We all need exercise and it is usually recommended to workout in some way at least 3 or 4 times per week. Green Smoothies give us the energy and stamina we need for a workout. Of course, your workout strategy will depend on many things. 

  • Your current level of physical ability.
  • Any medical conditions that you have.
  • How much spare time you have.
  • What types of exercise you prefer or are interested in pursuing.

You should never begin a new workout routine if you have physical limitations or serious medical concerns without consulting your physician first.

I personally do many forms of exercise, from walking to biking, to kettle ball and Tae Bo. You have to choose the one that is right for you. I always begin any exercise with a power punch of a Green Smoothie to help me get through the toughest exercise without feeling completely drained.

I have seen advice that Green Smoothies are not appropriate for serious athletes. My question is why would that be true? Athletes need the same nutrients that everyone else does, maybe in more massive amounts – hmmm – isn’t that one of the things that Green Smoothies delivers?

Green Smoothies are filled with protein for building muscle, water for hydration, amino acids, antioxidants, and every vitamin and mineral that anyone could ever need. Besides, athletes have all those additives that they use to enhance their performance, so why not just pop them into a Green Smoothie and call it a day!

I know, the majority of us are not serious competitive athletes, but we need the same nutrients when we are expending energy and asking our bodies to work harder than normal. These 10 Green Smoothie recipes have everything you need to power you up and keep your body healthy and happy while you exercise.

Super Powered Green Smoothie

This green smoothie has lots of taste options to give you the energy you need for a grueling workout! Try mixing and matching other greens in this one, so you get all the nutrients possible.

  • 1 Mango, peeled, pitted and chopped 
  • 1 Pear, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 10 strawberries, frozen
  • 10 Black Grapes, frozen
  • Gel from 1 whole Aloe Vera Leaf
  • 5 stalks Celery, chopped
  • 1 handful each Dandelion Greens, Parsley, Cilantro, Kale, Red Russian Kale, chopped
    ¼ cup Water or Crushed Ice

Process and then garnish with sprouts 

Green on Green Smoothie

Refreshing, energizing and delicious!

  • 1 Banana, frozen
  • ½ Avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1 Cucumber, chopped with peel intact
  • 4 stalks Celery, chopped
  • 1 Lime, peeled and seeded
  • 1 handful each Romaine Lettuce, Kale, Baby Spinach, Parsley
  • ½ to 1 cup Water, Coconut Water or crushed Ice

Blend and add liquid or ice as needed for smooth consistency.

Avocado Power Smoothie

Delicious and creamy as only Avocado can be!

  • 1 or 2 Avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 2 handfuls Kale
  • 2 tsps. Almond Milk (or other nut milk)
  • 1 tsp. Chia Seeds
  • ¼ cup Water
  • 1 cup Crushed Ice

Add raw honey or Stevia if you like it sweet, or Sea Salt and other spices you like.

Sweet Tater Time Green Smoothie

If you like your sweet potato pie, why not drink it?

  • 1 Sweet Potato, peeled and chopped in small pieces
  • ½ cup Walnuts, emulsified
  • 1 handful Baby Spinach, chopped
  • 1 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice (or spices you prefer)
  • 1 cup each Water and Crushed Ice 

To emulsify walnuts, combine them with 1 cup water and process until no walnut pieces can be seen. Then add the remaining ingredients and process. Add ice to make it cold.

Endurance Athlete’s Green Smoothie

This smoothie packs a punch of energy that lasts, and the nutrition to keep you going!

  • 3 Bananas, frozen and peeled (depends on quantity you want to make)
  • 1 Papaya Peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup Blueberries, frozen
  • 1 tbsp. Aloe Vera Gel
  • 2 handfuls each Baby Spinach and Kale, chopped
  • ¼ to ½ cup Almond Milk or Coconut Water
  • Any nut milk or emulsified nuts can be used.

Blue and Green Smoothie

Simple, delicious and full of energy enhancing vitamins!

  • 1 Banana, frozen and peeled
  • 1 ½ cups Blueberries, frozen
  • 1 tbsp. Aloe Vera Gel
  • 3 handfuls Baby Spinach, chopped
  • 2 tbsps. Agave Nectar
  • 2 cups Water or Crushed Ice

You can use more nectar if mixture is not sweet enough.

Passionate About Bananas Green Smoothie

Passion Fruit and bananas are a winning combination!  

  • 1 Banana, frozen and peeled
  • 4 Passion Fruit, seeds and flesh only
  • 1 Apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 4 large Silver Beet Leaves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. Chia Seeds, soaked
  • ½ cup Water or Crushed Ice

Chia Seeds will thicken mixture, so add water as needed.

Chocolate Pineapple Green Smoothie 

Chocolate lovers will want this one every day!

  • 1 Banana, frozen and peeled
  • 3 cups Pineapple Chunks, frozen and unsweetened
  • 2 handfuls Baby Spinach, chopped
  • 2 tbsps. Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1 ½ cups Pineapple Juice, all-natural, unsweetened

Adjust chocolate amount to taste.

Super Antioxidant Green Smoothie

Get lots of antioxidants and energy with this smoothie!

  • 1 Banana, frozen and peeled
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 3 handfuls Kale or Baby Spinach, chopped
  • 20 Dry Roasted Almonds, unsalted
  • 2 tbsps. Flax Seed, ground or Chia Seeds, soaked
  • 1 cup Green Tea, double strength (2 tea bags)
  • ½ cup Crushed Ice 

Emulsify almonds with green tea before adding other ingredients.

Dynamite Green Smoothie 

Energy that will blow you away!

  • 1 Banana, frozen and peeled
  • 1 Green Apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • ¼  Pineapple, fresh, peeled and cored
  • 3 stalks Celery, leaves on, chopped
  • 3 handfuls Baby Spinach or Mixed Spring Greens
  • 1 cup Water or Crushed Ice

If this one’s a little too tart, add some raw honey or stevia to sweeten.

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