Recipe: the leafy love smoothie, two ways

Got health goals this new year?

We've heard plenty of health goals from those around us, but the most common ones we hear are... 

  • Eat more plants
  • Improve immunity 
  • Prepare more food at home

Here at della bowls, we know how to crush these goals with one thing: smoothies! 

Smoothies are awesome for so many reasons

  1. The potential for variety is endless! You can mix and match fruits, veggies, grains, nuts, seeds, and more. 
  2. Eat with the rainbow! Include a wide array of colors in your smoothie to maximize nutrient variety in your diet. 
  3. Increase your fiber intake, promoting a healthy digestion system and increasing nutrient absorption.
  4. Incorporate ingredients according to your caloric needs. Lighter smoothies can accompany meals, or smoothies heavier in proteins and fats can serve as a complete meal.
  5. Smoothies are easy to prepare with a few simple ingredients, and clean-up is quick and easy. 
  6. Smoothies are perfect for the on-the-go lifestyle. 
three types of smoothies

Get on the smoothie train

Stock up! Here are our recommendations to get your smoothie making off on the right track. 

  • Keep a bin of frozen fruits in your freezer, including peeled bananas, strawberries, blueberries, other berries, pineapple, mango, acai, and other fruits.
  • Bulk up your refrigerator with fresh spinach, chopped kale, romaine lettuce, and other leafy greens to add to smoothies.
  • Stock up on nut milks like hemp, oat, coconut, and almond milks to increase variety in your blends, as well as nut butters like almond, sunflower seed, macadamia, and cashew.
  • Provision your pantry with add-in's for smoothies, including seeds and nuts, hemp hearts, chia seeds, cacao powder, flax seeds, and shredded coconut. 
  • Keep avocados on hand to make smoothies more creamy and filling. 
  • Add a touch of sweetness using pitted dates, maple syrup, or honey.

ingredients to make smoothies and 3 prepared smoothies

Need a blender?

We recommend these two options, available on our Amazon store. 

The Magic Bullet is another great option for small, single-batch smoothies. 

Drink or Meal? Your choice!

Our Leafy Love smoothie is the perfect example of a smoothie that can serve as a drink component to compliment a meal. It can also transform into a complete meal with the addition of healthy proteins and fats.

leafy love smoothie contains spinach

Here are the recipes for each option:

Leafy Love Smoothie- The original 

Yield: 1 serving


  • 1 banana, frozen (medium size, 5-6 oz)
  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 pitted Medjool date
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 2 loosely packed cups kale or spinach


Blend all ingredients for at least a minute, or until no greens are visible. Serve.

Leafy Love “Meal Replacement” Smoothie

Yield: 1 serving


  • 1 banana, frozen (medium size, 5-6 oz)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 pitted Medjool dates
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 3 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 1-2 tablespoons chia seeds or flax seeds
  • ½ cup white beans (optional)
  • 1 small-medium avocado, pit and peel removed
  • 1.5 loosely packed cups kale 
  • 1.5 loosely packed cups spinach


Blend all ingredients EXCEPT chia seeds for at least a minute, or until no greens are visible. Serve in a tall glass. Add chia seeds on top of smoothie and stir.


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