13 Deliciously Refreshing Green Smoothie Recipes

13 Deliciously Refreshing 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, so we’ve sipped around to find the most nutrient-rich and delicious recipes made from real whole foods. Need a filling breakfast or a refreshing afternoon pick-me-up? These creamy concoctions from our favorite food bloggers (plus a few of our own!) will take your taste buds for a spin. And all you need to get started is a blender. So, get mixing and raise a glass to good health!

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Our Favorite Green Smoothie Recipes

Pear Green Protein Smoothie Recipe

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 protein powder ensures you’ll stay full long after guzzling down this tasty, refreshing shake. Photo and Recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn


2. Spinach Orange Smoothie
Orange you craving a thick, and creamy drink? Citrus flavors can 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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Orange Kale Green Smoothie Recipe

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


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. Photo and Recipe: Bridgid / Bridgid Gallagher


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


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. Photo and Recipe: Henry Happened


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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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. Put in a splash of liquor if you’re in the mood to celebrate. Photo and Recipe: Willow / Will Cook For Friends

Peachy Green Smoothie Recipe

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


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. 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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 TheLittleEpicurean Happy Green Monster Recipe

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

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

Originally published April 2014. Updated September 25, 2016. 

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