Drink this creamy, dairy-free green protein smoothie for a naturally sweet start to power your busy days in just five minutes! Originally published January 2021. Last updated June 2023.
For me, it's non-negotiable that a smoothie be healthy and tasty. If you're trying to get more greens in, stay hydrated, cut added sugar, or cut down on dairy (but not creaminess because hello!), this sweet green protein power smoothie ticks all the boxes. Let's get into the details of this nutritional powerhouse!
What does it taste like?
Although this is a green protein smoothie, it doesn't taste like grass. You'll taste sweet berry and tropical fruit notes as well as a subtle hints of spice. There's a good balance of flavor!
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What You'll Need for this Recipe
We're focusing on every foods you can grab from your kitchen or grocery store for this recipe. Here's what goes into my easy superfood smoothie ingredient list.
Greens are required for a good green smoothie recipe and you can use whatever kind you have on hand--fresh or frozen. I like a super greens mix that incorporate a variety but baby spinach, swiss chard, or kale also work well.
Avocado is the texture star of this recipe to make a creamy green smoothie no banana! It lends thickness, healthy fat, and vitamins but you can't even taste it.
Blueberries add flavor and more fiber, superfood nutrients, and not a lot of sugar. Use fresh blueberries or frozen.
Ginger and Turmeric can be used fresh (preferred) or dried and ground here.
Protein Powder of your choice will help this smoothie keep you full and satisfied. I like this vegan protein powder but feel free to use your typical kind. Unflavored protein powder will be your best bet here so that it doesn't change the taste of the smoothie.
Check out the recipe card below for the full ingredient list, measurements, and instructions.
Tips & Tools
Grab a blender as well as a cutting board and knife to prepare the produce. This is a simple power greens smoothie so you won't need any special tools.
Can I make this smoothie ahead of time? Yes. In fact, this recipe makes multiple servings. Store in the refrigerator for up to three days.
What substitutions can I make in this recipe? Start with the greens! This creamy green drink is a great way to try new kinds of greens. Have you ever had a green Swiss chard smoothie? What about a green smoothie with arugula? Now is the time to mix it up.
How to make my smoothie cold without ice?
Use frozen ingredients. This is my number one tip and it works like a charm. I have sensitive teeth and tend to avoid ice in general but using frozen fruit and/or vegetables yield ice cold smoothies every time!
What Time of day should I drink green smoothies?
I like to think of my sweet green protein power smoothie as a nutrient dense breakfast smoothie because I typically start my day with it. You could also enjoy it as a light lunch on the go, sip a half portion for a healthy green snack, or even enjoy this protein-packed green smoothie after a sweaty workout.
It is pretty filling so the only time I wouldn't recommend drinking this green smoothie is close to bedtime.
How to Store a Green Smoothie to Keep it Fresh
This green smoothie recipe makes about three servings so you only have to bring out your blender a couple of times a week if you want to enjoy one every day. Just be sure to store the remaining servings in an airtight container (like a thermos or a mason jar) in the fridge.
Now that you've got your hands on my easy nutrient dense protein smoothie, I hope you'll enjoy it with your loved ones. And sharing is caring so be sure to pin this recipe for later and follow me over on Pinterest. Thanks for reading!
How to Make a Creamy Protein Smoothie without Dairy
Sweet Green Protein Power Smoothie
- 1 Blender
- 1 cutting board
- 1 knife
- 1 avocado
- 1 one-inch piece of ginger or about ½ teaspoon ground
- 1 one-inch piece turmeric or about ½ teaspoon ground
- 1 cup blueberries fresh or frozen
- 3 handfuls fresh greens like spinach, kale, Swiss chard or a blend
- 1 cup pineapple chunks fresh or frozen
- 2 cups orange juice or liquid of choice
- 2 servings protein powder
- Remove skin and seed from avocado. Remove skin from ginger and turmeric, if using fresh.
- Add avocado, ginger, turmeric, blueberries, greens, pineapple, orange juice, and protein powder to blender. Pulse until smoothie and uniform (about 45 seconds to one minute).
- Divide into three servings and enjoy immediately while cold.
- Refrigerate any unused servings in an airtight container such as a thermos or mason jar. Keeps for about three days.