Thanksgiving Recovery: Green Smoothie Recipe

Green smoothies are a great way to get more healthy fruits, vegetables, and leafy greens into your diet. After the feasting at Thanksgiving, I am going to need to add smoothies back to my routine… at least until the New Year!


After all of the Thanksgiving feasting and the leftovers, I am ready for a re-set. Green smoothies are just the thing to do it. If you’ve never had a green smoothie this is a good recipe to start. It’s sweet but had lots of fiber. As your tastebuds acclimate, you can pull back on the sweetness and increase the greens. You’ll need a blender. I have a Vitamix (so fancy, I know!) but this should work with any blender.


  • 1 cup spinach (fresh)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup pineapple (You can use frozen fruit to speed up the prep.)
  • 1/2 cup mango (I don’t love mango, so I left this out and added a green apple.)
  • 1 banana (peeled)
  • 1/2 cup of Non-Fat Greek Yogurt
  • Ice


Put in the spinach. Add pineapple, mango (or whatever fruit you’re using), and banana. Put in the Greek yogurt. Add the water. Add the ice.

You can adjust the water/ice mix to reach the consistency you like. I like my smoothies a little big runny, so I use less ice and more water.

Once it’s blended, put it in a glass (or other drink container) and serve right away. You can store this in the fridge for a bit, but it’s best to drink smoothies right away.

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