Strawberry, Banana, Blueberry

Oh, this smoothie is a good one! It's full of iron, potassium, vitamin C and antioxidants, just to name a few. You can swap the orange juice for a navel orange (just peel it first!). We often add olive leaf extract, echinacea, and elderberry extract which are great all natural extracts to boost the immune system and fight off infection. Read the bottles for serving measurements and add to your smoothie before blending.

Strawberry, Banana, Blueberry

Serves 2


Ingredients

  • 2 cups spinach, fresh
  • 34 cup water
  • 34 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2 bananas

Instructions

Blend spinach, orange juice and water until smooth. Next add the remaining fruits and blend again.

*Use at least one frozen fruit to make the green smoothie cold.*



Tip: Thanks to the blueberries, this green smoothie is more like a purple smoothie, which is great for kids and those who are afraid of the "green" color.

328 Responses to “Strawberry, Banana, Blueberry”

  1. le le 7.17.2015 at 10:17 am #

    Can u add pineapples to this to replace the blueberries?

    • SGS Rawkstar 7.17.2015 at 12:18 pm #

      Hi Le Le,

      Of course! Pineapple would make a great addition to this recipe!

      Cheers :)

  2. Yvonne 6.29.2015 at 2:00 pm #

    Wow, I just made my first smoothie and I love it. It left me feeling full. How do I blend it up so you don’t have little bit pieces of green leaf in the smoothie?

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.30.2015 at 5:06 am #

      Hi Yvonne,

      Cheers to your first green smoothie! To ensure your smoothie is creamy + blended to perfection, we suggest blending your leafy greens + liquid base first, then add your remaining ingredients. Ensuring at least one of our fruits is frozen, also helps breakdown any remaining pieces of green leaf.

      Hope this helps!

      Can’t decide what to blend next? Beginner’s Luck is our favorite recipe for those new to green smoothies. Check it out here…

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/recipes/beginners-luck

  3. Rinku 6.27.2015 at 2:56 pm #

    Hi,

    First if all thanks for lovely receives. Can I use half orange instead freshly squeezed orange juice. Using orange directly would save time especially in morning when rushing to work?
    Thanks.

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.29.2015 at 6:24 am #

      Hi Rinku,

      You’re so welcome! Of course you can add half an orange to this recipe in place of juice, you may need to add a little bit of additional water to adjust your liquid base.

      Cheers :)

  4. Deb 6.27.2015 at 1:49 pm #

    This website is so helpful. I go to school and work full time. I was wondering has anyone heard of freezing their smoothies in freezer bags or ice cube trays?

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.29.2015 at 6:22 am #

      Hi Deb,

      Thanks for reaching out! You can freeze your pre-blended smoothies + then thaw them in the fridge overnight when you’re ready to enjoy. We also love prepping our smoothies, it’s a great way to make blendin’ easier when you’re busy with work + school.

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/make-ahead-smoothie-prep

  5. Jackie 6.18.2015 at 4:20 am #

    Is it possible to post the nutritional facts to each smoothie. It could be really beneficial to those of us trying to match diet/exercise and counting calories. Thank you in advance. BTW: I lost 2 lbs in one day!!! I’m a believer!!!

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.18.2015 at 6:26 am #

      Hi Jackie,

      We personally don’t count calories, so we don’t include them in our recipes at this time. You’ll find that when you consume more nourishing whole fruits and veggies, you will not only feel full longer, but you’ll also have lessened cravings for high-calorie, nutritionally empty foods. So in the end it balances out. But we know many people would like to have calorie info. Three great resources for tracking calories are Self Nutrition Data, and the phone apps: My Fitness Pal and Lose It. I personally love Lose It!

  6. Emily 6.6.2015 at 8:33 pm #

    What kind of OJ should be used?

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.7.2015 at 7:45 am #

      Hi Emily,

      We love using fresh squeezed juices, they offer beneficial antioxidants and helpful enzymes. They offer an array of vitamins and taste good, too. The thing to keep in mind about fruit juices is their high sugar content. When using fresh squeezed fruit as a liquid-base, be sure to use plenty of raw leafy greens and low glycemic fruits (berries, peaches, apples) to balance out the sugar content. You can also add water to your juice base— like 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice and 1 cup water.

  7. Alexandra 5.30.2015 at 8:07 am #

    Hello,

    I’ve just made my very first smoothie from this recipe. It is rather brownish than green but our family enjoyed it very much.
    Thanks from sharing such great ideas.
    Best regards from Poland :)

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.1.2015 at 6:23 am #

      Hi Alexandra,

      We’re so excited to have you blendin’ with us! The blueberries in this smoothie darken the recipe. If you’re looking for a bright green recipe, try Beginner’s Luck! It’s also my personal favorite! :)

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/Recipes/beginners-luck

  8. Ceondra 5.30.2015 at 7:43 am #

    Hello!

    I’m really excited to try this smoothie but I have a question. Would it taste the same if I add a scoop of protein powder to it?

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.1.2015 at 6:21 am #

      Hi Ceondra,

      We love adding protein to our smoothies! My personal favorite is plant-based protein powder, especially brown rice protein powder! It shouldn’t affect the taste of your smoothie too much, if you’re using an unflavored or vanilla option. If you’re interested, check out our post on adding protein to your smoothies here…

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/protein

  9. Anil 5.28.2015 at 9:50 am #

    Hi,

    When is the best time of the day (mornings/afternoons/evenings) to consume green smoothies for maximum health benefits.

    Thanks,
    Anil

    • SGS Rawkstar 5.28.2015 at 11:02 am #

      Hi Anil,

      It’s all about what works best for you! Jadah enjoys her smoothie as a breakfast replacement, while Jen enjoys her’s as an afternoon snack. If you’re going to enjoy your smoothie at night, just know that all of the delicious leafy greens give you a real energy boost, similar to a cup of coffee!

  10. Alex 5.7.2015 at 11:41 am #

    Thanks for the recipe! In case there are other people who count calories, it’s about 210 calories for one serving, so if you make the whole amount it’s around 420 calories!

    • SGS Rawkstar 5.7.2015 at 6:16 pm #

      Thanks for sharing, Alex!

  11. Momof3 4.29.2015 at 4:55 pm #

    I just made this with strawberry/banana juice, water, and nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt along with spinach, one banana, several strawberries, and blueberries….nothing frozen as I don’t care for such. It was delicious!

    • SGS Rawkstar 4.29.2015 at 6:12 pm #

      Hi Mom of 3,

      That sounds delicious! Thanks for blendin’ with us!

      Cheers :)

  12. Tara 4.13.2015 at 1:18 pm #

    Wow!!! I just make this smoothie and it’s absolutely delicious!!! Thank you for sharing your recipes…I was so tired of banana, mango!!! Yippie!!!

    • SGS Rawkstar 4.14.2015 at 4:39 am #

      Cheers :)

  13. Ibrahim 4.12.2015 at 5:57 pm #

    Is this good for losing weight if yes if i tried this for 2 days how much weight could i lose?

    • SGS Rawkstar 4.14.2015 at 4:39 am #

      Hi Ibrahim,

      Green Smoothies aren’t a quick fix to weight loss, we are making healthy lifestyle changes that will last a lifetime! Our co-founder Jadah did lose over 25 pounds in three months by replacing one meal with a green smoothie!

      If you want to burn fat, you want to include plant-based smoothie ingredients that have the following weight loss effects:

      -Jump start your digestion
      -Burn excess fat
      -Reduce and expel bad cholesterol
      -Provide energy for your cardiovascular system
      -Detox and hydrate your body
      -Promote healthy bowel movement
      -Decrease your appetite for processed foods and sugars

      The Kiwi Berry Punch is a low-calorie, nutrient-dense smoothie recipe that combine the best fruits and veggies for an optimal approach to healthy weight loss.

      The best part about a green smoothie–you can use a smoothie as a low-calorie meal replacement because they are full of fiber which keeps your body feeling fuller longer.

  14. Dorothy 4.7.2015 at 8:15 pm #

    I’m on a diet that has smoothies as one of the meals however they are to be 200 calories or less. I don’t see the calorie information here. Can you tell me where to get that?

    • SGS Rawkstar 4.8.2015 at 4:23 am #

      Hi Dorothy,

      We personally don’t count calories, so we don’t include them in our recipes at this time. You’ll find that when you consume more nourishing whole fruits and veggies, you will not only feel full longer, but you’ll also have lessened cravings for high-calorie, nutritionally empty foods. So in the end it balances out. But we know many people would like to have calorie info. Three great resources for tracking calories are Self Nutrition Data, and the phone apps: My Fitness Pal and Lose It.

      The Kiwi Berry Punch is a low-calorie, nutrient-dense smoothie recipe that combine the best fruits and veggies for an optimal approach to healthy weight loss.

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/Recipes/kiwi-berry-punch

  15. Sky 4.4.2015 at 4:23 pm #

    i just made this recipe right now (but i forgot to add the bananas), and i absolutely love it. i’m a kid myself and it’s hard for me to eat veggies but this was perfect. definitely recommend this recipe. :)

    • SGS Rawkstar 4.6.2015 at 7:53 pm #

      Hi Sky,

      We’re so happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe, even without the added sweetness of the bananas! Rawk on!

  16. Adella 3.31.2015 at 9:42 am #

    I would like to get the nutrirional facts for the green smoothies. I am on a 1100 calorie diet and I used the protein shakes that my doctor recommends, however I would like to use a green shake in place of my protein shake.

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.31.2015 at 6:57 pm #

      Hi Adella,

      We personally don’t count calories, so we don’t include them in our recipes at this time. You’ll find that when you consume more nourishing whole fruits and veggies, you will not only feel full longer, but you’ll also have lessened cravings for high-calorie, nutritionally empty foods. So in the end it balances out. But we know many people would like to have calorie info. Three great resources for tracking calories are Self Nutrition Data, and the phone apps: My Fitness Pal and Lose It.

      Cheers :)

  17. Faye 3.23.2015 at 12:11 pm #

    Are these smoothie diabetic friendly?

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.23.2015 at 6:02 pm #

      Hi Faye,

      Thank for reaching out to us. Since we are not doctors or nutritionists, we suggest that any member of community with health concerns to speak to their healthcare provider to confirm that green smoothies and the natural sugars are okay for their eating plan. Here is a link to our favorite low sugar fruits.

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/low-sugar-fruits

  18. Hannah Lawlor 3.21.2015 at 2:14 am #

    Hi,
    I’m in the uk & not sure our measurements are the same cup-cup, if you say a cup how much is that in grams?

    Lovely the recipes, this won’t though didn’t turn purple, more brown which maybe down to measurements! Still tasted great though.
    Thanks
    H

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.23.2015 at 5:48 pm #

      Hi Hannah,

      Here are our measurement conversions, I hope this helps!

      ½ tsp = 2mL
      1 tsp = 5mL
      2 tsp = 10mL
      1 TBSP = 15mL
      2 TBSP = 30mL

      Fruits:

      Mango | Pineapple | Strawberries | Beets | Carrots | Blueberries | Raspberries | Leafy Greens

      1 cup = 250mL
      1 ½ cups = 375mL
      2 cups = 500mL

      Liquids:

      Water | Coconut Water | Coconut Milk | Almond Milk | Fresh Squeezed Juice | Rice Milk

      ½ cup = 125mL
      1 cup = 250mL
      1 ½ cups = 375mL
      2 cups = 500mL

      Grams:

      1 cup of leafy greens = 30g
      2 cups of leafy greens = 60g

  19. Janelle 3.18.2015 at 1:21 pm #

    just made this! so good!…

    What would make it thicker?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 3.18.2015 at 3:17 pm #

      Try a frozen banana next time for a thicker consistency. :)

  20. Judy 3.14.2015 at 7:02 am #

    My family loves this smoothie. My daughter and I, avid green smoothie fans, were even able to get my husband to try this one. He has been hesitant. In our opinion, this is an excellent transition recipe for individuals who love traditional fruit smoothies, but would like to ease into green smoothies (like my husband).

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 3.15.2015 at 5:31 pm #

      Glad your family enjoys green smoothies! :)

  21. Elise 3.12.2015 at 6:36 am #

    How much does it make?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 3.12.2015 at 10:25 am #

      Each of our smoothie make around 28-40oz, depending on our juicy the fruits are. :)

  22. Shannon 2.26.2015 at 9:18 am #

    I just made this smoothie for lunch and took the previous reviewers advise about adding honey. Im big into honey these days, the only sweetener I use. I LOVE honey! Anyways the smoothie is very good on its own, but im in agreement that it does need a touch of sweetness. I added 1 Tablespoon of my Manuka Honey 12+ and it makes this smoothie divine! Love the colors added to this, lets me know im well taken care of! Thanks ladies!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 2.26.2015 at 3:02 pm #

      Cheers, Shannon!

  23. Ian 2.18.2015 at 4:34 pm #

    Love this recipe, I have one almost daily! I like to add a tiny bit of honey as well (good quality natural honey, not over-processed junk). Just wondering if this is taking away from any nutritional benefits?

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