Who says you can’t have dessert for breakfast? This gorgeous Raspberry Spinach Smoothie is a family favorite because it tastes amazing and is loaded with spinach (yet no one notices!).
What’s inside this smoothie
Blending a tasty smoothie takes the right ingredients and formula to turn out well. Over the years, I’ve learned what works best when it comes to taste, texture and nutrients.
Bright, tart raspberries
I used fresh ones for the photo, but normally I use frozen raspberries. They chill the smoothie and are almost always more affordable.
Creamy coconut milk
The coconut milk makes this smoothie creamy YET also satisfying. The healthy fats will help curb your appetite and help your body absorb the nutrients of the plant-based ingredients.
Sweet Coconut Water
Coconut water has a naturally sweet taste, so there’s no need to buy it sweetened with added sugars. Coconut water is considered nature’s gatorade and hydrates the skin.
Spinach is the hero in this smoothie. You won’t taste it at all, yet you reap all the phytonutrients. Spinach also helps slow the absorption of the fruit sugars into your blood stream because it’s high in fiber.
We’ve even tossed in a spoonful of flax seed to boost your omega 3’s and healthy fats. It’s just the thing when you’re craving something fruity, sweet, and healthy.
You can also use our coconut milk smoothie cubes in this recipe.
Health benefits of raspberries
The deep red color of raspberries means that they are high in antioxidants which can help prevent cancer and other diseases.
Raspberries are also naturally lower in sugar than many fruits, yet high in fiber and nutrients.
It’s also important to include lignans in your diet, and flaxseeds are an excellent source. Lignans may reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes. So drink up and reap the benefits of starting your day the healthiest way possible…with a delicious green smoothie.
Before you blend…
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Start your day with this ruby-hued raspberry spinach smoothie loaded with iron-rich spinach, antioxidant-rich raspberries, flaxseed (healthy fats and lignans), and coconut (healthy fats and fiber). Also great for dessert! 🙂
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 cup coconut water
- 1 1/2 cups raspberries
- 1 teaspoon ground flax seed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- garnish with coconut flakes
- Blend spinach and liquid until smooth.
- Add remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth.
- Garnish with coconut flakes and enjoy!
*Use frozen fruit to make smoothie cold.
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Make this Raspberry Spinach Smoothie!
I really hope you blend this and love it! It’s a simple treat that really nourished the body and satisfies a sweet tooth. Comment below with any questions or ideas you have!