4 ingredient green smoothie

There are approximately five million smoothie recipes in existence and probably a good third of them are green smoothies. Maybe that's the problem. When you're overwhelmed by too many options and too many ingredients, it's hard to want to try at all. So THIS green smoothie recipe is literally the most simple, essence of a green smoothie there is. It's green. There are 3-4 ingredients (depending on a choice you make later) and everyone will like it because NO it doesn't 'taste green'. What else is there? 

In this smoothie recipe I went with spinach as the green because it's easy to cover the flavor. It's not bitter like a cruciferous green (kale). I picked bananas to make the smoothie creamy and pineapple to cut through a rich banana flavor. As for ingredient four if you choose it? You can go for water (not counting it as an ingredient) or a skim milk (what I do for extra protein) or a milk alternative. You're going to get lots of fiber to keep you full in this smoothie but also important antioxidants. Watch the video for a full explanation! 

/// Ingredients ///

  • 1 ripe banana (look for brown spots on the peel)
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • milk, water, milk alternative to your texture preference

/// Directions ///

Add everything to the blender, spinach on the top layer, and blend until smooth and creamy. 

Dietitian Nutritionist. My husband Chris and I create food and beverage photos, videos, stopmotions and recipes. And they're really cool.