Blueberry Banana Spinach Smoothie

12.27.2019

This plant-based blueberry banana spinach smoothie is perfect for kids who want something sweet and satisfying.

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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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  1. Nicole says:

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

  2. Shelley says:

    Just made this one. I did not like the taste that much. However I replaced spinach with kale. So it could be my own fault there. May try again with spinach. Maybe.

  3. Rochelle says:

    One of my favorites! The berry banana combo is yummy,

  4. Laura says:

    This was just alright, but I did add kale, so maybe I added too much? All I tasted was the kale.

  5. Robin J says:

    Not a lover of Blueberries but this was quite tasty.

  6. Marcie says:

    Yum, what’s not to like…..bananas, berries, and almond milk. So good!

  7. Angie M says:

    Day 9, Berry Blast. I like it, it very bananaie, I find bananas over powering, next time I would put in half a banana, and I usually use a frozen banana, but today used a fresh one.

  8. Leah Daigle says:

    another good one!
    on the sweeter side With banana and berries but could be adjusted easily

  9. Sue says:

    I think I put too much banana in my smoothie today. That’s all I tasted but then I add a tumeric ice cube and then it tasted like pineapple. It was really good.

  10. Naomi Robinson says:

    I am really enjoying this smoothie challenge. Although I have been a vegan or eating plant-based for over 30 years, I have truly been excited to see that there are so many others beginning to see the health benefits and the delicious meals that make up the plant-based lifestyle. Thanks so much, I have become a little more consistent with the smoothies because of this challenge.

  11. Barb Dreger says:

    Berries are excellent in smoothies. I prefer water vs almond milk however.

  12. Teresa S says:

    Day #9 and going strong!

  13. Carole S says:

    This is one of my favorite smoothie! I have lost three ponds so far by replacing a meal

  14. Monique King says:

    One of my favorites! Yummmm…

  15. Connie says:

    I used blueberries and strawberries. I didn’t have a full cup of unsweetened almond MALK, but topped it off with some unsweetened macadamia cashew milk from Trader Joe’s. I would have liked it better without the chocolate in there, but that was simply using what was on hand. It was one of my top three favorites of the challenge, so far. One day to go!

  16. Jen C. says:

    This is my favorite. So refreshing and delicious.

  17. Mary says:

    Yet another delicious smoothie! I used A date and 1/2 cup avocado instead of the banana.

  18. Hilgay Beckles says:

    Very nice flavour ! This is a keeper !

  19. Thomas Grant says:

    Great tasting green smoothie.

  20. Beverly Doucette says:

    I love berries so I was really surprised to find that it wasn’t my fav, but I’d make it again.

  21. Tracey Cofell says:

    Like this one and the colour doesn’t scary me off…lol Some of the brown ones taste good but shouldn’t be served in a see-through cup.
    Purple I can handle.

  22. Leesa A Stevens says:

    Nice and easy and tasty!

  23. Sarah says:

    I love bananas so i LOVED this one and the almond milk gave it a smooth texture!

  24. Susan says:

    Really good, one of my husbands favorite! Even our grown son stopped by and I shared with him.

  25. Dora Suarez says:

    This is a good mix, I used blueberries, rasberries and strawberries for my “blend” I also added chocolate whey protein to vary it a bit. Will try again with more of the red berries an less blueberries, personal preference.

  26. Sue says:

    I liked this one, very fresh and since I live berries kind of a no brainer for me.

  27. Tammy Verhulst says:

    Added fresh herbs to this one, just because (it’s another square to mark off my bingo card).

  28. Stacia says:

    I really enjoyed this recipe!
    I used:
    Unsweetened Vanilla Almond (added about a 1/4 c of water)
    my mixed berries consisted of: Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries
    added 1/4 c (4tbsp) hemp seeds
    Swapped spinach for 65g of Kale

  29. Angeline says:

    Not my favorite I used mixed berry: raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, and added the banana.

  30. Susan Garcia says:

    I really liked this one. I only used half a banana, plus added 1 tsp of peanut butter and a turmeric smoothie cube.

  31. FNU says:

    Was good and refreshing but not my best
    I replaced banana with avocado

  32. Audrey says:

    This is one of my favorites. I used water instead of almond milk though.

  33. Melanie Skinner says:

    Really good. Enjoyed this one.

  34. Melinda N says:

    Forgot to put my banana in the freezer, so it was not very cold. Definitely tastes better when it is colder, but not bad.

  35. Heather says:

    Definitely not one I will make again, this was the first time I could not drink a smoothie, ended up having to dump it out 🙁

  36. Susan says:

    This is my favorite everyday smoothie. With the berries and banana, it is a staple of my smoothie repetoire.
    For more exotic, I do add pineapple, coconut water, oats, and protein powder.

  37. V says:

    This smoothie was very tasty. I liked the flavors unlike yesterday’s. Thanks for the challenge.

  38. EricaRuth says:

    Very good! A little sweet without being too much

  39. Helen Thadathil says:

    Great Combo, Still dont like the banana, Used some manuka honey to make mine tday with Chia seeds.

  40. Maxine Thomas Thomas says:

    Day nine
    Berry Blast
    Used Kale, 1/2 banana, 1/2 advocado and frozen strawberries and grapes.

  41. Kimberly Watt says:

    Hmmmm…it was good but not great!

  42. Karen R says:

    Day 9
    My go to smoothie!
    Enjoy the berry taste!

  43. Robert Bowen says:

    Was good, but not as good as some of the others. I used a mix of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and then a banana. Had a great color, but to me tasted a bit bland. I used frozen raspberries and strawberries and fresh blueberries. Maybe they were not as sweet after being frozen. I’d make this again trying a different variety of fruits.

  44. Patti says:

    Another simple and simply delicious smoothie! I boosted this one with super food greens.

  45. Annette Vos says:

    Enjoyed this berry smoothie today. I used the triple blend mixed berries from Costco. Worked perfectly.

  46. Joy says:

    Loved, loved loved!

  47. Shannon says:

    Very good! I used frozen mixed berries and unsweetened cashew milk. Next time I may try just blueberries or mix blueberries and strawberries.

  48. Lori says:

    Made mine with anti-oxidant smoothie cubes for the mixed berries. My Challenge favorite.

  49. Judy says:

    I only had 1/2 banana to put in, and it wasn’t very sweet but I didn’t want to use more fruit because I added 3 vitamin C smoothie cubes. It still was not as sweet as yesterday but that’s fine with me. I used a collard green leaf for some of the spinach, unflavored protein powder, and ground flax to add some protein and fiber.

  50. Sylvia pedlar says:

    Not so keen on the taste of this one. Maybe if I had used fresh bananas instead of frozen ones, it would have been a bit more tasty. Colour was not so inviting either. Still Rawking it, though!

  51. Mary Anderson says:

    Yum! This is a classic and so easy to make.

  52. Kelsey says:

    Delicious!

  53. Atlanta says:

    I did my usual glow protein powder and 2 Tbsp chia seeds. I finished that canister of protein powder. It was good. I got it on clearance at Whole Foods. Now I have to work through my raw garden canister.

  54. Esther says:

    Yum! that sums it 🙂

  55. Yolanda Moneyhun says:

    Delicious!

  56. Marguerite C says:

    Good, but thin for me. I added more greens and 1/2 an apple, which made it just right.

  57. Ola says:

    Thank you

    I enjoyed the smoothie, tasty and I got to share with my family too. I followed the instruction to prep for a week so I found it very easy.

  58. Heather Smith says:

    Loved loved loved this one!!

  59. Cheryl P. says:

    Yum! Berries and banana are the perfect combination! This smoothie is a winner!!

  60. Laura White says:

    Liked, this one, also used strawberries and blueberries and added kale in place of the spinach. And threw in some dark cherries.

  61. Marie Davino says:

    Day 9 smoothie with strawberries blueberries and some blackberries that I picked in my own backyard over the summer! Love it.

  62. Yvonne says:

    Love the flavor and color of the Berry Blast. This one will go on my rotation.

  63. Nichole says:

    Yum! I made mine with blackberries and a coconut milk boost cube. I love how it tastes.

  64. Stacy Ernst says:

    Delicious berry flavor and easy to take on the go

  65. AnnMarie says:

    By far this one is my favorite. I used a Cherry Berry blend fruit pack, Almond Milk and a bit of cocoa powder.
    Yum! 🙂

  66. Jeanette says:

    I love the Berry Blast and will be making this one a lot for sure!

  67. Shon Clark says:

    This is one of my favorites. I added a teaspoon of powdered peanut butter to it. Great taste and I was full.

  68. Jennifer A says:

    I used a pre-packaged frozen berry mixture that had cherries, blackberries, strawberries and blueberries. I’m not a fan of all the blackberry seeds, so will leave out the blackberries next time I make it. Boosted with almond butter and it was good.

  69. Peggy Shaw says:

    Too much banana for me. Though I made the day 7 and 8 smoothies, circumstances made that I didn’t rate them on their given days so I will do it in this comment. Day 7: Loved the tartness. Very refreshing, 5 stars, Day 8: The colour wasn’t great but the flavours were delicious!, 5 stars

  70. Mary says:

    I enjoyed this smoothie this morning! Added kale today with the spinach. Kale is not my favorite but I gave it a try today. I loved the berries and banana.

  71. Christine says:

    Very good even though I was used to adding 1/2 banana and that’s what I did today. But it was still good.

  72. Ame W says:

    This one was delicious, almost dessert like.

  73. Shawn says:

    This one was pretty good! It will get added to my smoothies that I will continue to make!

  74. Liz says:

    Missed day 7 – but loving the challenge

    It’s gotten me back on track.

  75. Nidia Gago says:

    Tastes like black forest cake

  76. Andrea says:

    Great smoothie! I added vitamin C cubes to it as I’m trying to get rid of a cold. Tasted great! Will make again.

  77. Amber says:

    This smoothie is good but not my favorite.

  78. Jeremy says:

    Another winner. So tasty, yet so simple. I guess that’s the idea, right?

  79. Melissa says:

    Very good, I prefer smoothies with almond milk over water or coconut water and this one did not disappoint!

  80. Amy says:

    Ok texture. Not just as fruity as some of the others. Not a fan of the almond milk.

  81. Jessica Colley says:

    I think this one is my new favorite!!! Added some plant protein powder to it which added nicely!

  82. Julie says:

    Used cherries, strawberries & blueberries & avocado, the banana was too green. I love having almond milk in the smoothie!

  83. Bonnie Tallaksen says:

    Kinda bland. Tough in the winter where most fruits are frozen

  84. K Bens says:

    Can never go wrong with bananas and berries! This combo is a ‘Go-To’ for me…

  85. Dianna Ebright says:

    Okay, I made this today and it is good. I added another turmeric boost cube. I probably should have let it blend a little longer, still had some seeds from the blackberries in the fruit.

  86. Stephanie says:

    Yum! Loved this one!

  87. Deborah says:

    One of my favorites! I am seeing a pattern of what I like and if I like it I will stick to it. The purple color and the sweet berries make this one a winner for me. I enhanced it with a chia pudding smoothie cube I had made from the chia seed pudding recipe (my coconut milk was full fat and I ended up with something that was more of a fat bomb then a pudding, but I turned my lemons into lemonade!). I also upped the berry flavor with a bit of a berry flavored oil. My berry mixture on this was a store brand called Cherry Berry Blend: cherries, blackberries, black raspberries and blueberries.

  88. Kate says:

    I like this smoothie a lot.
    I added some avocado. I’m not a huge fan of bananas but I can’t taste it in this recipe. I’m also not a fan of raspberry seeds so I don’t think I’d make this one on my own but it was good.

  89. I liked the simplicity of the ingredients so I decided to make an additional one to take with me to work! Freeze it before I leave so it’s nice an cold when I’m on my break!

  90. Kristin says:

    Loved it (but I love anything with berries). It is good to have a new berry recipe.

  91. Deborah Gilbert says:

    I’m happy for the thickness back. I used avocado instead of banana. Added a bit of maple syrup and almond butter.

    It was good. But I’m not a huge berry fan in smoothies. But still yummy.

  92. Lalannie Knoll says:

    Great tasting smoothie.

  93. Nelleke Beats says:

    Love the flavor of this one, lots of banana and berry taste. I added aronia berries and beet joluice as well.

  94. M.I. Kenison says:

    This recipe is sweet and simple to prep. In the future I might even substitute water for the almond milk.

  95. Jeannette P. says:

    Nice and creamy! Lots of super nutrients for glowing skin. Delicious! ❤️

  96. Elizabeth says:

    A little on the sweet side, as I substituted Coconut Water for the Almond Milk- but still wonderful! Will be making again for sure! Thank you for this recipe!

  97. Tanya says:

    Ummmm…YUMMMMM! This is like the golden nugget of smoothies. Can’t go wrong. Good. Good. Great. ❤️❤️

  98. Lisa L says:

    I really liked this one and probably would have rated it higher if I had made it before I made the Very Berry smoothie with the orange added. After having that one, this one, though good, seemed to be missing the brightness and enhanced flavors of the Very Berry.

  99. Nickie says:

    None of my kids liked this one. Maybe it was the blackberries (which aren’t quite as sweet)?
    I like it!

  100. Birgit says:

    I used rapsberrys and it was delicious

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