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Tasty Green Smoothies

Green smoothie

A simple recipe for a Green Smoothie that actually tastes good! Looking for an easy way to incorporate spinach into your diet? Look no further! This Tasty Green Smoothie is chock full of fruits and vegetables!

Ever since I bought my Vitamix blender just about a year ago, I’ve turned into a smoothie fanatic! Having a high-powdered blender like a Vitamix has simplified the process of making smoothies which means I tend to make them much more often than when I had a standard cheap-o blender. Rest assured, however, because you don’t need a fancy pants blender like a Vitamix to make fantastic smoothies! All you need is a great combo of fruits AND even veggies!

I’ve tried some green smoothies in my day that were down-right disgusting! Even though the color is beautiful, and the thought of consuming more veggies is appealing, when I was handed this particular recipe for Green Smoothies, I was hesitant! Thankfully my result with this smoothie was different than all of the other recipes of I’ve sampled. It actually tasted GOOD! A tasty Green Smoothie chock full of fruits and 2 cups of spinach is never a bad thing!

Some green smoothies have veggies like kale, cucumber, and celery. This particular recipe, though, is all about the spinach! Take a look at my canister right before I blended it:

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I started out with green grapes, about a cup! Then I added in half a banana, about 1/2 cup of pineapple, and two full cups of spinach! Make sure you wash your fruits and veggies well before using them.

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To add a little sweetness, I squeezed in a little honey, about a teaspoon. And to add a little more nutrients, I sprinkled in some hemp seeds. If you haven’t seen hemp seeds before, this is what they look like:

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Hemp seeds pack a lot of nutrients into a super small package, and with a powerful blender like the Vitamix that blends everything really well, you can’t even tell there are seeds in your smoothie! I blended everything really well, and ended up with a fantastic healthy smoothie full of fruits and veggies, that actually tasted great! Score!

In case you’re looking for other smoothie ideas, I’ve got some suggestions!

Tasty Green Smoothies

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Prep Time: 5mn
Cook Time: N/A
Total Time: 5mn

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup green grapes
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup pineapple (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • Squeeze of honey, about a teaspoon or two
  • 3 tablespoons hemp seeds – optional
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3-4 ice cubes

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place all ingredients in the blender in the order listed and blend on high until smooth. If you’re using a Vitamix, turn on to Variable 1, then increase to 10, and then to high and blend for about 1 minute.

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  1. LOVE YOUR WEB SITE!!!! You have some GREAT recipes here!!!!

  2. Fantastic the green smoothie is tasty and a great energy booster love it !!

  3. Patricia Kelly Neumann I thought this might be of interest to you :)

  4. Best green smoothie I’ve had yet!

  5. I love making smoothies. Such a good way to incorporate healthy ingredients.

  6. I USE ALMOND OR COCONUT MILK INSTEAD OF WATER AND ICE. MAKES THEM SMOOTHER AND SWEETER.

  7. This is my first smoothie and it is incredible. The color is so pretty and the flavor is great. I have a ninja blender and it left small pieces of spinach but it didn’t affect the flavor at all. I love it and intend on making it often.

  8. look nice i love smoothie all kind

  9. Hi Ashley

    Wanted to start making smoothies, and your green smoothies looks nutritious. This might sound like a silly question, but could you tell me do you peel the banana.

    thanks, and i love your website

  10. Do you have any recommendations on where to purchase hemp seeds? I am thinking of trying Whole Foods or Trader Joes.

    I am very excited to try this!

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