Best Green Smoothie

by Marla on January 10, 2014 · 25 comments

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The BEST Green Smoothie ever! |

Let’s face it. There are sooooo many Green Smoothies & shakes dashing around the internet. I really didn’t get it…until now.

A few days ago I made this one with kale, frozen banana & protein powder. Done & Done. Now I’m a big fan of the green drink too!

The BEST Green Smoothie ever! |

It is a wonder & a pleasant JOY that kale can taste so good in a shake. This is a guilt free, over the top great for ya treat friends.

The BEST Green Smoothie ever! |

Hope you have a wonderful weekend planned. What are you doing?

The BEST Green Smoothie ever! |

I will be downhill skiing, cross country skate skiing, taking pictures of food & most def drinking some of these smoothies for energy!

The BEST Green Smoothie ever! |

Have a great one & stay tuned for an AWESOME giveaway I am hosting tomorrow. Hint: It is something very powerful that can help you make a smoothie like this.

Can you guess what it is?


Best Green Smoothie

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 4 minutes

Yield: 1 Green Smoothie

Best Green Smoothie


  • 3 large Kale Leaves, remove leaves from ribs & tear into pieces
  • 1 ripe frozen Banana (before freezing cut into pieces, it blends easier this way)
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (or any milk you love)
  • 2 tablespoons Pure Maple Syrup (or your favorite natural sweetener)
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder


  • Blend all ingredients together. Adjust sweetener to taste.
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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Maria January 10, 2014 at 5:53 am

I am always up for a green smoothie!


2 Marla January 10, 2014 at 5:57 am

Oh I know it girl & you have an AWESOME one on your blog of which I will link to later today :)


3 Kevin @ Closet Cooking January 10, 2014 at 6:15 am

That is so beautifully vibrant green!


4 Marla January 10, 2014 at 9:36 am

Thanks Kevin ~ as pretty to look at as it is tasty to drink :)


5 Marian (Sweetopia) January 10, 2014 at 6:19 am

I love green shakes, and can’t wait to try this one Marla!


6 Aimee Wimbush-Bourque January 10, 2014 at 7:00 am

Making this today!! Have a great weekend, Marla. xo


7 Marla January 10, 2014 at 9:36 am

You too Aimee!!


8 Julie @ Table for Two January 10, 2014 at 7:05 am

LOVE green smoothies! I just recently started using kale in my green smoothies – must give your version a try!!


9 Marla January 10, 2014 at 9:37 am

It’s amazing what a versatile ingredient kale is huh?!


10 Sommer @ASpicyPerspective January 10, 2014 at 7:18 am

I need one of these! Love it! Enjoy skiing this weekend and stay safe!


11 Marla January 10, 2014 at 9:38 am

Thanks Sommer ;) Yes, the goal is to be well fed & safe!


12 Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} January 10, 2014 at 7:20 am

I’m so glad you’re on the green smoothie train. Such a great, easy way to get extra greens in your belly! :)


13 Marla January 10, 2014 at 9:38 am

I know it girl!! It’s about time huh?!


14 Susannah January 10, 2014 at 7:21 am

Planning to drink one of these after my run today, looks like a perfect post-run snack!


15 Marla January 10, 2014 at 9:39 am

Sounds like a great idea Susannah!


16 Ashley @ Power, Love, and Self-Discipline January 10, 2014 at 10:57 am

Love green smoothies!!!! So glad you found one you like!


17 Paulina Dragoeva January 10, 2014 at 12:10 pm

I’m definitely a big fan of green and delicious smoothies! The color from your smoothie is perfect! :)


18 Yvette - Muy Bueno January 10, 2014 at 12:51 pm

I’ve been drinking one a day. Feeling good! I’ll have to try your recipe. Sounds so tasty and filling with the addition of the banana.


19 Marla January 11, 2014 at 5:34 am

The banana really helps with flavor & natural sweetness ~ also it is frozen so no need to add ice! xo


20 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar January 10, 2014 at 2:58 pm

Such a fabulous recipe! Yum!


21 Tieghan January 10, 2014 at 9:19 pm

Green smoothies are the best! I think bananas are a must!

This is so pretty!


22 Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today January 13, 2014 at 5:51 am

Green sounds like healthy for me. I like a lot.


23 Christine |Taste of Divine January 14, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Green smoothies are such a tasty way to get your greens (my husband doesn’t even know I put them in there, haha!). I haven’t tried kale and banana yet…I need to try that next. Thanks so much for adding my Green Smoothie with Avocado and Kale to this list!


24 Heather Christo January 15, 2014 at 8:07 am

I LOVE green smoothies, I always feel like I am getting everything I need in one little drink- this one looks great!


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