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two green breakfast smoothies with spinach, blueberry, banana, hemp seeds

Green Breakfast Smoothie

A simple 5-ingredient green breakfast smoothie that makes the best protein packed healthy breakfast to start the day!
4.6 from 5 votes
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Course: Breakfast + Brunch
Cuisine: Vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 8 oz smoothies


  • 1 ½ cups frozen bananas
  • 1 cup spinach loosely packed
  • 1 ¼- 1 ½ cups oat milk use less for thicker smoothie
  • ¼ cup frozen blueberries
  • ¼ cup hemp seeds


  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender. Then, blend on high speed for 2+ minutes until the smoothie is completely blended and smooth.
  • Pour the green smoothie into a large 16 oz glass or two 8 oz glasses and enjoy!


  • There is only one tool you need to make a great smoothie recipe and that is a good blender. While I would love to have a Vitamix in my life someday, I currently use my Kitchenaid K400 Blender and it does the trick!
  • Oat milk can be substituted 1:1 for any plant-based milk
  • Spinach can be substituted 1:1 for any green, though it will affect the flavor of the smoothie since spinach is very mild.
  • Frozen blueberries can be substituted 1:1 for any berry, but it will change the flavor of the breakfast smoothie.
  • It is best not to substitute frozen bananas because of their unique texture and sweetness. However, if you really want a green smoothie with no banana, it can be subbed 1:1 for frozen cauliflower. Cauliflower gives smoothies a similar creamy texture like bananas do, however, it will offer no sweetness. If I use cauliflower in a smoothie in place of banana, I almost always add in 1 pitted date or 2 Tbsp maple syrup.
  • If you would like a substitute for hemp seeds, flax seeds or chia seeds work as a good substitute (though I would cut the amount in half)


Serving: 8ounces | Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 575mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 1926IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 272mg | Iron: 5mg
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