Companion Health’s Healthy Green Smoothie

Companion Health’s Healthy Green Smoothie

By Published On: March 15th, 2024Categories: Blog, Recipes

Dark, leafy greens are essential to a healthy body and strong immune system, among many other health benefits. And today, we are sharing our signature Companion Health’s Healthy Green Smoothie!

Before we get to the recipe for this easy smoothie, let’s examine how greens can be beneficial:

Benefits of leafy greens:

Incorporating greens into your daily diet offers a multitude of health benefits:

  1. Nutrient-rich: Greens like spinach, kale, and broccoli are packed with essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, potassium, and calcium.
  2. Rich in antioxidants: Many greens contain antioxidants like beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin, which help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
  3. Improved digestion: Greens are high in fiber, which aids in digestion, prevents constipation, and promotes a healthy gut microbiome.
  4. Heart health: Leafy greens are associated with a reduced risk of heart disease due to their high potassium content and ability to lower blood pressure.
  5. Weight management: Greens are low in calories but high in volume and nutrients, making them a great choice for weight management and satiety.
  6. Blood sugar regulation: The fiber content in greens slows down the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, helping to stabilize blood sugar levels.
  7. Bone health: Greens like kale and collard greens are excellent sources of vitamin K, which is important for bone health and may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
  8. Eye health: Greens such as spinach and kale contain lutein and zeaxanthin, which are beneficial for eye health and may reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration.
  9. Skin health: The vitamins and antioxidants in greens contribute to healthy skin by promoting collagen production and protecting against damage from UV radiation.
  10. Crowd out other foods: when we nourish our bodies with greens, our bellies feel fuller and we tend to eat fewer of the foods that can make us sick.

Green smoothie recipe

Smoothies make it easier to get in the greens

So now that you know the benefits of having greens, what are some ways to have them? Well the obvious is salad, but of course you can also saute them, add them to stir-frys, soups, pasta and more. Smoothies are a simple way to get in lots of greens, and with the addition of other flavors, you won’t realize how many you are having!

Enjoy this healthy green smoothie, made intentionally with:

  • a variety of greens
  • lemon to cut the bitterness
  • ginger, which has a multitude of benefits
  • just enough fruit for sweetness, but an overall focus on the vegetables
Green smoothie recipe

Companion Health's Healthy Green Smoothie

An easy way to ingest greens with a smoothie that's packed with antioxidants and flavor
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1


  • 1 High Speed Blender (We like the Vitamix)


  • 2-3 Large kale leaves, including stalks
  • 1 cup Packed fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/2 stalk Celery
  • 1/2 cup Parsley including stems
  • 1 cup Frozen peaches, pineapple, or mango
  • Fresh ginger (we like to include a lot!)
  • 1 Juice from one lemon
  • 4 oz. Coconut water
  • 1 cup Ice
  • 4-8 oz. Filtered water


  • Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend to desired consistency.

Photo of healthy green smoothie in a Vitamix

We hope you love this signature healthy green smoothie as much as we do. Let us know in the comments below!

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About the Author: Kiran Dodeja Smith

Kiran Dodeja Smith
Kiran Dodeja Smith is a health coach, blogger, and marketing expert who has been interested in health & fitness since the age of 16. After moving to Charlotte in 2000, she worked with a regional bridal publication before creating her own local print magazine, Little Ones, which she successfully ran for 8 years. She is a lifelong learner who keeps a pulse on the latest health and lifestyle trends and has over 13 years-worth of experience teaching group exercise classes.

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