Get your morning started with this smoothie!
Need a quick breakfast that provides a ton of nutrients, energy, protein, and actually tastes good? Healthy smoothies are for you! This smoothie recipe is one of our favorites, and is sure to get you going first thing in the morning. It satisfies your need for a pick-me-up and provides plenty of nutrition. You will feel full for hours after eating this smoothie, but it has a reasonable amount of calories and no saturated fat.
Smoothies are a great option for people focused on eating healthier. Whether you are trying to lose weight or you simply want to include more healthy foods in your diet, a smoothie allows you to accomplish your goals. Best of all, smoothies are a great way to incorporate foods into your diet that you would not usually eat. Are there vegetables you can’t stand? Some veggies are bitter, and try as they might, kids and adults just can’t choke them down. Unfortunately, this means missing out on nutrients and vitamins. Mixing these less tasty veggies into a smoothie masks the unpleasant taste and allows you to get a complete dose of nutrition with every serving.
Looking for other delicious smoothie recipes? We have a ton. Give our Piña Colada Smoothie a shot or try this Superfoods Smoothie for an extra boost of nutrition.
Wake Me Up, Keep Me Going Smoothie
- 1 banana frozen - peel and slice before freezing
- 1/2 cup grapes of any color, frozen
- 1/2 avocado peeled and seeded
- 1 cup spinach loosely packed
- 1 cup kale remove stems and discard, loosely packed
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 1/2 cups green tea chilled, unsweetened (home brewed is best)
- ice if needed
- Add all ingredients to the blender, except ice, blend until smooth. Add ice for a thicker smoothie.
- Recommend organic or homegrown spinach and kale.
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If you do not have chia seeds, what could you use? Also, I have never had a lot of success making smoothies that have green leafy vegetables, is it because I am running it through a food processor? Would I need a vitamix instead or could you suggest something?
Teresa, Flax seeds will work fine. I always use a blender because I want to get 100% of the nutrients. I've never used a food processor.
this is late, but I have noticed that when I make green smoothies I have to keep the greens at the bottom and all the heavy stuff on top. I use a $24 black and decker blender and it works great. No need to spend all your money on a vitamix!
I've found if you blend the greens with a liquid first then add everything else it works better
Can you use strawberries instead of grapes?
I don't like tea, what else can I use?
What would you use instead of banana? Allergic. Also allergic to pineapple.
Marlianne, Yummy with fresh or frozen peaches.
the best blender to use for any smoothie is a nutribullet- you pulverize the fruits and veggies keeping the healthy skins in the drink. of course buy organic ! instead of grapes you can use peeled kiwi
when I add this into my recipe builder it equals 10 points plus.How did you come up with 3?
Chrystal, Is that divided in half? The recipe makes two servings.
Do I need to use kale?
Dayna McCormick, You don't have to use kale. Baby spinach or regular work as fine replacements.
What if I froze all the ingredients to make it easier to have ready everyday? Does the taste change?
As long as you are using a freezer-safe container or bag to prevent freezer burn, there shouldn’t be any difference in flavor.
Can the smoothie be made the night before and kept until the next morning? Can the second serving be saved for the next morning?
I’ve been told a lot of people do just that and then reblend the next morning.
I haven’t tried it yet. Let us know how it turns out. 🙂
What can be substituted to replace the avocado?
Marlene, 1/2 cup Greek yogurt would be a good replacement.
Can you have more than one smoothie each day?
Kirk, A healthy smoothie, why not? 🙂