The best Green Smoothie recipe! Fresh spinach and flax seeds are sweetened with citrus and bananas. You’ll be shocked at how good this tastes!

Loaded with vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids, this green smoothie is ready in a minute.

But more importantly, it tastes like a dream. Sweetened with clementines, banana, and pineapple, 2 cups of fresh spinach never went down so easily.

The best Green Smoothie recipe! Fresh spinach and flax seeds are sweetened with citrus and bananas. You'll be shocked at how good this tastes!

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How do you make a green smoothie?

Start by adding your liquid to the bottom of a blender. I use water, but you can use almond milk, coconut milk, or regular milk if you prefer.

Next, add your softest ingredients. In this recipe, the banana, clementines, and spinach go in next.

Top with flax seeds. If you’re using a high-powered blender, they can go in unground. If you aren’t sure, you can always grind your flax seeds ahead of time or substitute flax meal.

Last, add your frozen ingredients. I use frozen pineapple in this recipe, but if you were using fresh pineapple, you’d add some ice cubes on top.

The best Green Smoothie recipe! Fresh spinach and flax seeds are sweetened with citrus and bananas. You'll be shocked at how good this tastes!

Are green smoothies really that good for you?

I am not a registered dietitian and nothing on this site should be construed as nutrition advice.

I believe that eating a variety of foods and making healthful, whole-food choices whenever possible (but not necessarily on your birthday) is the best way to go.

To that end, eating fruits, spinach, and flax seeds in conjunction with other tasty, nutritious foods is not the worst idea in the world.

What are the ingredients to make a green smoothie?

The best Green Smoothie recipe! Fresh spinach and flax seeds are sweetened with citrus and bananas. You'll be shocked at how good this tastes!

Can you use a blender to make a smoothie?

Yes, of course!

If you are using a regular blender (i.e., purchased on Black Friday for $5), you can either grind your flaxseeds separately in an electric grinder or substitute ground flax meal.

The ratio of whole flaxseeds to ground flaxseeds is 1:1.5. So in this recipe, you can substitute 3 tablespoons ground flaxseed meal for the 2 tablespoons whole flax seeds.

If you hoard kitchen appliances, I use a Blendtec blender at home and used Vitamix blenders in culinary school. I love them all!

The best Green Smoothie recipe! Fresh spinach and flax seeds are sweetened with citrus and bananas. You'll be shocked at how good this tastes!

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The Best Green Smoothie Recipe

The best Green Smoothie recipe! Fresh spinach and flax seeds are sweetened with citrus and bananas. You'll be shocked at how good this tastes!
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Total Time 2 mins
Servings 2 servings
Course Drinks, Smoothies
Cuisine American
Calories 183

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 clementines peeled
  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseeds or 3 tablespoons flax meal
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks frozen

Instructions 

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender in the order listed. Blend until smooth.
  • 3 tablespoons ground flaxseed meal may be substituted for the whole flaxseeds.

Nutrition

Calories: 183kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 4gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 32mgPotassium: 664mgFiber: 7gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 2880IUVitamin C: 55mgCalcium: 87mgIron: 2mg
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Meggan Hill

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  1. Really great way for me to start the day. I love drinking vegetables, it’s the easiest way to make sure it happens LOL.5 stars

  2. I love having different ideas for smoothies because they keep you pumped up with good vitamins and nutrients but is easier than always cooking all these ingrendients separately and combining them to eat. I can’t wait to try this out!5 stars

  3. This recipe was so great thatbat my school we had to find a salad and smoothie recipe out of the spinach and this was the 1st recipe i picked so wat i tryin to say is that this was my first smoothie i made 5 stars

    1. Awwww, what a great story! It sounds like you liked it which is the most important thing. I find it easier to drink spinach than to eat it. :D Take care!

  4. I love smoothies and we make a similar smoothie here at home. I add collagen/gelatin powder and lemon flavored cod liver oil. The kids devour it like it’s a milk shake. I will have to share my recipe for a tropical smoothie that includes carrots, butternut squash, and cauliflower. You’d never guess that it is loaded with so many veggies with how tasty it is.

    1. Awwwwwwwww HI! What does the collagen/gelatin powder add to a smoothie? I have gelatin powder on hand and I’m always trying to think of things to do with it. Lemon-flavored cod liver oil you say? Please do share your tropical smoothie recipe, that sounds AMAZING. Cauliflower? In a smoothie?! Never tried that, but it sounds like a great idea!!! Thanks for leaving me a comment. XXO

  5. I love a good green smoothie, especially when it’s packed with tropical fruit like this one! I also do something pretty similar, only I like to use a little bit of Greek yogurt for an extra protein boost. It makes it really creamy too!5 stars

    1. You definitely need a protein boost if you are having this for breakfast! And yes, I bet that creaminess is soooo yummy! :)

  6. I really need to get myself a Blendtec (there’s always something else to buy). I used to use flax seeds in my smoothies, I need to get back to that they’re so good for you.5 stars

    1. You need to get yourself a Blendtec. Yes you do. Game-changing! But I hear you. One of these days I’m going to get myself a Le Creuset Dutch Oven… maybe around the time you get a Blendtec. :)