This Spinach Smoothie Recipe is going to give you a boost of nutrients and tons of flavor. Start your morning right with one of these smoothies in your hand.
If you need an easier way to add some greens to your diet, you need to try this spinach smoothie! Adding greens to your diet doesn’t mean you have to eat something boring–it means that you can play with greens and find unique ways to include them.
I have one child who loves salad and one child who won’t touch it, so this smoothie is my answer to getting more greens into her. The combination of flavors in this spinach smoothie recipe is seriously one of the best ever!
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- Spinach – If you have fresh spinach on hand, that works, but you can also use a frozen spinach cube. It’s filled with vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, folic acid, calcium, and more.
- Banana – To help the smoothie be extra creamy, a banana is a fantastic addition. Plus, you’ll get plenty of potassium, vitamin B6, magnesium, fiber, protein, and vitamin C. You can freeze your banana first for a thicker smoothie if you prefer.
- Navel Orange – The orange is an important addition as the vitamin C will help your body absorb the iron in the spinach. They are a great source of folate, potassium, and thiamine too.
- Flaxseed – Adding some ground flaxseed will help you feel full and sneak in some omega-3 fatty acids.
- Almond Milk – Be sure to use unsweetened almond milk, so you don’t load up on unwanted sugars. You can also swap it for any other non-dairy milk you like as well.
- Ice – You can adjust the amount of ice depending on your preferences. I prefer a super cold smoothie.
HOW TO MAKE A SPINACH SMOOTHIE
1. Add the spinach, banana, orange, flaxseed, vanilla almond milk, and ice to the blender. Combine until creamy and smooth. Enjoy!
I truly love everything about this spinach smoothie, from the texture to the flavor, but sometimes it’s fun to add in some other ingredients. Keep in mind when adding additional ingredients, it is going to change the flavor and the look of the smoothie.
- Blueberries – They are tasty, light, and refreshing, so it makes sense to toss in a few. You will only need about 1/3 – 1/4 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries. They will turn the drink more of a purple color.
- Pineapple – You can swap the oranges or add pineapple in addition to them. It’s best to use fresh, juicy pineapple.
- Strawberries – I love strawberries so much, and adding them to a smoothie is a great way to enjoy them. They taste great with the other flavors too.
- Mint – If you are a fan of fresh mint, add in a few mint leaves. It’s going to give you a cool and refreshing result.
- Lime Juice – To add even more pizzazz, pour in a couple of teaspoons of lime juice. It will add some tanginess to the smoothie.
SPINACH SMOOTHIE FAQS
IS THIS SMOOTHIE RECIPE GLUTEN-FREE?
Yep, this spinach banana smoothie is indeed gluten-free. So add it to your list of gluten-free breakfast and snack ideas. You are going to love it.
CAN I ADD PROTEIN POWDER TO THE SMOOTHIE?
Sure! If you have some protein powder, you are welcome to add in a scoop. The ingredients will make you naturally feel full, but if you want to take it up another notch, adding protein is great!
HOW CAN I SWEETEN THE SMOOTHIES?
The banana and orange are naturally sweet, so that the smoothie may be sweet enough for you. However, if you are craving more sweetness, you could add in some honey, agave nectar, or maple syrup. Just use your best judgment and add a little bit until it reaches the desired sweetness.
CAN I ADD CHIA SEEDS?
Of course! Chia seeds are another great option for increasing your omega-3. Mix in 1 – 2 teaspoons depending on your preference, and you’ll also get some iron, calcium, and fiber added to the drink.
IS IT OKAY TO USE KALE INSTEAD OF SPINACH?
Yes, it’s more than fine to swap the spinach for kale. It’s very nutrient-dense, but does have a stronger flavor than spinach. You can always add a touch of sweetener if it’s too strong for you. Just make sure you have a high-quality blender so it’s capable of blending it smoothly.
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Spinach Smoothie Recipe
This easy Spinach Smoothie has a few simple ingredients and makes fresh spinach taste delicious!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 smoothies 1x
- Diet: Vegan
- 2 cups fresh spinach (or 1 frozen spinach cube)
- 1 large banana
- 1 large navel orange
- 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed meal
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- ice (1-2 cups)
- Add all of the ingredients in a large blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy. Enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
- Calories: 108
- Sugar: 15.5 grams
- Fat: 0.5 grams
- Saturated Fat: 0.2 grams
- Trans Fat: 0 grams
- Carbohydrates: 27 grams
- Fiber: 4.2 grams
- Protein: 2.3 grams
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