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A Green Smoothie is a great way to add some balance when all you are eating is treats! This Grinchy Green Smoothie is perfect for the holidays to sneak in some veggies around the indulgences.

It’s the holiday season. You have made several different kinds of cookies…and, of course, enjoyed eating them. Maybe you have been to a holiday party or two by now. Not eating the best, right? I know that feeling. 

Not just for me but for my husband and kids. So many treats at this time of the year. So I thought making a smoothie might be a good idea this past week…

Grinchy Green Smoothie
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I have made many fruit smoothies and have been wanting to try making smoothies with more vegetables in them. So I tried making a green smoothie. 

One of my favorite things about making smoothies is seeing what color they turn out.  Kinda weird, I know.  But I do.  This one turned out like the color of the Grinch from ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’. 

And with it being Christmas, I had to call it the Grinchy Green Smoothie! Plus, it helps to name it something fun to encourage my daughter to try it!

Grinchy Green Smoothie

Well, naming it the Grinchy Green Smoothie helped because she went right for the smoothie when I told her I was making it. When she was about done, I mentioned to her that there were greens in there. She was surprised that there was and said, “I didn’t even notice there were greens in there.”

So I decided to take some photos of it and share the recipe with you. When I told my daughter that I was doing that and was looking for something with the Grinch for the photo, she drew the Grinch out. See the photo below…

Green Smoothie Ingredients

  • Spinach or Mixed Dark Greens
  • Peeled Oranges
  • Banana (Fresh or Frozen)
  • Water
  • Ice, optional
  • Ground Flaxseed, optional
Grinchy Green Smoothie

How to Make a Green Smoothie

This smoothie is so easy to make. Just toss a few good handfuls of spinach or dark salad greens in the blender along with a couple of peeled oranges and a banana.  Add the water and check the consistency.  If you prefer your smoothie thicker and colder, add in some crushed ice. To get a colder, thicker smoothie, you could also use frozen bananas.

This smoothie will be great for any time of the year as a nice, healthy boost. But the Grinch part is just too fun with the kids to not make it at Christmas time. Plus, the break from all the treats is a good thing!  Enjoy!

Did you make this recipe? If so, please leave a comment and rating below. I love hearing from you

A green smoothie made with orange, banana, greens, water, & flaxseed.

Grinchy Green Smoothie

5 from 1 vote
A Green Smoothie is a great way to add some balance when all you are eating is treats! This Grinchy Green Smoothie is perfect for the holidays to sneak in some veggies around the indulgences.
Author: Kari
Servings: 4
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes


  • 4 handfuls of spinach or mixed dark greens
  • 2 peeled oranges
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup water
  • Ice optional
  • 1-2 tablespoon ground flaxseed optional


  • Place all the ingredients into your blender.
    4 handfuls of spinach or mixed dark greens, 2 peeled oranges, 1 banana, ½ cup water, 1-2 tablespoon ground flaxseed, Ice
  • Blend until it is the consistency that you like.
  • Add more water if you prefer it thinner. Add more ice if you prefer it thicker.


Recipe makes about 4 cups.

Special Equipment Needeed


Serving: 1cupCalories: 42kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 140mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gCalcium: 33mgIron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information is approximate and is automatically calculated, so should only be used as a guide.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas smoothie, easy green smoothie, green smoothie recipe, grinchy green smoothie
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About Jeannie

I love to make simple yet delicious dinners. Time with my family is so important to me so I try to make quick and easy dinner recipes most of the time. I also love to bake and my family loves the job of being my taste testers!

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  1. MyKitchenWish says:

    Smoothies are a great way to hide greens from kids 😉

    1. Jeannie Z says:

      They sure are! ;o)