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.
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.
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.
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?
Can you use a blender to make a smoothie?
Yes, of course!
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.
The Best Green Smoothie
- 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
- 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.