ABC Green Smoothie

Serves 1

5 Minute Prep Time

By Angela Simpson on September 20, 2016 , categorized in Smoothies

green smoothie

If you’re trying to clean up your nutrition during this back-to-school season by eating more plant-based meals, this recipe is a perfect introduction to green smoothies. Apple, banana and carrot are naturally sweet and completely mask the flavor of the greens that give the smoothie its vibrant hue.

For best results, use a frozen peeled banana rather than a fresh one. This will make the smoothie thicker and reduce the need for extra ice.


  • 1 scoop Vanilla Vega® Essentials
  • 1 big handful of your favorite mild-tasting greens, such as spinach or romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 peeled banana
  • 1/2 tart apple
  • 1 medium-sized carrot (6-7" length), peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup Silk® Unsweetened Original Almondmilk
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon (about 2 Tbsp)
  • 8 ice cubes


  1. Toss everything except for the ice into your blender and blend on high until completely smooth.

  2. Add the ice and continue blending until all pieces are crushed.

  3. Pour into a tall glass and serve.

Angela Simpson

Angela is an avid runner and triathlete, health coach, healthy food enthusiast, freelance recipe developer and regular contributor to Vega’s Expert Panel. Her goal is to encourage and inspire others to live their lives to the fullest, making the most of every day by setting goals and chasing them with passion. When she's not creating new recipes in her kitchen and working with clients, you'll find Angela out for a run, at the farmer's market, and exploring Vancouver, the city she's now proud to call home.