- Food: Green Smoothie
- Writer: Lizzie Green
- Content-Type: Food Blog
The BEST green smoothie recipe! It’s chock-full of nutritious ingredients like fresh spinach, but you’d never think it from the sweet, delightful taste.
This healthy green smoothie is my latest breakfast addiction.
If you’ve been reading the blog for a long, you know that I go in and out of breakfast kicks. I’ll consume one sort of cuisine every morning for a few weeks before moving on to the next phase.
I’ve cycled through muffins, eggs, overnight oats, hot oatmeal, porridge, and more, but I have to say, this green smoothie kick might just stay around.
I love starting my day knowing that I’ve already had many servings of fresh fruits and vegetables, and this specific green smoothie is extremely tasty.
It’s healthful, creamy, and created with just 6 ingredients. I’ll keep it on repeat for the next three weeks (at least!), and I hope that you will too.
Best Green Smoothie Recipe Ingredients
Even while this green smoothie looks very nutritious (and it is — there are loads of leafy greens in there!), what I enjoy most about it is its creamy texture and sweet, fresh flavor. Here’s what makes it so darn good:
- Frozen banana makes it rich and creamy. Plus, it adds a little sweetness and plenty of potassium.
- Lots of spinach gives this smoothie its brilliant color and a number of benefits. Don’t worry — you can’t taste it!
- Fresh mint gives it a light, fresh flavor.
- Almond butter makes it creamy, delicious, and loaded in healthful fats.
- The vanilla extract gives a wonderful depth of flavor.
- Ice cubes make it chilly and refreshing.
- And almond milk gets the blender humming and perfects the creamy texture. If you don’t have almond milk on hand, any plant-based milk like oat milk, soy milk, or coconut milk would be fantastic here too.
This green smoothie recipe produces 2 servings. Share it for breakfast if your significant other likes smoothies as much as mine does!
Green Smoothie Recipe Variations
I enjoy this green smoothie recipe as described, but feel free to play with it! Swap in what’s in season or what you have on hand. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Mix up the greens. Replace the spinach with a tiny handful of kale.
- Swap the herbs. Try adding cilantro, parsley, basil, or arugula instead of mint. Or if you prefer, skip the herbs entirely!
- Add extra fruit. Frozen fruits like frozen mango, strawberries, or blueberries would all taste wonderful here. Or if you want to make a green smoothie that tastes sweeter, put in one or two Medjool dates!
- Up the protein. Blend in your favorite protein powder or a dollop of Greek yogurt.
- Give it an extra flavor boost. Grate in fresh ginger or lemon zest, or add a squeeze of lemon juice or a sprinkling of cinnamon.
- Use a different nut butter. Don’t like almond butter? Use cashew butter instead. You could also substitute the nut butter with a scoop of hemp seeds, chia seeds, or flaxseed.
|Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 minutes
This green smoothie recipe isn’t only healthful – it’s delicious, too! It’s a terrific vegan and gluten-free breakfast or afternoon snack.
- 1 frozen banana
- big handfuls of fresh baby spinach, about 2 cups
- ¼ cup fresh mint, about 10 leaves
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
- 2 ice cubes
- ¼ teaspoon good vanilla extract
- ¾ cup Almond Breeze Almondmilk Cashewmilk, more as needed
- In a blender, combine the banana, spinach, mint leaves, almond butter, ice, vanilla, and cashew milk. Blend until smooth. Add extra cashew milk as needed for desired consistency.
- Pour into glasses and serve.