refreshing lettuce smoothie recipe

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romaine lettuce baby spinach green apple frozen banana lemon juice chia seeds water optional: ice vanilla protein powder

about this recipe

gluten-free dairy-free refined sugar free

Yes, you can make a delicious green smoothie with lettuce and this light lettuce smoothie recipe proves it! Such a refreshing, veggie packed, delicious way to start the day. Makes the perfect quick & healthy on-the-go breakfast or snack!



Combine all the ingredients in a blender.



Blend on high until very smooth and creamy.



Taste and adjust sweetness to your liking!

If you like a thicker smoothie or are using fresh instead of frozen banana, add ice for better texture. For a thinner consistency, add more water. For a sweeter smoothie, add 2 teaspoons of pure maple syrup or 1-2 pitted Medjool dates.

simple ways to customize this recipe:

Make the smoothie thicker using only 3/4 cup water & use as many frozen ingredients (like bananas & spinach).  Once blended, pour into a bowl and add your choice of smoothie bowl toppings - nuts, seeds, fresh fruit, granola, honey, cacao nibs or a drizzle of almond butter.

to make a green smoothie bowl:

more easy ingredient swaps:

If you don’t have chia seeds, you can use flax seeds instead or you can skip them altogether. In place of baby spinach, you could use baby kale. I used a Granny Smith apple for this recipe but you could use a sweeter apple like Honeycrisp, Gala or Fuji if you prefer.

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