The Green Smoothie

December 21, 2023

Written by Fay Nutrition & Dietetics

Medically reviewed by Suzanna Thoe, RD

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Servings: 1

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time:  10 minutes


  • 1 cup fresh spinach or kale leaves, tightly packed
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 green apple, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 cup cucumber slices
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds or flaxseeds (optional, for added nutrients)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
  • A squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice
  • 1 tsp honey or maple syrup (optional, for added sweetness)
  • Ice cubes (optional)


  1. Blend Greens First: In your blender, combine the spinach (or kale) and almond milk. Blend on high until smooth. This helps in achieving a smoother texture for your smoothie.
  2. Add Fruits: Add the banana, green apple slices, and cucumber to the blender.
  3. Enhance with Optional Ingredients: If desired, add chia or flaxseeds, honey or maple syrup, and ice cubes.
  4. Final Blend: Blend on high speed until the entire mixture is smooth and creamy. If the smoothie is too thick, you can add a bit more almond milk to reach your desired consistency.
  5. Serve: Pour the smoothie into a glass, garnish with a slice of cucumber or apple if desired, and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts (per Serving)
  • Calories: 185
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 38g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7g
  • Sugars: 22g
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 180mg

Please note: These nutritional values are estimated based on the ingredients used. For a more accurate nutritional breakdown, it's recommended to use a specific nutritional calculator or software.

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Fay Nutrition & Dietetics

Written by Fay Nutrition & Dietetics

Fay Nutrition & Dietetics is elevating the role that food plays in our healthcare system by making nutrition therapy by a board-certified Registered Dietitian more accessible and affordable. People meet with a nutrition expert paid for by their health insurance and see progress across a number of health conditions: diabetes, eating disorders, heart disease, and many others.

Suzanna Thoe, RD

Medically Reviewed by Suzanna Thoe, RD

Suzanna is a Board Certified and Licensed Registered Dietitian. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Purdue University and completed her clinical internship and Masters of Business Administration at Dominican University. Suzanna has been a RD for almost 4 years and helps her clients understand the ‘why’ behind science-backed action items to move them towards their goals.