Best Green Smoothie Recipe

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Best Green Smoothie Recipe – A delicious and healthy smoothie filled with fruits, greens, milk and yogurt. Perfect for an extra boost of energy and nutrients. This green smoothie recipe will become one of your go-to’s!

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.

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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 a green smoothie every day, I’ve had way more energy. It feels great! Plus, you can make this green smoothie recipe using pretty much any fruit and green combo. Use your favorite fruits and greens to create a delicious, energizing and healthy smoothie that you’ll be making over and over again!

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Green smoothie recipe 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 green smoothie recipe 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 green smoothie…so if not adding the banana, I would add a little more ice.

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How do you make a green smoothie?

Making this green smoothie recipe is SO easy and takes only a couple of minutes! Just follow the simple steps below. Scroll down to find the printable green smoothie recipe.

  1. Add the milk and greek yogurt to the bottom of a high power blender.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients on top of the liquids. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add more ice or liquid as needed. Enjoy while cold!

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.

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Healthy smoothie optional add-in’s and toppings

Add-in’s:

  • Protein powder or collagen
  • Chia seeds
  • Flaxseed
  • Rolled oats
  • Honey or bee pollen
  • Vanilla extract or powder
  • Coconut
  • Avocado
  • Herbs such as mint, basil or ginger
  • Squeeze of lemon or lime juice

Toppings: 

  • Coconut flakes
  • Granola
  • Sliced nuts
  • Nut butter
  • Dried cranberries

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Best Green Smoothie Recipe

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: green smoothie recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 149 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

Best Green Smoothie Recipe - A delicious and healthy smoothie filled with fruits, greens, milk and yogurt. Perfect for an extra boost of energy and nutrients. This green smoothie recipe will become one of your go-to's! 

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup milk (can substitute with almond milk)
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups spinach
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango (or frozen pineapple)
  • ice (as needed)

Optional add in's: protein powder or collagen, chia seeds, flaxseed, honey or bee pollen

Instructions

  1. Add the milk and greek yogurt to the bottom of a high power blender. Add the remaining ingredients on top of the liquids. Blend until smooth. 

  2. Add more ice or liquid as needed. Enjoy green smoothie recipe while cold!

Nutrition Facts
Best Green Smoothie Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 149 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 63mg 3%
Potassium 557mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 17g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 53.9%
Vitamin C 32.1%
Calcium 14.6%
Iron 4.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This really is the BEST green smoothie recipe! The healthy smoothie is deceptively delicious! Enjoy :)

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Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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43 comments on “Best Green Smoothie Recipe”

  1. 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!!!

  2. My son loved his green smoothie, that is until he saw me making it with spinach. Haha!

  3. 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

  4. 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!

  5. 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. ;)

  6. 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.

  7. 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 :)

  8. Heather K Miller Reply

    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!

  9. Smoothies are an awesome way to start a hot summer’s day. I’m curious as to how you receive products to review…

  10. 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!

  11. 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!!! :)

  12. 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!

  13. Frz Blueberries and Strawberries
    Bananas
    Canned Shredded Pinapple
    Greek Yogurt
    FF Milk

  14. 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?

  15. Hoping to try this soon

  16. 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!

  17. 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.

  18. I just got a new blender, and tried it this morning with this recipe. It is amazing!! My daughters and I all loved it. You weren’t kidding when you said it was perfect. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  19. Thanks for the smoothie recipe. I like the unusual mix of carrots and pineapple. Just pinned it.

  20. This is also one of my favorite green smoothie recipes Jammie, but I’d like to use kale more than spinach and prefer greener, btw have you tried using stasher bag to store your veggie or fruits in the refrigerator? I found it works very well at my end.

    • I’m glad you enjoy this smoothie recipe! I’ve never tried those stasher bags but I just looked them up online and they look amazing! I definitely are going to give them a try. :)

  21. I just made this for St. Patrick’s day. I thought it was good! Great way to be festive while staying natural. I did one thing: We were out of pineapple, so I used Mango chunks. II doubled on ice. Thank you for this recipe!

  22. I always take this green smoothie at every morning . It’s really very healthy recipe. Thanks for sharing this valuable recipe.

  23. I seriously need this this morning. Looks so amazing. 

  24. I always add Blueberries, then I’m upset when it doesn’t look green. LOL

  25. Looking for a green smoothie my kids will eat. Excited to give this one a try.

  26. I need to try this immediately, it looks so good! This looks heavenly!

  27. I love a good green smoothie! I love the idea of adding mango!

  28. I bet my kids will love this dish! Thanks so much for this amazing recipe!

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