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Easy Green Smoothie

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This Green Smoothie is a 3-minute quick and easy, healthy morning meal, afternoon pick-me-up, or after-workout meal perfect for a nutritional boost.

Side view of Green Smoothie in a glass with a green and white straw.

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If you’re rushing out the door but want something healthy, nourishing, and energy boosting, a smoothie is a great choice!

If you care about getting your recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables… smoothies are also a great choice!

This Green Smoothie has become my favorite blend of fruits and vegetables for morning meals, a post-workout pick-me-up, or when 3 pm comes around, and my health goals haven’t yet seen the light of that day.

Easy Green Smoothie

So many of us have a green smoothie in our back pocket that has become a go-to recipe. This is mine. And as I’ve tried different fruits, I always return to this one. It’s quick with ingredients I always have on hand.

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Green Smoothie Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make these quick and easy wholesome smoothies– exact measurements are in the recipe card below.

Banana: look for medium size and one that is perfectly ripe

Spinach: I like baby spinach but you could also substitute the spinach for another “green” of your preference

Blueberries: Packed with antioxidants and phytoflavinoids, they also high in potassium and vitamin C, and a good source of fiber too.

Plain Greek yogurt: An excellent source of calcium and contains probiotics, which benefits but health. It also has less sugar and more protein than regular plain yogurt.

Water or milk: Use your preference and the amount needed to achieve the consistency you like in smoothies.

Nut butter: This is an optional ingredient but because peanut butter contains added protein and is loaded with health-promoting nutrients, like vitamin E, magnesium, iron, selenium and vitamin B6, I usually add it. Research shows that people who regularly eat nuts are less likely to develop heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Honey: This is another optional ingredient that provides a bit of sweetness to the smoothie. You could also use maple syrup which contains less sugar and calories than honey.

Side view of Green Smoothie ingredients in a glass blender

Do you need a fancy blender for this Green Smoothie?

Absolutely not. I know some recipes require powerful blenders, and they would be fun to have. But I have an inexpensive blender that does the job for all our smoothie recipes.

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Side, closeup view of two green smoothies with green and white straws and fresh spinach in the foreground.
Side view of Green Smoothie in a glass with a green and white straw.

Easy Green Smoothie

This Green Smoothie is a 3-minute easy, healthy morning meal, afternoon pick-me-up, or after-workout meal perfect for a nutritional boost.
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Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 2 servings

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 medium banana
  • 3 handfuls spinach, washed
  • 1/2 cup blueberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup water or milk (dairy or non-dairy). Amount can vary depending on how thin or thick you like smoothies
  • 2 tablespoons honey, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon nut butter (optional for extra protein)

Instructions

  • Into a blender, add the banana, spinach, blueberries, yogurt, milk or water, and honey. Blend until smooth and enjoy.

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Nutrition

Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 558mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1476IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 1mg

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Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American
Keyword: green smoothie

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