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

Green smoothie recipes

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, fiber and are low in calories (read more here). So why not blend them into a smoothie? Whizzing greens together with fruit and ice makes them taste sweet and tangy: not bitter at all! 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! Each one we’ve tested multiple times in our own kitchen and verified: it tastes incredible and a three year old inhales it too (our ultimate test). There are sweet and fruity green smoothies made with kale and spinach. There’s a creamy spin with avocado, and a weirdly good version featuring celery and ginger. There’s a little something for everyone, and we hope you’ll love each one of them!

And now…our favorite green smoothie recipes!

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10 Best Green Smoothie Recipes

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 small smoothies 1x


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

Keywords: Green smoothie recipes

More smoothie recipes!

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:

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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