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a glass filled with a green smoothie and a yellow striped straw in the cup. Next to the glass on the counter are apples, leaves of kale and 2 more striped yellow straws.
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5 from 6 votes

Easy Green Smoothie Recipe

This simple Green Smoothie is made with apples, kale or spinach, nutmeg and cinnamon. It can be made vegan and gluten free and it is nutritious and delicious!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: green, smoothie
Servings: 1 smoothie
Calories: 176kcal


  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup soy milk or cow milk/ nut milk
  • 1 red delicious apple
  • 1 tsp agave or honey
  • 1 scoop pea-based protein powder or any unflavored or vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup kale or spinach
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon if your protein powder has a strong flavor then add more cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 8 ice cubes
  • chopped pecans/ walnuts/ coconut for garnish


  • Add all the ingredients EXCEPT the ice cubes and the nuts to the blender and blend together for 1 minute. It is important to layer the ingredients in the order they appear on the list above so your smoothie processes faster. Even when it seems done, let it go for the full minute to really get everything smooth and creamy!
  • Then, add the 8 ice cubes and blend another 30 seconds.
  • Top with chopped pecans/ walnuts/ coconut and enjoy!


As shown, this green smoothie is vegan & gluten free, but I've included ingredient suggestions that might work more with what you have in your fridge. Want even more pie-y-ness? Top with a dollop of whipped cream, shredded coconut, or extra sprinkle of spices! I chose a red delicious apple for this recipe because it's both sweet and a softer apple so it blends up beautifully. However, I'm also an enormous fan of tart green apples if you don't mind a little sweet and sour in your morning! If you're having this smoothie as a full meal I would recommend adding more calories to it by (1) using 2 scoops of protein powder, (2) adding a spoonful of maple almond butter before blending, (3) using all milk instead of mixed milk and water, or any combination of those! NUTRITION: 176 calories, 2g fat, 30 carbs, 10g protein (this will change based on your protein powder)


Calories: 176kcal