Sneaking green leafy vegetables in all your meals can be quite a task. And even though they are full of nutrition and health benefits, they taste weird and look intimidating. But there is a way to sneak these superfoods into your meals and actually enjoy them. Say hello to these green smoothie recipes that are healthy, nutritious, and delicious! They help with clearing up your skin, losing excess weight, and many more health issues. Now, no more scrunching up your nose at the sight of greens because you will definitely enjoy these!
1. Mint Avocado Banana Smoothie
1 cup frozen sliced banana
1/2 medium avocado, peeled and pitted
3 dates, pitted
1 tbsp dark chocolate chips
4–6 leaves of mint
1 cup chilled unsweetened plain almond milk
Add all the ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth. Once it comes to a nice consistency, serve this delicious green smoothie immediately.
2. Banana Matcha Smoothie
1 cup banana slices, frozen
2 tsp flax seed
1 tsp matcha powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup fresh spinach
3/4 cup chilled unsweetened almond milk
Take a blender and add all the ingredients into it. Blend till it becomes smooth, adjust the taste accordingly, and serve right away with your favourite toppings!
3. Kale Smoothie
2 cups frozen bananas
1 and 1/2 cups orange juice
2 cups chopped kale
1 tbsp flax meal
2 dates, pitted
1/2 tsp fresh grated ginger, optional
Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. You can add more orange juice if you like and adjust the taste accordingly. Then pour it into glasses and top off this green smoothie with the nuts of your choice.
4. Blueberry Spinach Smoothie
1 large banana
1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
2–3 cups of ice
1 cup fresh blueberries
2 cups packed spinach
1 cup chilled orange juice
2 tsp fresh ginger, peeled and grated
Add the ingredients to a blender and blend till the mixture becomes smooth. Serve immediately and enjoy this quick, easy, and healthy smoothie recipe!
5. Tropical Spinach Smoothie
2 cups frozen fruit (mango, pineapple, banana, and peaches)
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 cups fresh spinach, packed
1 cup orange juice
Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. And then, depending on how thick you want your smoothie, adjust the orange juice.
6. Vegan Mango-Coconut Green Smoothie
1 cup fresh washed spinach leaves
1/2 medium banana
1 cup fresh or frozen mango cubes
3/4 cup light coconut milk
1/2 cup orange juice
1 cup ice cubes
Chopped mangoes or coconut flakes for topping
Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend till it becomes smooth. Serve this healthy and nutritious recipe topped off with chopped mangoes or coconut flakes.
7. Strawberry Carrot Smoothie
1 cup fresh spinach
1 cup coconut water, unsweetened
1/2 cup carrots
1 cup strawberries
1/2 cup pineapple
In a blender, take spinach and coconut water and blend till it becomes smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend again till smooth. Serve it immediately!
8. Beginner’s Green Smoothie
1 and 1/2 cups of chilled milk or juice of your choice
1 cup leafy greens like spinach or kale
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 cup frozen fruit (1 kiwi and 1 pear)
2 tbsp topping — chia, flax, or hemp seeds
1 tsp flavour enhancer like cinnamon, vanilla, or honey, optional
Add milk or juice in a blender along with the greens and blend till smooth. Then add the rest of the ingredients and blend again till everything combines well and becomes smooth. A green smoothie recipe full of flavour and nutrition!
9. Tropical Green Cucumber Smoothie
1/4 cold pineapple peeled, cored, and diced
1/2 papaya peeled, seeded, and diced
1 banana, frozen
1/2 cucumber, seeded
1 cup fresh spinach
1/2 cup chilled coconut milk
Start by blending the spinach and milk first till the mixture becomes smooth. Then add the rest of the ingredients and blend again till it comes to a smooth consistency. Serve this healthy smoothie recipe right away!
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