This healthy and creamy immune-boosting green smoothie made with almond milk is naturally sweetened with frozen fruit and packed with vitamins and antioxidants to help keep colds at bay.
Actually Delicious Green Smoothie
I’m happy to share that I’m partnering with Blue Diamond Almond Breeze to share healthful recipes made with almond milk, like this immune booster solution that’ll keep everyone in tip top form.
Because every year, like clockwork, it’s the same dang thing. The weather warms up. The trees send out their leafy starts and flowering buds. We shed our coats too quickly because, hey! It’s sunny out. Summer is practically here (even if it is only 43 degrees).
And every year, as the seasons change, that’s when the whole family comes down with one ailment or another. Whhhhhyyy now? We made it through the whole winter with nary a chill.
Now we have sneezing. Aches. And pains. And heads that just might explode if one were to lift their gaze just a little too quickly. Just let me lay in bed and bring me another blanket please?
This year I’m sick and tired of everyone else being sick and tired. So this sheriff is enforcing some new rules in this here neck of the woods.
It starts with nourishing and protecting from the inside out. It starts with this immune boosting green smoothie made with shelf-stable almond milk for some good old fashioned preventive medicine.
Green smoothies are far from anything new, but just like my beloved chocolate chip cookie, they are definitely one classic you need in your recipe rolodex.
Your grandma said it. Your mom said it. And if you’re at all aware of today’s culinary landscape, you’re saying it too. “Eat your greens.”
Science has proven you can boost your immune system by eating the right, vibrant and vitamin-fortified, antioxidant-filled foods straight from nature. It’s in their DNA. And green smoothies are one of the easiest ways to get your daily fill.
What’s in This Green Smoothie?
Let’s run down our smoothie benefits. This green smoothie is a far cry from tasting anything like the mega doses of greens and vitamins in it because of the natural sweetness of the fruit we’ve added to our blend.
I used both kale and spinach in this recipe for a mega doses of vitamin C. They provide a powerful antioxidant punch, plus calcium, folate and fiber to help boost immunity and sometimes even fight off infection.
Next up: the sweet stuff. Vitamin C-packed mango, pineapple and kiwi give this smoothie its sweet slurp. Mango has even been shown to protect against cancer and may help lower cholesterol. An extra squeeze of purifying lemon juice adds a fresh, bright squeeze, too.
To help ward against cold bugs even more, I added fresh ginger to the mix. Ginger has been proven to help with nausea, pain and inflammation. All the extras that come with a cold and general malaise.
Every smoothie needs a liquid and Almond Breeze Original Almondmilk does the best job here. I always have a box or two of the shelf stable Almondmilk in my pantry so that smoothie making is always an easy option.
How to Meal Prep Smoothies
To make this smoothie extra easy to prepare on a day to day basis, a little meal prep goes a long way.
I chop up all of my fruit at one sitting then portion it out to small freezer bags. Before loading up the bags, I use a Sharpie to write the recipe directions out directly on the bag so there’s no questions of what or how much to add, so my daughter or husband can make this blend for themselves.
Can I Use Other Fruits in This Green Smoothie?
Of course! You’re welcome to mix and match your smoothie ingredients as you see fit. Just note that if you use berries or other dark colored fruits in this healthy green smoothie it may wind up being an unappetizing green-brown color. Still delish, but not as visually appealing.
Tips for Making the Best Green Smoothie
I used the unsweetened original Almond Breeze almondmilk flavor in this immune boosting smoothie recipe, but you could easily swap it with the coconut or vanilla flavor too.
The key to a well blended green smoothie is blending the liquid with the greens really well before adding the rest of the ingredients. It’s the best way to avoid green chunks in your slurping straw and later in your toothy smile.
A lot of smoothies add banana for creaminess, but here simply freezing the fruit before blending does the job. If you’re making this smoothie with fresh instead of frozen fruit, simply add 3-4 ice cubes when blending the liquid and greens and blend well.
More Healthy Breakfast Recipes to Make
- Mango Smoothie
- Acai, Pomegranate, and Raspberry Smoothie
- Peach Pie Smoothie
- Instant Pot Oatmeal
- Berry Delicious Fruit Salad
If you make this recipe, please let me know! Leave a rating on this recipe below and leave a comment, take a photo and tag me on Instagram with #foodiecrusheats.
Immune Booster Sweet Green Smoothie
- 1 cup roughly chopped spinach and kale , packed tightly
- 1 ½ cups Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almondmilk
- 1 ½ cups frozen mix of mango, pineapple, and kiwi chunks
- ½ teaspoon freshly grated ginger
- ½ lemon , juiced
- Add the spinach and kale to a blender with the Almond Breeze and blend well.
- Add the frozen fruit, ginger and lemon and blend until smooth. If the smoothie is too thick, add more almond milk 1 tablespoon at a time.
- If using fresh fruit instead of frozen, reduce the almond milk amount to 1 cup and slowly add more to make your preferred thickness. Or, add 3-4 ice cubes before blending.
More Almond Milk Recipes You’ll Love
- Creamy Tropical Fruit Slushies
- Coconut Baked French Toast with Oatmeal Crumble
- Spinach, Artichoke and Goat Cheese Quiche
- Cherry Berry Banana Overnight Oats
Have a great day, and make something good.
We send good emails. Subscribe to FoodieCrush and have each post plus exclusive content only for our subscribers delivered straight to your e-mail box.
Follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter for more FoodieCrush inspiration.
This post is part of a partnered series with Blue Diamond Almond Breeze. As always, thank you for reading and supporting companies I partner with, which allows me to create more unique content and recipes for you. There may be affiliate links in this post of which I receive a small commission. All opinions are always my own.
Hello: I’m new to smoothies, Can you please tell me the best time to have it (Summer, winter,), how long to have it for and if there is a good substitute for spinach and kale since I can’t have those at all.
Thank you very much.
Ashley @ Foodie Crush
I love them all year round and prefer to drink them fresh from the blender
What can you use instead of Kiwi??:)
Ashley @ Foodie Crush
You could omit it completely or sub any other mild fruit
I decided to try smoothies because I never get enough vegetables. I searched all over the internet looking for a smoothie recipe for someone who hates smoothies, and this popped up. I’ll admit it was actually good and I can definitely see myself drinking this every day for my much needed veggies.
The Immune Booster sweet green smoothie aka as The Dinosaur smoothie (we give names to the smoothies to make it fun) is my 4 year old favorite smoothie and mine as well. My daughter is such a picky eater as well, and these smoothies are a great way to have her eat her vegetables. Amazing!!!!
Listen, I have never had a green smoothie in my entire life, mainly because of my fear of the “green” part, but I got a new Ninja blender for Christmas and thought, I’ll just try this.
I cannot tell you how delicious it is! With spinach, which I cannot even taste! I drink them all the time now and on the days I don’t have one, I crave one! Thank you, thank you for this recipe! My super picky teenage daughter even likes this smoothie!
I substituted coconut milk for almond because of an allergy, and haven’t put kiwi in it yet but I’m going to try that soon. The ginger is the perfect finish. my friend gave me a great tip: peel the ginger and cut into smaller chunks and freeze it for easier grating. Thank you again!
Love it Love it Love it! Got me back in to smoothie making. Love the idea of the portions as well.
Ashley @ Foodie Crush
Yay! Glad you loved it. Smoothies are a must all year round at my house. Thanks Charmaine!
Thank you, hope it will boost immune system! :)
This is really a great stuff for sharing. Keep it up .Thanks for sharing.
The leading assignment help UK firm offers state of the art services to its clients with a promise of delivering all the required work well within the deadline.
Has anyone tried it with something other than almond milk? My daughter is allergic to nuts.
Water should be ok. Also you could add a tablespoon of Icelandic skyr yogurt to make it creamier.
buy descriptive essay
This is really helpful for all diet lovers. We are offering the best custom essay writing services for all students.
Lucille J. James
I always like Smoothie and glad to see this post , Thanks .
Grady's line camp
Nice smoothie for the day and it’s really healthy and not bad to drink :)
academic writing help
Your green smoothie is wonderful better energy to the readers. The blog is great to reading and useful to me.
Sandy @ ReluctantEntertainer
I want to make this right now! Love the freezer trick!
Love the recipe and the clever idea of bagging up portions to freeze!! Is there nutritional information (such as calories, grams of protein, etc.) available as well?
This is so pretty and super spring-like in color. I’ll bet that kick from the ginger takes this smoothie over the top!
It looks healthy..! Thanks…I will try this recipes soon.
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting
I am totally laughing right now because I talked to my Dad today (he lives on the East coast) and I was telling him how COLD it is in California right now. He asked the temp and I said 60 degrees. We love green smoothies and after use almond milk!
Such a great tip to divide things into baggies. Also I LOVE the ginger in here to keep it zippy.
Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps
I’m allll about the green these days. In my food, and in my drinks. Love the combo of fruits and greens in this guy!
Love everything about this – especially that you portioned them out for the freezer. I have got to start doing that! Cheers! :)
So smart to portion out the fruit and label the bags. I love using almond milk in my smoothies too.
Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen
I love a good thick green smoothie with kale or spinach and mega doses of fruit. Sometimes I add mint & chocolate chips to mine because chocolate = antioxidants, right?
I totally rely on green smoothies to make me feel better & to keep healthy around all these flus and colds!
Smoothies are a must this week! Tomorrow’s recipe is planned! Thanks!
Liz @ The Lemon Bowl
You had me at lemon + ginger!! But you knew that already. ;-) xoxox
Peabody (Culinary Concoctions by Peabody)
Perfect for this time a year since the crud seems to be going around. And as a household with some non-dairy drinkers we love us some Almond Breeze!
I love the added ginger in this recipe! What a gorgeous color too for a smoothie!
Laura (Tutti Dolci)
My Monday so needs this smoothie. Love that vibrant green color too!
Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet
We are huge green smoothie fans! Almond milk is my go-to add on too! So good!