Best Green Smoothie Recipe

This green smoothie is a simple, healthy and nutrient-dense recipe that will fuel your mornings! From apples to spinach to bananas, these wholesome ingredients are a great way to sneak more greens into your everyday routine. Trust me, this is one drink you’re going to want to make again and again.

Green smoothie recipe in a glass.

You’ve probably come across many healthy green smoothie recipes in your lifetime. But do you find that you’re extremely hungry right after – or that it lacks in flavor? Well, after doing lots of testing, I can definitely say I’ve created the perfect green smoothie.

So it’s time to ditch store-bought smoothies and blend your own right at home! Chances are, this one’s way more delicious and well-rounded with the right nutrients.

Green Smoothie Recipe Video

This is an easy smoothie recipe (especially in a Vitamix) and only takes a minute. Watch the video below to see how quickly it comes together!

Tips For A Healthy Smoothie

If you haven’t read my post on how to make the healthiest green smoothie, make sure to do that. But here’s a few quick tips:

  • Add more greens: If you want that boost in vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, use fresh produce from the market or your local farmer’s market. You don’t want wilted or dirty greens that lack in nutrients. A few leafy greens that blend well are kale, spinach, or chard. But, feel free to switch it up with celery, mustard greens, or romaine!
  • Stick with a healthy liquid base: Since you’ll already be adding fruit into your smoothie, it’s best to not add any additional sugars with fruit juice. Instead, opt for water, coconut milk, or any nut milks such as almond milk or cashew milk.
  • Mix up your fruits: For most people, 2:1 ratio between fruits and vegetables is a good rule of thumb. Some of my favorite fruits to slice and freeze are apples, bananas, strawberries, mangos, or pineapple.
  • Don’t forget about healthy fats: If you didn’t know, healthy fats help absorb all the nutrients from the veggies and fruits – so this is crucial! You can do this simply by adding coconut oil, nuts, seeds, or 1/4 of an avocado.
  • Boost with superfoods: While the 4 steps above make a perfectly good green smoothie, it doesn’t hurt to add additional superfoods or mix-ins, like I do on my post-workout green smoothie recipe. You can add spices such as cinnamon or ginger and superfoods like maca powder or bee pollen.

Making a green smoothie in a blender.

Green Smoothie Ingredients

While the the ingredient list is extremely flexible, here’s one of my favorite combinations that’s simple yet so delicious:

  • Milk– 1 1/2 cup of milk, or any nut milk
  • Spinach– 2 cups fully packed
  • Banana– 1 banana (frozen is best)
  • Apple– 1 apple sliced into pieces
  • Avocado– 1/4 avocado

Close up view of green smoothie recipe.

How To Make The Best Green Smoothie

Just toss the above ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend for about 30 seconds. That’s it! By the end of it, you’ll have a deliciously creamy and vibrant smoothie.

Smoothie Tips

  • If you like your smoothies a bit thicker, add another 1/4 slice of avocado. If you like your smoothies a bit thinner or you’d like to save a few calories, you can substitute the milk with water.
  • Don’t add ice cubes as it will dilute the smoothie. The best way to keep the smoothie cold is to use a frozen banana.

Holding green smoothie in a glass.

More Easy Smoothie Recipes

If you’re on the hunt for more smoothie ideas to throw into your weekly rotation, here are a few of my favorites:

Want some smoothie options lower in sugar? Check out these delicious low sugar smoothies. And if you’re prefer juices over smoothies, check out my nutrient-packed green juice.

BEST Green Smoothie Recipe (5 Ingredients)

4.92 from 35 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan
This green smoothie is a simple, healthy and nutrient-dense recipe that will fuel your mornings! Watch the video above to see how I make it!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup nut milk, or dairy milk
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 apple
  • 1/4 avocado
  • plus optional add-ins

Instructions 

  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend for 30 seconds on high, or until creamy.

Lisa's Tips

  • Remember to freeze your bananas ahead of time! I cut my bananas in half and then store them in a Stasher bag in the freezer.

Nutrition

Calories: 163kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 270mg, Potassium: 567mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 17g, Vitamin A: 2927IU, Vitamin C: 20mg, Calcium: 260mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best green smoothie recipe, Green Smoothie, green smoothie recipe
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100 comments on “Best Green Smoothie Recipe”

  1. Delicious!  We added cinnamon, flax oil and almond butter… definitely a repeat!

  2. This smoothie is just DELICIOUS. It’s got the perfect thickness and flavour; I think the apple made it really refreshing. Thanks for the great recipe!5 stars

  3. This was really delicious, I’m so glad I tried it!!  Definitely going into my rotation!5 stars

  4. Not a comment, but rather a question. Can you use other greens instead of just spinach, like say a Spring Mix?

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