Packed with mighty ingredients, this ultimate antioxidant blast is a powerful way to start your day. Needs only 7 ingredients and takes only 15 minutes to make. It’s one of my favorite green smoothies ever!

** This ultimate antioxidant blast recipe is sponsored by NutriBullet Select at Walmart.  All opinions are mine **

Collard greens, celery, pineapple, and green apples!

That is a powerhouse of antioxidant ingredients and a great way to start the day.

Top view of a green smoothie drink in a glass mug.  Pineapple chunks and celery in the background
Green antioxidant smoothie is a nutrition-packed lunch or snack recipe.

Using collard greens

Collard greens have made an appearance on this blog in stews and colcannon.  But, I had never thought I would be using collard greens in a smoothie!

I always found collard greens to be tough green leaves and chopping them would be the only way to cook them.

Until now…

Collard greens pack an antioxidant punch like no other!

Front view of a glass filled with the ultimate antioxidant blast. Surrounded by flax seeds, pineapple and collard greens
This green smoothie is packed with Antioxidants, proteins, and omega 3!

What are antioxidants?

“Anti” is against and “Oxidants” are things that oxidize.  The way I understand it is that different chemicals fight the evil free radicals.  Every day, my skin is exposed to pollen, dirt, dust, smoke, and even the sun.

Florida has its share of free radicals like the giant red ball in the sky!  So, I love consuming antioxidant-rich foods that will help fight free radicals.

It all boils down to this for me: Free Radicals = Bad, Antioxidants = GOOD!

What’s your take on antioxidants?

Overhead view of 2 cups filled with the green liquid. One is garnished with celery and pineapple cube
Celery and pineapple complement each other in this antioxidant smoothie.

Foods high in antioxidant

We are so lucky to be living in a time when organic and natural foods are so easy to find.  I am always glad to see that they are affordable, so, I don’t have any excuse not to eat right.  I don’t always succeed in eating right, but, I am happy to keep trying.

This recipe has a


  1. Blueberries

Blueberries were an acquired taste for me.  I have never been a fan of it, but, I started slowly introducing it in my diet.  At first, I only made blueberry vinaigrette with them.  Eventually, I started using them in overnight oats, Matcha Pancakes, and scones.

Today, I am happy to say I love blueberries and will eat them right out of the clamshell.

P/S: Have you tried my blueberry gazpacho recipe?

Source: WebMD

Dark Chocolate

Eating dark chocolate is good for you! I was so happy to see dark chocolate on the list of antioxidant-rich foods to eat.  I think I will make my hot chocolate recipe using dark chocolate.  If you like brown rice puddings, add some dark chocolate to it.

But, nothing will make you love dark chocolate more than my chocolate peanut butter smoothie bowl!

Source: WebMD

Red Kidney Beans

Red kidney beans have a trace amount of magnesium which is helpful for the mitochondria.  I love them not only because they are good fighters, but, red kidney beans do taste so good.  I put them in a red kidney bean salad with baby corn.  It was delicious!

Source: HealthLine


Did you just do a double-take when you saw cilantro on the list?  I was surprised too!  I had no idea that it has the flavanoid quercetin which is a huge factor in fighting anti-oxidants!

Next time, when you see the garnish on your favorite food, devour it.  It will help fight free radicals.

Who knew!! I guess it’s time for me to go and make some of my cilantro pesto!

Source: Dr. Axe.


Cranberries have Vitamin C is packs quite a punch when fighting free radicals.  It also helps lower cholesterol and fight cancer.   So, why eat them only at Thanksgiving, right?  I try to eat them as often as possible.  I am going to make my navy beans salad over the weekend

Source: Cleveland Clinic

My recipe includes pineapple, collard greens, celery, and granny smith apples, all huge sources of antioxidants.  If you want more sources of antioxidants check out the list by WebMD.

Which one is your favorite?

Want to try other antioxidant-rich smoothies? You will love this AMAZING broccoli smoothie recipe because it’s packed with so much goodness.

How to make an antioxidant smoothie

1)  Take the Colossal cup and add 1 cup of collard greens.  Make sure the thick stem is removed and they are roughly chopped

2) Roughly chop one celery stick and add it to the cup

3) Add 1/2 of an apple.  Remove the skin and roughly chop it before adding to the cup

4) Take an 8 oz tin of pineapple chunks.  It normally comes with chopped pineapple chunks in pineapple juice.  Add both the chunks and the juice to the colossal cup

5) Add 1 Tbsp of flax seed meal

6) Add 1 Tbsp of maple syrup

7) Add 1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk

8) Cover with the blade attachment and gently drop it into the base with the blade side down

9) Twist it gently and let the cup lock in place

10) Set the mode to blend and gently press down on the top of the cup.  Press the green G-button and let it blend.

11) When fully blended, press the G-button to stop it and wait for the green light to turn off.  This is important because you don’t want to remove the cup before the blades have stopped

Take the cup on the go or at home

Packed with mighty ingredients, this ultimate antioxidant blast is a powerful way to start your day. Needs only 7 ingredients and takes only 15 minutes to make

Ultimate Antioxidant Blast Green Smoothie

Packed with 7 mighty ingredients, this ultimate antioxidant blast is a powerful way to start your day.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 3 people
Calories 966 kcal


  • 1 cup collard greens chopped, thick stem removed
  • 1 stick celery roughly chopped
  • ½ green apple chopped and skin removed
  • 8oz can Pineapple chunks use the pineapple juice also
  • 1 Tbsp flax meal
  • 1 Tbsp pure dark maple syrup
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk


  • Add 1 cup of collard greens to the colossal cup
  • Add celery stick to the cup
  • Add the apple
  • Add pineapple chunks and its juice
  • Add flax seed meal
  • Add pure dark maple syrup
  • Add the unsweetened almond milk
  • Close with the base and blend for 1 minute or until well blended
  • Serve immediately



Calories: 966kcalCarbohydrates: 245gProtein: 8gFat: 3gSodium: 56mgPotassium: 2007mgFiber: 21gSugar: 222gVitamin A: 1415IUVitamin C: 147.9mgCalcium: 316mgIron: 4.4mg
Keyword antioxidant smoothies, green smoothies, nutribullet recipes
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  1. So excellent! I love the article. I love the recipe. I love everything about it. I especially love how it’s actually an advertisement for the NutriBullet masquerading as a recipe for a smoothie, nice thinking there. Talk about clever manipulation for profit. You go girl! Fool them sheep into buying the NutriBullet, and get your cut! Shame? Who needs it, right?

    1. Hello Gertrude Amplebottems. Thank you for your message. I am not sure if you saw at the very top of the post that this recipe was sponsored by Nutribullet. Its a perfectly delicious recipe that tastes really good and is good for your health. I am sorry you don’t understand the importance of spreading the word about amazing products that I feel the whole world should know about. I am in love this Nutribullet because it actually works better than any other blender I have ever used. I wouldn’t put it on my blog if it didn’t work. This might be hard for you to understand, but, I don’t get paid for everyone who purchases Nutribullet from my blog. I was compensated a flat fee for just creating the recipe. So, anyone who purchases Nutribullet from my blog can be assured that I didn’t get paid for it. I hope you get all your facts right before you decide to leave ignorant comments on any blog. Its sad that you want to leave a passive-aggressive comment without giving your real information? What are you afraid of? That you might be outed as a troll? If you would like to have a real conversation about capitalism and owning a small business, I am ready to talk to you about it. Don’t feel the need to troll my site if you don’t want to be a constructive in your debate. Good luck to you!

  2. I’m thinking of getting my husband a NutriBullet for Father’s Day {he’s been asking for one for a while}. I’m pinning this recipe so I can share it with him then!

  3. I’ve never used collard greens before (I’m a born and bred Northerner) but this looks so good!

  4. I had never thought to use collards in my green smoothie! I always use kale. Thanks for the switch it up idea.

  5. I really need to start making more smoothies, especially ones like this! That NutriBullet looks pretty cool…maybe time to upgrade around here…

    1. Thank you, Michell. Fair warning, once you start, you won’t be able to stop making smoothies! The NutriBullet secret is now my most used kitchen gadget, lol