Green Thickies

Wet Summer Watermelon Smoothie and swarming fly stresses

Posted in Green Thickie by Katherine Natalia @ Green Thickies on July 28, 2012

I was just serving up my baby’s food, there was food out everywhere and all of a sudden every wall and every counter turned black.  The flies were in all my pans, on all my clean dishes and covering all my fruit.  There were millions of them all over me and covering all the food.  Could I keep calm and not get stressed out?   I also bring to you the recipe for a sweet, thick watermelon smoothie that is great whatever the weather.  Read more



Find out how I lost 35 pounds of my baby weight with Green Thickies

Posted in Green Thickie by Katherine Natalia @ Green Thickies on July 17, 2012

Weight loss and a sun kissed smoothie

Even though I had reached my ideal weight before my pregnancy, I still managed to pile on over 35 pounds.  I have finally got back down to my pre-pregnancy weight after drinking daily Green Thickies for breakfast and sometimes for lunch.  My cravings for unhealthy foods have gradually reduced and I always feel completely satisfied.  

I love Green Thickies as they are so filling and taste gorgeous too.  If you try this new recipe I have for you today you’ll understand what I mean.  It’s got such a refreshing taste so it’s perfect for sunny weather or if you can only dream of the sun (like me).

This orange and banana smoothie will really hit the spot.


Peach and Orange Juice Smoothie and Fasting (Green Smoothie/Green Thickie)

Posted in Green Thickie by Katherine Natalia @ Green Thickies on July 12, 2012

Fasting and a Refreshing Peach and Orange Juice Smoothie

I went away on holiday a couple of months ago and came back with some new resolutions to further improve my health.  One of them was to fast on a weekly basis by just drinking water.  I’d never done fasting before so I was curious so find out whether my body could now handle fasting.  Read about how I got on and try this summery Peach and Orange Juice Smoothie.



A Smoothie Challenge and a Dandelion Smoothie

Posted in Green Thickie by Katherine Natalia @ Green Thickies on July 11, 2012

Green Smoothie of the week

Free greens plus amazing health benefits anybody?  Ever thought of going into your garden, grabbing some dandelion and chucking them in the blender? No me neither, until yesterday.  This dandelion smoothie needs you to be brave, but it’s well worth it.  Also, find out how to take part in a smoothie challenge this month which has been so much fun so far.  See all the different smoothies I’vve made so far this week.


Everything you ever needed to know about Green Smoothies

Posted in Green Thickie by Katherine Natalia @ Green Thickies on June 11, 2012

Do you ever wish there was a place that answered all your questions about Green Smoothies?  Have a look at this mammoth Green Smoothie Guide over at  You will find answers to questions you didn’t even know you were looking for.  Happy reading.

Everything you ever wanted to know about Green Smoothies Part 1: General Guide to Green Smoothies (FAQs)

Easily Grow enough Greens for your Green Smoothie without Gardening

Posted in Green Thickie by Katherine Natalia @ Green Thickies on May 6, 2012

Why you should start growing Broccoli Sprouts today

Want enough Greens for your green smoothie without a daily trip to the shop, and costing next to nothing?  Too good to be true?  Broccoli sprouts could be the answer.  Sprouting is much easier than you think.  If  you get yourself a sprouter, simply pour a glass of water over the sprouter twice a day for 4-5 days and you’ll have enough spouts for your daily green smoothie. 

This video totally convinced me.  

If you want to know how to grown broccoli sprouts, this article is a great place to start. 

If you also sprout some seeds and soak some oat groats in your sprouter, just add some fruit and you’ve got all the essential ingredients for a Green Thickie (A filling green smoothie complete meal)

Have you ever sprouted anything?  How did you get on?

Green Smoothies Story Book For Kids

Posted in Green Thickie by Katherine Natalia @ Green Thickies on April 24, 2012

Green Smoothie Magic

Ever wanted to read to your kids about really healthy food and get them very excited about it?  Well now you can.  Victoria Boutenko (Raw Food Family) has now written this beautiful book for kids called ‘Green Smoothie Magic’.  

There is a really cute video review from a little girl who woke up wanting a green smoothie after reading the book at night time. 

I’m definitely going to be buying this book for my little girl for her 1st birthday. 

Read more about how Green Thickies (Thick Green Smoothies) are just perfect for kids.

Keep on blending and let me know if your kids love green smoothies.


It’s Easier Than You Think To Grow Your Own Leafy Greens

Posted in Green Thickie by Katherine Natalia @ Green Thickies on April 22, 2012

Have you ever wanted to grow your own greens to add to your green smoothies?  I know I have.  There are so many benefits to growing your own:

  • Grow organic greens free of chemicals
  • Save money
  • Save the environment
  • They taste better
  • Easier to pick your own than go to the shops when you run out of greens
  • Better for your health as they contain more nutrients
  • Gives you more exercise when you are gardening
  • You get more fresh air growing vegetables
  • Gives you a sense of achievement 
  • It’s a funny hobby

I personally have always wanted to grow my own but I’ve never had a garden until now.  I’ve tried growing a few things in pots but have never had much success.  I have a baby girl now who keeps me occupied but I’m going to have a go despite the short growing season here in Scotland. 

Anyone fancy joining me or have any tips to share?  Get in contact via  or via my Green Thickies facebook page.

If you don’t know how to plant your own vegetables, this video will teach you the basics: 

Katherine (Green Thickies)

How to make Green Smoothies Video

Posted in Green Thickie by Katherine Natalia @ Green Thickies on April 18, 2012

This is a great video that walks you through how to make green smoothies.  It tells you what fruit and greens to use, which blender to use, and why you should drink green smoothies. 


I tend to agree that I don’t like to add in any weird or wonderful powders to my green smoothies.  I think the healthiest thing you can eat is fresh fruit and veg and only if that wasn’t available might I consider green powders.

Check out my new invention: Green Thickies.  These green smoothies will help fill you up until your next meal.  Add oats to your smoothie and notice the difference in your energy levels. 

Should you put fruit in your green smoothies?

Posted in Green Thickie by Katherine Natalia @ Green Thickies on April 16, 2012

There is a debate about whether you should limit your fruit intake to avoid taking in too much sugar.  When I started experimenting with improving my health I did give up sugar and fruit and drank green smoothies without fruit while I was detoxing for a few weeks.  I also drank green smoothie with no fruit while I was pregnant as I was drawn to them a bit more.  However most of the time I do drink my green smoothie with fruit as they are just much nicer. 

I don’t believe that you should cut out fruit from your diet as I think fruit is one of the healthiest foods created for us to enjoy.  We are drawn to fruit so much as it’s our natural food.  I think it’s the best source of calories and nutrients.  Sometimes fruit can cause us digestive problems but I think it’s the foods we combine the fruit with that give us the problems, and those foods should be cut out, not the fruit. 

Saying that I do think there is a place for a green smoothie without fruit.  A green smoothie is a great place to stuff as many greens in as possible as it’s still easier to drink your greens than eat them sometimes.  If you enjoy just eating your fruit in it’s natural state, then by all means just have an all greens smoothie.  

Here is the fruit-less green smoothie recipe I enjoyed while I was pregnant:

1 Cup of water

1 Avocado

1 Stick of Celery

1 2 inch chunk of Cucumber

1 large handful of spinach



Please find some lovely easy sweet green smoothie recipes with fruit here. 

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