This simple Citrus Vegan Smoothie is jam-packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other nutrients to help boost your energy levels in minutes. You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy the health benefits of this tasty smoothie.
Green smoothies and plant-based eating are becoming more and more popular (hello Beyonce!). People are looking to add more plants to their diet because the results don’t lie. And well, that’s our goal here at SGS. We want to inspire everyone to eat more plants and blend green smoothies with us.
What’s in this vegan smoothie
This citrus vegan smoothie contains some of my favorite fruits: pineapple, oranges, banana, and mango. What makes it green is the fresh spinach (that you won’t even be able to taste, but your body will thank you!).
What you won’t find in here is anything using animals— cow’s milk, yogurt, honey, etc. Some of this foods can cause digestive and skin issues, so we stay away from it all when making smoothies. And you know what? They taste even better and I feel even better!
You can blend this smoothie any time of year because the ingredients are available year-round fresh and frozen. If you’re on a budget, I recommend sticking with frozen fruit (and look to Costco to save the most).
Add Plants, Crave More, Live Better
When I was 28 years old with two babies…. I realized hadn’t been giving my body the right kind of fuel. Instead of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, I was living off of coffee, Lucky Charms, and mac n’ cheese. I called myself the world’s unhealthiest vegetarian and I felt like crap.
Well, that all changed after that first taste of a green smoothie.
Thanks to childhood pickiness, portrayal in the media, and the color green, a lot of people think they don’t like veggies, especially leafy greens. By leaving those out of the diet, the body misses out on so many nutrients that it can’t get from other places. Vitamins and supplements still aren’t as good as eating your fruits and veggies.
How This Vegan Smoothie Can Change Your Life
Eating and living healthy starts with the desire to do so. It can be a scary thing to do. And I’m not suggesting everyone needs to adopt a vegan diet and lifestyle. I live by a “you do you” mantra. But it almost goes without saying that most people could benefit from eating more plants.
During the day the majority of us are accustomed to three meals and a few snacks. Swap one of those with a green smoothie and see what happens. If you’re like me, you’ll find your energy start to soar. Your tastebuds will change. You’ll start craving more plants. And who knows? Maybe it will inspire you to make other healthy changes like going for a daily walk, practicing good sleep hygiene (we even have a vegan smoothie that helps promote good sleep!)
Healthy starts with a green smoothie
My point is you don’t have to go crazy. Start with one thing: a vegan smoothie, and see where it takes you. Green smoothies have taken me on a journey to other nations, they’ve fueled my body to run marathons, they’ve given me energy to be a girl boss, a wife, a mother, and all of the other roles I fulfill.
The more plants you add to your diet, the more you’ll start to crave them. That’s exactly what happened to me when I first started drinking green smoothies. (I didn’t dive fully into vegan smoothies in the beginning, yet I quickly realized the results get even better when you do!)
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This delicious citrus vegan smoothie is bright, citrusy and refreshing when you’ve been sweating and hot on a hot summer day. It’s also called Citrus Breeze in my best-selling book, Simple Green Smoothies.
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 orange
- 1/4 cup mango
- 1/4 cup pineapple
- 1/2 banana
- Blend the spinach, water, and oranges together until smooth.
- Add remaining ingredients and blend again.
For more vegan recipes, check out Top 7 Green Smoothies of all time.
Use at least one frozen fruit to make the smoothie cold or serve over ice.
Keywords: spinach smoothie, citrus smoothie
By: Jen Hansard | Updated: 5.26.2020 | COMMENTS: 290