Super green smoothie recipe

Super green smoothie recipe Juice detox retreat Spain

Looking for a tasty green smoothie recipe? Then look no further! Our super green smoothie recipe is just what it says – super! This is a pure vegetable smoothie, no fruit.

Drinking a freshly made smoothie or juice on a regular basis is an easy way to increase the amount of raw vegetables and fruit that you consume.  The vitamin C supplied by the lemon helps your body to absorb and utilise the iron content in the spinach and broccoli. This smoothie is packed with fibre, which supports a healthy digestive system.

Fresh herbs in your smoothie: We’ve listed fresh mint as an optional ingredient in this smoothie. Blending fresh herbs into your smoothies brings an added taste sensation and mint really does make this smoothie truly decadent.

Super green smoothie recipe

Serves: 1


½ courgette (or cucumber)
1 floret of broccoli
Large handful spinach
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/3 avocado
250 ml non-dairy milk (e.g. rice, oat, soya, coconut)

Optional: Small handful of fresh mint


Wash the courgette, broccoli lemon and spinach beneath cold running water, making sure to remove any dirt on the spinach. Remove top and tail from the courgette. Scoop out the flesh out from the avocado. Then put all the ingredients into your blender.

Blend for about 60 seconds, to make a smooth consistency. Pour into a glass.

Wash your blender then drink your smoothie.   

More smoothie and juice recipes

If you have enjoyed this smoothie recipe, then check out our top three berry smoothie recipes here. 

There are also lots more juice recipes on our health and wellbeing blog

Juice or smoothie?

Juices and smoothies are both great to include in your healthy diet on a regular basis. If you want more information about the difference between a smoothie and a juice, including the health benefits of both, read our earlier article: what is the difference between a smoothie and a juice.

Super green juice recipe

To make this recipe into a juice, you will need:

1 large courgette
3cm broccoli stem
2 cm unwaxed lemon
1/3 avocado

Optional: Small handful of fresh mint

Juice the courgette, broccoli and lemon. Then pour the juice into a blender. Add the avocado (and mint if you are using it). Blend for 60 seconds to make a smooth consistency.

Wash your juice and blender, then drink your juice.

La Crisalida detox and juice retreats  

Juicing and smoothies can form part of your detox and weight-loss retreat. Combining juicing with exercise, rest and mindset can give you a healthy kick-start to re-balance and re-energise. Come and try it!

Drinking fresh juices and smoothies is an ideal way to give your body maximum nutrition. Here at the retreat we offer you the option to juice for each meal, or for your whole stay – you can read more about juicing at La Crisalida here

I hope you enjoy our Super Green smoothie recipe!

About the author

Lisa is one of the founders of La Crisalida Retreats. She is an Epidemiologist, therapeutic hatha and yin yoga teacher and also teaches mindfulness meditation. Lisa has studied NLP and hypnosis, as well as nutrition (she designs the menus).