Green Smoothie Recipes

Aren't these healthy green smoothie recipes beautiful? You can use just about any kind of leafy green, such as spinach, Swiss chard, kale, lacinato or dinosaur kale or even green herbs such as parsley and mint, to make your green smoothie. Experiment with different kids of greens, and you'll soon find that you either have a favorite or that you enjoy the variety of the subtly different green flavors. Got a favorite green smoothie recipe and want to share it? Email it to me!

  • 01 of 04

    Blueberry Spinach Superfood Super Green Smoothie

    Blueberry spinach green smoothie - a raw vegan recipe
    Blueberry spinach green smoothie - a raw vegan recipe. Blueberry spinach green smoothie photo by Donald Erickson / Getty Images

    When it comes to superfoods, blueberries and spinach are at the top of the best-of list, which makes this blueberry-spinach smoothie a great way to enjoy some natural vegan superfoods. Notice that the blueberries and the greens combine to make a rather brownish sludge of a green smoothie, so this might not be the prettiest green smoothie recipe, but it is delicious! If you're on a green smoothie diet or cleanse, or just enjoying the energy rush of healthy raw greens, add this sweet raw smoothie to your repertoire.

  • 02 of 04

    Kale, Parsley and Cilantro Green Smoothie

    Kale, parsley and cilantro green smoothie
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    This is one green smoothie which is exactly that—green! It's made with plenty of green herbs, including parsley and mint, sweetened with orange juice and packed full of kale. All that raw kale will provide you with plenty of antioxidants, chlorophyll, manganese, calcium, and B-vitamins. What's not to love about this vibrantly green kale smoothie?

  • 03 of 04

    Mango, Banana and Spinach Green Smoothie

    Mango, banana and spinach green smoothie
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    This is my usual "go-to" raw green smoothie recipe, and, as you can see, it's a lovely shade of nutritious green. If fresh mangos are in season, I use them, otherwise, I use frozen mango or a tropical mango, pineapple and papaya blend. I don't usually add sweetener, but the recipe calls for either a bit of honey or agave nectar to cancel out the spinach a bit. Up to you.

  • 04 of 04

    What Are Green Smoothies?

    Fresh raw green smoothie with mango recipe - vegan

    Want to learn more about green smoothies?  What's so great about them and why are they so popular? Are they really that healthy? What's the truth about green smoothies? Read on to find out the truth about green smoothies.