The BEST Green Smoothie

Recipe for Green Juice smoothies and How to create your own green juice.

How do you make the BEST Green Smoothie ever? Pack it full of ingredients you love! My BFF Whole Foods Market Chef Hillori Hansen wrote this incredible guide to creating the best green smoothies ever, and I just had to share it with you. Hil’s favorite combination is listed below too, I’d start there and try out some others.  (I always use turmeric and basil, Hil prefers ginger and mint.)

We call these green smoothies because they are thicker than traditional juice, but lots of folks add extra liquid when blending to make a more juice-like consistency. It’s up to you. Of course, we used gorgeous produce  from Whole Foods Market. Would you expect anything else?

best green smoothie videoPS – We had the best time filming this video together! I’d love to know what you think of the video and the recipe.

Ingredients To Build Your Own Blend (pick your favorites to make the perfect green smoothie for you!)

Choose one or more from each category:

Fruit – Apple, Pineapple, Banana or Berries

Greens – Kale, Chard, Spinach or Collards

best green juice recipeOther Veggies – Cucumber, Carrot, Celery or Fennel

Flavor Enhancers – Herbs (mint, cilantro or parsley), Lemon, Lime, Ginger or Dates

Superfoods – Goji Berries, Chia Seeds, Flax Seeds, Hemp Seeds or Turmeric

Hydration – Coconut Water or Milk, Almond Milk, Juice or Tea Infused Water

Healthy Fats – Coconut, Avocado or Nuts

styling by yours truly, photo by Katie Roletto

video shot by the fabulous Meza Films

Hillori’s favorite green smoothie

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten-free smoothie recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Author Hillori Hansen


  • 1 apple cored
  • Large handful of Kale
  • 1 celery stick
  • 2 sprigs mint leaves
  • Juice of 1–2 lemons or limes
  • 1 inch piece of ginger or turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2-4 cups liquid to cover ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil


  1. Blend all ingredients until well incorporated and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can add more or less liquid to your smoothie, depending on the consistency that you like.

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