A Green Smoothie Recipe for the New Year

By Brittni • posted on 02/14/2024

Easy green smoothie recipe

After all of those holiday cookies, heavy meals, and general winter hibernation, I’m definitely feeling like I could use something a bit more healthy in my system for the new year. What about you?

So, I asked Kate Kordsmeier of Root + Revel (who I know personally and is so great with this stuff – Kate just so happens to live in the same building as my studio) to help! And she sent over the perfect green smoothie recipe, which is also vegan!

Kate Kordsmeier is a food writer and recipe developer for over 100 publications, and the founder of Root + Revel, a food and wellness site delivering inspiration to help people live naturally, without sacrifice (read: you can still eat yummy things- yay!).

Kate just launched a brand new eBook, Superfood Green Smoothies, and today’s vegan green smoothie is one of the recipes in the book. All of the recipes in the eBook were beautifully photographed by Heidi Geldhauser (who I’ve worked with before too – remember this post?) and 100% delicious, I promise. Buy your copy here, and/or sign up for the free 7-Day Green Smoothie Challenge here. 

Onto the recipe!

Clean green smoothie recipe


  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (add ¼ cup at a time more if you need more liquid)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds (Kate recommends Manitoba Harvest)
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter (Kate recommends NaturAlmond)
  • 2 dates

Recipe (makes 2 servings)

Combine all ingredients into a large, high-powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Serve and enjoy. That’s it. So simple.

Gotta love easy smoothie recipes, especially when they’re good for you. Right?

Green smoothie recipe

Recipe Kate Kordsmeier
Photography Heidi Geldhauser

Thanks again to Kate for sharing this smoothie recipe. Be sure to check out Kate’s eBook, Superfood Green Smoothies, and Root + Revel for more recipes.

How have you been kicking off the new year so far? Are those old habits dying hard or do you have this new year on lock?

9 comments | Click here to reply

Love this!

Laurel Santos

This sounds great and awesome for detoxing!

Love that you’ve added chia and hemp seeds in, and the dates are a great way to sweeten it up naturally. Can’t wait to try it out for myself!


This sounds so good! I’ll have to try this out x

Jessica — NinetyCo 


Awesome Sofia. Let me know how it goes!


Love a good green smoothie! Also love the idea of adding hemp seeds! And dates are great alternative for sweetening it up! I usually add pineapple + mango to sweeten it up, so I’ll have to try a date!

xo, Sofia


Glad to hear that Michelle. Kate has lots of great recipes to check out!


Yummy, this is perfect for a healthy start of the new year!


Right Rachael? That’s what I was thinking. I need to reset and get back on track with food stuff, so this smoothie recipe seemed like a good way to start.


Oh my goodness! This sounds yummy and nutritious, perfect for the new year detoxes 🙂

Rachael xx.

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