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Creamy Green Pudding Smoothie

11 Comments 23 July 2012

Creamy Green Pudding Smoothie

If I wrote a recipe every time I made a new green smoothie, I’d have to change the name of this blog to Gluten-Free Cat’s Green Smoothies.  And you’d get really tired of hearing about the health benefits and the wide array of green possibilities!  There are just so many different ways you can create a green smoothie. You can pack your smoothie with anything green or leafy — spinach, kale, romaine, baby lettuces, arugula, beet greens, watercress, zucchini — just let your imagination run wild.  Then add any sweet fruit, which will mask the green taste in most cases.  But achieving a creamy texture is quite challenging without dairy.

The creamy green smoothie that I’m sharing today is so thick that you might want to eat it with a spoon like a pudding.  The healthy fats in the avocado will provide energy that will keep you going all morning long.

Creamy Green Pudding Smoothie

by Heather


  • 1 c. nut milk
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 banana
  • 3 large chunks of pineapple, about 1/2 c.
  • 1/2 bag of spinach, about 2 c. packed
  • 3 dates, chopped
  • 1 scoop vegan vanilla protein powder (optional)


Toss all ingredients into the Vitamix or blender and blend until creamy.

Serves 1

Other green smoothies you might enjoy:

Readers, dish!

  • Have you tried green smoothies?
  • What is your favorite green to put in a smoothie?
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  1. Heather says:

    Hi Heather! I’m a chicken when it comes to trying “green” smoothies…I like salad/greens by themselves, but it freaks me out to try them blended in something my taste buds expect to be sweet! Any tips? Any good recipes for a “green smoothie newbie?” Anything different I need to do for a smoothie for lunch? (more greens? more protein? etc.)

    I’ve been having smoothies for lunch because they’re quick and easy and don’t require me to cook in the middle of a busy workday!

    Hugs to you! :)))))

    • Heather says:

      Oh, don’t be nervous! You won’t believe the fact that the greens are essentially hidden. Especially if you use a sweet banana. Blindfolded taste tests in my home have proven it to be true! :)

      Give it a try and let me know how it goes!

      I don’t think you’ll need anything different for lunch or even dinner. This is a well rounded smoothie with good carbohydrates, protein (if you used the powder, and heart-healthy fats) perfect for any meal.

  2. amber says:

    I literally want to jump in that glass, Heather! Gorgeous green color. And I would never get tired of your smoothie recipes – bring them on!! I am going to try this tomorrow (I have some walnuts soaking for walnut milk) – and I have all the other ingredients on hand. :-)

    Have a great rest of your week!


    • Heather says:

      Thanks, Amber! I’ve never made walnut milk. (Or even tasted it.) Do you like that in smoothies more than almond milk? Do you make it the same way? Soak, blend with water, and squeeze through a nut bag?

  3. This just looks so delicious and healthy. I look forward to trying this. I hope my blender is powerful enough to get it this smooth.

  4. I’m with Amber, I will never get tired of green smoothie recipes-especially yours :) But this vibrant green pudding is calling me out. I could go for a large mug of it right now.

  5. Laura west kong says:

    I love avocados in smoothies. You’re right. They’re just like pudding. Usually I have to eat them with a spoon, but that’s all right with me.

  6. This was delicious AND kid-approved! One said it tasted like ice cream!! Yay! Love the creaminess. Thanks so much a great recipe!


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I'm a curious girl, wife, teacher, fitness fanatic, gluten-free foodie, high-raw vegan, and Mama Cat living in NYC. I've made the transition from baking and cooking gluten-free to creating raw vegan recipes that are naturally gluten free. My gluten intolerance opened up my diet to a whole new world of nutritious plant-based foods. While I'm not 100% vegan, it's my favorite way to eat, and making and sharing raw foods makes me giddy. Living in the City has its joys and challenges, and I enjoy sharing my experiences with you.

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