Perfect Green Smoothie

This is the perfect green smoothie! Nuts, fruit, and spinach pureed into a healthy drink that’s just the right amount of creamy and sweet. Also includes ideas to prep several smoothies ahead to store in the freezer!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 377 kcal
Author Beth Hornback | Pass the Plants


  • 1 banana sliced into 1 inch chunks (previously frozen is helpful but not necessary)
  • 1 cup frozen tropical fruit (pineapple, papaya, mango, or a mix)
  • 3 dates pitted
  • 1/8 cup raw almonds (soaked is great but not required)
  • 2 cups baby spinach (or as much as you can pack into the jar)
  • 1 1/2 cups water (see notes if using a mason jar)


  1. Add all ingredients to blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into serving glass or mason jar (if doing the prep ahead method).
  4. Drink and feel virtuous, vibrant, and alive!

Recipe Notes

*This recipe was designed to fit into a quart sized wide mouth mason jar. Layer the ingredients into the jar, starting with the nuts, then the fruit, then the greens. Pour the water over the ingredients until the jar is full. Then pour into the blender and puree. Pour the finished smoothie back into the jar - it will fit perfectly!


PREP TIP: Prepare several jars ahead of time and freeze until you’re ready drink. Layer the nuts, fruit, and spinach into the jars, then seal and freeze. When ready to blend, pour water over the ingredients until the jar is full. The water will help loosen the frozen pieces so that it can easily be poured into the blender. A 2 pound bag of frozen fruit should be enough for 6-8 smoothies, depending on how carefully you measure.