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One of the tastiest ways to get a quick boost of nutrition is to drink a green smoothie. This healthy recipe is especially good for people who don’t enjoy leafy green vegetables because you can’t actually taste the greens in the smoothie. You can make a green smoothie by adding spinach, kale, Swiss chard, or other greens to just about any fruit smoothie recipe.
I love the combination here, but you can easily adapt it by substituting different fruit, milk, or yogurt. I like to add a little cooked oatmeal, but you can skip it if you don’t have any on hand. This smoothie is great with breakfast, and it makes a yummy snack to get you through to the next meal.
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 cup water
- ¼ cup frozen spinach
- 1½ cups chopped mango
- 2 medium ripe bananas
- 2 tbs cooked or soaked oatmeal
- Place the coconut milk and water in a blender. I learned from Real Simple that adding the liquid first helps the blades to move freely.
- Add the remaining ingredients to the blender and puree until smooth. Taste it to see if it needs a bit of maple syrup for extra sweetness.
- Divide into 4 glasses and serve. This can also be refrigerated for later.
Green Smoothie Price Breakdown
This recipe costs a total of $3.34, or $.84 per one-cup serving. If you need a healthy snack or a quick dose of fruits and veggies, try a green smoothie. Nobody will be able to taste the spinach in this fruity drink.
Here are some other smoothie recipes that you’ll enjoy. What’s your favorite combo?
Cranberry Orange Smoothie
Blueberry Pie Smoothie
Raspberry Vanilla Smoothie
Pina Colada Smoothie
Strawberry Rhubarb Smoothie
I definitely go sweet when I’m adding spinach to smoothies, because while the bright green color attracts me it repels my kids (beets with blueberries don’t have the same effect). However, with plenty of naturally sweet fruit they take a sip and drink it anyway.
Lovely idea for an afternoon snack, thanks!
It’s a tricky balance, Kirsten! I bet everyone makes green smoothies a little differently.
1/16 c of cooked spinach per serving? Of course, you won’t taste it! More greens!! More greens!!!
You can definitely add more greens, but you may end up with a spinach-y flavor. It takes about 6 cups of fresh spinach to make one cup of cooked spinach, so this recipe would use 1.5 cups of fresh spinach if you go that route.