Secrets For Creating The Best Green Smoothie!

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I find green smoothies are a super quick and easy way to get large amounts of fruits and leafy greens into my family’s diet. My toddler loves his morning smoothies and I love that they are tasty and filled with good-for-you ingredients!

Here are my secrets for creating the best green smoothies for your family. Children LOVE these and they are super easy to make.

The best green smoothie ratio:

  • 2 cups leafy greens: spinach, kale, swiss chard, romaine, etc.
  • 2 cups liquid base: water, almond milk, coconut milk ( we always use almond milk)
  • 3 cups of ripe fruit: bananas, peach, apple, pineapple, avocado, berries, grapes.
  • (Tip: use at least one frozen fruit to chill the smoothie, I keep frozen bananas in my freezer and use one a day for our morning smoothie. Bananas also add creaminess to the smoothie – peel them before storing)


Add the liquid base to the blender, then the fruits and top it with the greens. Blend well and serve!

You can also boost your green smoothie with a super-food. We love using chia seeds, hemp seeds or even almond butter!

What I love the most about green smoothies is that the sweetness of the fruit blends makes them taste delicious, you don’t really taste the greens.

Are you a green smoothie fan? What’s your favorite recipe?


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Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!
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14 responses to “Secrets For Creating The Best Green Smoothie!”

  1. SammyS. — July 25, 2014 @ 8:08 am (#)

    Yummy, we love green smoothies. Make one a day!

  2. Stephanie Ramalho — July 25, 2014 @ 2:48 pm (#)

    That looks so good! It’s easy too.

  3. Anne Taylor — July 25, 2014 @ 4:07 pm (#)

    I want to be a green smoothie person, I really do!! lol Your recipe sounds pretty easy and flexible, so I think I’ll give it a try!


  4. Jeannie — July 26, 2014 @ 12:50 am (#)

    I love Kale smoothies. I always use frozen fruit because it gives it a thicker texture which I like in smoothies.

  5. Melinda L. — July 27, 2014 @ 1:18 pm (#)

    I’ve had the courage to try green smoothies…I hope to sometime

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  7. Stephanie LaPlante — August 1, 2014 @ 8:11 am (#)

    I find healthy smoothies like that delicious. My stubborn dad however hates them.

  8. Treen Goodwin — September 8, 2014 @ 5:01 am (#)

    awesome tips thanks so much for sharing … smoothies are a big
    thing in our home , we will be trying this one for sure 🙂

  9. Anna W — October 13, 2014 @ 5:43 pm (#)

    I love making green smoothies. I like adding Salba seeds to mine.

  10. Elva Roberts — October 14, 2014 @ 4:02 pm (#)

    I love smoothies but have never made or drank a green one. I am glad you put in the proportions to use as I am interested in trying them out. Thank you for your suggestions.

  11. kathy+downey — November 18, 2014 @ 3:47 am (#)

    Thanks for the tips,great post

  12. kathy downey — February 13, 2015 @ 7:50 am (#)

    Thank you for your suggestions,got me some greens going to give this a go on the weekend

  13. katie m — March 3, 2015 @ 9:12 am (#)

    I’ve never tried a green smoothie. In my smoothies I put orange juice, greek yogurt, and strawberries.

  14. Elva Roberts — May 1, 2015 @ 3:33 pm (#)

    I have tried a smoothie using the ratio above and have been pleasantly surprised at how good it tasted. I plan on drinking more of them-a wonderful way of getting my veggies.

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