Zesty Green Smoothie

by | Jan 19, 2021 | Beverages, Breakfast

Nothing beats a quick and easy smoothie that’s jam-packed with nutrients like vitamin C, mineral-rich greens, and tastes delicious to boot. Enjoy this immune-supportive smoothie any time of day.

I’ve been on an orange juice kick for the past few weeks. I haven’t bought juice in years because I always felt that it was too sugary, but one day last month I was absolutely craving a cold glass of orange juice and I decided I was done with that food rule! I made sure to pick some up the next time I went grocery shopping and since then I’ve been enjoying a glass every once in a while, including in this smoothie.

I’m not always a big smoothie drinker this time of year. But between my creamy Banana Cinnamon Smoothie and this super fresh, zesty green goodness I’ve actually been whipping them up a few times a week.

This smoothie has a really fresh, bright, and zesty flavour from the ginger and orange. It’s packed with vitamin C and is the perfect immune-supporting blend this time of year.

How to Make a Zesty Green Smoothie

This recipe is actually really simple. All you need is:

  • banana
  • frozen pineapple
  • fresh ginger
  • baby spinach, kale, and/or chard (I buy a fresh package of these 3 greens mixed together)
  • 100% orange juice, not from concentrate
  • chia seeds
  • water
  • ice

The orange juice is what really helps add that nice zingy flavour we all love from citrus fruits. Combined with ginger and pineapple, this smoothie has such a satisfying fresh flavour that reminds me of all the lively fruits and veggies I enjoy in the summer. If you’re unsure of how all the greens taste in this recipe, you won’t even notice ’em! I always feel so energized after drinking this!

That being said, this smoothie is a touch on the sweeter side. You can either enjoy this in one regular-sized serving, split it up between you and your partner or kids (or store extra in the fridge for later), or just use a little less orange juice. Usually I make this smoothie and split it up between myself and Sean.

Alternatively, if you wish to use a fresh whole orange instead of orange juice, that would work too.

Zesty Green Smoothie

A fresh green smoothie made with pineapple, ginger, orange juice, and a big handful of greens.

Course Breakfast, Drinks
Keyword smoothie
Prep Time 3 minutes
Author Meghan

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 cup 100% orange juice
  • large handful baby spinach, kale, and/or chard
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to blender and blend on high until smooth, about 30 seconds. Enjoy right away!

Recipe Notes

Store extras in airtight jar for up to 2 days.

Let me know if you give this recipe a try by leaving a rating or comment below!

by Meghan Livingstone

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MEGHAN LIVINGSTONE, CNP

Hi, I’m Meghan. I’m a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, blogger, and YouTuber with a passion for healthy, simple living. I’m here to inspire you to listen to your body, eat mindfully and wholesomely, and create a fulfilling life that’s completely unique to you.

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