A Healthy Smoothie Recipe That Actually Tastes Good

A Healthy Smoothie Recipe That Actually Tastes Good
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Don’t worry…this won’t be like other online recipes where you have to scroll through about 2000 words of *storytelling* to get to the actual recipe. I’ll keep it short cuz you didn’t come here to read. You came here to make a healthy smoothie recipe that’s f***ing delicious.

This is morning smoothie packs in a ton of greens without tasting *too healthy*. Believe me, my husband makes a smoothie everyday and it tastes exactly like what people think healthy tastes like. It’s wayyyy too green to actually enjoy and you basically have to plug your nose as you drink it. So after months of saying no to his morning smoothie, I decided to make my own. You see, I don’t think you have to sacrifice taste for health. They can go hand-in-hand juuusst fine.

This smoothie has 8.4 grams of sugar. That’s nothing when you compare it to your average Jamba Juice smoothie, which has about 50 grams of sugar. It also has 10.5 grams of protein (about 20% of your recommended daily value), and a healthy amount of fibre, iron, calcium and potassium to give you a boost of nutrients.

This recipe produces 2 servings. Although to be honest, I drink the full thing #sorrynotsorry


Image of a hand holding a glass jar filled with a green smoothie and a metal straw


A Healthy Smoothie Recipe That Actually Tastes Good

Total time: 10 mins

Yield: 3 cups (2 servings)


  • 1/3 cup cashews (raw)
  • 1/2 banana (I keep a bunch in the freezer, cut in half with the peel taken off for easy smoothie-making, and to make the smoothie colder, but you could use a fresh banana instead)
  • 1/3 cup chopped mango (I use fresh, but frozen works just as well) – you can swap the mango for blueberries if you wanna cut down on the sugar even further
  • 2 cups frozen kale (you could also use fresh and just jam it in to make sure you’re getting a full cup)
  • 1tbsp fresh spirulina (or 1 tsp of powdered spirulina)
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp raw oats



  1. Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until silky smooth (about 30-45 seconds depending on the blender you have)
  2. Pour into a glass and slurp that shit up!



Nutrition facts for this healthy smoothie recipe

Image of chopped mango, kale, cashews, oats, and spirulina


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2 thoughts on “A Healthy Smoothie Recipe That Actually Tastes Good”

  • I’m going to try it – will get any ingredients I don’t have today! Tnx Shannon! It doesn’t sound bad I don’t have the protein powder tho’ ? Might have to wait till I get home for that but I’ll look! Just recalling that Desi (at the gym) sent me somewhere for protein powder last year – might still b here U know Bev and I we dont throw much away- haha!

    • Hi jan, you can omit thee spirulina with no problem. It won’t affect the taste and will still be super nutritious and yummy! Let me know how you like it 🙂

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