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Simple Green Smoothie Recipe (that doesn’t “taste” green!)

green smoothie in glass with straw

Here’s a simple green smoothie recipe for you folks! But don’t worry, it doesn’t “taste” green. šŸ˜‰ I’m a long time smoothie maker and drinker, but during all this time, I’ve also been a ‘hells no’ to green smoothies kinda girl. So coming from me, when I say this smoothie does not have even a hint of that green taste, that really, really means something. Try it, you won’t be disappointed!

How do you make a simple green smoothie that is both nutritious and delicious?

For my green smoothie, I’m using:

  • fresh banana
  • 2 large handfuls of baby spinach, don’t worry about measuring, just grab large handfuls and toss them in the blender
  • frozen mango
  • frozen strawberries
  • peanut butter
  • and my Easy Homemade Cashew Milk – you may sub for any of your preferred milk choices, even soy milk if avoiding nuts

strawberries, spinach, banana, mango in blender

The peanut butter and banana are the predominant flavours here, especially since using fresh banana. If you sub for frozen banana, which is completely fine, you’ll get a little less banana flavour, but still the sweetness it provides. So you really won’t taste the spinach at all. Instead, you’ll get hints of peanut butter and sweetness, but you can feel great about the nutrients you’re getting! YAY!

This simple green smoothie recipe makes a wonderfully nutritious breakfast or snack, yielding 5g of protein per serving, plus a ton of other vitamins and nutrients. Makes about 4 cups, enough for 2 large glasses, perfect for sharing, or go for seconds!

green smoothie in glass with stainless steel straw

For more simple smoothie and drink ideas, check out these:

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green smoothie in glass with straw

Simple Green Smoothie

Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: Not Specified
Keyword: gluten free, oil free, refined sugar free, vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings (approx 4 cups)
This simple green smoothie recipe is loaded with nutrients from good for you ingredients, but you will not "taste" the green.
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Ingredients

  • 1 fresh banana
  • 2 large handfuls baby spinach
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 cup frozen strawberry chunks or whole
  • 1 tbsp natural smooth peanut butter
  • 1.5 cups unsweetened cashew milk or plant milk of choice

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients to your blender and process until smooth and creamy. Enjoy cold.

Notes

You may sub fresh or frozen for any of the ingredients, but if so, you'll need to adjust your liquids as well. If using mostly fresh over frozen, you will require less liquids.
Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 183mg | Potassium: 679mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 3744IU | Vitamin C: 86mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg
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*Nutritional information is an estimate, calculated using online tools.

2 Comments

  1. Sarah


    Great way to get greens into my kids and all they taste is peanut butter šŸ™ŒšŸ¼ They are loving this new recipe already.

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