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Green ‘Wake Me Up’ Smoothie

Green โ€˜Wake Me Upโ€™ Smoothie

Easy, healthy and delicious, this green smoothie recipe is a great way to add healthy vegetables and fruits in your diet!

Green smoothies seem to be everywhere these days. But buying a bottle a day can put a damper on your wallet.

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Today, I’m sharing with you one of my favorite homemade recipes for green smoothie that’s both simple and inexpensive. Why pay $8 a pop on a green smoothie bottle at the store when you can make it fresh at home?


I have been making my own healthy green smoothie recipes at home for the past few years. Green smoothies are a delicious way to add green vegetables to your diet and to lose weight. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture‘s MyPlate food guide, *fruits and vegetables provide you with vital nutrients such as dietary fiber, potassium, folate (folic acid), vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E that are important for your health. A well-balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables provides many health benefits, such as reducing the risk of certain chronic diseases.

healthy green smoothie recipes

So today, I’m excited to bring you one of my favorite healthy green smoothie recipes. This recipe only requires four healthy ingredients – oranges, banana, kale or spinach and honey! This is so delicious and tastes nothing like veggies, plus, it’s a great way to get a good jump start on your mornings – and one of the ways I simplify my life! ๐Ÿ™‚

green smoothie recipe

Green ‘Wake Me Up ‘ Smoothie


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Green โ€˜Wake Me Upโ€™ Smoothie


  • Juice from 2 Tangelos or Oranges
  • 1 banana, frozen is best
  • 1 small handful of baby kale/spinach leaves
  • drizzle of honey, if desired
  • ice cubes according to your taste


  1. Put everything in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a glass and enjoy right away!

*Reference: FoodPyramid.com/MyPlate

Jocelyn Brown

A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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  1. 01/14/2021 / 3:42 am

    This looks wonderful. I love the idea of using baby kale and baby spinach as opposed to the larger leaf variety. And, I have lots of frozen bananas in the freezer to be used.

  2. 01/14/2021 / 3:21 am

    I love smoothie. Drink everyday that can fuel up my energy. The mixture of kale, spinach, orange, and banana sounds good. Can’t wait to try.

  3. Marjie Mare
    01/14/2021 / 2:28 am

    This looks really healthy!

  4. 01/13/2021 / 9:58 pm

    definitely one that can refresh and energize and wake me up

  5. 01/13/2021 / 6:38 pm

    This sounds like a delicious combination. I will have to give this a try since I am trying to eat healthier. Good to get some more spinach (iron) in my budget.

  6. Monica Simpson
    01/13/2021 / 6:35 pm

    What a great way to start the day. I love the simple ingredients.

  7. 01/13/2021 / 5:35 pm

    Great recipe. I can try this tasty smoothie in the morning.

  8. 01/13/2021 / 5:31 pm

    This is a fabulous way to help kids of ALL ages get the vital nutrition they need. And it tastes So good!

  9. 01/13/2021 / 3:15 pm

    This looks delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹ Recently I started a clean eating journey and this looks like something I need to incorporate in my clean eating regiment. Thank you.

  10. Kimmy
    01/13/2021 / 2:16 pm

    Sounds delicious. Love a good green smoothie

  11. 01/13/2021 / 12:59 pm

    I love green smoothies and try to have one of these for breakfast daily. I will definitely be giving this a try.

  12. Sara
    01/13/2021 / 12:19 pm

    Oh man does that sound amazing and super easy to make which is perfect for this mom of 4!

  13. 01/12/2021 / 11:34 pm

    This sounds super yummy! Definitely going to try out this recipe!

  14. Jenn E
    07/23/2018 / 9:40 pm

    Green smoothies are such a great way to get your veggies in quickly! I used to make them often but have been slacking. This wake me up smoothie sounds awesome though. I like that it doesn’t call for too many ingredients.

  15. Lisa Bristol
    02/15/2018 / 10:30 pm

    Green smoothies are my new favorite way to start my day. I am going to give this recipe a try in the morning. I already have all the ingredients I will need.

  16. 02/14/2018 / 7:27 pm

    Green drinks really do wake the guts up. I love starting my day with them.

  17. Kathy
    02/14/2018 / 4:23 pm

    I love having smoothies. They can be so healthy, and your recipe looks great. I love adding spinach to get the greens in.

  18. 02/14/2018 / 3:03 am

    This certainly does sound like it would wake up the taste buds and the digestive system!!! Great way to start the day – and get a boost of antioxidants!

  19. Jeanine
    02/14/2018 / 12:38 am

    Iโ€™m not a big fan of green smoothies but this looks really delicious. I will have to give it a try! Itโ€™s a green I can try and hopefully enjoy!

  20. Jennifer Van Huss
    02/14/2018 / 12:20 am

    I’ve been looking for an easy recipe for my 12 year old make himself as he hates eating breakfast. He is very picky about his veggies to so it felt like a lose lose situation. This recipe is perfect! He love KALE and everth

  21. 02/13/2018 / 11:57 pm

    I used to drink green smoothies with baby spinach, blueberries, strawberries, but I love the idea of adding some honey. I will try your recipe as it sounds great.

  22. 02/13/2018 / 7:21 pm

    That sounds fan-freaking-tastic. I start every day with a smoothie, and this is SO going into my rotation. Om nom nom.

  23. DJ
    06/09/2016 / 12:43 am

    This looks perfect for hot, summer mornings. I just love trying new smoothies!

  24. Stacey Roberson
    04/21/2016 / 2:45 am

    We have been having smoothies for dinner every other night. This smoothie looks healthy and refreshing. Will have to give it a try.

  25. Deborah D
    04/20/2016 / 10:05 am

    Wow! This smoothie sure looks & sounds good! I am going to make this.

  26. Cami Valenzuela
    04/19/2016 / 10:01 pm

    This sounds good.. I would have to cut the banana in half or out. They are high in natural sugar and being prediabetic I have to watch natural sugars as well. But does sounds good ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Lauryn R
    04/19/2016 / 7:13 pm


  28. gloria patterson
    04/19/2016 / 5:42 pm

    just starting to make smoothies at home and this looks good. Was reading yesterday about individual bagging of items to make smoothies.

  29. Renee Rousseau
    04/18/2016 / 8:22 pm

    I tried the recipe and added fresh pineapple and it was delicious. Thanks for sharing this versatile and healthy recipe. First time I’ve added spinach to a smoothie.

  30. Katy
    04/15/2016 / 2:14 am

    This recipe sounds great! I love all of the ingredients you used and can imagine adding Greek yogurt, flax seeds or wheat germ, too. I do love a great morning smoothie!

  31. Terri Irvin
    04/11/2016 / 7:04 pm

    I make smoothies all the time but never with Kale/Spinach so I am going to have to try it. Can it be frozen Kale/spinach?

  32. Hannah C
    04/10/2016 / 3:06 am

    This looks so delicious. I love the mix of fruits and veggies. I want to try this some morning.

  33. 04/10/2016 / 1:57 am

    I would not mind trying this recipe either. Love making juices and smoothies!

  34. Deborah W.
    04/09/2016 / 1:26 pm

    We love smoothies and this recipe sounds awesome. As soon as I pick up some spinach I’m going to make the recipe. Yummy!

  35. Sunnymay
    04/08/2016 / 10:00 pm

    Yum. What a way to wake up and have your greens along with tasty orange juice. The smoothie looks green and good.

  36. Sarah Hayes
    04/07/2016 / 10:34 pm

    yum! I love making smoothies and need to make them more often. I love using frozen bananas

  37. Amber Ludwig
    04/07/2016 / 1:55 am

    Oooh this sounds like PERFECTION!! I love that it includes kale!! Such a powerhouse green!!

  38. Laura
    04/06/2016 / 10:53 pm

    I make smoothies almost every morning. I’ll definitely have to give this recipe a try! ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. gale mccarron
    04/06/2016 / 10:17 pm

    This truly sounds power packed and delicious. So simple too!

  40. Natalie
    04/06/2016 / 7:44 pm

    This is a great way to get a punch of nutrition in a small package!

  41. Dotty J Boucher
    04/06/2016 / 12:32 am

    This sounds delicious! I love how easy this morning recipe is and something that I have at home most of
    the time, I am sure hubby will enjoy this recipe also. Thanks

  42. Anna Pry
    04/06/2016 / 12:01 am

    looks like a simple breakfast option, i wouldn’t add any honey, we dont need added sugar to start the day

  43. vickie couturier
    04/05/2016 / 9:26 pm

    this is one that I think I could actually drink this one

  44. Rachel Jenkins
    03/27/2016 / 4:42 pm

    I need to try this!!! Yummm

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