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Simple Green Smoothie

  • Author: Andrea Cooley
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 1-2 1x
  • Category: Smoothies
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American


Frozen bananas give the smoothie a creamy, naturally sweet base, though you can make this with a fresh banana as long as the other fruit is frozen. It’s easy to add whatever berries or fruit you have on hand, so customize it for your kiddo. 


  • 1 cup unsweetened nondairy milk (or other favorite milk)
  • 1/2 cup frozen banana slices 
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple, strawberries, or mango
  • 1 cup loosely packed baby spinach


  1. Place all ingredients into blender and blend on high for 1 minute or until all the ingredients are combined and smooth. Serve immediately.


Use frozen mango cubes instead of banana if needed for an allergy.

Use any milk you like, though I find that nondairy plant milks lend the best consistency to smoothies.

Use spinach or kale and consider freezing the spinach to cut down on the “green” flavor.

Add 1 tablespoon hemp seeds, 1 tablespoon nut or seed butter, or 1/4 cup Greek yogurt for extra healthy fats and protein.

Blend really, really well.

Serve in a small open cup, a straw cup, or a reusable pouch.

Freeze into popsicle molds for a healthy treat.

Keywords: green smoothie, spinach smoothie, kale smoothie

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