My Favorite Green Smoothie Recipe

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Here’s my favorite green smoothie recipe. This is a smoothie that tastes great and is good for you.  It’s loaded with greens and you can modify it with the fruit of your choice.

The problem with most recipes you see is that they are 90% fruit with just enough green to give it some color.

May 2023: This has been my favorite and go-to smoothie for seven years! In fact, I credit it with helping me lose weight and keep the weight off! (Can You Lose Weight After 50?)

I still make this a few times a week.

Sara drinking the best green smoothie

There are many recipes out there for green smoothies and I’m happy to add my version to the Internet.

About seven years ago, I started drinking one green smoothie a day. It seemed like a great way to get an extra vegetable or two into my diet.

Sometimes I use it as lunch but usually I will have it between lunch and dinner as an afternoon pick-me-up.

I modify this all the time. These days, I almost always use frozen spinach or kale. Then I add a second vegetable such as celery, carrot, or cucumber. Then some fruit to sweeten it up.

I feel like I’m flooding my body with feel-good energy and since I started drinking these daily, I’ve had lots of get-up-and-go to exercise, work, and connect with family and friends.

Here is the recipe for The Best Green Smoothie:

Add to your blender:

  • 1 cup of fresh greens or 1/2 cup frozen greens. Spinach is my favorite
  • 1 scoop plain collagen protein
  • 1 scoop vanilla collagen protein powder
  • 1 small carrot or ½ of a big one, or small cucumber or stalk of celery
  • ½ an apple or 1/3 cup of any frozen berries
  • 1/3 frozen banana or some frozen pineapple
  • A small piece of ginger root peeled and chopped. Optional but gives it a nice flavor.
  • Squeeze of lemon juice if you have it
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk, water, almond milk or other milk of choice
  • Water if needed.

Add ingredients to your blender. Start your blender on a slower setting to get things chopped and moving. This is very important! Then finish on a higher setting to make this concoction smooth and drinkable.

I vary the fruits that I use depending on what I have and what I am in the mood for. Frozen spinach is my go-to for the green vegetable but sometimes I buy fresh power greens. I will often use cucumber or celery for a little extra green goodness.

Graphic with pictures of green smoothies and the words: The Best Green Smoothie

Notes on Making Your Green Smoothie:

Greens. I like sweet mixes such as Super Greens or Power Greens. Most stores now have those mixes now. Spinach is mild and sweet and works well. Arugula is bitter so I don’t recommend something like that.

Water. Don’t add too much at first. The fruit and veggies are juicy. You want it drinkable but not too watery.

The Oil: I like to add about a teaspoon of MCT oil. This is found with supplements, not with cooking oils. It’s optional. My favorite is Brain Octane by Bulletproof

Collagen: A full serving is two scoops. I like to use one plain and one vanilla for some extra sweetness. I use Bulletproof brand.

Bananas. I let them get ripe—no green peels! Then I peel them and put them in a freezer bag in the freezer. You can break them into smaller pieces at that time or do it when you make your smoothie.

Other Fruits. I like to add about 1/3 cup of fruit, a little something sweet like banana and either half an apple or frozen berries. When you use berries, the smoothie will not look green but will still taste great.

The Ginger. I use a small amount of fresh ginger root. It keeps for quite a while in your refrigerator and you just slice off a piece as you need it. I think it takes the drink from bland to sublime. Again we can thank the Scottish boyfriend for this idea.

No Dairy? I prefer unsweetened coconut milk that I find in the refrigerator section of my store.

Sometimes little things can help us maker bigger changes.

Here are a few other green smoothie recipes that I love

Do you want to raise your energy without caffeine? This energy boosting green smoothie, full of nutritious vegetables, will invigorate you any time of the day minus the negative effects of caffeine. This clean vegan, dairy-free smoothie is also great for my skin and my body too!
This smoothie is full of greens, beets, and a little fruit. It’s gorgeous, delicious, and good for you. Get the health benefits of beets in a smoothie.

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