There’s nothing quite as refreshing or as yummy as a healthy green smoothie. Lots of coffee shops are now serving these delicious drinks, but why not make and enjoy them from the comfort of your home? We’ve compiled a list of our 10 best green smoothie recipes that you can whip up yourself – all you need is a blender and a few fresh ingredients. These easy green smoothie recipes are sure to become your new favorites!
1. Banana Strawberry Spinach
In a blender combine 2 cups raw spinach, 2 medium frozen bananas, 1 cup fresh strawberries, whole and 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or vanilla soy milk). Blend until smooth and serve immediately. Makes 2 servings. Tip: Cut the banana up in chunks, place in a Ziploc bag and freeze overnight ahead of time. Each serving is about 150 calories with only 2 grams of fat, 34 grams carbohydrate and 3 grams of protein.
2. Green Superfood Smoothie
In a blender place ½ cup water, 1 ½ cups fresh grapefruit juice, 2 cups spinach, 1 teaspoon spirulina, 2 kiwis, peeled, 1 avocado and ½ cup frozen mango pieces. Blend on high speed until smooth. This recipe makes a very thick smoothie, so if you like you can add more water or juice to thin it out a bit. Each serving is about 130 calories with only 2 grams of fat, 29 grams carbohydrate and 4 grams of protein.
3. Mango Raspberry Chia Smoothie
Put the following ingredients in a blender, in this order: 1 cup frozen concentrated apple juice, 1.5 cups frozen raspberries, 1.5 cups frozen chunks of mango, 2 tablespoons Chia seeds and 2 cups spinach. Add ½ – 1 cup water and blend until smooth. This recipe is great for a breakfast smoothie or if you are on a detox cleanse. Makes 2 servings, each containing 175 calories with only 2 grams of fat, 31 grams carbohydrate and 4 grams of protein.
4. The Tropical Green Smoothie
To make this smoothie, toss 1 ½ cups fresh watermelon, the juice of 1 lime, 1 handful of baby spinach, 2 sprigs of fresh mint, 2 sprigs of parsley, ½ cup frozen strawberries, 1 cup frozen pineapple bits and ½ cup each of frozen mango and coconut water into a blender. You can add more or less coconut water depending on how thick you want your smoothie. Makes 2 servings and each serving contains 175 calories, 0.4 grams of fat, 41 mg sodium, 646 grams potassium, 42.9 grams carbohydrates, 3.9 grams of fiber and 3.1 grams of protein.
5. Pineapple Blueberry Green Detox Smoothie
This recipe is perfect for people on a green smoothie diet for weight loss! In a blender, toss in 1 cup baby spinach, 1 cup pineapple chunks, ½ cup plain Greek yogurt, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, a dash of turmeric, 2 teaspoons chia seeds (or flaxseed meal), 1 small piece of ginger root, the juice from ½ a lemon, ½ cup liquid (water, any kind of milk or juice) and 2 cups frozen blueberries. Makes 2 servings. Each serving is about 150 calories with only 2 grams of fat, 34 grams carbohydrate and 3 grams of protein.
6. Fruit Lovers Green Smoothie
In your trusty blender combine ½ a large bunch of kale (with stems removed), 2 cups pineapple, 1 mango, chopped, 1 medium frozen banana, 1-2 cups of water and coconut water as needed. Add the coconut water last for your smoothie to reach the desired consistency. Makes 2 servings, each containing 180 calories with 1.5 grams of fat, 34 grams carbohydrate and 3 grams of protein.
7. So Very Cherry Smoothie
Blend together 1 cup frozen cherries, ½ cup frozen chunks of mango, 2 cups greens of your choice (kale, spinach, etc.), 1 medium banana and 2 cups blueberry-pomegranate juice (or almond milk, soy milk, coconut water depending on your personal preferences). Blend until smooth and serve. Serves 2. Each serving contains 160 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 33 grams carbohydrate and 3 grams of protein.
8. California Smoothie
Blend a handful of spinach leaves or kale, 1 frozen banana, ¼ avocado, 2 cups vanilla or original soy milk, fresh mint and a dash of cinnamon. Add ice as needed for desired consistency. Serves 2 and each serving has 160 calories, 2 grams of fat, 28 grams carbohydrate and 3.5 grams of protein.
9. Basic Smoothie Formula
Making smoothies is actually pretty simple. Just use greens of your choice, a fruit and a liquid depending on your own preferences. For added protein and/or fiber, use powdered supplements and blend with the rest of the ingredients. Use frozen fruit or add ice for a more refreshing smoothie and enjoy!
10. Oats and Berries Saturday Smoothie
This recipe is perfect for breakfast and/or detoxing. Blend 12 ounces coconut water, 1 large orange, 1 medium banana, 2 cups spinach, 2 cups strawberries, ½ cup rolled oats. You can use frozen fruit or add 2 cups ice. Blend until smooth and enjoy your green smoothie! Makes 2 servings. Each has 150 calories with only 2 grams of fat, 28 grams carbohydrate and 6 grams of protein.