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Blueberry Banana Spinach Smoothie


Smoothies are the perfect fast food when you’re craving something quick and nutritious. This creamy blueberry banana spinach smoothie is a great one for kids (and adults!) who want something sweet, yet also extra good for your body.

Not all smoothies are as healthy as we’d like to think. First off, a 100% fruit smoothie is going to be packed with vitamins, minerals… yet also loaded with sugar. The upside is that using whole fruit means you’re getting:

  • natural sugars which give you energy and fuel
  • extra fiber which will slow down the absorption of sugars into your blood stream

The downside is that you’re not gonna be full for long (it’s too light)… and you could make it even healthier without much work. (That’s where the greens come in!) Let’s talk about that now…

Blended Blueberry Banana Spinach Smoothie in a mason jar with daisy cut lid

Turn a fruit smoothie into a green smoothie

Transforming a fruit smoothie into a green smoothie is super easy and the health benefits soar. You’ll be full longer, helping with weight loss, and adding phytonutrients to your diet, helping prevent disease and keep your body working properly.

You can take any smoothie recipe you love and add 1 cup (or a handful of spinach or another smoothie-approved leafy green) to it and you won’t even taste the difference. Yet you can be proud of yourself for adding a whole cup of spinach to your body!

Bananas, blueberries and spinach

Top health benefits of a Berry Banana Spinach Smoothie

Using plant-based ingredients in your smoothie is a great way to boost your daily vitamin intake and minimize inflammation. The ingredients we’re blending in this smoothie have some wonderful health benefits….

  1. Blueberries are low in calories but high in fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K.
  2. Strawberries are a good source of vitamin C, manganese, folate (vitamin B9), and potassium.
  3. Spinach is packed with high amounts of carotenoids, vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid, iron, and calcium.
Spinach berry smoothie using plant-based ingredients

Join our Smoothie Challenge!

This plant-based blueberry banana spinach smoothie is perfect for kids who want something sweet and satisfying. In fact, it’s one of the featured recipes in our Smoothie Challenge, which is what we’re known for at Simple Green Smoothies. If you wanna join a smoothie challenge…

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Blueberry Banana Spinach Smoothie Recipe

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: smoothies
  • Method: blending
  • Cuisine: plant-based

Description

Oh, this smoothie is a good one! It’s full of iron, potassium and vitamin C. 


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup mixed berries
  • 1 banana

Instructions

  1. Blend spinach and milk until smooth.
  2. Add fruit and blend again.

Notes

Use pre-packaged frozen mixed berries or pick your favorites. Mine are blueberries and strawberries!

Keywords: Blueberry Banana Spinach Smoothie

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By: Jen Hansard | Updated: 12.27.2019 | COMMENTS: 136

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  1. Catherine Lennon says:

    ANOTHER FAVOURITE.

    So so sad to see day 9 appear on my challenge of 10 days. I find these challenges amazing , pre prepared shopping lists and easy day to day recipes that are quicker to prepare than a cup of coffee . If you haven’t tried Simple Green Smoothies you need their Facebook page, app , challenges and recipes in your life – so so delicious !!!

  2. Cynthia says:

    Love this one! Berries and banana are delish!

  3. Melissa Chiappone says:

    This one is one I always use, minus the almond milk. I have a BIG bag of frozen mixed berries so I’m always throwing those in when i need some fruit. And frozen fruit always makes my smoothies so yummy!

  4. Lmtorres5 says:

    Color is a bit of a turnoff but it was delicious!!

  5. Atlanta says:

    I really liked this one.

  6. Anna says:

    Not an awesome colour but had a good taste.

  7. Sheila says:

    awesome flavors combined together! Loved it!

  8. Krista says:

    I liked the smoothie, berry and banana smoothies are my usual go-to. Adding the spinach gave it a nice twist.

  9. Justina says:

    I liked it. Smoothies are just a easy meal.

  10. Josie M says:

    Another great smoothie!

  11. Margaret Eacker says:

    Had this for dinner last night as I missed a day earlier in the week. It was good. I really like the berries. I used avocado instead of the banana.

  12. Diana says:

    Another good one. Used mixed organic greens and added collagen, chia seeds, protein powder and 2 smoothie cubes to make it a meal replacement.
    I used a avacado in place of the banana and a combination of blueberries, raspberries and cranberries.

  13. Meagan says:

    A win for sure & I added everything but the kitchen sink. Including a beet & zucchini

  14. CJ says:

    This one has a very heavy banana taste. Next time I will add more berries and half a banana. I used blueberries and strawberries. Threw in a few basil leaves I had too.

  15. Steve Dreger says:

    Banana and berries taste great together.

  16. Michelle says:

    This is a keeper for me for sure. Thanks for all these recipes

  17. Christine says:

    Very good. I did add the spinach. My banana wasn’t ripe enough so I ended up using avocado. Then I put in a little pineapple to sweeten it.

  18. Vanessa says:

    Oh it said blueberry but the recipe told me mixed berries so I used what I have I love the spinach and vegan almond milk

  19. Camille Maxfield says:

    My son is a fan today! (Really all days!) we love sharing our creation of the day together! Get up and make your family a green smoothie!

  20. Leslie says:

    Smoothie was ok but lacking the citrus punch. I used mixed greens and added ginger, protein powder and coconut yogurt. I am a rawkstar, made the spiced almond milk for an afternoon snack.

  21. Grace says:

    Berry Blast was beautiful and delicious! I used frozen blueberries and blackberries for the mixed berries creating a lovely deep purple hue. I doubled up the recipe to make smoothies for two, using half almond milk and half tap water, and a mix of spinach, kale and lettuce. I even shared some with a coworker who’s interested in making smoothies! And as usual I added chia seeds and pea protein powder to my portion.

  22. Sandra S says:

    This smoothie tasted okay but wasn’t special.

  23. Raquel says:

    Great flavor! I used a frozen mixed berry mix

  24. Joan says:

    This recipe is a keeper!!! I don’t care for almond milk so I used coconut water. These smoothies are an indulgent treat for me. They are so rich and creamy. I like having them in the evening because that’s when I tend to want to snack. This has been helping prevent that 🙂 I know tomorrow is the last day of the 10-day challenge, but I’m thinking I’m going to continue making smoothies. I’ve really enjoyed it because I’ve tried things I never had before.

  25. Louise says:

    Another great smoothie! Feeling so much more energy. Tried to prep ahead. I have a regular blender. Found I need to add the banana unfrozen or I have to add extra liquid.

  26. Liz P says:

    This combination, without the spinach, is always a go to in our family! Now we will enjoy it with added benefits of spinach. Thanks

  27. Efef Salem Wood says:

    Good but a little too much banana for my taste. Next time I would do 1/2 banana and more berries.

  28. Leasa says:

    Delicious

  29. Luda says:

    Yummy combination of fruits and veggie. Instead of milk I added I cup coconut water . Will be on repeat for sure

  30. Ann Owens says:

    I didn’t have a banana so used peaches instead and added in chia seeds to help with the smooth and to super the smoothie up!! The smoothie was light and delicious! I am a rawkstar for creativity!!

  31. Vicky says:

    Tasted like Cardboard
    Didn’t like this one but I did manage to drink all of it.

  32. Stephan says:

    Well, I kind of cheated……..or improvised because I didn’t have blue berries. I did baby spinach, mixed baby greens, beet greens, a pear, apple, and frozen banana. And I use distilled water. It was yummy! I have pretty much improvised all week….but have enjoyed your recipe.

    Thank you for such a inspirational week.

  33. Tammy Mullins says:

    Enjoyed this smoothie

  34. Jamie says:

    Another yummy one!

  35. Nicole says:

    Here for Rawkstar Bingo to rate Day 9 smoothie on the blog! 5/5! Delicious creamy berry drink!

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