Green Smoothie

April 9, 2011 by Ali

Ok, I have to admit that I saved the best for last. Behold, the color for “Smoothie Week” – GREEN!

This smoothie happens to be modeled after one of my favorite fresh juices called “clean green” from a neighborhood coffee shop. When I first saw it being served there, I realized they weren’t kidding with the name. My camera was having a bit of trouble with the tone-on-tone, but have no doubt, this smoothie is GREEN! :)

But have no fear — this smoothie is fantastic. The simple fruit combination is fresh, sweet and delicious. And — hard as it may be to believe — you honestly can’t taste the spinach. Kind of crazy. Without a doubt, though, the best part of this smoothie that you cannot leave out is the extra ginger. The kick it gives at the end is no less than perfect.

I make this specific smoothie at least once a week. It truly is a favorite. Enjoy!! :)

Green Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1-2 cups of smoothie


  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach, rinsed
  • 1 Granny Smith green apple, cored
  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1 tsp. grated fresh ginger (or 1/2 tsp. ground ginger)


Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth and well-combined.

Ali’s Tip:

I usually double the recipe when I make it to store half in the freezer for another day. It actually makes great leftovers! :)

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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18 thoughts on “Green Smoothie

  1. Green smoothies rock. I have even managed to get my kids to drink them. With some banana, apple and a tiny splash of maple syrup or honey and they love it.

    - Catering Man

  2. People always look at me like Im crazy when I say I add spinach to my smoothies and you can’t really taste it. I LOVE how super green this is!!! Must try with the extra kick of ginger!

    - Julia

  3. i’m so intrigued by this one…can’t wait to get some spinach and get to work this weekend!

    - jennie

  4. Never thought to add apple. We use the basic green monster recipe and the girls love it. I bet the apple will add even more to a loved beverage.

    - Audrey's Mom

  5. Just made this smoothie and it can out great! I added a little apple juice to loosen it up a bit. Delicious. And your right you can’t even tell there’s any spinach in it!

    - Kimberly

  6. I love your smoothie week! They all look so good- just what I need for when I get home from the gym. :)

    - Betty

  7. Here’s another great green smoothie (in order to get my husband to drink it, I”ll add strawberries)

    Scroll down until you see Medicine Chest Smoothie

    - natalie

  8. Thanks Vanessa, i did it and it was sooooo good, a keeper!

    - Maca

  9. LOVED your smoothie week and really want to try this one! I’ve never put ginger in a smoothie before!

    - natalie (the sweets life)

  10. green goodness in a glass. WONDERFULL:-)

    - Joanna goes vegan

  11. Hi, I just blended this smoothie and it is very good. Thanks so much for the recipe. I usually make one with 2 handfuls steamed baby spinach, 1 scoop whey vanilla protein, 1 banana, ice and water and cinnamon. It is so good!!

    To: Maca, I like to heat my spinach in a bowl with water in the microwave for 5 minutes before adding it to my smoothies. I find it blends better and I always use ice in my smoothies so the hot spinach does not make my smoothie hot. Hope that helps. Give it a try :)

    - Vanessa

  12. I made this this morning and it was great…however, I almost busted my blender trying to mix it. I would definitely add a little OJ in the future.

    - Elizabeth

  13. HI! This sounds great!!! cant wait to try it! but i have a question, should i use raw spinash or cooked?

    - Maca

  14. This looked so great that I had to make it last night. And it was delish! It’s also my breakfast this morning. Thanks!!

    - Katie

  15. I have made a smoothie with spinach, frozen bananas, cocoa powder, peanut butter, and milk. They are a tasty way to get your veggie servings!

    - Monica

  16. Yum! Definitely saved the best for last. I love that chalkboard cup too! So cute!

    - Caroline @ chocolate and carrots