This ginger green smoothie is so refreshing with the creamiest texture. It’s packed with nutrients thanks to healthy ingredients like spinach, chia seeds, and almond butter. You’ll love this easy green smoothie recipe!

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As a Registered Dietitian, I’ll always encourage you to get your greens in! One of the easiest and most delicious ways to eat your greens is in a green smoothie. My favorite green to add to smoothies is spinach. You can blend up cups of raw spinach with all your other favorite smoothie ingredients and not taste a thing! And just look at that vibrant green color.

This ginger green smoothie is so refreshing and perfect for a light breakfast or post-workout snack. Filled with simple and nutritious ingredients, it has a good balance of plant-based protein, dietary fiber, carbohydrates, and healthy fats. It’s vegan, gluten free, dairy free, and soy free.

Ingredients in ginger green smoothie

Below, all the ingredients you need to make this ginger green smoothie:

  • Banana: Frozen banana contributes sweetness and creamy texture to this smoothie. If you’re not a fan of banana, you can make this smoothie with your favorite frozen fruit like frozen mango, berries, or peaches.
  • Baby spinach: A few big handfuls of baby spinach go into this smoothie, but you won’t be able to taste it! You can also use kale for this recipe, but kale tends to have a bit of a stronger flavor in green smoothies.
  • Fresh ginger: A big knob of fresh ginger adds a zesty and refreshing flavor to this smoothie.
  • Almond butter adds a dose of healthy fats to this smoothie. You can also use another nut or seed butter like peanut butter or cashew butter.
  • Chia seeds and flax seeds: These seeds both add plant-based protein, fiber, and healthy fats to this smoothie. You can use help seeds interchangeably with both of these ingredients.
  • Almond milk is the liquid in this smoothie. Add more almond milk if you prefer a thinner smoothie.
  • Cinnamon

As with all smoothie recipes, just add all the ingredients to a blender together and blend it up until smooth and creamy. This recipe makes two servings. I love to drink smoothies with these reusable metal straws!

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Spinach nutrition benefits

This healthy green smoothie is packed with fresh spinach, a highly nutritious food to include in your diet. Three cups of raw spinach contains

  • 2 grams of dietary fiber
  • 2 grams of protein
  • An excellent source of several micronutrients, including Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and manganese.
  • A good source of iron and potassium

Some of the fiber in spinach comes from soluble fiber. Eating 5-10 grams of soluble fiber per day can help lower “bad” LDL cholesterol levels.

Ginger nutrition benefits

Ginger has been used for thousands of years in traditional and alternative medicine to treat various ailments. It is effective for treating nausea, including morning sickness. Ginger contains a powerful compound called gingerol, which is responsible for ginger’s medicinal properties.

Eating ginger can also help fight infections and aid with digestion, thanks to gingerol.

Chia seeds and flax seeds nutrition benefits

Both chia seeds and flax seeds are nutrient dense foods to have in your diet. They have similar nutrient profiles, as they are both good sources of plant-based protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber.

These seeds are also high in many micronutrients. Flax seeds are particularly high in manganese, magnesium, and thiamine. Chia seeds are particularly high in phosphorus, calcium, and selenium.

Both chia seeds and flax seeds contain ALA omega-3 fatty acid. This type of omega-3 fatty acid isn’t as readily absorbed by the body as other types EPA and DHA, but is still linked to decreased risk of heart disease.

Banana nutrition benefits

Bananas are a healthy fruit to include in your diet. One medium banana contains:

  • 3 grams of fiber
  • 422 mg (12 percent of your daily needs) of potassium
  • A good source of Vitamin C
  • An excellent source of Vitamin B-6
two glasses of ginger green smoothie on a cutting board with metal straws, ingredients around the smoothies

Meal prep smoothie tips

This smoothie is best if you drink it right after making it. If you have leftover smoothie or want to make it ahead of time, you can pour it into an ice cube tray and freeze the smoothie into cubes for up to a month. Just add the smoothie cubes to your blender with some liquid when you want to make a smoothie!

To make this smoothie even faster for meal prep, you can prepare smoothie packs ahead of time to keep in your freezer. To do this, add all the ingredients (except almond milk and ice) to an airtight bag. Put the bag in your freezer, then when you’re ready to make your smoothie, dump all the ingredients into your blender with almond milk and ice.

More healthy smoothie recipes to try

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Ginger Green Smoothie

two green smoothies in glasses with metal straws on a cutting board, ingredients around the smoothies

This ginger green smoothie is so refreshing with the creamiest texture. It’s packed with nutrients thanks to healthy ingredients like spinach, chia seeds, and almond butter. You’ll love this easy green smoothie recipe!

  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: serves 2 1x
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: blender
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

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  • 1 3/4 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup ripe frozen banana
  • 2 big handfuls of baby spinach
  • 12 inch knob fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp flax seedsĀ 
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Handful of ice

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender in the order listed.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy, about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  3. Pour into two glasses and enjoy!

Notes

Add more almond milk if you prefer a thinner smoothie.

Keywords: vegan, gluten free, ginger green smoothie

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