This super green broccoli smoothie is creamy, packed with nutrients and tropical flavor! Easy to make and customizable, it’s a meal prep-friendly vegan breakfast or snack idea that even kids enjoy.
Adding more veggies to our diet couldn’t be more convenient than this green broccoli smoothie!
Even those who aren’t keen on this cruciferous vegetable can enjoy its health benefits by drinking this refreshing super green smoothie in the morning.
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Loaded with fiber and great for cleaning out your fridge (aka using up the produce you have on hand), this recipe can help kids and adults alike to meet their nutritional requirements in a much more delicious way!
Truth be told, this green smoothie doesn’t taste like candy or anything (like our mango chocolate smoothie does), but we’ve successfully added frozen cauliflower and even white beans to our morning shake as you can see in this berry been smoothie recipe.
Here’s why you need to try this recipe and what you should know before you throw all of the veggies you have in your blender!
Overview & recipe features
- 5-minute preparation time
- Easy to make & customize
- Gluten-free, sugar-free & vegan
- High in fiber & essential nutrients
- Kid-friendly and portable
If you’re curious about how to incorporate more healthy foods into your diet and make eating your greens much more fun, all you need is a blender and the following ingredients for our broccoli smoothie.
- Broccoli — both raw and frozen florets work in this recipe.
- Kale — some healthy added leafy greens which can be swapped with spinach.
- Apple — green apple, for the greenest of all smoothies! But any color will do.
- Pineapple — works wonderfully in masking the broccoli flavor! Mango is another great idea.
- Avocado — some healthy fats, lots of creaminess and more green color for our smoothie!
- Cucumber — makes it even more refreshing but can be skipped.
- Liquid — we love using coconut water in this smoothie recipe but if it’s not easy to come by for you, just use water or your favorite plant-based milk.
- Healthy flavors — ginger, cinnamon and lemon juice is our favorite combination here but we’ll share more ideas with you further down below.
You can find the exact amounts in the recipe card below. If you have any questions about these ingredients and possible adjustments, I’ll share more about them in a bit!
How to make this broccoli smoothie
- Wash and roughly chop your fresh produce.
- Put it into a blender jar.
- Add the frozen pineapple chunks, powders and liquid, then close the lid.
- Blend for 30 seconds until creamy!
Start on low and slowly increase the speed to high without over-blending the ingredients because this will warm up the frozen ingredients too much. If it doesn’t come together nicely after a few seconds, stop the blending process and add more liquid!
Storage & serving
It’s best to immediately enjoy this broccoli smoothie or store it covered in the fridge for 1-2 days. It might separate after a while, so give it a stir before drinking it the next day.
If you don’t add much liquid to your smoothie (just like suggested in the recipe), it is thick enough to be topped with some chia seeds, shredded coconut, crushed nuts or homemade granola!
FAQs for this recipe
Can you eat raw broccoli in a smoothie?
Sure, broccoli can be enjoyed raw and works well for smoothies! But if you only have frozen broccoli on hand or want your beverage to be thicker and colder, just swap raw for frozen broccoli.
In this case, you want to make sure to use a good high-speed blender that can deal with these frozen chunks!
Can you freeze broccoli for smoothies?
If you have too much broccoli in your fridge, it’s actually a great idea to cut it into florets and freeze it to use for smoothies, soups or stews in the future!
How to make smoothie freezer packs?
Wash and chop your produce, then divide everything into Ziploc freezer bags, Tupperware or glass jar containers. Freeze immediately.
When you’re ready to make your green smoothie, get your pack out of the freezer and add the liquid from the recipe alongside any flavorful powders of your choice to it.
You need more liquid when using completely frozen ingredients as opposed to a mix of raw and frozen, so keep that in mind!
You can also let your freezer pack thaw for a couple of minutes before blending it which your blender will definitely appreciate.
What veggies go well in smoothies?
Our favorite replacements for this green smoothie are using frozen cauliflower instead of broccoli and spinach instead of kale.
But you can modify it even more to your liking and try these veggies:
Beets & beet greens
Sweet potatoes (cooked)
How to make a banana broccoli smoothie?
One very popular ingredient in smoothies is banana, and you can just as well make a delicious banana broccoli smoothie by simply adding a banana (plus some more liquid) to our recipe!
Banana will add more creaminess and sweetness to the smoothie and can be used in place of or in addition to the pineapple.
Both raw and frozen bananas work well!
I can’t find or don’t like spirulina!
Don’t worry, this is an optional ingredient. Your broccoli smoothie won’t become as green in color but it’ll still be packed with nutrients when skipping the spirulina powder.
By the way, chlorella or protein powder could be used instead!
More healthy vegan snacks
If easy and tasty plant-based snacks are your jam, try these ideas next!
Did you make our green broccoli smoothie? We’d love to read about it, so be sure to leave a review and tell us more in the comments below. You can also Pin this recipe here!
- 2 cup broccoli florets (200 g)
- 2 kale leaves
- 1 green apple, cubed
- 1 cup pineapple, frozen (200 g)
- 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
- 1 avocado, peeled, cut into slices
- ½ medium-sized cucumber, cubed
- ½ cup coconut water (120 ml)
- ½ cup water (120 ml)
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- Spirulina powder (optional)
- Chia seeds
- Shredded coconut
- Wash and chop all of your fresh produce. Place all of the ingredients into your blender and blend until a homogeneous, smooth mixture is created.
- Depending on your desired consistency as well as the exact volumes of the produce used, you might want to add more liquid (water, coconut water or plant-based milk) to your smoothie and blend again.
- Once you’ve achieved your preferred taste and consistency, divide the green smoothie into serving glasses and top with chia seeds or shredded coconut if you like!
- Any leftovers can be kept covered in the fridge for around 2 days.
- If you don’t have a high-speed blender, cut everything into smaller pieces and remove the stems from the kale leaves.
- Add more protein to your broccoli smoothie by using soy milk, a scoop of protein powder, soy yogurt, white beans or silken tofu!
- Nutrition information has automatically been calculated without any toppings.
- You can find instructions for freezing, ingredient swapping & more in the article.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: ½ recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 347Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 159mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 17gSugar: 24gProtein: 9g
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed. Just focus on whole plant-based foods and eat until satiety!