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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
4.5 / 5 out of 2784 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.
5 / 5 out of 1348 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
5 / 5 out of 1381 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
5 / 5 out of 1259 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.
5 / 5 out of 1214 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.
5 / 5 out of 1418 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.
5 / 5 out of 1312 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.
5 / 5 out of 1412 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.
5 / 5 out of 1289 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.
5 / 5 out of 1251 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.
We appreciate your Feedback!

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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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237 | Comment(s)

7/8/2024
Annegret
I kindly request recipes utilizing raw sweet potato, raw beetroot.
7/8/2024
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Annegret,

you can find our vegetable smoothie recipes here.
Enjoy them!
Carla
7/3/2024
Stephanie
The Evergreen is my favorite.

Which container size is best suited for the quantities in the recipes? 1.4 or 2 liters?

Thank you very much.
7/3/2024
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Stephanie,

thank you for the lovely recipe feedback. We're glad you enjoyed the Evergreen :)

A 1.4 liter container is sufficient for all TOP10 recipes for green smoothies; the recipes yield up to one liter of smoothie.

Best regards,
Carla
6/18/2024
Stefan Astner
Hello,
I would appreciate it if you could reply: how can I print the recipes and instructions on my PC.
Thank you very much,
Stefan
6/19/2024
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Stefan,

according to our system, you have received the email with the recipe download. Just click on the link; the recipe PDF should open, and you should be able to print it by clicking on PRINT.

Enjoy it,
Carla
5/29/2024
Sandra
Hello
I liked the cinnamon star the best, followed by the Evergreen.

Thank you so much for the great recipes!
5/31/2024
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Dear Sandra,

thank you for the recipe feedback! Wishing you all the best and lots of love.

Carla
4/16/2024
verena
Please provide the PDF for green smoothies.
4/18/2024
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Verena,

It's great that you want to try out our TOP 10 recipes for green smoothies. Please enter your email address in the registration box at the top of the page. You will then automatically receive an email with a link to download the recipe PDF.

Enjoy and savor the recipes,
Carla
6/4/2024
Schwarzenlander Lothar
I'd love to try out a few recipes.
6/5/2024
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Lothar,

go for it! We are excited to see which recipes taste the best :)

Best regards,
Carla
5/20/2024
Silke Mirbach
Dear Carla, I would love to try out your recipes.
Kind regards,
Silke
5/22/2024
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Silke,

that makes us very happy. Enjoy it to the fullest!
Warm regards,
Carla
5/22/2024
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Silke,

that makes us very happy. Enjoy it to the fullest!
Warm regards,
Carla
3/21/2024
Hans-jürgen Knoll
I'm still in the trial phase. So far, everything has been tasty - I haven't found a favorite yet.
3/25/2024
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Hans-Jürgen,

Thank you very much for your comment. Wishing you a successful testing phase and we look forward to hearing which smoothie you liked the most.

Best regards,
Carla
2/27/2024
Regina
This smoothie is super delicious.
2/27/2024
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
We're very glad to hear that. Thank you for the feedback!
2/27/2024
Carol
My favorite is Evergreen. So delicious, even my husband joins in!
2/27/2024
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Thank you for the lovely feedback. We're glad to hear that!
2/26/2024
Thomas
The spring feelings come with that.
Very delicious.
2/27/2024
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Definitely try it out now. It's soooo delicious. Thanks for the feedback :)
2/26/2024
Andrea
Since I still have kale in the garden, I always get especially excited about recipes for this power food. Just need to get the strawberries and then we're good to go. Thank you very much!
2/27/2024
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Oh, how lovely, freshly harvested kale from the garden. It doesn't get any better than this! We are excited to hear how you like one of our favorite kale smoothies. Sending love, Carla.
2/17/2024
Ulrich
So far, I am quite skeptical about these "green things" and am curious to see if I will be convinced.
2/21/2024
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Ulrich,

We can't wait to find out. Feel free to let us know which smoothie you liked the most.
Best regards,
Carla
2/14/2024
Alexandra Miedl
Please the recipes, thank you.
2/16/2024
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Alexandra,
please enter your email address in the registration box at the top of the page. You will then automatically receive an email containing a link to download the recipes.
Enjoy!
Carla
2/9/2024
petra franke-schlicht
Thank you for the great smoothie recipes. As a beginner in the world of smoothie-making, these recipes are truly invaluable to me. My favorite smoothie has become the Evergreen.
Greetings,
Petra
2/12/2024
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Petra,

thank you so much for the lovely feedback on our smoothie recipes.
I completely understand your choice of favorite: Evergreen is just timeless and always a hit!

Best regards,
Carla
2/1/2024
Bihr-Burkhart Lisbeth
If I use broccoli beans or other vegetables, do I have to steam them first?
2/2/2024
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
We always use all the ingredients raw. I haven't experimented with broccoli and beans yet - I couldn't quite imagine their taste in a green smoothie. As inspiration, I recommend trying out our TOP 4 vegetable smoothie recipes.
Enjoy and have fun trying them out!
Carla
1/18/2024
Marion
Hello,

when our recipes call for a slice of pineapple, do you mean the entire slice including the core? I'm a bit confused about that.

Best regards,
Marion
1/19/2024
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Marion,

thank you for your question. When we mention a slice of pineapple, it does include the core. It's not a problem for a high-speed blender to handle it :)
Best regards,
Carla
1/19/2024
Anonym
Thanks for your quick reply! I thought so. But better safe than sorry :))
Warm regards,
Marion
12/28/2023
Evi
Hello,
I am a member of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) that produces regional and seasonal vegetables. I have been interested in green smoothies for a while now, but I haven't found a good approach yet. Mainly because the recipes often lack regional and seasonal fruits and vegetables. I find that quite unfortunate. Perhaps there could be a collection of green smoothie recipes that are based on our region and the current season? Because where am I supposed to get strawberries, apricots, etc. in winter? That is anything but sustainable.
I'm curious to see if there will be such a collection.
Best regards,
Evi
12/29/2023
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Evi,
thank you for your comment. I completely understand your desire for regional and seasonal ingredients in green smoothies. In winter, the options for fruit ingredients are limited to apples and pears. While you can occasionally use them, it can become quite boring in terms of taste. Bananas work well as a sweetener in green smoothies, but they are not regional. Alternatively, you could consider enjoying green smoothies during the summer when there is a wider selection of seasonal and regional fruits available.

And every now and then, it's okay to make an exception and use non-local ingredients :)
Best regards,
Carla
8/31/2023
Udo
Yes, I understand. But as a diabetic, it naturally triggers me when things with so much sugar are promoted as "healthy". For someone with normal blood sugar, it's definitely an opportunity...
8/31/2023
Udo
Nice recipes with a small catch:
By adding banana, pineapple, strawberries, and all the other "sweet stuff," the smoothie may taste better, but it also contains quite a bit of fruit sugar. I don't find that particularly helpful. And these ingredients are not really "green" either.
8/31/2023
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Udo,

thank you for your comment. With our TOP 10 Green Smoothie Recipes for Beginners, the focus is on making the smoothies taste good and using as few ingredients as possible. We have found that it takes some time to get used to a higher green content in the smoothie.
And of course, you are right: the higher the leafy green content, the lower the fructose. Take our recipes as inspiration and adjust the fruit content to your liking.

Best regards,
Carla
8/18/2023
Nicola
How do you wash all the greens from nature to avoid parasites? The topic has not been so familiar to me.... Especially leaves lose the vitamins quickly and if I start there with vinegar-baking-soda. Since the taste is quickly lost.
8/22/2023
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Nicole,

just wash them well! Wild herb experts recommend gently cleaning the wild herbs even in up to 4 washes. And of course you can also add a pinch of baking soda.

Many greetings,
Carla
1/18/2024
Anonym
I rarely wash my wild herbs.
Still alive.
8/17/2023
Stefanie
Thanks for the quick reply!
8/15/2023
A.Mextorf
Hello the smoothie have tasted good
8/17/2023
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
We are very happy about that. Thank you for the nice feedback!
Many greetings,
Carla
8/15/2023
Stefanie von der Stein
How many people are the recipes for?

As far as I remember, there is a maximum amount of spinach that should not be exceeded. How does it behave with small children? Are there recipes that are not suitable?
8/17/2023
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Stefanie,

we drink about 700-1000 ml of green smoothie as a breakfast substitute. Accordingly, the recipes are intended for one serving per person. However, this is only a rough orientation. Just try a recipe and see how much of it you like to drink.
I don't know of an exact upper limit of spinach. Since spinach contains a lot of oxalic acid, you should not make green smoothies with only spinach as a leafy green, but vary as much as possible. You can find more info about this here.
Green smoothies and kids: I've been offering my daughter all my green creations since she was born. Of course she has likes and dislikes, but that is also very individual. Just try it out and offer different smoothies.

Love,
Carla