Nutrition,  Quick and Easy

3 Easy Delicious Green Smoothies without the Greens

I am presenting to you three wonderful easy to make green smoothies that are packed with nutrients and fruits.  The only thing is that these green smoothies are a little bit different.  They do not contain your normal type of greens, like kale or spinach.  Instead of greens what makes these smoothies highly nutritional and green is a supplement called spirulina.  I prefer spirulina in my green smoothies because of the high amounts of minerals and nutrients.  And you don’t have to worry about it spoiling in your refrigerator like greens do.


Spirulina is  an organism which grows in salt and fresh water.  It’s basically blue-green algae.  However there’s nothing basic about spirulina.  Spirulina contains just about every nutrient you can think of needed in a body.    A tablespoon of spirulina contains:

  • 4 grams of protein
  • 11% of RDA vitamin B1
  • 15% of RDA vitamin B2
  • 4% of RDA vitamin B3
  • 21% of RDA of copper
  • 11% of RDA of iron

It also contains omega 3s and omega 6s with amino acids comparable to what’s in eggs. (1)

There are numerous benefits taking spirulina.  It supports cellular health and supports healthy aging by boosting the immune system.  Spirulina also has anti-inflammatory and high anti-oxidant properties. (2)  It also helps prevent cardiovascular disease and liver disease. (3)

Hawaiian Spirulina

My preference of spirulina is definitely Hawaiian spirulina.  Hawaiian spirulina is very high quality.  It’s exclusively grown in Kona, Hawaii and is certified, gluten-free, vegan, kosher, halal and Non-GMO verified.    Hawaiian spirulina has more nutrition gram per gram than any other spirulina on the market.  For more information check out the company’s website here.  Now on to the smoothies!

Smoothie Base

I thought I would just give you a breakdown as to what the sole base of the smoothies will be besides the spirulina.   Frozen bananas are used for all three smoothies. And the type of bananas I use are normally either red bananas, Manzano bananas (called apple bananas) or Thai bananas.  I find I like the flavor more so with these types of bananas than conventional yellow bananas.  And they don’t carry that strong banana taste.   I always freeze about 80% of what I buy.  So regardless on if my other fruit is not frozen my bananas are always frozen so there’s no need for ice.

1. Peach Green Smoothie

This smoothie recipe is so delicious and refreshing!  I used fresh peaches because it’s peach season but you can definitely use frozen.  Even though bananas are in this smoothie it’s very, very peachy!

To make this green smoothie you need:

  • 1 to 1 1/2 frozen banana (make sure to slice in smaller pieces)
  • 2 fresh peaches
  • 6 Hawaiian spirulina tablets
  • 1/4 cup of non-dairy milk ( I used a homemade walnut milk)

Take your blender and add the anything that is soft at the bottom of the blender first.  For example my peaches were fresh so I added them first to the blender.  Then the non-dairy milk , the bananas and spirulina tablets.  Blend.

If it’s too thick you can add a little bit more non-dairy milk or filtered water.  Pour into a glass jar and enjoy!

2. Pina Colada Green Smoothie

This smoothie has more of a tropical feel, which is only fitting since we are using Hawaiian Spirulina. 🙂  I used walnut milk as my milk but you can definitely substitute a little coconut milk or coconut water for this one.

For this smoothie I added some zucchini.  Zucchini adds creaminess to the smoothie.  It also provides extra vitamins and nutrients, like vitamin A and vitamin C. Just like the other smoothie this one is simple to make.

How to make this smoothie you need:

  • 1 cup of fresh pineapple
  • 1 cup of zucchini
  • 1 and 1/2 of banana (I used frozen Manzanos)
  • 6 Hawaiian spirulina tablets
  • 1/4 cup of non-dairy milk

Add all soft items on the bottom of the blender, like the pineapple and zucchini.  Add the bananas , spirulina and non-dairy milk.  Blend.  Pour in a glass and enjoy!

3. Papaya “Feel Good” Green Smoothie

Now this smoothie is my hands down favorite green smoothie!  Whenever I’m not feeling my best like when I have digestive issues I head right for this smoothie.  Even when I don’t have any digestive issues going on I want this smoothie! 🙂   The papaya makes this smoothie almost like a pudding so you might need to have a spoon on hand but you can always thin it out by adding more non-dairy milk or filtered water.

I’ve talked about papaya before on this site, how to pick out a good one and how to cut it.  I also showed another favorite papaya smoothie recipe.  You can check out that post right here.

To make this green smoothie you need:

  • 1 and 1/2 frozen banana (I used Manzano bananas)
  • a chunk of peeled ginger (a little bit bigger then a thumb size)
  • 1 and 3/4 cups of chopped fresh papaya
  • 6 Hawaiian spirulina tablets
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup of non-dairy milk

Place the soft items on the bottom of the blender which is the papaya.  Then place the ginger, frozen bananas and spirulina tablets.  Add the milk and blend.  Pour in to a glass and enjoy!

*You might need to add a little filtered water to thin it out to drink easily with a straw.  But I love it thicker, it reminds me of a pudding or thick milkshake!