This Green Goddess Smoothie is a healthy snack that's packed full of green fruits and veggies. In less than 15 minutes, you'll have a nutrient-packed green drink that's reminiscent of your favorite store-bought Bolthouse powerhouse. This is one simple green smoothie you're going to go crazy for!
Green smoothies. You either love 'em or you hate 'em.
For some, the thought of drinking something green just reminds them of Nickelodeon slime (am I aging myself here??) and oozy sorts of things. No way could anything like that taste sweet and delicious, right??
Wrong! I'm always sure to go fruit-heavy on my green drinks to mask any of the veggies and leafy greens that give it such a bright and vibrant green hue.
Reasons why you'll love this Green Smoothie
Beyond the fact that it's jam-packed with so many nutrients, it's insanely customizable. Think of all the other greens you could put in this smoothie, depending on what you have on hand:
- green grapes
- lime juice - a splash of this will really amp up the flavor
- kale - just be sure to remove the bitter stems
Plus if there's something you don't have on hand, smoothies are super forgiving in that way. Mix it up and make it your own. See the ingredients and substitutions section below for more ideas!
Another reason to love a green smoothie like this one is that it truly takes no time at all to roughly chop your produce and throw it in the blender. I can generally get a green juice like this one made from start to finish in under 10 minutes! That's a must for us busy gals, am I right?
You can also check out my super creamy green Smoothie - it's another favorite!
Ingredients and Substitutions
This green goddess smoothie truly is one of the greenest drinks you'll ever make, but without the "green" flavor. And it gets that way by adding as many green ingredients as possible.
Let's talk about the ingredients and ways you can customize this smoothie to your liking.
Celery - If you've been on the celery juice train, you are probably well-aware that celery has a distinct flavor. You either love it or you hate it. Celery is SO good for you - it's full of antioxidants that fight cancer cells. It aids in digestion and inflammation. Overall, it's just rich in vitamins and minerals. But if you just can't handle the flavor, feel free to omit it.
Cucumbers - Cucumbers are great for both hydration and digestion, and I love sneaking small bits of veggies into my green smoothies because they're so easy to mask the flavor with the fruit. Again, if vegetables in smoothies are not your thing, this is another one you could omit and just replace with a little more of the green fruits.
Avocados - adding this healthy fat is a great way to make a super creamy smoothie without adding a ton of flavor.
Now if you're really wanting to jazz this green juice up and make it taste just like Bolthouse Farms Green Goodness drink, try adding these:
- pineapple juice
- half a banana
- spirulina or wheatgrass
Just be sure to keep the majority of your ingredients green to really keep that bright color!
Step by Step Instructions for Green Goddess Smoothie
Full ingredient amounts and in-depth details are at the bottom of the post in a printable recipe card.
This is one of those recipes that doesn't take much instruction. Let me show you just how easy it is to make!
- In a high-speed blender, place all ingredients in the order they are listed.
- Blend on high speed for about 45-60 seconds until completely combined and enjoy in a tall glass.
Literally, that is it. Done in less than 5 or 10 minutes!
The first time you make this green drink, you may need to give it a little taste and adjust as needed. If it's not sweet enough add more fruit or a splash of pineapple or apple juice.
Cindy's Insider Pro Tips
Don't be afraid to change it up
When it comes to smoothies, you really can't mess it up. The name of the game is getting as many fruits, veggies, nuts, grains, and seeds into one drink as you can.
Maybe you only have a few of these ingredients on hand - run with it! Maybe you want to add oats or seeds. Do that! Make it work for you and what you have and like.
Drink it right away
Some smoothies totally work as make-ahead smoothies, but the water content from the celery and cucumber in this green goddess smoothie make it separate pretty quickly. You'll want to drink this one right away and while still cold for the best texture.
Green Goddess Smoothie FAQ's
A green goddess drink is packed full of all the greens you can possibly find, tastes delicious, and makes you feel absolutely lovely and healthy.
A good mixture of leafy greens, veggies, and fruits will be your best bet. Green apples, green grapes, and kiwis will mask your spinach, celery, avocado, and cucumbers.
Yes you can add protein powder, tofu, hemp seed, flax, oats, etc to boost the protein value of your green goddess smoothie.
You can use any type of blender but may need to blend for longer or add more liquid to get your desired consistency.
If we're getting technical, because a smoothie is usually made with yogurt, this would be considered a juice. A juice generally is made with the help of a juicer though, eliminating all the pulp (ie fiber) from the fruits and veggies. I opt to keep all those nutrients in my juices and smoothies. So this would be considered a good hybrid of a juice and a smoothie.
COMPLETE THE MEAL WITH THESE VEGAN BREAKFAST RECIPES:
VEGAN BREAKFAST SAUSAGE
VEGAN FRENCH TOAST
VEGAN BREAKFAST CASSEROLE
VEGAN EGGS OMELETTE
Now that you know how to easy it is to make this Vegan Green Goddess Smoothie, please give it a 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 rating below and comment letting me know how it turned out for you.
Green Goddess Smoothie
- cup water
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
- ¾ cup fresh baby spinach
- 1 celery stalk, roughly chopped
- 1 kiwi peeled
- 1 green apple cored, roughly chopped
- ½ green pear cored, roughly chopped
- ½ small cucumber peeled and chopped
- ½ medium avocado peeled, pitted, and roughly chopped
- 8-10 ice cubes
- In a high-speed blender, place all ingredients in the order they are listed. You want to make sure the spinach is weighed down by all the other ingredients to ensure everything gets mixed without chunks of spinach leaves.
- Blend on high speed for about 45-60 seconds until completely smooth. Enjoy in a tall glass.
- The first time you make this green drink, you may need to give it a little taste and adjust as needed. If it's not sweet enough add more fruit or a splash of pineapple or apple juice.
- Some smoothies totally work as make-ahead smoothies, but the water content from the celery and cucumber in this green goddess smoothie make it separate pretty quickly. You'll want to drink this one right away and while still cold for the best texture.
Katie Austin says
Could this be made in a batch and frozen in portions?
Kylie S says
I'm just starting out at the gym and have been really trying to clear my house of junk food and unhealthy food rather than i do indulge in junk food now and then ... ssshhhhhh ... So i think this recipe will be perfect for post work out meals, i was wondering if this could all be made and then put into individual baggies and then set in the freezer? I'm always on the go and would really like to be able to just throw it in the blender. Do you think that's something i could do and do you think maybe i should let the ingredients thaw out before blending?
Holly Waterfall says
Great job on getting healthy and taking charge! As far as prepping these, I'd pre-portion out all the ingredients in individual freezer baggies and then blend them all when you're ready. If you have a quality blender, you shouldn't have to thaw anything, but you may need to add a little liquid (water or almond milk) to get things moving better.
Kylie S says
Thank You so much! I can't wait to get to prepping! Keep up your amazing motivation!
This looks super healthy and delicious! I've been eating on-the-go quite a bit lately, and this smoothie is a great way to keep myself well nourished. Thank you so much for sharing and thank you for stopping by my blog. I just read your eating disorder journey, and boy I could relate. I starved and binged for several years and eventually I dropped down to 85 pounds. My desire to become a mother motivated me to overcome my ED and I'm now healthier than I've ever been. I'm currently on the road to becoming a Registered Dietitian as well ;). I'm so glad we connected, and I look forward to following 😉
Holly Waterfall says
wow, it sure does sound like it's a good thing we've connected! I'm so happy you are on a healthy path and those unhealthy habits are in the past. I appreciate you sharing your story with me, and I sure hope you try out that smoothie! You'll love it!
Karyn - Pint Sized Baker says
I have a regular routine of Smoothies, but this looks like something to add. Pinned! Thanks so much for linking up to Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. I look forward to coming back on Monday Night!
Holly Waterfall says
It's seriously my favorite smoothie I've ever made, and I felt so clean and refreshed drinking it. See ya Monday at the party!
Jessica Jean Hudgens says
*Sigh* I fear my little smoothie maker will not be able to handle these ingredients. I may have to steal my roommates' blender and give it a shot this weekend. 🙂
Happy Food Healthy Life says
I'm thinking if you blend, then scrape with a spatula, then blend again, it should work. Everything should be fine except maybe not the celery - it would be stringy in the smoothie, and that doesn't sound good. maybe just omit the celery?
Happy Food Healthy Life says
oh, and maybe more water to get those moving better.