This refreshing green smoothie is filled with sweet tropical fruit and nourishing baby spinach and makes the most delicious plant based breakfast recipe!
I love starting my day with one of my simple green smoothie recipes and this is one of my favorite recipes for smoothie bowls.
Not only is this a great option if you are having breakfast or a snack at home, this is also great for a vegan breakfast on the go. Simply pour it into a cup or a travel mug and you're good to go!
I love that this fruit and veggie smoothie has so much flavor from all of the ingredients. I also love that I can use mostly frozen fruit in this smoothie, which has tons of benefits.
Freezing produce at its prime can also help preserve tons of vitamins and minerals. Freezing citrus specifically can help give you a boost of immunity! Check out this article about immune boosting foods.
Spinach: I prefer baby spinach in my smoothies because it has a lighter and sweeter flavor than regular spinach.
Banana: I almost always add frozen banana to my smoothies to add sweetness and that creamy frosty consistency we love in smoothie. This spinach banana smoothie is perfectly balanced with fruits and veggies!
Pineapple: The pineapple in this pineapple spinach smoothie is important for sweetness and flavor in this recipe. Try to find in the frozen foods section or find on sale fresh and freeze for later.
Orange: The bright flavor that this citrus brings is sweet and delicious. Peel, cut, and freeze in advance if possible.
Grapefruit: Another delicious citrus that makes this smoothie a bit tangy.
Almond Milk: I used almond milk as the base in this smoothie but feel free to swap for your favorite plant based milk.
See recipe card below for quantities.
Whenever you're making a green smoothie with leafy greens, start by blending the greens with your liquid base.
Once that's well blended, add the rest of your vegan smoothie ingredients and blend away!
Add to a bowl or a cup, top with your favorite fresh fruit or other toppings and enjoy.
This recipe calls for pineapple, but if you don't have any on hand and aren't able to make this a pineapple green smoothie, you can swap mango in its place to make it a mango green smoothie instead.
If you want to make a green protein smoothie, you have two options: you can either add a scoop of vegan protein powder, or a scoop of your favorite nut butter.
The recipe would be delicious as either an almond milk smoothie or an oat milk smoothie! I've tried it both ways and both are so yummy. If you want to make it an oat milk smoothie recipe, simply swap it in place of the almond milk and use it as the liquid base.
If you're looking for other healthy recipes, be sure to try these next:
Green Spinach Smoothie
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 banana frozen
- ½ cup orange frozen
- ½ cup grapefruit frozen
- ½ cup pineapple frozen
- Start by blending the almond milk and spinach until everything is nice and smooth.
- Combine all remaining ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Add an optional garnish of fresh citrus fruit, mint, or coconut flakes.
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