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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Hmm! What kind of greens did you use, Claire? I used spinach

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Natasha's Review

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This is one of the more palatable green smoothies I have tried. I could definitely drink this every morning.

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Me too Natasha. And I do!

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Delicious & easy! I will add ginger next time!

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Nice idea Christine

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Is it at all possible making all these smoothies without a blender?

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Nope, sorry, a blender is definitely required. It doesn't have to be a good one though :)

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Can i sub spinach for Kale?

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Hi Jessica, Yes, you can substitute kale instead of spinach. However, kale has a much more "GREEN" taste than spinach does, so you have been warned :) you may want to add less kale.

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Can I refrigerate the green smoothie over night or will it go bad?

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Hi Latiesha, It won't go "bad" but it will separate and be less than ideal for drinking. If you refrigerate overnight, best to blend it up again.

Also, if you want to prep your green smoothie for breakfast the night before, fill the blender up with all your chopped fruit and veg, but don't add the water. Then put the whole blender in the fridge (unblended). In the morning just add the water and blend! Makes for a quick morning

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As oranges are not in season so what should I use in place of them?

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Hi Rakesh,

In this recipe instead of oranges you could use a peach, a banana, or 1 cup of strawberries or blueberries.

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Sooo yum. Great change from juice !! I'm now a greenie addict lol

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Woohoo! Another greenie addict! That's what we like to see, Vicki :) xox

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Do you have the nutritional info for your recipes?

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Hi Kim,

Sorry, no, I do not provide nutritional info at this time.

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47 bananas for a week? Is this a typo? Haha!

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Hi Deeee, nope!! lol

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Hi Renee - glad you liked! Are you doing a smoothie challenge?

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LoneK's Review

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I ran out of bananas but remembered I had frozen ones in the freezer.. so used them instead! Awesome!! Also had to sub strawberries one day for oranges as I was out of oranges.. and that tasted good too.. didn't look too appetizing but that's ok :) I only make 1/2 the recipe as I find it's way to much for me. It keeps me going til lunch just the same :)

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Hi Lone! I love switching it up a bit too. I find that this recipe is pretty versatile - as long as you generally use the same amount of fruit and greens it is pretty forgiving. I agree about the colors changing sometimes though. It's aesthetic appeal can vary ;)

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Really tasty and simple to put together.

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Glad you found it easy to pull together in the morning, Joanne. I love peeling bananas. I am continually reminded that they are the most miraculous little packaged fruits, so easy to open and use :)

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