Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie

Strawberry Banana green smoothie

I’ve made this Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie almost every day for the past year. I guess I am kinda like my dad— when you find something that works, why change it up? It only has five ingredients (and one being water), doesn’t take much food prep, and tastes very yummy (seriously). My kids even ask for it! It’s such a proud moment as a parent when kids are craving fruits and veggies over processed foods. It doesn’t happen every day, but it does happen a LOT! Hope you enjoy my tried and true green smoothie recipe!

clare

Strawberry Banana Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie

Course: Breakfast
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
We've combined four of our favorite fruits for this smoothie - and it's a yummy one! The flavors are bright and sweet, and it's full of fruity goodness. As far as nutrition goes, this smoothie offers up a bundle of antioxidants from vitamin C-rich oranges and strawberries, to potassium-loaded bananas, and anthrocyanin-packed blueberries. And don't forget all the vitamin K and iron in the spinach. 
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups spinach fresh
  • 2 oranges peeled and seeded
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup strawberries*
  • 1 cup blueberries*
  • 2 bananas

Instructions

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

Recipe Notes

*Use frozen strawberries and/or blueberries to make smoothie cold. **You can also use 3/4 cup water and 3/4 cup orange juice in place of the oranges and 1/2 cup water.

 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.

Strawberry Banana green smoothie

60 Responses to “Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie”

  1. Maria 12.3.2016 at 10:58 am #

    This looks so delicious! I am allergic to oranges. Do you have a good substitute or can I leave them out of the recipe? Thanks!

  2. Isabella 11.20.2016 at 3:33 am #

    I’ve just tried my first smoothy, blueberry raspberry strawberry banana kale some mixed nuts
    With Apple juice

    • SGS Rawkstar 11.21.2016 at 6:44 pm #

      YAY!!! What did you think, Isabella?

  3. Brittany 8.28.2016 at 9:19 pm #

    Can you freeze oranges?

    • SGS Rawkstar 8.29.2016 at 12:08 pm #

      Hi Brittany,

      You definitely can! We suggest peeling + segmenting your orange. Then lay your orange segments out on a parchment lined baking sheet in a single layer and place in the freezer till frozen. Once frozen you can transfer your orange segments into a ziploc or freezer safe container for storage.

      Cheers!

  4. Liz 7.23.2016 at 8:44 pm #

    Are you juicing the orange? Or throwing in the whole orange (peeled and seeded)?

    • SGS Rawkstar 7.25.2016 at 7:29 am #

      Hi Liz,

      Great question! We suggest adding the entire orange, but remove the peel + seeds prior to blending.

      Interested in blending the peel? A small amount of orange peel can pack your green smoothie with a major nutrition boost. Learn more here…

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/peel

  5. Amber 5.12.2016 at 7:10 am #

    About how many calories are in this smoothie? It is delicious btw!!

    • SGS Rawkstar 5.12.2016 at 5:01 pm #

      Hi Amber,

      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.

  6. Roly 3.27.2016 at 2:16 pm #

    Is it okay to use frozen fruits from the supermarket? I like to buy a big bag of frozen strawberries and blueberries and blend them together with my greens. Just not sure if I’m losing the health benefits though by buying frozen fruits.

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.28.2016 at 6:24 pm #

      Hi Roly,

      Great question! You can definitely blend with frozen fruit! We actually suggest adding at least one frozen fruit to ensure your smoothie is creamy + chilled to perfection!

  7. Claire 3.21.2016 at 4:45 am #

    Hi there
    What a beautiful website. I heard you speaking on some podcasts and had to come over and check out your bog/site. Really impressive. One thing I’m a bit confused over though. For a kids smoothie you are recommending one serve 1 orange and one banana and 1 cup of berries. Taking average sized pieces of fruit this comes to over 45 teaspoons of sugar. Even if we go for conservative amount and assume small size fruit it would still be unlikely to be less than 30 grams of sugar. And the greens on the smoothie is just 1 cup. Which when wilted down is really more like 1/8 cup. I’m interested to understand how you consider this to be a “green smoothie” and advisable for a child given current recommendations as to sugar intake. (And for sure I realise this is not “added sugar” but indeed the body will treat all sugar the same once it’s broken down.) Interested in your reply. Thanks very much. Claire

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.21.2016 at 11:17 am #

      Hi Claire,

      Great question! When sharing green smoothies with little ones we suggest starting with an 8oz snack size serving. The majority of our recipes have 3 cups of fruit in it. This recipe has additional fruit because we’re relying on the two oranges to provide fresh juice as our liquid base (Great for introducing little taste buds to green smoothies). For adults, when you drink 16oz of our green smoothie recipe you will be meeting, or just under your daily intake for fruit. If you feel like any of our recipes have too much fruit, feel free to do 2 cups of fruit in each smoothie with 3 cups of leafy greens. Hope that helps. 🙂

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

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/fruit-and-vegetable-nutrition

    • Nic 4.30.2016 at 4:53 pm #

      While yes, the main source of calories in fruit is sugar – those sugars are surrounded by fibre in the fruits cellular structure. Therefore you do not get the same surge of fructose that would take a hit on the liver or an increase of glucose that would cause a surge in insulin. It’s the added sugars that are the problem.

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