The Best Green Smoothie: A Perfect Summer Drink

Elevate Your Summer with the Ultimate Green Smoothie that's Refreshing and Nutrient-packed

Let's make a tasty green smoothie! This recipe might just turn you on to green smoothies. It's refreshing and energizing ingredients make this a go-to drink during those hot summer days. Perfect as an on-the-go breakfast, or as an afternoon pick-me-up.

Key to a Tasty Green Smoothie:

Use frozen fruit: Frozen fruit adds the perfect creamy texture to your smoothies without using any ice. If you buy fresh produce for smoothies, just chop and freeze them. We always keep frozen bananas in our freezer, they are the perfect, accessible and affordable fruit we love to always have on hand.

Sweeten with fruit or fruit juice: You'll notice most of our smoothies don't contain added sugars (besides whatever might already be added to the fruit juice). To sweeten and balance the acidic flavors of the pineapple and the spicy bite of ginger, we use apple juice as the base for most of our green smoothies.

Meal Prep for an Easy Morning:

It's quite simple to meal prep smoothies. Here are some things we do to make our morning smoothie in under 5 minutes:

  • Make ginger juice ahead of time. Freeze in ice cube trays and store in freezer in an airtight container.
  • Keep fresh spinach in the freezer, this will help make those greens last a much longer time.
  • Buy frozen pineapple and avocado, or buy fresh, chop, and freeze.

Basically, keeping things in the freezer will give them a longer life, ingredients will have a creamy texture when blended, and smoothies can be made without having to bring out a cutting board.

Overhead Image: Strainer, cheese cloth, ginger, water, immersion blender

How Do I Make Ginger Juice Without a Juicer?

Please do not be intimidated by making ginger juice. If you have a blender and a cheese cloth or a fine mesh strainer, you can make ginger juice in no time.

Feel free to check out our post on Making Ginger Juice Without a Juicer.

  • Roughly chop ginger
  • Add water
  • Blend
  • Strain

Keep it stored in a sealed container in your fridge for about a week or freeze them in ice cube trays and store them in an air tight contain in your freezer for months. We love to freeze our ginger juice and use them in our smoothies.


  • Avocado: Gives this smoothie a creamy texture while adding healthy fats.
  • Pineapple: A perfect summer fruit and a great one to mask the earthy flavors of the spinach and spirulina.
  • Spinach: Rich in vitamins and minerals that are great to our overall health.
  • Spirulina: Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antitoxins; and a great source of B vitamins, protein, and omega-3 for vegetarians and vegans.
  • Mint: Adds the touch of freshness.
  • Ginger: The perfect spice kick to start the day.
  • Apple Juice: Add sweetness to the earthy citrus flavors and really brings this smoothie together.

Our Favorite Blender to Use:

KitchenAid 5-Speed Hand Blender It's compact and has multiple uses! We love that!

Other Smoothies You Might Enjoy:

Super Green Smoothie

Elevate Your Summer with the Ultimate Green Smoothie that's Refreshing and Nutrient-packed
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Keyword: green smoothie, Lazy Breakfast, smoothie
Servings: 1


  • 1 Blender


  • 1 cup Pineapple frozen
  • ½ cup Spinach fresh or frozen
  • 1 Avocado fresh or frozen
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Juice fresh or frozen cube
  • 4 - 6 Mint Leaves
  • 1 tsp Spirulina
  • 1 cup Apple Juice


  • Blend all the ingredients
  • Serve in a container of your choice 🙂


If your produce items are mostly frozen you might need a little more liquid, feel free to add more apple juice or some water to smooth it out. 
besitos, J & R

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