabriela Hauser
Your company is suuuuper, I was also very happy about the start brochure in my new blender from you. I browse daily in it and am glad about this compact handout.
5/12/2022
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Dear Gabriela,
that makes us very happy - thank you for your nice comment.
All the best for you and much joy with your blender and the smoothies!

Carla
3/20/2022
Susanne
Dear Smoothie team,
Thank you very much for the great explanations and suggestions. I enjoy a smoothie every morning and find each one delicious in its own way.
Best regards, Susanne
3/21/2022
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Susanne,

We're very happy about that - thank you also for your comment on the 7-day kickstart.

All the best for you,
Carla
3/13/2022
Jürging
Hallo ihr lieben,
vielen Dank für die leckeren Rezepte.
Evergreen= alles gut
Sonne im Glas = alles gut
Mamagold = Mangold ersetzt durch Spinat, gefrorene Mango, da blieben beim Mixen gleich die Messer stehen !!!! (Vitamix 750) hab dann manuell probiert, bis es wieder ging. Kann das dem Gerät schaden?? Dachte, man kann auch Eis so herstellen.
Erdbeermund= alles gut, hab aber diesmal frische Erdbeeren verwendet, keine gefrorenen.
Sweetheart= alles gut
Violetta= schmeckte fade, nur nach Banane, farblich nicht so wie auf dem Foto nur leicht violett. Stimmt die Mengenangabe 80g. Heidelbeeren? hab frische verwendet. Mir hats Spaß gemacht und werde mit die Rezepte variieren, hab nicht immer alles parat. Liebe Grüße Jürging
3/16/2022
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Jürging,

Thank you for the detailed recipe feedback.
The Vitamix Pro 750 should not have any issues with blending frozen mango - perhaps next time, try thawing it briefly. As you mentioned, you can also use it to make nice cream.
If you found the "Violette" smoothie a bit bland, simply add more blueberries.

All the best to you,
Carla
1/29/2022
Britta
Thank you for the information about smoothies. I have learned a lot. It is new territory for me, and I will gradually explore it for myself. Some of the smoothies took some getting used to. But according to the podcast, your beginnings were also like that.
2/1/2022
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Dear Britta,

Thank you for your feedback on the Kickstart. It's great to hear that you participated. It's completely normal to occasionally make mistakes, especially in the beginning. The ripeness of the fruits is also crucial, as it determines the drinkability of the green smoothies. Just greens and water wouldn't be very convincing :)

If you have any questions about the preparation, feel free to reach out at any time.

Best regards,
Carla
1/26/2022
Christine Burs
Unfortunately, I couldn't join in with the smoothies. However, I will make up for it with my children starting this weekend. They sound delicious though. I have learned a lot. Thank you both :)
1/27/2022
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Christine,

Thank you for your comment and for participating in the Kickstart.
Please let us know how you like the smoothies - enjoy and have fun trying them out.

Best regards,
Carla
1/18/2022
Anne Durm
Hello dear ones!

At the moment, I'm only eating your recipes. The day starts with celery juice, and then I continue with all sorts of smoothies. I'm a diabetic, and it's working great for me. I also eat a lot of salads and vegetables. I have also done the detox cleanse twice. I'm thrilled! Keep up the great work, thank you for the amazing recipes.

Lots of love,
Anne
1/20/2022
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Dear Anne,

Thank you very much for the lovely feedback on our recipes. We are delighted to hear that they are working well for you. Wonderful!
All the best,
Carla
1/16/2022
Maria
Since we purchased the Bianco Di Puro+ from you and started following your nice introductory program with the very useful tips, we have been on the green smoothie journey for about 3 months. It tastes delicious every time and is satisfying without feeling heavy, and we have actually noticed some positive changes, such as our skin becoming much more beautiful and smoother. Even though we already had a fairly healthy diet before, it is definitely noticeable! Thanks to the simple rules you presented, it is easy to create tasty green smoothies at any time, but sometimes a composition turns out exceptionally well. And today was such a moment when my husband handed me a bowl of a light green, gently citrus-mint scented drink: sunny, delicately refreshing notes danced playfully on the tongue, embedded in a gentle melody that, well, I believe captures the longing for summer best. After a hot day, we enjoy the last golden rays of the sun in the coolness of the evening, sparkling in the small waves that play around our little rocking boat. And somewhere in the distance, the tangent universe where it's January and 3 degrees quietly collapses. ;)

Here is the recipe (per person) for our "summer evening":

1/2 peeled grapefruit
1 banana
1/2 lime: the juice and a small piece of the peel
1 sprig of mint, leaves only
3 to 4 large kohlrabi leaves, stems removed
about 3 to 4 ice cubes (to keep the mixture cool)
about 150 ml water

Roughly chop the soft fruits and place them in the container, add the lime, then the mint leaves and the slightly torn kohlrabi leaves. Add the ice cubes and water. Blend briefly on a lower setting, just enough to catch and roughly crush the ice cubes with the blades. Then blend on the highest setting for about 1 minute. With the Bianco Di Puro+, we use the green smoothie program, which has the advantage of ending automatically so we don't have to monitor the blending process. Tip: To prevent the ice cubes from becoming too large during blending, only fill the compartments in the ice cube tray halfway with water. Special tip: We use the vacuum pump from Bianco, which removes the air from the container, reducing the oxygen exposure during blending. It's absolutely not necessary since the blending process is already short and the smoothie is consumed immediately, but we swear by it and find the texture even more pleasant.
1/17/2022
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Maria,

It's wonderful to hear that the 7-day Kickstart has introduced you so well to the world of green smoothies. Thank you very much for your recipe, including the wonderful association with summer :)

I wish you continued joy with your Bianco di Puro and, of course, with green smoothies.

Best regards,
Carla
1/8/2022
Daniela Fries
Dear Green Smoothies Team,

Thank you very much for the condensed knowledge input. It makes the start easier and provides so many wonderful inspirations to replicate and try out.
1/10/2022
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Dear Daniela,

We are delighted to hear that you gained so much from our 7-day kickstart for getting started with green smoothies.
Wishing you all the best,
Warm regards,
Carla
12/21/2021
heming
12/23/2021
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
6/23/2019
Petra
Thank you very much for all the information. Super structured and clear. Have already participated in the 7-day detox cleanse and now still get the "theory" to it. I mix my smoothie daily (as dinner). Meanwhile, I improvise from ingredients that I just have on hand. Have also tried Nice-cream (pineapple-banana), super tasty!
Your website is great, keep it up!
Warm regards
Petra
6/25/2019
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Dear Petra,

thank you very much for the positive feedback on the 7-Day Kickstart – we are pleased :)
Great nicecream recipe – might give it a try
All the best for you,
Carla
5/7/2019
Evelyn Cabrera Rojas
Hello, I'm totally thrilled by your "simple" mediation of your knowledge.
Keep up the good work – thank you very much!

Best regards from Salzburg, Evelyn
5/7/2019
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Dear Evelyn,

Thank you for the great feedback and for your participation in the 7-Day Kickstart.
Have fun and enjoy your green smoothies,
Carla
4/30/2019
Bernadette Widmer
Thank you so much for all the information.
We now make green smoothies every day.
5/2/2019
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Dear Bernadette,
Thank for your participation in the 7-Day Kickstart!
Have fun and enjoy your daily smoothie – cheers :-)
Carla
4/7/2019
Christine Stoye
I would like to thank you very much for all the knowledge you have passed on to me! I enjoyed the last 7 days and almost every smoothie was to my taste (except sauerkraut)
Thank you!
Best regards, Christine
4/8/2019
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Dear Christine,

Thank you for the great feedback on our 7-Day Kickstart.
All the best for you,
Carla
4/2/2019
Maria
Hello dear ones,
Thank you so much for the tips and recipes. I have tried a few recipes and am thrilled. Through your tips I could also already mix my own creations and am very satisfied.
4/8/2019
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Dear Mary,
this is how it should be: Become a green smoothies expert in 1 week :)
How nice that we were able to help you get started in the world of green smoothies.
Best regards and thank you for your participation,
Carla
4/2/2019
Christine Stoye
Good morning, I've started to make smoothies .... I can’t believe it, I need no breakfast, I must say that I have smiled at the people who said that they are full of smoothies... and it's really true... in any case, I would like to learn more about it, and also try more recipes, and thank you that you exist!
Thank you for the good work!
Christine
4/8/2019
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Christine,
Green smoothies make you feel full. They contain all the fibre of the ingredients. This is definitely an advantage of green smoothies, if you want to lose a little weight without starving.
Love, Carla
3/14/2019
Iris Blank
Hello
I am doing interval fasting. This week I'm having my smoothie for lunch. Hhmm, delicious.
3/12/2019
Monika Ochsmann
I am excited about your suggestions, I will try some in the coming days.
3/13/2019
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Dear Monika,
We are curious which recipe you like best?:)
Have fun and especially enjoy trying it out.
Best regards,
Carla
2/20/2019
Brigitte Buchwald
Yes dear smoothie fairies, we, my husband and me, have really used the 7 days and are convinced smoothie users now. After 4 days I was ready and have already co-created because not all ingredients were there. I am also amazed at how all the ingredients taste and harmonize, although I have never eaten seeds and peel (lemon, lime, avocado pit, etc.). The vegetables are also a whole new experience and have convinced me that this is an easy way to live healthy. The Vitamix Pro 750 was really worth purchasing. Thank you so much for getting me started.
Kind regards
Brigitte
2/25/2019
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Dear Brigitte,
that's great that you are taking off right away with the kickstart :)
Keep it up!
We wish you all the best and much pleasure with green smoothies.
Cordially, Carla
2/19/2019
dorothea
Dear Ones, Your encouragement and practical recipes have given us new courage to try the whole range of smoothies as a family. It has given me energy to once again figure out what my family likes. The evergreen is a hit!
2/25/2019
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Dear Dorothea!
We are very pleased!!! Nice that the Evergreen has once again lived up to its name :)
Keep it up!
Thank you for participating in the 7-day kickstart!
Love,
Carla
2/15/2019
Brigitte
Dear smoothie fairies, my Vitamix came yesterday, and today we had the first "Evergreen". I had read through all the pages beforehand and was prepared with the most important info. But blending the first smoothie was a bit exciting. Thank goodness I had a smoothie program that made the task of blending the first one easier. It came out right on the first try and tasted just heavenly. My husband was right into it as well. We enjoyed it for breakfast and in the afternoon. We mutually agreed that this day was completely different in terms of feeling (stomach, intestines), we were full of energy. We are excited for the many other smoothies and taste experiences to come.
Kind regards Brigitte
2/25/2019
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Dear Brigitte,

we are of course very pleased that you liked the evergreen. We also really like this smoothie recipe. Keep up the good work and have fun with the 7-Day Kickstart.
Best regards,
Carla
1/28/2019
Simone
Thank you so much for the 7-day kickstart! That's what I needed to get started. Now I just need to organize the shopping and then there is will be smoothies for me and the family every morning! Looking forward to summer when there is the abundance in the garden again.
1/30/2019
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello dear Simone, we are delighted to hear that our 7-Day-Kickstart was such a great help for you to get started with smoothies.
Keep up the good work!
All the best, Carla
1/25/2019
Vera
Hello all,
I just came across your website yesterday and am very excited how great you have built it. I tried your Evergreen today, and it tasted very good. I think it's great that the recipes are so simple.
Thank you very much
best regards Vera
1/28/2019
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Dear Vera!
How nice that you have found the way to our website! Even nicer that Evergreen has lived up to its name :)
Keep up the good work. Best regards,
Carla
1/17/2019
Anja
Hello,
I'm a total beginner, and I'm glad I'm getting helpful tips and instructions here. However, I drank the first smoothie the first three days. For me personally, it would be easier if recipes would follow in an order in which you can use the ingredients from the previous day.
1/18/2019
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Dear Anja,
glad that we could give you a good start into the world of green smoothies with our 7-Day Kickstart. The recipes are inspirations – you don't have to mix them every day. You did exactly the right thing with the use of leftovers.
Love, Carla
10/16/2018
Wollny
10/8/2017
Ingrid
1/8/2016
Grohmann
Hello there,
Are there any other recipes available, such as desserts, soups, fruit drinks, coffee, etc.?
I would be interested in that.

I'm still not sure about buying a blender.
But with a wide range of recipes, the decision to purchase a blender would certainly be easier for me.
I would appreciate a response.
Kind regards,
Stephanie Grohmann
1/11/2016
Katharina Göbel
Dear Stephanie, we primarily focus on green smoothies, for which you can find numerous recipes on our website. However, we also offer desserts made with chia seeds prepared in a blender, as well as delicious nice cream recipes. You can find an overview of all recipes here: Click here. It's a great way to discover what else can be crafted with a blender beyond green smoothies. Best regards, Katharina.
1/5/2016
Claudia Borchert
Hello dear Grüne Smoothies team,

For a while now, I have been a regular visitor to your informative website and have long been tempted to purchase a high-speed blender, not least because our dear boss at work spoils us regularly with delicious smoothies. They may not be green, but they consist of self-created "compositions" using everything imaginable: from beetroot to pomegranate to root parsley - everything goes ;-) Most of the time, it actually tastes great :-D I should mention that I work on an organic vegetable farm where we pack organic boxes for customers on a daily basis. So becoming a "green smoothie fan" just makes sense, right?! I can take home freshly picked vegetables every day, and currently, kale, lamb's lettuce, and spinach are in high demand. Even my dogs have been getting freshly pureed fruits and vegetables mixed into their meat for the past 13 years. So why not for us too?! We have been proud owners of a Bianco di Puro for a week now. Since we happened to have company holidays, I had to make my first smoothie with whatever was left in the fridge: celery, apple, banana, lemon... It wasn't bad at all. For New Year's Eve, I even made a fruit smoothie with coconut cream and a "shot." It was also very tasty ;-) I didn't want to buy any greens at the supermarket, so I had to wait until our organic farm reopened. Finally, I made the "classic apple" smoothie following a recipe, and both my friend and I enjoyed it. This morning, we had the "Love Kale" smoothie. My friend found it tasty, although a bit too spicy, but honestly, it nearly knocked my socks off! I found it extremely "green" in taste, too bitter, too spicy (even though I actually like spicy flavors, for example, I love ginger and chili) - so this smoothie was absolutely not to my liking, and I think I followed the recipe quite closely. Instead of 2 large ones, I used 3 smaller pears that were really ripe and sweet, 4 dates, 1 large orange, grated zest (without the white part), water, and kale. However, the leaves were very large. I only used 5 leaves. Maybe it was still too kale-heavy, and perhaps there was too much orange zest and too little water (it was very thick). I don't know... I'm afraid to try another really green smoothie. I would love to have a smoothie every morning now, but of course, it would be a shame to pour everything away if it goes wrong. Are there any "flavorful beginner recipes" maybe?

In any case, keep up the great work, and thank you for the 7-day kickstart!

Warm regards,
Claudia
1/6/2016
Katharina Göbel
Dear Claudia, thank you very much for your detailed feedback. Kale is a fantastic leafy green, but due to its sharpness and very "green" taste, it can sometimes be perceived as challenging. Especially when you are just starting to mix green smoothies. With kale, it is definitely advisable to remove the stem as it has a particularly strong taste. If you find it too grassy, the best way to mellow it out is by adding citrus, such as a bit of lemon or lime. For starters, I recommend beginning with leafy greens that have a milder taste, such as spinach, lamb's lettuce, or even in winter, purslane, which is a wonderful winter salad. A recipe that everyone usually enjoys, whether you're a beginner or a seasoned smoothie enthusiast, is the CLASSIC:

2 handfuls of young spinach
1 large sweet apple
1 banana
½ ripe avocado
1/8 of an unpeeled lemon
Water to taste

You may also consider starting with a smoothie blend of 60% fruit and 40% greens in general, to gradually get acquainted with the greens, and then slowly transition to a 50/50 ratio. Just see what tastes good and feels right for you. I hope I could assist you in some way. Best regards, Katharina.
1/7/2016
Claudia Borchert
Hello Katharina,

yes, I made that classic dish and it really tasted good to us - only the kale didn't quite hit the mark in terms of flavor ;-) But I'll try the tip with an extra splash of lemon juice to mellow it out. Of course, I also removed the stems from the kale. I didn't let it discourage me though, and this morning I still created a smoothie: 1 banana, 1/2 an avocado with half the pit, 1/8 of a lemon with the peel, 1 large apple, 1 handful of lamb's lettuce, 1 handful of spinach, 1/2 teaspoon of spirulina - it was great and I enjoyed it :-)
So, I'm feeling motivated again ;-) Thanks and greetings,

Claudia
12/31/2015
Edith O.
Hello dear ones,

I completed the 7-day kickstart today and have become much wiser. Now I know why the smoothie sometimes felt so heavy in my stomach. It was the lack of "purity", as I had added nut or grain milk and other unfavorable ingredients. I also found the tips on combining ingredients very helpful.

Therefore, a heartfelt thank you for the many good tips that have helped me a lot and will accompany me on my journey with my new high-speed blender (Bianco di Puro Forte). Today, I had the first proper smoothie with the new addition. Hmm, it was creamy and wonderfully homogeneous. The avocado seed and everything else simply "dissolved". It's so much fun, and I'm already looking forward to experimenting with the next delicious one...

Thank you once again for your support and warm regards,
Edith
1/4/2016
Katharina Göbel
Dear Edith, I'm glad that you were able to take so much with you. Warm regards, Katharina.
12/30/2015
Martina
Hello, good morning. I mixed myself the first "classic" this morning. It was super delicious, although not quite as creamy as I imagined. I guess I need to add a bit more, but that shouldn't be a problem with all the recipes available. Thank you for allowing me to participate. I also have a question: Is coffee allowed, and if so, when? Before the smoothie, after, or maybe not at all? I'm looking forward to your answer. Coffee is my elixir!
1/4/2016
Katharina Göbel
Dear Martina, how long have you been mixing? Maybe you need to mix a little longer. Regarding the coffee: the Green Smoothie works best on an empty stomach and is most digestible that way. However, a coffee indulgence with a time difference of one hour is completely okay. Even with the Green Smoothie in the morning, I still need my coffee and have gotten used to the order of first the smoothie, then the coffee. Best regards, Katharina.
12/8/2015
Sabine
Hello Carla, hello Svenja,
So thank you very much for your fantastic workshop, and now we're moving forward. Lutz mixed the classic following your instructions - in a crazy amount - and it tasted delicious. As the "chef" in the kitchen, he's already a fan of the new "toy," no, an amazing tool, and so practical. We were more quickly convinced to make the purchase than we expected, sorry, unfortunately not with you yet.
Best regards,
Sabine.
12/14/2015
Carla
Dear Sabine,
thank you for the lovely feedback - it was great to have you there. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us anytime. Warm regards - also to Lutz,
Carla
11/3/2015
Evelyn
Hello everyone,

Thank you very much for the great 7-day program... I've been experimenting with green smoothies for a while now, and I'm still finding it a bit challenging, so your suggestions are coming at just the right time!

Today, I read that highly heated coconut water should not be used. Almost every smoothie I make contains coconut water, so how do I find out if the water has been highly heated or not? There's nothing mentioned on the packaging... I spent a long time in Asia and used to drink fresh coconut water daily there, but unfortunately, it's hardly available here in New Zealand (where I am currently). So, I thought tetra-packs would be a good alternative... apparently not? Is it better to not use any coconut water at all rather than using the one from tetra-packs?

Thank you and best regards!
Evelyn
11/3/2015
Katharina Göbel
Dear Evelyn, it's great to hear that our suggestions and tips are helping you. Regarding your question: coconut water, apart from being freshly extracted from the coconut, is usually heated, so I would recommend against using it in a green smoothie since all the ingredients should ideally be raw. Therefore, if you don't have fresh coconut water, it's better to opt for good still water.
Best regards, Katharina.
10/23/2015
Conny Hauser
Hello, Carla and Svenja,
A few weeks ago, my husband bought me a Bianco di Puro blender from your website grueneSmoothies.de because I am so enthusiastic about green smoothies. Well, I went shopping and bought EVERYTHING I saw!!!!! and a lot of it went bad. So, I decided to make a smoothie myself! It tasted HORRIBLE - then I picked a recipe from the book that came with the blender:
1 bunch of parsley, 1 whole cucumber, 2 aromatic apples, 1 small banana
I really liked it! But my husband didn't!! I made the smoothie in the evening and took it to work the next morning. Now, the blender is just sitting there and hasn't been used in a long time, so I want to join the course! This is my second attempt! I still love green smoothies. Maybe I just need more experience and shopping tips.
Thank you in advance.
Looking forward to your response and hoping for a nice weekend.
Sincerely, C. Hauser
10/25/2015
Katharina Göbel
Dear Conny, in the 7-day Kickstart by Carla and Svenja, you will learn everything you need to know about green smoothies. The tips and tricks they provide for preparation are especially helpful, ensuring the smoothie turns out great every time. And perhaps soon it will even please your husband's taste buds. Warm regards, Katharina.
10/11/2015
Sylvie
Hello Carla and Svenja, thank you for the detailed emails. I actually bought a mixer a few weeks ago. However, so far it has only been used for preparing baby food. Yesterday, I finally tried making my first green smoothie and it tasted absolutely amazing! I was also thrilled to see that both of you mentioned Moringa. I've recently become a huge fan of this superfood. A friend of mine will be growing a few plants for me in Burkina Faso, so I'll always have fresh Moringa available :-) Best regards.
10/7/2015
Elvira Gut
Hello,
I started making green smoothies weeks ago, and I must say, my body has now become accustomed to them. I find them all delicious.
I don't always follow recipes; I just use what I have and what tastes good. You just need to remember the 50:50 ratio of fruits to greens at the beginning, and nothing can go wrong.
Thanks to the people at gruenesmoothies.com for their help, especially in the beginning, and for the great emails they send now.
10/9/2015
Carla
Dear Elvira, it's great to hear that you not only enjoy the green smoothies but also feel so good physically! I really appreciate your lovely feedback on the 7-day kickstart. Warm regards, Carla.
10/6/2015
J-C Lahyr
Good day.
My smoothie this morning consisted of a small handful of barley grass, which I grow myself, a handful of kale, also self-grown, a handful of beetroot leaves, self-grown as well, a handful of dandelion leaves, a small spoonful of chlorella algae, three dates, an orange, and a kiwi with its skin. Naturally filtered water from a Sanacell filter by GrueneSmoothies.
Give it a try, it tastes delicious.
10/7/2015
Carla
Wow - great that you grow your smoothie ingredients yourself. We also have kale growing in our company garden all year round. Thank you for the interesting recipe - it sounds like a very green Green Smoothie at first glance. Do you use Medjool dates? Enjoy experimenting with your own recipes. Carla.