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Kale, spinach, soy milk, raspberries, pineapple and banana combine to make this delicious green breakfast smoothie.

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IngredientsServes: 1

  • 135g chopped kale
  • 235ml soy milk
  • 30g fresh spinach
  • 1 banana, broken into chunks
  • 30g frozen raspberries
  • 60g frozen pineapple

MethodPrep:10min ›Ready in:10min

  1. Blend kale, soy milk, spinach, banana, raspberries and pineapple together in a blender until smooth.

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by thedailygourmet

I normally use spinach and kale in my smoothies (groovy green smoothie on AR) and I didn't make any changes. I just didn't care for this smoothie at all. I may have used less kale than what was called for, but adding more wouldn't have made it taste better either.-03 Aug 2015

Green Smoothie – Low Carb | Paleo | Whole30

This Green Smoothie recipe is healthy, nutritious and so easy to make with just a few simple ingredients. It’s full of fiber, protein, simple to customize and makes a delicious and refreshing low carb, keto, paleo or Whole30 breakfast or snack.

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Recipe: Green Breakfast Smoothie

Serving in this recipe: 1

Calories: 267.5
Total Fat: 1.6 g 2.4%
Saturated Fat: 0.3 g 1.3%
Cholesterol: 3.2 mg 1.1%
Sodium: 69.7 mg 2.9%
Total Carbs: 58.6 g 19.5%
Dietary Fiber: 8.8 g 35.2%
Sugar: 35.7 g
Protein: 10.4 g 20.9%
Vitamin A: 7% Vitamin C: 155.3%
Calcium: 19.9% Iron: 7.8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Best Breakfast Smoothies For Energy

These recipes make two or more servings, so make sure you have some containers set aside to store the smoothies in your fridge or freezer. On the other hand, you could always invite some friends over and share the wealth, or bring the extra to work to help your coworkers kick the caffeine habit!

A Note On Maca Powder For Energy

For even more of a boost, add some maca powder. Maca is an adaptogenic herb known to improve energy levels by keeping you on an even keel throughout the day, without affecting the central nervous system like caffeine can. Its slightly nutty flavor is a great addition to most any smoothie recipe.

Maca root powder is high in carbs and rich in a number of nutrients, including vitamin C, copper and iron.

To get you started, here are some of my favorite breakfast smoothie recipes for energy:

Hot Pink Breakfast Smoothie

“Hot Pink” is the morning smoothie I have almost every day! It tastes amazing and looks beautiful. While most people usually stick with leafy greens for their morning blend, I often have my green smoothie for lunch, and this recipe is very different from a green smoothie: it has beets and carrots, dates, strawberries, and cashews. You won’t even taste the root veggies (if you’re sure to peel the chunk of beet you throw in).

This smoothie also includes cashews for some satiating healthy fat and added creaminess to keep you full until lunch, and I promise it tastes just as good as it looks!


  • 1 large carrot cut into thirds (or 4-5 baby carrots)
  • ¼ cup chopped dates (or 4 pitted dates)
  • ¼ of a medium beet
  • 1 ½ C coconut water
  • ¼ C raw unsalted cashews
  • 12 large frozen strawberries (or substitute 2 handfuls frozen blueberries, for half the strawberries)


Combine all the ingredients except the strawberries in a blender, and blend until smooth. Add in the berries and blend again until smooth. Serve cold.

Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

Get the best of both breakfast worlds when you combine oatmeal with your green smoothie to get a fiber-packed meal that also gives you a great start on getting in your daily servings of fruits and vegetables.

This smoothie also gives you a great protein boost thanks to the sprouted flax, a highly nutritious addition complete with omega-3 fatty acids and fiber as well. If you are planning to add the optional protein powder, be sure it is a whole-food option with no filler ingredients.

Oats are a very good source of fiber, especially beta-glucan, and are high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.


  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ cup ice
  • 3 handfuls spinach
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • ¼ cup regular rolled oats (not instant)
  • 1 scoop protein powder (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp sprouted flax powder (optional)


Combine the almond milk, ice, and spinach in a blender, and blend until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and blend again. Serve cold.

Chocolatey Green Smoothie

Don’t be fooled by the chocolate flavor, there are definitely some veggies hidden in this one! This is a great way to get in an extra couple servings of energy-supporting vegetables in your day, along with magnesium-rich cacao powder and berries to balance the flavor of the beets and chard. Sometimes you just want to start the day with something sweet, and this breakfast is a nutritious way to do so without any refined sugars that will spike your glucose levels, giving you a steady release of energy throughout the day.


  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ cup ice
  • 3 large chard leaves
  • 1 beet
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 4 pitted dates
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder


Combine the almond milk, ice, and chard in a blender, and blend until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and blend again. Serve cold.

Super Hulk Green Smoothie

You’ll feel super strong and ready to take on the day with this recipe! A solid breakfast is key to maintaining energy throughout the day, and this smoothie incorporates healthy fat sources like avocado and almond butter to help out. Fat is important for energy levels because it (along with fiber) helps keep the sugars in food from entering the bloodstream too quickly. The result is steady energy rather than spikes and crashes.

Avocado and banana also make this smoothie smooth and thick, which will keep you fueled and satisfied until lunch.


  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ cup ice
  • 3 handfuls spinach
  • ½ cup mixed berries
  • 1 banana
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 Tbsp almond butter
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1 Tbsp sprouted flax (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp maca powder (optional)


Combine the almond milk, ice, and spinach in a blender, and blend until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and blend again. Serve cold.

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

This smoothie might taste like a delicious slice of organic pumpkin pie, but there’s a handful of spinach hiding in there to help give you an extra B vitamin boost! You’ll also get those energy levels revved up thanks to the pumpkin puree, offering those slow-digesting carbs that will power you through the day, and pumpkin seeds with their energy-supporting minerals.

All of these ingredients along with the oats, banana, and avocado, make for a creamy, satisfying way to start your morning.


  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ cup ice
  • 3 handfuls spinach
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 carrot
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 banana
  • ¼ cup oats
  • 4 pitted dates
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • A dash of cinnamon
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp maca powder (optional)


Combine the almond milk, ice, and spinach in a blender, and blend until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and blend again. Serve cold.

Morning Mango Smoothie

This smoothie recipe comes out just as bright as it’ll make you feel in the morning! This is a simple blend with lots of fiber that’ll keep your engine running through to lunch. The greens in this smoothie come from a big handful of parsley. Besides being tasty, parsley also contains energy-supporting vanadium, a mineral that helps control blood sugar regulation to give you more even energy through the day.

The common antioxidants present in mangos include vitamin C, carotenoids and phenolic compounds like vanillic acid, gallic acid and mangiferin.


  • 3/4 cup frozen mango
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 date
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 big handful parsley


Combine mango, almond milk, dates, chia seeds, and parsley in a blender and blend until smooth. For a thicker smoothie, add a few ice cubes. Serve cold.

Grapefruit-Fennel Smoothie

I bet these aren’t ingredients that you normally put in smoothies! The flavors go so well together and help you feel your lightest and brightest each morning. Both grapefruit and fennel are high in immune-boosting Vitamin C, keeping ailments from running you down. Fennel also contains that magnesium we’re looking for to help support energy production. Fennel is a good choice for breakfast if your stomach isn’t feeling settled in the morning, since it is a known tummy-soother.


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 small fennel bulb, stems removed, chopped
  • Wedges from 1 grapefruit
  • 1 green apple, cored and chopped
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 dates
  • Handful of ice cubes


Combine water and fennel chunks in a blender and blend until smooth. Add grapefruit wedges, green apple chunks, avocado, lemon juice, dates, and ice and blend again. Serve cold.

Bee Happy Smoothie

Romaine isn’t usually a go-to for smoothie greens, but once you taste this smoothie you won’t write it off anymore as a salad-only ingredient! This leafy green contains chromium, which is essential for helping glucose get out of the bloodstream and into the cells. This macro mineral helps keep blood sugar stable, avoiding an energy crash later in the day.

There’s also bee pollen in this tasty breakfast too, a superfood high in Vitamin B12, which is key in energy production.


  • 2 large handfuls romaine lettuce
  • 2 large handfuls spinach
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp–1 Tbsp bee pollen
  • Water to desired consistency
  • Optional: 1 handful frozen berries


NOTE: A small minority of people experience an allergic reaction to bee pollen, though it is a great homeopathic anti-seasonal allergy solution. If you haven’t used it before, start with a few grains on your tongue, to test your reaction, before putting larger amounts in a smoothie.

Buttery Brew

This bright, veggie-packed breakfast contains several energy-boosting ingredients, including broccoli and papaya! Yes, broccoli can go in your morning drink, too, for its energy-supporting B vitamins. Papaya adds a tropical flavor along with potassium, which also promotes energy production.

A 1-cup serving of cut butter lettuce contains 91 micrograms of vitamin A per serving.


  • 2 ¾ cup water/ice
  • 1 head butter lettuce
  • ½ cup broccoli or alfalfa sprouts
  • Spinach, added until blender mixture reaches 6 cup line
  • 4-8 drops liquid stevia, to taste
  • 2 bananas, frozen in chunks
  • 2 cups papaya, including seeds
  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 2 cups frozen fruit medley


Blend the first four ingredients well. Add stevia and fruit and blend again until smooth. Serve immediately for best nutrition (sprouts oxidize quickly) or refrigerate up to 24 hours and shake well before serving.

Family Morning Smoothie

Here’s a smoothie the whole family can enjoy, and not just because it tastes so good and has lots of energy-lifting ingredients! This recipe will make enough for everyone as long as your blender can fit it all, otherwise work in batches and mix together in a large bowl in the end. For the greens in this recipe, choose from the list of ingredients that I shared above. Enjoy!


  • 2 cups different greens
  • 2 cups alkaline water
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed or sprouted flax
  • 1/4 can unsweetened coconut milk OR 1/4 cup of fresh coconut water from a baby Thai coconut
  • 4 frozen strawberries (may use any other berry or a mixture)
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • Liquid stevia (to taste)
  • Optional: 1 cup almond milk made from raw almonds is extra wonderful (blend ¼ cup almonds with ¾ cup water)!
  • Optional: 1/2 avocado
  • Optional: Fresh or flaked unsweetened coconut
  • Optional: 5 pecans or almonds


Pulse blend the greens and water until liquefied. Then, add the remaining ingredients and pulse blend until smooth. Blend for approximately 10 seconds, then turn on high for another 20 seconds.

What’s in this low carb smoothie?

  • Avocado — peeled and pitted. I like using Hass avocados as they’re more flavorful. Avocados are such a great addition as they are high in healthy fats, fibre, full of vitamins and nutrients.
  • Spinach — be sure to wash the smoothies beforehand, even if they’re advertised as pre-washed. Spinach is full of antioxidants as well as vitamins and nutrients as well.
  • Unsweetened coconut milk
  • Sugar-free vanilla protein powder — check out the recipe card down below for a link to my favourite one.
  • Peanut butter powder —I really love and highly recommend PB2.
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice — I don’t recommend using bottled lemon juice as there are preservatives.

My Go-To Morning Green Protein Smoothie

We ended 2017 by making Grandma’s Famous Buckeyes, a recipe that’s loaded with powdered sugar, chocolate, and peanut butter. Aren’t those sweet morsels incredible? There’s a reason why they’re “famous.”

And now we’re going to kick off the year with a smoothie. A smoothie that’s packed full of leafy greens and protein-rich ingredients.

Friend, that’s what I call balance.

As we enter a new year, a time when many folks make a resolution to “eat better,” let’s talk about real food for a minute. Then we’ll sip on this green smoothie, okay?

Real food, the return to less-processed food and more “from-scratch” meals, is slowly gaining popularity in our society. The funny thing is that for centuries, real food was the only thing that existed. It’s wasn’t a popular way of eating it was the the only way of eating. A meal that could be purchased from a grocery store shelf and cooked in under two minutes in a microwave would have seemed absurd to our ancestors.

Just a side note, I’m not against technology or even (ethical) scientific advancements (hey, I’m writing on a laptop and wear an Apple watch. And yes, I own and use a microwave).

Somewhere in the process of trying to make food convenient and inexpensive, companies started to use fake ingredients (or chemically enhanced ingredients that our bodies no longer recognize as food), or lots of the same nutritionally-void ingredients (refined sugars, and processed corn and soy). Soon, markets and stores, which were once stocked with fresh ingredients, were overrun with these overly-processed and nutrient-deficient “foods.” And to makes these “foods” appear to be incredible choices, packages were carefully labeled with all sorts of healthy claims.

Now, in 2017, we have an entire adult generation (my generation) that’s been raised on these “foods.” After years and years of being raised to think that food could only come from a store package or a fancy restaurant with a trained chef, a food revolution has begun. A revolution that’s about returning to fresh ingredients and nutrient-rich meals.

That’s the beauty of real food. It’s not a diet. It’s not about fad ingredients, like goji berries or hemp seeds (which ironically I use in this smoothie). It’s not about buying everything local and unpackaged. It’s simply about being intentional and mindful about the food we consume, and purposefully thinking about the ingredients used to make our food.

With that said, let’s kick off the new year with a simple, nutrient-rich smoothie.

I’ve found that smoothies are an excellent way for me to start the morning, especially when I’m up before my family and don’t want to eat a full breakfast just yet. A smoothie can be a great vehicle for packing a bunch of fresh and nutritionally-rich ingredients into a real food lifestyle (particularly first thing in the morning), like: probiotics (when you use yogurt or kefir), fiber and potassium (thanks to the whole fruits and/or veggies, and oats), and protein (from the nut butters).

Today’s smoothie is my go-to smoothie on most mornings. This smoothie isn’t heavy (it doesn’t contain a bunch of fruit or hard veggies, or dairy), but it still packs a nutritional punch (in a good way) thanks to the leafy greens, banana, nut butter, and oats. Sometimes I’ll also add chia seeds, hemp seeds, or collagen, if the ingredients are available in my pantry.

After my morning Barre workout (which I’ve been trying to get in at least four days a week), and once everyone is awake and ready for school, I’ll enjoy a quick breakfast with the family before we all head out the door. I personally don’t find that a smoothie is enough to keep me satisfied until lunch, so I usually enjoy a couple of pancakes or an egg during this time.

Cheers to a new year! A year of being intentional and mindful of the choices we make.

The Hands-Down Greatest Breakfast Smoothie

Sure, there's green juice, but even better is this green goddess smoothie&mdashand no, it doesn't hurt that it's served in a mason jar. "Smoothies can be so much more than just the standard one-part-greens, one-part-fruit, one-part-liquid cocktail," says recipe author and Bubby and Bean blogger Melissa Baswell Williams. "This smoothie is slightly sweet but focuses more on greens than fruit. Depending on how much pineapple you add&mdashless pineapple equals less sweet&mdashit's also somewhat savory and makes for a good meal."

1-2 handfuls organic kale
2 handfuls organic spinach
¼ cup frozen organic pineapple
¼-½ cup frozen organic mangoes
A few chunks of avocado
2-3 Tbsp organic chia seeds
½ cup coconut water
Organic granola, for topping

Blend all ingredients except granola for 30 to 60 seconds. Top with granola and sip or eat with a spoon.

Recipe developed by Melissa Baswell Williams and originally posted on Bubby and Bean, a blog dedicated to living a creative lifestyle.

How to make a green smoothie taste good

The question everyone asks when it comes to green smoothies…”Can you taste the greens?”

When you’re making a green smoothie, you want to be careful with how much veggies you add to it. If you add in too much spinach or kale, you may end up with a smoothie that tastes like…well, spinach or kale!

I generally add about a handful of spinach or kale to my green smoothies, which I find is the perfect amount. Another trick to making a green smoothie taste good is to use tropical fruits like mango or pineapple! (if you prefer pineapple, feel free to swap it out in this smoothie, or try this green smoothie recipe.)

Green Smoothie Recipe

The simple homemade smoothie is packed with vitamins and nutrition.

As breakfast or a healthy snack, it’s a fantastic and easy way to up your daily fruit and vegetable intake, and the entire recipe takes just a few minutes to prepare.

Green Smoothie Recipes

Chocolate Smoothie: Use banana as your fruit of choice and add 1 tbsp cocoa powder or chocolate protein powder to the base recipe below.

Green Piña Colada: Use a neutral green, pineapple for the fruit, regular or lite coconut milk for the liquid, and sweeten as needed.

Banana Bread Smoothie: Use banana, and add 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract and cinnamon. Top with crushed walnuts and Coconut Whipped Cream.

Peanut Butter Cup: Use cherries or banana as the base. Blend in 2 tbsp peanut butter or powdered peanut butter and optional 1 tbsp cocoa powder.

High Protein Green Smoothie: Blend in 1-2 tbsp of your favorite protein powder and an optional handful of chia seeds.

Coffee Smoothies: For an energizing caffeinated version, just blend a handful of mild greens into this Frappuccino Recipe.

Green Smoothie Bowls: Pour your smoothie into a bowl instead of a glass, have fun with garnishes, and eat with a spoon (no straw needed!).

With so many flavor options to try at home, why not turn your kitchen into your own personal smoothie factory?

Cheaper than Jamba Juice or Smoothie King (where prices can run as high as seven or eight dollars for a single smoothie), making your own not only saves money, you also get full control over what ingredients to include.

Leftover Spinach? Use it up in this Coconut Curry Recipe or – if you’re feeling adventurous – this Mint Chocolate Chip Nice Cream.

Green Smoothie Ingredients

The base recipe calls for 1 cup liquid, frozen fruit, and green leafy vegetables.

Choose a fruit that is naturally very sweet – good options include banana, pineapple, mango, or cherries. For a green smoothie without fruit, try frozen chopped roasted sweet potato.

You can also turn it into a superfood protein shake by adding a scoop of your favorite protein powder or 2 tbsp peanut butter.

Adding cocoa powder will mask the green color, making it a good option for picky kids, teenagers, or adults.

What Greens To Use?

You have many options here, so feel free to change it up each time or use a mix of whatever fresh or frozen greens you have on hand.

Romaine, butter lettuce, mache, or spinach will yield the most neutral flavor profile, making them great for those who want to avoid a bitter taste.

Or for a stronger and spicier flavor, try kale, arugula, mustard greens, collard greens, bok choy, beet greens, or swiss chard.

Add flavor with celery, parsley, mint, cilantro, lime, or a handful of basil and you can even include some raw zucchini, green pepper, green grapes, cucumber, avocado, or steamed broccoli.

What Milk Is Best?

Use whatever milk you normally use for smoothies, including dairy free plant-based options such as almond milk, ricemilk, oat milk, soy milk, or canned coconut milk.

Don’t want to use milk at all? The smoothie can also be made with orange juice, apple juice, pineapple juice, yogurt (for a thicker smoothie), or coconut water.

Smoothie Add-In Ideas

The best part about this recipe is how easy it is to customize:

Change up the flavor by adding a dash of vanilla or a pinch of turmeric, spirulina, ginger, instant coffee, or pure peppermint extract like in this Healthy Shamrock Shake.

Sweeten with dates, unrefined sugar, stevia, or pure maple syrup if desired.

And finish off your smoothie by topping it with hemp hearts, rolled oats or granola, fresh blueberries or sliced strawberries or banana, ground flax or shredded coconut, or a handful of mini chocolate chips!

Can It Be A Meal Replacement?

If making a smoothie as a meal replacement, be sure to include some form of protein for staying power and enough calories to adequately fuel your personal nutrition needs and activity level.

The smoothie makes a great breakfast served alongside a batch of Oatmeal Muffins or Pineapple Muffins.

What Are The Health Benefits?

High in fiber, potassium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, folate, and calcium, and low in fat and calories, green leafy vegetables are an important component of a healthy diet.

Drinking a green smoothie every day is an easy way to increase hydration and meet the daily recommendation for fruits and vegetables, which can often be a challenge for those with an on-the-go lifestyle.

The smoothies can help to lower cholesterol, improve digestion, aid in weight loss, provide energy, and the antioxidants protect your body against free radicals, no juice cleanses or detoxes required.

Above – watch the video of how to make a green smoothie

Recipe: Breakfast Smoothie

Serving in this recipe: 1

Calories: 346.6
Total Fat: 14.3 g 22%
Saturated Fat: 1.9 g 9.7%
Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
Sodium: 268.9 mg 11.2%
Total Carbs: 49.5 g 16.5%
Dietary Fiber: 6.2 g 24.9%
Sugar: 25.1 g
Protein: 9.2 g 18.3%
Vitamin A: 11.9% Vitamin C: 21.1%
Calcium: 8.8% Iron: 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.