This easy broccoli smoothie is a healthy veggie packed recipe with a creamy tropical green flavor. I promise it tastes nothing like broccoli, but is loaded with tangy pineapple, fresh spinach and non-dairy yogurt for a creamy smoothie you’re going to be hooked on!
Broccoli… in a smoothie? I know, I know, it sounds weird. And I thought it would be too, until one day I was out of basically all vegetables except frozen broccoli, so I decided to throw that into my smoothie and much to my surprise, it was delicious!
Well, I couldn’t taste the broccoli at all, so I figured I should share my creation with ya’ll here!
This recipe is naturally vegan, packed with good for you ingredients, high in fiber and can easily be made high in protein with the addition of protein powder or your favorite nut butter!
Broccoli. I like using frozen broccoli because it cheap and convenient, but you can use fresh raw broccoli, or steamed broccoli if you prefer.
Pineapple. I always have a bag of frozen pineapple on hand because it truly makes any kind of smoothie taste 100x better.
Banana. I use fresh for this recipe since I use frozen everything else, but frozen banana also works! Just make sure whatever you use is ripe for the best flavor.
Yogurt. I love the Kite Hill Greek Style Vanilla Yogurt which is dairy free, but regular greek yogurt will also work if you are not dairy free!
Orange Juice. This pairs SO well with the pineapple and banana, but you are welcome to sub for more almond milk if you prefer.
Almond Milk. Just enough to help things blend!
Spinach. I’m a big fan of adding as many greens as possible to smoothies! Spinach is a safe bet since it is very mild in flavor.
How to make this recipe
If you’re a regular around here, you probably know the drill, but first add all ingredients to a high speed blender.
Blend until completely smooth, about 1 full minute. Pineapple usually takes longer to blend than other fruits and you want to make sure the broccoli is completely blended so you have a smooth and creamy smoothie.
Taste and adjust flavors as desired. Pour into glasses and enjoy! This recipe is best served fresh, but will keep in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Just give it a good stir or shake before enjoying!
Substitutions and Variations
If you’re here, you’re probably open to the idea of putting broccoli in a smoothie. But in case you’re not, you can definitely sub the broccoli for more spinach or kale instead. Spinach is very mild in flavor so it’s safe to add a lot into any recipe, but kale you need to be a bit more conservative with.
Smoothies are extremely versatile, and this broccoli smoothie is no exception. Feel free to add or subtract anything you like. Protein powder, a scoop of almond butter, chia seeds, mango, juice from a lime are all delicious additions.
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Tropical Green Broccoli Smoothie
by: claire cary
- 1 fresh banana*
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 cup frozen broccoli florets
- ½ cup orange juice
- ½ cup non-dairy milk
- ½ cup dairy free greek yogurt or use regular if not dairy free
- 1 large handful spinach
- 1 tbsp hemp hearts optional
- Add all ingredients to a high speed blender.
- Blend until completely smooth, about 1 full minute. Pineapple usually takes longer to blend than other fruits!
- Taste and adjust flavors as desired. Pour into glasses and enjoy!