Make this high protein green smoothie recipe with fresh spinach, banana, orange and Greek yoghurt in less than 5 minutes. Switch to the green smoothie recipe or see our tips on how to do it.
We love this green smoothie recipe filled with two cups of spinach. You don’t really taste the veggies and instead get a creamy, fruity smoothie.
How to make a green smoothie
There are many recipes for green smoothies. It’s very easy to create one to your liking.
In our basic recipe we combine banana, orange, yoghurt, milk and fresh spinach. The use of Greek yogurt gives the smoothie a protein boost. If you are looking for one non-dairy version, omit the yogurt and use a non-dairy nut milk instead (like unsweetened almonds, cashews, or coconuts). Then, for a protein boost, add a few tablespoons of shelled hemp hearts, which are quite high in protein. Peanut butter or almond butter also contains a bit of protein and is delicious in this smoothie.
We always have spinach in the fridge so it’s our turn to have the greens, but Kale or a canned mix of green superfoods (usually containing beet sprouts, kale, and Swiss chard) also work.
You can also play with the fruits. Mango makes smoothies as creamy as bananas and pineapple is really tasty in combination with green vegetables. One of our favorite things is a handful of frozen berries.
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Updated recipe originally posted January 2013. Since it was posted in 2013 we have changed the recipe for clarity. – Adam and Joanne
Easy green smoothie
This creamy, high-protein green smoothie is super easy to make and only takes a few minutes to make. We’ve shared a basic recipe below with optional ingredients later. If you’re looking for a Greek yogurt substitute, just omit it or substitute with more fruit (frozen berries are our favorite).
Makes 1 shake
1 medium banana, peeled
1/2 medium orange, peeled and cut into wedges
1/4 to 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup milk, unsweetened almond milk, or unsweetened coconut milk
2 cups fresh spinach
1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal or peeled hemp hearts
1 tablespoon natural peanut or almond butter, try our homemade peanut butter
1 to 2 teaspoons raw honey
Advice from Adam and Joanne
- Using a frozen banana makes it really refreshing and thick.
- This smoothie tastes best fresh, but can be frozen for later. To save the smoothie for later, place in a resealable food-safe plastic bag or container and freeze. Then 45-60 minutes before you need the smoothie, take it out of the freezer.
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