Green smoothies can be intimidating to make, but I assure you, with this recipe, you’re going to make a green smoothie recipe…that actually tastes good!
How do you make a good green smoothie?
- Use these ingredients:
- Coconut water
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and enjoy!
You can also prep ingredients ahead of time to make morning smoothies super simple.
I did a summer of smoothies and salads and it was such a fun recipe adventure. I look forward to smoothies in the morning because, not only are they tasty, but they are packed full of healthy ingredients to start my day off right.
To make morning smoothies simple, just follow these two steps:
- Combine pineapple, mango, spinach, kale and banana in freezer bag and freeze until ready to use.
- When ready to make smoothie, dump contents of freezer bag into blender. Add milk, coconut water and water. Blend until smooth.
I highly suggest using a good, high powered blender like this one. It will make your whole smoothie-making experience better!
What makes green smoothies so healthy?
Green smoothies are such a fantastic way to get in extra fruit and veggies and so many amazing nutrients that come along with the ingredients.
- Mango- vitamin C, A, fiber, folate
- Spinach-vitamin K, manganese, vitamin B6
- Pineapple – Vitamin C, thiamine, magnesium
Now that I’ve had a bunch of green smoothies, and I can tell you, not all green smoothies are created equal. I like when they’re fresh and bright and tropical. I don’t like when they’re milky and bland. I want that bright green color!
In the mornings, I always ask my husband which smoothie he’d like me to make, and much to my surprise he’s always asking for ‘that green one that tastes good’! lol!
If you’re looking for a refreshing, delicious morning smoothie, this green smoothie is definitely recommended.
Other recipes you might enjoy:
- Strawberry Orange Protein Smoothie
- Cherry Berry Chocolate Smoothie Recipe
- 5 Ingredient Banana Pistachio Coconut Smoothie
Green Smoothie Recipe...that actually tastes good!
- 1 cup pineapple chunks I buy the frozen ones
- 1 cup mango chunks I buy the frozen ones
- 1/2 cup spinach
- 1/2 cup kale instead of kale you could use spinach
- 1 banana sliced
- 3/4 cup milk of choice I like using unsweetened almond milk
- 3/4 cup coconut water
- 1/2 cup water
- Combine pineapple, mango, spinach, kale and banana into a freezer safe bag.
- Freeze overnight.
- When ready to make smoothie, combine contents of the smoothie bag into a blender (I suggest a very high powered blender, like this one) pour in liquid (milk, coconut water, water) and blend until smooth 1-2 minutes. Serve immediately
- If not wanting to freeze, add fresh ingredients and add ice-I will say this makes a good smoothie, but it's not as good as when the fruit has been previously frozen.
I can’t wait to make these! Is it ok to freeze the kale and spinach longer than one night? I’m planning on doing meal prep tomorrow and would love to prep a few bags to use throughout the week.
Absolutely!! The smoothie packs last for up to 3 months in the freezer.