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I make a similar smoothie with green apple, banana, pineapple, frozen strawberries and peaches, kale and/or spinach and orange juice. The vitamin C in the orange juice helps absorb the iron in the kale and spinach, which is good if you’re iron deficient like me.
This smoothie is fantastic! Today is my first day of the green smoothie challenge, and I have to admit I was a bit skeptical about using spinach in a smoothie. You can’t taste it at all!
Does anyone know how many calories are in the green smoothie with banana?
I replace the yogurt with cranberry juice, orange juice and pineapple juice. I also trough in a B12 pill in there. It is delicious and gives me energy during the day. I will have to add coconut oil tomorrow.
kale, spinach and carrots all go great (tasteless) in my smoothies, plus I like to add a tablespoon of chia seeds, another super food. Instead of coconut oil and yogurt, I use 1 C coconut milk.
I’ve been making this smoothie almost daily since it was posted here. That’s a lot of smoothies. It’s taught me that there’s an easy and healthy alternative to cereal in the morning. It’s also the only way my kids will eat anything green. Thank you!
Yum I can’t wait to try this! I tried a dairy free recipe similar to this smoothie recently it was good. http://www.chicdelish.com/recipe/pineapple-green-smoothie-recipe/
Maybe for this one I can substitute something for the greek yogurt to make it dairy free?
Hi Danica, you could replace the yogurt and water with almond milk or soy milk. Probably a cup should be about right. Sometimes I leave out the yogurt altogether and it’s tasty just with water!
Thanks for sharing – I am a spinach smoothie addict. I am looking forward to trying this one soon! Since you’ve shared what looks to be an awesome recipe, I’ll share one of my own for all you caffeine addicts out there.
In addition to loving my spinach, I also love my coffee just as much (if not more), but always end up with a stomach ache and a bit of regret. I’ve since found the best of both worlds (courtesy of tastelove&nourish) – an almond coffee green smoothie!
It’s truly delicious – just enough coffee to wake up the senses, but not enough to rip me apart on the inside. The only modifications I make are leaving out the almonds (because I don’t like the texture), and using a dash of pumpkin spice for taste. I start each and every day with one. Below is the recipe:
my favorite smoothie to do is
plain greek yogurt
coconut water (very high in electrolytes)
stick of celery (also very high in electrolytes)
banana (i like it very ripe, so it can be very sweet)
ground flax seed
lots of ice
…i sometimes also throw in strawberries and/or green peppers (they’re high in Vit C)
Tried the original recipe this morning. Very Good. For a little extra sweetener I added some splenda. Thanks for helping me find a way to eat breakfast with veggies and protein. Something that is mandatory for me since I had weight loss surgery.
Glad to hear I’m not the only one who just discovered ‘green smoothies’! I learned about them at our latest Employee Wellness Fair a couple of weeks ago and have tried several since. I find I am fuller for longer after drinking one and my sugar cravings have dropped dramatically. My go-to is kale, banana, apple, strawberry low fat yogurt, wheat germ and sunflower seeds.
This recipe would be great fun for St. Patrick’s Day! I’ll have my kids make an extra batch for the leprechauns. Would it work with any deep green veggie, like kale for example?
Hi Jennifer, great idea! It absolutely works with kale.
I try to keep dairy to a minimum in my smoothies. My morning green smoothie this morning consisted of kale, spinach, pineapple, banana, flax seed, lemon juice, a small piece of ginger and just water. My Nutribullet does a pretty good job of blending it to a fine smooth texture. I don’t find it overly sweet. Sometimes I mix almond milk in it if I want the texture a bit creamier.
Delicious! A perfect way to use up all my CSA kale. I added a scoop of whey protein so it would hold me til lunch. This is a keeper!
I lost 35 lbs. last year using this recipe. It worked for me and I have kept it off. 1 banana, 1 pear, Frozen or canned pineapple 1/2 cup, 2 Tbsp. ground flax seed or Chia seed or a combination of the two. Handful of Kale, handful of spinach. Blend all in a blender. My brothers added a heavier athletic protein to theirs. Mine worked fine for me. I ate then one sensible meal at lunch or dinner. Love it!
was wondering how many times a day did you drink this smoothie?
Using frozen bananas and blueberries really make it yummy. Also rice protein powder and soymilk along with kefir adds great protein for a workout.
I love smoothies with apples, spinach, grapes and yogurt. Spinach doesn’t seem to add a flavor, does kale? I bought some but haven’t tried it yet.
Hi Vickie, the kale doesn’t add a pronounced flavor, either. Like others who commented, I alternate between kale and spinach.
I love this, and so does my daughter. Great after school snack as well.
I made this for the family and it was a huge hit. Quite a victory when I can get the kids to eat fresh spinach. The only odd thing I found is that this has to be consumed within an hour because if it sits any longer it becomes quite bitter. Seems like the bananas are reacting with something in the mixture.
Do you know the nutritional value of this smoothie? How many calories?
Hi Mary, the nutritional value and calories will vary based on the specific ingredients you use in your smoothie.