My Go-To Green Smoothie Recipe

This easy green smoothie is my “go to” green smoothie recipe.  It’s simple to make,  jam-packed with greens, protein and healthy fat and oh-so delicious!

I’ve shared lots of green smoothie recipes in the past, but this is the one I come back to time and time again.  This really is my go-to green smoothie recipe.

If you follow me on Instagram, you may recognize this green smoothie.  I’ve shared the recipe a few times, but wanted to make it official by posting it here on the blog.

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How To Make My Go-To Green Smoothie

Let me show you just how easy it is to make this smoothie (and why it’s so nutritious!)

  • Start by grabbing a big handful of leafy greens and popping them in the bottom of your blender.  I love using baby spinach because it’s tender and sweet, but you can really use any leafy green you have on hand.  All leafy greens are anti-inflammatory and are packed with antioxidants, so we definitely want to include lots of them in our diet.
  • Next up is avocado.  Loaded with heart healthy fats, creamy, buttery avocados are delicious in a smoothie.  Avocados are also rich in fiber, potassium, and vitamins B6 and C.  They are said to be a natural mood booster.
  • Fresh mint is another key component to this smoothie.  It elevates the flavor and brings a bright, fresh boost that you can only get from fresh herbs.  Plus it’s great for digestion and absolutely delicious.
  • Frozen blueberries bring the perfect amount of sweetness without adding too much sugar to this smoothie.  They are also jammed packed with antioxidants and add a good dose of energy to this meal.
  • Persian cucumbers are small, seedless crunchy cucumbers that contain lots of water and are great for hydration.  I love how they add an easy, fresh flavor to this smoothie.
  • I love adding vanilla whey protein to this smoothie.  It ramps up the amount of protein in the smoothie which helps to promote muscle growth and recovery.  You can also use a plant based protein if you prefer.
  • And then finally hemp seeds.  Another great source of protein, hemp seeds also contain vitamins, minerals and plenty of fiber.  I love adding them into the smoothie and then sprinkling a few on top for texture.

You will also need some liquid.  I usually fo with unsweetened almond milk, but you can use any type of milk you love.  Water would also get the job done.

If you are wanting to add more green smoothie into your diet, this is a great place to start.  And if you’d like some more variety, be sure to check out some of these smoothie recipes as well:

My Go-To Green Smoothie Recipe

Yield: 1 serving

Prep Time:5 minutes

Cook Time:0 minutes

Total Time:5 minutes

This easy green smoothie is my “go to” green smoothie recipe.  It's simple to make,  jam-packed with greens, protein and healthy fat and oh-so delicious!

Ingredients:

  • Big handful baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint (about 20 leaves)
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 4-5 ice cubes

Directions:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients, except the ice cubes, into the blender.  Blend until everything is mixed together and you have a rich, creamy smoothie.
  2. Add ice and blend again until thick and cold.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

NUTRIENTS PER SERVING: Calories 357 | Total Fat 16.9g | Saturated Fat 1.8g | Cholesterol 10mg | Sodium 162mg | Carbohydrate 13.3g | Dietary Fiber 1.2g | Sugars 7g | Protein 32g