Here’s the green smoothie recipe I almost always use!

Here’s my everyday green smoothie “template” recipe.   It allows you to use virtually any green, and any fruit, maximizing the greens.   Enjoy!

Robyn’s Green Smoothie Template Recipe

Makes 8 cups of 100% raw smoothie.

Put 2 1/2 cups filtered water in the BlendTec Total Blender.

Optionally, add:

  • ½ tsp. stevia (herbal sweetener) or ¼ cup raw, organic agave nectar (low glycemic index)
  • ¼ whole lemon, including peel (anti-skin cancer, high in flavanoids)
  • 2-3 Tbsp. fresh, refrigerated flax oil (omega-3 rich oil)

Gradually add greens until, briefly pureed, the mixture comes up the 5-cup line (or less if you are “converting”):

  • ¾ to 1 lb. raw, washed greens, added up to 5 ½ cup linespinach, chard, kale, collards

Puree greens mixture for 90 seconds until very smooth.

Gradually add fruit until the container is very full, blend 90 seconds or until smooth:

  • 1-2 bananas
  • 1-2 cups frozen mixed berries
  • any other fruit to taste: pears, peaches, apples, oranges, apricots, cantaloupe, mango, pineapple

Make a full blender and you’ll have some to drink, and some to share. I know from my research that 84 percent of my readers who have adopted a green-smoothie habit are teaching others about it!

That’s your goal for today!
To Your Health,
–Robyn Openshaw


p.s. Tips: For beginners and those trying to convert children, consider using LESS greens and MORE fruit (especially berries and bananas) in the beginning, gradually working up to a 50/50 ratio as described here. With kids, consider using only spinach the first few days, then sneak in chard, collards, and kale, the other mild but excellent greens gradually. Add other savory or bitter greens only when your family are “experts” in green smoothies! Add a bit more water if you feel the smoothie is too thick.

I also have a collection on the site of 230 green smoothie recipes, most of which were contributed as “favorites” by readers! Check it out.

11 thoughts on “Here’s the green smoothie recipe I almost always use!

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  1. Hi I’m new to nutribullet. I’m confused by the amount of sodium in the smoothies. I was told to check labels and never have more than 3g but some of these recipes have 70+ grams. Am I looking into it too much?

  2. This green smoothie recipe looks great, but I notice there is no protein in it. So I guess for a complete meal you would have a protein on the side?

  3. Obviously a novice – mine turned out warm. I made half a batch in a VitaMix using tap water w/ frozen raspberries and frozen pineapple. I didn’t see any ice cubes listed in the recipe. Any tips?

  4. Hi There, would love it if you could add a picture to this page of a green smoothie. Then I could “pin it” to my Pinterest boards, and more easily “spread the word” about green smoothies. Thanks! (P.S. I could even contribute a photo if that helps.)

  5. Wow! Yeah, I guess I did over do it then on the greens. Robyn I had posted about my failed first green smoothie that I made today on another thread here. It was very very thick and yuck green nasty flavor lol, but anyway this is nice to have a recipe right from you while waiting on my book! I knew you all wasnt just sayin they was good for nothing. Thanks


  6. Just made my first green smoothie using this recipe. Only I tried to halve it because my blender only goes up to 5 cups. . . Forgot to halve the lemon so it is quite lemony but tastier than I had imagined. Thank you for posting the occasional recipe so newbies can try some things out before putting $ down.

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