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.

338 Responses to “Strawberry, Banana, Blueberry”

  1. Julia 9.1.2015 at 3:09 am #

    Hi guys! Been wanting to jump on this bandwagon for a while but have been nomading around but now my feet are in the same place and I have my blender back! This is personally my favourite smoothie because I always have these on hand and its yummo! I have a few questions to help me blend best though! Spinach and vegetables and fruit in general are very expensive where I live. At only the start of September, there are now no fresh berries in the shops at all! Most of the produce is coming from south america or Turkey. My local shop sells packaged kale and spinach so I will probably rotate those but the price of them is really going to add up! D: So I thought I could supplement it with frozen spinach, do you think doing half and half would be okay for taste? Or should I just stick to completely fresh and then completely frozen and up the berry factor to cover it? How many frozen spinach tots should I add? I plan on stocking up when I go to bigger cities and freezing but a gurl gotta get her fix in between then! Thanks!! :)

    • SGS Rawkstar 9.1.2015 at 8:10 am #

      Hi Julia,

      Freezing your favorite fruits + leafy greens when they’re in season or on sale is a great way to help keep expenses low! Buying frozen fruit is another great option when your favorites are out of season. Difficult to find fresh leafy greens where you are, frozen greens from the grocery aisle don’t always yield the tastiest results, but do what works for you + your taste buds!

      Let us know what you decide!

  2. zoe 8.11.2015 at 5:16 am #

    Hi! I’m kind of new to the whole smoothie thing so was nervous about making smoothies on the regular. However, this website (and this recipe in particular) has proven fantastic! As a student at university I’m very aware of the need to feed myself healthy foods, so I have found smoothies to be fantastic as well as a good way to use up fruit which is going slightly ‘off’ thus saving money. If it helps anyone/if anyone is interested, I buy frozen spinach as often it can be hard to get through massive packs of the stuff on my own – it seems to work just as well and helps to chill the drink. I’m a green convert!! :)

    • SGS Rawkstar 8.11.2015 at 11:01 am #

      Hi Zoe,

      Yay! We’re so excited to have you blendin’ with us, and love hearing green smoothies are a healthy addition to your busy university life! Tired of seeing your leafy greens go bad, have you tried freezing your own leafy greens? We think it’s flavor rawks, compared to frozen greens from your grocery aisle.

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/freeze-leafy-greens

  3. Jillkathleen 8.4.2015 at 12:38 pm #

    I have tried at least 6 of your recipes and none of the recipes have failed my taste buds! Simply AMAZING! It’s hard to believe these are actually good for us! Thank you!

    This recipe is my favorite thus far :)

    • SGS Rawkstar 8.5.2015 at 4:17 am #

      Hi Jill Kathleen,

      Yay!! We love our Strawberry, Banana, Blueberry recipe too! :)

  4. Scott 7.30.2015 at 1:18 pm #

    Picked up a blender today and I’m now doing a shopping order ready to change my lifestyle and start replacing one meal a day with a smoothie. Can you use frozen spinach or does it have to be fresh? Thanks

    • SGS Rawkstar 7.31.2015 at 8:24 pm #

      Hi Scott,

      YAY! Way to take the first step towards adding fresh fruits + leafy greens to your diet!! We’re making lifestyle changes that will last a lifetime! We love using frozen greens, but those from the grocery aisle don’t always yield the tastiest results, that’s why we like to freeze our own. Freezing your own leafy greens is a great way to stock up when your favorites are in season, or even better on sale.

      Learn all about it here…

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/freeze-leafy-greens

      • Scott 8.1.2015 at 12:47 am #

        Thanks!
        I also read that too much raw spinach can be bad for you in the long run, so am I best to steam it first?

    • SGS Rawkstar 8.1.2015 at 7:33 pm #

      Hi Scott,

      Great question! All raw leafy greens carry a small amount of toxins that protect plants from being entirely consumed by other animals—and wiping out the plant species. It’s a defensive trait, and something even we should be aware of. As humans, if we consume these toxins for long periods of time, they can build up and harm our thyroid. Some symptoms of alkaloid buildup are nausea, tingling in finger tips and fatigue. But before you dump your green smoothie down the drain, you should know that this isn’t anything to worry about as long as you are rotating your greens. Throughout the week, use a variety of leafy greens in your smoothies— like kale, spinach, romaine, herbs and carrot tops.

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/rotate-your-greens

  5. 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 :)

  6. 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

  7. 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 :)

  8. 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

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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!

  14. 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!

  15. 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 :)

  16. 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 :)

  17. 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.

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