Better than a Shake – Green Smoothie

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A fruity explosion that sneaks in a heaping dose of veggies!

If you’re a green smoothie holdout, this will be the one to win you over. This green smoothie recipe is ultra creamy, thick and rich with flavor. The fruit overpowers the kale taste, the avocado gives it the creamy texture and the ginger root makes for a surprising twist. And, by making your own smoothie, you know exactly what ingredients are used, and it’s all good! We call this Better than a Shake – Green Smoothie because it truly is. You be the judge.

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Better than a Shake - Green Smoothie

This creamy green smoothie is the ultimate in healthy foods and it has an amazing ginger twist you will love.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 2 people
Serving Size 1.5 cups
Course Drinks
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 1 banana frozen, pre-sliced
  • 12 red grapes
  • 2 kale leaves large, stem removed
  • 1/2 avocado peeled
  • 1/2 knuckle ginger root
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups water chilled, depending on thickness preferred
  • 6 ice cubes


  • Add all ingredients to a blender and pulse until smooth and creamy.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 22mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4
Keywords Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Plant-Based, Quick and Easy

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    1. Hi Janelle, you can replace the kale with spinach and add another small banana for the avocado. Please keep in mind these substitutions will change the nutritional information.

  1. Bummer! Was hoping to make them for breakfast replacement, have a long commute and can’t make them in the morning. Thanks for responding!

  2. I make all sorts of smoothies one day and have enough to put into two large traveling cups with lids. I drink one right away for breakfast and drink the other the next morning for breakfast or as a mid-morning snack. The 2nd day smoothie thickens a little bit so I add filtered water or a little almond milk. It works beautifully for me, a Type 2 diabetic!

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