9 Delicious Green Smoothie Recipes That Fill You Up {eat the fats, absorb the nutrients}

What makes these 9 green smoothie recipes more satisfying than your average blended beverage? Healthy fats! You can make a healthy green smoothie with just fruits and greens, but adding a little fat can make the smoothie more nutritious and keep you energized till lunchtime.

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Ok so I know I rave about healthy fats {like here}, but to be completely honest it took me a long time to actually eat fats. Yes, I’d heard about all the benefits of healthy fats — great skin, hair, nails, heart health, energy and weight loss — but even a year ago I was still stuck in the 1900’s, scared to death of healthy fats!

I mean, it only seemed logical that if I ate fat I would increase my body fat percentage. Does this scenario sound familiar? If so, I challenge to ask, is your 1,200 calorie diet really working for you anyway? 

It wasn’t for me. So I slowly started adding these ‘healthy fats’ nutrition experts were raving about — 1/4 of an avocado here, 1 tbsp of coconut and flax oil there, and well let’s be honest you never had to convince me to eat nuts or nut butters. As a result, not only did I feel like binging on bags of trail mix less, but I had more energy. Why? Because fat is a macronutrient that provides your body with immediate energy. And we all can use some more of that, am I right?

One of my favorite ways to add healthy fats to my diet is by adding it to my morning does of greens, in the form of smoothie. Green smoothies can get a bad rap for tickling hunger or tasting a little ‘too green’. So I’ve rounded up 9 green smoothie combinations that actually fill you up {and taste amazing too…even for green smoothie newbies}!

beginner berry blend green smoothie from nourish move love

this simple, 5 ingredient berry blend got me hooked on green smoothies. And it’s how I got my husband to start drinking them too. It’s particularly great for breakfast, and a great way to convert non-breakfast eaters. Healthy fat: nut butter.

beginner berry blend green smoothie from www.nourishmovelove.com

Five-Ingredient Go-to Green Smoothie from The Real Food RDs

With five powerhouse ingredients — banana, spinach, avocado, milk and protein — this creamy, go-to, green sipper is a a nutritious way to kickstart your day. Bonus, this recipe has the expert stamp of approval as it was developed by my favorite dietitians, Stacie and Jessica, so you know it’s healthy and delicious! Healthy fat: avocado.

Five-Ingredient-Go-To-Green-Smoothie from www.simplynourishedrecipes.com

Peanut Lovers Green Smoothie from Fit Foodie Finds

Do I even need to give this not-so-green smoothie and intro? I mean the name says it all, peanut lovers wrap your peanut butter fingers around this one. And no fear, Lee has you nut-free folks covered with options to sub sunflower seeds and sun butter. Fit Foodie Finds you’re always a crowd pleaser. Healthy fat: peanuts and peanut butter.

peanut lovers green smoothie from www.fitfoodiefinds.com

Blueberry Green Smoothie Bowl from The Healthy Maven 

Don’t let this purple bowl deceive you; with two cups of greens and avocado this smoothie bowl couldn’t possibly be more green. This recipe hails all the way from Canada as Davida’s go-to smoothie bowl. The healthy maven claims that once you eat your smoothie with a spoon you’ll never go back…try for yourself and see. Healthy fat: avocado and optional nut butter and seed toppings.

Blueberry-Green-Smoothie-Bowl from www.thehealthymaven.com

Avocado Smoothie Bowl with Cashew Cream from Food Faith Fitness

This may look like another avocado smoothie bowl, but Taylor adds a nutty cashew cream that blends well with banana for a thick and creamy, superfood-filled breakfast or snack! Ladies, Food Faith Fitness won over her hubby with this one and it wasn’t because it’s the most beautiful bowl on the block either. Healthy fat: cashews, avocado, and greek yogurt.

avocoado-smoothie-bowl from www.foodfaithfitness.com

Cashew Butter Green Smoothie from The Almond Eater

Two layers = double the fun! Erin starts with a bottom layer of banana and cashew butter and adds a top layer of avocado and spinach. You’re sure to be a healthy fat super-fan after sipping on this vegan smoothie that will keep you full all morning long. The Almond Eater has made playing with food totally acceptable in adulthood. Healthy fat: cashew butter, chia seeds, and avocado.

Cashew-Butter-Green Smoothie from www.thealmondeater.com

Low Sugar Green Smoothie Bowl from Honestly Nourished 

Low in sugar, high in healthy fats; just how i like it. But Katie doesn’t stop there, she gives you all the healthy details on this beautiful bowl on her blog. As a dietitian, Honestly Nourished knows that all green smoothie bowls are not created equal, but she’s got you covered with a nourishing bowl of healthy fats, high-quality protein, metabolism-boosting spices, and a bit of low sugar fruit for natural sweetness. Healthy fat: avocado, almond butter, brazil nuts, and chia seeds.

ps — notice both dietitians {simply nourished recipes and honestly nourished} recommend adding collagen to your green smoothie; clearly I need to purchase this protein-packed powder like yesterday!

Low Sugar Green Smoothie Bowl from www.honestlynourished.com

The Best Green Smoothie Bowl from The Balanced Berry

This smoothie bowl is packed with spinach, avocado, and banana, but the customizable toppings make this filling bowl ‘the best green smoothie bowl.’ Les blends together a nutritious smoothie base and then let’s you pick the toppings. The balanced berry likes hers topped with banana slices, coconut, and granola {and I say more granola}!  Healthy fat: avocado, chia seeds, and optional seed toppings.

The-Best-Green-Smoothie-Bowl from www.thebalancedberry.com

Almond Butter and Jelly Smoothie from In It 4 The Long Run

Ok so this isn’t necessarily a ‘green’ smoothie, but all my childhood memories came flooding back when I saw this recipe from Georgie. And with only 5 ingredients, it simply looked too good not to share. so add a cup of greens and blend up this all-American classic from In It 4 The Long Run. Healthy fat: almond butter.

Almond butter and Jelly Smoothie from www.init4thelongrun.com

Tell me of these 10 recipes which one screams, ‘my jam’ to you? Comment below. 

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6 comments
    • Hi Alana! Absolutely! I’m a huge fan of making my smoothies the night before or making them in bulk! Prep the night before, put in a mason jar in the fridge and grab and go in the morning (with a good shake before enjoying) — if it’s going to be in the fridge for 1+ days throw it in the freezer and then set in the fridge the night before to thaw so you can grab and go! Enjoy!

  1. Hi Lindsey, nice to meet you. I love your blog!

    My husband and I drink a green smoothie every day sometimes twice.

    I host a weekly link up on Friday, Living a Life of Fitness Health & Happiness and I would love to have you join! It’s a great way to meet new bloggers and to introduce your blog to new readers. They’re going to love it 🙂

    If you’re interested you can check out last week’s link up here http://jillconyers.com/2016/01/30-delicious-healthy-vegetarian-soup-recipes/

    Have an awesome day!

    • Hi Jill! Thanks for checking out my blog. Love your Friday link up idea and I’m totally interested. I’ll take a look at your blog and message you! Thank you! xo-Lindsey

  2. OOOOO! So many good smoothies to try! I am all about adding fat to my smoothie – just added half an avocado to my smoothie for the morning!

    • Right — I think this is my best blog post yet! I love all the amazing women behind these smoothies and bowls! And I’ve created my healthy relationship with fats…not a day goes by without them now!