The best green smoothie recipe with spinach, kale, mangoes, and peaches. Cashews make this spinach and kale smoothie nice and creamy without using bananas. This delicious green smoothie recipe make a great breakfast or snack.
Adding leafy greens to your smoothies is a perfect way to get in added nutrients, plus it gives them a beautiful bright green color. If you are worried about tasting them too much, their flavor can be balanced by the fruit, like in this Sour Apple Green Smoothie with spinach, apples, and pineapple.
See all the juice and smoothie recipes on the site for some more inspiration.
Why this recipe works
- Made with simple ingredients
- Perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack
- Banana free smoothie with cashews for creaminess
- Using frozen fruit is best for smoothies to give them a better smooth and thick texture. This way you don’t have to add ice which can water down your smoothie.
- Meal prep! Add the ingredients for your smoothie into a freezer safe bag or container minus the milk and freeze individual portions. This way you can throw the frozen ingredients into the blender with milk and enjoy a single serving. You can add a splash of coconut water and let the frozen ingredients thaw out a little for easier blending.
Unsweetened non-dairy milk - While you can use any kind of milk, I typically find that regular milk makes smoothies too frothy. I personally use almond milk or oat milk in all my smoothies!
Spinach - Fresh spinach is great in smoothies! It has a mild flavor, and usually can not be detected in smoothies with sweet fruit ingredients. Baby spinach or regular spinach will both work.
Kale - Make sure to remove the stems from kale leaves before blending. Raw kale can be a tougher green but it's great in smoothies since it’s all blended down anyway, plus kale’s flavor will be balanced by the sweet ingredients. Use your leftover kale in this Quinoa and Kale Salad.
Frozen mango and peaches - For fruit, this smoothie uses frozen peaches and mangoes. You can usually purchase these already cut and frozen in grocery stores. You can substitute frozen mango easily for frozen strawberries.
Cashews - Since this smoothie does not contain bananas, cashews add a thick and creamy texture that is similar to bananas in smoothies. If you want to substitute, you can use a small frozen banana.
Honey - For added sweetness. You can substitute for agave or even maple syrup. Feel free to skip if you prefer the natural sweetness of fruit.
Chia seeds - Chia seeds are completely optional. They don’t really change the taste or texture when the smoothie is fully blended, but add a nice nutritional punch!
See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
How to Make a Kale and Spinach Smoothie
This easy kale spinach smoothie is as simple as blending and serving.
Add all smoothie ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until the mixture begins to come together.
Scrape down the sides and blend until smooth. Divide between two cups and enjoy immediately!
The great thing about smoothies is they are really customizable! You can add your favorite combinations of ingredients, and they still usually come out delicious! Here are some ideas for adding into your smoothie for extra nutrients and flavor.
- Pineapple - Pineapple is usually sweet and goes well with the kale and spinach in this recipe. Try this Healthy Mango Pineapple Smoothie.
- Nut butters - Peanut butter may be a little too overpowering for the flavors in this smoothie, but almond butter can be a great substitute for cashews.
- Fresh ginger - Ginger adds a fresh and bright zingy flavor to smoothies. Add a little at a time until you get the right flavor, as it can be overpowering if you add too much. If you love the fresh taste of ginger, try Ginger Juice!
- Protein powder - This can be a great addition to your fruit smoothies for an added dose of protein. When making a fruit smoothie, go for a vanilla or more neutral flavor protein powder.
- Greek yogurt - Adding a half cup of greek yogurt can be a great way to add more protein to your smoothie or smoothie bowl.
- Fruit juice - You can always add a splash of fruit juice to your smoothie like Fresh Orange Juice for a little extra flavor and balance.
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Kale and Spinach Smoothie Recipe
- 1 ¼ cups unsweetened non-dairy milk I used almond
- 2 cups spinach packed
- 1 cup kale stems removed and packed
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1 cup frozen peaches
- ½ cup cashews
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds optional
- Place all ingredients in a blender, and turn onto low, until the mixture begins to come together.
- Turn the blender off, and scrape down the sides of the blender. Turn the blender back on, gradually turning to high speed.
- Blend for 5 minutes, or until smooth. If needed, add ¼ - ½ cup water to the blender.
- Divide the smoothie mixture between two cups and enjoy immediately.
- You can substitute frozen mango easily for frozen strawberries.
- While you can use any kind of milk, I typically find that regular milk makes smoothies too frothy. I personally use almond milk or oat milk in all my smoothies!
- Chia seeds are completely optional. They don’t really change the taste or texture when the smoothie is fully blended, but add a nice nutritional punch!