7 Tasty Green Smoothies for Beginners

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Like green tea, green smoothie is an acquired taste. Chances are the first time you tried a green smoothie, you hated the taste. Most people have to ease into taste of green smoothies. This is why so many people give up on green smoothies because they just can’t get used to the taste.

If they taste so bad, why are they so popular? For starters, they are loaded with nutrients and have several health benefits. And if you choose your smoothie recipes wisely, you will find yourself liking the taste more and more.

In case you didn’t already know, green smoothies have the following health benefits:

  • Help lose weight
  • Improve digestion
  • Packed with antioxidants
  • Clearer skin
  • Reduce cravings
  • Increase energy

Since the taste of green smoothies takes time to get used to, it’s important that you try these 7 green smoothie recipes to develop a taste and liking for these highly nutritious drinks.

7 Green Smoothie Recipes for Beginners

1. Island Blast Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 banana (small)
  • 1 rib of celery
  • 1/2 cucumber (peeled)
  • 1 cup pineapple (frozen)
  • 1/4 or 1/2 inch ginger
  • 1/3 cup parsley (fresh)
  • 1 cup coconut water

2. Tropical Cleanse Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pineapple (frozen)
  • 1 banana (small or medium)
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1 cup coconut water

3. Pineapple-Mango Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pineapple (frozen)
  • 1/2 cup mango (peeled)
  • 1/4 inch ginger
  • 2 cups spinach or kale
  • 1 cup milk or almond milk

*Optional – 2-3 ice cubes

4. Banana-Berry Super Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 banana (small or medium)
  • 3/4 cup of mixed berries (fresh strawberries or blueberries)
  • 1/4 cup of raw nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts)
  • 1/4 cup raw seeds (flax seeds, sunflower seeds) – optional
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1-2 cup of coconut water

5. Creamy-Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado (ripe and peeled)
  • 1 banana (small or medium)
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1 orange (peeled, seeds removed)
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Optional – 2-3 ice cubes

6. Blueberry-Cinnamon Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 banana (small, peeled)
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 cups baby spinach

Optional – 1-2 ice cubes

7. Strawberry Cream Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 banana (small or medium, peeled)
  • 1 cup strawberries (frozen)
  • 1/2 avocado (peeled)
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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