The Best Green Smoothie Recipes You Will Ever Taste

Davy & Tracy love green smoothies!

Here are THE BEST green smoothie recipes you will ever taste! They are the most delicious, most raved about recipes that we have ever created!

All of these recipes are designed to boost your nutrition, energy levels, and help facilitate weight loss.

All of my green smoothies are simple to make, require very few ingredients, and contain no dairy, gluten, or artificial ingredients.

Not only do these green smoothie recipes support your body’s health, they can also promote mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

How To Blend These Green Smoothie Recipes

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In a high-speed blender, add the liquid first, followed by the fruit, and finish with the leafy greens. If you are using a personal blender like a NutriBullet, reverse the order. Blend on high for 30-45 seconds, or until smooth.

Let’s get blending!

1) Beginner’s Blend

Strawberry Oat Post Workout Smoothie

If you’re a green smoothie newbie, then this simple blend will get you started.

With simple flavors and ingredients, you will wonder why you didn’t start adding spinach to your smoothies long ago.

  • 6-8 ounces water
  • 1 large banana, peeled
  • 4-5 large strawberries, fresh or frozen
  • 2 cups (or small handfuls) of fresh baby spinach
  • 1 or 2 ice cubes (optional)

2) The Big Blend

Big Blend Green Smoothie Recipe

What got me into green smoothies in the first place was the desire to get 5+ servings of fruits and vegetables in my diet every day.

This big blend was the solution!

Try the Big Blend or customize it here.

3) Apple-Coconut Weight Loss Booster

Coconut Apple Green Smoothie

Apple and coconut blends beautifully in this fat-burning blend!

This meal-replacement replacement smoothie is perfect for weight loss because, it will automatically lower your calorie and sugar intake for the day.

  • 8 ounces coconut or almond milk
  • 2 large Fuji apples, cored
  • 1 tablespoon shredded or shaved coconut (unsweetened)
  • 1 scoop plant-based protein powder (I use NutriBiotic vegan rice protein)
  • 2 large handfuls of fresh baby spinach

Nutrition Info: Calories: 348 | Fat: 4 grams | Protein: 15 grams | Carbohydrates: 68 grams | Calcium: 10% daily value (DV) | Iron: 4.3mg | Vitamin A: 247% DV | Vitamin C: 182% DV

4) Waning Moon Citrus Cleanser – The Ultimate Detox Smoothie!

Strawberry Grapefruit Detox Green Smoothie Recipe

Do you need to release & let go of what no longer serves you?

Whether it’s that extra 10 pounds clinging onto your middle, or built up stress and tension from the last few weeks, this waning moon cleanser is the perfect ritual to help you shed the bad vibes.

  • 2 ounces of water, if needed
  • 1 grapefruit, peeled and deseeded
  • 10 medium strawberries
  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 2 cups baby spinach

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Nutrition Info: Calories: 260 | Fat: 1g | Protein: 6g | Carbohydrates: 65g | Calcium: 12% RDA | Iron: 2.6mg | Vitamin A: 61% RDA | Vitamin C: 233% RDA

5) Rebirth & Renewal Green Smoothie

Strawberry Peach Green Smoothie Recipe

The flavors of spring along with baby spinach, chia seeds, and almond milk makes this recipe a powerful ritual for rebirth and renewal.

It’s perfect during the new moon, or Ostara, or anytime you are kicking off a “do-over”.

  • 2 medium peaches, pitted
  • 5 medium strawberries
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds, soaked for 5 minutes
  • 8 ounces homemade almond milk

6) Protection Blend

Cold and Flu Green Smoothie Recipe

Do you feel that little tickle in your nose or throat? Does everyone around you have a sniffle?
Maybe you need to boost your defenses against the BS going around (health or otherwise).

Reach for this protection blend when you need some herbal defenses to come to your aid.

  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 2 oranges, peeled
  • 1/2 small lemon, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds, soaked in water for 5 minutes
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 3 ounces of water if needed

Nutrition Info: Calories: 335 | Fat: 5.7g | Protein: 8g | Carbohydrates: 72g | Fiber: 16.2g | Calcium: 24% RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) | Iron: 4.9mg | Folate: 61mcg | Vitamin A: 275% RDA | Vitamin C: 271% RDA

7) The Green Goddess Blend

Mean Green Smoothie Recipe

If you’re in need of nurturing from the pure, green goodness of Mother Nature, then this blend has what you need.

Ground yourself with this beautiful garden in a glass!

  • 2 cups (about 300 grams) mango, cubed
  • 1/4 lemon, peeled
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/4 cup parsley (optional)
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 8 ounces (236 mls) water

Nutrition Info: Calories: 252 | Protein: 6g | Carbs: 61g | Fiber: 9g | Calcium: 13% | Iron: 3.7mg | Vitamin A: 463% RDA | Vitamin C: 231% RDA

8) Morning Energy Blend With Cacao

Morning Energy Green Smoothie

This green smoothie will wake you up better than a cup of coffee. Raw cacao (chocolate) is my go-to smoothie booster when I need to be productive and focused.

  • 1 medium banana, peeled
  • 1 kiwi, peeled
  • 3 tablespoons goji berries
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1 stalk of celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach, chopped
  • 8 ounces of coconut water
  • 2 to 3 ice cubes to chill if desired
  • 1 scoop protein powder – optional (I use NutriBiotic vegan rice protein)

Nutrition Info: Calories: 317 | Fat: 2 grams | Protein: 9 grams | Carbohydrates: 72 grams | Calcium: 16% daily value (DV) | Iron: 5.3 mg | Vitamin A: 280% DV | Vitamin C: 307% DV

9) Calcium-Rich Orange Smoothie with Kale

Pineapple Orange Smoothie Recipe

This green smoothie is rich in calcium, and if you make it with young coconut, you could end up with a blend that contains more calcium than a glass of dairy milk!

  • 2 oranges, peeled
  • 2 cups or large handfuls of kale, chopped
  • 1 medium banana, peeled
  • 2 to 4 ounces almond milk)
  • 3 to 4 ice cubes to chill (optional)

Nutrition Info: Calories: 325 | Fat: 2 grams | Protein: 10 grams | Carbohydrates: 74 grams | Fiber: 14.1 grams | Calcium: 27% RDA | Iron: 2.6mg | Vitamin A: 101% | Vitamin C: 499%

More Calcium? Try calcium-rich fruits like orange, fig, and papaya. Use leafy greens with higher calcium content like bok choy, kale, and dandelion. Young coconut, chia seeds, and moringa powder also significantly boost the calcium content of your green smoothies!

10) Coffee-Strawberry Green Smoothie Blend

Strawberry-Coffee Smoothie

You need your daily smoothie. But you also need your coffee! Why not combine the two with this delicious blend? Yum!

  • 5 large strawberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee grounds (or more, to taste)
  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds, soaked for 5 minutes
  • 1 scoop protein powder. (I use NutriBiotic Vegan Protein Powder.)
  • Vanilla from 1 vanilla bean, or use 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (or you can skip vanilla and use vanilla-flavored protein powder)
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk

Nutrition Info: Calories: 253 | Fat: 7g | Protein: 13g | Carbohydrates: 39g | Calcium: 12% RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) | Iron: 1.6mg | Vitamin A: 22% RDA | Vitamin C: 84% RDA

11) Chocolate-Lover’s Dream (Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie)

Chocolate Anti-inflammatory Smoothie Recipe

Wait, chocolate? In a green smoothie? Oh yes! I LOVE adding raw cacao powder to my green smoothies. It gives a decadent chocolate flavor and a mega dose of antioxidants.

  • 8 ounces coconut milk (from carton, not can)
  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 1 cup (165 grams) pineapple, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon (13 grams) chia seeds, soaked
  • 1 tablespoon (5 grams) cacao powder
  • 2 cups (60 grams) baby spinach

Nutrition Info: Calories: 345 | Protein: 9g | Carbs: 62g | Fiber: 13g | Calcium: 22% RDA | Iron: 5.9mg | Vitamin A: 270% | Vitamin C: 142% RDA

Eat Chocolate, Be Happy! Cacao is a mood-enhancer. Both anandamide (AKA “The Bliss Chemical”) and phenethylamine (AKA “The Love Chemical”) are found abundantly in raw chocolate.

12) “Applecado” Apple-Avocado Green Smoothie

Avocados provide healthy fat and vitamin E in a green smoothie while making them creamier and more filling.

They are especially good for bulking up the calories in a meal-replacement smoothie without making the smoothie too big.

  • 1 apple, cored (I prefer either a Golden Delicious or Granny Smith)
  • 1/2 Haas avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 2 handfuls of fresh baby spinach
  • 4 to 6 ounces of filtered water
  • A few ice cubes to chill, if desired

Nutrition Info: Calories: 269 | Fat: 12g | Protein: 4g | Carbohydrates: 35g | Calcium: 7% RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) | Vitamin A: 252% RDA |Vitamin C: 47% RDA

13) Antioxidant Blast

Antioxidant Blast Green Smoothie Recipe

Kaboom! Nothing feels better than giving your body a blast of antioxidants!

This green smoothie recipe uses some of the most antioxidant-rich ingredients and blends them into one cup!

  • 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries (or any other frozen berry/fruit)
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 2 small handfuls of baby spinach
  • 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Nutrition Info: Calories: 375 | Fat: 3g | Protein: 9g | Carbohydrates: 78g | Calcium: 13% RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) | Iron: 5.0mg | Vitamin A: 62% RDA | Vitamin C: 84% RDA

14) Carrot-Apple-Ginger Smoothie

Apple Carrot Ginger Smoothie Recipe

Fresh ginger, crisp apples, and beta-carotene-rich carrots blend deliciously in this warming, immune-boosting green smoothie.

  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 medium apple, cored
  • 2 large handfuls of baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger root
  • 8 ounces of filtered water

Nutrition Info: Calories: 157 | Fat: 0.6 grams | Protein: 4 grams | Carbohydrates: 36 grams | Calcium: 13% RDA | Iron: 2.2mg | Vitamin A: 427% RDA | Vitamin C: 65% RDA

15) Iron-Rich Green Smoothie

Chocolate Orange Iron Boosting Green Smoothie Recipe

Along with the spinach, this iron-rich green smoothie contains 4.4 milligrams of iron!

  • 1 and 1/2 oranges, peeled
  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon (5 grams) cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons (about 17 grams) raw cashew nuts
  • 2 cups (60 grams) baby spinach
  • 2 ounces of water if needed (or try coconut water)

Nutrition Info: Calories: 355 | Protein: 10g | Carbs: 67g | Fiber: 12.5g | Calcium: 15% | Iron: 4.4mg | Vitamin A: 267% RDA | Vitamin C: 202% RDA

More Iron? Swap spinach for kale or dandelion greens. Or try 1 cup of fresh parsley with 3.4mg of iron per cup!

16) Banana-Free Appleberry

Apple Berry Green Smoothie Recipe

Here’s a delicious, banana-free green smoothie recipe!

  • 1 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 large apple, cored
  • 2 cups spinach or other leafy green
  • 10 medium strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk

Nutrition Info: Calories: 266 | Fat: 1g | Protein: 5g | Carbohydrates: 58g | Calcium: 8% RDA | Iron: 2.8mg | Vitamin A: 42% RDA | Vitamin C: 147% RDA

Ready To Make Your Own Blends? Here’s Our Green Smoothie Pro Hacks:

Tracy with a green smoothie.

Ready to start blending? Here’s a quick primer on how to make THE perfect green smoothie!

Step 1 – Add A Liquid

Start with 8-10 ounces (237-296 milliliters) of either plain water, coconut water, or almond milk. You can also use organic soy milk.

I recommend skipping the dairy (that includes yogurt) when making green smoothies.

Step 2 – Add A Creamy Base Fruit

For a creamy green smoothie, add one of the following fruits: banana, mango, peach, pear, apple or 1 cup of papaya. These fruits have a “creamy” texture that will give your blend a smoothie texture.

Also try adding 1/4 avocado for some extra creaminess and heart-healthy fat.

Step 3 – Add 1-2 Flavor Fruits

For delicious flavor combinations, blend your base fruits with berries or more water-rich fruits like oranges, kiwifruits, berries and pineapples.

You can also add additional base fruits if you want (may thicken your smoothie more).

My favorite green smoothie flavor blends are:

– 1 Banana (base fruit) with 1 cup strawberries
– 1 Mango (base fruit) with 1 cup pineapple
– 1 Pear (base fruit) with 1 orange
– 1 Apple (base fruit) with 1/2 to 1 cup blueberries

Also try vanilla bean, a dash of ground clove, cinnamon, or even cayenne pepper (great with chocolate smoothies made with raw cacao).

Step 4 – Pulse It Now!

Hold down the “Pulse” button until the ingredients are lightly mixed into a “sludge”.

Doing this before adding the greens will make it easier for you and your blender. This step is not necessary if you are using a high end blender like a Vitamix or Blendtec.

Step 5 – Add Leafy Greens!

It’s not a green smoothie without a handful or two of dark, leafy greens!

If you are brand new to green smoothies, start with fresh baby spinach since it has the most mild flavor.

Once you have a few green smoothies behind you, try out the nutritional rock stars like dandelion greens (my favorite), kale, chard, collards, parsley (yep!), and even romaine lettuce.

The “Magic” Ratio: I find that green smoothies taste the best when you use 60% sweet fruit to 40% greens, by volume.

Step 6 – Blend It Up!

Blend on high for anywhere between 30-60 seconds or until all ingredients are whirling away, your smoothie turns bright (or dark) green, and it’s smooth as silk!

Optional Step – Boost It!

While these add-ons are purely optional, they each provide added benefits that make my green smoothies even better.

Here are my favorite green smoothie boosters (and why I use them):

  • Protein Powder: Boost the protein content of your green smoothie while making the blend more filling and satisfying. My absolute favorite a raw, vegan rice protein from NutriBiotic.
  • Cacao Powder: I use raw cacao (chocolate) powder to give my green smoothies a healthy, chocolate flavor. It also helps me maintain focus and energy without the drawbacks of caffeine.
  • Chia Seeds: Loaded with healthy omega-3s, calcium, and fiber, chia seeds are also great for setting intentions for your blends.
  • Goji Berries: Boost protein and energy without bulking up your green smoothie. They help replenish your body after working out.
  • Maca Root Powder: Increase energy, stamina, and even libido. The flavor isn’t for everyone, so add a small amount to your blend if you’re trying it for the first time.
  • Sea Vegetables (Dulse/Kelp): Excellent source of iodine.

Additional Info About Green Smoothies

Here are some frequently asked questions about green smoothies, health, and nutrition.

Green Smoothie Blending & Smoothie Making Tips

Too thick? Add some extra liquid and blend for a few seconds to thin.

Is your blender struggling to make things smooth? Try blending your greens and liquid together first, then add the fruit and blend a second time.

Too bitter? Add another half a banana, orange, 1/4 cup pineapple, or other sweet fruit. Stick with fresh baby spinach, and let your taste buds acclimate before moving on to “pro greens” like kale and dandelion.

Banana Substitutes: Try using mango, papaya, pear, apple, or peaches.

Best Time Of Day For A Green Smoothie: I prefer to drink my green smoothie in the morning as my first meal of the day. You can easily incorporate them into your Magick Morning ritual.

Weight Loss: Here’s the ultimate guide to weight loss with green smoothies.

Detox & Cleansing: Is your cleanse making you feel miserable? Find out what do do about common detox symptoms and what they mean.

Uh Oh! Something Went Wrong: Gas & bloating or constipation after drinking green smoothies.

Is it okay to use frozen fruit in a smoothie? YES!

How Long Will Green Smoothies Last In the Fridge? Green smoothies will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours, but you will lose some nutrients as it sits in the fridge. It will also not taste as fresh after the first day and water separation may occur.

Some people make up a big batch of smoothie and drink it over 2 to 3 days. Personally, we don’t like the way smoothies taste after the first day. Fresh is best!

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