Whoever said that green smoothies have to taste like grass to be healthy was sorely mistaken. As someone who is not very willing to completely sacrifice taste and flavor in the name of health, believe me when I say that this Green Goddess Smoothie is every bit as delicious as your typical morning OJ…just way healthier!
This green smoothie is, dare I say:
I’ll be honest and say that I don’t make smoothies very often. I made a ton of them throughout college and by the time I graduated I was pretty over it. Because of this, I like to make sure that when I do throw a smoothie together it checks all of these boxes. I want it to taste good, boast a wide range of nutrients, and provide me the energy I need to start my day or recover from a workout.
When I make smoothies, they need to be COMPLETELY blended. End of. I think we all can agree that a chunky texture is less then desirable especially when greens are involved. There is nothing worse than slurping up a smoothie only to come across a long, stringy piece of kale. So, consider this a PSA people. Properly blend your smoothies!
To accomplish this, I like to blend the greens and the liquid first prior to adding in the rest of the ingredients. This allows me to focus completely on the greens alone and leads to a much smoother breakdown process. Once the greens have been completely “liquified” you are then free to add in the remainder of the ingredients and blend accordingly.
Once your smoothie is completely blended, you are free to enjoy it immediately. When I prepare this recipe, my Green Goddess Smoothie often doesn’t even make it to a cup as I have a habit of drinking it right from the blender. Sue me. Or don’t. You’re welcome to do the same thing after all. This is a judgement-free zone.Print
Green Goddess Smoothie
Healthy, green smoothie that doesn’t taste like grass! Sweet, creamy, and protein packed.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 2-cup smoothie 1x
- Category: breakfast, beverage
- Cuisine: vegan, gluten-free
1 c kale or spinach, packed
1 c vanilla almond milk
1 large frozen banana
1 ripe pear
1 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
1 tsp cinnamon
2–4 ice cubes
1. Add the kale and the vanilla almond milk to your blender and blend until greens are broken down. This will help ensure there are no large pieces of greens in the finished smoothie. Add in the remainder of the ingredients and blend until completely smooth.
2. If you like a runnier smoothie feel free to add in more almond milk or water. Serve immediately.
- Serving Size: 2 cups
- Calories: 448
- Sugar: 47.4g
- Sodium: 230.6mg
- Fat: 14.5g
- Saturated Fat: 2.1g
- Carbohydrates: 77g
- Fiber: 13.5g
- Protein: 8.7g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
Keywords: vegan, gluten-free, smoothie
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