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Three Ingredient Green Smoothie


posted: 01/11/18

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This three ingredient green smoothie recipe is made with simple ingredients: yogurt, banana, and spinach. A perfect, nutritious meal or snack and so delicious!

Make this spinach banana smoothie for breakfast or an afternoon snack!

This simple, healthy green smoothie recipe is one of my favorite go to snacks! Packed with vitamins, protein and lots of flavor, it blends smoothly and tastes absolutely scrumptious. I can’t get enough  three ingredient smoothies. They’re quick, flavorful and even kid approved! Honestly, smoothies are the best way I’ve discovered to get my kids to ingest any nutrition that isn’t found in mac & cheese. They love the pretty green color and they’ll never taste the spinach.

How do you get your kids to eat healthy foods? I would love to hear your suggestions in the comment section below!

You will feel full and happy after drinking this three ingredient green smoothie!


This smoothie is made with three simple ingredients:

  • Vanilla Yogurt: For a thicker, creamier smoothie, add more yogurt or Greek yogurt. If you want to make this a vegan spinach smoothie, use some soy yogurt. There are great brands on the market right now, and it is equally delicious with non-dairy yogurt.
  • Bananas: You can use a ripe banana and ice, or you can make it thicker by using frozen bananas. Keeping frozen bananas in your freezer is a great idea if you are making smoothies regularly. TIP: Peel and slice your bananas in half and freeze on a cookie sheet until they’re solid. Then transfer to a freezer safe bag for storage. Then you can just grab the amount you want for your smoothie.
  • Spinach:  This recipe calls for two cups of spinach. Spinach is so good for you, and if you are afraid of it, this is the perfect way to have it. You can also freeze spinach! It stays frozen for a couple of months and it’s easy to toss in to a smoothie.


The beauty of this spinach smoothie recipe is that it only has three ingredients. But you can add all kinds of yummy ingredients to a green smoothie for different flavors. If you add darker fruits like blueberries, cherries or blackberries, the green smoothie will taste delicious but will result in a brownish color. But these fruits listed below won’t affect the bright green color of the smoothie:

  • apples
  • oranges
  • pineapple
  • mango
  • kiwi
  • peaches
  • grapefruit
  • avocado


Spinach is perfect for green smoothies because it’s basically flavorless and yet packs in tons of vitamins. But you could try some of these green foods, which really don’t change the flavor of the smoothie but can add even more nutrients:

  • celery
  • kale
  • collard greens
  • romaine lettuce
  • chard
  • arugula


If you are looking for more great smoothie recipes, make sure you check out this Rise and Shine Smoothie. Definitely make this Almond Butter Banana Smoothie. And if you love the idea of making smoothies in the morning but the prep seems like too much, check out How to Make Freezer Smoothie Bags!

Only three easy ingredients for this green smoothie!

I always love trying new smoothie recipes, and I would love to hear from you! If you have a favorite smoothie, please drop me a comment below. And enjoy this refreshing, simple green drink today!

Only three easy ingredients for this green smoothie!
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Three Ingredient Green Smoothie

Serves: 1 huge smoothie or two small smoothies
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Prep: 5 minutes
This three-ingredient green smoothie recipe is made with simple ingredients. It is a perfect, nutritious meal or snack and so delicious!


  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt see note
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 cups baby spinach lightly packed


  • Blend all ingredients together and enjoy!


If you want a creamier smoothie, add more yogurt and use a frozen banana.
Serving: 1Smoothie Calories: 226kcal (11%) Carbohydrates: 48g (16%) Protein: 9.2g (18%) Fat: 1.6g (2%) Saturated Fat: 0.1g (1%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g Cholesterol: 5mg (2%) Sodium: 119.3mg (5%) Potassium: 785.1mg (22%) Fiber: 4.7g (20%) Sugar: 30.6g (34%) Vitamin A: 5880.5IU (118%) Vitamin C: 38.2mg (46%) Calcium: 166.3mg (17%) Iron: 1.8mg (10%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Only three easy ingredients for this green smoothie!

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  1. Thalia @ butter and brioche says

    My mornings usually begin with a smoothie for breakfast.. and I regularly change it up with different flavour combinations, so this recipe is perfect for me! Definitely going to be making your green smoothie, I love that it’s only 3 ingredients especially!

  2. heather @french press says

    I really need to start adding yogurt to my smoothies, this looks delicious, and if Quinn approves, I’m sure it is

  3. Tara says

    Okay… I’m going to trust you here. I don’t normally love (or even like) spinach, but I really need to get back on the smoothie train.

    This might be happening in our house this week! :)

  4. Nikki says

    ok, so I’ve been online while my 18 month old is sleeping for a couple of hours now, browsing things that will disguise other things for him because he’s recently decided to be a picky eater – so yes! SO GLAD I found this! EXACTLY what i’m looking for! I’m going to try it first things tomorrow… and yes… I am writing this at 2am because my 5 month old has decided that it’s not bedtime… *sigh* lol Thanks again for finding time to type this out!!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      You have your hands full Nikki!! Hang in there. I hope your big guy likes the smoothie!

  5. Mary says

    Am a diabetic and am looking for smoothies that don’t have a ton of ingredients will be tying this. What is the sugar content. I don’t care for sweet smothies

    • Lisa Longley says

      It all depends on what type of yogurt you use, but the nutritional information can be found at the bottom of the recipe.

  6. Mary says

    Just came across your 3 ingredient smoothie. I hope you have some that don’t include bananas. Every smoothie on line has a banana added

    • Lisa Longley says

      Here’s one: Cherry Vanilla Smoothie. Also, if you use an under ripe banana in a smoothie you get less of a banana taste.

  7. Julie says

    I have been looking for a healthy green smoothie. Will be making this today

    • Lisa Longley says

      I hope you enjoy it, Julie!

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