Easy Everyday Green Smoothie! 

This is a version of the basic smoothie I enjoy most mornings–let’s call it the Everyday Green Smoothie. It’s not that I have this every single day, it’s that it’s a reliable, always there for you, solid breakfast choice. In other words, a pretty basic smoothie. It’s a power packed breakfast, with a combination of fruits, veggies, plant protein, omega-3s and healthy fats. Basically, my go-to when I need something that covers all of my nutritional needs, tastes great, and comes together in under 10 minutes.

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You may have seen it in a few of my What I Eat in a Day videos on YouTube, usually enjoyed with a straw. If you prefer, you can also enjoy this as a smoothie bowl, though my favourite way to enjoy lately is to top with some Matcha Raw-nola, or an extra drizzle of nut butter. I make this when I’m in a rush, so I rarely smoothie bowl it, but thickness is always to preference and that’s the beauty of a smoothie!

The Everyday Green Smoothie is vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free and can be made nut free

What’s in this Everyday Green Smoothie?

  • Banana
  • Zucchini
  • Spinach
  • Plant protein
  • Plant milk
  • Hemp seeds
  • Ground flax seeds
  • Almond butter
  • Vanilla
  • Cinnamon

Optional add-ins

  • Medjool dates
  • Frozen berries
  • Fresh or frozen mango
  • Matcha powder

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When making a smoothie, I like to opt for as many frozen ingredients as possible. It not only makes the smoothie cost effective, but also contributes to the overall texture–no need to add ice (which eventually waters down a smoothie, and makes it less creamy). Don’t fear frozen! Produce is frozen at peak ripeness, and has been said to retain its nutrients better than produce sitting on a shelf. 

Typically, I’ll make this smoothie sans optional add-ins, because I’m accustomed to a smoothie with mild sweetness. I prefer to sweeten with fruit, and using a vanilla protein powder adds a really nice touch of flavour. If you prefer, however, you can sweeten naturally with a medjool date or two, frozen berries and/or mango.

It’s always a good idea to use what you have on hand, and you can definitely be flexible with ingredients. For example. in place of spinach, you could use chard, or kale if you prefer. In place of zucchini, you can use squash, or cauliflower (though personally I prefer squash/zucchini much more than cauliflower for texture). Do you!

For best texture results, I highly recommend using a high power blender (I use a Vitamix A2500) if you intend to make a bowl. You should also use the tamper to help break down the smoothie without needing to add additional liquid. Less is always more when it comes to making a smoothie bowl. Check out this blogpost for more tips on making thick, instagrammable smoothie bowls.

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Everyday Green Smoothie (vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free)

  • Author: Remy
  • Prep Time: 5 mintues
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: smoothies, breakfast
  • Method: blending
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

An easy, nutritious and delicious Everyday Green Smoothie. Vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free and ready in 10 minutes or less.


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Ingredients

  • 1 large banana, ripe and frozen (I recommend chopping into pieces before freezing to help your blender out)
  • 1/2 cup zucchini, sliced and frozen
  • 1/2 cup frozen spinach, or 1 loose cup raw spinach
  • 1 serving vanilla plant protein (I like this protein)
  • 2 tbsp hemp seed hearts
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 tbsp creamy almond butter (or other seed/nut butter)
  • 1/21 cup non-dairy milk of choice, more as needed*

Instructions

  1. In a high power blender add all ingredients and blend until smooth. Use a tamper to help ingredients blend, and adding additional non-dairy milk as needed, or until desired texture is achieved.

Notes

*start with less, and add more liquid only as needed if you’d like to keep your smoothie thick in texture.

Keywords: smoothie, breakfast, high protein, gluten free, refined sugar free, wfpb, raw vegan

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