Good Morning Citrus Green Smoothie | Nutrition Stripped
Eat Well Sep. 20. 2016

Good Morning Green Citrus Smoothie

Sep. 20. 2016
McKel Hill Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

McKel Hill Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

Founder of Nutrition Stripped and the Mindful Nutrition Method™

A delicious, creamy, sweet, and tart green smoothie for a healthy breakfast on the go or snack. The lemon and orange “hide” any green taste enough for everyone to enjoy drinking their greens!

Anytime I can bring you a simple, delicious, and nutrient dense recipe that squeezes in greens…I’m gonna do it. AND I feel like I haven’t shared this green smoothie recipe I’ve been making so much lately as a way to help my body reset from all the travel, excitement, and stress (even if it’s the good kind!). Meet the vitamin C rich Good Morning Green Citrus Smoothie.

I teamed up with Fresh Beauty to create five healthy recipes inspired by the ingredients of their new Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask  – clementines, lemons, and oranges – to help support your glow from within! Today I’m sharing one of those recipes, the Good Morning Green Citrus Smoothie. It’s a delicious, creamy, sweet, and tart green smoothie for a healthy breakfast or snack. The citrus “hides” any green taste so that everyone can enjoy. Keep reading for the recipe and how this recipe helps you glow!

This smoothie is all about giving you the nutrients you need to give you that healthy glow as it’s packed with beauty foods. Coconut milk is incredibly hydrating with naturally occurring electrolytes like potassium that help you retain water for lively skin and hair. Citrus (i.e. lemon and orange) is full of Vitamin C that helps give your skin a healthy glow, and healthy fats in the coconut milk and avocado will help balance hormones for smooth skin. Spinach contains heaping amounts of Vitamin A and K and also phytonutrients that have been shown to help decrease inflammation in the body that shows up as redness, puffiness, or acne. This smoothie is simple but quite the powerhouse.

Get the glow

Do you guys like this smoothie recipe? Let me know in the comments, or if you make it at home share with #nutritionstripped on Instagram so I can see. And if you try out Fresh’s Vitamin Nectar Mask, let me know what you think! I’ve been loving how soft and smooth it makes my skin afterward and really have noticed a glow.

p.s For my friends in the LA and NYC areas, come hang out with yours truly a the Fresh stores in  The Grove and Union Square! I’ll be sharing sample recipes from the cookbook, plus you’ll get a FREE signed cookbook when you purchase the Vitamin Nectar mask in-store! Find more details here on the events page.

xx McKel

This post was in partnership with Fresh, but all opinions are my own. I am a huge fan of Fresh Beauty and the new Vitamin Nectar mask. Partner posts help support the larger team behind NS, so thank you for supporting brands that support NS!

The Recipe




1 cup coconut water

1 cup canned organic light coconut milk

2 cups organic fresh spinach

½ banana (may use fresh or frozen)

1 orange, peeled and deseeded

¼ medium avocado

Juice of 1 lemon

2 pitted dates

1/8 teaspoon sea salt (i.e. pinch of sea salt)


Using a high-speed blender, add all ingredients and blend until smooth. Optional to add a handful of ice to the blender to chill or pour smoothie over ice.

For a sweeter smoothie, add more dates and adjust to taste. For an added protein boost, add your favorite plant-based vanilla protein powder. Enjoy immediately.

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