Recipe Title : Tangy Zesty Green Smoothie

Nipa Mangat

Why green smoothie?

Green Smoothie is the powerhouse of nutrition.

Green leaves are undeniable superstars in the world of nutrition. Low in calories, yet high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients which are essential for the function of our body.

The best and easiest way to consume raw greens would be in a smoothie as it is difficult for us to chew so many greens raw for better assimilation and absorption. Green smoothies are high in proteins, calcium, carbohydrate, vitamins, and minerals.

To make the greens tasty and delicious we add pulpy fruits. Especially ripe bananas (fresh or frozen). Please do not mix nuts, seeds, or grains like oats in the green smoothie.


1/2 cup mint leaves.

2-3 frozen bananas.

1 tsp orange zest.

1 tbsp raisins soaked/ 1-2 soft pitted dates.

1 tbsp lemon juice (optional).

1 1/2 cups water.

Ice (optional).


Place all ingredients in blender and blend till smooth consistency (can adjust the water as per consistency required).

Examples of Greens which can be used in smoothies:





Red Amaranth

Green Amaranth

Drumstick leaves

Celery leaves



Betel leaves

Holy Basil -Tulsi

About Author

Nipa Mangat is a strong, multi-talented woman. This mother of two teenagers (plus one dog) runs half marathons, paints, dances, practices yoga and works out. She turned vegan out of her compassion towards animals, for she has always been a believer in the fact that their lives and rights should be protected.

The pivotal point in her vegan journey was when she did a certified whole food plant-based nutrition course with E-Cornell. Nipa is now a facilitator with SHARAN, where she combines advocacy for animal rights and her love for wholesome nutrition. She actively learns and teaches the ideals of a whole food plant-based lifestyle. Inspired by her big steps towards health and happiness, her children have also adopted the same lifestyle. She has big dreams for the future of health and wellness in her country and beyond!