Green Monster Smoothie

If you haven’t yet tried a Green Smoothie, don’t be afraid or turned off by the color. These healthy, easy Green monster smoothies are energy boosters and delicious too!

Love a healthy start to your day? Our cranberry orange smoothie is as delicious as it is easy to make. And don’t forget to try our pumpkin pie smoothie next. You can make it any time of year using canned pumpkin.

Green Monster Smoothies: full of flavor and vitamins!!

What is a Green Monster Smoothie?

Typically, green smoothies are packed with healthy fruits and vegetables and have a vibrant green color. 

But don’t let that color scare you, with my recipe you can’t taste the spinach.

The health benefits of smoothies are perfect for people who work out or need breakfast on the go.

For me personally, I’m not a breakfast person, but I like to get in some calories and protein within 30 minutes of a heavy workout. Green smoothies are the perfect healthy breakfast! They taste good and are quite refreshing!

How to make Green Monster Smoothies

First, grab your blender. You’ll add fresh spinach, a handful of ice, and milk.

I use vanilla almond milk, but choose your favorite variety.

Next add in about 6 oz yogurt (vanilla greek yogurt is my go-to for smoothies). You’ll also need one banana (fresh or frozen), and 1/2 cup peaches (fresh, frozen, or canned).

If desired, add a scoop of vanilla protein powder. Blend and process until smooth and creamy! If using frozen fruits, you may need an extra splash of milk. This makes a very large smoothie, which you can share or enjoy solo!

Green Monster Smoothies: full of flavor and vitamins!!

How to change up the flavor in your Green Smoothie recipe

I love to change up the variety of fruits in my smoothies, but my very favorite green smoothie is this one! With banana, spinach and peaches; it’s so refreshing and delicious!

  • Say you don’t like spinach? Any leafy greens will do, but kale is a great alternative to the spinach. 
  • I’ve also added some Vanilla whey protein powder into my smoothie, this is totally optional! I love having this extra protein boost in my diet, it makes this smoothie a meal replacement! 
  • If you have the nerve, add a pinch of cilantro to this healthy smoothie! It takes it to a whole new wonderful place! And a squirt of lime juice. See, my mind and flavor buds keep on going…
  • Great add-ins would also include a scoop of almond butter or chia seeds. Both have health benefits and help create a smooth and creamy texture!

What You’ll Need

  • A blender. A good powerful blender is key to making smoothies. One that burns up and doesn’t blend the frozen ice and chunks of fruit is just a headache. So give yourself a gift of a good blender!
  • Leafy greens (I prefer to use spinach in my green smoothies)
  • Ripe bananas (fresh or frozen banana works equally)
  • Handful of Ice
  • Milk (any variety, including coconut milk)
  • Yogurt (any variety)
  • Peaches
  • Protein Powder
  • Optional add-ins: chia seeds, flax seeds, almond butter

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Yield: 1 large or 2 small smoothies

Green Monster Smoothie

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

If you haven't yet tried a Green Smoothie, don't be afraid or turned off by the color. These healthy, easy Green monster smoothies are energy boosters and delicious too!


  • 2 ½ ounces fresh spinach, washed
  • handful of ice
  • ¼ cup milk (I use vanilla almond milk)
  • 6 ounce yogurt ( I use vanilla greek yogurt)
  • 1 large banana (frozen if possible)
  • protein powder
  • ½ cup peaches, fresh, frozen or canned


  1. In a large blender, combine all the ingredients above. Process for 3-5 minutes. You want to go this long to make sure the spinach is fully blended. ENJOY.


  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 209Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 129mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 4gSugar: 19gProtein: 20g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on January 1, 2019

Comments & Reviews

  1. I love green smoothies. This one looks so refreshing!! When I’m at home, I run on my treadmill and watch something on Netflix on my I Pad. Otherwise, I am on a team fitness program at Lifetime. I love it! I have met a lot of great friends through it and when I don’t do it, I am NOT consistent with working out at all!!

  2. We start each morning with a green smoothie at our house – lucky for me my husband gets up early and makes them before he heads to work. This one looks yummy!!

  3. This sounds fantastic, Aimee! I’ve been making green smoothies for the past 3 weeks and we have our share of bad combos so I’m always on the lookout for stellar recipes. This one sounds refreshing. I can’t wait to try it– writing ingred. on my farmer’s market list now! My favorite home workouts are Jillian DVDs and going out running. I have to force myself out the door for a run, but always love it once I’ve begun.

  4. Lol…I am scared of green smoothies. I think I like the idea more than anything. I pin a billion recipes but never make them. I need to try yours. It’s the most sane one I’ve seen (if that makes sense).
    I love my local kick boxing class, but on off days I do DVD workouts at home (especially in the cold weather if I can’t run outside). I go through phases. Right now I’m totally into Bob Harper. Love Jullian M. I’ve done Shawn T’s hip hop abs and Insanity. Um, the Insanity is insane. Way to hard. I heard about the T25 but have not tried that yet. I hope you find something that you love. 🙂

    1. Oooh I have heard of Insanity, sounds like something I would like, LOL!! Definitely try a green smoothie!! YOu may be surprised at how delicious they taste 🙂

  5. 400? Wow, you go girl! And your photos are gorgeous! I hate photographing smoothies, milkshakes, parfaits, etc, but you did an incredible job with these. I really want to dive right in. For workouts? I used to run, but now I just do things our personal trainer gave us … they’re just on a sheet of paper, so I assume he made them up. Sorry that isn’t much help at all!

  6. Love the addition of peaches in this smoothie! For workouts, I run outside and alternate arm exercises and ab exercises inside. I used to love doing this 99 workout. http://sorelegsandscrambledeggs.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/the-99-workout.jpg

  7. I need to get back on the workout grind! Go you for getting it!! This smoothie does look delicious, I could drink a few of these!! Adding lime sounds amazing!

  8. Ok… so not at your level of working out yet! I’m lucky if I get 40-50 minutes in on the treadmill walking… and I bribe myself with tv shows I can only watch down there. I use to do a lot of running. The hubby does the P90 thing, and loves it… or so it seems 🙂

  9. Hi Aimee…..
    Can you tell me how much protein powder you use for the monster smoothie ?
    Can you give me the name of a good one ?

    Thanks, love your blog…

  10. I work out 4-5 days a week at the gym but I used to do p90x abs to supplement it before I started doing pilates. My mom is currently on a p90x kick! Is it just me or do you think the yoga is surprisingly harder than expected?

    As for the smoothie, it looks so yummy! Been craving one but it’s been far too cold, even here in Louisiana!

    1. The yoga is ridiculous. I usually break it up into two workouts, it’s just too long. THanks for stopping by 🙂

  11. How can something so green looks so good? I pinned this so I can try it once I go to the store. I need some peaches. 🙂

  12. More power to you sister! I am not so big on the working out, though I should be. How about I just sit back, kick my feet up and drink this! 🙂

  13. I love this combination for a green smoothie. I’m excited to try it. I tend to get in a rut with my smoothies. And my workout DVD’s. I like to mix it up too. My favorites, though, tend to be Leslie Sansone’s Walk Away the Pounds.

  14. 10,000 kettle bell swings? I am exhausted just thinking about that. Of course that will be my routine come next week. I love green smoothies too!

    1. OMG it’s such a good workout. Today I did 100 swings, 50 ab crunches, 10 minute run on treadmill, repeated 3 times…then through in an extra 100 swings at the end. I’m dying….

  15. Love green smoothies and you’re right about not being turned off by the color. You can’t even taste the green. I doctor mine up with banana, and any frozen fruit from pineapple to mango. Love that you put greek yog in yours. pinned!

  16. LOVE green smoothies! So versatile and delicious.

    Favorite home workouts = Sara Ivanhoe 20-minute yoga solution DVDs; ToneItUp.com (free YouTube videos found there); Blogilates.com (even MORE free workout videos).

  17. I really need to get on this green smoothie thing! I love how easy and nutrition packed this is Aimee! A quick snack or breakfast to keep ya going 🙂

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