Favorite Green Smoothie


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Orange juice, green grapes, a banana and a generous handful of spinach combine to make our Favorite Green Smoothie. This is the easiest (and quite possibly the tastiest) green smoothie we make.

The best Green Smoothies shouldn't taste "green" at all! - recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

If you are new to green smoothies, this is the place to start. This was the first green smoothie that I tried and my whole family has loved it from the start.

For over four years now, this has been our go-to green smoothie. My kids all love it and this is easily the most frequently made smoothie in our home. I PROMISE that you can not taste the “green” in this green smoothie. My four year old has been requesting this smoothie since he was 18 months old, pulling the spinach out of the fridge and setting it next to the blender pitcher.

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If you are looking for more smoothie inspiration, check out this collection of 50 Healthy and Delicious Smoothie Recipes or view all of the smoothie recipes here on the blog. I may not share the recipes as frequently as I did when we first started the blog, but my kids are still every bit as much in love with their breakfast, lunch, or snack smoothies.

If you’re looking for more healthy breakfast ideas, these Breakfast Casserole Muffin Cups and these 2 Ingredient Pancakes are great options. Banana Breakfast Bars and Egg White Delight Sandwiches are terrific make ahead breakfasts that can be stashed in the freezer for the busiest of mornings. 

Favorite Green Smoothie Recipe - the best green smoothies don't taste "green" at all!

Kitchen Tip: I use this blender to make this recipe.

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Favorite Green Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 10 oz servings


  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 very large handful baby spinach leaves
  • 1 cup green grapes frozen
  • 1 medium banana frozen


  • Layer the ingredients into the blender in the order listed. Puree until completely smooth. Enjoy!


Calories: 160kcal · Carbohydrates: 40g · Protein: 2g · Sodium: 3mg · Potassium: 603mg · Fiber: 2g · Sugar: 29g · Vitamin A: 335IU · Vitamin C: 69.5mg · Calcium: 21mg · Iron: 0.7mg
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{originally posted 08/28/11 – recipe notes and photos updated 2/3/15}

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Mary Younkin

Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Barefeet In The Kitchen says

    My kids drink every single smoothie I have posted. If it doesn't pass the kid test, then I don't post the smoothie. 🙂 That said, they've been drinking smoothies for years and probably are more open to them than some kids might be.

    This particular smoothie is their favorite. It is pretty sweet and you don't taste the spinach a bit. They think the green is just plain "cool" and they like that. This really is an excellent combination to try if someone is new to green smoothies.

  2. Barefeet In The Kitchen says

    Anonymous – I'm sure that contributes to why we enjoy it so much. For what it is worth, 20oz of soda contains 65g of sugar and plenty of chemicals. I'll happily feed my kids a 1/2 cup of OJ, spinach, grapes and a banana and call it healthy.

    I'd rather my children and I consume our sugars via natural fruits than sodas, so I'll accept this and the sugars it contains. Obviously, it isn't for everyone, but it works well for us.

  3. Bo says

    What's up with anon comment people??? I make my nearly daily green smoothie with spinach, milk,and frozen mango…oh and a little honey.

  4. Tristin @ Two Girls Being Crafty says

    Just got a Vitamix and I've been making green smoothies for my little one–she's a great eater but I love that I can pack in greens and she have her gulp them down!

    You have some fab smoothie recipes–thanks for posting them.

    Also, like you said, "sugar" via grapes/bananas/orange juice is much preferred over other sources. Kudos to you to nourishing your family with real food.

  5. Becky says

    I started using this recipe after spending Thanksgiving with your sister! To cut down on the sugar/calories since I'm trying to lose weight, I started using almond milk instead of OJ and I actually like the drink better!

  6. Mary says

    Becky, I'm so glad that you found a perfect smoothie for yourself. Glad you had fun with Jen too, the girl sure does love her smoothies these days.;)

  7. Anonymous says

    This is really good. I forgot to buy grapes so I used strawberries instead. I put in a pretty good handful of spinach and all I taste is the banana and a hint of the berries. Nice healthy bfast, and probably a great thing to have if you're hungover!

  8. Toots says

    This is the first green smoothie I ever tried. I make all types of different ones now but this one is still my favorite. I always make sure to have bananas on my counter and grapes in my freezer so I can throw it together

    • Mary says

      You really can't taste the spinach in this smoothie, Ahlun. I doubt that we'd enjoy it nearly so much if we could!