This quick and easy 5 minute Best Green Smoothie Recipe is fresh and YUMMY! It is filled with fruit goodness & vitamin-rich spinach.
I’m trying to eat healthier!!
You know that’s not always easy, especially if you’re always in the kitchen trying out new recipes (usually dessert recipes too!) No excuses, I guess but I’m really trying to be a little better and make healthier choices so recently I started drinking Green Smoothies.
Over the last few months the hubby and I have created what we think is the Best Green Smoothie Recipe. We fill it with foods we love, making it yummy, refreshing and easy to make!! Sometimes, the hubby likes it a little more sweet so he’ll add a packet of Truvia, but I love it just as it is.
We usually buy the ingredients in bulk and spend an hour cutting everything up and packaging them in quart size freezer bags to freeze. That way we can pull it out, add a few more ingredients and we’re good to go in a matter of minutes. 🙂
how to make a green smoothie
BLEND. Add all ingredients to your blender and mix until well combined.
Note. If items were not frozen beforehand, add ½ cup ice to make it cold. This makes about 2 -3 cups. For more add ½ cup strawberries, ½ cup spinach and ½ cup more milk or water.
TIPS FOR MAKING AHEAD AND STORING
You can make one smoothie, or multiple smoothies ahead by prepping the ingredients. You can wash, slice, and divide the fruit into individual sized portions and keep them in Ziploc bags in the freezer. The yogurt can be frozen in an ice cube tray. The ice and juice are best added to the smoothie right before mixing.
With the ingredients prepped like this, you can take the ingredients straight from the freezer to the blender!
If you make too much and need to store the leftovers, add a little bit of lemon juice or Sure Fresh so the smoothie doesn’t brown. If there’s a little room at the top of the container, cut a piece of plastic wrap and place it directly onto the top of the smoothie. Store in the fridge for 12 hours or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Here are a few more smoothie recipes we love:
- Watermelon Smoothie
- Orange Juice Strawberry Smoothie
- Banana Smoothie
- Green Smoothie
- Aloha Tropical Smoothie
Best Green Smoothie Recipe
- 1 cup spinach
- 3/4 cup strawberries sliced
- 6-8 chunks pineapple from can
- 1 tbsp pineapple juice
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 cup ice if not frozen before
- 1 tsp vanilla (optional)
- 1 packet Truvia (optional)
- Add all ingredients to your blender and mix until well combined.
- If items were not frozen beforehand, add ½ cup ice to make it cold.
- This makes about 2 -3 cups. For more add ½ cup strawberries, ½ cup spinach and ½ cup more milk or water.