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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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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Rawtarian's silky green smoothie recipe
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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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Indeed! xox Sara

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Daughter and I doing smoothies now

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Hi Jen! Great to see your name : )   Glad you girls are doing smoothies. I've been adding fresh mint to mine lately. Gives a nice kick!

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I am new to the raw lifestyle but I have tried green smoothies prior. I never could get it right they were all pretty horriable really.but this smoothie was easy to make with simple ingriedients and it wasn't bad either! It seemed like a lot for one serving so I save the extra for my in between meal snack!

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Hi Michelle - sounds like you've found one that hit your sweet spot! It is a nice and big one.

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I'm diabetic type 2. Im afraid 2 oranges Will spike my blood sugar.

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Feel free to sub with another type of fruit that is less likely to spike

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Does this make 2 serves? I loved it and have been doing variations on your theme since I received a blender for Mother's Day ( May in Australia) loving starting the day fueled with yummy green vitamin minerals and energy!

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Nope, a big drink for 1 to keep you going until lunch time!

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Great recipe it's awesome, had to use Kale and just one banana. Cinnamon adds a great touch to the smoothie. Muy Rico (Caracas-Venezuela)

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So glad to have you here David! You are a trooper with the kale - I find that kale has the "greenest" (most bitter) taste in a smoothie

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I made this for the first time today. Had to make a slight variation (lettuce for spinach) since the store was out, but it's lovely!!!

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So glad the smoothie worked for you, Vickie!

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I cut out one of the bananas and it was still delicious. I love starting my day with this kind of freshness !

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Me too!  And I find making one every day gets rid of the "what'll I have for breaky" problem - and I just get to it and make my smoothie. I'm in the groove!

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Well I learned that I would rather eat an apple than pulverize it in a smoothie. I do not like that texture at all :( but my kids did, so I gave them the first one and made me a new one. Without apple, chia or additional water. It was absolutely perfect and dreamy creamy! I have also never put cinnamon in a smoothie and that was amazing! I will forever add cinnamon to my green smoothies.

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