The end of summer is in sight, which means we may as well take advantage of drinking smoothies while the warm weather lasts! Plus, there are loads of benefits to a fruit and veggie packed smoothie. (Yes, veggie! No longer are smoothies only comprised of fruit!)

Here is a recipe that adds in nutrition packed veggies and fruit to make a smoothie that receives rave reviews. Give it a shot and chances are you may even notice a boost in energy.


  • 2 cups kale removed from stem
  • 2 large stalks of celery chopped
  • 1/2 cucumber chopped
  • 1/3 grapefruit
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 6 ounces of water


Wash all the vegetables and place in a bowl.
Add 6 ounces of water into a blender with celery, cucumber, and grapefruit
Blend for 30 seconds
Add all other ingredients and keep blending for another 30 seconds – 1 minute

Plus, here are five benefits of adding green smoothies into your diet.

  1. Improved circulation
  2. Strengthened immune system
  3. Promotion of healthy digestion
  4. Improved liver, gall bladder and kidney function
  5. Cleared congestion, especially in lungs by reducing mucus