Thick Berry Smoothie

Thick Berry Smoothie

Vegan marathon runner Ellen Jaffe Jones shares a recipe with permission from her new book, Vegan Fitness for Mortals, published by Book Publishing Company!  Ellen says, “To summarize my tips: Listen to your Body big time, Finish without injury. Don’t get the “terrible twos”–too much too soon, and you’re good to go.”

Ellen has also written Eat Vegan on $4 a Day, Kitchen Divided, and co-authored Paleo Vegan with Alan Roettinger.

Or try a vegan powder for your smoothie!

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Thick Berry Smoothie

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Servings: 2
Shared by: Ellen Jaffe Jones


  • 1 frozen banana broken into pieces
  • 1 apple cored and chopped
  • ½ to 1 cup nondairy milk
  • 4 to 6 lettuces leaves or other leafy greens torn
  • 1 can 4 ounces pineapple chunks packed in juice,
  • or 2 fresh pineapple rings
  • ¼ cup raisins or goji berries
  • 4 to 8 pitted soft dates
  • 4 to 6 ice cubes
  • Cocoa powder or vegan mini chocolate chips for garnish


  • Put all the ingredients in a blender and process until creamy and smooth.

Hope you enjoy this easy vegan recipe!

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