Green Smoothie

Don’t let the color fool you, this delicious and healthy Green Smoothie recipe tastes anything but green. It is sweet, refreshing and the perfect breakfast smoothie to start your mornings.

A green smoothie with two colorful straws in a short glass cup

Green Smoothie

I hope you had a wonderful New Year’s Eve and are ready for an exciting 2015! I have no idea what’s in store, but I’m sure it’ll be an adventure. ๐Ÿ™‚

We rang in the new year with our small group. It was laid back, but a lot of fun. And of course there was champagne.

I have to say though, I’m glad the holidays are over. I love them and I love seeing all of our family, but man was it busy. And after all the food I stuffed myself with, I’m ready to get back into the swing of things and back into the gym. I’ve been slacking lately just trying to keep up with everything that’s been going on since Thanksgiving.

I’m not really a believer in New Year’s resolutions, since it seems most people don’t keep them. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I also think that if there’s something you think you need to do, a change you need to make, there’s no time like the present. Why wait till a new year comes around?

A Green Smoothie in a glass surrounded by spinach, kale, pineapple, strawberry, and bananas

I Love Making These Green Smoothies Ahead Of Time

But it just so happens that I’m tired of all the junk I’ve been eating and not being in the gym lately and I’m ready to get back into it – which feels resolution-y.

I was back in the gym yesterday and it felt great. It feels even better when followed up with a delicious smoothie.

The hubs and I will randomly go through smoothie phases. We sort of got it from my dad.

My dad will make a big batch of smoothies and then pour them in individual cups for the week, freeze them all and then pull one out each day. I know a lot of people love the idea of freezing ingredients in baggies so that you can pull one out each day and make a fresh smoothie, but honestly. I don’t have time to do that every morning, nor do I want to have to wash the blender every day. We’ve used my dad’s method a number of times and love it.

Close up of a Green Smoothie made with spinach, kale, pineapple, strawberry, and bananasA glass cup on a wood table is filled with a green smoothie and two colorful straws

Is This Green Smoothie Recipe Healthy?

So while this green smoothie recipe only makes 2 large smoothies, you could definitely double up on it and turn it into a few more and freeze them all.

Or eat them fresh. Fresh is tastier.

And this smoothie packs a bunch of fruit and veggies. It’s basically, like, most of the fruit and veggie servings you need in a day. I love that. All in one hit. Easy.

And you don’t taste the spinach and kale. When I first handed this green smoothie to the hubs, he gave me a look like I was trying to kill him. He’s suspicious of all things green. But then he tasted it and loved it! All a sudden he was curious about what was in it and drank the entire thing. So yea, it’s green but doesn’t taste like it. It just packs all kinds of vitamins and things that are good for you.

What Does This Smoothie Taste Like?

The main flavors come from the bananas, strawberries and pineapple. I recommend having them all frozen beforehand, especially the bananas. Did you know that frozen bananas, when pureed, create a smooth ice cream like base that is perfect for smoothies? It’s true. And the best thing ever. I bought fresh fruit (which was on sale – yay!) and then cut it up and froze it. The more frozen the fruit, the thicker the smoothie. And I like mine thick!

I also added some greek yogurt and almond milk for some protein – without the powder.

Enjoy! And don’t worry, I’ll be back with cake soon. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Two green smoothies with two colorful straws in a short glass cups

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Recipe

Green Smoothie

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Smoothies
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Don’t let the color fool you, this delicious and healthy Green Smoothie recipe tastes anything but green. It is sweet, refreshing and the perfect breakfast smoothie to start your mornings.


Ingredients

  • 2 peeled, sliced bananas, frozen
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries, frozen
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple, frozen
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt (about 45 oz)
  • 1 1/4 cup spinach
  • 1 1/4 cup kale
  • 1/2 cup almond milk

Instructions

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until well combined, 2-3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the blender, as needed. You can add more almond milk if it’s too thick.


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11 Comments
  1. Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking

    I LOVE your dad’s method!! I hate washing my blender, and doing it every day… Gosh that’d get old fast. I definitely need to try making a week’s worth in one go instead! ๐Ÿ™‚ Pinned!

  2. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Happy New Year, Lindsay! love that you made a smoothie!!! and LOVE the idea of making a big batch and then pouring them in individual cups and freezing for the week! what a great idea! totally going to do this!

  3. heather @french press

    I’m not one for new years resolutions either, but I do always crave a good green smoothie after all the holiday indulging

  4. Alyssa

    This smoothie looks great! I love the idea of making a big batch and freezing cups of it so you can just pull it out in the morning.

  5. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Hi Lindsay! This smoothie looks fantastic! I just tried my first green kind last week, and I have to say that I’m hooked! I love that you used pineapples and bananas in here. Sounds so light and refreshing!

  6. Mir

    I’m with you on resolutions. Nobody keeps them! They have the biggest fail rate ever.
    This smoothie does look delicious. And those straws are really cute. You’ve made being healthy look really appealing!

  7. Allie | Baking a Moment

    I am feeling the same way lately, and smoothies have definitely made it back into my daily rotation! I love the holidays too but somehow it always feels good to take down the tree and enjoy the open space, and clean up the diet too. Love this time of year for that!

Lindsay
About Lindsay

I'm a wife and mom to twin boys, a baby girl and a sweet black lab with a serious sweets addiction! Bring on the sugar!

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