Green Smoothie

by Lu
green smoothie

My first time in California over Memorial Day weekend. I hardly slept a wink.

orange county
Palos Verdes Cliffs

palm trees
Obligatory shot of palm trees

terranea resort
Lunch on the patio at Nelson’s – Terranea Resort

crabcake sliders
Crabcake sliders – delicious

fish tacos
Mahi Mahi Tacos

wayfarers chapel
Wayfarers Chapel

beverly hills farmers market petting zoo
The cutest baby goat at the Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market petting zoo

beverly hills
Sunflowers for my hosts and beach picnic snacks from the farmers’ market

Eating out in LA was amazing, and it was followed by a weekend of the yummiest wedding food back on the East Coast, but now I’m ready to drink smoothies for the foreseeable future. Here’s my go-to green smoothie that tastes like a milkshake 😛

Green Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: Serves 2

Green Smoothie


A big fistful of baby spinach or baby kale (roughly 1 cup packed)
1 ripe banana, cold (from the fridge)
1/4 avocado, cold (from the fridge)
2 cups original or vanilla soymilk
Optional: fresh mint leaves (summer favorite!) or a dash cinnamon (fall favorite!)
2-3 ice cubes, if you forgot to refrigerate your banana and avocado


  1. Refrigerate the banana and avocado overnight. For a truly ice cold smoothie, peel the banana and freeze it in chunks.
  2. Place the baby spinach or kale in the blender first, then add everything else on top.
  3. Blend everything on high for a minute until smooth and frothy.
  4. Drink immediately.

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Donna | January 23, 2018 - 12:06 am

Hi, Lu
Thanks for the nice smoothie recipe. I really enjoy it. I’m a big fan of bananas and kale in my smoothie. Thanks for putting them together.

Lu January 23, 2018 - 1:21 am

Hi Donna! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice message 🙂 Glad you enjoy it!

Kate October 19, 2017 - 1:28 pm

What is the nutritional break down of this? Thanks!

Lu April 14, 2018 - 3:12 am

Hi Kate, I’m not sure! But you could probably figure it out by googling the individual ingredients!

Anna | January 20, 2017 - 1:12 pm

Great pictures. Love all the GF, Paleo recipes on the site.

Lu January 20, 2017 - 1:23 pm

Thank you Anna!


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