Superfoods Green Lemonade Smoothie

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Side view of a jar of our banana pineapple green smoothie recipe

Introducing our latest obsession: an incredibly delicious, tart-sweet smoothie that immediately transports you to vacation mode or summer reminiscing. It tastes just like the name suggests: lemonade, but GREEN.

This plant-based, naturally sweetened smoothie is potassium-rich, loaded with greens, and sneaks in superfoods like baobab, moringa, and spirulina! Just 1 blender, 10 minutes, and 10 ingredients required. Let us show you how it’s done!

Baby spinach, lemons, pineapple, banana, ginger, hemp seeds, dairy-free milk, coconut water, baobab powder, moringa, and spirulina

This smoothie is inspired by our Ginger Colada Green Smoothie. The base is the ultimate tropical, creamy, tart-sweet combo: frozen banana + pineapple.

Ginger provides zing and digestive benefits, coconut milk makes it rich and creamy, and lemon or lime + greens turn it into green lemonade!

Coconut water adds natural sweetness and even more potassium, and it turns electric green with the addition of superfood powders moringa and spirulina!

Frozen pineapple, banana, hemp seeds, dairy-free milk, and superfood powders in a blender

For superfoods, we went with three nutrient-dense powders: baobab, moringa, and spirulina.

Baobab is a tropical fruit tree from Africa. The fruit dries naturally on the tree and its dried pulp is used to make baobab powder. It’s rich in vitamin C and prebiotic fiber, which helps support digestive health (source).

Moringa is known as the “miracle tree,” and some claim it is “the most nutrient-rich plant yet discovered.” You can learn more about the health benefits of moringa and find our unbiased review of the top brands here.

Spirulina is an extremely nutritious blue-green algae that’s rich in B vitamins, beta-carotene, antioxidants, and minerals like iodine, iron, and manganese. It’s also 60% protein and a complete protein, containing all the essential amino acids — 1 Tablespoon boasts 4 g protein (source).

The superfood powders don’t contribute much to flavor but help give this smoothie its gorgeous electric green color and a boost of nutrition.

Holding a glass jar of our tropical green smoothie

We hope you LOVE this green smoothie! It’s:

Tart-sweet
Refreshing
Customizable
Gingery
Coconutty
& Delicious!

It’s perfect for a quick meal (if enjoying both servings), snack, afternoon pick-me-up, or any time you want to be transported to summer or vacation mode!

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Top down shot of two glasses of our green lemonade smoothie topped with hemp seeds

Superfoods Green Lemonade Smoothie

A refreshing, potassium-rich, plant-based smoothie with banana, pineapple, ginger, greens, and superfoods. Just 1 blender, 10 minutes, and 10 ingredients required.
Author Minimalist Baker
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Holding a glass jar filled with our green lemonade smoothie recipe
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 (~2-cup or 500 ml servings)
Course Smoothie
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? No

Ingredients

  • 1 small frozen ripe banana
  • 2 ½ cups frozen pineapple
  • 1 inch knob ginger (peeling optional)
  • 1 medium lime or lemon, juiced (~3 Tbsp or 45 ml as recipe is written)
  • 1 small handful fresh spinach
  • 3/4 cup coconut water (or sub filtered water)
  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk (boxed is best // or sub other dairy-free milk, such as rice, oat, or hemp)
  • 1 tsp baobab powder
  • 1 tsp moringa powder
  • 1 tsp spirulina , chlorella, or barley grass juice powder
  • 1 Tbsp hemp seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 – 1 cup water to thin / help blend

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until completely smooth. Add more water as needed to encourage blending. It should be a mix of creamy and slightly slushie, pourable but not watery.
  • Taste and adjust flavors as needed, adding more coconut milk for creaminess, pineapple or banana to thicken, lime or lemon for tartness, or ginger for zing.
  • Enjoy as is, or garnish with additional hemp seeds and a pineapple wedge (optional).
  • Best when fresh. If you have leftovers, freeze into popsicles or ice cube molds. When ready to use, simply blend the smoothie ice cubes in your blender with more coconut water and coconut milk.

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Notes

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with unfortified coconut water, fortified coconut milk, and spirulina, and without optional ingredients.

Nutrition (1 of 2 servings)

Serving: 1 serving Calories: 207 Carbohydrates: 48.9 g Protein: 4.1 g Fat: 1.8 g Saturated Fat: 1.3 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.18 g Monounsaturated Fat: 0.06 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 67 mg Potassium: 779 mg Fiber: 7.9 g Sugar: 30.4 g Vitamin A: 1845 IU Vitamin C: 121.12 mg Calcium: 111.53 mg Iron: 2.55 mg

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  1. stacey says

    I’ve made this drink three days in a row! I absolutely love it! I added strawberries & chia seeds because, well, I like them both! However I tried to stay true to the recipe otherwise, I even ordered Baobab. Can you tell me what good things are in Baobab, I only saw fiber and Vitamin C? Thank you!

  2. donna says

    I am glad I found this recipe. I was not crazy about smoothie until i tried this recipe with moringa powder. So good!! My daughter and I agree this is the best one so far. We used this recipe several times. We did not include baobab powder as we dont have it in our area. Thank you for sharing.

  3. DebV says

    Delicious. Made it as you suggested but with oat milk and half coconut water/subfiltered water. Perfect morning smoothie. Thank you.

  4. Sarah | Well and Full says

    This is my ideal smoothie! I make a similar variation at home but I need to stock up on spirulina again. I love the color it adds!

  5. Nicole says

    Love this! I don’t have any of the powders and left them out, but I added much more than a small handful of spinach as I do with most smoothies and it’s still a beautiful green color. It’s refreshing and delicious yet healthful.

  6. sarahem says

    Do you have any substitution recommendations for those of us who do not like banana? I can always taste it in foods, and I truly, truly dislike it.

  7. Meredith says

    Hi Dana :) Happy New Year!! There are a couple of ingredients here that I don’t have on hand (baobab and moringa) – could I make this and omit those ingredients until I order them?