Two Green Smoothie Recipes using Kale and Spinach

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Two Green Smoothie Recipes with Kale & Spinach by Spinach Tiger

I am loving my Vitamix to make green smoothies.  I am back to my healthy self again, which means all out exercise. It took me about three weeks to rebuild my stamina from pneumonia, the flu and a sinus infection, which took the better part of three months of my life, where my exercise was spotty to non-existent.

It was a troubling time for me, as I have never gone hardly more than a week without exercise my whole adult life. I’m one of those rare birds who loves to work out, because I need to work out. I really feel it when I’m not in my routine.  I’ve been working out with a group called B. Fab Fitness for the past eight years and if you live in Nashville, it’s worth checking out.

Take a look at the video to see how kids get excited about the green smoothie recipes.

The Vitamix came just in time for me to make this 30-minute  health soup while I was recuperating, and now it’s the staple to give me super nutrition while I’m doing classes several times a week. These workouts are intense and my body needs all the help it can get from the power foods.

These green smoothie recipes have the right color, texture and amount of sweetness as to not taste grassy or have that dull green color, which I think is unappetizing.

These are a few ideas for green smoothie recipes, but you can always mix them up. I generally use a handful of kale and a handful of spinach, an apple and a citrus.

If I want it a little tart, I’ll use lemon. If I want it sweeter, I’ll use a little orange.  For sweetness, I’ll use honeydew pineapple, or mango. These work best frozen in advance.

There are times I might throw in celery and a carrot. The possibilities are endless. To bulk up the smoothie with more nutrition, I’ll  add this unflavored Vitamix protein powder, which remains tasteless in the drink (not like the protein powders that are flavored vanilla, etc.). Other healthy additions are raw oats, ground flax seeds or nuts.

Since this post I discovered that you can freeze spinach and kale.  I wrote about how to freeze kale and spinach here.Two Green Smoothier Recipes by Angela Roberts

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5 from 2 votes

Green Smoothie with Kale, Apple, Lemon, Honey Dew

Two Recipes for Green Smoothies with Kale & Spinach
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Heathy
Servings: 2
Author: Angela Roberts


  • Ingredients for Smoothie Number 1
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup honey dew melon
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds optional
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Ingredients for Smoothie Number 2

  • 1 cup kale
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 frozen pear slice before freezing
  • 1 cup chopped mango
  • 1/2 orange no seeds
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds optional
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup ice


  • Mix with together in Vitamix until smooth. You have options to add in flax seeds, the Vitamix protein powder (which is tasteless), avocado, banana, raw oats, nuts, etc.

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  5. Thanks for the recipes! I recently decided to start replacing one meal a day with a green smoothie. I’ve tried several recipes but I would like a simple, go-to recipe and build upon it, this recipe sounds like a great start.

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  9. 5 stars
    Very sorry you were sick, but grateful for this recipe! I’ve been reading the book ‘Eat To Live” by Fuhrman, and he highly recommends we get lots more greens for health and for weight management. I juice veggies with my Jack Lalanne, and have only been using my Vitamix for fruit smoothies; your recipe looks like a perfect blend and I’d get more fiber in than simply juicing, too. Can’t wait to try it… have to get some mango… to be done!!

    Fyi, my normal fresh juicing (I do at least 5x weekly) was suggested by an alternative health practitioner… romaine, carrots, apple, celery, tomatoes and beets, to which I love to add pineapple for taste. It’s like a blood transfusion for me:)

    LOVE your amazing blog!

  10. I’m so glad you posted this! I finally bought my first big bag of kale and was trying to think of ways to use it up. I haven’t ventured into green smoothies yet, but I loved the juices I’ve tried with kale in them, so I can’t wait to try these out!

  11. 5 stars
    I’ve been away and had no idea you were sick! Sorry to hear Angela and I am glad you are getting back into it. I’ve yet to venture into the “veggie green smoothie” territory but I like that you mixed it with apple and citrus. Great suggestions all round!

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