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Simple Green Smoothie

It's good to get back to basics and have this go-to green smoothie that you can make on a whim and feel absolutely fantastic.
May 2, 2022 | Joy McCarthy

This green smoothie is really simple, really healthy and really yummy! I had originally named the title of this post exactly that but then I thought it was a bit "over the top" so, "simple green smoothie" it is!

Ingredients for green smoothie

It's good to get back to basics and have this go-to green smoothie that you can make on a whim and feel absolutely fantastic.

Let's look at some of the nutritional highlights:

  • Pineapple - excellent for digestive health and anti-inflammatory due to bromelain + phytonutrients
  • Avocados - great source of monounsaturated fatty acids for heart health and skin health, plus B6 for stress
  • Leafy greens - a great source of cleansing chlorophyll, energy metabolism supporting magnesium + folate
  • Celery - tons of fibre, great scrub for your gut
  • Hemp hearts - excellent source of an essential fat called GLA which is anti-inflammatory
  • Cucumber - great for shiny hair (just make sure you eat the peel)
  • Nut or seed butter - excellent source of healthy fats and vitamin E for skin + heart health
  • Flaxseeds - amazing source of lignans which are rich in polyphenols making them a cancer preventative food
  • Mint - soothes the gut plus rich in anti-inflammatory antioxidant phytonutrients like rosmarinic acid
  • Cinnamon - blood sugar balancing

Gree smoothie

The best part of this smoothie is that it really boosts your energy and vitality! I feel amazing when I start my day with this. It's also a great afterschool snack for kids. For our daughter Vienna, I add some frozen strawberries because they are a must in every smoothie these days for her.

Here's the recipe!

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  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 cup frozen avocado cubes or 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1 cup leafy greens (any kind)
  • 2 stalks celery
  • Half a cucumber
  • 1 tbsp nut or seed butter
  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseeds
  • 3-4 fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Non-dairy milk to desired consistency
  • Optional: 1 tbsp raw honey or stevia to sweeten
  1. Place all the ingredients into a blender and blitz until smooth and creamy.


Serves 1

Joy McCarthy looking at smoothie

Enjoy this fibre-rich, totally dairy-free, gluten-free, plant-based yummy smoothie. It will be love at first sip!

Have a great week!

Joy xo

May 2, 2022 BY Joy McCarthy
Jacqueline   •   May 3, 2022

Hi Joy, YUM! This sounds delicious! I can’t eat pineapple due to an allergy. What do you recommend as a substitute for pineapple? Thank you!

Joy McCarthy   •   May 4, 2022

Tina   •   May 4, 2022

Tried this simple green smoothie yesterday morning. So good and refreshing ! A great start to my day:)

Joy McCarthy   •   May 4, 2022

M Westlake   •   May 4, 2022

Is it ok to leave skin on cucumber?

Joy McCarthy   •   May 9, 2022

Margaret J.   •   May 5, 2022

This is great morning smoothy. Light but very satisfying and tasty. Love it!

Joy McCarthy   •   May 9, 2022

Michele   •   May 9, 2022

I thought so, I did! Thank you Joy! Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!


jennifer petrie   •   May 15, 2022

I just made it ,so yummy and energizing. thank you.

Joy McCarthy   •   May 16, 2022

Clara Bustamante de Betts   •   September 13, 2022

I will make sure to make it Thanks 😋🤩🤩

Joy McCarthy   •   September 13, 2022

Shelley   •   April 11, 2023

Hello What nut butter do you recommend and what seed butter do you suggest for this smoothie? Would like both options so I can send this to school as well ;)

Joy McCarthy   •   April 11, 2023

carol   •   April 26, 2024

I am usually rushed in the morning. Is it OK to make this smoothie the night before? Will I still get all the nutritional benefits?

Joy McCarthy   •   April 26, 2024

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