Green Smoothie

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

You'll love this healthy green smoothie recipe -- made with fresh spinach, oranges, green apples, bananas and ginger -- easy and so delicious!

Ingredients:

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)

Directions:

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

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

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!  :)

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Comments

  1. Caroline @ chocolate and carrots — April 10, 2011 @ 7:20 am (#)

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

  2. Monica — April 10, 2011 @ 7:31 pm (#)

    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!

  3. Katie — April 11, 2011 @ 7:48 am (#)

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

  4. Maca — April 11, 2011 @ 10:08 pm (#)

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

  5. Elizabeth — April 12, 2011 @ 7:09 am (#)

    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.

  6. Vanessa — April 12, 2011 @ 7:06 pm (#)

    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 :)

  7. Joanna goes vegan — April 13, 2011 @ 7:46 am (#)

    green goodness in a glass. WONDERFULL:-)

  8. natalie (the sweets life) — April 13, 2011 @ 2:46 pm (#)

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

  9. Maca — April 13, 2011 @ 4:32 pm (#)

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

  10. natalie — April 15, 2011 @ 6:44 pm (#)

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

    http://www.wholelifenutrition.net/id6.html

    Scroll down until you see Medicine Chest Smoothie

  11. Betty — April 15, 2011 @ 7:49 pm (#)

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

  12. Kimberly — April 16, 2011 @ 9:38 am (#)

    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!

  13. Audrey's Mom — April 27, 2011 @ 1:25 pm (#)

    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.

  14. jennie — April 28, 2011 @ 5:32 pm (#)

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

  15. Julia — June 26, 2011 @ 6:35 am (#)

    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!

  16. Catering Man — November 2, 2011 @ 9:16 am (#)

    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.

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