Summer is officially here, which means we can finally use our favorite adage appropriately, “Sun’s out, guns out.” How do you get those toned bro-tank ready guns though? Lots and lots of greens – that’s how.

A green monster smoothie is the best way to get your daily dose of fruits and vegetables, plus an added bonus of protein to keep you full and energized. Head over to your grocery store and pick up some fresh ingredients for this easy-to-make, healthy recipe that will keep you strong all summer long.

Green Monster Smoothie

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:1 minute
  • Total Time:6 minutes
  • Servings:1 large smoothie
  • Easy


  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 frozen banana
Photo by Harper Garfinkle
  • Step 1

    Take out frozen ingredients and place in blender.

    Note: The banana should be frozen overnight.

    Photo by Harper Garfinkle
  • Step 2

    Slice avocado in half and remove pit. Scoop into blender.

    Photo by Harper Garfinkles
  • Step 3

    Add spinach, yogurt, and pineapple juice to the blender.

    Photo by Harper Garfinkle
  • Step 4

    Choose light to medium power setting and blend until smooth.

    Photo by Harper Garfinkle