Basic Green Smoothie

basic green smoothie
This basic recipe is ideal for green smoothie novices. The same formula can be used for any fruits or greens to make a delicious smoothie every time.


Total time:  01 M  10 S

Servings:  5

Calories:  77


  • 3 cups cold water
  • 3 cups leafy greens*, packed
  • 3 cups fresh and frozen fruit**

*If you're a green smoothie beginner, try romaine lettuce and spinach because they have a mild taste. As you adjust to the taste of green smoothies, try Swiss chard, collard greens, kale, and even dandelion greens.

**One of our favorites is 1 banana, 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks or frozen peach slices, and 1 cup frozen mixed berries or frozen blueberries.

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 8 fl. oz.
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 28mg
  • Carbohydrates: 19g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Protein: 1g


  1. Add water and leafy greens to FourSide or WildSide+ jar and secure lid.
  2. Press "Pulse" 4–6 times to chop greens.
  3. Add fruit and secure lid. Select "Whole Juice" or blend on a Medium to Medium-High speed for 50-60 seconds.



The ratio in this recipe is 1 vegetable to 1 fruit, which may be too sweet for some people and not sweet enough for others. If it’s not sweet enough, try adding more fruit or a little noncaloric sweetener (such as stevia).


  • kim

    I make the same thing everyday and it does help with weight loss and being in better heath.

  • Abe

    I really Ike the new wide mouth jar. My machine works so much better and quieter!

  • Drew

    (such *as stevia)
    ; )

  • Jain

    you can buy Kale in bulk…it freezes beautifully!

  • Lisa

    Can you email me recipe with not so much sugar? I’m diabetic.

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