Go green or go home! If you are looking for a vegan smoothie recipe or a healthy breakfast smoothie, this green smoothie is packed with vegetables, healthy fats, and is so creamy and delicious you’ll never look at another green smoothie recipe again!
Go GREEN with this Spinach Smoothie
Do you have a child in your life that won’t touch vegetables? Or were you one of those kids that sat at the table and tried to fold your green beans into a napkin so you wouldn’t have to eat your veggies? Have no fear, we have made a vegetable smoothie for all of you and it doesn’t taste one bit like vegetables.
We wanted to create a healthy breakfast smoothie that was also a great option for people looking for a vegan smoothie recipe or spinach smoothie recipe. We recently posted the Best Breakfast Smoothie Recipe on FFF and it didn’t have any greens in it, so we decided our next smoothie recipe had to be a filling and delicious green smoothie recipe.
Now, don’t get me wrong, you can make this smoothie at any time of the day not just for breakfast! We usually blend up a smoothie for a post workout snack or if we are craving a lighter fare for dinner as well. Check out all of our favorite smoothie options for other smoothie inspiration.
This healthy green smoothie is a full meal in a glass! We have covered your healthy fats, a couple servings of vegetables, and topped it off with a little bit of sweetness for the nanners and dates. We really didn’t miss a beat when developing this tasty glass of goodness. Check it out..
- Frozen Bananas
- Frozen Avocado
- Frozen Cauliflower
- Almond Milk
- Flax Meal
- Medjool Dates
Green Smoothie Ingredients
Let’s get down to the nitty gritty and chat about all the different layers of a green smoothie.
Greens are the superstar of this smoothie. If you aren’t always on top of your vegetable intake, green smoothies are a great way to sneak more veggies into your diet. There are so many options when it comes to getting your greens in. We used spinach for this green smoothie, but choose from any of the greens below- they will all do the trick!
- Romaine Lettuce
- Swiss Chard
- Amazing Greens
When it comes to smoothies, we try to use frozen fruit as often as we can. Fresh fruit works, too! However, if you are looking for a cold and creamy smoothie frozen fruit is the way to go. The less ice, the more flavor you have. The frozen fruit acts as the ice and the ‘meat’ of the smoothie! If we have extra bananas fruit that is on the edge, we like to slice up fresh fruit and freeze it for later. Check out our post on how to freeze bananas for a step by step process on freezing fruit! Until then, check out our go-to smoothie fruits and veggies below.
P.S. the secret to smoothie creaminess for this smoothie was definitely the avocado!
- Frozen Triple Berry Mix
- Frozen Strawberries
- Frozen Bananas
- Frozen Tropical mix
- Frozen Avocado
When it comes to liquid in smoothies, it’s all about personal preference! We are big almond milk people, here on FFF. You can make your green smoothie a little bit more tropical by using fruit juice or you could even add some extra greens by using your favorite green juice. Your options are endless!
- Almond Milk
- Coconut Milk
- Orange Juice
- Green Juice
- 2 % Milk
- Rice Milk
Fiber + Add Ins
The beauty of smoothies is that you can throw in anything that your body needs right into the blender! If you need more protein, add it! Need a little extra fiber? Go for it. We also really love adding a little extra crunch with our favorite granola or raw walnuts! Here are some of our favorite smoothie add ins!
- Flax Meal
- Chia Seeds
- Vegan Protein Powder
- Whey Protein Powder
- Pea Protein
- Raw Walnuts
- Raw Almonds
Green Smoothie Recipes
- The Best Green Smoothie Recipes
- Detox Green Smoothie Bowl
- Tropical Green Smoothie
- Strawberry Banana Spinach Smoothie
Vegan Smoothie Recipes
- Blueberry Date Smoothie Bowls
- Refreshing Ginger Pineapple Smoothie
- Pumpkin Berry Smoothie
- Dark Chocolate Date Protein Smoothie
- 1 medium frozen avocado
- 1 cup packed spinach
- 1 cup sliced frozen banana
- 1 tablespoon ground flax
- 1/4 cup frozen cauliflower florets
- 3 pitted Medjool dates
- 1.25 cups unsweetened almond milk or more, to taste
- Place all ingredients for your green smoothie into a high-speed blender or Vitamix and blend until smooth.
It was just ok. A little like pudding. I omitted the flax because it makes my smoothies too much like jello. I also added a sprinkle of cinnamon but what would really make this sing is some grated ginger or an apple.
Why!? Why would you put these things together? I made this as directed, tried it, and immediately wanted to kick a puppy. And I love puppies! This came out tasting a little chunky, and only slightly sweet with a huge overtone of VEG. I liked all these ingredients before. I thought, “Well, this seems weird to me. But maybe fit foodie know something I don’t. I’ll give it a try.” Alas, fit foodie, this was not a delightful skip through tastey smoothie land. A brief ceremony and appropriate mourning period were held before the traditional down-the-drain burial. Next time, fit foodie, let the cauliflower be grilled, the avocado adorn a taco, and the spinach fill a quiche. Good luck in the future, and blend responsibly.
This was absolutely delicious! I skipped the avocado because I didn’t have any on hand and added two stalks of celery!
No siempre es fácil decidir si lo haces tú mismo (bricolaje) o contratar a un contratista. Sin embargo, una ventaja es clara: las reparaciones caseras de bricolaje pueden ahorrarle un montón de dinero. Usted puede usar trucos de bricolaje para ahorrar dinero en la decoración del hogar, mantenimiento de la casa, reparaciones de autos, jardinería, y más.
Una de las claves para ahorrar dinero en el bricolaje es tener a mano una caja de herramientas bien surtida. Pero usted no quiere salir y comprar cada herramienta en la ferretería sólo por la posibilidad de que la necesite. Tiene más sentido gastar su presupuesto de herramientas en unas cuantas herramientas realmente buenas que usará una y otra vez.
Afortunadamente, usted no necesita tantas herramientas para estar preparado para emergencias en el hogar. Alrededor de una docena de herramientas deberían ser suficientes para ayudarle en la mayoría de las reparaciones básicas.
this is perfecto for vegan people like. its very interesant an delicious recipe
It looks delicious!
I recently bacame vegan and I’ve been looking for healthy and delicious smoothies since I really miss the lactose-based ones.
I’m definetly gonna try this recipe.
OMG it looks so good!!!
I used to include frozen cauliflower in my smoothie bowls! It tasted even better with some fruit in it like banana or powdered peanut butter and cacao powder for a more decadent dessert-like smoothie! This green smoothie formula is wonderful. I’ve been skimping out on smoothies because it’s been so cold, but I miss them!
I found your website about 6 months ago, and read it almost daily. I love your recipes [ the photography makes my mouth salivate! ]
Question: do you (or have you) ever use frozen spinach with your smoothies? It seems as though my spinach never lasts as long as I need to and was wondering if frozen spinach would be a good alternative..
Anyhow, I thought I’d see what your thoughts are 🙂 enjoy your day!
Thanks so much for the comment, Susie 🙂