This vegan green goddess smoothie is the perfect way to start your day. It's a naturally sweet smoothie that pairs green apples and bananas with baby spinach for a powerful dose of vitamins A, C, and K, calcium, and fibre.
This delicious green goddess smoothie is creamy, vegan, and gluten-free. It's very simple to make with just five ingredients, but it's the kind of breakfast that makes you feel awesome.
This is a smoothie that's naturally sweet from the apple and banana, so you don't need to add any sweeteners to it.
I like to use smoothies to get some protein in as well, so you can add a scoop of vegan protein powder in it as well. That's totally optional, and the smoothie still tastes great without it.
I added some vegan vanilla protein powder from Purition, who kindly sent me some samples to review.
What are the benefits of green goddess smoothie?
Green smoothies have become quite popular for a good reason — they're packed full of nutrients and are a great way to get in your five a day without too much effort.
Smoothies are also a better choice than juices because they retain all the fiber from fruits and vegetables.
Green smoothies can easily be made vegan, and because they usually incorporate leafy greens, they're lower in sugar in fat than other smoothies that only include various types of fruit.
You can also easily incorporate supplements such as protein powder, spirulina, or powdered vitamins in green smoothies.
What do you need to make this green goddess smoothie?
There are many ways to make a green goddess smoothie, but as usual, I like to keep things simple.
This is why you only need five ingredients to make this smoothie:
- Green apple — I use Granny Smith apples in smoothies, but you can use any type of green apple. Peel the apple and core it before adding it to the smoothie.
- Banana — frozen bananas work best in this smoothie because they give it a better texture, but you can use fresh bananas too. The smoothie won't be as "frosty," but still delicious.
- Baby spinach — you'll need two handfuls of baby spinach (approximately 50 grams / 2 cups)
- Almond milk — any plant-based milk would do, but I prefer almond milk for this smoothie. Because the banana and apple are already quite sweet, use unsweetened almond milk if possible.
- Protein powder (optional) — I like to add a scoop of vegan protein powder to this smoothie, but it's entirely up to you. Without the protein power, the smoothie might be not as thick, but you can add another banana half or reduce the amount of almond milk to make up for it.
- Toasted almond flakes to serve (optional) — these are mostly for decor, but highly recommended because they give the smoothie just a bit of a crunch. I like to fish them out with the straw as I'm drinking the smoothie and they're a bit of an unexpected treat.
What else can you add to the smoothie?
You can add some extras to this smoothie to make it your own. Ideas include:
- Celery sticks
- Chia seeds
- Lime juice
- Mango chunks
If you liked this green goddess smoothie recipe, have a look at some of my other vegan smoothies:
- 1 medium frozen banana
- 1 large green apple
- 50 g (2 cups) baby spinach
- 25 g (¼ cup) protein powder (optional)
- 200 ml (1 cup) unsweetened almond milk
- Toasted almond flakes, for serving
Add all the ingredients except for the toasted almond flakes to a high-power blender and blitz until smooth.
Top the smoothie with almond flakes if using and enjoy.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 353Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 90mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 11gSugar: 38gProtein: 24g
Nutritional information is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator.