If you are trying to get more vegetable servings into your life, you should start your day with this green smoothie recipe. This recipe really needs a Vitamix or similar blender. Otherwise, you will be chewing your smoothie instead of drinking it. I’m sorry to say, but the Ninja blender failed my green smoothie recipe taste test. So far, the Vitamix is the only blender I like with blending vegetables in my smoothie.
I prepare a week’s worth of my green smoothie recipe by washing and chopping the ingredients below. The ingredients can be stored in glass containers in the fridge. Every morning I will blend a batch. I will drink half for breakfast and save the other half for a late afternoon snack.
You can literally add ANYTHING to this smoothie and it will taste awesome. If you want to make it keto-friendly, add avocado instead of banana and remove the dates. It will not be as sweet, but it will still taste good and give you a large dose of nutrition. You can also add a keto-friendly sweetener of choice to sweeten things up a bit.
When I was pregnant, I made this smoothie every single day. I wanted to make sure I was getting enough nutrients for my baby. It takes so much effort to eat that volume of vegetables. It’s so much easier to make this green smoothie recipe instead.
If you want to change things up a bit, you can add frozen strawberries, frozen pineapple, frozen blueberries, frozen blackberries, and frozen raspberries.
Also, you can remove the celery if it’s too strong of a flavor. Some people can’t taste it, others can, so it’s up to you. I swap out kale and spinach, and/or include both sometimes too. You really can’t go wrong with this recipe. Find what works best for you.
I hope you enjoy this smoothie recipe!Print
This green smoothie recipe actually tastes good! Whole 30 and Paleo approved with an option for making it Keto. Green smoothies are a great way to get in your veggies.
- frozen banana
- 3 cups spinach
- green apple
- 4 dates with pit removed
- 15 almonds
- 2 cups English cucumber or Persian cucumber
- 2 celery stalks
- water as needed (3-4 cups)
- Put the banana, dates, almonds, and spinach into blender with water.
- Blend on high.
- Add the remaining ingredients.
- Blend on High.
- Category: Beverage
- Method: Blending
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 3 cups
- Calories: 233
- Sugar: 30 g
- Sodium: 41 mg
- Fat: 5 g
- Saturated Fat: 1 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 4 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 47 g
- Fiber: 8 g
- Protein: 5 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: green smoothie, vegetable smoothie, vitamix smoothie