Kickstart the morning with a refreshing green smoothie. Packed with spinach, coconut water and ginger this healthy smoothie is a perfect breakfast.

refreshing green smoothie

If you need a quick morning refresh, this refreshing green smoothie is the perfect recipe for you. I’ve been needed a bit of an extra boost in the mornings because I’ve been up working a little later than usual these days. Did you know that there is quite a bit of behind the scenes work that goes into a food blog? Because guess what, there is.

A lot more than I had ever anticipated when I started this blog, mind you, for the most part, the extra work is all good things. I think that any blogger will tell you that the most important thing about any blog, whether it’s a food blog, a craft blog or a fashion blog, is the content. So that’s what I focus on the most here, even though I do love all the other things can come with blogging like social media (Twitter and Instagram are my favourites).

I find that there are so many things that can pull you in a million different directions, but it’s focusing on the content which is the most important. That said, keeping that in the forefront can be challenging sometimes.

With good content comes planning. Editorial planning is what I’m talking about in this case. When I’m planning my editorial calendar, I like to plan it in a way that will have the least amount of food waste possible. For example, if I’m working on a new recipe that uses spinach, I’ll plan to work on a couple of other recipes at the same time that use similar ingredients.

Refreshing green smoothie recipe breakdown

A unique twist on the classic green smoothie combines spinach with frozen pineapple, fresh cilantro and ginger for the perfect morning wake-up call.

Quick tip

Watch the video below for a quick 45-second tip for the easiest way to peel ginger.

Over the years, I’ve found that this “block” kind of development works pretty well for me. This refreshing green smoothie came around pretty organically when I was testing my Shrimp and Spinach salad, I woke up one morning craving a smoothie and this is what I came up with. At first this wasn’t destined for the blog but it was just such a delicious and healthy breakfast I knew I had to share.

I’ve never been one to share too many smoothie recipes on here (though I have shared a couple this year), I felt as if this green smoothie was unique enough to warrant a post. With frozen pineapple and banana for sweetness, freshly grated ginger for an extra boost and a fresh pop of cilantro, this green smoothie is unlike any you have ever tasted. If you’re looking to eat healthily this summer, I recommend starting your days with this green smoothie, trying my summer quinoa salad for lunch and five ingredient turkey burgers for dinner.

Up until my European travels (I’m currently relaxing on the beach and filming my documentary in Greece – be sure to follow along on Instagram for all the fun), this green smoothie was my go-to breakfast this summer.

Yields 1 serving

Refreshing Green Smoothie

Kickstart your morning with a refreshing green smoothie!

5 minTotal Time

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  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 1/2 cup chopped pineapple, frozen
  • 2 cups packed fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1/3 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp fresh minced cilantro
  • 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tsp honey (optional)


  1. In a blender, combine banana, pineapple, spinach, coconut water, yogurt, cilantro, ginger and honey (if using).


Recipe by Louisa Clements


Get your day started on the right foot with this healthy refreshing green smoothie.

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