Green Start Smoothie

Serves 1

5 Minute Prep Time

By Angela Simpson on December 29, 2016 , categorized in Breakfast

green smoothie

With holiday indulgences behind us, you might be craving some lighter fare these days. Even better, if you’ve resolved to drink more green smoothies this year, here’s an easy and delicious one to add to your rotation. New to green smoothies? Stick to mild-tasting greens like romaine and spinach for a while. Then experiment with others – baby kale, chard, and beet greens – the possibilities are endless!


  • 1 serving Vanilla Vega® Essentials
  • or your favorite Vanilla Vega plant-based protein powder
  • 1 cup water or Silk® Original Unsweetened Almondmilk
  • 1 big handful mixed baby greens, such as baby kale, chard and spinach
  • 1/3 cup tart green apple, cored and diced
  • 1/3 cup diced pear
  • 1/3 cup sliced cucumber
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 6 to 8 ice cubes


  1. Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.

  2. Adjust the consistency with a little more almond milk or ice if needed.

  3. Pour into a 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.