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: 94 out of 100
  • This recipe is very low in Calories, Fat, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is low in Carbohydrates.
  • This recipe is an excellent source of Vitamin C.
  • This recipe is a good source of Vitamin B6, and Vitamin K.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Dietary Fiber, and Riboflavin.

Amounts per 240 g (8 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 141 6 %
Protein 2.1 g 4 %
Fat 0.53 g 1 %
Carbohydrates 36 g 11 %
Dietary Fiber 5 g 15 %
Sugars 20 g
Calcium 42 mg 4 %
Iron 0.67 mg 5 %
Sodium 11 mg
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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Usually smoothie s ratio is more about 1/4 fruit versus 3/4 veggie no?

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Hi! I am not sure I understand your question, Flo - are you saying that this recipe needs more veg?

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Etta's Review

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Thanks for the recipe! Although I now have a Vitamix, I successfully made green smoothies with a NutriBullet almost every day for a year before I made the investment!

If you are using fresh fruit and raw spinach, I found it to be pretty easy, although I did have to process it for longer, and do it in 2 batches because the container was quite small--BUT--it works!

I am not saying my Vitamix doesn't do a far better job, and I am very glad I was able to make the investment but it is not NECESSARY for a beginner to go out and drop hundreds of dollars.

I even successfully made banana nice cream in the NutriBullet, and if you give frozen produce a but of time to thaw before blending it CAN handle it.

I made the investment in a Vitamix only after I knew that I would use it almost every day, and often several times a day. So if you want to go raw vegan, incorporating smoothies is a great and delicious way to do it, don't be scared off by the expensive appliances like high speed blenders, juicers and dehydrators, start small and work your way up. I would a blender is the best place to start, and it doesn't have to be hundreds of dollars, just be sure to process greens in the blender longer and see how you like it!

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Etta, I couldn't agree with you more!!

Start where you are, I say :)

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Now I see why you could drink this every morning. It's so good!!!

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I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Haintso!

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It says consume immediately. What would the harm be if it is prepared the night before?

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It won't kill you, but it will congeal and get kinda thick and not very appetizing. Still edible, just a bit... unappealing :) You might need to eat it with a spoon.

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OH wonderful! Thanks a bunch!

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My pleasure Patricia!

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Hello. I'm a little confused on the serving size for the smoothie. Am I supposed to eat the entire smoothie for breakfast or only 1/3 of it, saving the other 2/3 for the other days of the week? Thanks for your help. LOVE The Rawtarian! :)

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Hi Patricia!

Drink the whole thing for breakfast! Don't save any. (The serving size is mostly just there to help you calculate calories if you're into that.)

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My mouth is in heaven! So yummy!

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No better place to be! :)

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KarenL's Review

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I've been drinking this smoothie every morning for two weeks. I love it and am seriously addicted now. I add half a dessert spoon of peanut butter and another of honey. Thank you!

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Hi Karen, glad you can't live without! :)

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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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ldp's Review

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Love the smoothie but want to verify the nutrition info please. Am I correct that it is actually 3 servings so the nutrition info needs to be multiplied by 3 for my tracking purposes? Don't mean to sound like a dolt but the yield is 1 smoothie and the servings are 3...
Thanks!

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Hi LDP! Yes, you are correct - the serving size is quite small on this one, so if drinking the entire thing the nutritional info would need to be multiplied by three. Hope this helps!

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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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