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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colethab's Review

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I appreciate the low-fat high favor in this green shake. It was very good. An excellent choice to start the day.

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Hi Coletha!

I'm so glad that you enjoyed the green smoothie. It's an easy one and pretty filling too!

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I feel like there used to be a comment on here about food combining but donโ€™t see or remember how you responded. I thought it wasnโ€™t good to mix acid = citrus = orange ๐ŸŠ with sweet = banana. I left the orange out (and halved the bananas ๐ŸŒ) - still good butnwould love to include orange if you have any insights that might help me. Thanks for this appโ€” Iโ€™m so excited!

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Hi Sara!

I don't have a thorough article that I've written about food combining (although I should write one!)

I do agree with the fundamental principles of food combining. For a basic example, if you are going to eat a handful of almonds and a watermelon, you should eat the watermelon first and the almonds last, because watermelon will move through you quickly whereas the almonds will take a long time to digest, and your tummy will feel funny with the watermelon getting blocked by the almonds.

BUT that is an extreme example, where I think food combining rules really do matter.

However, I don't believe that the average person needs to care too much about food combining when it comes to recipes etc. Otherwise, one could never eat anything!!

Just my two cents, since you asked :)

I'm glad you're enjoying the app :)

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I made this for the first time this morning, absolutely delicious! :)

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I'm so glad that you enjoyed the smoothie. I hope you'll be including it into your regular morning routine :) It's really quick once you get into the habit of it!

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That was very tasty. Much more than I expected it to be. Is it ok to skip desert?

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No - don't skip dessert, are you crazy?? Lol ;) xox

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I just want to know bc you said you have been a raw vegan for 4 years.I just want to know if you have ever cheated and,ate something cooked?

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Delicious! I can do this for breakfast! I have Lupus and I can't wait to see how I improve!!!

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I'm so glad the recipe turned your crank, Jodie!

Wishing you all the best with your energy levels,

xox

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Great flavor, texture is a bit challenging!!

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Hi Jackie,

I'm glad that you made the recipe! If the texture is a trouble, ask Santa for a new blender for Christmas :) It will make a world of difference :)

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Absolutely AMAZING!! Just made this and my son that would rather die than eat spinach just had a sip and did not want to give my cup back. I am so happy that this is absolutely delicious and a huge success in my home. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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Well done, Minerva!! The trick is to get the ratio right - you can't even taste the spinach when done correctly :)

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bibia's Review

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Aaaah... bless you, Laura-Jane! You've rendered speechless with your green smoothie ๐Ÿ˜‹

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:) <3

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Nora's Review

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I just wanna thank you a lot ๐Ÿ’›

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My pleasure, Nora :) I'm happy to have you here!

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I'm starting the Rawkin' 7 day today and am loving this smoothie! I switched lime for lemon bc my juice and lemons disappeared this morning (๐Ÿ˜ณ) and added some of my nutrition powder. Duly impressed with the citrus, smooth, creamy mix.

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I'm so glad you're finding success so far, Sara!!

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After reading some comments of how sweet this was, I decided to use only one banana & subbed a stick of celery for the second banana. The result was delicious & refreshing & still sweet enough for my 6yo daughter to enjoy!

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Love that your 6 year old loved it too, Nicole!

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Delicious way to start the day. Easy to make

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Nice job, Nora :)

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