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This simple dairy-free green smoothie recipe is loaded with vitamins and nutrients, all from just 4 basic ingredients. Naturally sweetened with dates, deliciously creamy thanks to a fresh banana and almond milk, and vibrantly green from raw baby spinach. A great option if you (or your kids) need your veggies “disguised”!

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🥬 What Makes This Recipe So Good

  • With spinach, bananas, almond milk, and dates, this easy green smoothie is literally packed with nutrients! Spinach brings vitamins A, C, and K to the table, along with minerals like iron and calcium. The banana is a great source of potassium. Dates are full of iron and antioxidants. All 3 are rich in natural fiber, too, which can help with digestion.
  • There’s zero prep involved here. Just toss everything into a blender and blend until smooth! You’re welcome to customize the ingredients however you like – add blueberries, chia seeds, use maple syrup instead of dates, etc. – but the process is still really straightforward.
  • I don’t know about you, but I pretty much always have these 4 ingredients on hand. That means not only is this smoothie recipe super easy, it’s also SUPER convenient to throw together literally whenever.

👩🏼‍🍳 Chef’s Tips

  • As-is, this green smoothie only contains roughly 4g of protein. If you’re intending this to be a breakfast or a post-workout drink, or you just want it to be even more filling, add a scoop of protein powder that fits your dietary needs. Both vanilla and chocolate powders would work well!
  • For a thinner consistency, add a little more almond milk and blend well. If it’s too thin, though, you won’t be able to take any almond milk back out. Instead, you’ll need to add more of the spinach, banana, and/or dates to offset the excess liquid.
  • Make sure to blend the ingredients really well – and then blend them a little more! You don’t want any chunks or lumps left in the blender.
  • For a really cold smoothie that won’t get watered down, don’t add ice – slice and freeze the banana instead! The frozen banana slices can go straight from the freezer into the blender. Not only will they make the smoothie super frosty, they’ll make it thicker, too.
4-Ingredient Green Smoothie. Easy, quick, cheap, deeeeelicioius.

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Recipe By: Cheryl Malik

4-Ingredient Green Smoothie

Prep 10 minutes
Cook 0 minutes
Total 10 minutes
The simplest, easiest, most delicious(est) green smoothie you've ever blended. High in potassium, iron, and B vitamins.
1 smoothie


  • standard blender


  • 2 handfuls raw baby spinach organic preferred, approximately 1 cup
  • 2-3 Medjool dates or Deglet Noor dates, see Notes
  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk see Notes
  • 1 medium banana


  • Add spinach, dates, almond milk, and banana to blender. Secure lid on blender and blend on high speed 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture is entirely smooth.
  • Transfer smoothie into serving glass and enjoy immediately.
  • Almond Milk & Dates: If you only have sweetened almond milk on hand, use 1-2 fewer dates.

Approximate Information for One Serving

Serving Size: 1smoothieCalories: 271calProtein: 4gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 269mgPotassium: 924mgTotal Carbs: 65gFiber: 8gSugar: 47gNet Carbs: 57gVitamin A: 2960IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 291mgIron: 2mg
Nutrition Disclaimers
Number of total servings shown is approximate. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including any optional ingredients. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by the desired number of servings. Result will be the weight of one serving.

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    1. And it makes you feel so dern healthy when you’re drinking it. Except it’s super delicious, so it doesn’t feel THAT healthy. You know what I mean? I know you do, Pang! 😀

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