No-banana green smoothie



Because not everyone likes the taste of banana, which often forms the base of (green) smoothies, I’m sharing one of our favorite banana-free green smoothie.

It’s made with one fruit only, two veggies, and a few protein sources to maintain your blood sugar stable.

Because the downside of smoothies, and certainly of store-bought smoothies, is they often contain tons of fruit turning your breakfast or snack into a real sugar-bomb. Even the vitamins provided by those fruits don’t outplay the damage caused by regular consumption of high-fructose smoothies.

Always keep in mind that:

  • Smoothies should contain at least as much veggies as fruit

  • It’s important to add a few fat- and protein sources to balance the effect of the sugar on your glucose level

With those rules in mind, having a green smoothie a day, can certainly keep the doctor away ;-).

Prep time:

5 minutes

TOTAL time:

5 min


2 medium glasses



  • 1 cup frozen mango

  • ¼ cucumber, with skin

  • A big handful of fresh spinach or kale (or both)

  • 1 tbsp. flaxseeds

  • 1 tbsp. pure almond paste

  • ½ cup unsweetened plant-based milk (I like oat milk)


  1. Blend, taste, and adjust texture if needed by adding more milk