lettuce have a smoothie!

Jessica Penner, RDBreakfast, Drink, Recipes2 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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2 Comments on “lettuce have a smoothie!”

  1. Am I enrolled to get my goodie on making smoothie freezer packs? As soon as I started to key in my email, the site said it wasn’t valid. I’d sure like to know how to do the freezer packs, so if I am not signed up, please do so. Thank you.

    1. When I check in my e-mail service provider it shows that the email with the freezer smoothie download was sent to you! Maybe check your junk or spam folder?

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