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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:)

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It turned out perfect ! Awesome recipe , trying to go raw !! Thank you for the recipe :)

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Glad you like the green smoothie, Kai! Good luck with your raw journey! :)

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Hi laura! Can I make this sans the lemon?

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Riley, yes for sure. The lemon is not mandatory, although it does add a nice acidic twist to balance out the sweetness. (It's fine without it though)

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My smoothie always turns out like green applesauce. What am I doing wrong? Its not smooth and silky at all.

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Hi Kim!

It's your blender... You might need a better one :) What kind of blender do you have?

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heya, i'm new to this & was just wondering wat i can replace bananas with? thanks debs :)

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Hi Debs!

Bananas provide much needed sweetness and creaminess to this recipe. Do not substitute. Instead, look for another green smoothie recipe that doesn't contain bananas :)

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Bex, if you are serious about going raw, the Vitamix is one of the vital tools to being successful. Happy smoothies!

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Totally agree with Kat!

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Hi there, I've just found a Vitamix 5000 for a decent price, but just want to check that would be good enough before I buy it.. what do you think?

Thank you, your recipes are incredible! x

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Go for it Bex!

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I love this smoothie. I don't even have to think about the recipe anymore, I make it so often! I love this as a breakfast and as a lunch smoothie at work! It provides me with sustained energy throughout the day and I don't get that afternoon slump anymore.

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Hi Zettie! I'm glad to hear the smoothie is getting you through the dreaded slump! :)

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Hi,

The smoothie sounds great! I'm just wondering if this recipe is 1 serving or 2?

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One generous serving!

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Hi Laura-Jane, I was wondering if you have a recommendation for someone who can not have bananas? I see so many beautiful recipes, like this one, and just thought with your experience you might know a trick for replacing them? Thank you!

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Hi Amy!

I don't have an overall recommendation that works in any recipe, but here's what you need to know:

In most recipes, bananas are used for (A) creaminess and (B) sweetness.

So when replacing, generally, you need to think of both. For creaminess, avocado or cashews are often used. For sweetness, there are tons of options, like dates or agave nectar or other fruits etc.

But for this recipe in particular, you could use strawberries instead of bananas - it will just be a different smoothie :)

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My girlfriend and I are really excited about your app. We read in one of the comments sections where you recommended that a family of 3-4 just double the recipes. Does that mean all these recipes would be good for 2 people or should we double them as well?

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Hi Jeremiah,

The servings, in general, are for 1 person. However, the plan is constructed so that there will be plenty of leftovers to allow the meals to spill over as snacks, meals the next day, etc. Better too little than too much as we don't want you to go hungry :) Also, the first page of each plan explains what recipes should be used over multiple meals

Hope this helps!

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I didn't have oranges but I did have Orange Juice, so I added that...Oh MY GOSH, so delicious! Great smoothie! Thanks, Ann

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Orange smoothies really are the best! :)

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Excellent!!!

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Hey Tressa!

So glad you enjoyed :)

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