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The Ultimate Healthy Green Smoothie Recipe

This green smoothie is perfect for anyone that wants a low-calorie beverage with healthy benefits. Make one and watch the fat just melt away!

The Ultimate Healthy Green Smoothie Recipe

I’ve been through my fair share of green smoothie recipes. I find that a lot of them either taste like hay or they don’t have all the healthy ingredients I know about and want in my smoothies.

Therefore I took it upon myself to make the ultimate green smoothie – with everything I like as well as some of the goodies I need.

Here are the secret “power” ingredients to this smoothie and some of the benefits:

  • Turmeric – anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, arthritis management, cancer fighting, cholesterol regulator, pain killer, natural steroid
  • Coconut oil – anti-inflammatory, natural Alzheimer’s benefits, prevents heart disease, prevents high blood pressure, immune system booster, improves memory, improves energy, improves digestion, fat fighting

Some of these benefits are still being researched but hey, I’m going to take all the good stuff I can get.

I know this green smoothie is tasty, filling, and makes me feel good and not like crap. Now that I’m 40, that’s my definition of a good meal!

This smoothie is gluten free, Whole30 compliant (leave out the optional honey) and vegan. Here’s how it’s made.

ultimate health smoothie

Green Smoothie Recipe

Serves One

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup baby kale (frozen)
  • 3/4 cup baby spinach (frozen)
  • 1 small banana or half a banana
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 3/4 cup frozen chunks of mango or 1 medium sized fresh mango, cubed
  • 1/4 tsp of turmeric
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • Raw honey to taste (optional)
  • Handful of ice (optional)

Directions

Banana with baby kale and spinach and Almondmilk in the background

Put all the ingredients in a blender, liquids first, (I love my Blendtec) and blend till smooth. Stir in honey to taste, if needed. If your banana and fresh mangoes are ripe enough, it will be enough to sweeten the smoothie.

Frozen mangoes can be a little on the tangier side. See how creamy your smoothie is and if you would like it a bit more liquid, add in ice until desired consistency. Pour and serve.

low calorie green smoothie

Tip: I like to put my fresh kale and spinach in a freezer safe bag at least 3 – 4 hours before I make my smoothie.

I like my veggies to be frozen before I use them in the smoothie as I find they make a creamier smoothie AND I can taste them less. :0

Yield: 1 smoothie

Green Smoothie Recipe

This green smoothie is perfect for anyone that wants a low-calorie beverage with healthy benefits. Make one and watch the fat just melt away!

This green smoothie is perfect for anyone that wants a low-calorie beverage with healthy benefits.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup baby kale, frozen
  • 3/4 cup baby spinach, frozen
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 3/4 cup frozen chunks of mango or 1 medium sized fresh mango, cubed
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 T Raw honey to taste, optional
  • Handful of ice, optional

Instructions

  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth.
  2. Stir in honey to taste, if needed. If your banana and fresh mangoes are ripe enough, it will be enough to sweeten the smoothie. Frozen mangoes can be a little on the tangier side.
  3. See how creamy your smoothie is and if you would like it a bit more liquid, add in ice until desired consistency.
  4. Pour into a glass and serve.

Notes

Note: Nutritional information does not include honey as the honey is optional. The mango provides the sweetener, however some people might want a bit more.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 315Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 49mgCarbohydrates: 120gFiber: 13gSugar: 102gProtein: 9g

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green smoothie recipe with spinach, kale, and banana

The color of this green smoothie reminds me a bit of Ghostbusters. Is it just me? It sure goes down easy.

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Melanie Hunt

Friday 26th of May 2017

Love it! Is there something that I can substitute for the mangos, since I'm not a fan?

Amy

Friday 26th of May 2017

I would say peaches or papaya! Probably peaches if you're not a fan of mango since papaya is kind of close . . :D