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July 18, 2018

by Alyssa

6 Super Delicious Green Smoothie Recipes

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Here are six amazing green smoothie recipes that are perfect for any taste bud. Filled with fruits, veggies and nutrients, they're satisfying and delicious!

The Best Green Smoothie Recipes

By now you probably know…I'm obsessed with smoothies.

I drink a smoothie every single day and I seriously love it. Smoothies are not only a really quick and easy breakfast idea, but they're also a great way to flood your body with nutrients while still being easy on your digestion.

Green smoothies are my jam. Since I don't personally find greens to have all that much flavor, I always add some sort of green into my smoothie. But I know for some, the green smoothie lifestyle can feel like a little much.

Drinking greens? Might not seem too appealing. I totally get it! But today I'm going to change your mind ????

how to make a green apple smoothie

Benefits of Green Smoothies

To me, the benefits of green smoothies are endless. I already mentioned a few of the reasons why I love them and drink them on a daily basis, but if you're still not convinced, check this out.

Green smoothies are awesome because they're…

  • Quick & easy (taking 5 minutes or less to make)
  • Packed with fiber
  • Filling & satisfying
  • Portable & meal prep-friendly
  • A great way to sneak in fruits & veggies
  • Amazing for picky eaters


Our Favorite Green Smoothie Flavors

There are endless flavor possibilities when it comes to green smoothies! Essentially just take your favorite smoothie recipe and add a handful of greens and that's a green smoothie.

But there can also be a delicate balance if you're new to this idea of veggies in your smoothies. Too much and it might not taste that great for you.

So rather than just telling you to toss in some spinach, today I'm going to show you how to make my 6 staple green smoothie recipes that you can rotate through during the week. We've got:

  • Green Apple Smoothie
  • Mango Matcha Green Smoothie
  • Hidden Vegetable Pineapple Green Smoothie
  • Grapefruit Margarita Green Smoothie
  • Mint Chip Green smoothie
  • Peanut Butter Banana Green Smoothie

I tried my best to create as many different flavor ideas as possible, using some fun combos and a few that are classic. But before we dive into our green smoothie recipes, I want to quickly share the tools I use for making these cuties!

how to make the perfect pineapple green smoothie


1. Green Apple Smoothie

green apple smoothie with peanut butter and granola

A simple, classic and totally delicious green smoothie that's also banana-free! There are actually a lot of people who are allergic to bananas, so this is my go-to green smoothie recipe if that's you. It's creamy, it's not too sweet and it's super high in fiber. I love adding in a little vanilla protein powder to make it a full breakfast – it keeps me full all morning long!

To make this Green Apple Smoothie:

  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 large apple any variety
  • 1/2 cucumber chopped
  • 2 cups green kale or spinach
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder I like Sun Warrior
  • 1/4 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Stevia to taste
  • Handful of ice

Add all the ingredients into a blender in the order listed and blend on high until smooth and creamy. Pour into a glass or jar and top with a drizzle of peanut butter and sprinkle of granola!


2. Mango Matcha Green Smoothie

Eating a Healthy Green Smoothie with Matcha Powder

If you're not a fan of matcha lattes (yet!), this is a great way to get in some energy-boosting ingredients with your smoothie. This healthy Mango Matcha Smoothie is made with two types of greens, avocado, two superfood powders and blended up almond milk. It's nourishing, filling, super tasty and a great way to get a natural boost of energy!

To make Mango Matcha Green Smoothie:

  • 2 cups greens (I like 1/2 kale, 1/2 spinach)
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 2 teaspoons matcha powder
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • Coconut flakes to garnish

Add all the ingredients to a blender in the order listed. Blend on high until smooth and creamy. Pour into a glass, top with coconut flakes (if using) and enjoy!


3. Hidden Veggie Pineapple Green Smoothie

best pineapple green smoothie for picky eaters

If I had to choose, I think this would be my favorite on the list. I love the sweetness from the pineapple, adore the creamy texture and it's such a great way to sneak in even more veggies! It's packed with nutrients, sneaks in three types of veggies and tastes amazing!

To make this Hidden Veggie Pineapple Green Smoothie:

  • 2 cups spinach or greens of choice
  • 1 cup fresh zucchini
  • 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup fresh pineapple
  • 1 scoop vegan protein powder optional
  • 1 tablespoon cashew butter or nut butter of choice
  • 3/4 cup coconut water or liquid of choice

Add all ingredients into a blender in the order listed. Blend on high until smooth and creamy, then transfer to a glass and enjoy!


4. Grapefruit Margarita Green Smoothie

Grapefruit Margarita Green Smoothie Recipe

This smoothie is inspired by my favorite healthy cocktail: grapefruit margaritas! Of course, I don't want cocktails first thing in the morning, so I decided to recreate those flavors with and put them into a luscious green smoothie. This recipe is bright, flavorful, tangy and such a great way to start the day!

To make this Grapefruit Margarita Green Smoothie:

  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 grapefruit peeled and chopped
  • 2 limes peeled
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • Ice as needed
  • Stevia or sweetener of choice optional

Add all ingredients into a blender in the order listed. Blend on high until smooth and creamy. Pour into glasses and enjoy immediately.


5. Mint Chip Green Smoothie

Mint Chip Green Smoothie Recipe

I never used to be a mint person, but now I'm FULLY on board, especially if it has chocolate involved! This smoothie got me there and it's absolutely delicious. It reminds me of a creamy mint chip ice cream, but of course, it's perfect for breakfast. I love adding in frozen cauliflower to reduce the sugar content, but if that sounds strange to you, feel free to just use more banana!

to make this Mint Chip Green Smoothie:

  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower (or more banana)
  • 2 tablespoons cacao nibs
  • 1 cup chocolate almond milk (or coconut water)

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy. Pour into a jar and top with a few more cacao nibs and a sprig of fresh mint.


6. Peanut Butter Banana Green Smoothie

Peanut Butter Banana Green Smoothie Recipe

Does it get any better than peanut butter?! Honestly this has been one of my go-to smoothie recipes for years. It was the first green smoothie that I fell in love with and still is the one that I tell people to make if they're new to this “green drink” game. It's creamy, it's sweet and it's full of rich peanut butter flavor. Just scrumptious!

To make this Peanut Butter Banana Green Smoothie:

  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • ½ cup chopped cucumber
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 3 tbsp hemp hearts
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 frozen banana
  • Ice as needed

Add all ingredients into a blender in the order listed and blend on high until smooth and creamy!

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About Alyssa

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  1. Hey girlfriend I think you made a typo on the description of the peanut butter banana green smoothie <3 I love love love all of these flavor combinations and can't wait to try them!


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