Adding a green smoothie to your diet can be incredibly beneficial to your health. You can make one for breakfast, pair it with your lunch, or simply take it on the go as a quick healthy snack.

Green Smoothie Recipes You’ll Love

Loaded with vitamins, refreshing and delicious, here are some of our favorite quick and easy green smoothie recipes.

1. Kale and Banana Smoothie

Packed with vitamin A, calcium, and potassium, this kale and banana smoothie is the perfect start to any day. This smoothie pairs well with a light breakfast, such as egg whites and toast or a small bowl of hearty oatmeal.

Ingredients:

  • 2 bananas
  • 2 tablespoons of hulled hemp seed
  • 1 bag of frozen blueberries
  • 2.5 cups of pure water
  • 5 leaves of kale
  • 1 teaspoon of any superfood of choice (optional)

Instructions:

  1. After properly washing your kale and peeling your bananas, place all ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Add more water if you would like to make your smoothie thinner.

2. Arugula Lettuce and Pear

The arugula and pear smoothie is ideal for any snack break or paired with lunch. This smoothie is light, refreshing, and nutritious. On top of being delicious, this smoothie is also loaded with calcium and vitamin C. You can also try it in a salad!

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 2-3 diced pears
  • 2 tablespoons hulled hemp seed
  • 1 bag of frozen raspberries
  • 2.5 cups of water
  • 1 teaspoon of superfood of choice
  • a small bunch of arugula leaves
  • stevia to taste

Instructions:

  1. Dice the pears (make sure to remove all seeds and stems before adding them to the blender).
  2. Place all the ingredients in the blender and blend them until smooth.
  3. Add more water if you would like to make your smoothie thinner.
  4. If the smoothie is not sweet enough, you can add stevia for an extra boost.

3. Dandelion and Apple Smoothie

Yes, dandelions! Every part of a dandelion is edible, including the flower, so you can either put just the leafy greens in or the whole thing. Dandelions are packed full of vitamins A, C, and K, so they make a surprisingly great addition to any smoothie. Just make sure to properly clean any dandelions you pick by hand.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch of fresh dandelion greens
  • 1 peeled lemon
  • 1 banana
  • 2 large apples
  • 2 teaspoons of flaxseed (optional)
  • distilled water or spring water

Instructions:

  1. Peel lemon and dice apple. Be sure to remove any seeds.
  2. Place all the ingredients in the blender and blend them until smooth.
  3. Add more water if you would like to make your smoothie thinner.

4. Carrot and Ginger Smoothie

If you don’t have that much of a sweet tooth, this smoothie is fantastic when paired with lunch. It’s not too sweet or sugary, and the high level of antioxidants in ginger can help boost your immune system.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch of carrots (you can include some carrot leaves)
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 lemon
  • Approximately 1/3 inch of fresh ginger
  • A pinch of sea salt or cayenne pepper
  • Spring or distilled water

Instructions:

  1. Remove the pit from the avocado and scoop it out of the skin.
  2. Place all the ingredients in the blender and blend them until smooth.
  3. Add more water if you would like to make your smoothie thinner and drink right away.

5. Make Your Own Green Smoothie Recipe

However, the best smoothie for you is your own! You can make a lot of delicious creations with many leafy greens and frozen fruits. Your options are endless! Make sure you use 50% fruits and 50% veggies (or throw in some wild greens) and your smoothies will always taste incredible. In case they’re not sweet enough, you can add some low-fat milk, low-fat yogurt, or water.

Ingredients:

  • vegetable of choice (50%)
  • fruit of choice (50%)
  • a banana or an avocado for creaminess
  • lemon, ginger, parsley, or stevia

Instructions:

  1. Place all the ingredients in the blender and blend them until smooth.
  2. Add milk, yogurt, or water if necessary.
  3. Blend and drink right away.

Don’t be afraid to experiment. Always make sure to add extras, such as flax seeds, nuts, hulled hemp seeds, and superfoods to elevate the flavor and nutritional value. Whatever ingredients you decide to go with, you’re bound to make a new delicious and refreshing concoction. Each of the recipes listed contains healthy minerals and vitamins. They’re also alkalizing and very healthy!


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