Green Smoothie

15 min
With our recipe for green smoothie with spinach, broccoli, and avocado, making a delicious breakfast smoothie is both quick and easy. These beautiful green smoothies have plenty of delicious, fresh vegetables and fruits in them and ingredients like skyr and avocado help give the smoothies a thick, yet smooth, mouthfeel that will keep you coming back for more.


  • Transfer skyr, water, and the rest of the ingredients to a blender and blend at the highest setting for about 1 minute or until the smoothie is deliciously creamy.
  • Enjoy it immediately.

While making smoothies is easy, the clean-up can sometimes be a bit of a hassle as the vegetable and fruit purée tends to stick to the blender if it is allowed to dry. As such, make sure to rinse the blender with warm water immediately after pouring the green avocado smoothie into glasses. This will make it much easier to clean even if you do not have time to do it right away. You can also put some lukewarm water in the blender and blend for 10 seconds; then the blender will be almost entirely clean afterwards.

Questions about green smoothies

Green smoothies are an exciting addition to a smoothie repertoire consisting mostly of fruit or berry smoothies. Read on below to learn more about green smoothies by having a look at our answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about these delicious smoothies with vegetables.

What is in a green smoothie?
Green smoothies may be prepared using a variety of different vegetables and fruits in combination with a liquid base like water, milk, or yoghurt. Our recipe features spinach, broccoli, avocado, and pineapple and is made using water and vanilla Skyr. This combination makes for a thick and creamy smoothie with sweet and refreshing flavours.
How to make a green smoothie?
Making green smoothies is quick and easy. Simply combine all the smoothie ingredients in a blender and blend for about 1 minute or until the mixture has achieved that classic smoothie texture, which is thick and, of course, smooth. Serve the green smoothie in a cold glass or bring it with you on the go and enjoy a filling breakfast smoothie.
How long does a green smoothie last in the fridge?
When stored in the refrigerator, green smoothies last for up to 1-2 days. To store them properly, transfer the smoothies to glass containers with air-tight lids or glasses that you cover with cling film. This, as well as the freshly squeezed lemon juice, will keep it from turning brown as food and beverages containing avocado naturally do over time.
Can you make a green smoothie the night before?
While green spinach smoothies with avocado and broccoli are best enjoyed freshly made, they will keep for up to 1-2 days in the refrigerator. As such, you can prepare green smoothies for breakfast the night before if you know that you will have a busy morning, or you do not want to wake up anyone who might still be sleeping by turning on the blender. Simply give them a good stir in the morning. The lemon juice should keep them from turning too brown during the night, but it will not affect the flavour in any way.
Can I freeze a green smoothie?
Like other kinds of smoothies, green smoothies may be frozen for up to 3 months. Transfer the smoothies to freezer bags, freezer-safe containers, an ice cube tray, or mason jars to store them properly. Take the frozen green smoothies out of the freezer to let them thaw overnight in the refrigerator when you want to enjoy them. If you feel the smoothie mixture has become too thick, add a splash of water and re-blend it.


Skyr, vanilla
150 ml
150 ml
Ice cubes
Baby spinach leaves, rinsed
400 ml
Pineapples in small pieces (approx. 100 g)
2 dl
Frozen broccoli (approx. 75 g)
1½ dl
Freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tsp

Green smoothie with avocado, broccoli, and spinach

This delicious green smoothie with broccoli, spinach, avocado, pineapple, and skyr has a smooth and creamy consistency. The combination of vegetables and fruits gives the smoothies a beautiful green colour and a sweet and fresh taste. With a taste as good as this, these smoothies are a real treat and an incredibly easy and delicious way to eat more greens.

Has our green smoothie recipe inspired you to try even more delicious smoothies? If so, we recommend you have a look at our wealth of smoothie recipes which include great options like a banana smoothie, tropical smoothie, and mango smoothie.

Enjoy a green smoothie for breakfast

A green smoothie is perfect as an afternoon snack, a quick breakfast, or a surprising addition to a homemade brunch selection. It is tasty and practical as you can enjoy it on the go in the mornings when you may not have time for a proper sit-down breakfast.

In case you are looking for more smoothie-based breakfast or lunch options, let us direct your attention to our delicious smoothie bowl which is also made with skyr and features banana, mixed berries, mango, and exotic dragon fruit.

Sweet pineapple flavour and skyr for texture

Easy green smoothie recipes sometimes get a bad reputation, but they are full of flavour and depth if made correctly. So, our green smoothie with spinach, broccoli, and avocado is one of the best green smoothies you will get. The addition of tropical pineapple and vanilla skyr sweetens any bitterness from the greens and gives the smoothie a well-balanced flavour profile with mild, sweet, and fresh flavours.

The lemon juice and skyr add a bit of acidity to brighten the earthy flavours. Combining skyr with water as your liquid base also makes this green smoothie creamier and gives it a more rounded mouthfeel.

Experiment with the ingredients

It is quite easy to mix up your green smoothie ingredients while keeping its signature hue intact. You might like to experiment with vegetables like kale, celery, or cucumber. If the vibrant green colouring is not necessarily a selling point for you, an earthy beet green smoothie also tastes great.

If you are wondering what to put in a green smoothie to make it fresh and zingy, experiment with adding apples and ginger. Tart apples like Granny Smith will be especially delicious when paired with creamy avocado and sweet pineapple. 

Adding a couple of fresh mint leaves into the smoothie mix will give your homemade smoothie a fresh, herbaceous taste and a cooling feeling on your palate that is quite refreshing.