Green Smoothie Recipes For Type 2 Diabetes

One of THE biggest questions I get is about whether or not diabetics should consume green smoothies. I will attempt to answer this question in this post.

First, you should know that I am not a doctor, and that absolutely nothing in this post should be taken as medical advice. Always work with your doctor before making any dietary or lifestyle changes when you have a medical condition, such as diabetes. Keep in mind that your results may vary from somebody else’s.

Okay, now with that out of the way…

The biggest concern that diabetics have about green smoothies is their carbohydrate and sugar content. It is true that fruit contains glucose (and fructose).

People with metabolic disorders such as diabetes should strictly monitor their carbohydrate intake – including the amount of sugar that they get from each meal.

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But this doesn’t mean that you can’t have any fruit, or that green smoothies are not for you.

The American Diabetes Association recommends capping carbohydrate intake between 45-65 grams per meal, depending on activity level and how well your diabetes is managed.

You may need fewer than 45 grams of carbohydrates, or you might be able to handle more.

Be sure to work with your doctor to determine how many grams of carbohydrates you should consume per meal.

Fresh, whole fruits, as well as blended green smoothies not only provide a healthy way for diabetics to get more fruits and vegetables in their diet, green smoothies also may help reverse some of the diet and lifestyle problems that exacerbate diabetes, or contributes to its progression.

The green smoothie recipes that I’ll share on this page are ideal for those who need to limit carbohydrates due to metabolic disorders, such as diabetes.

How Green Smoothies Have Helped My Readers With Diabetes

I have collected countless testimonies from readers who have told me about how green smoothies have benefited their diabetic condition.

I have heard from people who no longer need anti-diabetes medication, and who have brought their high blood sugar into the normal range!

One of the most striking green smoothie success stories I received was from a reader named Charles from Michigan. He shared his amazing story with me:

I lost a total of 35 pounds in 11 weeks. My doctor has discontinued ALL of my medications for high blood pressure, and I am no longer taking ANY insulin for my type 2 diabetes. I also have WAY more energy, I sleep better, and I am much more focused at work.”

And then there was Allan from California. He wrote that:

“As a type 2 diabetic, improving my blood sugar numbers was a top priority. Since I began incorporating green smoothies into my lifestyle, my blood sugar numbers are excellent. My A1C number is currently 6.0 as opposed to a high of 7.5 (a number many diabetics would love to have).

My fasting numbers are around 100 upon waking up each morning and fluctuate throughout the day based on what I eat. These current numbers reflect readings after having had my medication (Metformin) dose cut in half.”

He continued by saying that he had lost 40 pounds!

Two other stories I’ve published came from two women who were pre-diabetic and taking Metformin (an anti-diabetes medication).

A reader from Utah named Cara was able to cut back on Metformin. She shared her transformation with me:

I have lost 32 pounds since last June. My blood sugar numbers have gone down and my A1C is now 5.4, well within normal range. My diabetes counselor has halved my Metformin dose.

Trisha was also on Metformin. She wrote to me saying that:

“My bloodwork has improved dramatically. My triglycerides went from 109 to 42. My fasting glucose dropped to 91. My insulin was at 19, and now it is at 5. I no longer take Metformin…I lost 70 pounds. I went from a size 20 to a size 6 or 8.”

And then there’s Hilda’s story. Her fasting glucose went from 169 (high) to 94 (normal). This is what she wrote:

I have shed 40 pounds so far. My blood sugar dropped from 169 to 94. My doctor is impressed and I no longer take pre-diabetes medication…I feel great!”

These stories are pretty typical of what I hear from type 2 diabetics who start drinking green smoothies.

Charles, Allan, Cara, and Trisha all shared their typical green smoothie recipes, which I will share below.

Potential Ways Green Smoothies Benefit Diabetics

I can’t precisely tell you exactly what it is about green smoothies that can potentially lower (and normalize) abnormal blood sugar in certain individuals with type 2 diabetes.

I don’t believe that there is a specific fruit or vegetable combination that does the trick.

Instead, a daily green smoothie kicks off a chain-reaction of lifestyle changes that reduce or eliminate the factors that exacerbate the disease, and reverses the condition in some individuals.

The top three benefits of green smoothies for type 2 diabetes are:

1 – Weight Loss: Excess weight is a known risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Those who lose weight through diet and exercise are often able to reverse and effectively manage their diabetes. Green smoothies are a potent weight loss strategy that boosts fruit and vegetable intake.

2 – Energy to Exercise: Exercise is another method that is known to reduce the symptoms and severity of diabetes. The overwhelming majority of those I’ve interviewed who drink green smoothies report having more energy and exercising. Green smoothies are fitness food!

3 – Healthier Diet Overall: Green smoothies are a step toward a diet and lifestyle overhaul that inevitably follows.

The overwhelming majority of people I’ve interviewed who drink green smoothies on a regular basis also consume much less processed foods. Their diet evolves in a direction of plant-based, lower calorie, higher nutrition, health-supporting.

I have experienced this in my own life as well.

Before green smoothies, I’d be lucky to get one serving of vegetables a day. Today, I will consume more than 12 servings of fruits and vegetables, most of which are in my green smoothies!

Reader-Submitted Green Smoothie Recipes For Diabetics

I reached out to my readers with type 2 diabetes and asked them what green smoothies they made for themselves. I also asked them to include any anecdotes related to blood sugar or other metabolic markers

I’ve compiled the list here. I’ve also included a list of 30 additional low-carb green smoothie recipes that you can try as well.

CAUTION: Since there is a lot of variation in how bodies react to fruits, always monitor your blood sugar levels when trying green smoothies for the first time. What is tolerated well by one person may be problematic for others.

Charles’ Recipe

  • 1 banana
  • handful of blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons soaked chia seeds
  • 1 cup of kale
  • 1 cup of spinach

Note From Charles: “I wasn’t concerned about fruits raising my blood sugar because I am more of a fan of “savory” flavors. I use just enough fruits in green smoothies to balance out the taste of the greens, not to disguise it.

My blood sugar only goes up slightly after a green smoothie. It slowly decreases to normal levels so that I never experience a “rush”, unlike most people who have that afternoon dip, I have not experienced that.

There are no specific fruits I avoid.”

Allan’s Recipe

  • One large orange
  • A cup of kale
  • Two cups spinach
  • Three stalks celery
  • A medium or large cucumber
  • 5 ice cubes
  • 6-8 ounces Minute Maid brand light lemonade

Allan’s Note: “My blood sugar tolerates oranges and mixed berries quite well so I use them in green smoothies. Others with diabetes would have to find out what works for them.”

Cara’s Recipe

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1-2 cups greens (I rotate between chard, collard greens, spinach and kale)
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh fruit (I rotate berries, pineapple, pomegranate seeds/arils, mango, grapes, etc.)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons ground flax seed or chia seed
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 inch segment of ginger root

Trisha’s Recipe

  • 4 cups of leafy greens (spinach, kale, cabbage, beet greens, etc.)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds (soaked)
  • 2 tablespoons flax seeds
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 2 small cucumbers
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1 apple or pear
  • 1/2 c blueberries
  • 1/4 c pineapple
  • Top with ice and water and blend

Chris’ Green Smoothie

  • 8oz unsweetened almond milk
  • 2-3 cups spinach (or any green. I use Kale and arugula too) (recipe is for 2 cups spinach)
  • 1 medium banana, peeled
  • 1/2 small avocado

Calories: 282 | Fat: 13g | Protein: 6g | Carbs: 36g | Sugar: 15g | Calcium: 6% | Iron: 2.4mg | Vitamin A: 41% | Vitamin C: 47% |

“I blend the milk and greens first. add the banana the avocado last as it thickens the smoothie.

I drink 1 or two green smoothies each day, always for breakfast. I see less of a spike with smoothies than eating a “traditional” meal that is supposed to be for diabetics.”

Diabetic-Friendly Green Smoothie Recipes Submitted by Deb C.


  • 1 head baby bok choy
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 red plum, pitted
  • 1 medium banana, peeled
  • 1/4 avocado

Calories: 258 | Fat: 9g | Protein:7g | Carbs: 46g | Sugar: 22g | Calcium: 16% | Iron: 2.2 mg | Vitamin A: 185% | Vitamin C: 178% |

I was one of those people who was worried about how my [blood] sugar would react to the smoothies since I am diabetic type 2. For the first week, I checked my blood sugar before and one hour and two hours after my green smoothies. My fingers were so sore that week but what I learned is that the smoothies seem to have a normalizing affect on my blood sugar level instead of increasing it.

After the smoothies, my one and two hour blood sugar measurements never increased by more than 20 points over the before smoothie level. That’s amazing!

Diabetic-Friendly “Ice Cream” Submitted by Kathleen

Chocolate Ice Cream
(makes two servings)

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 7 drops stevia (optional)
  • half avocado
  • about 2 cups ice depending on your ice

Blend on medium speed in a high-speed blender or food processor

Calories: 286 | Fat: 22g | Protein: 7g | Carbs: 21g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 11% | Iron: 3.1mg | Vitamin A: 22% | Vitamin C: 13% |

30 Low Carb Green Smoothies (Under 30 Carbs)

Are are 30 additional low carb green smoothie recipes that you can try.

Once again, these recipes are provided for informational purposes only – and not “prescribed” for diabetes treatment. Your blood sugar response and overall results might vary, so proceed with caution and test your blood sugar!

30 Green Smoothie Recipes Under 30 Carbs

Total Carbs vs. Net Carbs

I have included the macro-nutrient information for each one of the recipes on this page, including total carbohydrates, fiber, and net carbohydrates.

While fiber is a carbohydrate, it has no metabolic effect (it does not raise your blood sugar levels). Therefore, I have deducted the fiber from the total carbohydrates to give you net carbohydrates. All of the recipes on this page have fewer than 30 grams net carbohydrates.

How To Make These Green Smoothies

Start by adding the liquid, then the soft fruit. Add the leafy greens last (1 cup of spinach equals 30 grams, but I just toss in a handful). You may need to pulse a few times before you blend on high for 30-50 seconds (depending on your blender).

If you are using a NutriBullet or Nutri NINJA personal blender, reverse this order. Add greens to the cup first, with soft fruit last and then add liquid. Screw on the blade base, then flip over and place on the blender.

To boost protein content, add a scoop of your favorite protein powder. I use NutriBiotic brand vegan rice protein, which adds 12 grams of protein and a little over 1 gram of net carbs.

Substitutions: Most plant milks (soy, almond, coconut, hemp, oat, etc…) can be used interchangeably, but check the carton for net carbohydrate info. You can also use water or coconut water. Avoid using fruit juices.

Any leafy green can be used, and will have negligible effect on net carb amounts.

If you’d rather use a whole banana instead of a half banana (in the recipes that call for it), add 12 grams of net carbs, which still will put you under the ADA recommended minimum of 45 carbs per meal for those with diabetes.

1 – Bananaberry Oat

– 1/2 banana, peeled
– 1/4 cup rolled oats (raw)
– 1/2 cup raspberries
– 1 and 1/2 cups raw baby spinach
– 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Calories: 209 – Protein: 6.5g – Fat: 5.3g – Carbs: 28.9 – Fiber: 9.3g – Net Carbs: 19.6g

2 – Summertime Refresh

– 1 peach, pitted
– 1 cup strawberries (whole)
– 1 and 1/2 cups kale
– 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Calories: 165 – Protein: 5g – Fat: 4.1g – Carbs: 32.1g – Fiber: 7.1g – Net Carbs: 24.9g

3 – Low-Carb Chocolate

– 1 banana, peeled
– 1/4 avocado
– 1 tablespoon cacao powder
– 2 cups raw baby spinach
– 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Calories: 262 – Protein: 6.5g – Fat: 11.6g – Carbs: 39.2 – Fiber: 10.1 – Net Carbs: 29.1g

4 – Apple-Cinnamon

– 1/2 apple, cored
– 1/2 banana, peeled
– 1 and 1/2 cups raw baby spinach
– 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 8 ounces water (or unsweetened almond milk)

Calories: 127 – Protein: 2.3g – Fat: 0.6g – Carbs: 32.6g – Fiber: 6.6g – Net Carbs: 26g

5 – Strawberry-Fig

– 1/2 banana, peeled
– 2 fresh figs (NOT dried figs)
– 4 medium strawberries
– 2 cups raw baby spinach
– 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Calories: 180 – Protein: 4.6g – Fat: 4g – Carbs: 36.9g – Fiber: 6.9g – Net Carbs: 30g

6 – Apple-Avocado

– 1 medium apple, cored
– 1/2 avocado
– 2 cups raw baby spinach
– 8 ounces water

Calories: 269 – Protein: 4.2g – Fat: 15.3g – Carbs: 35.9g – Fiber: 12.4g – Net Carbs: 23.5g

7 – Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie

– 1 pear, cored
– 1 tablespoon all-natural peanut butter
– 1/2 tablespoon raw cacao powder
– 2 cups raw baby spinach
– 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Calories: 262.5 – Protein: 7.8g – Fat: 12.1g – Carbs: 36.9g – Fiber: 9.2g – Net Carbs: 27.7g

8 – Strawberry-Mango Ginger

– 1/2 mango, peeled and pitted
– 6 medium strawberries
– 1 and 1/2 cups raw kale
– 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon ginger (to taste)
– 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Calories: 177.5 – Protein: 4.3g – Fat: 4.2g – Carbs: 35.6g – Fiber: 5.9g – Net Carbs: 29.7g

9 – Tropical Fusion (Papaya-Strawberry)

– 1/2 banana, peeled
– 1/2 cup papaya
– 8 medium strawberries
– 2 cups raw kale
– 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Calories: 169 – Protein: 4.3g – Fat: 4g – Carbs: 33.7 – Fiber: 6.6 – Net Carbs: 27.1g

10 – The Basic (Banana-Spinach)

– 1 banana, peeled
– 2 cups raw baby spinach
– 8 ounces water

Calories: 118.8 – Protein: 3g – Fat: 0.62g – Carbs: 29.1g – Fiber: 4.4g – Net Carbs: 24.7g

11 – Tropical Oat

– 1/2 banana, peeled
– 1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks
– 1/4 cup rolled oats (raw)
– 1 cup raw baby spinach
– 1 cup raw kale
– 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Calories: 185 – Protein: 5.2g – Fat: 4.4g – Carbs: 35.7g – Fiber: 5.7g – Net Carbs: 30g

12 – Boosted OJ

– 1/2 banana, peeled
– 1 medium orange, peeled and deseeded
– 1 cup raw kale
– 1 cup raw baby spinach
– 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger root
– 8 ounces water (or try coconut water)

Calories: 138.8 – Protein: 3.5g – Fat: 0.71g – Carbs: 34.1g – Fiber: 6g – Net Carbs: 28.2g

13 – Summertime Blend

– 1 large peach, pitted
– 4 medium strawberries
– 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
– 2 cups raw baby spinach
– 8 oz water (or use unsweetened almond milk – will add 1.2g net carbs)

Calories: 137.3 – Protein: 3.6g – Fat: 0.93g – Carbs: 32.3 – Fiber: 8g – Net Carbs: 24.3g

14 – Pineapple-Orange

– 1 orange, peeled
– 2/3 cup fresh pineapple, cubed
– 1 cup raw kale
– 2 celery stalks, chopped
– 8 ounces of filtered water

Calories: 143.8 – Protein: 3.1g – Fat: 0.63g – Carbs: 35.6g – Fiber: 6.5g – Net Carbs: 29.2g

15 – Super Veggie (No Fruit)

– 1 medium zucchini
– 1 medium tomato
– 1 stalk celery
– 1 tiny sliver of raw red onion
– 1/2 clove garlic
– 1-2 sprigs fresh dill (or use a few dashes of dried dill)
– Dash of sea salt and black pepper (or cayenne)
– 1 and 1/2 to 2 cups water (add hot water for a warm blended soup)

Special Instructions: Blend this thoroughly for at least 60 seconds to make it smooth. If you have a Vitamix or Blendtec blender, use the “Soups” button.

Calories: 65.4 – Protein: 3.9g – Fat: 0.95g – Carbs: 13g – Fiber: 4.2g – Net Carbs: 8.8g

16 – VeggieBerry

– 1/2 banana, peeled
– 1/2 zucchini
– 1/2 cucumber
– 10 raspberries
– 1 cup raw baby spinach
– 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Calories: 133 – Protein: 4.2g – Fat: 3.7g – Carbs: 24.9g – Fiber: 5.1g – Net Carbs: 19.8g

17 – Kiwi-Apricot

– 4 apricots (pit removed)
– 1 kiwifruit
– 1/4 cucumber
– 1 and 1/2 cups raw baby spinach
– 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Calories: 169.8 – Protein: 5.8g – Fat: 4.2g – Carbs: 32.2g – Fiber – 7g – Net Carbs: 25.2g

18 – Sweet Grapefruit

– 1/2 grapefruit, peeled and seeds removed
– 1/2 banana, peeled
– 1 cup raw baby spinach
– 4 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Calories: 131.7 – Protein: 3.1g – Fat: 1.93g – Carbs: 29.2g – Fiber: 4.6g – Net Carbs: 24.6g

19 – Cherry-Apple w/ Cinnamon

– 8 cherries, pitted
– 1/2 apple, cored
– 1/4 cup old fashioned oats (raw)
– 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
– 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Calories: 185.8 – Protein: 4.4g – Fat: 4.2g – Carbs: 37g – Fiber: 7.2g – Net Carbs: 29.8g

20 – Cherry Sunrise

– 6 cherries, pitted
– 1 peach, pitted
– 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
– 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
– 1 cup raw baby spinach
– 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Calories: 185.8 – Protein: 5.6g – Fat: 4.5g – Carbs: 35.7g – Fiber: 6.8g – Net Carbs: 28.9g

21 – Apple-Carrot-Ginger

– 1/2 apple, cored
– 1 medium carrot, chopped
– 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated ginger root
– 1 tablespoon chia seeds, soaked in water for 5 minutes
– 1 cup raw baby spinach
– 8 ounces unsweetened coconut milk (Use coconut milk beverage from carton, not canned)

Calories: 190 – Protein: 2.9g – Fat: 7.9g – Carbs: 31.1g – Fiber: 7.3g – Net Carbs: 23.4g

22 – Blueberry-Cinnamon

– 1 cup blueberries
– 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated ginger root
– 1/4 avocado, pitted
– 2 cups raw baby spinach
– 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Calories: 221.7 – Protein: 5.2g – Fat: 5.2g – Carbs: 31.2g – Fiber: 9.7g – Net Carbs: 21.5g

23 – Pineapple Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

– 1/2 cup pineapple, cubed
– 1 stalk celery
– 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
– 1/2 banana, peeled
– 1 cup raw kale, chopped
– 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Calories: 199.6 – Protein: 5.8g – Fat: 7.1g – Carbs: 31.8g – Fiber: 7.4g – Net Carbs: 24.4g

24 – Kiwi-Mint

– 1/4 avocado, peeled
– 5 fresh mint leaves
– 2 kiwifruit, ends removed
– 1 tablespoon chia seeds, soaked in water for 5 minutes
– 1 cup raw baby spinach
– 8 ounces water

Calories: 219.6 – Protein: 5.1g – Fat: 11.2g – Carbs: 29.8g – Fiber: 11.6g – Net Carbs: 18.2g

25 – Black & Blue Smoothie

– 1/2 cup blueberries
– 1/2 cup blackberries
– 1/2 banana, peeled
– 1 tablespoon chia seeds, soaked in water for 5 minutes
– 2 cups raw baby spinach
– 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Calories: 227 – Protein: 6.8g – Fat: 7.1g – Carbs: 39.7g – Fiber: 12.6g – Net Carbs: 27g

26 – Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie

– 5 medium strawberries
– 1/4 lemon, peeled and deseeded
– 1 frozen banana, peeled
– 2 medium collard leaves, stems removed
– 1 tablespoon chia seeds, soaked in water for 5 minutes
– 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Calories: 177.5 – Protein: 4.2g – Fat: 3.9g – Carbs: 36.6g – Fiber: 6.8g – Net Carbs: 29.9g

27 – Pineapple-Papaya

– 1/2 cup papaya, cubed
– 1/2 cup pineapple, cubed
– 1/2 medium banana, peeled
– 1 stalk of celery, chopped
– 1/2 cup of fresh Italian parsley (flat leaf)
– 8 ounces water (or coconut water – check carbohydrate info on nutrition facts label)

Calories: 142.2 – Protein: 2.6g – Fat: 0.79 – Carbs: 35.2g – Fiber: 5.6g – Net Carbs: 29.7g

28 – Blackberry-Apple

– 1/2 medium apple, cored
– 1/2 cup blackberries
– 1 tablespoon chia seeds, soaked in water for 5 minutes
– 1 cup raw kale
– 8 ounces of coconut water

Calories: 180.8 – Protein: 5.3g – Fat: 4.2g – Carbs: 34g – Fiber: 12.6g – Net Carbs: 21.3g

29 – Beachside Bliss (Coconut-Lime w/ Mango)

– 1/3 cup mango, peeled and pitted
– 1/2 banana, peeled
– 1 cup raw kale
– 8 ounces unsweetened coconut milk (carton beverage, not canned)

Calories: 162.2 – Protein: 2.2g – Fat: 5.1g – Carbs: 31g – Fiber: 3.3g – Net Carbs: 27.8g

30 – Peachy-Berry w/ Coconut

– 1 peach, pitted
– 10 strawberries
– 2 cups raw baby spinach
– 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 8 ounces unsweetened coconut milk (carton beverage, not canned)

Calories: 181.4 – Protein: 4.4g – Fat: 5.5g – Carbs: 34.2g – Fiber: 6.6g – Net Carbs: 27.6g

I hope you found this massive article helpful, and that these recipes and anecdotes give you some starting point for incorporating more fruits, vegetables, and whole foods in your diet!

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2 thoughts on “Green Smoothie Recipes For Type 2 Diabetes”

  1. As a type 2 diabetic I am always looking for ways to lower and manage glucose and blood pressure. I clearly was not getting enough greens in my diet. I got sidetracked for awhile, picked up some old bad eating habits and was “rewarded with high glucose and high blood pressure. My A1c soared to 8.2 and BP to 160/90. I felt like I was out of control.

    I decided that at 68 I was limiting my years on earth with my family and that was enough motivation for me to take matters into hand. I had heard about green smoothies and their beneficial effects on diabetes so I found this “Incredible Smoothies “diabetic friendly smoothie website” and began trying out the various recipes.

    I’ve tried most of them and they are all winners in terms of taste. the one I find as my favorite is Joann’s Green Smoothie to which I also add celery and kale as well as a few ice cubes. I use a Ninja Blender/food processor get about 32 oz of milkshake thick, smoothie from this and it is beyond delicious. In fact due to it’s wonderful taste I found myself wondering if this would help me. “How could anything this delicious be good for me?” Most things that taste really good are generally bad for you or at least that’s what I thought.

    These smoothies coupled with a low calorie healthy diet have in one short month brought all my levels back to normal and my glucose average is103 blood pressure average 120/71 (I take readings on both three times daily. My recent blood work from my doctor showed an A1c of 6.9.

    Thank you for this website. It is a life changer for me. I encourage my fellow diabetics and normally healthy people as well to try these drinks. I am a true believer in the benefits of green smoothies.

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