lettuce have a smoothie!

Jessica Penner, RDBreakfast, Drink, Recipes5 Comments

Green Lettuce Smoothie

I found a giant bag of chopped romaine lettuce marked off by 30%. We typically don’t eat that much salad around here… at least not in winter. Still, I couldn’t resist the price!

I decided to try putting it in a smoothie. But before using perfectly good ingredients on something that might be awful, I did some googling to see if lettuce in smoothies is even a thing. It is so I decided to give it a go. I was delightfully surprised! You can really pack a lot of lettuce into a smoothie and not even notice the taste. Compare that to kale. I can barely a few chopped pieces of kale in before I turn up my nose.

Can you believe it? A Dietitian who doesn’t like kale?

I know. Forgive me.

Green Lettuce Smoothie (3 of 17)


Why It’s A Smart Choice

This recipe is so delightful. It’s a beautiful light green but doesn’t taste green. Know what I mean?

It also manages to pack 15.5g of protein into a measly 218 calorie drink! If you’re looking for a 30g breakfast, eat both servings and you’re still only taking in 436 calories.


Green Lettuce Smoothie (12 of 17)

If you give this recipe a go, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, or snap a photo and tag it with #smartnutritionrecipes on Instagram!  I’d love to see your creations! Knowing someone has enjoyed one of my recipes always makes my day brighter. 


Green Lettuce Smoothie

  • Author: Jessica Penner, RD


A light tasting, high protein green smoothie!


  • 1 banana, frozen in chunks
  • 1 small apple, core removed
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce, packed
  • 15 almonds
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt


  1. Place all ingredients in blender.
  2. Start on low speed.
  3. Turn up to high speed and blend until smooth.


  • Serving Size: 2

Calories: 218, Fat: 5g, Carbs: 30.5g, Fibre: 5g, Sugar: 19g, Protein: 15.5g


Green Lettuce Smoothie


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5 Comments on “lettuce have a smoothie!”

  1. I’m such a fan of your combination of ingredients that it deserves a second clap of hands. I have made it several times now and have added or subtracted the sweet fruit as supplies were or were not available. Sometimes I add some protein powder or gelatin or whatever impusively hits me at the moment. It is always thick and yummy. When no more can be poured out, yet more clings to the side of my mug, I either swish in some coffee to loosen it up, a surprisingly tasty combination, or take my finger and scoop it out. I’ve found that my finger is more efficient than a spoon. I don’t want to waste any.

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