A delicious and healthy green smoothie recipe filled with fruits, greens, milk and yogurt. Perfect for an extra boost of energy and nutrients.
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Healthy Green Smoothie
I love to make smoothies for a quick and healthy breakfast or lunch. I make this green smoothie recipe quite often, along with my pineapple smoothie, strawberry banana smoothie and mango smoothie bowl.
During the hot months of summer, my family begs for smoothies every day! I wanted to keep our obsession somewhat healthy, so I started making green smoothies. After making several of them, I think I’ve discovered the perfect green smoothie recipe! This healthy smoothie recipe that I created wont even taste like you’re drinking spinach…promise. ;)
Green smoothies not only help detox and boost your digestive track, but also give you more energy! After drinking one every day, I’ve had way more energy. It feels great!
Plus, you can make this recipe using pretty much any fruit and greens combo to create a delicious, energizing and healthy smoothie that you’ll be making over and over again!
Green Smoothie Ingredients
Liquid: The liquid included in this healthy smoothie helps it to easily blend. You can use regular milk, almond milk, coconut milk or even some pineapple juice (or juice of choice).
Greek yogurt: I like to add Greek yogurt to give my smoothie a boost of added protein. This helps keep me fuller longer. It also helps to give the smoothie a creamier consistency.
Greens: Incorporating greens is such an easy way to add extra fiber. You get all the health benefits from the greens without even being able to taste them! I’ve found that spinach works best, however feel free to add kale or greens of choice.
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!
Fruit: I typically add frozen bananas and mangoes, however pretty much any fruit would work. The bananas help to thicken the consistency of the smoothie…so if not adding the banana, I would add a little more ice.
Extras: Feel free to add in extras like collagen or protein powder for more protein. I also like to add in some chia seeds and flaxseed for added nutrients and fiber.
How Do you Make a Green Smoothie?
Making this recipe is SO easy and takes only a couple of minutes! Just follow the simple steps below.
- Add the milk and yogurt to the bottom of your blender.
- Add remaining ingredients on top of liquids and blend until smooth.
- If needed, add more ice or liquid and blend. Enjoy while cold!
Tip: Use a high power blender!
I should note, using a high powered blender (like a blendtec or ninja) helps blend all the spinach leaves. 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 for a few weeks, I’m sold! This blender is worth every penny! It creates the most smooth and delicious drinks! I was amazed that 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.
Healthy Smoothie Optional Add-In’s and Toppings
- Protein powder or collagen
- Chia seeds
- Rolled oats
- Honey or bee pollen
- Vanilla extract or powder
- Herbs such as mint, basil or ginger
- Squeeze of lemon or lime juice
- Coconut flakes
- Sliced nuts
- Nut butter
Great for Meal Prep!
Whenever I am doing a big meal prep, I always end up making several smoothie bags to place in the freezer as well. You can portion out the fruit and spinach into ziptop bags and then when you’re ready to make the smoothie, all you need to do is add in the milk and yogurt.
It’s the perfect grab and go breakfast or snack and makes it easy to reach for something healthy rather than a junk item from the pantry!
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Best Green Smoothie Recipe
- ½ cup almond milk , more as needed (can substitute with regular milk)
- 1 1/2-2 cups spinach
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2-1 cup frozen mango (or frozen pineapple and peaches )
- plain greek yogurt , optional
Optional add in's: ground flaxseed, chia seeds, hemp hearts (I add 1 Tablespoon each), frozen berries, protein powder or collagen, honey (to sweeten)
- Add the milk to the bottom of a high power blender. Add the remaining ingredients on top of the liquids. Blend until smooth.
- Add more ice or liquid as needed. Enjoy green smoothie recipe while cold!
Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.
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