Healthy GREEN Drink Smoothie Recipe!

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Serves about 2-3

It’s not Dr. Seuss day and this isn’t a monster drink (although it may be a great way to convince your HULK loving kiddos to drink this smoothie)! It’s called a “Green Drink” and it sure tastes good….

You can use fresh, organic pineapple as well but I had Pineapple in a can in my cupboard and wanted to use what I had…Just don’t add the juice from the can, it’s unneeded sugar. You can also choose to use organic greek yogurt but I’m warning you, it won’t mask the taste of the spinach like the Yoplait does. =) Or you could even get just an organic strawberry (or flavored yogurt) yes, it may have some sugar but it’s what helps mask the Spinach where all the true nutrients are.

I’ve heard they make you feel SOOO good so I’ve been on a mission to trying them out…the one this morning was DELICIOUS!!! I am going to try adding peanut butter tomorrow. YUM! Also, I heard the pounds just melt off when you drink these every morning.

Don’t worry, they taste a lot better than they look and they don’t taste “healthy” at all….even though they are! icon wink Healthy GREEN Drink Smoothie Recipe!

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Ingredients:

  • Screen shot 2012 03 23 at 12.08.24 PM Healthy GREEN Drink Smoothie Recipe!2 large handfuls of Baby Spinach
  • 1 Cup of Chunk Pineapple – you can use fresh, organic as well but I had Pineapple in a can in my cupboard and wanted to use what I had…Just don’t add the juice from the can, it’s unneeded sugar.
  • 2 Bananas
  • 1 cup of Yogurt (you can always use Greek Yogurt for this to make it a little healthier)
  • 1 cup of water
  • About 10 ice cubes

Blend it all together and VOILA, a yummy, nutritious breakfast or snack!

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Screen shot 2012 03 23 at 12.09.16 PM Healthy GREEN Drink Smoothie Recipe!Like I said, tomorrow I’m trying Peanut Butter….anyone else have any good recipes for a “Green Drink”?

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  1. Jessica says

    I love that you drink your breakfast in a wine glass! Myabe that would make me feel better about going to work :)

      • Cocine Castle says

        My mom is a vegan with celiac and she eats yogurt made with coconut milk like the SoDelicious one… Not sure where you live but I think I even saw it at my local grocery store here in Vernon (Canada).

      • Sarah says

        Kassy they actually have lactose free yogurt now….yoplait makes it :-) My son is lactose intolerant and this works well for him.

      • Sara Munoz says

        Coconut milk is a great, versatile ingredient for a vegan diet. I’m not a vegan but have several friends who are. And it has the *healthy* fats you need.
        You can find it canned in the Asian foods aisle, for anyone who’s never tried it.

  2. Jennifer says

    Adding frozen fruit instead of ice is a great alternative. It still comes out like a milk shake, but isn’t diluted when the ice melts. We also add tomatoes, juice, and avocados. Enjoy :)

  3. April says

    I have made smoothies with apples, mango, spinach, strawberries, yogurt and fruit juice. my fiance and I try to mix it up and add new ingredients such as carrots, celery and even raisins. most people are turned off by the green from the spinach but you cant even taste it! delicious

  4. Veronica Mansour says

    Kassi, The only soy yogurt my daughter will eat is Trader Joe’s vanilla flavored. It’s much better than others we’ve tried. I would love to hear of others, too!
    Good luck.

  5. Marriah says

    I love your recipe and that you don’t use Greek yogurt, I hate that stuff lol.
    The green smoothie that I currently make is:
    1/2 c water
    1 c green grapes
    1 c pineapple (I use canned as well)
    1 banana
    2 cups of spinach
    1 c ice

    Blend and enjoy — can’t taste even a HINT of spinach!!!

    I’m trying your tomorrow morning — thanks for sharing!!!

  6. Jes W says

    Instead of using ice, just freeze your fruit! I came across a recipe for a green smoothie that consisted of honeydew, kiwi, spinach and I’m assuming plain yogurt. Haven’t tried it yet, but it is def on my to try list!

    • Sarah says

      Marriah, I jist told a friend last night that canteloupe and honey dew are the two I cant do in a smoothie because of the texture lol

    • Alexandra says

      Unfortunately I am allergic to melons to I didn’t know if I could use like strawberries or grapes in place of bananas or oranges believe me I love those fruits I just can’t have them anymore!

  7. Jerra says

    Can someone suggest another good flavor besides pineapple? I’m allergic….but I still want it to taste good ;) lol thanks!!!

  8. Jody says

    If you use Greek Yogurt you can mask the taste with strawberries! The yoplait has as much sugar as a can of soda!!!!
    Also- if your cut up your bananas and freeze them it will make it less frothy!

  9. Brittany says

    I LOVE these.. I use flax seed meal in mine also. Plus I put vanilla protein powder in them for a post work out smoothie! You can use any fruit you like, but I always go with fresh fruit. Also instead of water I do orange juice or green tea!

  10. Sonia says

    I’ve been drinking green smoothies for a couple of years now. They are so good for you and you FEEL good too!! I use them to keep my son regular also. His favorite– Frozen Dark Cherries, Kale, and water. Thats it! The frozen Cherries turn it into a slushy consistency and he LOVES it!
    Good for you for sharing! :)

  11. Mel Gibson says

    You can substitute any fruit you like to replace the banana or pineapple. Try substituting with strawberries, apple, mango’s, grapes, pears, raspberries, or blueberries. You can also use frozen mixed fruit or frozen mixed berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries). You also want to switch up the greens that you use in your smoothies to get a good variety (baby spinach, collard greens, kale, swiss chard, rainbow chard, etc. & you can add herbs ie. parsley, mint, pineapple mint, cilantro, basil etc.) I posted some recipes yesterday to the picture posted on fb with her drinking her green smoothie. You can also look up other recipes online and find a combo of fruit that looks good to you.

  12. Allison says

    Non-dairy version
    2 bananas
    frozen mango
    frozen peaches
    spinach
    water as needed

    Really really good!! And even better, you can make it ahead of time and freeze in small containers. Just defrost the night before.

  13. Christine says

    Stoneyfield Farms has O’Soy yogurt that’s really good and not packed with tons of sugar like some soy yogurts. It’s also organic. I buy it at Walmart.

  14. says

    Awesome, I love green smoothies. If you get a vitamix it can blend anything. I don’t use dairy just water and ice or frozen bananas and whatever fruit and greens I have on hand.

  15. Sandra says

    I have a good juice machine (Jack Lalanne)had it for about 9 yrs. so i juice all my fruits and veggies for my drinks like this morning I had : apple,pear,grapes,pineapple,spinach and orange juice then blended with yogurt and protien powder…….

  16. Eva A says

    I make fresh fruit and/or vege juice 2X a day. I never add sugar, and all 7 of my kids age range 2 to 16 drink them. To naturally sweeten any juice use apple or carrots or strawberries. When I add spinach, I only add a handful. I like to use the small sweet salad cucumbers and green apples in the juice when I add spinach to make a green juice.
    Fresh juice is so yummy and filling.

  17. Monika says

    I have to give Montel Williams credit for this one. He developed it as part of his daily regimen after being diagnosed with MS. I saw it on Dr. Oz and also on CNN/Piers Morgan. Recipe on Dr. Oz website, in case you lose/forget it. I have not yet had a chance to try it, but supposed to be phenomenal for boosting your energy/metabolism!

    Super Energy Smoothie
    Makes several 16 oz. servings

    Ingredients
    2 pints cut up pineapple
    2 pints cut up watermelon
    2 quarts coconut water
    1 bag baby spinach
    1 bag frozen blueberries
    2 green apples or 2 bananas

    Directions
    Blend all of the ingredients together in a juicer, pour into 16 oz. servings. You can store or freeze extra smoothies to drink later. Enjoy!

    Recipe courtesy of Montel Williams

  18. Victoria Jones says

    When I get home I take all my fruit and wash and cut it up. Then I mix it up and put it into freezer containers or bags. I buy my yogurt in individual containers and put them in the freezer (you could just scoop some out of a larger container and put it with the baggies of fruit though). When I head out for work each morning I just grab a handful of spinach and throw it in the bag with my fruit, and grab a yogurt. I don’t have to use ice in my smoothie and it’s a lot cheaper than buying the pre-made single or two serving smoothie packages.

  19. Michelle says

    I use spinach with frozen blueberries, and frozen strawberries and sometimes a banana with greek yogurt for protein. I use plain or the vanilla which makes it a little sweeter. And the blueberries make it a purplish color so it doesn’t look so bad.

  20. Gretchen Mills says

    Just made your green smoothie for breaskfast and loved it! Even my kids loved it. What a great breakfast.

  21. RickyNase says

    Hi! Is this a smoothie I drink once a day to see pounds coming off? Besides water I don’t eat anything else?

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