Creamy Ginger Green Smoothie

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Creamy Ginger Green Smoothie // nutritionstripped.comI think after the eventful week I’ve had here on Nutrition Stripped, it was only fitting for the first recipe to share on “the new look” of Nutrition Stripped to be a green smoothie…had to. This smoothie is also perfect for all of your green holiday celebrations this St. Patrick’s Day! This Creamy Ginger Green Smoothie is perfection. It’s absolute nourishing perfection and so deliciously simple to make! I love this smoothie for breakfast, a snack, or even with a meal for a boost of those greens for added nutrition.

Alright everyone, prepare yourself for one of the most refreshing, creamy, spring-like smoothies you’ve ever tasted. Bold statement I know, but it’s that good. This is my go-to smoothie in the spring when I want something filling, but also “light” on my digestion to keep my energy levels up when I’m out and about, writing, shooting, etc. This is definitely a meal in a glass as it contains healthy fats, protein, fiber, and carbohydrates all in one lovely package. If you’re looking to make this more of a snack, simply cut the ingredients in half or save half for later!

This is also an excellent way to sneak in some serious greens for my friends who are adverse to green smoothies or are looking for a kid friendly smoothie. Plus, the squeeze of lemon juice and added ginger will help with digestion, and all those healthy fats from the avocado will keep you full, your hormones balanced, and your skin glowing.

Creamy Ginger Green Smoothie //

4.0 from 1 reviews
Creamy Ginger Green Smoothie
Recipe type: smoothie, beverages
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 1
A thick, creamy, light and refreshing ginger green smoothie with avocado and banana.
  • 2 handfuls organic spinach
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 2 dates, pitted
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger root, chopped (adjust to your taste)
  • juice of 1 meyer lemon
  1. Simply add all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until thick and creamy.
  2. You may add ice if you'd like to chill further or thicken slightly.
  3. Enjoy!
HIGHER PROTEIN // Boost the protein by adding your favorite protein powder of good quality. Sunwarrior warrior blend would be great in this one!
LOWER SUGAR // no dates
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 smoothie Calories: 390 Fat: 21 Carbohydrates: 49 (net 38) Sugar: 15 Fiber: 11 Protein: 5

Creamy Ginger Green Smoothie //


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I hope you all love this one! Thank you so much for each and everyone of you who have sent an email sharing your support and sharing the new Nutrition Stripped on social media. You know I always appreciate the love! Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you all, be back next week for some more fun.

xx McKel

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  • ooo. this looks super good and I’m a big fan of the ingredients!

  • Looks good! My wife is obsessed with green smoothies, but we don’t use avocado in them. Totally going to try that next time though! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

    • Hope you love it Zack- it’s an awesome addition to make it thick like a good ole’ milkshake ;). p.s. the blog post you wrote was so fantastic and much appreciated!

      • Thanks! Glad you liked it. Thanks for being a part of it!

  • Ana

    This looks and sounds AMAZING!!!
    It sounds very similar to my creamy avocado green smoothies as I always add ginger to them! I will try your recipe this weekend for sure!!
    Love your blog, your recipes! all amazing and always so pretty!!

  • That looks so yum!! I have been wanting to try ginger in a green smoothie for a while, so now I will actually do it and try out your recipe at the same time. I’ll tag you on Instagram when I do 🙂

  • AshleighBridget

    I just made this in my thermomix. It was amazing. I made sure it was ‘need a spoon consistency’ thick and topped it with some of your maple banana granola – delicious! Thank you all the way from Australia!

  • Jenn Marshall

    Tweaked it a tiny bit, my tahini was rancid so I used almond butter as a subsitute. Absolutely delicious 🙂

  • Yum, a perfect combination! 🙂 And, the perfect smoothie for St. Patrick’s Day!

  • This looks delicious! Do you recommend adding ice? One of my favorite things to do is experiment with smoothies and try different recipes. This looks like the perfect smoothie to make when I’m on the go! I’ve never added tahini to a smoothie before though, does it make much of a difference?

    • Hi Alexandra, Thank you so much! I like adding just a bit of ice to make it colder. I LOVE adding tahini and nut butters into smoothies especially making them into a meal. Hope you enjoy it xx mh

  • perfect! i’m gonna have this for dinner tonight just using pineapple in place of the dates 🙂

  • Sarah

    Looks awesome! I’m so excited to try this, I’ve been looking for a smoothie recipe with ginger.

    Nutrititon-wise, what purpose does the tahini serve? If I don’t have any on hand, can you recommend any substitutions?

    Thanks so much- I love your blog!

    • Hi Sarah,
      Glad you’re going to try it out! It’s awesome- read my pantry section on sesame seeds for why I love using tahini, but you can easily use another nut butter if you’d like. Thanks for the love xx mh

  • 🙂 I absolutely love this smoothie! so satisfying in every way- sweet and creamy and citrus-y AND filling!

    I’ve modified this recipe slightly as I’m a student, and therefore cheap and without a full pantry– I substitute the dates with a spoonful of honey, use a frozen banana, and trade out the tahini with 2 tbs of almond butter for extra protein (I drink it after I work out). Delicious!

    Thank you- I adore your blog. Making my own food is finally manageable!

    • Hi Caroline,
      I’m so glad you’re enjoying it! Also, thank you for your kind words about my blog I truly appreciate that 🙂

  • Hannah

    Im soooo glad to have been introduced to your site via choosingraw and this recipe! I topped it with maca, mesquite and frozen raspberries and it feels soooooo nourishing! Like I said, can’t wait to try more!
    hannah xx

    Ps how much protein powder would you add? If it was vanilla protein do you reckon a whole scoop would over power the other flavours

    • I’m glad you’ve stumbled upon Nutrition Stripped as well! Adding a scoop of protein powder like vanilla shouldn’t overpower the other flavors if it does, try adding a natural flavor “plain”. 🙂

  • Melanie

    Made this for breakfast using romain instead of spinach and it was delicious. Even my avocado-hating son loved it 🙂

    • Awesome! I love hearing when kids and the men in our lives enjoy greens hidden in smoothies 😉

  • Lin

    I’m having this right now as a dinner replacement smoothie! I I added a scoop of raw protein powder and some extra frozen banana instead of dates. It’s so creamy and I love how vibrant and green it is! I’m really digging the smoothie-as-a-meal idea and I’d love to see more recipes for hearty green smoothies! xo

    • Hi Lin,
      So glad you’re experimenting with these and enjoying them as a quick and healthy meal. If you’re loving these be sure to spread the love! xx mh

  • I heart all of these ingredients! My old blender couldn’t blend dates, but hubby spoiled me with a Vitamix for Mothers Day. So I can’t wait to try this one and share it with my boys. Thanks for the recipe.

    • That’s awesome Nicole, yes dates can be a bit tricky in standard blenders! I’m so glad you enjoyed it and thanks for sharing Nutrition Stripped 🙂

  • Original recipe – can’t wait to try!! I’ve been loving chocolate green smoothies lately – go to for my recipe 🙂

  • Melanie

    Creamy Ginger Green Smoothie = perfection! Absolutely tasty and loved the creamy texture. I took your high protein suggestion and added a scoop of my favorite protein. Love the balance of healthy fats, carbs, and protein to start my morning!

  • Jen

    I don’t understand all the comments here, I love green smoothies but this one was just odd, I can’t tell whether it was the banana, ginger or lemon that ruined it but it was terrible! What a waste of ingredients, I followed the recipe exactly except I substituted the dates with a bit of brown sugar.

    • Hi Jen, sorry you feel that way! Following the recipe exactly uses dates and brown sugar added here wouldn’t give the smoothie the correct texture nor taste! Hope you try it the full recipe way 🙂

  • Hi! I just came across your blog researching some smoothie inspiration and I love it – seriously I’m hooked. Your photos are beautiful and I love your philosophy. I just registered for your newsletter, so I look forward to staying up to date with everything that you’re doing.

  • Magnus Sturm

    Hi! I’m just wondering how spicy this smoothie is, because i am making this little recipe compilation for my dad on his birthday, and i dont have time to try it out myself right now. Should i add more ginger to make the ginger really taste? Because the compilation is kind of ginger focused. Also, how many glasses does it make? Beautiful website anyway, i love the design and the recipes. I will definitely start using your site!

    By the way, sorry for my bad english, i’m scandinavian!

    Best regards, Magnus Sturm

    • As with all my recipes, you can adjust the ingredient to your taste, if ginger is too spicy just use less. Thank you for all the kind words xx

  • Lovin’ this! Avocado gives smoothies such a perfect creaminess, will try this combo 😉

    • Avocados are great for making smoothies creamy without adding extra sugar from bananas, enjoy! xM


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