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Green Smoothie

Yesterday I did my usual Body Combat workout at Dash Fitness and came home and made one of my favorite post workout snacks-a Green Smoothie. I posted the photo on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and got several requests for the recipe. So today I am sharing my favorite Green Smoothie recipe. Some people call the Green Smoothie a Green Monster, but I like to refer to mine as the Green Goblin:)

If you haven’t tried a Green Smoothie before, don’t be afraid. I promise this smoothie is tasty. Don’t be frightened by the green color or the spinach. You can’t even taste the spinach. It blends right in with the other flavors, you won’t even know it is there. For my smoothie, I use an orange, half of a banana, 6 large strawberries, a few handfuls of spinach, Greek yogurt, and ice. I use plain Greek yogurt, it is my personal favorite, but any plain yogurt will do. I blend everything together in our Blendtec blender and it is ready in no time. This recipe makes 2 servings, so I put one in the freezer for later.

If you are trying to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet, give this Green Smoothie a go. It is easy to make and is loaded with all kinds of good for you ingredients. I love sipping on a “Green Goblin” after my workouts. This smoothie is also great for breakfast or a healthy snack. Enjoy!

Green Smoothie

Yield: 2 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

This simple Green Smoothie is a great way to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet. I promise it is delicious and nutritious!

Ingredients:

1 large orange, peeled and segmented
1/2 of a large banana, cut into chunks
6 large strawberries
2 cups spinach
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 cup ice

Directions:

1. Put all of the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.

Note-I use our Blendtec Blender which is a very powerful machine. Make sure you use a powerful blender that will puree the orange, spinach, ice, etc. I like to store one serving of the smoothie in the freezer for later. Pour in an air-tight container and freeze. Make sure you take the smoothie out of the freezer about 30 minutes before you want to drink it. You can also store the smoothie in the refrigerator.

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250 Responses to “Green Smoothie”

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  4. Rebecca Smoothie — June 18, 2012 @ 12:23 am

    Greens hakes are the best. I’ve been adding seaweed (kelp) to mine, it helps me ‘chew’ the green smoothie and the little bits add great texture..My friend made a youtube video today for a kale and pear green smoothie. http://youtu.be/xSlXF4HV3HA

  5. I’m so inspired by yours! :-) I tried yours with a minor twist and loved it! I linked to you: http://asouthernfairytale.com/2012/06/18/fruit-smoothie/

    Thank you for always being a source of delicious inspiration!

  6. Two Peas — June 20, 2012 @ 10:28 pm

    Yay! Glad you tried a green smoothie!

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  9. Anne of Alamo — June 22, 2012 @ 4:34 pm

    I am a recent convert to healthy, and green smoothies, I so enjoyed this recipe and the comments too!! Off to go explore the other recipes and get you on my reader!
    Thank you so much!

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  11. Kimberly — July 2, 2012 @ 11:52 am

    I have been looking for a good green smoothie recipe for ages. I love the Naked Green Machine smoothie but they are too expensive! I’ve tried other recipes and they have just tasted awful or just like OJ or apple juice. I tested yours out this weekend on the boyfriend and got high praise, “You can make it for me again”. I loved that it was all stuff I had on hand and it tasted delicious. Thanks for posting this!

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  15. Antonia — July 25, 2012 @ 8:11 am

    There are also great green powders that are raw and organic, on sale in iHerb for example. Great to add in fruity smoothies! Of course fresh veggies are always better but these are wonderful when you’re running out of time. Also, there are so many and rare greens included in some products that it might be a bit tricky to get those fresh. By using this link you’ll get -5$ everything when purchasing the first time: http://www.iherb.com/?rcode=ipo674

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  19. Meredith — August 4, 2012 @ 9:52 am

    I just tried the “Green Goblin” Smoothie and it was delicious! I have been nervous about trying green smoothies, just because I wasn’t sure about all of that spinach, but I am so glad that I took the leap! I am on the go and have been finding it hard to incorporate a lot of veggies into my diet, and this is a great way to get spinach in there without having to take the time to eat a large salad. Thanks for the great recipe!

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  22. Todd — August 27, 2012 @ 4:59 pm

    Other additions that are great to green smoothies: Kale, Chard, Carrot, Cabbage, Kiwi, Blueberries, Acaii, Fresh Ginger, Cinnamon (Stick or Powder), Squash, Orange Juice, etc, etc. You can put anything in it and the more veggies the better to keep the sugar down. You really don’t need that much fruit to keep it sweet!

  23. Susan Johnson — September 8, 2012 @ 4:36 pm

    Oh, I love this!!!!!

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    Check them out, I think you will like them, they have helped me out a lot lately!!!

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  27. Maddie — October 16, 2012 @ 4:06 pm

    that resipe is the boam.com

  28. Maddie — October 16, 2012 @ 4:07 pm

    hey this is so cool!!

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  30. Ada Lai — October 21, 2012 @ 4:34 pm

    Fabulous smoothie!! – the best yet of all I’ve tried as I start on adding green smoothies to my diet. I boosted the protein level a bit with some hemp seeds.

  31. Two Peas — October 21, 2012 @ 5:34 pm

    Glad you liked the green smoothie!

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  34. Adrian — November 28, 2012 @ 4:38 pm

    I’ve been doing green smoothies/shakes/juicing for years now.
    IMO – Blending is better than juicing, as it can give you all the much needed fiber (skins of fruits/veg), + you can use leafy greens, and thus you get a huge range of nutrients with minimal volume. Don’t forget to chew up something before hand (I use carrots) as your saliva is neccessary for digestion and assimilation of the smoothie to occur.

    I recommend including in your smoothies:
    Cilantro as it pulls out toxins naturally (doesn’t add bitterness)
    Kale is one of the healthiest greens out there.
    Sliced beets (adds sweetness)
    Replace Milk or milk alternatives with Apple or Cranberry juice, as they mask all the bitterness and kill parasites + add other nutrients.
    Bananas also mask bitterness

    Remember, you don’t need as much fruit as diets often say. In fact you’ll find that removing all fruit makes you feel even better. Save the fruit for that desert smoothie – any berry with plain yogurt and a few leafy greens (which you can’t taste as fruit is dominate flavor). Yum!

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  37. Lindsey — January 1, 2013 @ 9:51 am

    Just started into the green smoothies. And I am already a HUGE fan! WIll have to give this one a try =-)

  38. Two Peas — January 1, 2013 @ 5:46 pm

    I hope you like it! It is my go-to green smoothie!

  39. Erin Pollard — January 2, 2013 @ 10:44 am

    I tried it and was very uncertain it would taste good, but it was yummy! The only thing I did different was use frozen strawberries because it is what I had. Thanks!

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