Anyone for some “green ploppie”?

Green ploppie - a REALLY thick green smoothie

I know, it’s hardly the most attractive description of my latest green smoothie, but it was so truly, seriously thick that it really deserved the name of “Green Ploppie”.

I’ve developed this technique for making green smoothies so that I can make as many serves as humanly possible in one go.

I could call myself lazy, yes, but instead I’m going to choose “efficient”.

These days I pack my blender jug SO full of greens and fruit that it makes a full 7 and a half smoothies, each of which is 350ml.

Now that’s efficient! Over 2.5L of green smoothie from a 2L container? Magic.

It also makes a really, really thick green smoothie, which I then dilute with a bit of extra water after I’ve poured it into my super duper, all-time-favourite green smoothie bottles.

But last night’s was the thickest yet.

I put 150g of rocket, spinach and bok choy, followed by 90g of hemp seeds (hemp hearts), three fuji apples, two big packham pears, 600ml of water and as many bananas as I could shove into the jug without the lid coming off.

(Note: Don’t look at 150g of greens and think that’s the “right” amount to be having. When I started out with green smoothies I could barely tolerate 60g in a jug-full, and it stayed that was for two years before I could handle any more. Only put in as much greens as YOU can still enjoy.)

And then my wonderful, magnificent Vitamix blender just chewed the whole lot into this wonderfully thick, incredibly delicious green ploppie.

I love being efficient. I love my Vitamix.

And I love my green smoothies.

My Vitamix arrived on 1 July 2011, and I think there’s probably less than 10 days in the 851 days since then that I haven’t had at least one green smoothie, and usually more.

Want to know more about the amazing benefits of green smoothies?

If you want to learn more about the benefits of adding green smoothies to your diet, I highly recommend Victoria Boutenko’s book, “Green for Life”.

She’s the one who started me on this amazing green smoothie journey.

You can order Victoria Boutenko's books online today at Amazon, the Book Depository, or your favourite book supplier, and start exploring her ideas and recipes for yourself. 

Green for Life

The Updated Classic on Green Smoothie Nutrition

Well, I’m off to enjoy this morning’s green ploppie.

Have an awesome, green smoothie filled day.

P.S. I wonder if I could make this into green smoothie ice cream…

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2 Responses to “Anyone for some “green ploppie”?”

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  1. Søren Jensen says:

    Hi Nikki

    First let me say thank you for a great and inspirational website with beautiful photos. I’ve been a vegan since 1991 and have experimented with raw foods over the last couple of years. Although I don’t shun cooked foods by any means, I do incorporate more and more raw food into my diet and green smoothies have been a breakfast stable for me over the past two years. When you make that big a portion at a time, how long does it stay fresh in your fridge? If I forget to clean my smoothies jar, it certainly doesn’t smell very pleasant when I come home.

    • Nikki says:

      Hi Søren,

      I’m glad you’re enjoying my site. I’m having lots of fun with it all. I’m not 100% raw by any means either. I just try and eat as much raw as I can without being too fussed about it.

      Usually my green smoothie batches last 2-3 days, depending on how fast we drink them, but I have had smoothies that were 4 days old and fine. However, I always try to drink them within a day or two for maximum nutrition. As we drink 4-5 a day between the two of us, we’ll usually finish a batch in less than 48 hours.

      I always wash my awesome green smoothie bottles with soap and warm water before re-using them, make sure they’re filled right to the top (to exclude air), and store the smoothies in the fridge until we drink them.

      My unwashed bottles can get pretty smelly after several hours at room temperature if I don’t rinse them out, but the ready-to-go smoothies in the fridge seem to keep really well.

      Hope this helps,


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