Best Green Smoothie Recipes - Healthy, Nutritious Green Smoothies for Weight Loss

As Kermit the frog said: "It's not Easy being Green". The green smoothie is an acquired taste, and the appearance can be confronting. But there are many varieties to choose from, and once you get over the color, green smoothies can really be appreciated for their nutrition, low calories, high fiber and flavor.

Some green smoothies are over-powered by raw spinach and other leafy green vegetables. They can taste very bland and insipid. But you can use many green fruits and add other green vegetable ingredients that you really like. 

This article includes eight of the best green smoothies recipes. There are many options to choose from and you can make your own variations to suit.

The emphasis in on fresh fruit and vegetables, and wholesome nutritious ingredients added for flavor and health benefits.

You will need a blender of food processor to make these green smoothies.

Green smoothies come in a wide range of varieties and tastes.
Green smoothies come in a wide range of varieties and tastes.. Source: Public Domain

Pineapple, Spinach and Yogurt Green Smoothie

Method

Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor, and blend until smooth.

Green Goddess Smoothie with Kiwifruit

Method

Put the spinach in a blender, first, and then add all the other ingredients.Blend on high speed for about one minute and serve in a tall glass with a sprig of mint.

Vitamin C Rich, Green Smoothie with Oranges and Pineapple

Method

Place all the ingredients into a blender bowl. Cover and pulse several times, stopping to push down ingredients that stick to the sides. Finish with a longer pulse to ensure the mixture is smooth.

Peaches and Berries Green Smoothie with Flaxseed (makes 2)

Method

Blend all the ingredients on high for 1-2 minutes, until smooth.

Coconut, Apple and Yogurt Green Smoothie

Method

Blend all ingredients until very smooth. Serve immediately.

Rich Green Smoothie with Dates and Cashews

Method

Blend all the ingredients well until very smooth. This version is high in calories, but rich in nutrients.

Tangy Green Smoothie with Herbs, Cucumber, Ginger and Lemon

Method

Combine all the ingredients into a blender and pulse until smooth. Garnish with lime slices. mint or celery leaves.

Nutrient Rich Green Smoothie

Method 

Place all ingredients into a blender and pulse until smooth.

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Spinach is the heart and soul of most green smoothies
Spinach is the heart and soul of most green smoothies. Source: Public Domain
Kiwi fruit is a great way to add Vitamin C and other nutrients to a green smoothie
Kiwi fruit is a great way to add Vitamin C and other nutrients to a green smoothie. Source: Public Domain
The classic green smoothie is very healthy - learn why here
The classic green smoothie is very healthy - learn why here. Source: Public Domain
Smoothies offer a quick 'meal in a glass'. Made with healthy ingredients they can be very effective for losing weight
Smoothies offer a quick 'meal in a glass'. Made with healthy ingredients they can be very effective for losing weight . Source: Public Domain
The famous green smoothies are healthy and are full of fiber and vitamins
The famous green smoothies are healthy and are full of fiber and vitamins. Source: Public Domain
Kiwi Fruit smoothie is so delicious and very good for you with low calories and high fiber
Kiwi Fruit smoothie is so delicious and very good for you with low calories and high fiber. Source: Public Domain
Lovely healthy green smoothie can help you lose weight via meal replacement
Lovely healthy green smoothie can help you lose weight via meal replacement. Source: Public Domain