This Green Smoothie recipe is healthy, nutritious and so easy to make with just a few simple ingredients. It’s full of fiber, protein, simple to customize and makes a delicious and refreshing low carb, keto, paleo or Whole30 breakfast or snack.
A HEALTHY GREEN SMOOTHIE FOR BREAKFAST
Nothing helps to kick start your morning like a healthy smoothie. Smoothies are one of my family’s favorite way to start the day especially during the summer when you want something cold and refreshing.
Green smoothies are one of the easiest things you can make. They are portable and perfect if your mornings are busy and you need something quick to fill you up when you’re on the go.
WHAT TO PUT IN A GREEN SMOOTHIE
Making a simple green smoothie at home is one of the easiest things since you can use whatever you have in your fridge or pantry. I love how versatile these healthy shakes are.
You can just swap in your favorite fruit, vegetables and other spices and add-ins you like.
This simple green drink recipe is loaded with a ton of antioxidants, vitamin-rich greens and tastes refreshing and delicious.
- 2 cups of spinach
- star fruit for low carb / keto OR frozen pineapple chunks OR sub with s
- avocado for low carb / keto OR green grapes OR sub with a
- lemon juice
- water OR milk of your choice
HOW TO MAKE GREEN SMOOTHIES
- POUR LIQUID FIRST: You’re going to start by adding the water or unsweetened almond milk to your high speed blender. Adding the liquid first helps to get the blender moving so the other ingredients blend much faster.
- ADD GREENS OR SOFTER FRUIT & VEGGIES: Next, add any spinach, kale and other soft fruits such as star fruit, and avocado. Feel free to add sweeteners, protein powder and any extra flavorings / spices you like.
- TOSS IN FROZEN OR HARD FRUIT LAST: Add celery, ginger and if you’re adding frozen pineapple, add it in last.
GREEN BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE VARIATIONS:
You can also change up this easy green smoothie recipe with any add-in choices that you like:
- coconut water
- matcha powder or brewed green tea
- protein powder
- cocao powder
- for dairy free: almond milk, vanilla almond milk, cashew milk, soy milk or oat milk
- ripe frozen banana (adds thickness as well)
- water kefir
- chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds: for added fiber and protein
- ice cubes
Make smoothie bowls and add your favorite toppings.
OTHER VEGGIES YOU CAN USE:
- leafy greens of your choice
- cauliflower – adds bulk
If NOT Whole30, paleo & dairy is okay:
- plain yogurt, Greek yogurt or vanilla yogurt – add to the freezer for 20 minutes and it tastes just like ice cream
- peanut butter, almond butter or sunflower seed butter for extra added protein
- gluten free oats for extra staying power
This green smoothie with almond milk does not contain any added sweeteners. Depending on your taste, diet and preference, you are totally free to add any sweetener of your choice:
- maple syrup
- raw honey
- ripe banana
- dried dates
- fresh grapes
- coconut sugar
- low carb sweeteners: monk fruit sweetener, erythritol, SWERVE or stevia
IS GREEN SMOOTHIE HEALTHY?
Ever wondered does green smoothies make you gain weight?
Some fruits smoothie recipes and smoothie bowls are loaded with sugar and other unnecessary ingredients that can actually make you gain weight.
Do green smoothies help weight loss?
By using the right combination of ingredients, you can create healthy smoothies that taste good and may even help with weight loss if that is your goal.
This Whole30 green smoothie without yogurt is not only dairy free, gluten free and sugar free, it’s also low fat, low carb, Whole30 and paleo friendly.
By using the right combination of ingredients, you can create keto green smoothies that taste good and may even help you lose weight if that is your goal.
Wondering how many calories are in this paleo green smoothie recipe. The nutritional information for one serving of this low carb keto smoothie smoothie is:
- 99 calories,
- 2g NET carbs = 7g Total Carbs – 5g Fiber
- 2g protein
- 8g fat
A FEW GREEN SMOOTHIE BENEFITS:
- Helps Your Daily Fruit And Vegetable Intake
- Rich in many vitamins and minerals that support the human body’s overall health.
- If you struggle with drinking plain water, smoothies can help improve hydration
- Smoothies contain lots of fiber from the veggies and fruit and can help improve digestion
- Adding real food smoothies to your diet and avoiding process sugars and packaged foods can definitely help you with your complexion. You may have heard lots of people that say they have noticed better and clearer skin whenever they are doing a green smoothie challenge or a green smoothie cleanse
HOW TO MAKE A GREEN SMOOTHIE TASTE GOOD
- if you’re a first time green smoothie maker, follow the 60% fruits to 40% veggies ratio to ease you in to the taste of green smoothies
- always use organic greens – especially spinach as it is listed as one of the “dirty dozens”
- always add liquid to the blender first to help make the other ingredients blend easier and quicker
- use a mix of frozen and fresh fruit and / or vegetables to make the smoothie cold and thick
- taste and add more fruit / seasonings / sweeteners and liquids to your desired consistency / preference
Mason Jar (for storing)
Silicon ice cube tray (for freezing)
MORE HEALTHY SMOOTHIES:
This Green Smoothie recipe is healthy, nutritious and so easy to make with just a few simple ingredients. It's full of fiber, protein, simple to customize and makes a delicious and refreshing breakfast or snack.
- 2 cups water or coconut water
- 2 cups organic spinach
- 1/2 cup star fruit OR pineapples if not low carb / keto
- 1/2 ripe avocado OR 1/2 cup grapes if not low carb / keto
- 1/2 celery rib
- 1/8 inch knob of ginger
- 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
To a high-powered blender:
Add liquid followed by the spinach, star fruit and avocado.
Finally, add harder or frozen ingredients like celery, ginger and lemon juice.
Blend on high until completely smooth or until desired consistency is reached. Add more or less water as well as a sweetener of your choice depending on your preference.