Green Smoothie Recipe

Our favorite Green Smoothie Recipe. It's a green power smoothie is what it is! @natashaskitchen

My husband, Vadim (the smoothie master) created this green smoothie recipe. It’s a green power smoothie is what it is! I tried his creation and asked himΒ to write down exactly what went into these. It was love at first sip…

I’m so happy that he’s crazy about smoothies – he makes them almost daily and of course I get one too! This recipe is simple, seriously healthy and sooo refreshing!

Our favorite Green Smoothie Recipe. It's a green power smoothie is what it is! @natashaskitchen

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Ingredients for the Best Green Smoothies:

1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1 banana, peeled
1 orange, peeled
2 cups spinach
1 1/2 cups frozen pineapple
2 tsp chia seeds, optional

Our favorite Green Smoothie Recipe. It's a green power smoothie is what it is! @natashaskitchen

How to Make Green Smoothies:

1. Place everything in a blender in the order listed, starting with the liquid and ending with the frozen fruit and chia seeds (if using).

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Our favorite Green Smoothie Recipe. It's a green power smoothie is what it is! @natashaskitchen

2. Blend until smooth and transfer into two tall glasses. We love our Blendtec blender. It’s incredibly powerful and blends to perfection. If your blender doesn’t blend frozen fruit well, you might consider lightly thawing your pineapple before adding it.

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Our favorite Green Smoothie Recipe. It's a green power smoothie is what it is! @natashaskitchen

We always like to have at least one frozen fruit in this smoothie to make it chilled and thicken it up a little. Frozen pineapple is inexpensive and we always keep a jumbo Costco-sized bag of it in the freezer for occasions such as these.

Green Smoothie Recipe

5 from 12 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Our favorite Green Smoothie Recipe. It's a green power smoothie is what it is! @natashaskitchen
My husband (the smoothie master) created this green smoothie recipe. It's a green power smoothie is what it is! This recipe is so simple, seriously healthy and sooo refreshing! We always like to have at least one frozen fruit in this smoothie to make it chilled and thicken it up a little. Frozen pineapple is inexpensive and we always keep a jumbo Costco-sized bag of it in the freezer for occasions such as these.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $5-$6
Servings: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 banana peeled
  • 1 orange peeled
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen pineapple
  • 2 tsp chia seeds optional

Instructions

  1. Place everything in a blender in the order listed, starting with the liquid and ending with the frozen fruit and chia seeds (if using).
  2. Blend until smooth and transfer into two tall glasses.

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Our favorite Green Smoothie Recipe. It's a green power smoothie is what it is! @natashaskitchen

It feels so good to sip on one of these green smoothies after indulging in all the holiday goodies. Wishing you aΒ Happy New Year! Isn’t it crazy that it’s 2015?! I have to think up some new resolutions since I accomplished my big one (click here to find out what it was). What are your goals for 2015?

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Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the blogger behind Natasha's Kitchen (since 2009). My husband and I run this blog together and share only our best, family approved recipes with YOU. Thanks for stopping by! We are so happy you're here.

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  • YanaP
    May 14, 2018

    Sooo GOOD, made it all week long… everyDAY. Thank You! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 14, 2018

      My pleasure! I’m happy to hear how much you love the recipe Yana! Thanks for sharing your awesome review! Reply

  • Sharon
    February 18, 2018

    I wanted to know if an6 of these could mayb3 be made th3 night before. My husband would like to start drinking smoothies but he leaves pretty early in the mornings
    Thanks Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 18, 2018

      Hi Sharon, we always make and enjoy these right away since refrigerating smoothies can result in separation and they just aren’t as appealing on day 2. You might consider putting everything in the blender the night before then adding the liquid the next day and whirling it up in the morning. Reply

  • janine
    January 26, 2018

    Do you mean the coconut milk in a can or the kind in a milk container? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 26, 2018

      Hi Janine, we use the one in the milk container πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Lena
    January 17, 2018

    Hello! Where do you buy this organic coconut milk? Would Costco have it? thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 17, 2018

      Hi Lena, I’m not sure if Costco has it – possibly? We purchased it at Fred Meyer (a Kroger store) Reply

  • Ana
    January 2, 2018

    Is that green smoothie is good for people with pre diabetic? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 2, 2018

      Hi Ana, there is no added sugar here which is always good, but you will be getting carbs/sugars from the fresh fruit so do keep that in mind. Reply

  • Saniya Ellis
    July 3, 2017

    We just made this delicious smoothe! What a great drink to start your day with! Fresh and refreshing, texture just right! Thank you for sharing this recipe! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 3, 2017

      You’re welcome Saniya! I’m glad you love the smoothie! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review! Reply

  • Katie
    February 22, 2017

    Absolutely delicious! I normally don’t like greens in my smoothies but in this one you can’t even taste the spinach. Hubby enjoyed it too πŸ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 22, 2017

      That’s great Katie! Thank for sharing πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Myra
    February 16, 2017

    I made mine with chlorophyll powder (since i can’t drink it with just water as directed ) instead of spinach. And added some fresh turmeric. So good. Thanks for sharing! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 16, 2017

      You’re welcome Myra! I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe! Reply

  • Sasha
    February 13, 2017

    This is amazing! Thanks for sharing.
    How many calories would you say a serving of this is? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 13, 2017

      Hi Sasha, due to time constraints, I don’t have calorie counts or nutritional info on most of my recipes. Reply

  • Marina
    January 28, 2016

    Finally made this smoothie today! My girls (5 yrs&21 months) don’t eat greens at all but loved the smoothie. Definitely a keeper. Thanks Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 29, 2016

      Marina, thank you for the nice review and you are welcome πŸ˜€. Reply

  • Maya Toro
    January 22, 2016

    I just made this smoothie with a couple of adjustments. I didn’t have coconut milk so I used Greek vanilla yogurt and I used mandarins instead of oranges and it was absolutely delicious!! Loved it! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 22, 2016

      Maya, thank you for the great review and nice job improvising πŸ˜ƒ. Reply

  • Alicia Chen
    May 31, 2015

    This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it. Do you think it would still taste as good without the orange? I am not really a citrus fan. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 1, 2015

      You might replace it with another juicy fruit, but yes you can make it without the orange. Reply

  • gordafarid
    May 21, 2015

    Hi dear Natasha:)
    Your recipe is really cool and easy to Do!
    I love it.
    But I can’t use Internet all time by my phone, can you make it pdf?? it will be easier to use sweetheart πŸ™‚

    Hope you enjoy life!
    God bless you…β™₯ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 21, 2015

      There is a print friendly recipe at the bottom and if you click on the green sharing button at the bottom of the post, you can select an option to print it, but I don’t have pdf creating capabilities on my site. Thanks and God bless you also πŸ™‚ Reply

      • gordafarid
        May 22, 2015

        Wow! How fast you are to answer! Thanks πŸ™‚

        By you guidance I found out a new thing; I can take a snapshot from my screen when I clicked on print button.
        It will save to me to read later at it’s time! Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          May 22, 2015

          I’m glad you found a method that works for you πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Lisa
    March 11, 2015

    any idea how many calories are in this? I’m on a diet trying to lose weight at the same time as trying to change my eating habits permanently. Thanks Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 11, 2015

      I currently don’t have nutritional values, but when I need to research something, my best source: Caloriecount.com – sign in for free and then go to β€œtools” and then click β€œrecipe analyzer” You can copy and paste your list of ingredients and it spits out the nutrition info. It’s a great tool. Reply

  • Jezel
    March 9, 2015

    Can you only eat drink smoothies or do you need to eat regular food to because I want to lose about 30 pounds Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 9, 2015

      Hi Jezel, I think it would be really really difficult to try to do this with smoothies and still get all of the nutrients that you need. This is a green smoothie but the amount of fruit is much higher than the amount of vegetables and it’s also lacking in protein. I’m obviously no dietician but I would think it’d be difficult to get a balanced diet via smoothies. Reply

  • Cheryl
    January 30, 2015

    Made it with frozen mango (no pineapple) and added a bit of Greek yogurt and protein powder. Very tasty and nutritious. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 30, 2015

      Thank you Cheryl for the great review and great job on improvising :). Reply

  • Kelly
    January 18, 2015

    I just made this substituting with unsweetened vanilla almond milk and fresh pineapple and it is absolutely delicious (and 3 year old approved)! Thanks so much for sharing. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 18, 2015

      You are welcome Kelly and thanks for the great review :). Reply

  • Marina
    January 15, 2015

    I’m glad I clicked on this before going for groceries. Can’t wait to make this. Your pictures look amazing by the way. Love my Blendtec. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 15, 2015

      Thank you Marina, we use ours almost daily for green smoothies in the morning :). What other type of smoothies do you make? Reply

  • Yana Y
    January 15, 2015

    Something very helpful to people who buy the seeds is in preparation. I was going through them quickly because I was using them incorrectly. Here is the correct way: For every tbsp you scoop out you add 1/2 to 3/4 cups of water depending on how thick you like it. I usually do 2 tbsp and 1 cup and 1/2 water. Then you leave the seeds in the water for 30 minutes before ever using them. After using them, store them in a container in the refrigerator. They will become like a jelly like pudding. They will last in the fridge for 2 weeks and you can scoop out tbsps and add them to all kinds of foods to get the health benefits. They don’t have any taste so they blend into everything. Since the 2tbsp grows 12 x because it absorbs the water, it will last a lot longer and you will be getting a great deal more benefit from them. Just sprinkling them doesn’t do much. Just thought I would share. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 15, 2015

      That is definitely a great tip and we love to make Chia seed putting this way. Thank you so much for sharing that tip! Reply

  • Yana L
    January 9, 2015

    I love making smoothies, especially in the morning as a “quick healthy breakfast to go” Have you tried using kale instead of spinach? that’s what I’ve been using lately, heard kale is more nutritious then spinach. I don’t notice much difference in taste (as long as I put banana it in) πŸ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 9, 2015

      We do use loads of kale in this smoothie in the summer; especially when it’s growing in my Mom’s yard. We tend to buy more spinach in winter – I have no idea why, but we do. ?? πŸ™‚ We love kale in smoothies too! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Viktoriya
    January 4, 2015

    YUMMY!! I totally agree with you! It was the perfect thing to have for a nice healthy breakfast after the holiday treats. Thank you and yer husband for this! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 4, 2015

      Thank you Viktoriya :). Reply

  • January 4, 2015

    Ohhh…you just had to go there! Healthfood! Just kidding…it looks incredibly refreshing. I wonder if frozen spinach would work? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 4, 2015

      Elizabeth,frozen spinach would work as well :). My husband also freezes kale and uses it for smoothies as well. Reply

  • Deloris
    January 3, 2015

    I LOVE my Blendtec too!!!
    Can hardly wait to try THIS smoothie. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 3, 2015

      The feeling is mutual Deloris :). We use ours almost daily, it doesn’t have many days off. Reply

      • Svetlana
        January 4, 2015

        Natasha,
        While I love the site and your great step by step directions but would it be at all possible to only rate a recipe when you’ve actually tried it as oppose to rating without trying Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          January 4, 2015

          There isn’t a way of knowing who has tried it and who hasn’t and the pluggin that I use for that feature doesn’t have that option. Reply

  • malisha
    January 3, 2015

    Natasha your husband smoothie recipe looks really good!
    Me and my daughters love smoothie drinks!We’ll be trying
    this.Thank you. Also loved the snowman pictures of your
    baby playing in the yard! I soo miss those days when my
    children was that young and playing along with them.Now
    I have my 6 grandsons.They have so much energy! Thanks for
    sharing the photo. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 3, 2015

      Thank you so much for your comment. πŸ™‚ I’m appreciating those moments even more now :). Time sure flies by! Reply

  • Natasha
    January 2, 2015

    Can you use regular milk in this? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 2, 2015

      I’d probably go with either water, almond milk, coconut milk or orange juice. I guess I’m not a fan of milk in smoothies. The texture gets weird sometimes if you don’t drink it right away. Reply

  • Diana
    January 2, 2015

    That looks amazing! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 2, 2015

      Thanks Diana πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Mariya
    January 1, 2015

    I was wondering will almond milk and soy milk work instead of coconut milk? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 2, 2015

      Almond milk would make a great substitute and we often interchange with almond milk and coconut milk :). You could even use water if you wanted to. I feel sheepish admitting this, but I’ve never tried soy milk. Is it similar in flavor to coconut milk or almond milk? Reply

      • Mariya
        January 2, 2015

        I don’t know if the flavor is similar to coconut milk or almond milk but thank you for replying πŸ™‚ And I can’t wait to try out this smoothie!! Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          January 2, 2015

          You’re so welcome! Enjoy and Happy New Year! πŸ™‚ Reply

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