Top 10 Green Smoothie Recipes

Top 10 Green Smoothie Recipes

Vitality 4 Life's collection of easy and super nutritious green smoothie recipes. These green smoothie recipes have come from our customers, our staff and are also based off the knowledge and principles of leading natural health experts like Dr. Norman Walker and the documented "founder" of green smoothies Victoria Boutenko.

A green smoothie has some amazing health benefits and is such a fantastic way to get a big dose of green vegetables into your diet everyday quickly and easily. Packed full of fibre, folate, iron, maganese and potassium, a green smoothie is like a super charged nutrient injection for your body.

Green smoothies have gained popularity in recent years, with celebrities and high profile dietitians taking a particular liking to the green smoothie. Green smoothies are used as part of detox programs and weight loss programs worldwide and those that consume green smoothies daily swear by their increased energy, effortless weight loss, glowing skin and resilient immune system.

We know that green smoothies can be a daunting thought for those who are just starting out. Some of you may have had an unpleasant experience with a chunky "green smoothie" which literally tasted like grass. We are here to prove that a green smoothie can be both super healthy and super delicious. It's great to start out with green smoothies which are a little easier on the taste buds and work your way up to the more hard core super green veggie smoothies. Usually for beginners, simply adding more fruit to a green smoothie will make it sweeter and more palatable. This article is compiled of our top 10 favourite green smoothie recipes so is a mixture of green smoothie recipes for beginners and super green smoothies.

First and foremost, if you are attempting to start making green smoothies, you will need a blender which can handle the fibrous green vegetables. Any avid green smoothie lover will tell you that high powered blenders are essential for making green smoothies. If you don't have one you will quickly find that your average blender will burn out very quickly and the smoothies will be super chunky and un-smoothie like in consistency.

Our favourite ingredients for Green Smoothies...

  • Spinach - spinach will basically appear in any green smoothie recipe and for good reason. It is packed full of dietary potassium, iron and is a great source of protein.
  • Kale - aptly named a "super food" and is packed full of protein, fibre, folate and vitamins A,C and K!
  • Avocado - gives your smoothie a wonderfully creamy texture while also adding protein, fibre and some "good fat"(monounsaturated fats).
  • Mango - will give your smoothie a refreshing sweetness while being high in antioxidants.
  • Banana - make a great base for any smoothie while helping digestion.
  • Coconut Water - a natural isotonic which gives electrolytes and is wonderfully refreshing.
  • Superfoods - chia seeds, flax seeds, chlorophyll, spirulina, bee pollen... The list goes on and all are incredibly good for you.

Our top tips for making the best Green Smoothies...

1. Blend your greens and liquid (water, coconut water, milk) first and then add fruit, superfoods etc. This will ensure that the greens are thoroughly blended before adding everything else. This will ensure that there is no chunky bits and give it a smooth consistency.

2. Freeze some of your fruit - adding frozen fruit to your smoothies makes them thicker and makes them deliciously cold and refreshing. In our experience it also helps to minimize any frothing or foaming in the smoothie. The best fruits to freeze are berries, mangoes and bananas.

3. Sweeten your smoothie with fruit, honey or dried fruit. This is a natural way to sweeten the smoothie without adding any nasty sugars. Dried figs and dates are perfect.

Our Top 10 Green Smoothie Recipes

Vitalicious Green Smoothie

  • 1 glass water (you can use coconut water or green grapes if you prefer)
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 banana
  • 1 kale stalk
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1/2 avocado
  • Superfoods of your choice - we use a tablespoon each of spirulina, flax seeds & chia seeds
  • 2 dried figs

This is Vitality 4 Life's signature green smoothie and combines some of our top green vegetables with our favourite superfoods - chia seeds, spirulina and flax seeds. We love adding avocado to our green smoothies (and smoothies in general) as it gives them a lovely creaminess. The dried figs add all of the sweetness you need.

Warming Ginger Green Smoothie

  • ½ head romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 1 large mango
  • 1 inch fresh ginger

The combination of pineapple, mango and ginger in this smoothie gives it a tropical twist. If you are in a cold climate then don’t let this stop you from drinking green smoothies, the addition of ginger makes this smoothie warming.

Kiwi and Avocado Green Smoothie

  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 kiwi fruits
  • 1/4 cup of banana
  • 1 mango
  • 10 leaves of kale
  • 1 avocado

Avocado makes it creamy, while the kiwi adds a little grit and tang, especially when you toss them in unpeeled.

Green Goddess Green Smoothie

  • 2 bananas
  • 2 pears
  • 6 leaves of kale
  • 1/2 cup of coconut water

We love pears! And they give this smoothie a lovely sweetness. This one is also great for beginners. You can always add spinach or collards to enhance the "green" flavour.

Mahli's favourite Green Smoothie

  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 avocado
  • The water and meat from 1 fresh coconut
  • 1/2 head of cos lettuce
  • 1 mango

Mahli is one of our Vitality 4 Life content writers and she swears by this green smoothie recipe! Super refreshing and the coconut and avocado give it a beautifully creamy taste.

Super Wheatgrass Whip Up

  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 cups of fresh wheatgrass
  • 1/2 head of cos lettuce
  • 1 mango
  • 1 cup of water

Wheat grass has many benefits and this smoothie is super charged to give you the energy and nutrients to keep you going all day long!

Colleen's Healthy Choc Mint Green Smoothie

  • 2 kale leaves
  • 1 banana
  • 1 teaspoon of spirulina powder
  • 1 pitted date
  • 100nL of almond or nut milk
  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 1 drop of pure peppermint oil or fresh mint if you prefer

Colleen is our Business Improvement Manager and she LOVES her green smoothies! This one is her all time favourite and the combination of peppermint and cocao turns this green smoothie into a choc-mint treat! Peppermint is soothing on the stomach too.

Not for the Faint Hearted...

  • 4 leaves of kale
  • 4 leaves of spinach
  • 3 broccoli florets
  • 1 cucumber
  • 3 pears
  • 1 banana
  • 3 cup of water

This is our super green smoothie and as the name suggests it is not for the faint-hearted! This one is probably not best for beginners, but it pack full of nutrients and lots of iron!

Avocado Pineapple Green Smoothie

  • 1 cup of fresh pineapple
  • 2 cups of baby spinach
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup of fresh fruit juice or milk of your choice
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/4 cup of chia seeds

The pineapple gives this green smoothie a lovely natural sweetness and the addition of chia seeds gives this smoothie a boost of omega 3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fibre, antioxidants and calcium!

Coconut Raspberry Green Smoothie

  • 2 cup of fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 2 cups of baby spinach
  • 1 cup of coconut water
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/2 avocado

You will need a high performance blender to pulverize the seeds of the raspberries as this is quite tricky for a standard blender to do and you won't achieve the same result. Coconut and raspberries are a match made in heaven and sprinkle with shredded coconut on top for added texture.