Green breakfast smoothie in two glasses

Green breakfast smoothie

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(16 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins No cook


Serves 2

Blitz healthy ingredients for an energy-boosting breakfast. Using unsweetened brown rice milk fortified with calcium and vitamins makes it more nutritious

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal243
  • fat10g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs27g
  • sugars18g
  • fibre6g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.4g
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  • 1 handful spinach (about 50g/2oz), roughly chopped



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  • 100g broccoli florets, roughly chopped



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  • 2 celery sticks



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  • 4 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 1 banana



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  • 300ml rice milk (good dairy alternative - we used one from Rude Health)
  • ¼ tsp spirulina or 1 scoop of greens powder or vegan protein powder (optional)



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  1. Whizz 300ml water and the ingredients in a blender until smooth.

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Samantha Ali
7th Apr, 2020
I used 2 tbsp. of dessicated coconut instead of 4. I wish I had used one. This smoothie was tasty, however, it put me right to sleep, not sure if that was just coincidence. I finished it in the same day. A good breakfast and filling enough.
2nd Nov, 2019
Some good ideas here.....I have a green smoothie most mornings in summer. I use a handful of baby spinach leaves (which are sweeter and less bitter than standard spinach), I add fresh mango or strawberries, the juice from half a small lime, half an avocado and the water from two Thai drinking coconuts - and if possible the flesh from inside them if I can scrape any out. Delicious
Elisabeth K
7th Sep, 2019
I used half goat milk and half full fat milk. Skipped broccoli, banana and coconut (latter forgotten). Added pumpkin seeds instead of the last ingredient. Lots of changes but the idea of spinach and celery worked very well.
17th Jan, 2017
Great smoothie. I hadn't tried a green smoothie before as it sounded like something I wouldn't like. I'm so glad I gave it a go as it was really nice. I used coconut milk instead of rice milk, a very ripe banana, frozen spinach instead of fresh. I definitely will make it again.
20th Feb, 2016
This was my first green smoothie, and I was pleasantly surprised. I'm not one who is bothered by textured, just as well, as I had not read the recipe properly and missed adding 300ml of water. So the next time I make it should be smoother had for breakfast 3 times this week!
1st Feb, 2016
Wasn't expecting this to be nice, but really enjoyed it. Have made it 3 times this week. 4Stars
19th Aug, 2015
I was a little bit unsure about this one after reading some of the comments, but I thought I'd give it a try anyway. Well I wish I hadn't, as it tasted absolutely vile. Not recommended!
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Carol Joseph
8th Jun, 2020
If you want to ensure green drinks taste good (or better!), add 1/2-1 inch of ginger; 1 x green Granny Smith's apple as it has a sharper taste which is great in your smoothie or jucie; 1/2-whole lime or lemon (or mix). My measurements are not set in stone, so up to you to add to taste. Give it a try again! :-)
27th Jan, 2015
I didn't find this a pleasant experience at all!. Very hard to get it smooth with raw broccoli and celery in it. I only had almond milk, so maybe with rice milk the taste is better. Also the dessicated coconut adds to the bittiness. Not nice.
23rd Jan, 2015
Well, I couldn't get the rice milk, so I made it with normal milk (plus a little bit of coconut milk). I would use a bit more banana in that case, as it clearly lacks some sweetness (I have heard that rice milk is naturally sweeter).


22nd Jan, 2015
Couldn't find rice milk at the store. How can I substitute it? (I'm not allergic to anything..) Would coconut milk, or normal milk work? What about Oat milk(drink)?
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22nd Jan, 2015
Hi Akhobadze, thanks for your question. Any of those suggestions should work fine although we haven't tested it with an alternative milk, and please be aware it will change the nutritional content. Let us know how you get on. 
7th Jan, 2015
Could I use a juicer for this?
goodfoodteam's picture
9th Jan, 2015
Hi lilita thanks for your question. You really need a blender for this recipe as putting it through a juicer will remove all the pulp making it too thin and won't leave you enough of the ingredients for a portion. 
Carol Joseph's picture
Carol Joseph
8th Jun, 2020
If you want to ensure green drinks taste good (or better!), add 1/2-1 inch of ginger, 1 x green Granny Smith's apple, 1/2-whole lime or lemon (or mix). My measurements are not set in stone, so up to you. Avoid full fat milk - all that calcium is in the green veg and full fat is 2nd-hand calcium (casein) and encourages build up of excess phlegm. Vegetables high in protein include lima beans, bean sprouts, green peas, spinach, sweet corn, asparagus, artichokes, brussels sprouts, mushrooms, and broccoli.
24th Jul, 2018
Add in a handful of frozen Cauliflower florets for a colder, thicker, smoothie. (It won’t taste of Cauli, I promise!)
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