April 19, 2022

by Alyssa

Alyssa’s Favorite Green Smoothie

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This nutrient-packed green smoothie recipe is the perfect way to start your day, with plenty of fiber, healthy fat, and protein to keep you energized!

Angled top-down view of green smoothie in glass with stainless steel straw and shredded coconut garnish

If you've ever wanted to try a green smoothie, I'm sure you've turned to Google to see what your options are, only to find out that there are tons (like literally millions) of green smoothie recipes out there. How could you choose? Everyone has their own twist on the healthy green smoothie and trust me, I've tried my share of them.

This smoothie recipe is my favorite because it’s sweet, but not too sweet; it’s chock full of greens, but it (actually!) tastes good.

For this recipe, the sweetness comes from berries and coconuts, and the amazing, creamy texture comes from avocados. I've combined these with my fave dark leafy friend, the almighty kale, which packs in loads of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. A blend of cozy spices takes the flavor to the next level!

Sipping this, you would almost never know you were drinking vegetables for breakfast, aside from the very green color!

Pouring green smoothie from pitcher into glass, with ingredients scattered in foreground

What Are the Benefits of Green Smoothies?

Green smoothies are the best way to get a big nutritional punch in a sippable package—it’s basically like a salad you can drink!

If you have trouble eating all of the fruits, veggies, fiber, and protein you’re supposed to get in a day, green smoothies are a great way to help you get that nutrition in. Depending on the ingredients you add, they’re also full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.

Overhead view of green smoothie ingredients

What You’ll Need

Scroll down to the recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions.

  • Avocado
  • Kale – For a milder flavor, you can substitute spinach.
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Unsweetened almond milk – Or another plant-based milk.
  • Filtered water
  • Ice cubes
  • Flax meal
  • Rice protein – Or another protein powder you like or have on hand.
  • Green stevia powder – Another sweetener can be used instead, or you can omit it altogether.
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Ginger
  • Cloves

Is Kale or Spinach Better for You?

The answer to this question depends on what you’re looking for nutritionally. Each of these greens has different nutrients; kale has more vitamin C, but spinach has more iron, for example. Whichever one you choose, you’ll be getting a lot of important nutrients, without a lot of calories.

Two top-down photos of blender; one before blending green smoothie ingredients, one after

How to Make My Favorite Healthy Green Smoothie

As with most smoothie recipes, this one is a cinch to whip up! Here’s what you’ll need to do.

Add the ingredients to the blender. Layer the ingredients in the order they’re listed on the recipe card for easy blending.

Blend. Blend until the liquid reaches a smooth, creamy texture, then pour into a glass and serve.

How Long Should I Blend a Smoothie?

A longer blending time isn’t necessarily better when it comes to making smoothies! High-speed blenders will start to warm up foods as they blend them, so be sure to turn off the blender as soon as your smoothie is creamy and smooth.

Green smoothie in tall glass with stainless steel straw and shredded coconut garnish

How to Store

Smoothies don’t store well; the longer they sit, the more nutrients are lost. If you can’t finish your green smoothie in one go, you can cover it and store it in the fridge for up to a day.

Can This Recipe Be Frozen?

Freezing is a better option for storage than the refrigerator because it preserves more of the nutrients in a green smoothie. Transfer it to a jar (be sure to leave enough head space for expansion!), airtight container, or freezer bag and freeze for up to 2 months. Let the smoothie thaw in the refrigerator before serving.

Overhead view of green smoothie in glass topped with shredded coconut

More Healthy Green Smoothie Recipes to Try:

Alyssa's Favorite Healthy Green Smoothie

I'm happy to report that I've finally found a recipe that has the perfect amount of sweet and green in a smoothie. It's so yummy!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 531kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer
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Angled top-down view of green smoothie in glass with stainless steel straw and shredded coconut garnish
5 from 3 votes

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients in the order they are listed to a strong blender. Blend until you have a smooth and creamy texture.
  • It's as simple as that! Your body will be so happy to start its day out this way.

Notes

How to store: If you can’t finish your green smoothie in one go, you can cover it and store it in the fridge for up to a day.
How to freeze: Transfer the smoothie to a jar (be sure to leave enough head space for expansion!), airtight container, or freezer bag and freeze for up to 2 months. Let it thaw in the refrigerator before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 531kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Sodium: 485mg | Potassium: 1385mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 13535IU | Vitamin C: 178mg | Calcium: 551mg | Iron: 3.9mg

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About Alyssa

Hey there, I’m Alyssa Rimmer, a certified Holistic Nutritionist, yoga-lover, dog mom, and founder of Simply Quinoa. It’s nice to meet you! I created SQ as a way to provide solutions for women just like me, who were struggling to find helpful information about how to live a healthy and fulfilled life. My hope is that you will find inspiration here on SQ – in my story, in my recipes, in the hundreds of wellness articles, and in our amazing community. Welcome!

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  1. I feel like you are going to think I am a mean person who loves to correct people, and trust me, I’m not, but i just wanted to point out that you used the wrong “you’re” at the end of this is. As I type this I realize how common a mistake like this is and how silly of me it is to comment about it, but I do editorial work for my local newspaper, and well, I’ve sort of grown a knack for pointing these things out!

  2. Where’s the “Pinterest” button for this one? I don’t see it and this is definitely one I want to pin – no bananas and no celery! Woo hoo!

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