This Green Mountain Smoothie is the perfect quick snack recipes to add into your daily routine. It’s great after a workout, with breakfast, or really anytime throughout a busy day.

Green Mountain Smoothie in mason jars.

Why We Love This Recipe For Green Mountain Smoothie

This Greek yogurt green smoothie gets its name from its green color and my home state of Vermont! is one of the yummiest ways of getting your greens, and it is packed with 13 grams of protein thanks to the addition of Greek Yogurt!

I love drinking protein smoothies after my workouts, but I don’t always have protein powder at home. I also must admit that not all protein powders taste all that great. That’s why I love adding Greek yogurt instead. Most singular servings of protein powder pack about 18 grams of protein, so Greek yogurt is almost the equivalent!

If you DO like adding protein powder to your smoothies, you can try mixing in a serving to this Vanilla Green Protein Smoothie. I also have been making this Healthy Green Smoothie a lot lately. It has Swiss Chard in it!

Key Ingredients For This Recipe

Greek yogurt

Plain Greek-style yogurt, such as Cabot is ideal for this healthy Greek yogurt smoothie. It packs lots of protein and makes for a super creamy, smooth and filling smoothie.

Dates

Dates were added to naturally sweeten this smoothie. You can either buy pitted dates, or non-pitted dates, but for the recipe they should be peeled, pitted and broken in half. Medjool dates are the best, but any you can get your hands on are great.

Kale

The green color comes from fresh kale leaves. It adds tons of nutrition and yet you really won’t taste it! If you do not have kale you could use spinach instead.

Banana

To make the smoothie creamy I added in banana which I think is almost essential in a good smoothie. It also adds natural sweetness too!

Additional Ingredients

  • ¾ cup apple cider or apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup ice

Step by Step Instructions to Make This Green Smoothie with Greek Yogurt

Step 1: Combine ingredients

Place the dates, banana, yogurt, cider or juice, honey and ice in a blender. Top with kale leaves, then cover and puree on high until completely smooth, 45 seconds to 1 minute.

Step 2: Serve

Divide the Greek yogurt green smoothie between two glasses and serve immediately.

FAQs and Expert Tips

Is Greek yogurt good for smoothies?

Yes! Greek yogurt is amazing in smoothies which is why I chose to use it. It’s a great source of protein if you don’t enjoy using protein powder in smoothies. It also makes the smoothie really thick and creamy.

Can you use flavored Greek yogurt?

I recommend using plain Greek yogurt for this recipe, however you can use vanilla flavored or maple-flavored instead if you’d like.

Can smoothies be made ahead and refrigerated?

If kept in a mason jar in the fridge, smoothies can last 1-2 days. With that being said, they are much tastier if they’re made directly before eating, as the ingredients can separate otherwise (and melt, if using frozen ingredients).

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Green Mountain Smoothie

Green Mountain Smoothie


Description

High protein breakfast smoothie called Green Mountain Smoothie after Vermont’s nickname. it is a Green smoothie with kale and Greek Yogurt. 


Ingredients

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  • 3 soft dates, pitted and cut in half
  • 1 banana, peeled and broken in half
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup apple cider or apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup ice
  • 3 cups clean torn kale leaves

Instructions

  1. Place dates, banana, yogurt, cider or juice, honey and ice in a blender. Top with kale leaves, cover and puree on high until completely smooth, 45 seconds to 1 minute. Divide between two glasses and serve immediately.

Notes

This recipe was developed for Cabot Creamery Cooperative

Can this recipe be made ahead of time?

If kept in a mason jar in the fridge, smoothies can last 1-2 days. With that being said, they are much tastier if they’re made directly before eating, as the ingredients can separate otherwise (and melt, if using frozen ingredients).

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Small Appliance
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 cups
  • Calories: 358
  • Fat: 3 g

Keywords: healthy greek yogurt smoothie, Green smoothie with kale, greek yogurt green smoothie, Green Smoothie with greek yogurt