Best green smoothie recipe

Best green smoothie recipe – you won’t even know there’s spinach in there! ;)

Now that we’re in the middle of summer (115 in AZ…eeek), my family begs for smoothies every day! I wanted to keep our addiction somewhat healthy, so I started making green smoothies. After making several of them, I think I have come up with the perfect green smoothie recipe!

Favorite green smoothie recipe... you won't even know there's spinach in there! #healthy #recipes

Did you know that green smoothies not only can help detox and boost your digestive track but can give you more ENERGY? It’s true! After drinking a green smoothie every day, I’ve had way more energy. It feels great!

You can make green smoothies using pretty much any fruit and green combo. This recipe I created wont taste like you’re drinking spinach…promise. ;)

green smoothie recipeI also have to share my love for my new blentec. This blender is a-m-a-z-i-n-g and really does create the most delicious smoothies! I’ve seen Blendtec do demos in Costco and have always thought they looked amazing! I did think the price tag was a little high though. However now after using one, I’m sold! This blender is worth every penny! It creates the most smooth and delicious drinks! I was amazed I couldn’t taste the texture of the spinach in the smoothie. Usually mine gets clumps. This time around my kids had no idea what was in there. ;) I can’t wait to play with it some more.

Best green smoothie recipe

Best green smoothie recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup apple juice can substitute with greek yogurt or almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • 2 small oranges
  • 1/2 cup pineapple
  • 1/2 cup carrots
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 1/2 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in your blender with liquids on bottom and solids on top. Blend until smooth. Add more ice as needed. Enjoy!
http://www.iheartnaptime.net/green-smoothie/

 

Quick tip: It’s best to buy spinach in bulk and then freeze it in zip lock bags. One package from Costco will be enough for TEN smoothies!

These green smoothies really are deceptively delicious! My son LOVES them! He begs for one every morning. Plus doesn’t every thing taste better from a mason jar with a cute striped straw? ;)

Sooo are you a green smoothie fan? What’s your favorite combo?

 

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  1. Karen posted on July 10, 2012 at 4:57 am (#
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    We’ve been doing green smoothies for about a year now and my 5 yo actually complains if we are out if spinach lol! One tip I’ve learned if you’ve never tried it is to buy over ripe bananas (grocery stores will often give a discount if you ask), peel and freeze them. I add them frozen to our smoothies and it eliminates the need for ice. Plus frozen bananas when blended take on a super smooth creamy texture that definitely enhances the smoothie. Sometimes for my daughter I just do milk, frozen banana and spinach…she calls it her milkshake :) Yum!!!

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  2. stephanie posted on July 10, 2012 at 5:03 am (#
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    My son loved his green smoothie, that is until he saw me making it with spinach. Haha!

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  3. stee posted on July 10, 2012 at 6:41 am (#
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    I’ve been making green monsters for a month or so now. My favorite is:
    1/4 – 1/2 cup of milk (depends on how much frozen stuff is in the blender)
    1/4 cup greek yogurt
    dash of cinnamon
    handful of fresh strawberries
    handful of frozen pineapple
    handful of frozen mango
    a few basil leaves
    spoonful of chia seed
    two big handfuls of spinach

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  4. Jess posted on July 10, 2012 at 7:32 am (#
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    I started making them a couple months ago and I am really enjoying it. It’s also helped me in my weight loss journey. I have made some total fails but I will definitely try this one, too!

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  5. Awndrea posted on July 10, 2012 at 9:26 am (#
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    I just had a “duh!!” moment. Thank you so much for the tip on freezing smoothie size portions of spinach. We always buy the Costco spinach but it’s usually a race to use it all before it starts to get slimy. Eeew. ;)

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  6. Linda posted on July 10, 2012 at 11:18 am (#
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    I’ve been doing a 21 day bootcamp with lots of green smoothies. I think my fav is mango, blueberry, and kale. I always add a little water and ice at the bottom, then the fruit, and the greens. The frozen banans work great and thanks for the frozen spinach tip.

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  7. Patti posted on July 10, 2012 at 5:22 pm (#
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    We started making some combos like this recently. We found that adding blueberries takes away the green color, that seems to make it a bit more appetizing for those who don’t like the green color :)

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  8. Heather K Miller posted on July 10, 2012 at 11:39 pm (#
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    After trying for months to perfect my favorite smoothie combo, here it is:
    1 cup almond millk
    1/2 cup strawberries
    1/2 cup blueberries
    2 cups spinach
    1/2 frozen banana
    It’s delicious! After a good workout, Sometimes I will throw in a little chocolate protein powder and I love that too!

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  9. Seaweed & Raine posted on July 11, 2012 at 3:24 am (#
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    Smoothies are an awesome way to start a hot summer’s day. I’m curious as to how you receive products to review…

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  10. Annie~SavorThisMoment posted on July 11, 2012 at 3:49 pm (#
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    Your smoothies are very similar to ours, right down to the Costco spinach. :) I keep a bag of already peeled carrots on hand, too, and I’ll use a handful of frozen strawberries, too. I put flax seed and plain yogurt in them usually. My 14-year-old daughter hates to eat breakfast before school, but she’ll drink a smoothie. She prefers I don’t tell her what’s in them, though!

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  11. Vicki posted on July 19, 2012 at 9:42 pm (#
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    LOVE my green smoothie recipe…almost better than my fruit ones! :). Mine calls for vanilla yogurt (which I use plain yogurt & add a small dash of vanilla flavoring to cut out the sugar), avocado, spinach, frozen mango &frozen pineapple pieces, and water or almond milk if you prefer! If anyone wants the exact recipe, just let me know!! It’s YUMMY!!! :)

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    • Jamielyn replied on July 20th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

      Yum! That sounds good. I’ll have to try it with the almond milk and vanilla. Thanks for sharing!

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      • Tracey Evans replied on August 8th, 2012 at 8:20 am

        They are wonderful with almond milk and coconut water too! :) I also use lots of kale.

    • Tara replied on February 21st, 2013 at 9:47 pm

      I would love your recipe. I am trying to drink more green smooties!!

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      • Jamielyn replied on February 23rd, 2013 at 9:05 pm

        Let me know how you like it Tara! I love green smoothies! :)

    • Tina replied on September 8th, 2013 at 7:04 pm

      Hi Vicki…yes please do tell your full recipe

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  12. Jessica posted on July 26, 2012 at 8:59 pm (#
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    My daughter and I love green smoothies! My 11 month old had her first green smoothie today and loved it too! Our favorite is strawberries, bananas, blueberries, plain greek yogurt, spinach and kale with ice and water. So good and so good for you!

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  13. Amanda Fellers posted on October 5, 2012 at 5:29 am (#
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    Frz Blueberries and Strawberries
    Bananas
    Canned Shredded Pinapple
    Greek Yogurt
    FF Milk

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  14. Rocky posted on October 9, 2012 at 5:51 am (#
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    I loved this smothie. I’ve looked through your recipes and havn’t found any more smoothie recipes ect. I would like to know if you have any others, preferably without milk?

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  15. sharonkaymaid posted on December 31, 2012 at 12:39 pm (#
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    Hoping to try this soon

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  16. Nicole posted on July 10, 2013 at 2:53 pm (#
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    I’ve been drinking green smoothies too! I saw some people say they use almond milk and I just discovered that – it’s really good. My current combo is strawberries, a banana, orange juice, ice and spinach. Delich!

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    • Jamielyn replied on July 10th, 2013 at 6:02 pm

      Sounds refreshing! Thanks for sharing Nicole! :)

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  17. Breaking+The+Momma+Mold posted on April 14, 2014 at 6:20 pm (#
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    This sounds good. I never thought of using oranges. I have had success with my two-year old drinking smoothies that consist of almond milk, spinach (or kale), chia seeds, 1 banana and 1 date. Its actually really good! We have had a lot of failure smoothies so I always look forward to new ideas that kids will enjoy to.

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