Creamy Green Lemonade Smoothie (low-glycemic, raw, vegan)

Good Afternoon! Gena’s post about a banana-less smoothie on Choosing Raw yesterday got me inspired to make a banana-less smoothie of my own. As I have mentioned before, I am about to do a cleanse starting Monday. Part of the cleanse involves omitting sugar completely and another part allows low-glycemic fruit.

As someone who doesn’t ever make smoothies without a banana, I was worried about going smoothie-less for 10 days. Well, worry no more…as Gena proved, using avocado in a smoothie still has the same desired – if not a little different – creamy effect as a banana. I decided to make a smoothie version of my new favorite green juice and I do believe it turned out quite well.

Creamy Green Lemonade Smoothie


  • 2 handfuls of red leaf lettuce (or lettuce of your choice)
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled
  • 1 whole lemon, peeled (or more depending on how you like it)
  • 1 ripe pear (or green apple)
  • Water, as needed
  • Ice
  • 1/2 avocado


Blend all ingredients except avocado until smooth. Add in avocado at the very end and let run until just blended.

Cheers to a very green, low-glycemic treat.


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