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Easy Green Smoothie with Spinach and Fruit


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This Easy Green Smoothie tastes much better than a liquid salad, but is still really good for you. No need to hit up a health food store! You just need a few basic ingredients from your refrigerator.

a collage of a green smoothie in a mason jar next to spinach leaves and kiwis on a white background with title text reading Easy Green Smoothie

One look at a green smoothie and you just know it has to be good for you. But good for you and great tasting don’t always go together.

If you’re looking for an easy and tasty way to load up on nutrients without blowing your calorie count for the day, this easy green smoothie is going to become a new staple in your diet.

an easy green smoothie in a mason jar next to spinach leaves and kiwis on a white background

What is a Green Smoothie?

The most obvious feature of a green smoothie is the color. Green smoothies are, without exception, green.

The fascination with green smoothies has more to do with the key ingredients though. Green smoothies typically get their trademark color from fresh leafy green vegetables.

Dark, leafy greens are superfoods that are packed with:

  • Fiber
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin K
  • Folate
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Antioxidants (beta-carotene, lutein)

They protect us from heart disease, diabetes, and cancer (from “Health Benefits of Dark-Leafy Greens“). And they do all this without adding a lot of calories or fat to our diet.

Most of us struggle to consume as many vegetables as we should for ideal health. This is especially hard when you have a busy family life.

That’s why green smoothies are so popular. They’re such an easy (and delicious) way to get a large portion of your vegetables each day.

an easy green smoothie in a mason jar next to spinach leaves and kiwis on a white background

Easy Green Smoothie Ingredients

This Easy Green Smoothie contains just a few simple ingredients.

First we start with the star ingredient – spinach.

overhead view of spinach leaves in a blender

Next, we add kiwi for some sweetness and more green.

overhead view of spinach leaves and kiwi slices in a blender

We need something to give our smoothie some texture, so I use apples. I don’t like mine overly sweet, so I use green apples, but you can also substitute a sweeter, red variety. It won’t affect the color since we peel them before adding them to the smoothie.

overhead view of spinach leaves and kiwi and apple slices in a blender

We want our smoothie to be nice and creamy, so add some yogurt next. You can use plain, but I usually use vanilla for just a little added flavor and sweetness.

overhead view of spinach leaves, kiwi and apple slices, and yogurt in a blender

It’s a beverage, so we’ll need some liquid. I like milk for the added calcium and because it’s creamier than juice or water.

milk being poured into spinach leaves, kiwi and apple slices, and yogurt in a blender

Toss in a few ice cubes and you’re ready to blend.

overhead view of spinach leaves, kiwi and apple slices, yogurt, milk and ice cubes in a blender

Blend for about a minute, until it’s nice and smooth. Your easy green smoothie is ready to drink!

an easy green smoothie in a mason jar next to spinach leaves and kiwis on a white background

 

Easy Green Smoothie Recipe

Do you prefer specific measurements? If so, here’s the recipe to help you figure out exactly how much of each ingredient you’ll need.

Easy Green Smoothie

This healthy smoothie is packed full of greens!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Beverages
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 301 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 5 Ounces Vanilla Yogurt
  • 1 Whole Kiwi Sliced
  • ½ Green Apple Sliced
  • ½ Cup Spinach
  • ½ Cup Milk
  • 5-6 Ice Cubes

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 301kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 13gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 165mgPotassium: 936mgFiber: 5gSugar: 43gVitamin A: 1744IUVitamin C: 94mgCalcium: 426mgIron: 1mg
Keyword easy drink, easy smoothie, green smoothie
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If you liked this Easy Green Smoothie recipe, you might enjoy some of my other smoothie recipes:

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