Green Smoothie Recipes *Updated*

11 Feb

I love green smoothies. What a great way to get in your greens without tasting them. For someone who hasn’t tried one before, sure, they may look gross, but I’m serious – you can’t really taste the veggies!

green smoothie recipes

One of my first posts was a list of my favorite green smoothie recipes. Most of these used only water, vegetables and a piece of fruit. Recently, I’ve been adding protein powder to my smoothies, while my mom has been using greek yogurt. Both are good if you want a protein shake AND a green smoothie 😉

Here are some of those veggie/fruit only smoothies (which are still delicious by the way):

Very Berry

  • handful of kale (or spinach)
  • 3-4 pieces of celery
  • 4-5 strawberries
  • 1/2 a banana

Simple Smoothie

  • 1 apple
  • handful of baby carrots

Current Favs

Here are my go-to smoothies (play around with measurements because it depends on how much you want):

All-Time Favorite Smoothie

Seriously tastes like a PB & Banana smoothie.

  • Water
  • Almond milk
  • Ice
  • Spinach/kale
  • Banana
  • Peanut Butter
  • 1 scoop protein powder (optional – I use Vega Vanilla)


Okay, this one you will probably taste some of the greens…

  • Water
  • Ice
  • Spinach/kale
  • Crushed garlic
  • Tiny bit of ginger
  • Add fruit of your choice


  • Water
  • Ice
  • Almond Milk
  • Spinach/kale
  • 1/2 banana
  • Strawberries
  • 1 scoop protein powder (optional)

A Little More Green

  • Water
  • Ice
  • Almond milk
  • Spinach/kale
  • 1/4-1/2 cucumber (depending on how much you want)
  • Strawberries (or your favorite berry)

Tips For Concocting Your Own Green Smoothie

If you want to experiment with making your recipes, here are a few tips:

  1. If you’re a beginner, use spinach instead of kale. It will be less green tasting, and once you acquire the taste for green smoothies, you can throw in kale (and other veggies) and it won’t taste as strong as the first time you try one.
  2. Just experiment with different combos. I found that I really like a carrots and apple combo, or a banana and PB combo. Some people like oranges or mangoes (never tried it myself), so it all depends on your taste. Try different fruits and veggies and see what you like!
  3. Use a high powered blender. I can’t afford a Vitamix right now, but I have a Ninja, which works really well. I never have chunks in my smoothie like when I used my Magic Bullet.
  4. Don’t put in the protein powder first (in your blender). I have found that when I do that and then add water, the powder gets stuck to the bottom, even if I blend it for a while.

Recently, I’ve been having a green smoothie most days. Like I said, it’s such an easy way to get in your greens and some protein too!

Do you like green smoothies?

Which of these have you tried/want to try?


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16 Responses to “Green Smoothie Recipes *Updated*”

  1. Rebecca Scaglione - Love at First Book February 11, 2014 at 2:32 pm #

    This is great! I actually am looking for greener smoothie recipes, so I will have to bookmark your blog. These look simple (which is my kind of recipe!!!)

    Yay for the SITS Girls for helping me find your blog! 😀

    -Rebecca @ Love at First Book

    • reach-yourpeak February 11, 2014 at 3:06 pm #

      Thank you for stopping by! Let me know if you decide to try any of these out, I’d love to hear what you think!

  2. Alexis @ funrunning4life February 11, 2014 at 2:43 pm #

    I still make my smoothies in a magic bullet. My next kitchen investment will definitely be a blender! I haven’t tried some of these combos, so I’m excited to give them a whirl someday soon.

    • reach-yourpeak February 11, 2014 at 3:06 pm #

      I do still love my magic bullet for quick shakes 🙂 Much easier to clean too. Let me know when you try them out!

  3. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets February 11, 2014 at 6:43 pm #

    I’ve never had a green smoothie, but I really want to! Apple and baby carrots…I never would have thought of it! Hopefully I can finally get started with one of your recipes!

    • reach-yourpeak February 11, 2014 at 9:03 pm #

      Definitely try it but be prepared to not be so used to the taste-after a few tries you will love it though! Apples and carrots is weird but I really only taste the apples, and they are sweet so that’s good too 🙂

  4. Nicole February 11, 2014 at 7:52 pm #

    I love green smoothies, but I never thought to put peanut butter in one. I’m excited about trying that!

  5. kristenk February 11, 2014 at 11:33 pm #

    Hmm I’ve been thinking about trying this, but I’m totally a wimp about drinking veggies. I may have to try these recipes though! Thanks for posting these!

  6. Mrs. B (@wtmilitaryfam) February 12, 2014 at 9:45 am #

    I so want to try these but am scared…I need to just make myself do it! 😉 Thanks for sharing, I’m pinning it so I can get over it and make the leap…hopefully soon!

  7. Raven February 12, 2014 at 10:45 am #

    I’ve made my own green smoothie. Usually I put different greens, apple and pineapple for sweetness.

    Stopping by from SITS

  8. firefinish February 12, 2014 at 3:36 pm #

    Had been searching for some good “green” recipes. Will be trying it out 🙂

  9. Rachael F. (Glass of Win) February 13, 2014 at 9:16 pm #

    I LOVE green smoothies! Thanks so much for the recipes ~ going to try these out in the Vitamix 🙂

    • reach-yourpeak February 13, 2014 at 10:50 pm #

      Let me know if you like them! Whenever I get married, I’m definitely putting a vitamix on my registry :-p


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