Gateway Green Smoothie: A Beginner’s Green Smoothie Recipe
If you’re teetering on the edge of the green smoothie swimming pool, curious to dip a toe in but not yet convinced, this is the green smoothie recipe for you. As the name suggests, it’s a mellow, entry level substance that may lead to a future risk of consuming more hardcore versions of blended greens. It’s easy to make and easy to like. Low-risk, potentially big reward. C’mon, jump in! (Or try our Tropical Paradise Green Smoothie — you'll like that, too.)
A generous, vibrant dose of tropical fruits makes this green smoothie recipe super-delicious.
- 1 frozen banana, peeled
- 1 cup diced fresh pineapple
- Flesh of 1 medium mango
- 2 packed cups baby spinach or sorrel
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
- 1 teaspoon extra-virgin coconut oil
- 1/4 cup protein powder (optional)
- 1/2 cup water
- Combine all ingredients in blender and process until completely smooth (see notes).
- Divide between two glasses and serve immediately.
Use baby spinach for a milder-tasting, sweeter smoothie. If you like a brighter, tangier note to your sweets, try the sorrel. Both greens are beginner-friendly since they're not bitter or earthy in flavor.
This recipe does not require a high-speed blender. Just process until it's completely smooth. If your blender needs a little extra water to make that happen, that's okay. And if you're using a regular blender, slice the frozen banana before adding it.
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