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The Best Green Smoothie Recipe

Updated June 25, 2022
I'm sharing my favourite green smoothie recipe. It's packed with good-for-you ingredients like ginger and spinach, and trust me, it tastes amazing!
Total Time 5 mins
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I’m on a bit of a smoothie kick lately. Maybe because its the new year, maybe its because I just love to use my blender, or maybe its because smoothies are just so damn tasty. Okay, it’s most definitely the last one. We love a good smoothie.

And when it comes to green smoothies, it doesn’t get better than this one. It’s perfectly creamy and refreshing, has a slight kick from the ginger, and trust me, you can’t taste the spinach!

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Why you’ll love this green smoothie recipe:

  • This healthy green smoothie is packed with nutrients thanks to good-for-you ingredients like ginger and spinach.
  • It’s 4 of your 5 a day. Yes, IT’S FOUR OF FIVE A DAY. It’s the perfect thing to make when you come home and realise all you ate today was carbs. Not that that has EVER happened to me…
  • This green smoothie recipe requires just 6 ingredients, one blender and comes together in 5 minutes. Those are some good numbers.
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What ingredients will I need?

To make the BEST green smoothie, you will need:

  • Frozen bananas – these are what make our green smoothie so creamy! To freeze your own bananas at home, simply peel and break ripe bananas into chunks, then freeze in a freezer bag overnight.
  • Frozen mango – you can use fresh mango here if you wish, provided the banana is frozen. You could also sub frozen pineapple or papaya if that’s what you have on hand.
  • Spinach – this is what makes our green smoothie green! You can use fresh or frozen spinach here. If you are new to green smoothies, I’d recommend starting with just a small handful of spinach and gradually increasing the amount.
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  • Orange juice – I like to juice one orange straight into my blender to add some extra vitamin C to this smoothie!
  • Fresh ginger – DO NOT SKIP THIS INGREDIENT! Using fresh ginger to this smoothie adds a slight kick which makes it so addictive.
  • Non-dairy milk – I use unsweetened soy, but oat, almond, or cashew milk would all work well here.

Optional additions: 1 date (if you like your smoothies a little sweeter), 1 tbsp hemp seeds (for extra protein, or 1 scoop of your favourite protein powder.

I like to top my green smoothies with granola sometimes to make them more filling. Bonus points if you make your own!

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Tips for making this green smoothie perfectly:

  • Make sure to use frozen bananas in this recipe to make your smoothie perfectly creamy.
  • Blend well using a high-speed blender to ensure your smoothie is lump-free.
  • Add the ingredients to the blender in the right order! You’ll want to add the frozen fruit to the top of the blender for easy blending.
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The Best Green Smoothie Recipe

I’m sharing my favourite green smoothie recipe. It’s packed with good-for-you ingredients like ginger and spinach, and trust me, it tastes amazing!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: vegan
Servings: 1
Calories: 328kcal
Author: Shivani Raja


  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • 1/2 cup Frozen Mango
  • 1 Large Orange juiced
  • 1/2 cup Soy Milk or more/less to desired consistency
  • 1 thumb Fresh Ginger peeled
  • 1/2 cup Spinach start with less if you are new to green smoothies!


  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender, ensuring the frozen fruit is on the top of the blender.
  • Blend well until smooth. Pour into your favourite glass and serve!

Shivani’s Tips

  • Best served immediately.


Serving size: 1 smoothie
Calories: 328 kcal | Fat: 3.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 77mg | Carbohydrates: 73.5g | Fiber: 10.4g | Sugar: 50.1g | Protein: 8.4g 

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