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).


  • Willowisp

    Great juice.. yum

  • Trey

    This is great as a breakfast smoothie. I add agave nectar to mine.

  • Mom

    Should I suspect that any blender can get rid of raspberry seeds? Just got the blendtec and thought they would be gone…Am I doing something wrong?

  • Blendtec

    In general our blenders break down raspberry seeds. If the seeds are an issue, you can blend the raspberries alone to break down the seeds and then add the rest of your ingredients to finish your smoothie.

  • Moishe

    Why is a vinegar or fruit wash necessary if you wash the produce and it’s organic? Also, what proportion water to vinegar in a vinegar wash?

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