Green Goddess Smoothie

This Green Goddess Smoothie is sweet, rich, and full of good stuff. Simply blend the fresh fruits, leafy greens, and sweet add-ins together to make a healthy, portable, and delicious 5-minute breakfast.

My Green Goddess Smoothie blends the delicious combination of green apples, banana, peanut butter, and maple syrup together to create a healthy and vibrant breakfast option. It’s fresh and light while still filling you up and starting your day off on the right foot.

Some of you may think green smoothies are bound to taste like salad. This recipe couldn’t be farther from that! Yes, it’s packed with nutrients and plant-based ingredients but the taste is perfectly sweet, creamy, and nutty.

Just like my Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl and Pineapple Peach Smoothie, this recipe works as a breakfast on the go or a nutritious after-school snack. Trust me, if you couldn’t see what color this smoothie was, you would have no idea it had kale or spinach in it! It really just tastes like a cool, creamy, almost ice cream-like treat.

Ingredients for green smoothie on tray.

Green smoothie benefits

If you want to feel fuller longer, turn to this smoothie. Packing lots of good stuff into one drink is an easy way to consume your daily fruits and vegetables, plus U.S. News Health says the amount of fiber in green smoothies can lower glucose levels. As a bonus, the sweet, rich flavors of these smoothies make them delicious and fun to drink!

How to make a green smoothie

Simply add all of your prepared fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, flaxseeds, maple syrup, and almond milk to a high-powered blender. Blend until the mixture is thick and creamy. Pour into glasses or a to-go cup and enjoy!

Just look at that color! ↓↓↓

Green goddess smoothie in blender.

Tips and tricks

  • If you like your smoothies on the thinner side, try adding extra almond milk, fruit juice, or water. 
  • If you prefer it on the thicker side, try adding a frozen banana or freezing your apple and greens before blending. When all else fails, a handful of ice is a great backup option.
  • Turn it into a smoothie bowl! To do so, use as little liquid as possible. I recommend adding all of the ingredients except for the almond milk to the blender and as it blends, pour 1 tablespoon of almond milk at a time. Keep going until your smoothie is smooth and thick enough to eat with a spoon.

Variations

It’s really easy to customize a vegan kale smoothie to fit your personal tastes and dietary needs. Try adding any of the suggestions below next time:

  • Greens: If you want to pack in your vitamins, try adding arugula, spinach, microgreens, or swiss chard.
  • Fruit: Freeze chunks of avocado for a creamy texture. Otherwise, strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries will also make a sweet, nutrient-dense, and delicious addition to this smoothie. 
  • Liquid: If almond milk or dairy-free milk isn’t your thing, feel free to use your favorite milk in this smoothie instead. You could also use water or fruit juice like apple or orange juice in place of the milk. 
  • Add-ins: For a protein boost, try adding additional nut butter or your favorite protein powder. Cacao nibs, cinnamon, or goji berries will each add sweetness and diverse flavors.
Side view of green smoothie on counter.

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Green Goddess Smoothie

This Green Goddess Smoothie features Kale, Almond Milk and Apples, and is the perfect, healthy way to start your day.
4 from 4 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 green apples
  • 1 banana (frozen preferred)
  • 2 cups kale or spinach
  • 4 Tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 Tablespoons flaxseeds
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 cups almond milk

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
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Nutrition

Calories: 510kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 504mg | Potassium: 1068mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 6830IU | Vitamin C: 93.9mg | Calcium: 472mg | Iron: 2.5mg

This recipe was originally published in 2014. It was updated in 2021 to add new photographs and information. The original recipe remains the same. Enjoy!

3 thoughts on “Green Goddess Smoothie”

  1. I’ve tried with soy milk instead of almond milk, and honey instead of maple syrup. It works great this way too. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe.

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    • Thanks SO much Mark! It’s one of my very first recipes posted on this blog, so the pictures aren’t perfect by any means, but it’s such a delicious way to start the day!

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  2. I used flax meal instead of seed and lacinato kale and couldn’t get it smooth enough for my taste. But the flavor was delish

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