5 plant-based green smoothie recipes to try this week

5 plant-based green smoothie recipes to try this week - My Fresh Perspective

A plant-based diet is encouraged for everything from beating inflammation + improving digestion to better skin health. Check out these 5 plant-based green smoothie recipes and feel awesome all week. Your whole body will thank you!


These days, there’s a lot of talk about cutting things out – cutting back on carbs, cutting back on processed foods, cutting back on screen time…. all things that are certainly beneficial for our health, of course. But the whole thought of cutting back and reduction isn’t always the most fun, is it? I don’t know about you, but when it comes to food, the second I’m told I should eliminate or reduce a specific food, I’m hungry for it!

Instead, let’s look at this from the lens of something delicious we can ADD daily for improved overall health, shall we? It certainly sounds like more fun to me! It’s simple, and it’s smoothies. They’re a small, almost effortless addition requiring 5 mins (or less!) to whip up, and with the right ingredients, can make a huge difference to the way you feel throughout the day.

Below you’ll find 5 plant-based green smoothie recipes, each with a quick nutrition note about what makes them special. From anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich ingredients to gut-friendly fiber and healthy fats, you’ve got a different blend for every day this week. Enjoy!

Green Start Smoothie

What makes it great: With only a small amount of fruit, this smoothie is a very low-sugar option. It’s subtly sweet, yet not overwhelmingly “green” in taste. Avocado adds healthy fats to further prevent spikes in blood sugar and keeps your energy levels stable. This addition of fat will also make you feel full for longer, and ensures your body is able to make the most of the fat-soluble vitamins A, E and K found in the leafy greens.

Green Start Smoothie | A low-sugar green smoothie packed with protein, fiber and healthy fats to keep you satiated for hours | My Fresh Perspective | #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree #greensmoothie #smoothierecipes #eatclean

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Green Start Smoothie


  • Author: Angela Simpson
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving
  • Category: beverage
  • Method: blender

Ingredients

  • 1 serving Vanilla Vega Essentials or Vega Sport Performance Protein
  • 1 cup water or unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 big handful mixed baby greens, such as baby kale, chard and spinach
  • 1/3 cup tart green apple, cored and diced
  • 1/3 cup diced pear
  • 1/3 cup sliced cucumber
  • 1/4 ripe pitted avocado
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 6 to 8 ice cubes

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.
  • Adjust the consistency with a little more almond milk or ice if needed.
  • Pour into a glass and serve.

ABC Green Smoothie

What makes it great: This smoothie contains a mix of naturally sweet fruit and veggies (apple, banana and carrots) plus mild tasting greens, making it perfect for anyone brand new to green smoothie drinking. In fact, if you were to serve it in a non-clear cup, you probably wouldn’t even detect the greens! Carrots add antioxidants and fiber, and will help you to effortlessly squeeze some extra veggies into your meal. Chia seeds provide additional fiber and healthy fats to keep blood sugar in check, and also help to thicken the smoothie’s texture.

ABC Green Smoothie | a basic, beginner-friendly green smoothie made with apples, bananas and carrots, plus greens you won't even taste! | My Fresh Perspective #vegan #greensmoothie #eatclean #cleaneating #vitamix

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ABC Green Smoothie


  • Author: Angela Simpson
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving
  • Category: beverage
  • Method: blender

Ingredients

  • 1 serving vanilla Vega Essentials or Vega Sport Performance Protein
  • 1 big fistful of your favourite mild-tasting greens, such as spinach or romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 tart apple
  • 1/2 peeled banana (ideally frozen)
  • 1 medium-sized carrot, peeled and chopped (6-7″ length)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk beverage
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • juice of 1/2 lemon (about 2 tbsp)
  • 8 ice cubes

Instructions

  • Toss everything except for the ice into your blender and blend on high until completely smooth.
  • Add the ice and continue blending until all pieces are crushed.
  • Pour into a tall glass and serve.

Mango Moringa Green Smoothie Bowl

What makes it great: Part of what makes this recipe gorgeously green in colour is moringa powder which comes from the moringa leaf. It’s high in antioxidants which help to combat free radicals that damage our cells, as well as the toxins in our environment which we’re all exposed to daily. Moringa is also well known for its anti-inflammatory properties, ability to support detoxification, lower blood sugar and protect the cardiovascular system. Sounds pretty worthy of superfood status, don’t ya think?

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Mango Moringa Green Smoothie Bowl | loaded with greens, plant-based protein and fiber, this smoothie bowl also features moringa which offers anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits | My Fresh Perspective | #moringa #smoothierecipes #greensmoothie #eatclean

Mango Moringa Green Smoothie Bowl


  • Author: Angela Simpson
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving
  • Category: beverage
  • Method: blender

Ingredients

  • 2 big handfuls mixed Swiss chard and spinach (or your favorite mix of greens)
  • 1 serving vanilla Vega Sport Performance Protein
  • 1/2 cup diced mango, fresh or frozen
  • 1 tsp moringa powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • flesh of 1 lime (peel + rind completely sliced off)
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 10 ice cubes
  • Optional toppings: additional mango slices, granola, strawberries and kiwi

Instructions

  • Toss all ingredients in the blender except for the ice and blend until smooth.
  • Add the ice and continue blending until all pieces are crushed.
  • Pour into a bowl, decorate with toppings, and grab a spoon!

Peanut Butter & Ginger Green Smoothie

What makes it great: Peanut butter and ginger might sound like an unlikely pair, but don’t knock it till you try it! Ginger has been used for years to help with all sorts of health issues, from nausea and headaches to cramping and bloating. It’s got anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial properties, and in some studies, patients living with arthritis reported more pain relief from ginger than common pain relief medication.

Super Green Peanut Butter & Ginger Smoothie | An unlikely flavour pair, but you've gotta try it! This anti-inflammatory, plant-based smoothie is packed with greens, naturally sweetened and tastes like a Chimes Peanut Butter and Ginger Chew! | My Fresh Perspective | #vegan #antiinflammatory #greensmoothie #ginger #eatclean

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Peanut Butter & Ginger Green Smoothie


  • Author: Angela Simpson
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving
  • Category: beverage
  • Method: blender

Ingredients

  • 1 big handful fresh spinach
  • 1 serving high-quality vanilla protein powder, such as Vega Sport Performance Protein
  • 1/2 peeled ripe frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp natural organic peanut butter (peanuts should be the only ingredient)
  • 1 – 2” piece of fresh ginger
  • 1-2 pitted Medjool dates
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ice

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Add a little extra ice if you want a thicker consistency, or water to thin.
  • Pour and enjoy!

Powerplant Pineapple Green Smoothie

What makes it great: Pineapple contains a natural enzyme called bromelain which helps aid digestion of proteins, while also adding a tart sweetness to this smoothie. Hemp and chia add extra healthy fats to help our bodies absorb the fat soluble vitamins found in the fruits and veggies, and maca root is added as an optional mix-in with adaptogenic benefits. (In other words, it can help our bodies respond more effectively to stress.) All of these ingredients combined with plant-based protein make this smoothie a great post-workout choice, as well as a nutrient-packed health booster at any time of day.

Powerplant Pineapple Smoothie | vegan, dairy-free, and packed with nutrients to jumpstart your morning! | My Fresh Perspective #vegan #smoothierecipe #greensmoothie #eatclean

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Powerplant Pineapple Smoothie | vegan, dairy-free, and packed with nutrients to jumpstart your morning! | My Fresh Perspective #vegan #smoothierecipe #greensmoothie #eatclean

Powerplant Pineapple Green Smoothie


  • Author: Angela Simpson
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving
  • Category: beverage
  • Method: blender

Ingredients

  • 2 big fistfuls of mixed greens (I used baby kale, romaine, rainbow chard and spinach)
  • 1/2 English cucumber
  • 1/2 Granny Smith apple, cored
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 serving high-quality vanilla protein powder, such as Vega One or Vega Sport
  • 1 1/2 cups water or unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tsp hemp seeds
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp maca root powder (optional)
  • ice

Instructions

  • Toss all the ingredients into the Vitamix or other high-powered blender.
  • Blend until completely smooth, adding more ice if you like.
  • Pour and enjoy!

Want more smoothie recipes? Check out these immunity-boosting smoothie recipes to try before cold season starts, and my 30 Day Smoothie Challenge!

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