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This quick and easy 5 minute Best Green Smoothie Recipe is fresh and YUMMY! It is filled with fruit goodness & vitamin-rich spinach.
Healthy Breakfast in Minutes!
A healthy breakfast is not always easy when you’re running around in the morning trying to get kids ready for school and out the door.
No excuses because we want to be healthier and not skip out on the best meal of the day.
To help out, the hubby and I have created what we think is the Best Green Smoothie Recipe that is yummy, healthy and takes just a minute to make.
We fill it with all the fruits and vegetables we love, making it delicious and the perfect breakfast, especially for crazy days.
When it comes to smoothies, we usually buy ingredients in bulk and spend time 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 in the blender, and we’re good to go in a matter of minutes. 🙂
If you try it and decide to jump on the green smoothie train, be sure to try our Kale Smoothie too. It’s another favorite!
how to make a green smoothie
BLEND. Add all ingredients (almond milk, spinach, avocado, vanilla yogurt, pineapple chunks, chia seeds and sweetener) 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.
Variations: That’s the beauty of smoothies – you can add or take out anything you like. Here are a few things that we think would be great additions to this recipe:
- berries – strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries
- fruits – mango, banana, etc.
- protein powder
- almond milk or coconut milk
- yogurt (plain, vanilla or flavored) or Greek Yogurt
How to make ahead of time? Make one smoothie or multiple smoothies ahead of time by prepping the ingredients.
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!
How to store? Just 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 Healthy smoothie recipes:
- Watermelon Smoothie
- Orange Juice Strawberry Smoothie
- Banana Smoothie
- Aloha Tropical Smoothie
- Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie
Best Green Smoothie Recipe
- 2 1/2 cups almond milk
- 2 cups spinach
- 1/4 avocado
- 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1 cup pineapple chunks, frozen
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1-2 tsp sweetener (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.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.