Get Your Daily Potassium Hit with This Green Smoothie

by lydia on July 7, 2016

Green smoothies are still trending hard. Or at least they are still viewed as an optimal way to get more nutrition and eat clean. Today, I am going to share a twist on the typical green smoothie recipe you may be more familiar with.

My green smoothie does not include raw green leafy vegetables. Instead, it contains quickly boiled to spinach to help remove any excess oxalic acid. I also include avocado for some healthy fat and easier to assimilate fiber, along with kiwi for a tart sweetness and some vitamin C. My goal was to include all the macronutrients (fats/protein/carbs both low glycemic and some higher) to make this a well-rounded satiating nutrient-dense smoothie.

Potassium is an important nutrient that many of us do not get enough of. It’s an important mineral to consume daily in adequate amounts, especially in those with adrenal fatigue. Adults need around 4500 mg of potassium daily.

And just FYI, my green smoothie recipe contains over 1100 mg of potassium (approximately) – that’s about a quarter of your daily needs in one fell swoop. BOOM!

Green Smoothie.

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The Ultimate Potassium Hit Smoothie
Recipe type: Beverage
  • 2 cups packed fresh spinach, boiled 2 minutes and strained (chilled)
  • 2 kiwi, peeled and cubed, chilled
  • ½ to 1 avocado
  • 4 dates, pitted and chopped (soak in boiling water for 2 minutes first to soften-strain then add to smoothie, chill first if possible)
  • ¼ to ⅓ tsp. sea salt
  • 8 ounces coconut water, cold
  • 2 scoops, collagen peptides
  • *Optional: 1-2 Tbsp. melted coconut oil OR add the whole avocado instead
  1. Add the spinach, avocado, dates and kiwi to the blender.
  2. Then add the collagen peptides and sea salt and pour in the coconut water.
  3. Blend for 2 minutes - if using coconut oil, slowly pour in while the blender is on.
  4. It is recommended to chill as many of the ingredients as possible since this smoothie does not utilize ice or frozen fruit. Or pour into a quart mason jar add the lid and refrigerate to chill it fully to your preference.

I’ve never liked a green smoothie before this one (and my Shamrock Green Smoothie). It is actually quite tasty. It’s both savory and sweet and slightly salty all in one fell swoop. This is a great option for all of my slow oxidizer, adrenal fatigue and hypothyroid friends to try out. It makes a great pre or post workout snack as well.

If you’re seeking high-quality collagen and/or coconut oil, I recommend Perfect Supplement’s Collagen and Coconut Oil.

Read More About Potassium/Adrenals and Thyroid:


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Kelly Matsudaira July 8, 2016 at 1:53 pm

I constantly get cramping in my legs, especially in my calves, so I’m always trying to get in more potassium (and magnesium). This smoothie sounds delish!


lydia July 8, 2016 at 4:16 pm

Good point – a lot of people experience leg cramps foot cramps and it is typically related to a need for minerals. I hope you enjoy the smoothie! :)


Shena Sanders July 11, 2016 at 12:27 pm

Could you please talk more about the collagen peptides? Not sure what this is.


lydia July 11, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Hi Shena,

Sure thing – I actually did a whole post about collagen here:


Anonymous July 11, 2016 at 1:25 pm

Thank you! I knew about bone broths of course but not the peptides. I’m in the UK so hoping there are comparable products here. But also a good reminder that I need to have it daily one way or another.


Anonymous July 30, 2016 at 1:21 pm

Just want to say this smoothie is the dog’s bollocks! Bc I get SO much more spinach down this way and it’s warming with the dates (plus I add a few cherrie tomatoes) it fills me right up and I always lose weight (which I very much want) the day after having. Also I just received my massive supply of the collagen peptides today and am UBER excited. Feel a little like my life is about to change. haha. I’m finally committing to daily bone broth but having the peptides daily too feels utterly nurturing. Yay!


Michala July 12, 2016 at 1:18 pm

Great Article! LOVE that cup!


lydia July 12, 2016 at 2:40 pm

Ha ha – It’s great isn’t it?! :)


Best Workout Nutrition July 29, 2016 at 2:42 am

This seems yummy! I usually prefer to have healthy stuff as I’m fitness freak. As this sounds good surely going to try this. Hope it’s worth trying!


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