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Top 7 Green Smoothie Recipes

By: Jen Hansard | last Updated: 10.14.2019 | COMMENTS: 113


We researched the green smoothie recipes our community seeks out the most and the results are in! These top 7 green smoothie recipes have been curated to maximize our workouts, fight inflammation, and boost iron, and also help us find the perfect sweet treat that we can enjoy without the guilt. We want to share these recipes with you as well as answer some common questions you may have. This way you will know that the smoothie you’re sipping is truly helping you live your best life.

Are green smoothies really that good for you?

The short answer is yes! Yet, it depends on what you put in them. There are green smoothie recipes all over the Internet right now, toting a healthy label. However, they can be loaded with processed ingredients that ultimately outweigh the benefits. We like to keep our recipes simple—full of the good stuff—so that we can reap all the benefits. Can I get a kale yeah?! 

Did you know that green smoothies are an incredible source of fiber? The American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine has found that the typical American diet is lacking fiber, which can lead to Type II Diabetes and hypertension. Drinking just one green smoothie a day can give our bodies the fiber they need to reduced risk of certain types of cancer and have long lasting heart-health.

What is a green smoothie made of?

We like to follow what we call the 60/40 method: 60% fruits & 40% leafy greens. This balance give us the best of both worlds – a delicious, drinkable smoothie loaded with nutrients. Who wouldn’t want that perfect combo on a daily basis?!

One serving of the perfect green smoothie is:

Every ingredient in our smoothies is intentional yet all result in delicious, drinkable creations that make adding into our daily routine a breeze. The fruit + leafy green combinations are endless and that’s why it is SO easy to add in this healthy habit, no matter where you live.

What does a green smoothie do for your body?

Made the right way, green smoothies can help lower inflammation, fight sickness, aide in weight-loss, boost iron and detox our bodies. Sound too good to be true? It’s not! We love catering our smoothies to what we need that day. Each of these 7 green smoothie recipes provides a healthy and whole food solution to the question of how to live a healthier lifestyle.

Beginner friendly green smoothie

#1 Beginners’ Luck Smoothie

This simple, yet sweet green smoothie is fun, delicious, and the top recipe we give to anyone trying green smoothies for the first time. It will be love at first sip for you and your kids! Click here to fall in love!

Fat-Burning Green Smoothie Recipes | Top Green Smoothie Recipes

#2 Fat Burning Smoothie

This green smoothie recipe specifically targets your metabolism speed. A faster metabolism leads to burning fat and aiding in weight-loss. Click here to start blending.

Anti Inflammatory Smoothie

#3 Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

Inflammation doesn’t have to control our lives so why let it? Blend this nutrient-packed smoothie specifically designed to soothe your body. Click here to blend now.

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#4 Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Packed with vitamins and minerals, this sweet smoothie is a fan favorite for kids + adults alike. Click here and start a blending party.

#5 Tropical Turmeric Cleanser Smoothie

So many health benefits result from this refreshing smoothie including cleansing the liver + fighting inflammation. Click here to blend up and cleanse.

Iron Rich Green Smoothie Bowl | Top Green Smoothie Recipes

#6 Iron-Rich Smoothie Bowl

Not all smoothies have to be sipped! This iron-rich smoothie bowl is a fun snack which can be loaded with toppings like a parfait and eaten with a spoon. Click here to blend this bowl.

Chocolate Banana Smoothie | Top Green Smoothie Recipes

#7 Banana Chocolate Smoothie

You can blend your milkshake then eat it too with this delicious chocolate treat. The perfect dessert smoothie your family won’t believe has spinach in it. Click here to blend this dessert-like smoothie.

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How do you keep a green smoothie fresh?

We call green smoothies the healthiest fast food, because they are super easy to prep + blend, then drink right away or pack up for a busy day. Green smoothies are the very best if consumed immediately after blending, since fruits and veggies start to oxidize after 15 minutes, yet we know that doesn’t always happen. You can store your smoothie in an air-tight container (glass jars w/ lids are our fav!), and then refrigerate up to 2 days, or freeze and thaw when ready to consume. You can even turn any of the green smoothie recipes into a popsicle that you + your kids will love!

Prepping green smoothie recipes ahead also makes blending quicker, and helps keep your fruits and veggies from going bad before you can use them.

Ready to discover green smoothies for yourself? Click here to join our 7-day Green Smoothie Challenge where we make it as simple + affordable as possible to blend a daily smoothie.

Oh! I almost forgot to tell you… If you are new to green smoothies and are looking for your first blender, I highly recommend this special deal going on right now with our friends at Vitacost. They are offering their Professional Grade G-Series machine with low profile 64oz. container for just $298! And shipping is free! I’ve done the math – that is $160 off retail pricing. Just add it to your cart to see the special price and you’ll be off and blending in no time. 🙂

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  1. Susan Garcia says:

    Day 3 Pineapple Dream Smoothie was really good. Just don’t add more ice if you use frozen fruit!

  2. Susan Garcia says:

    Day 2 of the 10-day smoothie challenge: I’m having the Pink Flamingo for breakfast. I switched up the liquids to 1/2 cup coconut milk and 1/2 cup coconut water. Love the strawberry taste!

  3. Brittany Jilek-Spencer says:

    Beginners luck is definitely one of my favorites. It’s my go to on days where I’m not up to trying a new recipe or I simply need a solid smoothie for my tough day ahead. Anytime a coworker asks me if my “weird green smoothie” actually tastes good, I share the BL recipe to get them started.

  4. Debra Ekdahl says:

    I kept my recipe cards on my work computer. When I retired I did not get to download them. Can I get them again?

  5. Catherine says:

    Found myself feeling in need of some greenness this week so I obviously need to try them all again. I feel so less sluggish when I do a green smoothie every day. I will try the beetroot one I think as I love the versatility of beetroot.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      A green smoothie a day really does make you feel so much better!!! It’s crazy how much my body misses it when I take a break for a little bit. So happy you will be getting back into the green smoothies again!!

  6. Megan Logsdon says:

    Yum. I love all of these, but my favorite is still Beginner’s Luck! So rich and creamy. If I’m craving sweet and chocolate, definitely Banana and Chocolate. Tastes like a creamy milkshake. Yum. And, if I’ve overindulged, then I’m swinging for the “cleanser” type smoothies with citrus and ginger and general clean-me-out ingredients.

  7. Nyissia Littles says:

    These recipes are amazing. I’m a mom of three one which is a toddler with a feeding tube. I’m always trying to find ways to incorporate healthy food blends that we all can enjoy but get the nutrition she needs daily. These smoothies have made all the difference.

  8. MARY G STRUZINSKY says:

    Definitely trying the fat burning, mostly because grapefruit and pineapple together sound amazing. With all the green smoothies I drink, I have somehow missed that one

  9. Gloria says:

    #3 Anti inflammatory smoothie, because I need help with the inflamation I have been experiencing

  10. Monica V says:

    I’m most excited to try #3, the anti-inflammatory smoothie – not just for the flavor, but also for the potential health benefits. I was diagnosed with a muscle-inflammatory disease some years ago. I’ve only now begun to transition to a plant-based diet that will include smoothies. I’m hopeful that these anti-inflammatory foods will alleviate my auto-immune symptoms and I’ll be healthy, feel better, and have more energy.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Monica,

      Thank you so much! You are one of our winners for our fruit lids. Congratulations!!!! Please email [email protected] and send us your information so we can send them your way!!! 🙂

  11. AmyJ says:

    I’ve made several of these (yum!), but have not made the banana chocolate smoothie, so that’ll be next on my list! I’m excited to make it because I think my kids are going to love it, and any opportunity to get more fruits and veggies in their growing bodies should absolutely be taken
    Thank you for all you do, love love love cooking from your books!

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Amy,

      Thank you so much! You are one of our winners for our fruit lids. Congratulations!!!! Please email [email protected] and send us your information so we can send them your way!!! 🙂

  12. Inge says:

    I love all the smoothies. I cant make up my mind which one, knowing myself I would try all but the one that is critical at this stage is the Fat Burning Smoothie to get the Summer body ready 🙂

  13. Rachelle says:

    Oooh, these look great! I’ve tried several of them already. Beginners Luck, Fat Burning, Tropical Turmeric and Strawberry Banana…But I’m definitely interested in that peanut butter banana as a decadent treat. I’ll be trying that one soon!

  14. Leanne Robinson says:

    Never tried one with turmeric before, so think will give ;o. 5 ago. They all sound yummy thought. Love my smoothies

  15. LInda R says:

    The Tropical Turmeric Cleanse Smoothie sounds YUMMY! I love every ingredient in it, even that black pepper to go with the turmeric powder. From my skin issues and feet/legs symptoms, I may have liver issue, like fatty liver. So this smoothie should be so delicious that I can make it a staple smoothie for my liver health. I truly appreciate you sharing all these yummy vegan green smoothies, and encouraging us who are struggling with making the move, the change, and make the transformation of our health.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Linda,

      Thank you so much! You are one of our winners for our fruit lids. Congratulations!!!! Please email [email protected] and send us your information so we can send them your way!!! 🙂

  16. Ginger says:

    I’m VERY excited to try the anti-inflammatory smoothie. It looks so great…. I got in a car accident 2+ months ago and still feeling pain and inflammation so I need all the help I can get in that dept.!

  17. Beth Richardson says:

    Oh I’ve been away on vacation this week with no smoothies and that chocolate banana is going to have to be in my welcome home agenda.

  18. Kristie says:

    They all sound delicious and simple! I’m most excited to try the Tropical Turmeric Cleanse as the weather warms up here in Australia. Thank you for sharing these recipes and ideas.

  19. Cristina says:

    I would love to try the anti inflammatory smoothie because I’ve never had such an interesting smoothie with beets, blueberries and coconut oil and I think it really help my health as well as taste delicious or the iron smoothie bowl as I have low iron both sound delicious, thank you. I would love to win the glass jars to keep my smoothies fresh as I make my smoothies the night before and have in the morning on the go to work for my breakfast meal replacement thank you

  20. Marieca Murphy says:

    My favorite smoothie would be #5 Tropical Turmeric Cleansing Smoothie because I have eczema and anything that can help with decreasing inflammation in my body would be helpful with flare ups!

  21. Renne says:

    I so need this. Somehow sitting at a desk all and working at a computer for 8 hours have allowed the weight and bad snack habits to creep in.

    My entire being is in need of a overhaul, better food choices and delicious and healthy smoothies. All the way in!!!! Can’t wait to try every recipe with the chocolate one leading the pack.

  22. Renne says:

    I so need this somehow sitting at a desk all and working at a computer for 8 hours have allowed the weight and bad snack habits creep in. My entire being is in need of a overhaul, better food choices and delicious and healthy smoothies. All the way in!!!! Can’t wait to try every recipe with the chocolate one leading the pack.

  23. Rene says:

    I so need this somehow sitting at a desk all and working at a computer for 8 hours have allowed the weight and bad snack habits creep in. My entire being is in need of a overhaul, better food choices and delicious and healthy smoothies. All the way in!!!!

  24. Cara says:

    I am most excited about trying #1! I want to get in the smoothie habit, and this super simple recipe might work to get me addicted.

  25. Lynnette says:

    Banana and chocolate, I mean who could resist that awesome combo!!

  26. Elizabeth says:

    I haven’t tried the Anti-inflammatory smoothie and I’d love to try it because I have an autoimmune disorder and would think the ingredients would benefit me!! Thank you!

  27. Laura says:

    I love beginners luck and so do my grands so I make it quite often.
    But I’m excited to try the Banana Chocolate “milkshake”!
    So glad I found Simple Green Smoothies!!

  28. Cathy says:

    As much as I hate grapefruit. I am going to try the fat burning smoothie. It looks delicious as do they all.

  29. Maggie says:

    I NEED to try the chocolate banana smoothie!! This is my dream combo of sweet and satisfaction. I think my perfect day would start out with the Beginners Luck smoothie(my go to) and end with the Chocolate Banana and drift off into sweet dreams ❤️

  30. Carol says:

    Most excited to try the chocolate banana smoothie. Also want to try the iron rich smoothie bowl but honestly, doesn’t look too appetizing.

  31. Mary Wiegand says:

    I’m most excited to try #3, the anti inflammatory smoothie because I’m dealing with inflammation. However, #7, the banana chocolate smoothie is a close second!

  32. Mo Baysinger says:

    I am most excited to try the Tropical Turmeric because although I have been taking turmeric by capsule, I have yet to work it into a smoothie! I LOVE the benefits and look forward to being BRAVE enough to put it in my DAILY green smoothie! (And I LOVE coconut, pineapple, and mango already!)

  33. Stephanie Zapata says:

    Right now I’m working my way back through the Autumn 2019 7-day challenge. Once I’m though this I’d like to try the Iron-rich smoothie bowl to switch it up from smoothies to a bowl. Also, it just sounds so nourishing.

  34. Marie Lomax says:

    I am looking forward to making the iron rich smoothie bowl. I suffer from anemia and would like some of my energy back. The ingredients are things I’ve never tried before but my body is missing them so! Can’t wait!

  35. timarie says:

    #3 anti-inflammatory for sure! picking up ingrediants for this one tonight!

  36. Rose says:

    It’s a tie for me! I’m most interested in blending up the fat burning smoothie and the anti-inflammatory smoothie, because I can make both of them without having to make allergy friendly substitutions.

  37. Sheona Craig says:

    I’m going to try the Fat Burning Smoothie. I love all your recipes.

  38. Sandi O'Donnell says:

    Mmmmm I want to try the Banana Chocolate one!

  39. Sandi O'Donnell says:

    Ohhhh I wanna try the Chocolate Banana Smoothie for sure!

  40. Jen Burdess says:

    Ohhhh the anti-inflammatory and the tropical turmeric are both getting added to my list. With marathon training in full force and traveling for work these are going to be must-haves.

  41. Pam T says:

    My favorite it tropical turmeric smoothie, it is delicious. I don’t enjoy smoothies with oranges or grapefruit, so this is one of my go to recipes.

  42. Crystal says:

    Definitely trying #2 Fat Burning Smoothie! I could definitely use that right now since the cold is coming and I’m not going to be working out as much!

  43. Linda says:

    Yum…can’t wait to try!!!

  44. Colleen traut says:

    I’m going to try the anti inflammatory smoothie first because I love beets and ginger, but haven’t had them together! I’ve made most of the others, and love them.

  45. Ellen says:

    Ok, I think I’ll just have to try the banana chocolate smoothie! I’ve got some good cacao powder just calling my name. Love a yummy and healthy chocolate treat!

  46. Bethany says:

    Oh my goodness…the Banana Chocolate sounds AMAZE! Can’t wait to try this one!

  47. Rachel says:

    I’m so in love with the tropical turmeric cleanser. I’ve fallen off the green smoothie wagon but am so excited to get back on. Seeing that recipe was like seeing an old friend, LOL. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  48. Kristi says:

    Well hands down Banana Chocolate!! My kids will love it

  49. Tiffany says:

    I forgot I add why I’m exited to try the two smoothies I picked. I deal with inflammation on a daily basis so having a smoothie that will help with that will be awesome. I’m also trying to find ways to stay in a fat burning zone. Not because I need to lose weight any longer but because I don’t want to gain unnecessary weight while I work in building muscle.

  50. Tiffany says:

    It’s hard to choose which one I want to try first! I’m thinking it’s a toss up between the fat burning and anti inflammatory smoothies. At some point I’ll try them all.

  51. Kristy says:

    The tropical turmeric smoothie! I am always looking for new ways to blend up turmeric.

  52. Nancy Ball says:

    Can’t wait to try the smoothie bowl. Done simple green smoothies on and off for over 5 years and I never have tried a smoothie bowl. Just printed recipes to get back on track so I will add this one to the list

  53. Gerri says:

    Looking forward to trying banana chocolate smoothie because i have been craving something sweet!!

  54. Gerri says:

    Looks yummy!

  55. Laurie says:

    I drink a green smoothie every morning and am excited to try #3 anti inflammatory drink. I’ve been looking for a good healthy recipe that includes beets. Thank you.

  56. Sophie says:

    Although I’ve been drinking green smoothies with you guys for years, I have yet to try a smoothie bowl and the extra iron sounds like a great recipe to try!

  57. Janet Schofield says:

    I would most like to try the tropical turmeric cleansing smoothie. I drink the turmeric tonic from the summer cleanse most mornings but have never tried turmeric in a smoothie before. Love having different smoothies everyday! Thank you!

  58. Deb says:

    I can’t wait to try the fat-burning smoothie (for obvious reasons) and the anti-inflammatory smoothie for my husband who has issues with inflammation. Hopefully these will help kick-start our way to a healthier holiday season and foundation for a healthy New Year!!

  59. Darlene says:

    I will definitely be trying #5 Tropical Turmeric Cleanser! Turmeric has been a focus for health because of arthritis pain in my lower back. This smoothie is filled with lots of goodness for inflammation. Kale, pineapple, and the star…turmeric, activated by black pepper! Just the right amount of sweetness, and vitamin C too! Love trying new smoothies! Thanks Rawkstars!

  60. Carlita Favero says:

    I’m most excited about the inflammation buster because I’ve got eczema and I’d rather treat from the inside out!

  61. Lori Floyd says:

    I can’t wait to try the banana chocolate smoothie. I always order a banocolate milkshake whenever I get a milkshake so this would be a much healthier treat!

  62. Sarah says:

    I love love LOVE the BL green smoothie. I have to admit, though, that chocolate peanut butter one looks amazingly decadent and I can’t wait to make it!

  63. Krista says:

    I’m really excited to try the Iron-Rich smoothie bowl! Not only does it look delicious, but I could use the iron.

  64. Norma Treco says:

    Can’t wait to try #6 The Iron Rich Smoothie!
    My husband and I did the Summer Reset and fell in love with plant based smoothies!

  65. Donnie says:

    I’m the beginner and I need the luck!! Which the BL smoothie sounds like the perfect one for me and the hubby. (Shhhhhhh!! Don’t tell him what’s in it)

  66. Shannon Castoe says:

    Banana chocolate smoothie because it looks delicious

  67. Anne-Marie says:

    The Chocolate Banana Protein Shake looks amazing! I LOVE peanut butter and chocolate so this is definitely a must try. I am new to Simple Green and saw this shake on Instagram the other day and knew I had to try it!

  68. LaTina Johnson says:

    I am ready to honestly try all of them but if I have to choose I will try the Banana Chocolate Smoothie first!!!

  69. Roxana Hazrati says:

    All of these smoothies look AMAZING (and the beginner’s luck is one of my faves!) but I’m most excited to try the strawberry banana. It was my favorite flavor combo when I was growing up, but I’m sure that now this version will be my go-to healthy treat. YUM!

  70. Lalannie Knoll says:

    I need to try the iron-rich smoothie bowl AND the banana chocolate smoothie.
    I’m anemic and need to add more iron to my diet and this smoothie bowl is right up my alley.
    I’ve just started using protein and was looking for a delicious recipe to incorporate it. And just like that my problem has been resolved.
    Thank you.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      I cannot wait for you to try this smoothie! I am anemic as well and this smoothie is one of my favorites!!!

  71. Winsor says:

    I am excited to try #7 Banana Chocolate Smoothie because I’m curious about the mushroom protein powder.

  72. Anna Jennings says:

    I am most excited to try the tropical turmeric! Sounds delicious and pineapple and mango are my favorite fruits!

  73. Lauren says:

    I have a chronic illness that makes inflammation a common thing in my life. I’m looking forward to trying the anti-inflammatory smoothie (and maybe the turmeric one too!) to give my body an extra boost at keeping my illness at bay.

    Another thought – do you have to worry about the avocado in smoothies browning if you make it the day before?

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Cannot wait for you to try this smoothie! Your smoothie might brown a little from the avocado but if you put a couple drops of lemon juice in it, it will help preserve the color.

      Hope that helps!

  74. Anna Jennings says:

    I am most excited to try the tropical turmeric! Sounds delicious and very beneficial for my body!

  75. Tanice says:

    I want to try Tropical Turmeric Cleanser smoothie because of the liver cleanse. I’m also hoping it helps to reduce swelling in my knee. Thank you for the info!!

  76. Kelley says:

    While the chocolate banana smoothie looks amazing, this is something I already make – excited to try the anti-inflammatory smoothie. I have lots of travel coming up this next month and I always feel worn down and bloated afterwards!

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      I know this will help with the bloating! Let us know how it works for you when you are done!

  77. M.Howerton says:

    Looking forward to trying the anti-inflammatory smoothie. Hoping it will help my knees!

  78. Michelle Hammond says:

    Tropical tumeric looks super awesome!!! I want to try this ASAP!

  79. Kelli Wallace says:

    I think I’m most excited about the tropical turmeric! I’ve heard such wonderful things about turmeric helping to fight inflammation. They all look delicious!

  80. Kelli says:

    Ooh I think the anti-inflammatory smoothie sounds delicious! Plus we all could help reduce inflammation a bit, so sign me up!

  81. Deborah says:

    I love them all. So intriguing. I want to try the fat burning smoothie. Sounds delicious.

  82. Frances says:

    I like the idea of ”Beginner’s Luck” because it’s fast and simple plus it doesn’t require remembering a lot of ingredients. I also tried the banana chocolate one (with a few adjustments) and it was very energizing! I was really surprised at the energy I felt immediately after drinking it. All the recipes look spectacular! Thank you❗

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Thank you so much for that wonderful feedback Frances. I am so glad that you enjoyed our Beginner’s Luck!!

  83. Kim says:

    These are some of my favs! YEAH!!! LOVE the tops too and I NEED some!!

  84. Julie Craig says:

    Thanks for this great list! I am always looking for natural anti-inflammatory’s, so will definitely be trying that one first.

  85. Olivia says:

    I never knew there were so many different types of green smoothies! Thanks for the recipes. I’m planning on trying them this week 🙂

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