Easy homemade green smoothie on a white plate
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How to Make a Green Smoothie

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I have been on a big green smoothie kick recently. For me, one of the easiest ways to shed a few extra pounds is just by changing my breakfast habits. When I switch to drinking a smoothie instead of eating cereal or my favorite bacon egg and cheese sandwich my intake of calories drops and ups the health factor. I do still eat my favorite things but more so for lunch or even dinner when I drink my smoothies. Green smoothies and other smoothies in general are such a great source of healthy veggies and fruits.

The American Heart Association recommends that adults have 4 to 5 servings of fruits and veggies a day. That is fairly hard to do if you aren’t doing some in smoothie form.

In this particular green smoothie recipe, I am getting 3 servings of fruits and 2 servings of veggies spread across two 12-ounce glasses worth, which I usually drink both at the same time or about 30 minutes apart. Let’s get to it!

Healthy Smoothie Ingredients and Tools

Several fruits and veggies in bowls on top of a wooden cutting board next to a knife.

In order to make this yummy homemade green smoothie you need just a handful of ingredients and tools. Stop spending so much money and Jamba Juice and other smoothie places and make them yourself.

You will need:

  • Water – I always use filtered water because my tap water tastes gross.
  • Green grapes – You can use other grapes if you want, but they will affect the color of the smoothie if not green.
  • Green apple – Again you can use any color of apple that you want, but it may affect the color.
  • Spinach – A very healthy veggie
  • Kale – Another healthy veggie. I usually buy the already chopped-up bags of kale that my local supermarket carries. It makes it super convenient.

If you grow your own vegetables and fruits, even better!

Green smoothie in a tall glass on a white plate.

Tools/Equipment

  • A good blender – This blender is absolutely amazing and the best blender I have ever owned.
  • Glasses
  • Knife

How to make a healthy green smoothie at home

Water, grapes, apple, kale, and spinach in a Vitamix blender.

Begin by slicing up any fruit like the honeydew and the apple. Large chunks are fine. No need to make the slices super small.

Pour the water into the blender first. I highly recommend using filtered water. But if you don’t mind the taste of your tap water, use that. Next, add the grapes, apple chunks, and honeydew chunks.

Follow those up with the spinach and kale. Put the lid on your blender and you are ready to go.

Freshly blended green smoothie in a Vitamix blender on a white counter.

Start with a low setting and blend gradually adjust the speed until you are on the highest setting. Once on the highest setting allow it to go for about 30 seconds. If you have a “smoothie” setting on your blender, use that.

Top view looking down into the blender at the freshly blended green smoothie.

NOTEThe better your blender the better the smoothie will turn out. I really like my Vitamix. It makes it super smooth without any grit. If you are going to make smoothies a lot, I recommend a higher-end blender. Plus you can do all kinds of other things with them.

The model of Vitamix I own is the Explorian 310 find it here!

Serve that green smoothie!

Pouring a green smoothie into a glass.

Once all blended you are ready to go. A quick easy green smoothie for breakfast, or whenever.

NOTE: These are my favorite ingredients to add to a green smoothie, there are so many more you can try. These give it a deep green color. I also will add things like frozen pineapple or fresh pineapple instead of honeydew, and also carrots on occasion. Orange juice instead of water I will do often as well. But things like pineapple and carrots will affect the color of the finished smoothie.

Two green smoothies sitting on a white counter.

Pour the smoothie into glasses, you should be able to get two 12 to 14-ounce servings out of this.

Enjoy!

How long do green smoothies last?

I recommend drinking them within 30 minutes of making them. But they can be stored in the fridge for a day. You will need to stir them because they will separate.

Easy homemade green smoothie pin for Pinterest

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Easy homemade green smoothie on a white plate
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Green Smoothie

This homemade green smoothie recipe is awesome and easy to make. It is a great way to add some veggies and fruits to your diet.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Beverages, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy, smooth
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 139kcal

Equipment

  • A good blender
  • Glasses
  • Knife

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of water 237ml
  • 1 cup of green grapes 150g
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 cup or so of honeydew 165g
  • 1 big handful of spinach or about 1 cup
  • 1 big handful of kale or about 1 cup

Instructions

  • Slice up the apple and the honeydew into medium to large chunks.
  • Add the water, then the grapes, apple, and honey chunks. Then add the kale and spinach.
  • Put the lid on the blender and then blend starting at the low setting and gradually increasing until it is on its highest setting. Blend for 30 seconds on the highest setting.
  • Pour into glasses and serve. Enjoy!

Video

How to Make a Green Smoothie | Easy Healthy Green Smoothie Recipe

Notes

NOTE: This recipe makes two servings, fairly large servings. But I usually just drink the whole thing myself.ย 
List of nutritional facts for green smoothies
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Nutrition

Calories: 139kcal

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8 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I love a good green juice, and this concoction was amazing! So glad I found it,

  2. 5 stars
    I love trying out different healthy smoothies. This is one of the best that I’ve tried so far!

  3. 5 stars
    this is the perfect drink to pair with my breakfast in the mornings! I need something to drink with my food to take a supplement I need, and this is just the best smoothie!

  4. 5 stars
    Love green smoothies & this one is yummy! The flavors taste so good together. It’s a delicious way to start the day!

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