Easy Greens Smoothie

a green smoothie with spinach, bananas, and sesame seeds
Prep Time: 
15 minutes, plus banana freeze time
Number of Servings: 
Serves 2
Recipe Source: 


  • 1 medium banana, peeled, cut into pieces, and frozen
  • 4 small ice cubes
  • 2 cups unsweetened plant-based milk
  • 1 small ripe avocado
  • 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 (12-inch-thick) piece of lime (peel and all)
  • 2 packed cups baby spinach or tender spinach leaves
  • 14 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tsp raw honey (optional)
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds or hemp seeds (optional)


  • Blender


  1. In the following order, layer banana, ice cubes, milk, avocado, ginger, lime, spinach, mint, and honey (if using) in a blender. Blend on high speed until smooth, about 1 minute.
  2. To serve, divide between two glasses and sprinkle with sesame seeds, if using.


  • For even more omega 3s, sprinkle additional seeds on top.
Nutrition Info: 
With honey and sesame seeds: 297 Calories, 6 g Protein, 0 mg Cholesterol, 32 g Carbohydrates, 11 g Total sugars (3 g Added sugars), 12 g Fiber, 19 g Total fat (3 g sat), 218 mg Sodium, ★★★★★ Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Calcium, Folate, ★★★ Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Vitamin C, Phosphorus, ★★ Vitamin A, Vitamin B1 (thiamine), Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin B3 (niacin), Zinc


Annie Fenn, MD

Dr. Annie Fenn is the founder of the Brain Health Kitchen, the only cooking school of its kind focused exclusively on brain health and helping people prevent cognitive decline through food and lifestyle.

After 20 years as a board-certified OB/GYN, she traded in her stethoscope for an apron to pursue her passion for the culinary arts.