A neuro-nutrient dense green smoothie is the perfect way to fuel your body and mind with essential vitamins and minerals. Packed with leafy greens like spinach and kale, along with avocado, celery, cucumber, fruits like bananas and berries, this smoothie is a powerhouse of nutrition. The combination of ingredients not only supports brain health but also provides a refreshing burst of energy. Whether you’re looking to kickstart your day or refuel after a workout, this vibrant green drink is a delicious and convenient way to nourish your body. So, go ahead and blend up a neuro-nutrient dense green smoothie to give your mind and body the nourishment it craves!

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SIS - Simple is Smart Tip

If your don’t have the ingredients that I suggest for this recipe improvise and use what you have.   The base is the leafy greens and the plant based milk.  Then add a combination of green vegetables and fruit.  Options might include kiwi, melons, mangos, pineapple, banana, and other berries.

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Neuro Nutrition Nugget - Leafy Green Vegetables

Packed with brain-boosting nutrients like vitamin K, folate, and beta carotene, leafy greens such as spinach, kale, and Swiss chard can help improve cognitive function and protect against age-related cognitive decline. Incorporating these nutrient-dense greens into your diet can contribute to better brain health, improved memory, and enhanced focus. So next time you’re planning your meals, remember to add a generous serving of leafy greens to fuel your body and nourish your mind!

green smoothie ingredients

What ingredients go in a Green Smoothie?

Start with your leafy greens and add a couple of large handfuls to the bottom of your blender.  Then choose 2 vegetables, 1 or 2 fruits, a non-dairy milk, and a sweetener.

Leafy Greens: Kale, Swiss Chard, Spinach, Bok Choy are the most neuro-nutrient dense greens.

Fruit: Mangos, Pineapple, Kiwi, Green Melons, Apples, Pears.

Berries:Blueberries are highest in antioxidents, blackberries, strawberries, loganberries, and

Vegetables: Celery, Cucumbers, carrots,

Nuts or Seeds: Walnuts, Almonds, Cashews, pumpkin, sunflower seeds.

Unsweetened Plant Based Milk: Cashew is the lowest in calories (25 calories/cup), almond and coconut have about 40 calories/cup and Soy has 80 calories/cup.

Sweetener: Monk Fruit, Honey, Maple syrup, agave are all healthy and delicious.

How do I make a Green Smoothie?

Step by Step Instructions:

  1. Start with the leafy greens in the bottom of your blender jar or bottle.  I use the Blendtech Blender.
  2. Add your choice of two different green vegetables, 1/2 of an avocado, 1/2 cup of fruit or berries, 1/ cup of seeds or nuts, 2 Tbsp sweetener,  and 1 cup plant based milk.
  3. Blend until smooth. 
  4. Sip and enjoy.

For a cold or icy green smoothy use frozen fruit or berries or 1/2 cup of crushed ice.  Leave me a comment with your favorite green smoothie ingredients. 

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Best Tasting Green Smoothie

This green smoothie is not only delicious, but it is loaded with neuro-nutrition for your brain and body.
Servings 1 large smoothie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes



  • 2 handfuls leafy greens, Swiss chard, Kale, Spinach, and Boy Choy
  • ½ cup blueberries fresh or frozen
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • ½ medium avocado
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 2 tbsp monk fruit sweetener*
  • 1 cup plant-based milk.


  • In a blender jar put 2 handfuls of leafy greens.
  • Add the celery
    smoothie ingredients in a blender jar.
  • Add the cucumber
    smoothie ingredients in a blender jar.
  • Add the Blueberries
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  • Add the walnuts
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  • Add the Avocado
    green smoothie in a blender jar.
  • Add the plant-based milk and sweetener.
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  • Blend until smooth, Pour in a glass and enjoy.
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Sweeetener:  I used powdered Monk Fruit sweetener however I also use honey, dates, or maple syrup to sweeten the smoothie.
Calories: 488kcal
Cost: $3
Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: clean eating, easy, NeuroHealth, Neuronutrition, vegan, vegetarian


Serving: 1glass | Calories: 488kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 19g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Sodium: 163mg | Potassium: 1386mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 1454IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 420mg | Iron: 3mg

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