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Try these green smoothie recipes, perfect for breakfast and snacks! They bring big flavor with a dose of nutritious leafy greens.

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Want to eat more greens without noticing? A green smoothie is your best bet! Nutrient dense leafy greens like spinach, kale, and chard are chock full of vitamins and fiber, and low in calories. So why not blend them into a smoothie? Whizzing greens together with fruit and ice makes them taste sweet and tangy. In fact, you’ll barely notice drinking this magic green potion is good for you.

Here are our top favorite ways to make a green smoothie! We’ve tested each one multiple times in our home kitchen and can confirm: they taste incredible. There are sweet and fruity green smoothies made with kale and spinach, a creamy spin with avocado, and zippy version starring celery and ginger. There’s something for everyone, and we hope you’ll love each one!

And now…our favorite green smoothie recipes!

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Of course, there are lots more flavors to try outside of these green smoothie recipes! Here are more of our favorite energy smoothies and smoothie recipes:

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Best Green Smoothie Recipe

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 small smoothies 1x
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Here’s how to make the best green smoothie chock full of nutrients! The flavor is so irresistible, you’ll forget you’re eating your greens.


  • 1 small apple
  • 1 banana, room temperature
  • 2 cups spinach
  • ¾ cup water
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 ½ cups frozen pineapple
  • ½ teaspoon peeled and grated ginger (from fresh ginger root), optional
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons* chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice


  1. Chop the apple, leaving the skin on. Break the banana into pieces and place them both in the blender. Add the spinach and water and blend until smooth. Add the ice, frozen pineapple, ginger, chia seeds, and lemon juice. Blend again until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately or store in a covered jar in the refrigerator for 2 days, shaking if the smoothie separates.


*We like this recipe with 1 tablespoon chia seeds, but you can add up to 2 tablespoons chia seeds for more protein and fiber. 2 tablespoons of chia seeds have 11 grams of fiber (44% of your daily need) and 4 grams protein (8% of your daily need).

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Smoothies
  • Diet: Vegan

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Virginia Reeves says:

    I enjoy drinking smoothie but if i drink to many of them i gain weight, do you have any suggest of what smoothies i can drink to help me loose weight, I’m a veggie and meat and fruit eater. please let me know. thank you

    1. I’m sorry, we aren’t qualified to give you specific dietary advice!

  2. Rozaline Quaye says:

    I want more of the smoothies