Easy Green Power Smoothie

Make this protein-packed green smoothie recipe with fresh spinach, banana, orange, and Greek yogurt in under 5 minutes. Jump to the Green Smoothie Recipe or see our tips for making it.

Easy Green Power Smoothie Recipe

We love this green smoothie recipe packed with two cups of spinach. You don’t really taste the greens and instead get a creamy and fruity smoothie.

How to Make a Green Smoothie

There are so many green smoothie recipes out there. It’s very easy to make one to match your tastes.

Easy Green Power Smoothie Recipe

In our basic recipe, we combine banana, orange, yogurt, milk, and fresh spinach. By using Greek yogurt, the smoothie gets a protein surge. If you are looking for a dairy-free version, skip the yogurt and use a non-dairy nut milk instead (like unsweetened almond, cashew or coconut). Then to bump up the protein, add a couple tablespoons of shelled hemp hearts, which are quite high in protein. Peanut butter or almond butter also have a bit of protein and are delicious in this smoothie.

We always have spinach in the fridge, so it is our go to green, but kale or a boxed mix of superfood greens (usually with baby beet greens, baby kale and baby chard) work as well.

You can play around with the fruits, too. Mango makes smoothies just as creamy as bananas and pineapple is really tasty when combined with greens. One of our favorite things to add is a handful of frozen berries.

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Recipe updated, originally posted January 2013. Since posting this in 2013, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne

Easy Green Power Smoothie

  • PREP

This creamy, protein-packed green smoothie is very simple to make and only takes a few minutes. We’ve shared a basic recipe below with optional ingredients after that. If you are looking for a substitute for the Greek yogurt, simply leave it out or replace with more fruit (frozen berries are our favorite).

Makes 1 smoothie

You Will Need

Basic Recipe

1 medium banana, peeled

1/2 medium orange, peeled and quartered

1/4 to 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt

1/4 cup milk, unsweetened almond milk, or unsweetened coconut milk

2 cups fresh spinach

Optional Ingredients

1/2 cup mixed frozen berries

1 tablespoon flaxseed meal or shelled hemp hearts

1 tablespoon natural peanut or almond butter, try our homemade peanut butter

1 to 2 teaspoons pure honey


    1Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until creamy, adding more milk or fruit to thin or thicken the smoothie. Serve immediately or freeze to enjoy later.

Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • Using a frozen banana makes this really refreshing and thick.
  • This smoothie taste best fresh, but it can be frozen for later. To save the smoothie for later, add to a food-safe resealable plastic bag or container and freeze. Then 45 to 60 minutes before needing the smoothie, take out from freezer.

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AUTHOR:  Adam and Joanne Gallagher
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14 comments… Leave a Review
  • Shifra Baila December 31, 2021, 6:39 am

    I decided to make the smoothie yesterday and today I made it. I did add an optional ingredient: 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries, which turned the smoothie light purple. Unfortunately, Greek yogurt I purchased was sweetened with apples, so I did not add any sweetener. Good thing, as it was very sweet from the fruit. BUT, OH SO DELICIOUS. I got 2 large glasses out of the ingredients and froze half for tomorrow. Thank you. I took a pic, but could not see how to attach it here.

    • Jayden Maddux January 25, 2023, 1:54 pm

      I love your recipes my phone is letting me rate you but 10/5 stars🌟

      • Joanne January 26, 2023, 5:59 pm

        Haha, thank you very much!

  • Yana April 20, 2020, 3:11 pm

    Best banana smoothie! Easy to make and delish.

  • lupita September 29, 2019, 8:38 am

    love your recipes! very easy to follow. my favorite is the roasted tomatillo salsa. I am hispanic and my guests went crazy with such a unique flavor! now is called the “fancy salsa”! lol. thank you sooo much for sharing your fabulous recipes.

  • Salvatore Bertley January 31, 2018, 8:41 am

    Hello, great article!

  • Nancy June 14, 2014, 1:16 pm

    This is not a comment on the smoothie(whichlooks delicious!) Just found your website and your recipes look amazing! Am so thrilled to find you all. Your recipes look incredible and I cannot wait to make many of what I have seen today. I have spent many hours pouring over the internet for recipes that “feel right” and worth the time and energy investment to make. Just wanted to tell you this is a very happy day for me! Thank you so much. If things work out,I might even ask one of my children to get me on facebook so I can keep up with you better. If it’s not too complicated! I’m a dinasaur in this computer savy world. Still can’t e-mail. Pathetic. But I can cook, and love to make new things when the recipe feels right. THANKS! NANCY

    • Joanne June 20, 2014, 12:24 pm

      Hi Nancy! You are so incredibly sweet! We’re thrilled you have found us. Feel free to comment/email us anytime! All the best, Joanne and Adam

  • Marc January 27, 2014, 11:50 am

    We really love this smoothy, it’s delicious! We’re using 100 ml orange juice per serving instead of an orange which makes it nice and not to gluggy. I’d recommend swapping out the water for ice cubes (or just adding a few in with a bit less water) as it is much better cold.

  • Adam March 18, 2013, 4:45 pm

    Hi Stacee — Thanks for commenting. We love the creaminess of the yogurt, but if you prefer it without definitely leave it out. It’s your smoothie after all 🙂

  • Joanna @ Green Smoothies January 11, 2013, 11:47 am

    I agree, this is a great way to start a day! I have a green smoothie every morning, and my 8-year-old too. I would skip dairy, though, and use some avocado or almond milk for creaminess. I sometimes add some flax seeds. When banana is really ripe, you won’t need any sweetener.

    • liana cohen July 25, 2020, 5:04 pm

      Greek yogurt can be substituted with non-dairy yogurt

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar January 10, 2013, 2:40 pm

    Such a great way to start the day. I had a green smoothie of my own this morning, but I’ll definitely give this recipe a try as soon as I get an orange 🙂

    • Palrak January 12, 2013, 6:45 pm

      Try orange juice, as it can get pretty thick, otherwise.


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