My Favorite Green Smoothie Recipes

Josh and I started consuming green quart-sized smoothies almost daily after reading the book Green for Life. I get asked all the time what’s in my smoothies, so I thought I’d share more of my favorite smoothie recipes on here. Here’s my classic Everyday Chocolate Smoothie if you missed it.

We don’t put protein powders or additional supplements in our drinks (mostly to save money) but you can if you so desire. Hemp hearts are my favorite source of natural protein if you decide to go that route. You can also add a tablespoon of chia seeds or flax if desired. Keep in mind they will make the smoothie thicker. If you suffer from springtime allergies, adding a teaspoon of local bee pollen might help a bit.

The quantities I list are all variable. I honestly don’t measure much when I make my smoothies – I just fill the blender and include enough liquid to make it smooth. It’s also best for your health if you rotate your greens a little, picking up a new variety whenever you shop. These smoothies are best enjoyed right away while still icy, but they do last a whole day in the fridge if you can’t drink a whole quart at once. If you opt for fresh fruit where I’ve listed frozen, just add a couple more ice cubes for chilly goodness. We drink them year-round but these smoothies are especially good on hot days in the spring and summer. Last year I never even craved ice cream thanks to my smoothies! You really can’t go wrong. Enjoy!

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The book that started it all! It will get you pumped about veggies, that’s for sure!

Green Mocha Frappe

1 banana (frozen is best)

2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

1/4 cup cold coffee 

1/2 cup chopped spinach (fresh or frozen)

1/2 cup chopped kale (fresh or frozen)

1 cup mixed greens (romaine, microgreens, mustard, turnip, or collard greens)

1/2 cup of milk or milk alternative

2 cups water – or enough to fill blender

4 ice cubes

Blend until smooth. Makes 1 quart

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Blueberry Banana

1 banana

1/4 cup frozen blueberries

1/2 cup chopped spinach (fresh or frozen)

1/2 cup chopped kale (fresh or frozen)

1 cup mixed greens (romaine, microgreens, mustard, turnip, or collard greens)

1/2 cup of milk or milk alternative

2 cups water – or enough to fill blender

Blend until smooth. Makes 1 quart

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Mango Berry

1/2 cup frozen mango chunks

1/4 cup frozen strawberries

1/4 cup frozen raspberries

1/2 cup chopped spinach (fresh or frozen)

1/2 cup chopped kale (fresh or frozen)

1 cup mixed greens (romaine, microgreens, mustard, turnip, or collard greens)

1/2 cup of milk or milk alternative

2 cups water – or enough to fill blender

Blend until smooth. Makes 1 quart

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Piña Colada

1 banana

1/4 cup frozen pineapple

1/2 cup chopped spinach (fresh or frozen)

1/2 cup chopped kale (fresh or frozen)

1 cup mixed greens (romaine, microgreens, mustard, turnip, or collard greens)

1/2 cup of unsweetened coconut milk

2 cups water – or enough to fill blender

Blend until smooth. Top with shredded unsweetened coconut if desired. Makes 1 quart

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Choco-Cherry Yogurt

1/2 cup frozen pitted cherries

1/4 cup plain yogurt – regular or Greek

1 Tbsp honey (optional)

2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup chopped spinach (fresh or frozen)

1/2 cup chopped kale (fresh or frozen)

1 cup mixed greens (romaine, microgreens, mustard, turnip, or collard greens)

1/2 cup of milk or milk alternative

2 cups water – or enough to fill blender

Blend until smooth. Makes 1 quart

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PB&J Smoothie

1/2 cup mixed frozen berries

2 Tbsp natural peanut butter

1 Tbsp honey (optional)

1/2 cup chopped spinach (fresh or frozen)

1/2 cup chopped kale (fresh or frozen)

1 cup mixed greens (romaine, microgreens, mustard, turnip, or collard greens)

1/2 cup of milk or milk alternative

2 cups water – or enough to fill blender

Blend until smooth. Makes 1 quart

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