Rants, Rules & Recipes

An Effort to End Nutritional Ignorance

RECIPE: The Green Healer Smoothie

Did you know that veggies, especially the dark leafy green ones, have anti-aging, cancer preventing, energy-giving nutrients all up in them!?!

“But Madeleine, I’m so tired of salads and don’t have time to cook, so how can I possibly get 5 servings of vegetables in my diet every day?”

I’m so glad you asked! Drink them! No, I’m not talking about the sodium and sugar LOADED, pre-made juice in the grocery store, I’m talking about delicious, nutrient dense, glorious vegetable smoothies that you can make at home in a flash with just a blender and an index finger!


2 cups Spinach

1 cup ice

1/2 cup filtered water

1/2 cup frozen pineapple

5 fresh basil leaves

dash cayenne pepper

Oh yeah baby, let the healing begin!

6 comments on “RECIPE: The Green Healer Smoothie

  1. themuffinmyth
    November 19, 2012

    Yum! Pineapple and cayenne are a great idea! I have a green smoothie almost every day, and have actually been using frozen spinach lately because its inexpensive, local product year round, and blends up nice and cold. I’ll definitely try this version out, thanks for the recipe!

    • rantsrulesandrecipes
      November 19, 2012

      Great Idea. I’ll often use frozen grapes instead of ice to sweeten up a smoothie. I’ll have to try the frozen spinach!
      Cayenne is great to boost metabolism, clear out the sinuses and is a great anti-microbial (prevents infections!)
      Just don’t use too much, it can over power.

      Thanks for reading,
      Be Well,

  2. Meredith
    January 11, 2013


    I’m not going to lie, this recipe sounds disgusting. BUT, lots of things sound gross but taste great, so I’ll give it a try and let you know what my taste buds tell my brain.

    Either way, thanks for sharing!!

    • rantsrulesandrecipes
      January 11, 2013

      Ha! Laughing. Don’t knock it til you’ve tried it.
      Blowing ones nose sounds gross, but entirely necessary at times and can make you feel so much better! Not unlike this delicious smoothie!

  3. Melanie Lindsey
    April 12, 2013

    This is so similiar to mine! It was great meeting you on the plane, how random 🙂

    2 Lacinato Kale Leaves
    3 cups water
    1 cup pineapple juice
    3 flakes of fresh ginger (more or less, depends on the drinker)
    1 squeezed lemon
    1 banana
    2 cups ice
    2 tsp Stevia (optional, a little bit goes a long way)

    notes: add carrots, nonfat greek yogurt and/or change up the juice for variety.

    I start by blending the kale, water and juice. While blending, I continue to add the remaining ingredients finishing with the ice.



    • rantsrulesandrecipes
      April 13, 2013

      Great meeting you too!
      Thanks for the recipe!
      I gave you credit but wasn’t sure you’d want me posting your name
      THere’s another blog coming about airplane seats with you in it!

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