Green Smoothie

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This is my absolute favorite Green Smoothie recipe! It’s packed with good-for-you ingredients, yet it tastes great! No more plugging your nose to chug down greens; you’ll crave this smoothie every morning!

Once you’re hooked on this Green Smoothie, be sure to try out our other healthy breakfast recipes: Healthy Banana Bread, Healthy Blueberry Muffins, and Healthy Zucchini Bread.

Vibrant green smoothie glasses on a table, encircled by fresh citrus slices.

The Best Green Smoothie Recipe

Imagine a smoothie that’s so tasty, you won’t believe it’s actually good for you! That’s exactly what you get with a Green Smoothie. It’s super yummy, with a sweet and fresh flavor that makes you think of summer days.

Additionally, this smoothie combines green fruits and veggies like spinach, kale, and green apples. But guess what? The veggies blend so well that their taste becomes undetectable in the delicious mix. Furthermore, you mix it with almond milk or coconut water, adding creaminess and enhancing the flavor. Essentially, it’s a secret health boost in a glass that tastes like a treat! If you’re loving the how this smoothie makes you feel try our Immune Boosting Smoothie next!

Slicing bananas to place in a freezer bag for the recipe preparation.

Ingredients In This Green Smoothie 

  • Coconut Water/Almond Milk: Hydrates and adds flavor; coconut water for a tropical twist, almond milk for creaminess.
  • Spinach: Nutrient-rich, boosts health, and blends well without dominating the taste.  Read more about the benefits here. Use leftover spinach in this Spinach Salad or this Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup.
  • Frozen Pineapple/Clementines: Sweetens naturally, adds citrus zest; pineapple for a tropical touch, clementines for orange flavor.
  • Frozen Mango: Brings sweetness, creamy texture, and tropical notes.
  • Banana: Adds sweetness and creaminess, rich in potassium.
  • Lemon: Freshens flavor, adds zing and vitamin C.

VARIATIONS

Nutritious Additions

  1. Chia Seeds: Add a sprinkle on top for extra nutrition. Avoid storing leftovers with chia seeds to prevent gelling.
  2. Ginger: Optional for extra zing and health benefits. Add a half-inch slice of fresh ginger if you like. Have extra ginger? Throw it in this Vegetarian Tikka Masala.
  3. Hulled Hemp Seeds: Mix in an ounce to your green smoothie for more protein and energy.

Ingredients assembled for the green smoothie recipe before blending, and the creamy smoothie after blending.

How To Make A Green Smoothie

  1. Freeze Banana: Freeze the banana: Peel and slice a banana, then freeze the slices.
  2. Blend Base: Combine coconut water (or almond milk) with baby spinach in a blender. I use this Blendtec® blender and love it.
  3. Add Fruits: Put in frozen pineapple (or clementines), frozen mango, the frozen banana, and lemon.
  4. Blend Smooth: Next, blend everything until smooth and creamy.
  5. Serve: Enjoy your fresh, healthy Green Smoothie!

Healthy green smoothie in a glass, ready to enjoy.

FAQs

Do Green Smoothies Help You Lose Weight?

Green Smoothies are nutritious and can support weight loss by replacing less healthy options with their rich vitamin and mineral content.

Is Drinking Green Smoothies Good For You?

Drinking Green Smoothies is beneficial as they are packed with fiber for digestion, chlorophyll for immune support and rejuvenation, and vitamins and antioxidants for skin health.

Can I Drink A Green Smoothie Every Day?

Yes, you can drink a Green Smoothie daily as part of a balanced diet to meet your daily fruit and vegetable needs. It’s good to vary the ingredients or try different healthy options like an Acai Bowl for variety.

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Green Smoothie

5 from 3 votes
This is my absolute favorite Green Smoothie recipe! It's packed with good-for-you ingredients yet tastes great!
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Green Smoothie

5 from 3 votes
This is my absolute favorite Green Smoothie recipe! It's packed with good-for-you ingredients yet tastes great!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword green smoothie, green smoothie recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 large green smoothie
Chelsea Lords
Calories 198kcal
Cost $2.31

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup coconut water (or unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
  • 1 packed cup baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple (or 2 clementines; Note 1)
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 1/2 large banana (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 of 1 lemon, peeled

Instructions

  • The night before making your smoothie, remove the peel on a ripe banana and cut it into coins. Put the coins in an airtight freezer bag and freeze.
  • The next day, combine the coconut water, baby spinach, and peeled clementines (if using) in a blender bottle. Blend until smooth.
  • Next, add in the frozen pineapple (if you didn't use clementines), frozen mango, frozen banana, and lemon. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately. 

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Recipe Notes

Note 1: Clementines: When clementines are in season and ripe/flavorful, I like adding those. Other times of the year we do frozen pineapple.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1large green smoothie | Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 48.1g | Protein: 4.1g | Fat: 1.2g | Sodium: 215.3mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 33.1g

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  1. 5 stars
    This is a great green smoothie. Thank you so much for taking the time during this busy season to share your wonderful post with Full Plate Thursday. Have a wonderful weekend and hope to see you again real soon!
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