5 Green Smoothie Recipes to Start Off the New Year | Herbal Goodness

Our picks for the best green smoothies to get you through a healthy January. Here's to a new year!

Does anyone else love a good start to the year? The feeling of sipping on a ton of nutrients in one gulp of fresh juice or, my personal favorite, a green smoothie? There’s something so clean and fresh about the beginning of the year, the crispness of January. Why shouldn’t you be clean, fresh, and rejuvenated too?

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There are so many green smoothie recipes out there, that we decided to narrow it down to our 5 favorites for a fun little January challenge for you all, although this can, of course, is done at any time of the year. 

Try these recipes out this month and choose your favorite! Let us know in the comments down below how you went, which ones you liked the best, or perhaps your own green smoothie recipe for us to test at the Herbal Papaya headquarters.

Classic Green Smoothie - Edible Perspective

1. The Classic



The equivalent of an Old-Fashioned, a green smoothie without all the bells and whistles, just pure ingredients and a classic taste. This recipe packs a punch in terms of nutrients and antioxidants. If you're looking to get the most out of your blender, this classic super green smoothie is the way to go. And if you do decide to switch it up, Maca root powder, flax seeds, and agave are all healthy additions that taste delicious in a green smoothie. 

Ingredients include kale, kiwi fruit, green apples, pear, avocado, ice, and unsweetened almond milk. Find the full recipe at Ashley's blog, Edible Perspective, |Here|.

Papaya Green Smoothie



The Papaya-Green Smoothie



Our favorite for obvious reasons, this papaya green smoothies is velvety, smooth, and most importantly, extremely tasty! This easy recipe has all the fixings for a tropical getaway. Regardless if you're soaking up the rays of sun in Fiji or watching the snow fall in rural New Hampshire, this smoothie will take you on a one-way ticket to the tropics! Break out the flip-flops and the papaya and indulge in this healthy tropical treat. 

Ingredients include papaya, strawberries, kale, spinach, chia seeds, greek yogurt, almond milk, and ice cubes. Find the full recipe at Gina's blog, So Let's Hang Out, |Here|.

Green Smoothie Bowl - The Glowing Fridge

3. The Recharger



This one is actually a green smoothie bowl, but hey, I can't think of a better breakfast than a serving of this energizing smoothie - it's your breakfast and coffee in one! The aspect I love about this recipe is that it includes matcha powder, which is not only a very tasty addition but one that has health benefits too - including an energy boost.


Ingredients include spinach, bananas, pineapple, ground flaxseed (optional), matcha powder, maca powder (optional), unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and your favorite toppings. Find the full recipe at Shannon's blog, The Glowing Fridge, |Here|.


Stomach Cleanser Green Smoothie

4. The Stomach Cleanser

If you're looking to improve your digestion or simply have a sensitive stomach, this simple smoothie is the way to go. Completely vegan and 100% delicious, it's the perfect solution to soothing an angry gut. If you want an extra kick, our Papaya Seed Powder is a great addition to any smoothie to help with digestion and clean digestive tracts.


Ingredients include spinach, banana, mango, almond butter, coconut water, chia seeds, and Dandelion Root (optional). Find the full recipe at Christine's blog, The Paleo Baker, |Here|.


Mint Chocolate Chip Green Smoothie

5. The Eccentric

Have you ever tried a mint chocolate chip green smoothie!? Yeah, I didn't think so. This one feels like a decadent treat when in reality it's still just a healthy green smoothie with the right attitude. I guess it shouldn't have come as a surprise from Taylor, who is constantly coming out with such creative recipes on Food Faith Fitness. What's great about this smoothie is how incredibly smooth it is, with the avocado and greek yogurt, it's almost as if you're drinking a milkshake. You could pretty much have this at any time of the day. 
Ingredients include avocado, vanilla greek yogurt, vanilla protein powder, agave, peppermint extract, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, kale, ice, and mini chocolate chips. Find the full recipe on Taylor's blog, Food Faith Fitness|Here|.
Which one looks enticing to you? Do you have a favorite? Tell us in the comments below!