Eating Healthy: Easy Green Smoothie Recipe

As I shared in one of my recent blog posts (here), I've been trying really hard to eat healthy this summer! I've cut a lot of unhealthy foods from my diet and have (for the most part) ditched anything processed or made with white flours. In doing this I've discovered many great healthy options and one of those is this super delicious green smoothie.








I'm a sucker for a good smoothie and for the last few years have been totally addicted to making them. Lately, this green guy has been my go-to!

Here's what you need:
- Dole fruit and veggie blends (or buy the ingredients separately: mango, banana, apple, pineapple, spinach)
-Spinach and/or kale
-Vanilla or plain greek yogurt
-Milk of choice

Here's what you do:
I literally never measure anything out for smoothies so it's all about eyeballing it! I usually do a large handful of the Dole fruit and veggie blends. This is such a great product for making smoothies because it's filled with mango, banana, apple, pineapple, and spinach. So instead of buying each product separately, I can get it all in one bag! You can find this in the freezer section of most grocery stores.

The Dole blends already has frozen spinach in it but I like to add a little extra greens to make it even more healthy. I'm not big on vegetables so this smoothie is one of the ways I incorporate them into my diet. I usually add a small handful of spinach or a spinach/kale mix.

Next, I add two spoonfuls of vanilla greek yogurt to help thicken the texture and to sweeten it a little. You can also go for a plain greek yogurt if you don't want it to be quite as sweet!

For liquid I go with milk! You can use any milk of your choosing (almond, coconut, 2%, etc.). I usually go for 2% but some days I'll do half milk, half water if I want to cut back on the milk. Just use enough milk to barely cover the ingredients (a little more or less depending on your desired thickness).

Finally, blend it all together! I use the Magic Bullet and love it! I highly recommend it for making smoothies.

I love having this healthy green smoothie for breakfast or for an afternoon snack! SO delicious. What are your go-to healthy snacks?! Try this recipe out and let me know what you think! As always, thanks for reading.

Xo, Emma

31 comments :

  1. Green smoothies are a great way to get more vegetables into your diet! This looks like a tasty recipe, I'll have to give it a try!

    Jamie
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  2. I love me a good green juice, and this is such a simple recipe!!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Simona and Indre
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    1. It's seriously the easiest to make! Thanks for reading!

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  3. YUM! Looks like the perfect way to start the day. :]

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    1. Yes! SO perfect for breakfast. Thanks for reading, Carmen!

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  4. This actually looks pretty good! And seems like a pretty simple recipe :)

    Shauna

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    1. So simple and easy! Thanks for reading, Shauna!

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  5. This is the easiest recipe! And looks delicious too! :)

    Yiota
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    1. It's super good and super simple! :) Thanks for reading!

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  6. I have been looking for a healthy way to snack since I usually crave chips (my guilty pleasure) but especially on these hot summer days it's great to cool the pipes with a something sweet and good for you. Definitely gonna give this Ole Girl a try!

    T Money

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    1. Definitely give it a try! Nothing better than healthy and delicious all in one!

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  7. I've been looking for a good green smoothie recipe that isn't too complicated so this sounds perfect! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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    1. Yes, this is seriously so simple to make! Definitely give it a try! :)

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  8. I didn't realize Dole had a fruit and veggie mix already made. Thanks for sharing!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. I was so excited when I found this mix at the grocery store! It makes it so easy. Thanks for reading Amy!

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  9. Love a good green smoothie- thanks for sharing this recipe!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  10. Looks very healthy.It's always a great idea to watch what you eat.
    sophieatieno.com

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    1. Agreed! It's difficult sometimes but so worth it! Delicious recipes like this make eating healthy so much easier though! :)

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  11. Thanks for sharing this healthy recipe. I will try it.
    Xo, Christianne
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    1. Thanks for reading, Christianne! Definitely give it a try!

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  12. Thanks for sharing this healthy recipe. I will try it.
    Xo, Christianne
    Http://simplychristianne.com

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  13. This looks so healthy!

    Adi xx
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    1. It's super healthy and super good! :) Thanks for reading, Adi!

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  14. This looks SO good! I love green smoothies, but I've never made them myself, b/c I usually randomly crave them when I'm out and about, haha. I'll have to start making them myself, much better, and this recipe is so good! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a great weekend ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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    1. Aw thanks so much, Jalisa! Definitely give the recipe a shot! Hope you enjoy your weekend as well. :)

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  15. Sounds yummy!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  16. Awww that looks delicious!! Love it!
    Happy Sunday!
    Much love, Len
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