Quick, easy, and flavorful. People shy away from greens in their smoothies, but this one will have you feeling otherwise. We also include a few ways you can customize your smoothie to make it your own. — Vanessa Rissetto

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3 ways to make it your own

  • Substitute chocolate protein powder for vanilla or unflavored collage peptides.
  • Swap ground flax seeds for ground chia seeds.
  • Replace peanut butter with almond butter or sunflower seed butter.
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Make-It-Your-Own Green Smoothie

Serves 1


snack, light meal

Prep Time: 5min

About this recipe:

You can learn to love green in your smoothie with this simple, easy, and delicious recipe and the ability to make it your own.

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup (30 grams) baby spinach, fresh or frozen (wring out moisture if frozen)
  • 2 scoops collagen protein powder or vegan protein powder
  • 1 tbsp. (7 grams) ground flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp. (15 mL) peanut butter (or nut butter of your choice)
  • 1 cup (237 mL) almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • Sliced almonds, for serving
  1. Add banana, spinach, protein powder, ground flaxseed, peanut butter, and almond milk to a high speed blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. If smoothie needs more liquid, add more almond milk or water.
  3. Pour into a cup, top with sliced almonds, and enjoy!