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Green smoothies recipes for beginners - TOP 10

Green smoothies recipes for beginners

Why make things more complicated than they are? You don't need a long list of exotic, sometimes hard-to-find ingredients to make a great-tasting green smoothie. We have compiled the top 10 recipes for beginners out of our repartoir. All recipes are vegan, gluten-free, lactose-free and industrial sugar-free.

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Green smoothies recipes for beginners

Our 10 Green Smoothies Recipes for Beginners are perfect for getting started in the world of green smoothies, no matter if it is for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Most creations get by with 5 ingredients plus water. Only our smoothie classic - the Evergreen - and the Cinnamon Star recipe contain more ingredients. At the same time, when selecting the recipes, we placed special emphasis on introducing you to as many different leafy green varieties and fruit flavors as possible. The berry recipes can also be prepared with frozen fruit - especially in winter. You can also try out the recipes with the leafy green alternatives mentioned.

Green smoothies recipe for beginners with banana, apple and avocado

"Evergreen"
Prep Time 10 Min
Perform Time 5 Min
Total Time 15 Min
Amount 700 ml
Calories 350 kcal
Cuisine Smoothie
Author Carla from GrueneSmoothies.com
Green smoothie with apple, banana and orange
4.29 from 2338 Reviews
 

Ingredients

  • 1 handful of spinach alternatively: lamb's lettuce
  • 1 apple with peel
  • 1 banana peeled
  • 1/4 avocado peeled, pitted
  • 1/8 piece lemon with peel
  • 1 juice of one orange
  • 1 thumb ginger with peel
  • 200 ml water
 

Instruction

  1. Wash ingredients, peel if necessary and cut into small pieces.
  2. First add the soft ingredients such as banana, avocado or mango to the container. Then add the remaining ingredients.
  3. Puree until a smooth, creamy consistency is reached - this only takes about 1 minute with a good high-speed blender.

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Green smoothies recipe for beginners with strawberries

"Strawberry Mouth"
Prep Time 10 Min
Perform Time 5 Min
Total Time 15 Min
Amount 650 ml
Calories 230 kcal
Cuisine Smoothie
Author Carla from GrueneSmoothies.com
Green smoothies recipes for beginners with banana, strawberry and pineapple.
4.76 from 1279 Reviews
 

Ingredients

  • 1 handful of radish greens alternative: spinach
  • 1 stem of mint fresh, only the leaves, not the stem
  • 1 handful of strawberries approx. 120g
  • 1 slice of pineapple approx. 2 cm wide, peeled
  • 1 banana peeled
  • 150 ml of water
 

Instruction

  1. Wash ingredients, peel if necessary and cut into small pieces.
  2. First add the soft ingredients such as banana, avocado or mango to the container. Then add the remaining ingredients.
  3. Puree until a smooth, creamy consistency is reached - this only takes about 1 minute with a good high-speed blender.

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Green smoothies recipe for beginners with raspberries

"Heavenly Raspberry"
Prep Time 10 Min
Perform Time 5 Min
Total Time 15 Min
Amount 800 ml
Calories 230 kcal
Cuisine Smoothie
Author Carla from GrueneSmoothies.com
Green smoothie with raspberries
4.74 from 1301 Reviews
 

Ingredients

  • 2 handful of spinach alternatively: lamb's lettuce
  • 1 slice of pineapple approx. 2 cm wide, peeled
  • 1 handful of raspberries approx. 70 g
  • 1 banana peeled
  • 200 ml water
 

Instruction

  1. Wash ingredients, peel if necessary and cut into small pieces.
  2. First add the soft ingredients such as banana, avocado or mango to the container. Then add the remaining ingredients.
  3. Puree until a smooth, creamy consistency is reached - this only takes about 1 minute with a good high-speed blender.

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Green smoothies recipe for beginners with chard and mango

"Mamagold"
Prep Time 10 Min
Perform Time 5 Min
Total Time 15 Min
Amount 600 ml
Calories 360 kcal
Cuisine Smoothie
Author Carla from GrueneSmoothies.com
Green smoothie with chard
4.88 from 1195 Reviews
 

Ingredients

  • 4 leaves chard without stalk - alternatively: 6 leaves beet
  • 300 g frozen mango pieces peeled, seeded
  • 1 banana peeled
  • 1 passion fruit only the pulp
  • 150 ml water
 

Instruction

  1. Wash ingredients, peel if necessary and cut into small pieces.
  2. First add the soft ingredients such as banana, avocado or mango to the container. Then add the remaining ingredients.
  3. Puree until a smooth, creamy consistency is reached - this only takes about 1 minute with a good high-speed blender.

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Green smoothies recipe for beginners with apricot and orange

"Orange Om"
Prep Time 10 Min
Perform Time 5 Min
Total Time 15 Min
Amount 700 ml
Calories 300 kcal
Cuisine Smoothie
Author Carla from GrueneSmoothies.com
Green smoothies recipes for beginners with orange, apricot and wild herbs.
4.87 from 1175 Reviews
 

Ingredients

  • 1 handful of wild herbs alternative: parsley
  • 2 oranges peeled
  • 5 apricots with peel & pitted
  • 1 slice of lemon thin, with peel
  • 1 banana peeled
  • 150 ml water
 

Instruction

  1. Wash ingredients, peel if necessary and cut into small pieces.
  2. First add the soft ingredients such as banana, avocado or mango to the container. Then add the remaining ingredients.
  3. Puree until a smooth, creamy consistency is reached - this only takes about 1 minute with a good high-speed blender.

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Green smoothies recipe for beginners with pear and grapes

"Rapunzel"
Prep Time 10 Min
Perform Time 5 Min
Total Time 15 Min
Amount 600 ml
Calories 250 kcal
Cuisine Smoothie
Author Carla from GrueneSmoothies.com
Green smoothies recipes for beginners with lamb's lettuce, pear, grapes and banana.
4.73 from 1336 Reviews
 

Ingredients

  • 1 handful of lamb's lettuce alternative: spinach
  • 1 handful of grapes green
  • 1 pear large, with peel
  • 1 banana peeled
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • a little lime zest
  • 150 ml water
 

Instruction

  1. Wash ingredients, peel if necessary and cut into small pieces.
  2. First add the soft ingredients such as banana, avocado or mango to the container. Then add the remaining ingredients.
  3. Puree until a smooth, creamy consistency is reached - this only takes about 1 minute with a good high-speed blender.

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Green smoothies recipe for beginners with orange and pineapple

"Sun in a glass"
Prep Time 10 Min
Perform Time 5 Min
Total Time 15 Min
Amount 700 ml
Calories 160 kcal
Cuisine Smoothie
Author Carla from GrueneSmoothies.com
Green smoothies recipes for beginners with pineapple, orange and romaine lettuce.
4.80 from 1243 Reviews
 

Ingredients

  • 1 heart romaine lettuce alternative: batavia lettuce
  • 2 oranges peeled
  • 1 slice of pineapple about 3 cm wide, peeled
  • 100 ml water
 

Instruction

  1. Wash ingredients, peel if necessary and cut into small pieces.
  2. First add the soft ingredients such as banana, avocado or mango to the container. Then add the remaining ingredients.
  3. Puree until a smooth, creamy consistency is reached - this only takes about 1 minute with a good high-speed blender.

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Green smoothies recipe for beginners with celery, orange and pineapple

"Sweetheart"
Prep Time 10 Min
Perform Time 5 Min
Total Time 15 Min
Amount 800 ml
Calories 130 kcal
Cuisine Smoothie
Author Carla from GrueneSmoothies.com
Green smoothies recipes for beginners with celery, orange and pineapple.
4.71 from 1307 Reviews
 

Ingredients

  • 2 stalks of celery with leaves
  • 1 slice of pineapple about 3 cm wide, peeled
  • 1 orange peeled
  • 200 ml water
 

Instruction

  1. Wash ingredients, peel if necessary and cut into small pieces.
  2. First add the soft ingredients such as banana, avocado or mango to the container. Then add the remaining ingredients.
  3. Puree until a smooth, creamy consistency is reached - this only takes about 1 minute with a good high-speed blender.

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Green smoothies recipe for beginners with blueberries

"Violetta"
Prep Time 10 Min
Perform Time 5 Min
Total Time 15 Min
Amount 600 ml
Calories 260 kcal
Cuisine Smoothie
Author Carla from GrueneSmoothies.com
Green smoothies recipes for beginners with Chinese cabbage and blueberries.
4.82 from 1224 Reviews
 

Ingredients

  • 4 leaves chinese cabbage without stalk, alternatively: 1 heart chicory
  • 80 g blueberries frozen
  • 1 orange peeled
  • 1 banana peeled
  • 100 ml water
 

Instruction

  1. Wash ingredients, peel if necessary and cut into small pieces.
  2. First add the soft ingredients such as banana, avocado or mango to the container. Then add the remaining ingredients.
  3. Puree until a smooth, creamy consistency is reached - this only takes about 1 minute with a good high-speed blender.

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Green smoothies recipe for beginners with Indian lettuce, orange, dates and cinnamon

"Cinnamon Star"
Prep Time 10 Min
Perform Time 5 Min
Total Time 15 Min
Amount 650 ml
Calories 280 kcal
Cuisine Smoothie
Author Carla from GrueneSmoothies.com
Green smoothies recipes for beginners with Indian lettuce, orange, apple, date and cinnamon.
4.83 from 1203 Reviews
 

Ingredients

  • 2 handful of Indian lettuce alternative: spinach
  • 2 orange peeled
  • 1 apple with peel
  • 1 date type: Medjool, pitted
  • 1 thumb ginger with peel
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon
  • 100 ml of water
 

Instruction

  1. Wash ingredients, peel if necessary and cut into small pieces.
  2. First add the soft ingredients such as banana, avocado or mango to the container. Then add the remaining ingredients.
  3. Puree until a smooth, creamy consistency is reached - this only takes about 1 minute with a good high-speed blender.

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Tip 1: If you blend for significantly longer than 90 seconds, add ice cubes or use ice cold water to keep the smoothie from heating up too much.

Tip 2: Our recipes sometimes use very fibrous leafy greens, such as wild herbs and parsley. With these ingredients, a normal kitchen blender quickly reaches its performance limit. Result: less creamy smoothies. We recommend - replace the fibrous ingredients with leafy greens that are easier to puree, such as baby spinach, lamb's lettuce or lettuce.

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Have fun blending and enjoying!

Which recipe appeals to you the most? Which green smoothie did you like best?

Share your experiences and your favorite smoothies here.
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Carla from GrueneSmoothies.com

I fell in love with the first sip. In 2010 a friend of mine served me my first green smoothie. Since then, green smoothies are my absolute favorite breakfast. Quickly prepared, I start my day healthy, delicious and well nourished. I carry the feeling of this delicious healthy breakfast with me all day long - all the way through to the evening.
Nice side effect: Without renunciation or nutritional dogma, green smoothies regulate my desire for coffee, chocolate and all the other temptations.

Among other things, Carla gives workshops for beginners and also is responsible for social media and communication.

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42 | Comment(s)

10/31/2022
Claudia
Hello, we get up very early in the morning and therefore it would be convenient for us to prepare the smoothies the night before. Is that possible?
11/3/2022
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Claudia,

thank you for your question. Of course, you can do that well. But please keep the smoothies well chilled overnight.
Kind regards,
Carla
9/22/2022
Carmen
Hello!

Thank you so much for these recipes. I make them in the morning for my daughter and me. It's great to start the day like this.
8/17/2022
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8/17/2022
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5/23/2019
Ursula
Hi Carla,
I just love green smoothies, just received the blender "Bianco Piano" from you and would like to start.
I would like to make delicious smoothies from endive, chard, spinach, and kale. Do you have any recipes with these ingredients?
Thank you very much
Greetings Ursula
5/28/2019
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Dear Ursula,

have fun with the Bianco Piano! If you search for recipes on our site, you will find many combinations with the ingredients you mentioned. You can also easily replace the leafy greens with your favorites in our TOP10 recipes.
Love, Carla
5/13/2019
Katja
I love your recipes! My question: how long can I store them in the fridge? So far, I have drunk them after three days at the latest, is that OK?
Greetings Katja
5/14/2019
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Dear Katja,

thank you very much for the nice feedback on our recipes! :)
We actually recommend not to store green smoothies in the refrigerator for more than 24 hours. The loss of nutrients is simply too high. Apart from that, the smoothies also lose flavour.

Kind regards,
Carla
3/31/2019
Claudia Neumann
Thank you for the wonderful recipes, I am fresh a Vitamix user and have already refined many creations. Yesterday I was on a wild herb identification "safari" :-D and added additional dandelion and ribwort to the nettle smoothie Taaasstty! We are grateful for your work.
4/8/2019
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Thank you for the feedback! We hope you continue to enjoy your green creations – especially with the wild herb smoothies.
Carla
3/19/2019
bruno seher
Dear Carla, thank you for your beautiful recipes; however, I am looking for soup recipes for our bianco puro to change our diet – Thank you!
Bruno
3/21/2019
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Dear Bruno,
here are a few recipes you can easily prepare at home:

- Oumpkin soup
- Creamy Tomato Soup: Vegan Recipe
- Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe

I am curious which soup you like best.
Best regards,
Carla
2/12/2019
Brigitte
Hello dear smoothie fairies, I just stumbled across your website and wanted to find the right blender for us, my partner and me. It took about 2 weeks until I had looked at the corresponding YouTube comparisons. After all the back and forth, I ended up with the Vitamix, which I finally ordered today. I can not yet share experiences with you. But I love to read recipes and always like to be inspired. Our smoothie time is just beginning, it will be the first we have ever tried, and I am sure there is still a lot to learn. But we have a firm belief that with your help we will do well on this new path and physical experience. I'm excited about the blender!:-)
LG Brigitte
2/13/2019
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Dear Brigitte,
nice to hear from you! The beauty of the green smoothie is, among other things, the simplicity – it can be prepared in no time, the blender can be cleaned in less than a minute.
I recommend the Evergreen — it's in the TOP10 recipes for beginners. This composition actually always lives up to its name and is perfect for starters. You can also quickly modify this recipe by, for example, replacing the apples with pears and the piece of lemon with a piece of lime.
We are happy to help you if you have any questions :)
All the best and enjoy your first smoothies!
Carla
1/5/2019
Florine
Hello dear GrueneSmoothies.com team,

I like to drink green smoothies, but I'm worried that I won't be able to absorb all the vitamins, since there are a lot of fat-soluble vitamins in the smoothies. It of course it is possible to mix avocado into the smoothie, but avocado does not taste good with every smoothie. My question therefore is, what would you add to get all the fat-soluble vitamins into your body? I have already considered blending in a few milliliters (approx. 3-5) of tasteless oil or taking omega-3 tablets while drinking the smoothie.

Kind regards

Florine
1/7/2019
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Dear Florine,
we never add extra oil to the smoothies. We instead use the whole fruits and blend in the fruit cores of apples, pears, oranges, etc. because they contain small amounts of oil. But if it makes sense to you to add a few drops of oil to the smoothie, go for it. Love, Carla