Recipe Directions

  • 1. Add all ingredients to blender. Place soft ingredients like bananas in first, because that's what I was taught!
  • 2. Blend in your high-speed blender until nicely smooth.
  • 3. Your green smoothie is ready! Pour green smoothie into cup(s) or a large mason jar for on-the-go goodness.

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

I have been a raw vegan for over two four years. And for breakfast almost every single day I have a green smoothie. And I am still not sick of them yet, if you can believe that! I can make them super quickly, and I always keep the main ingredients on hand.

If you have any trust in me believe me when I tell you that in order to make a tasty green smoothie you absolutely must have a high-speed blender like a Vitamix or a Blendtec. Otherwise it'll be chunky and grainy and downright disgusting and you'll have to pinch your nose to get it down. When it comes to green smoothies texture is everything and high-speed blenders are going to take a slightly disgusting chunky mixture and turn it into a silky smoothie like the one in this photo that actually tastes delicious--like a treat. Texture is everything when it comes to this green smoothie recipe.

This may not be the most exciting green smoothie recipe in the world, but it's what I have for breakfast almost every morning so I figured that you'd like to know what I have for breaky! What I like about it as well is that it's not too expensive, since bananas are inexpensive here in Canada.

To clean your blender: Add 1-2 cups of water into your blender immediately and blend again to aid in cleaning process. Take carafe to sink and finish rinsing/cleaning blender right away. I am not a good housekeeper but the one rule in my house is to NEVER let the Vitamix carafe sit uncleaned. NEVER! Why? Because then if I'm lazy later on and it's not clean then I won't use it, then I won't know what to make, and I'll just eat nuts for dinner because I'm too lazy to clean the blender.  NEVER store recipes in your blender for this reason. :)

This recipe makes quite a large green smoothie, it's a perfect breakfast for 1 person. This is my go-to breakfast.

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Nutrition Facts

Nutritional score: 100 out of 100
  • This recipe is very low in Fat, and Sodium.
  • This recipe provides you with 100% of your daily Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin K.
  • This recipe is a good source of Dietary Fiber, Riboflavin, and Vitamin A.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Protein, Calcium, and Iron.

Amounts per 721 g (25 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 423 17 %
Protein 6 g 11 %
Fat 1.6 g 2 %
Carbohydrates 108 g 32 %
Dietary Fiber 14 g 45 %
Sugars 61 g
Calcium 127 mg 13 %
Iron 2 mg 15 %
Sodium 33 mg 1 %
Source: USDA, The Rawtarian

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Hi Liz, definitely adding cinnamon for flavor!

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Hi I have a 1000w home use breville blender (New Zealand) it was about $250nz Would this do the trick for this recipe? would like to try these for breaky.

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Used a mango instead of bananas and the result is just as awesome!!!Simply heavenly!

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I have substituted 1/3 of a med large avocado for banana in both the green smoothie & the lemonade one. They were both spectacular tasting & creamy delicious- way more than if they had banana flavor which I abhor. Makes an awesome replacement.

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A+ for creativity, Becky! Thx for sharing - other folks may want to do the same! :)

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Is this recipe for one or two people?

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I drink this all by myself for breakfast! :)

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Very tasty. I enjoyed it and felt full afterward

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Glad you enjoyed, Realraw! :)

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Good thing I don't care much about texture! I make this with a mini blender and yes, it's a bit chunky, but probably because I don't add any water in it. I eat it with a spoon like oatmeal! Not disgusting at all. To keep it low in calories and sugars I add only one banana, chopped, at the end. So my point is, you can make this without a powerful blender. if you're not very fussy about texture details. :)

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Hi Felicity, thanks for sharing that. Many readers will appreciate your first-hand experience! :)

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Felicity's Review

Rawtarian's silky green smoothie recipe
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My thanks for the recipe! I'm enjoying this smoothie right now actually :))

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Awesome, Felicity! :)

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i can't eat bananas any suggestions

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Hi Suzanne!

Best to try a different recipe rather than substitute :)

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Thanks, Angelina! :)

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I love green smoothies and this recipe rocks. The addition of cinnamon is really tasty.

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Hi Danielle, thanks! I have one pretty much every morning! :)

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Did I understand correctly that this recipe is for one serving? It seems like a lot.

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Hi Annie, this is my breakfast smoothie - all mine! It IS a large smoothie, I agree. :)

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Hi Sam, green smoothies are the best. Glad you liked!

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This is a great tasting smoothie.

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Thanks, Worden! :)

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So, we don't usually have oranges, but we usually have orange juice. What would be the equivalent amount?
Thanks!

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Hi! I love the simplicity of this recipe. Alas since last sync I cannot see any images, none for any recipe. Is anyone else having same problem?

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Thanks so much for using the app and also for letting me know that there is an issue with the images. We have a fix on the way, but it hasn’t been approved by Apple yet.
You’re right – the iOS version of the app has been giving some users trouble and not displaying the images. iPhone/iPad users who recently upgraded to the new iOS 8 (just released a week or two ago) are the only ones affected.
We have submitted a new version of both the Recipes and the Meal Plan app to Apple, which will fix the problem. You will be able to update (at no additional cost) with the new version once Apple approves the new versions. It will hopefully be within the next week or two. (We are waiting on Apple to “approve” our new versions.)
Once the new version has been approved, you should be able to force an update from inside the app by clicking on the upper right-hand corner of the app and then looking for the button that says “Force Update.” (I don’t expect that to do anything until early October though, because Apple is slow!)
I am sorry for the trouble, but we are definitely working to resolve. :)
Thanks for your patience!”

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