Are you looking for a delicious and healthy way to boost your protein intake? Look no further than this green protein smoothie! This smoothie is packed with nutrient-rich ingredients that will help you feel energized and satisfied all morning and is packed with 25 grams of protein!

A glass of green protein smoothie with a beige napkin on the side

The best green protein shake

When it comes to making green protein smoothies, the possibilities are endless. You can mix and match different ingredients to find the perfect combination that works for you. You can even experiment with different fruits, vegetables, and protein sources to create your own unique version of this recipe. I love breakfast smoothies, and adding protein to them is a great way to turn your smoothie into a healthy meal!

Not only are green protein smoothies delicious and nutritious, but they are also incredibly easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients and a blender, you can whip up this healthy shake in 5 minutes!

Why you’ll love this spinach protein shake

  • 25 grams of protein per serving. Each serving of this smoothie is packed with 25 grams of protein! (This may vary slightly depending on which protein powder you use.)
  • Healthy and balanced. This smoothie is made with a combination of fruits, vegetables, healthy fats from almond butter and protein powder to give you a smoothie that is not only healthy but will keep you feeling full.
  • Tastes amazing. Don’t worry, I promise you can’t taste the spinach in this smoothie!

Green protein smoothie ingredients

ingredients for a green protein smoothie

Best protein powder for smoothies

There are so many different brands of protein powder on the market it can be overwhelming to know which one to choose to make the best smoothies.

I’ve tried many different brands and flavours of protein powder, and the one I find to be the best is the Epic Protein from Sprout Living. I use the original epic protein which is unflavored in this recipe. I find this protein has the smoothest taste and texture in recipes. You can save 20% off your order with sprout living with the code “choosingchia.”

How to make a green protein smoothie

Step 1

Add the almond milk, protein powder, spinach, pineapple, banana and almond butter to a blender.

green smoothie ingredients in a blender

Step 2

Blend until smooth and creamy.

a green protein smoothie in a blender

Step 3

Pour into a glass and serve.

A green protein smoothie topped with hemp seeds in a glass

Customize your smoothie

Add any fruits you love. You can add any fruit you love to this smoothie. Try adding some mango or passionfruit, or even some of your favourite berries. (Just keep in mind if you add berries the smoothie won’t be green anymore!)

Mix up the greens. Add kale, parsley or cucumber to mix up the greens in the smoothie!

Try different mix-ins. Add some chia seeds, hemp seeds, and flax seeds or different nut butters.

Green smoothie health benefits

Green protein smoothies are a delicious and nutritious way to fuel your body and boost your health!

This smoothie is packed with a variety of ingredients that are not only high in protein, but also rich in essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Here are some of the amazing health benefits of drinking green protein smoothies.

  1. Boosts Energy Levels

    Green protein smoothies are a great source of natural energy, thanks to the combination of protein and nutrient-dense ingredients like fruits and vegetables. The protein in the smoothie helps to regulate blood sugar levels, which can help you avoid the energy crashes that often come with consuming high-sugar foods. (This is why it’s always a great idea to add some protein to your smoothies!)
  2. Supports Digestive Health

    Green protein smoothies can also be beneficial for digestive health since they are packed with fibre-rich fruits and veggies.
  3. Can help with Weight Management and support weight loss

    If you’re looking to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight, this green protein smoothie is a great addition to your diet. This smoothie is low in calories but high in protein, which can help you feel full and satisfied for longer periods of time. Just keep in mind that not all smoothies are created equal, and ordering a green smoothie from juice bars and coffee shops are often loaded with tons of sugar and calories, making them not a great choice for weight loss.

Smoothie making tips

  • Use some frozen fruit. You want to use at least some frozen fruit when making a smoothie to help thicken the smoothie. I recommend freezing bananas to use in your smoothies for a thick and creamy texture!
  • Add liquids at the bottom and frozen ingredients on top. For easy blending start with liquids on the bottom, followed by fresh ingredients and frozen ingredients on top.
  • Customize your smoothie. Add any mix-ins or add-ins you love to your smoothie!
A green smoothie in a glass topped with hemp seeds

Green protein smoothie FAQ

How can I add protein without using protein powder?

If you prefer not to add protein powder to your smoothie, you can still add some protein to your smoothie by adding Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, silken tofu, hemp seeds, nuts or nut butter.

Are green protein shakes actually good for you?

Yes! Homemade green protein shakes are healthy and balanced. Some store-bought shakes however are loaded with sugar and calories.

Can I make this green shake in advance?

Yes, you can prepare this shake a couple of hours in advance and keep it refrigerated until you want to drink it. Just give it a mix before drinking.

Can I make a green smoothie with no banana?

Yes. You can substitute the banana in this smoothie for 1/2 cup of frozen mango, 1/2 cup frozen pineapple, 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower (for a low-sugar option), or any other fruits you love.

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A glass of green protein smoothie with a beige napkin on the side

Green Protein Smoothie

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  • Author: Jessica Hoffman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 smoothie 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


A green protein smoothie with 25 grams of protein that is ready in 5 minutes!


Units Scale
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup pineapple
  • big handful of spinach (about 1 cup)
  • 1 scoop protein powder (I use this one)
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup ice


  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour into a glass and enjoy!


I use Sprout Living unflavoured epic protein in this smoothie.  You can save 20% off your order with sprout living with the code “choosingchia.”


  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 318
  • Sugar: 17g
  • Fat: 11g
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 25g