The Green Smoothie Recipe

green-smoothie-recipesGreen Smoothies are simple – Greens, fruit, water, and blend.

Learn more about the » Green Smoothie Diet

If it’s green, leafy and edible, it’s pretty much a guarantee to be good in a green smoothie. There are endless recipe making possibilities. When starting out we recommend including bananas in the mix as they are wonderful at balancing the richness of the greens’ flavor.

Use what’s fresh, in season and take chances. Make note of what you like.

How Much Greens?

Even a single leaf will improve the nutrition of any fruit smoothie. Work towards 70% fruit to 30% greens. Add more greens as you get used to the flavor. If you find 30% greens is too much “green” flavor for you, then simply use less.

See our » Greens Guide for more info about specific greens.

The Blender Queen's Guide

Green Smoothie Recipes:

Do you have a favorite fruit smoothie already? Just add some greens!

Below are a few recipes to get the ball rolling. Be sure to check out our forum and recipe section for more ideas and the opportunity to share your creations.

The Basic Green Smoothie Recipe

This is what we recommend for starting out (makes about 1 quart/1 liter).

1 or 2  ripe bananas
1/2 cup  of another fruit: (pineapple, blueberry, apple, peach, mango)
1 1/2 cup  fresh greens:   (~2 chard leaves or ~1 handful spinach)
~ 12 oz water (or to desired consistency)

Mint Melon Medley Green Smoothie Recipe

For a sweet refreshing mint feeling.

3 bananas
1 mint sprig, or 2
3 cups spinach packed in the blender
2 cups cantaloupe

~ 16oz water (to desired consistency)

Green Apple Glory Green Smoothie Recipe

For sweet creamy goodness.

1 ripe banana
1 large apple cored
1/2 medium ripe avocado
1 cup packed spinach
1 cup packed romaine (about 3 large leaves)
~ 1 pint of water

Irish Banana Split Green Smoothie Recipe

Sweet dessert heaven.

2 frozen ripe bananas
1 cup frozen pineapple
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
2 cups packed spinach
~ 1 pint of water

Tropical Dream

Sweet visions of the tropics.

1/2 mango
1 1/2 c pineapple
1 frozen banana
2 cups spinach

4 small kale leaves
~ 1 pint of water

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Not all Greens are Created Equal…

Different greens have a different level of flavor. If you are new to making green smoothies then stick with the milder flavored greens like spinach, chard or romaine. Moderately flavored greens include kale, swiss chard and collard. More strongly flavored greens include dandelion, mustard-greens, beet-greens, etc…

For the best possible smoothie for your body we recommend green smoothie recipes using only the freshest whole food ingredients. Fresh, non-dairy, raw smoothies offer the greatest nutritional benefit for you.

It’s all about the texture…

Better blenders like a Vitamix or a Blendtec do make better green smoothies. You do NOT need a fancy or expensive blender but it does make a difference and nothing beats the smoothness.

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