Winter Glow Green Smoothie

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Could this be your new favorite green smoothie recipe? Although this smoothie brims with leafy green goodness, it tastes very delicious. It doesn’t taste like a garden! The bananas, papayas, and tangy lime juice bring this smoothie to life. It really livens your taste buds and each sip keeps you coming back for more.

The great thing about a green smoothie is that you can choose the leafy greens you want to use. This smoothie may call for spinach, but feel free to use kale or chard if you have those greens instead. A quick reminder about kale and chard: they are more bitter than spinach, especially if you include the stems. Make sure to remove the thick, fibrous stems from these types of greens to make the flavor of your smoothie more appetizing. Spinach is a great leafy green, especially for green smoothie novices, because you can’t really taste it even though it turns the entire smoothie green.

The bottom line when it comes to green smoothies is: don’t let the green scare you away. It may look like it doesn’t taste incredible, but don’t judge a smoothie by the way it looks. You have to take a big swig of that nutrient-dense, blended concoction before you make up your mind. Who knows? This may be a smoothie you come back to over and over again. Plus, this recipe makes two servings, so you can have one now and one later! Sharing with another person is also an option.

Winter Glow Green Smoothie
  • Prep Time:5m
  • Total Time:5m


  • 2 c spinach
  • 1 c papaya
  • 2 ripe bananas, peeled and frozen overnight
  • 2 c filtered water
  • juice of 1 lime


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. If the smoothie is too thick for your liking, you can add water little by little until you reach your desired consistency.
  3. Pour into two cups and enjoy.


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