A green smoothie that actually tastes good! If you’re looking to up your veggie intake, this is the perfect way. Packed full of citrus, grapes, pineapple and apples, these fruits help the greens blend in smoothly. Try this super greens smoothie for breakfast!
Being a dietitian, you’d probably expect that I would love a smoothie packed to the brim with vegetables. But that is definitely not the case! I’ve attempted to make smoothies with mostly veg and let me tell you, they’re hard to get down. There’s a ratio of fruit to veg that you have to keep in order for the smoothie to actually taste good! This smoothie has a 4:3 ratio of fruit to veg, which creates the perfect balance (IMHO) of sweetness to veggie.
I had my husband crowd-test this for me, just to make sure a picky eater would drink this smoothie. And it was a success! He was initially turned off by the green color, but I encouraged him to take a sip. “Ohh! It’s really good!”. He was surprised!
Shout out to him today– it’s our seven year dating anniversary. <3
The fruits in this smoothie are green grapes, orange, lemon (the whole lemon, not just the juice! peeled of course), green apple and pineapple. The veg components are cucumber, kale and baby spinach. The secret to making a perfectly green, vibrant smoothie, is to avoid using red and purple fruits. When you blend red/purple with greens, you an unappetizing brown color, which might be a turn-off to a first time green smoothie drinker.
This recipe makes 3 servings– perfect for making for your whole family. You can also freeze servings of a smoothie in a zip-lock back, and when you’re ready to drink it, just break it up into pieces and blend again.
- ¼ cup water
- 1 cup green grapes
- 1 small orange, peeled and halved
- ½ lemon, peeled
- ¼ cucumber , diced and peeled
- ¾ green apple, diced
- 1 cup kale
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 2 cups ice
- 2 tsp honey
- Add the ingredients in the order listed to a blender. Blend together until smooth.
Hi! I’m Emily, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and self-taught intuitive chef. I firmly believe that cooking is the simplest and most important step we can take to improve our minds and bodies and build healthier communities. Join me and let’s bring food back to the kitchen!
This sounds really refreshing with a whole lemon and orange in there! I’ve also made some too veggie-packed smoothies that were just not drinkable! I like your 4:3 ratio method.