Easy, Refreshing Green Smoothie

easy green smoothie recipe

Green smoothies: what can I say that hasn’t already been said?! You know the green smoothie, and it reminds you of yoga pants, flax seed and sandals with socks! If that’s your impression of the green smoothie, then we’re here to change your mind! Because we’re all about being refreshed this week we wanted our smoothie to be an extra bright shade of green. This smoothie is delicious and healthy all at the same time.

easy green smoothie recipe

I’m a Vita-Mix girl through and through, so making frozen drink is a breeze. There is nothing this machine can’t handle; frozen fruit and ice cubes are no big deal!

easy green smoothie recipe

This recipe calls for light colored fruit. If you’re adding spinach or kale to a smoothie and you want it to stay green, then the greens have to be the darkest color. When you start adding strawberries or blueberries, the color changes dramatically! We used frozen fruit here, but if you want to use fresh, just add some ice cubes to get the right consistency. If it ends up too thick, add some juice or water. I didn’t have to add any sugar to this because there was sugar in the yogurt.

If you’re concerned about your kids’ diets, this is a great solution. We tested these smoothies out on 7 kids, and they all gave it a thumbs up!
easy green smoothie recipe

 

Green Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 c. frozen mango cubes
  • 1 c. frozen pineapple cubes
  • 1 c. spinach leaves or other greens
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1 c. yogurt

Instructions:

  1. Put all ingredients in blender in order. If you’re using ice and fresh fruit, put the ice in the blender first.
  2. Blend until smooth.

 

 

Easy, Refreshing Green Smoothie
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Serves: 2
 
Green Smoothie
Ingredients
  • 1 c. frozen mango cubes
  • 1 c. frozen pineapple cubes
  • 1 c. spinach leaves or other greens
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1 c. yogurt
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in blender in order. If you're using ice and fresh fruit, put the ice in the blender first.
  2. Blend until smooth.

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    • Amanda Gentis says

      Aimee — ABSOLUTELY! I was SO skeptical! This was my FIRST green smoothie experience and I loveloveloved it!

  1. says

    For a non-dairy alternative can use coconut milk instead of yogurt. It’s delicious and adds to the tropical flavor as well. I second that you can’t taste the spinach. I throw a handful in my kids smoothies all the time and they have no idea!

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