Savoury green smoothie

This refreshing green smoothie is packed with nutrients and flavour. Enjoy as a light meal or snack. The avocado adds creaminess and is delicious with the freshness of cucumber, spinach, fresh ginger and mint.

Ready in

20 minutes

Serving size

Makes 750 ml
Serves 4


  • 1 medium ripe avocado or 1 medium banana
  • ¼ cucumber, cubed
  • 2 medium spinach or kale leaves, shredded
  • 5 tsp (25 ml) finely grated fresh ginger
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) coarsely chopped unsalted almonds or cashew nuts
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) finely grated lemon rind
  • 125-150 ml plain low-fat yoghurt
  • 8-10 small fresh mint leaves, or to taste
  • 1 cup (250 ml) ice-cold water
  • 1 medium apple in the skin, cubed
  • lemon juice to taste


  1. Lightly mash the avocado or banana with a fork and place with all the other ingredients in a large jug.
  2. Blend with a stick blender until smooth. Add a squeeze or two of lemon juice to taste.
  3. Pour smoothie mixture into glasses and garnish with any extra elements used in the mixture; like thin strips of cucumber, grated lemon rind and mint leaves.


  1. Make it dairy-free: Pour ¼ cup (60 ml) boiling water over 20 raw, unsalted almonds in a measuring jug. Allow to stand for 10 minutes. Blend with a stick blender until smooth. Use this nut milk instead of the yoghurt in the recipe.
  2. Prepare smoothie to your preference: To thicken, add 2-3 tbsp (30-45 ml) uncooked ordinary oats with the rest of the ingredients and blend well. To thin, add more water.
  3. Replace fresh ginger with a small piece of fresh turmeric, when in season, for an added health boost.
  4. For a spicier version, blend a small piece of fresh chilli or a pinch of cayenne pepper with the ingredients.

Savoury green smoothie

You can make this simple smoothie in three easy steps.

Savoury green smoothie

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