Green Citrus Spinach Smoothie

I do not like yoga, hot tea, or green smoothies. This is by no means an exhaustive list of things I don’t like, but these are apparently very vegan-y things in the eye of public opinion, because people are always surprised to learn the extent to which I hate yoga and chamomile.

 But I made orange creamsicle smoothies for my friends at Champion last week, and I had a bunch of frozen citrus leftover, along with a bag of spinach, so I tried making a green smoothie for the first time.


I wasn’t expecting to like this, but I actually did! (Otherwise I wouldn’t post it for you.)

I think the color had a lot to do with it.  It was a light lime green, frothy, and the citrus flavors stood out more than the spinach. I drank it after a long run on one of the amazing 50 degree days we had last week in Boston.


But we just got another foot of snow this morning, so I held off on the frozen drinks today and drank about 500 cups of coffee instead.

The snow was really pretty this morning, but still, nobody wanted it around. That’s when you know you’re unwelcome.


Citrus Spinach Smoothie

  • 1/2 frozen grapefruit
  • 1-2 cups of spinach
  • 1/2 banana
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  •  3/4 cup Almond milk (original flavored)
  • Freeze grapefruit and banana in small pieces
  • Blend, adding more almond milk if necessary.
  • Serve immediately!



  1. says

    The color is gorgeous! I love me some smoothies. Working on a recipe right now that is a knockoff of Lifetime Fitness Café’s Ultimate Protein Smoothie. Can’t believe I paid $6.69 for that damn thing. Pardon the Francais! But, I loooove love love spinach in smoothies. I think I will try this one next. Thanks a bunch for sharing!

    • kori says

      Thank you!! I was so happy when I saw that the color came out light lime green instead of mossy, dark green like all the other veg-smoothies I’ve had! Looking forward to your protein smoothie post!

  2. says

    hey lady! i don’t like green smoothies, either. well, more like i’ve never made one nor have i ever tried one. and i just don’t care :/

    this smoothie looks lovely, though. i love the color. it’s always nice when you can use up something that you just don’t know what to do with.

    also, love your blog! just found it on tastespotting. looking forward to reading more posts!

    • kori says

      That’s actually perfect! Sometimes I like to add a little bit of sweetener if the grapefruit is bitter,and vanilla almond milk would work great for that.

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