The Green Smoothie

Many of you requested some no-banana smoothies, which I completely understand, when I asked Instagram users about the kind of smoothie recipes you wanted to see on Ambitious Kitchen a couple of years ago. Bananas appear to be a common ingredient in nearly all creamy smoothies on the market, am I right?

In any case, this green smoothie is proof that you don’t need bananas to make a creamy, nutrient-rich smoothie that is still sweet enough to drink, so shock all you cool cats and kittens (please let me know you got that reference)!

This gorgeous green smoothie, which has already won the hearts of many AK readers, was motivated by my well-known immune-boosting wellness smoothie. Fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats make it a terrific breakfast food with a lot of tropical tastes that will keep you full all morning.

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Ingredients in the best Green smoothie

This vegan and dairy-free green smoothie recipe is a fantastic option for just about everyone. Additionally, no sweeteners have been added. Yes, you read it correctly. Tropical fruit provides enough sweetness (and vitamin C) for this green smoothie, negating the need for additional sweeteners. Just the produce, mom, please!

  • Frozen pineapple:Do you realize how beneficial pineapple is for digestion? It includes an enzyme called bromelain that aids in the body’s and gut’s battle against inflammation. I say, chow down!
  • Frozen mango: You are welcome to substitute 1 frozen banana with the frozen mango. Since frozen fruits keep smoothies cool and frozen, I like to stick to them.
  • Ripe avocado: Avocado is an excellent addition to smoothies if you want them to have a creamy texture. It not only contributes to the green smoothie’s color but also offers fiber, healthy fats, potassium, and a wealth of B vitamins. You won’t even taste the avocado because of the ginger and tropical fruit, so don’t worry.
  • Fresh ginger:Another reader request, and it tastes amazing in green smoothies! Use fresh ginger—not ginger powder—and grate the ginger if you don’t have a powerful blender to guarantee equal churning.
  • Organic spinach: excellent vegetable to include in any smoothie. Adding a couple cups of spinach to your smoothie is the ideal method to increase the amount of greens in it.
  • Milk:Please feel free to adapt my smoothie recipes to your preferences by using whatever milk you’d like. Smoothies often taste neutral when made with almond milk, creamy and tropical when made with coconut milk, and protein-rich when made with ordinary milk.

Green smoothie ingredients

To keep this green smoothie lovely and creamy, I generally advise attempting to stick to the fruit to liquid ratios. This green smoothie may still be made with a few simple ingredient substitutions and still be tasty.

  • Customize your fruit.Simply add extra of the other fruit or substitute a frozen banana if you run out of pineapple or mango.
  • No avocado?No issue. Even without it, this green smoothie will still be excellent, and you may increase the smoothness by adding some yogurt.
  • Swap your leafy greens. Feel free to use kale in place of the spinach.
  • Out of fresh ginger? I absolutely love the freshness (and tummy soothing properties) that ginger gives to this green smoothie, but if you don’t have any it will still be good without it.

Do green smoothies really provide that much health benefit?

Although everyone has different health and nutritional needs, I would say that this green smoothie is really nutritious for you because it is full of vitamins, minerals, and even healthy fats. This is the ideal meal or snack to have if you’re trying to increase your diet of fruits and vegetables.

Greens in Smoothie

Can you taste the greens?

Nope! The nicest thing about this recipe for a green smoothie is that you can sneak in a ton of nutritious greens that you won’t even be able to taste. The mango, pineapple, and ginger in this straightforward green smoothie recipe give it a tropical and energizing flavor.

Tips for making green smoothies

Have you gotten a chance to read my piece about making smoothies and how to make them more nutrient-dense? If not, it’s still a fantastic tool! Here are some more pointers I like to offer for creating the greatest creamy, nutritious green smoothie:

  • Use frozen fruit.It is ideal to use frozen fruit since it keeps the smoothie thick and chilly. It’s advisable to omit ice unless it’s really required because ice sometimes doesn’t mix as well. Try adding 1 cup of frozen cauliflower if you only have fresh fruit.
  • Add more liquid.In the event that your smoothie is too thick or won’t mix completely, don’t be afraid to add extra liquid. If you have a standard or personal size blender, you might need to add additional milk because high powered blenders typically combine frozen fruit much better.
  • Start low, go high. Start the blender on low speed, then gradually increase to high to help blend all ingredients. Finally end with the blender on low speed.
  • Swap your greens.If you have kale on hand instead of spinach, by all means substitute it.
Greens in Smoothie

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  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • ½ cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1/2 medium ripe avocado
  • 1 inch knob of ginger, peeled
  • 2 cups organic spinach
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, plus more as necessary
  • Optional: 1 tbsp hemp seeds or flaxseed meal

How To Make Greens smoothie

All ingredients should be placed in a sizable, powerful blender. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes, or until everything is well incorporated. If additional milk is required to thin the smoothie, add it and combine it once more. one serves.


  • Calories: 311kca
  • lCarbohydrates: 40.6g
  • Protein: 5.5g
  • Fat: 16.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.9g
  • Fiber: 10.9g
  • Sugar: 22.8g

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