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This green monster smoothie is packed with delicious fruit and you won't even be able to tell there is a healthy green leaf in here!
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This green monster smoothie is a great way to sneak some greens into your day

Okay so I gave in. And I’m kind of hooked on this green smoothie sensation. When the whole green thing started, you know, like doing shots of wheatgrass..and then adding green leaves to your smoothies. I was so opposed to it. It wasn’t because I didn’t want to try it, it was because I was scared I’d taste the spinach or taste something completely disgusting.

Well, after seeing thousands of bloggers (this number is slightly exaggerated) post their own versions of green smoothies and how none of them croaked upon drinking it, I decided to give it a try. Uh, yeah, I’m hooked. I’ve been having one every day for breakfast.

If you’re scared like me of tasting the leafy greens, I realized this: all the fruit and stuff you put in this drink, the ratio of spinach to fruit/nuts/oats, is like 10/90, therefore, the fruity-ness completely takes over the entire taste. It tastes like a REGULAR smoothie. This is so deceiving and I love it. If I had a kid, I’d force him/her to drink it cause it’s good nutrition. I don’t care if the green scares them, I’d be like “it’s sweet and it’s green because Big Bird says G is for Green which means good for you,” surely that’ll work, right?

You can literally throw anything in this smoothie. I’m going to start throwing flax seeds & oats in them so the protein and fiber will keep me fuller for longer. I know some people use peanut butter and other nut butters, which you can do too, but I haven’t tried that yet.

Be green. Drink a green monster and be invincible! Ok, those aren’t accurate claims, but you’ll feel better about yourself :)

5 from 1 vote

Green Monster Smoothie

A great way to sneak greens into your smoothie – and you can’t even taste it!
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 2



  • 2 cups (474 g) frozen fruit, (I used mixed fruit that included pineapples, grapes, strawberries, mangos, and peaches)
  • 1 banana, broken into pieces
  • 1 ½ cup (355 ml) almond milk
  • Large handful of spinach
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  • Throw everything in the blender and blend until a smooth consistency. If it gets stuck, turn it off, and use a spatula to break it up and start it again.


Like I mentioned, you may add oats or flax seeds to this for more protein and fiber. You can also add any type of nut or nut butter or use Greek yogurt.


Serving: 1smoothie, Calories: 145kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 2g, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 22g

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  1. Hi! Don’t fear the Green Smoothie!!! It’s refreshing, filling, EVER so good for you & DELICIOUS! I add cayenne pepper – just a smidgen- to mine for additional fat burning properties and sometimes a spritz of lemon or lime juice for tartness. Yum!

  2. Tried this recipe right away as soon as I saw it. My blender just broke, but I had a brand new food processor just sitting around, still in the box! I noticed this Hamilton Beach food processor has a built-in spatula that automatically scrapes the sides-Bonus!
    I used that and threw in my favorite protein powder, fresh pineapple, frozen strawberries, almond milk, and a large handful of spinach. I left out the banana. It was delicious and actually pretty pink. I think I will add some kale next time.


  4. If the color is your main issue, use a lidded take-out cup and a straw. Honestly, you can’t taste the “green”, whether spinach or kale or another green vegetable.

    1. I guess if you’re in a bind, you could, but I personally wouldn’t because there’d be a lot more liquid content unless you thawed it out & squeezed out the water.

  5. I too, have jumped aboard the Green Machine Express! I tried one this morning and fed it to my 5 kiddos. They were very scared and I threatened to take away Smoothie King….and that was a wrap! All love it and that made me so happy. Oh, I love it too. The real test, sad as it may seem will be my hubby.

  6. I started making smoothies this year (ha, only for the past few days!) too. Totally can’t tell there is spinach or lettuce in my drink!

    Oh, I make the little one try it because it’s green like The Incredible Hulk. =)

  7. Oh man, these look amazing, refreshing, healthy. Definitely gonna try ’em! Thanks for the inspiration. Found you on NoshOnIt, and am looking forward to reading more. :)