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The BEST Green Smoothie Recipe

I have probably talked about green smoothies on my blog 100 times. I love them, I swear by them, I have one every single day. I get asked all the time for my recipe or what recipe I use. Over the years I have for sure tweaked it and changed it. So today I am sharing my recipe with you guys for the best green smoothie!

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The Best Green Smoothie Recipe

What You Need:

  • 1/4 cup of blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cup of strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 whole banana
  • 1/2 apple (optional)
  • 2-3 handfuls of greens (spinach and kale)
  • About a tablespoon of Truvia® Nectar
  • 5-6 ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup liquid of choice (skim milk, almond milk, soy milk)
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt (optional)
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • Blender of choice,-for reference we use this vitamix

*Things you can add: grapes, pineapple, mango, peaches, raspberries. All things that taste REALLY good in the smoothies! Any combo of fruit works!

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What You Do:

  • Add all ingredients into the blender in any order
  • make sure to add water LAST
  • blend and serve

*Yields two large cups or 4 small cups

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We love using the Truvia® Nectar in our smoothies to give it more of a sweet taste! The greens tend to make it taste a little bland and the Truvia® Nectar really helps make it more of a treat. Truvia® Nectar can be found at Target and is the newest addition to the Truvia® line of great-tasting sweeteners made with stevia leaf extract, the sweetest part of the stevia leaf. Truvia® Nectar is ideal for use in foods and beverages where honey sweetness is desired with fewer calories. It can be used anywhere honey is used, including hot and cold beverages, oatmeal, yogurt, fruit, baked goods, sauces and dressings and more like Smoothies! Truvia® Nectar is the perfect way to replace honey’s calorie content without replacing the sweet taste, and is a great option for those looking to manage their calorie and sugar intake without sacrificing sweetness.

I started making green smoothies in May of 2010 after reading about them on a healthy living blog. I quickly turned everyone in my life on to them. My mom now makes them everyday, and Andrew enjoys them with me and has since we’ve been together. I love them for a few reasons. For one there are times these are the ONLY veggies I eat in a day. I like vegetables, but I am not one to gravitate towards them. While I do love fruit, this is a great way to ensure I get enough of it. The second reason is they are quite filling. They make an excellent snack mid-morning or mid-afternoon, and you could even have them for breakfast or with lunch.

I hope you enjoyed the best green smoothie recipe! Let me know if you try it! Also if you want to try Truvia® Nectar here is a link to a free sample!

I would love to know if you are a green smoothie drinker?

This is a sponsored post with Truvia Nectar. All opinions are my own.

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32 Comments

  1. Elizabeth wrote:

    Green smoothies galore! I’ve been obsessed with them lately. Thanks for rounding these up! It’ll give me great ideas on what to try next!

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  2. I love green smoothies! I will have to try this recipe! I usually make mine with berries, bananas, peanut butter, and a leafy green mix!

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  3. I LOVE my green smoothies too! Surprisingly parsley adds a nice kick to them. (and health benefit!)

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  4. I love green smoothies. I have to add some type of sweetener though to mix it up. I will have to try Truvia.

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  5. Nellwyn wrote:

    I don’t usually make smoothies but I like how this recipe makes it so easy to remember to eat vegetables! I sometimes drink a green juice with kale that I buy fresh in my neighbourhood but I should try making a smoothie version myself at home.

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  6. Julie wrote:

    This sounds so good. I always thought green smoothies were just spinach and kale with nothing tasty in them. I didn’t realize they were chock full of yummy fruits. I’m excited to get my sample of Truvia Nectar.

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  7. I have a green smoothie every day too and LOVE them! I go through phases where I eat a lot of veggies throughout the day in addition to my smoothie, but like you said, sometime’s it’s my only serving of veggies for the day and it’s always nice to know that I got a good-sized serving of healthy vegetables. Also, after I had been drinking them for about a year I had my hair bleached from the pretty close to black that it was to a light red. My stylist made everyone touch my hair for a year after I had it bleached because it was a pretty intense treatment (I was there for six hours and probably at least four of it was spent bleaching) and you couldn’t really tell. My hair was still super soft and it looked great. I mean, I could tell that it wasn’t as soft as usual, but people were always really impressed by my hair. My stylist has always been able to tell when I’ve been eating more fruits and veggies due to the condition of my hair, so I’ve always thought the smoothies played a role in how well my hair did with the bleaching process since it’s such a great source of fruits and veggies. Whenever I think that I don’t want a smoothie, I always think of my hair. 🙂

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  8. I make a smoothie every morning. I love them!! I make a green smoothie with pineapple, banana, avocado, spinach, and Greek yogurt and it is bomb. I don’t like adding berries to a green smoothie because then it turns a weird brown color LOL

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  9. Yum that sounds so good!! I love green smoothies.

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  10. I drink a green smoothie for breakfast every single morning, they are my favorite!

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  11. Jaime wrote:

    I drink various smoothies, but I haven’t tried a green smoothie (yet.) I need to incorporate this into my morning routine and get my family on board. We could all use it!

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  12. Ashley B. wrote:

    I’ve been saying I’m going to start making green smoothies forever! I need to just start prepping and freezing the ingredients to make it easier and reduce reasons to make excuses! Great post!

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  13. Crystal wrote:

    I love smoothies, but haven’t ventured into the world of making my own green smoothies yet. Your recipe sounds yummy & perfect for our busy mornings.

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  14. Michele wrote:

    Too bad the banana isn’t optional–I am allergic to them. I really do want to try that Truvia Nectar–bet it would be great in tea!!

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  15. Jessica wrote:

    I love green smoothies! This looks delicious!

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  16. Mistle wrote:

    I love making smoothies. I enjoy mixing it up a bit here and there. I always put honey in my smoothies to make it taste a little sweeter.

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  17. Liz Mays wrote:

    I’m liking these healthy ingredients. Truvia Nectar was a good choice! I have to remember that when making smoothies.

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  18. Ivanna wrote:

    I love green smoothies. I find that adding frozen bananas makes it sweet enough for me.

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  19. Yum! I have a green smoothie every morning! I’ll have to try this one!

    Rachel | http://www.theconfusedmillennial.com

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  20. Oh gosh I’ve mixed all of those except the spinach or kale! I’ll definitely have to try that!

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  21. Jenny wrote:

    This sounds so good! I love a good smoothie.

    xoxo, Jenny

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  22. I love Green smoothies. I will give this one a try this weekend. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  23. Yummy! Love myself a green smoothie! Especially after a workout! I also love truvia!

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  24. Caroline wrote:

    This looks and sounds so yummy. I have never heard of this product, but clearly I need to try it 🙂

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  25. chei wrote:

    Oh this looks yum! Maybe i should try this soon. 🙂

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  26. zim wrote:

    The last time I tried out green smoothies I’d cough incessantly. I suspected the uncooked spinach at the time. I’ll give it a go jut in case I missed something.

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  27. Carrie wrote:

    Sounds absolutely delicious! I love green smoothies! I will have to try this recipe out!

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  28. Mary wrote:

    I’ve never made my own green smoothie. I Just never knew what to put in it exactly. This looks delicious!

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  29. Love using Truvia in my baking or my tea!

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  30. I love green smoothies. This just went on my to do list 🙂

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  31. This looks delicious 🙂 I may have to give this a try this weekend!

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  32. I’m checking this out. Thanks for sharing a link to a free sample. That’s so nice of you. I am sure Truvia would make my smoothies taste a whole lot better without having to worry about excess calories.

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