Green smoothies are a delicious and healthy way to start your day. Our Green Smoothie recipe is made with spinach, apple, banana, chia seeds, and mixed with coconut water. It's high in fiber and nutrients that will keep you hydrated and satisfied!
Green smoothies are a drink made up of blended fruits and vegetables. The green color comes from the addition of leafy green vegetables like spinach or kale. You can also include chia seeds or flaxseeds for added fiber.
Customize any green smoothie by changing up the fruit and greens and also adding other fruits or vegetables you enjoy. Enjoy a green smoothie as a quick nutrient-dense breakfast or for when you need a pick me up without the buzz of caffeine!
How To Make A Green Smoothie
- Add the liquid base: Pour the coconut water into the blender pitcher.
- Add in the remaining ingredients: Add in the frozen banana, spinach, apple, chia seeds, and lemon juice.
- Pulse, then blend: Pulse the blender a few times to break up the large pieces. Then, blend on medium speed until smooth and creamy.
- Serve cold: Pour into a glass or thermos and serve chilled.
- Make sure the frozen banana is cut into small enough pieces to ensure everything blends evenly.
- The chia seeds may take a minute to break down during blending but they will distribute into the juice making it thick.
- If you prefer a green smoothie that's more like a juice, substitute the coconut water for green or herbal tea.
- The blender pitcher should be able to hold about 16oz of liquid and ingredients before it starts spilling over during blending. The size may vary depending on your blender so if any overflow occurs just transfer into another container to drink.
- To add protein to this smoothie, try adding a scoop of your favorite plant-based protein powder.
- If you're looking for a sweeter smoothie, add in another banana or some honey or maple syrup.
- If you want to make the smoothie more filling, try adding in a tablespoon or two of nut butter like almond or peanut butter.
- If you're looking to add some more nutrients and antioxidants, try adding in a tablespoon or two of goji berries, cacao nibs, or shredded coconut.
- Change up the greens by using kale, chard, or beet greens for additional nutrition.
- You can also add in extra veggies like cucumber to increase the green content.
- If you want a green smoothie that's more creamy and less green-tasting, try adding some avocado or swap out half of the coconut water for plain yogurt.
- Add frozen berries instead of bananas to make your smoothie sweeter and thicker without using ice.
Storing and Freezing
Storing: This green smoothie can keep for about three days in the refrigerator in an airtight container or sealed jar.
Freezing: You can freeze this green smoothie, but be sure to use freezer-safe containers. Thaw overnight in the fridge before drinking.
More Smoothie Recipes
- Strawberry Greek Yogurt Smoothie
- Mango Banana Smoothie
- 10 Minute Raspberry Smoothie
- Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie (without yogurt)
- Coffee Smoothie
- Blueberry Smoothie
- Peach Raspberry Smoothie
Recipe Card with Ingredient Amounts and Instructions
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 cup spinach, packed
- 1 Granny Smith apple, sliced and cored
- 1 banana, cut into pieces and frozen
- 2 teaspoon(s) lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 2 teaspoon(s) chia seeds
- Pour the coconut water into a large blender then add in the remaining ingredients.1 cup coconut water1 cup spinach1 Granny Smith apple1 banana2 teaspoon(s) lemon juice2 teaspoon(s) chia seeds
- Blend until smooth then serve chilled.
- See post for storage options.