My Recipes: Bob’s Green Drink

Hey everyone here is a recipe for my HEALTHY green drink, which can be used as a meal replacement! It is a BIG drink and could be considered 2 servings. Women who are watching their calories can cut the supplements in half, which drops the total calories down to 289.

MY Green Drink (398 calories)

Add all ingredients (listed below) to a blender and blend until combined.

Supplements (218 calories)

    • 1 TBSP Ground Flax Seed (40 calories)
    • 1 ½ TBSP Hemp Seed  (80 calories)
    • 1 TBSP Dulse Flakes  (8 calories)
    • 2 tsp Maca Powder  (40 calories)
    • 2 TBSP Protein Powder (50 calories)

Fruits & Veggies (180 calories)

    • 1 Cup Fresh Kale (30 calories)
    • 1 Cup Frozen Spinach (30 calories)
    • 1/2 Cup Blueberries (35 calories)
    • ½ Small Banana (40 calories)
    • 1/2 Cup Frozen Pineapple (45 calories)
    • 20 oz. H20


Kym October 18, 2010 at 9:20 pm

Thanks! I look forward to trying it!

Lauren October 18, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Thank you Bob! I am looking forward to trying it!

Rachel October 18, 2010 at 9:28 pm

What are the benefits of hemp seed, dulse flakes(?), and maca powder(?)? Before or After workout drink? I am willing to try. Thank you for sharing.

gabriella October 18, 2010 at 9:28 pm

thank you for sharing – where you find those supplements?

lbutwell October 18, 2010 at 9:32 pm

Is this then to be had as a meal replacement?

Kristen October 18, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Can you drink this when pregnant?

joann October 18, 2010 at 9:42 pm

Where can we get the ingredients?

Cathy October 18, 2010 at 9:45 pm

Thanks Bob!

Cari October 18, 2010 at 9:45 pm

Can you post your recovery drink recipe? Look forward to trying this one.

LeeAnn October 18, 2010 at 10:15 pm

Oh, I never thought of putting pineapple in my Green Monsters!!!! I am so excited to try it! Thanks.

JennNabb October 18, 2010 at 10:31 pm

I entered the recipe into my WeightWatchers and it came up 6 points. (3 points for half). GREAT

sue October 18, 2010 at 10:56 pm

sounds good cheers Bob Sue in the UK XX

Kitty October 18, 2010 at 11:02 pm

What can you use instead of kale? It is not always available here.

Reyna Brown October 18, 2010 at 11:57 pm

Bob, this sounds great! You should make a mix of the dry ingredients and sell that so people have things to mix and keep on hand. That way all we have to do is add the fresh stuff! :)

melissa October 19, 2010 at 12:14 am

Sounds terrific. Do you put it in a blender, vitamix or juicer?

Pam October 19, 2010 at 1:25 am

I have never had pea powder, heck I have not heard of most of that stuff.
Is it at Whole Foods or Sprouts?

Bobbie October 19, 2010 at 1:38 am

I have looked on several websites and I can’t find Dulse flakes. What are they and where do you get them?

Rob Russo October 19, 2010 at 1:49 am

Sounds interesting … Will have to try it!

Becky October 19, 2010 at 3:42 am

I am like alot of you have never heard of some of the things and I live where you can’t get half of the supplements guess I will look it up and see if I can order them.
Will try it especially if it makes me feel full and is healthy.

Hope October 19, 2010 at 4:22 am

I can not wait to try this!! Sounds soooo yummy!

Kim October 19, 2010 at 9:22 am

What is the protein total for this drink?

Maria October 19, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Hi Bob. I have a question related somehow with your post. I’m trying to lose weight but only in some parts of my body. That is: my belly and my face. Yup, this year I started gaining weight but only in this two areas. I don’t get it why because my eating habits have not altered so much from the last year. I mean, I know sometimes I could be more careful, I tend to eat a little too much sweets and I don’t work out as much as I did last year, even though I have a hectic life and I don’t sit around all day without doing nothing. I started to do some searching on the Internet to figure it out and what I found is that maybe I have water retention (I also don’t normally drink too much water). That could explain why I only gained weight in my belly and my face? Can you teach me some exercises to reduce the fat face? I mean, there are so many for our body but nothing for the face… I’m desperate because my face is so puffy and round when it used to be so well defined, and I searched so much for tips to solve this unusual problem but I couldn’t find anything. So in conclusion, my question is: what causes fat face and how can I reduce/eliminate it? Thank you so much.

Teresa October 19, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Here is a great online place to find ingredients
http://www.mountainroseherbs.com

Rita Taylor October 19, 2010 at 4:10 pm

Most health food stores will carry the supplements. Another resource I use for whole grain products and they sell bulk hemp seeds is Bobs Red Mill. They have a web site and you can order products. This is good if there are no health food stores in your area. Additionally use that old computer and you can usually find a resource via it. Remember everyone he did say you can reduce the supplements to lower calorie values. So glad to see this type of thing being shared.
Here’s an idea I just had from what another share. Mix all your supplements together for a bulk amount and you can keep in freezer or use foodsaver bags for storing a certain amount of servings so they stay fresher. Happy Drinking

Vicki Martin October 19, 2010 at 6:33 pm

You can find all of the supplements on Amazon.com..altho when buying them all..they will run you a pretty penny.

Tammie October 20, 2010 at 1:14 am

I really really want to try this! It sounds amazing!

jenn October 20, 2010 at 2:16 am

that sounds amazing. i’ve been making green smoothies for breakfast the past two weeks and just picked up pea protein, hemp protein powder and ground flax seed to add to them. i’ll definitely give this a try. thank you so much for sharing vegan recipes:)

jenn October 20, 2010 at 2:19 am

and i found all of the ingredients at Whole Foods. Hemp was in the Gluten Free Section, and ground flax and pea protein was in the health supplements aisle. i had to ask the clerk for help finding them but they were there.

joetheplumber October 20, 2010 at 4:50 pm

sounds great i can’t have any seeds any sugestions?

Tiffany October 20, 2010 at 5:32 pm

You can find all the ingredients at Whole Foods, just went there yesterday, and drinking it this morning :)

sgsobek October 20, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Thanks Bob can’t wait to try it! :)

Pam October 24, 2010 at 5:29 am

Spinach seems to have quite a bit of protein. I am going to try that until I can get the courage to try pea powder.

alyssamk October 24, 2010 at 9:25 pm

Thank you Bob. This is really tasty and fresh. I love it!

Andrew Trensik October 25, 2010 at 4:55 pm

nice! sounds like Vega, my favorite drink. it has hemp, pea, and rice protein, maca, and chlorrella.

jj October 25, 2010 at 6:10 pm

How much $ per serving …also seems nutrient poor for meal replacement

Sarah October 26, 2010 at 1:09 am

I found most of the items at an organic food store.

pjhthrowaway@mail.com October 28, 2010 at 3:41 pm

Anyone get a protein count on those two? I’m being lazy.

Bev October 28, 2010 at 11:11 pm

Hey i make a green moster also that is very good
1/2 cup almond or other homemade nut milk
1/2 homemade Kifer
1/2cup chopped pineapple
4 small carrots
1 cup or so of frozen spinish
1/2 banana
2 tsp chia seeds
2 tsp Maca Powder
2 tsp taco powder
ice and sometimes i add a protien powder
put in vitamix and drink yummy

Lexie November 3, 2010 at 7:25 pm

Hi guys, for those in the UK try the following:
http://www.funkyraw.com for dulse flakes, http://www.myprotein.com for pea protein and http://www.buywholefoodsonline.co.uk for the rest. Its taken me ages to find stockists but cant wait for my order to arrive so I can try it!!

Michele November 8, 2010 at 11:36 am

I’m drinking it right now…it actually tastes 100 times better than I thought it would. I was able to find all of the ingredients but the frozen pineapple at Sprouts. Fresh and Easy has frozen pineapple. I hate blueberries so I subbed raspberries, but that was the only modification I made.

Geometrician November 12, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Bob, are you using the kale raw, or are you steaming it first? I think that kale and other hard greens (collards, etc.) provide more bioavailable nutrients if they are cooked, don’t they?

Raylene November 15, 2010 at 1:26 pm

To the lady or future ladies who are pregnant and want to know if you can drink this drink. Check with your doctor, or natural path. whom ever you see. I used to work in the supplement industry. My suggestion is to avoid the MACA. Study up on it. Learn for yourself about Maca. I am not saying it isn’t good. Be cautious while carrying your lil one.

Christy December 29, 2010 at 9:22 pm

This sounds pretty expensive.

alli December 29, 2010 at 9:38 pm

This is very similar to my regular green smoothie recipe with a few exceptions.

The base of my smoothie is vega or tru food vegan powder, it has maca, probiotics, yellow pea protein, hemp protein, and comprised of whole food and mostly organic ingredieants.

1 scoop true food vegan or vega natural flavor
1 cup frozen organic berry mix or frozen organic tropical fruit mix
1 cup fresh raw kale
1 teaspoon vegan probiotics
4 drops vitamin D (99.9% of people are deficient)
add water and coconut kefir beverage by So Delicious

Ps- Im pregnant and this is going to power me through the next 9 months! This morning I was craving chocolate covered strawberries, so i made my smoothie with chocolate vega protein powder, strawberry coconut kefir, frozen org strawberries, kale, and water and D and probiotics! YUM! Gotta love green smoothies!

kathleen January 15, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Do not cook kale. When you heat a vegetable like that you are breaking down the enymes. This items are at a local whole foods. The dulse looks like seaweed almost but a very dark red.

Crystal February 9, 2011 at 5:40 pm

I have it twice a day. We have modified it and i lost 10 lbs last week and I have not begun working out yet. I have 130lbs to go!!!!!

dianna February 9, 2011 at 5:52 pm

That sounds really good. Ill give it a try.

Amanda February 10, 2011 at 4:23 pm

I think I’ll try this. I’m getting tired of drinking the same old orange juice, protein, and berries smoothies everyday. Unlike most people, I am trying to gain weight not lose it. I’m also a vegan so I find it hard to eat all the healthy calories I need. So I drink smoothies inbetween my meals.

Thanks for the recipe!

Marjorie February 13, 2011 at 5:02 pm

To make this less sweet: Omit blueberries, pineapple, and banana.

Instead, add to supplements and greens noted above, 1 green onion, 1 clove garlic, 1 avocado, Juice of 1 lemon and 1/2 orange, 1 kiwi. Increase water to 30 ounces. Blend well.

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Joyce Stanley March 4, 2011 at 12:22 am

that’s a lot of wonderful stuff Bob.. I do know of an easier way to get all those nutrients.. but I respect you so much.. I don’t want to go sales on here.. LOVE YOU< YOU are SO GREAT! Like Tony the Tiger, only better :-)

marcio June 15, 2011 at 9:46 am

your dvd’s are only avaiable in USA and Canada?i live in Portugal and i would like to buy your latest.

Eve September 10, 2011 at 9:43 pm

Just had this this morning. I had everything but the dulse flakes and the hemp seed but it still turned out good. I don’t have a blender so I used my magic bullet. It wasn’t easy but it’s doable. The taste takes some getting used to but after drinking it I could feel the health benefits. Will continue to drink this =)

Keyprotein September 27, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Great healthy protein drink Bob, thanks just what I have been looking for.

Paulette October 1, 2011 at 4:21 am

Bob, I saw you on Nate Berkus today. You were calling dulse, “dulsa”. That is incorrect. The e is silent.

Angela October 1, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Saw this on the Nate Berkus show yesterday and bought the fresh ingredients yesterday. I’ll head to the health food store later today to get the supplements. I’m hoping it doesn’t taste too gross. I need a healthy quick lunch a few times a week and this could be perfect.

Angela October 3, 2011 at 7:04 pm

Ok, just tried this and for me it’s too much liquid. I’m overly full now. Don’t expect a tasty, yummy drink- this is not. I will drink it again though… I spent $50 on the ingredients my husband’s going to make me!

Creatine October 8, 2011 at 12:21 pm

I m surely make this healthy green drink…Thanks for sharing recipes….

Pat carroll November 4, 2011 at 10:55 pm

How can the green drink be adapted for gluten free diet?

Skaliwag January 7, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Clearly, Bob wants to add this green drink to his list of tortures to punish us for our misbehaving ways of food use! My drink tastes awful and I followed it all carefully! Has anyone ever seen Bob drink this stuff? It is all good healthy ingredients so will hold my nose and drink anyway til it is done! Thanks a lot, Bob

Tiffany April 13, 2012 at 4:11 pm

what is Maca powder and what is used for protein powder

Carima May 20, 2012 at 11:13 am

I had never heard of maca powder so I researched it. I think it is important to know that if you have thyroid disorder, maca root powder can interfere with your medicine. It also can raise iodine levels in the blood to dangerous levels for some people. Bob, I came to this site to check out your new book and I am not so sure now, I think you should share information about “supplements” when there could be potential side effects. Irresponsible.

Carima May 20, 2012 at 11:17 am

Wow, and dulce flakes are very rich in iodine also. Dangerous, dangerous dangerous. People trust you Bob, many will not reearch this on their own. A little information is a dangerous thing. I will not be buying your book. I will figure it out on my own.

maria June 11, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Do the hemp seeds need to be shelled?

Spirulina Wheatgrass July 14, 2012 at 12:08 am

It makes such a difference when you use good quality fresh ingredients.

Mickey July 15, 2012 at 11:41 pm

Hi ~ I have just started week 2 of the Skinny Rules and I’m loving it. I’m done 5 pounds and it was easy! Here’s my question: When is it okay to add back other fruits? I’m missing watermelon, canteloupe, etc. thanks!

Jack August 5, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Wow less than 300 calories. Thanks for this recipe. Would this be a good drink to have after a heavy session at the gym lifting weights?