Our Best Green Smoothie Recipes
Smoothies are a great way to front-load your day with produce and nutrition. Just one serving of this power breakfast offers about two-thirds of the day’s calcium and nearly a quarter of potassium in a low-calorie package. Chia seeds amp up fiber and protein, plus they’re one of the richest plant sources of heart-healthy alpha-linoleic acid (an omega-3 fatty acid).
Spinach and Almond Butter
Loaded with protein and fiber, this smoothie is a great way to get your day started or sip after a hard workout. This green smoothie is creamy, fresh and flavorful with just a pinch of cinnamon. If you like your smoothies more sweet, try adding a 1/4 teaspoon of honey.
1 tablespoon almond butter + 1/2 cup fresh spinach + 1 cup unsweetened almond milk + 1/2 a frozen banana + 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
SERVES 1 (13 oz. serving)
Creamy Mango, Avocado, and Lime Smoothie
A green smoothie never tasted this good before—a mix of fresh mango, avocado and lime juice make for a flavorful combination.
Go-Getter Green Smoothie
Be sure to try this smoothie in the summer when honeydew melon is at its peak. Garnish glasses with wheels of additional peeled, sliced kiwi fruit, if desired.
Avocado adds luscious creaminess and loads of nutrients to this cool, refreshing Vietnamese specialty. It's best served icy cold, straight from the blender.
Green Tea-Kiwi and Mango Smoothie
Make a colorful and healthy smoothie by pureeing mango, kiwifruit and spinach with yogurt and honey and spooning into glasses in layers.
Cucumber, Apple, and Mint Cooler
Drink this to boost your daily veggie count: Each serving of this smoothie offers a half-cup of vegetables, plus a little fruit.
Honeydew, spinach, and Greek yogurt pack lots of fresh flavor and essential nutrients into a smoothie with less than 200 calories.
We tried this smoothie with 2% reduced-fat milk but liked it much better with the soy milk. Any kind of fruit will work—try strawberries or peaches.
Don't let the name of this recipe fool you, because it packs in plenty plaintain—two whole, medium-sized bananas, to be exact. Spinach and kiwi also give a power boost to your day as key ingredients in this tasty smoothie.