Get your green on with this deliciously easy green smoothie recipe. Packed with nutrients, flavor, and a touch of sweet, this smoothie is your new morning bestie. From workout, to morning routine, just one sip and you'll make this part of your morning habit.
While smoothies tend to be made more during the summertime as a refreshing drink, I like smoothies all year long, especially as a breakfast or on the go drink.
Unlike my other drinks like my watermelon frosé, this is non-alcoholic. I absolutely love making this recipe because not only is it pretty, but it's delicious, high protein, fiber, and excellent for an on-the-go breakfast.
What are the ingredients for this recipe?
There's not many ingredients for this recipe that'll send you running to the store, maybe other than protein powder, but you can skip this if that's not your thing.
- Spinach: Fresh spinach leaves is what we're after here.
- Almond Milk: Swap oat or soy milk if you'd prefer
- Banana: We only need just one half of the banana, but if you want it a bit sweeter, throw in the entire thing!
- Protein Powder: You can use a vegan plant-based protein powder if you're vegan or looking to remain plant based. I opt for Ancient Nutrition Multi-Collagen Protein for my smoothies.
See the recipe card below for specific information about quantities.
How do I make this recipe?
You are just a few steps away from tasting the greatest smoothie ever. Here's what you'll do:
In a blender, add the spinach, blueberries, banana, honey, almond milk, protein powder, and ice.
Close the lid tight and blend for several minutes until there are no large ice chunks and the spinach is fully combined.
Pour into your favorite glass with your favorite straw and enjoy.
Recipe Swaps and Substitutions
If you are looking to make this recipe, but have to make a few adjustments, here's what I suggest you swap and substitute:
- Milk - instead of almond milk, you can opt for soy or oat.
- Spinach - if you want to swap in kale or even swiss chard, you can definitely do so instead of spinach.
- Fruit - strawberries, pineapple, raspberries, and other fruit like mango go really well in this smoothie too.
Here's a few fun ways to serve this recipe, or make it your own!
- Popsicles - add the smoothie to a few popsicle molds and throw in the freezer for fun and sunny day treat.
- Boozy - add some of your favorite vodka or tequila in the mix, add more ice and create a frozen boozy smoothie
- Kid friendly - to disguise that there is any remnants of spinach in it, add more of the berries than the spinach.
Kitchen Tools and Equipment
ou're only going to need one kitchen tool or appliance for this recipe, and that's a trusty blender.
You'll want a blender that has sharp blades and can cut through ice and all sorts of ingredients without leaving lumps or large leaves when finished. We want as smooth of a smoothie as possible, see what I did there? I have a few blender recommendations here!
How do I store this recipe? Can I prep this?
You can prep this smoothie ahead of time by making the smoothie the night before, and grab it on the way out the door! You can also freeze this smoothie by making ice pops, ice cubes, or even freeze in a pan to make smoothie ices.
To make this recipe a little sweeter than more spinach-tasting, add a tropical fruit like mango, pineapple, or more banana.
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The Easiest Green Smoothie Recipe
- 1 blender
- 1 cup fresh baby spinach
- ½ cup almond milk
- ½ large banana
- ½ cup blueberries
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 scoops protein powder
- 1 cup ice
- In a blender, add the spinach, blueberries, banana, honey, almond milk, protein powder, and ice.
- Close the lid tight and blend for several minutes until there are no large ice chunks and the spinach is fully combined.
- Pour into your favorite glass with your favorite straw and enjoy.