Creamy Dreamy Sweet Green Smoothie

Oh green sure do have a hold on me. I am what you might call a green smoothie enthusiast. My usual breakfast routine during the week days is to make a big smoothie before I leave the house and sip on it at work while I get organized for the day. It gives me the burst of energy I need first thing in the morning. I love starting the day off with something really healthy, filling, and hydrating. I don't know about you, but I definitely tend to make healthier choices throughout the day if I start with a healthy breakfast. Most days, it's a green smoothie for the win!

As much as I love green smoothies now, that was not always the case. I remember when I first started hearing about green smoothies I was really intrigued...but at the same time wanted to gag a little. There is something about pureed green foods that don't always seem appealing. Baby food anyone? Amirite? Eventually, my curiosity got the best of me and I decided to give these green smoothies a try...

Umm, I think I spit out my first sip. No one told me you should ease into green smoothies. How rude! I think my first green smoothie had Swiss chard, kale, celery, and cucumber...and maybe an apple. AND, I was using a super cheap, crappy blender so there were disgusting chunks of greens, celery, and apple that I just couldn't get smooth. I was completely over ambitious and had no idea what I was doing. (Since then, I have upgraded to a Vitamix blender which I am completely in love with. More on my Vitamix obsession in a later post!)

Luckily, my disaster of a first try didn't scar me for life and I gave green smoothies another try. Boy, am I so glad I did. I honestly can't imagine my life without them. When I am traveling and haven't had a smoothie for longer than a few days, I really start to miss them. Like, a lot. Obsessed much? Yes. Yes I am. 

Green smoothies offer pure nutrition. The amount of vitamins youโ€™ll get depends on the fruits and vegetables you choose for the smoothie. However, most fruits and vegetables are high in vitamins A and C. Green smoothies are also a great way to "sneak" vegetables into your diet without tasting them. Spinach is an example of a green that blends wonderfully in a smoothie without producing a strong taste. In fact, you won't even taste it at all! Some of my favorite "easy" veggies to add to a smoothie besides spinach are cucumber, carrot, and/or romaine lettuce. Green smoothies will also help you get some good fiber into your diet. Since the main ingredients in smoothies are fruits and/or vegetables, they are loaded with fiber. Fiber = filling which is helpful for weight loss and maintenance. 

The ingredients in this smoothie are simple: banana, avocado, spinach, orange, date, and filtered water. This smoothie is SUPER creamy thanks to the avocado, and deliciously sweet thanks to the banana and date. I love using dates in smoothies because they provide a wonderful sweet taste without being too sweet. The orange in this smoothie plays a dual role. Not only does it give a fresh, juicy taste, but the vitamin C in it helps your body better absorb the iron from the spinach that otherwise is difficult for our bodies to extract and utilize. It's a win/win!

Creamy Dreamy Sweet Green Smoothie (GF, V, Raw)

|Makes 1 smoothie|


  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/4 avocado (or 1/2 small avocado)
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 orange (peeled and seeds removed)
  • 1 date (pitted)
  • 1/2 cup filtered water (or more as desired)


  1. Simply combine all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. 
  2. Enjoy!


*A high speed blender such as a Vitamix or Blendtec is ideal for optimal smoothness, but these ingredients will work just fine in any blender. If not using a high speed blender, you may need to let the blender run a little longer until everything is broken down to your desired consistency. 

*If you don't use a frozen banana, add some ice cubes before blending.