14 Deliciously Healthy Green Smoothie Recipes

14 Deliciously Healthy Green Smoothie Recipes

Admit it: Sometimes you’re just not in the mood to eat your vegetables. If you’re bored of the same old salads, let us introduce you to our favorite green smoothie recipes. But just because a drink is labeled a smoothie does not mean it’s healthy. Some smoothies are loaded with fruit, juices and sweeteners — far from weight loss-friendly! So we sipped around to find the best green smoothies. These creamy concoctions pack leafy greens, protein powder and fruits to deliver fiber, potassium and iron. You’ll curb hunger and feel satisfied, while nourishing your body with anti-inflammatory ingredients. All you need to get started is a blender, so get mixing and raise a glass to good health!

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14 Protein-Rich Green Smoothie Recipes

Green Smoothie Recipes: Pear Green Protein Smoothie

1. Matcha Pear Green Protein Smoothie Recipe

Move over, kale — matcha is the hot new green in town. The finely ground green tea powder delivers caffeine, while pears provide a boost of vitamin C and fiber. Protein powder ensures you’ll stay full long, so you won’t load up on empty calories that lead to weight gain. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn

 Green Smoothie Recipes: Spinach-Orange Smoothie

2. Spinach Orange Smoothie

Like to start your day with orange juice? This creamy and thick green smoothie recipe uses fresh juice right from the fruit. Citrus flavors can also give you a boost of energy sans caffeine, so try blending this recipe up before you head out the door. Pro tip: Cut up the banana and freeze it the night before, and you won’t have to use ice. Photo and recipe: Jessica / Savvy Sassy Moms

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Green Smoothie Recipes: Orange Kale Green Smoothie

3. Orange Kale Protein Juice Recipe

Life is hard. Why should you have to choose between a protein shake and a juice? With 30 grams of protein, plus pulverized kale and fresh orange, you can have it all with every smooth sip. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn

 Green Smoothie Recipes: Ginger Orange Green Smoothie

4. Ginger-Orange Green Smoothie

Five ingredients are all you need for this sunshine-in-a-glass smoothie. Make sure to blend the spinach and romaine first, then add the banana, oranges and ginger. You’ll fill up on fiber-rich ingredients to keep you full and energized. Photo and recipe: Bridgid / Bridgid Gallagher

 Green Smoothie Recipes: Blueberry-Mint Green Smoothie

5. Blueberry Mint Green Smoothie

Don’t be fooled by the purple hue! This violet blend is chock-full of delicious nutrients that’ll make other smoothies green with envy. The extra kick of color — and flavor — comes from a full cup of antioxidant-rich blueberries, nutrient powerhouses that are a significant source of vitamins K and C, fiber and manganese. Photo and recipe: Caitlin / The Merrythought

Green Smoothie Recipes: Spring Detox Green Smoothie

6. Spring Detox Green Smoothie

Give ‘em kale! This veg-tastic smoothie has a mix of savory and sweet flavors, thanks to cilantro, honey, ginger and pineapple. Plus, you’ll get just the slightest boost of caffeine from green tea, a natural way to boost your metabolism and lose weight. Photo and recipe: Henry Happened

 Green Smoothie Recipes: Flax-Smoothie-Duo

7. Flax and Oats Smoothie

If it’s too hot for oatmeal but you still want some whole grains, try this emerald shake that’s got a hearty amount of raw rolled oats. Sprinkle on some homemade granola if you like some extra crunch. Photo and recipe: Kath / Kath Eats

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Green Smoothie Recipes: Honeydew-Mint-Smoothie

8. Honeydew Mint Smoothie

Refresh yourself while indulging your sweet tooth with this light and fruity green smoothie. For an extra-cold drink, chill your melon and coconut milk in the fridge before making. Photo and recipe: Willow / Will Cook For Friends

Green Smoothie Recipes: Peachy Green Smoothie

9. Peachy Green Protein Smoothie

With 31 grams of protein, this smoothie works well for breakfast or as a post-workout snack. Sweeten the deal with some peaches and pineapple and you’ve got one satisfying sip! Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn

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 Green Smoothie Recipes: Kale-Avocado-Smoothie

10. Kale Pina-Covado Smoothie

Taste the tropics and get some veggies, too. This kale blend gets its sweetness from pineapple and its creaminess from half an avocado. Healthy fats, like avocados, can keep you satiated and are essential for weight loss. Share the second serving with a friend, or keep it in the fridge for up to two days. Photo and recipe: Dre / Delicious By Dre

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 Green Smoothie Recipes: Happy Green Monster Smoothie

11. Happy Green Monster

Put some pep in your step with this pear-based shake. Pear and coconut water pack enough of potassium to keep your muscles working efficiently, plus spinach and kale are chock-full of fiber to keep your digestion as happy as your taste buds. Photo and recipe: Maryanne / the little epicurean

12. Joe Wicks’ Green Protein Smoothie Recipe

Joe Wicks, aka The Body Coach and “Lean in 15” creator, is all about quick and dirty meals and snacks. In this recovery smoothie recipe, he adds spinach for replenishing vitamin K, protein powder to help rebuild muscles and honey for a touch of natural sweetness. Photo and recipe: Joe Wicks

Green Smoothie Recipes: Vanilla Matcha Green Tea Protein Smoothie

13. Vanilla Matcha Protein Smoothie

Matcha powder is more concentrated than regular green tea, so it packs ten times more antioxidants. Although it’s less bitter than green tea, a little goes a long way when incorporating it into a recipe. In this delicious smoothie, it takes well to the creamy sweetness of banana, vanilla and almond milk. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn

Green Smoothie Recipes: Apple-Kale Protein Smoothie

14. Apple-Kale Green Smoothie

The truth about belly fat? Abs are made in the kitchen. If you want to curb your sweet cravings, this green smoothie features one Granny Smith apple, which is lower in sugar than the red varieties. Along with lemon juice, it balances the bitterness of the cucumber and kale. A scoop of protein powder will help you stay full all morning long and won’t be tempted to indulge. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn

Originally published April 2014. Updated January 2018. 

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