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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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237 Responses to “Green Smoothie”

  1. 177
    Stefania Delprete — February 18, 2013 @ 9:08 am

    Thank you!

    I’m a beginner on green smoothie and this is very helpful, I’ve just drunk two glasses of a banana-baby spinach-grapes!

    Enjoy your day!

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    Samantha — February 24, 2013 @ 9:39 pm

    Is this a good diet smoothie? How many calories is it?

    • Two Peas replied: — February 25th, 2013 @ 10:09 pm

      I am not sure on the calorie count. Sorry!

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  4. 179
    Samantha — February 26, 2013 @ 12:41 am

    Its ok everyone said green smoothies are good to drink for diets to drink this all day

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    Healthnut — March 7, 2013 @ 1:53 pm

    Smoothies are great. For a post workout shake, you need a lot more protein. Try adding more yogurt or even a scoop of a yummy protein powder you like. I use chocolate protein powder and it mixes well with almost anything, even my spinach or kale that I’m using. If you do a smoothie with super healthy ginger or lemon, I would prob skip the chocolate protein powder tho.

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    beth — April 1, 2013 @ 11:45 am

    Tried this one this morning and I love it. We live near a bunch of cherry orchards and have an over abundance of frozen dark cherries to I usually use cherries where ever smoothie recipes call for strawberries and they are delicious. Cherries are a little sweeter than strawberries and it completely covers the taste of the spinach!

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    Holly Neilsen — April 4, 2013 @ 10:38 pm

    I make green smoothies for me and my teenage girls every morning. I do frozen mixed berries, a banana, spinach, parsley, avocado and water. For my girls I omit the parsley. Better energy boost than coffee, and healthier :)

  9. 183
    Shawnte — April 7, 2013 @ 8:52 pm

    I make a smoothie similar to this all the time. Although all my fruit is frozen. Since I am using the frozen fruit is it okay to leave out the ice?

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  11. 184
    Carol — April 15, 2013 @ 10:42 am

    Smoothies are the best way to get more greens and fruit into your diet the yummy way. We have been replacing lunch with a green smoothie and never looked back. Thanks for posting this recipe. Will be adding this to my collection :)

  12. 185
    Stephanie — April 15, 2013 @ 11:48 am

    I made my first smoothie yesterday and it was wonderful!! Baby spinach, greek yogurt, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, and vanilla protien. I refrigerated the leftovers to have for breakfast this morning and it was terrible!!! I couldn’t even finish it. Anyone know why this might be? Thanks!

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    Sharon — May 11, 2013 @ 8:38 am

    Since raw spinach blocks the absorption of calcium and iron, would it be better to lightly steam the spinach first?

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  22. 188
    Sara — May 30, 2013 @ 12:42 pm

    I’ve been making smoothies lately and I love them! Just wondering what size mason jar you use in the picture above? I’ve been wanting to buy some jars and not sure about pint vs. quart – might just get both but who knows!

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    leah — June 8, 2013 @ 11:05 am

    From your reciepe what is the calorie intake for this smoothie?

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    vivaiva — June 20, 2013 @ 2:23 pm

    I had to add 1/2 cup of diet ocean spray cranberry juice. Other than that…ver very good!
    With the 1/2 cup of diet ocean spray, the calorie count came out to 195 calories. 28 grams of sugar, but hat came from the natural fruits. Thank you!

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    jon — July 14, 2013 @ 1:03 pm

    Can’t even taste the spinach. My wife didn’t like the Greek yogurt taste but I love it!

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    Nikoll — July 17, 2013 @ 1:06 pm

    With some pineapple juice and a liittle extra fruit, I actually find myself enjoying this healthy weight loss drink! :)

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