Triple Threat Green Smoothie

Triple Threat Green Smoothie

I always thought that a green smoothie had to be made with juice or milk.

That it had to be sweet, thick and filling.

And, because of the loads of healthy fats and protein, that a green smoothie just couldn’t be less than 300 calories.

And banana? Oh, it HAS to have banana in it.

When I make a green smoothie for myself? It’s banana-filled.

What’s up with that?

Triple Threat Green Smoothie

I’m on a mission to create a different kind of green smoothie.

A snacky smoothie.

A “I just want to drink my greens but I don’t want need a meal replacement” kind of smoothie.

A smoothie that is going to spark my energy, load me full of healthy ingredients, and refuel my day.

A smoothie that’s light, cooling and fresh. Very similar to the Watermelon Smoothie Cooler I shared with you earlier this month.

And, I think I’ve got just the recipe…

Triple Threat Green Smoothie

If I had to rate this green smoothie based on it’s ‘granola factor’, I’d give it a 9 out of 10. It’s naturally sweet, but if you’re new to smoothies and quite enjoy the sweet variety, this may not be your cup of tea.

If you like your smoothies sweet, try adding 20 green grapes (the sweet ones!) to the mix.

Or, add a bit of vanilla protein powder to boost the flavor.

Or, maybe a splash of honey, maple syrup or your favorite sweetener of choice.

I quite enjoy the subtle taste of cucumber, melon and plum that shines through this smoothie… but it’s not for everyone!

Triple Threat Green Smoothie

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Triple Threat Green Smoothie
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Recipe type: Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Nut-free, Egg-free
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Serves: 1
 
A green smoothie that's under 130 calories with loads of green power! Made with brewed green tea for an extra morning jolt of healthy energy.
Ingredients
  • 10 ounces brewed green tea, cooled (you could also just use water)
  • 1 cup cubed honeydew melon
  • 1 plum, pitted
  • 20 green grapes, optional (to add sweetness)
  • ½ cucumber, skin removed and chopped
  • 1 large handful spinach
  • 3-4 ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to the jug of your blender in the order they are listed and blend for 20-30 seconds, until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately.
Notes
Adding protein powder or chia see into the mix will help with separation. I don't mind the separation (I just swish the mixture around and it goes away!) but it's a preference thing.

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Triple Threat Green Smoothie

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  1. This sounds good. I usually throw 2 handfuls of spinach in with a glass of water, 1 T ground flax and one scoop of good vanilla protein powder and call that breakfast, a snack or lunch. I think it tastes pretty good but, I will have to try this variation.

  2. Sounds delish! Can’t wait to try this…I’ve fallen off the wagon of clean eating and I can FEEL it and see it’s effects on my body. :( This sounds like a wonderful – and uncomplicated – juice to easy me back in. Can’t wait to try it!

  3. Funny, I have never been a huge banana person so I almost never put them into my green smoothies. This recipe looks great for summer, I like the idea of adding cucumber!

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