Favorite green smoothie recipe! Easy to make in a blender, this healthy and delicious drink is chock-full of leafy greens and fresh fruit.
New year, new green smoothie recipe!Ok, actually, this recipe isn’t new New, but new for blogs. Behind the scenes, this is my favorite green smoothie recipe. With so many fruits and veggies he packs into one meal and makes it whenever he wants it to taste like dessert. It’s rich, frosty, slightly sweet, and full of fresh ingredients like citrus, spinach, and bananas. If you’re looking for a new healthy breakfast or snack to add to your rotation, I can’t recommend it enough.
green smoothie recipe ingredients
Here’s what you need to make this green smoothie recipe:
- Leafy vegetables, of course! Kale is also great, but it has very little flavor, so I love using spinach here.
- half a frozen banana – Sweeten your smoothie and make it rich and creamy. Tip: Wait until the bananas are ripe and mottled before putting them in the freezer! Ripe bananas add more sweetness to your smoothie than unripe bananas.
- almond butter and chia seeds – Add healthy fats to make your smoothie even creamier.
- frozen orange segments – Add delicious natural sweetness (and tons of Vitamin C!) to this vibrant spinach smoothie. I like to buy lots of fresh tangerines and clementines, peel them, freeze them and have them on hand.
- unsweetened almond milk – To run the blender! Use commercially available ones or make your own.
- and ice cube – To perfect the frosty texture of your green smoothie.
Find the full recipe with the measurements below.
Green smoothie recipe variations
I love this green smoothie recipe, but there are so many ways to change it up! Adjust it to your liking or use what you have on hand. Here are some ideas to get you started.
- change vegetables. Spinach and kale may be the most popular smoothie vegetables, but that’s not all! Try replacing them with half the amount of chard, collard greens, or frozen broccoli. increase!
- Enjoy your fruit. When it’s not citrus season, I love using frozen mango or pineapple to make this green smoothie recipe.
- Use another liquid base. Add a dash of coconut milk, oat milk, or orange juice to this smoothie instead of almond milk.
- Replace seeds. Use hemp hearts instead of chia.
- Add a protein boost. Stir in a scoop of protein powder or Greek yogurt.
- Sweeter please. If your smoothie isn’t sweet enough, blend in a little honey, maple syrup, or your favorite natural sweetener. Or add frozen fruit!
Let us know what variations you’ve tried!
MORE FAVORITE SMOOTHIE RECIPES
If you like this green smoothie recipe, try the following plant-based smoothie recipes.
Recommended recipe for green smoothie! Creamy, frosty and refreshing. Adjust the amount of fruit according to the sweetness of your smoothie.
- 1 cup frozen spinach or kale
- ½ frozen banana
- ½ tablespoon almond butter
- 1 to 2 cup peeled and frozen oranges, or frozen pineapple or mango chunks
- ½ tea spoon chia seeds, option
- 1 cup almond milk, Blend further as needed
- handful of ice
Place spinach, banana, almond butter, 1 cup frozen fruit and chia seeds (if using) in a blender. Add almond milk and mix until smooth, add almond milk if needed and mix. Add ice and blend further.
If you want your smoothie to be sweeter, taste and add some frozen fruit. Blend until smooth, adding almond milk if desired.