Spinach Berry Smoothie recipe

Spinach Berry Smoothie

POSTED ON 12.17.2018

Add this Spinach Berry Smoothie to your regular rotation and reap all the health benefits.

Berries are one of my very favorite smoothie additions. They are loaded up with antioxidants, phytonutrients like anthrocyanins, fiber, and are low in sugar. This spinach berry smoothie combines the bets of both worlds to give you a tasty and healthy smoothie you can make in just minutes.

Why Are Berries So Healthy Anyway?

All berries are packed with antioxidants that help fight inflammation, including huge amounts of vitamin C – way more than you’ll get in an orange.

Berries are very high in fiber, as I already mentioned. It’s important to get adequate fiber each day to keep your digestive system in tip-top shape, which in turn will help the rest of your body function properly as well.

Blood sugar and insulin levels may improve when berries are consumed on a regular basis.

Heart health can also be positively affected by eating berries because they may help lower cholesterol levels.

If you’re interested in boosting your protein and the cream factor, you can swap the water for almond milk.

Blending ingredients for berry smoothie

Is It Healthy To Eat Berries Everyday?

Yes! Eat berries as often as you are able to take advantage of the amazing health benefits. Not to mention they taste delicious.

Here are some other ways to eat berries beyond blending them into a smoothie:

  • Top oatmeal, yogurt, toast, pancakes, and waffles with a giant handful of berries to add natural sweetness and beautiful color to your breakfast!
  • Add a serving of berries to a green salad
  • Pair a serving of berries with a serving of nuts for a nutrition-packed snack.
  • Think outside the box: add berries to homemade pizza or sandwiches, make homemade chia seed and berry jam or sauce, make fruit kabobs to go with dinner, etc.
Healthy green smoothie with berries and spinach in mason jar with paper straw

Can a Spinach Berry Smoothie Help You Lose Weight?

Berries, especially blueberries, may help the body regulating burning fat and fat storage. This in turn may help reduce cholesterol levels and abdominal fat.

The best advice for weight loss is to eat a variety of healthy foods, mostly plants (Hi, Michael Pollan!), paying attention to your hunger cues, drink plenty of water, get enough sleep, and move your body in a way that feels good.

Looking for more recipes featuring berries? Look no further than our Rawk the Year Meal Planner, where we have 70+ recipes with these rawkstar fruits!

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Spinach Berry Smoothie with toppings
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Spinach Berry Smoothie recipe

Spinach Berry Smoothie


  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Description

This smoothie is also known as Berry Blastoff.  If you’re looking for a lower glycemic option, this smoothie is low in sugar and high in fiber, both of which are great for keeping blood sugar levels more stable. Free free to swap the banana with 1/2 avocado if you want to cut the fruit sugars even more.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup mixed berries
  • 1 banana

Instructions

  1. Place spinach and water in blender.
  2. Puree until smooth.
  3. Add fruit and blend again.

Notes

Use frozen fruit to make smoothie cold.

  • Category: Drinks, Breakfast
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: berry smoothie, spinach berry smoothie, green smoothie, berries

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About Jen Hansard

Mom of 2, ran across the Grand Canyon and lover of smoothies, coffee & tacos. I transformed my family's health with a plant-based diet. I also found myself again along the way.

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  1. Louise says:

    I made this smoothie with kale, as I ate all of the spinach. I used strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. I used green tea in place of plain water and a banana. This smoothie is so good. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.

  2. Kay says:

    Could I use almond milk instead of water.

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Absolutely Kay! We love swapping out liquid bases in our smoothies. Using the almond milk (unsweetened if you can!) will add more creaminess and some protein too.

  3. Christine Clemens says:

    ONLY use frozen fruit, 1 cup almond milk, teaspoon of honey if it needs sweetened, I freeze fresh spinach as well.

  4. Sues says:

    Both easy and delicious. Today, I used frozen tropical fruits. Yum! If I use fresh fruit, I replace the water with 1 1/2 cups ice.

  5. Sherrice Singh says:

    Has anyone tried using coconut (plain or flavored) water instead of plain water? If so, how’d it turn out!?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hi Sherrice! You can def sub coconut water for plain water. Depending on which coconut water you use, you may be able to taste it a little more or a little less but I think it would be great in this smoothie. 🙂

  6. SamIam says:

    Love it , thank you 🙂 I added some ice and nuts to mine as well. Super refreshing.

  7. Bonnie says:

    I messed this one up. For some reason I added oranges. It wasn’t bad just not what I was expecting

  8. Stuart says:

    Why does the “water”, listed in the recipe ingredients, appear to be white in the second picture above?

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Stuart, that could have to do with the lighting in the photo. I hope you enjoy this recipe!

  9. Jen Hansard says:

    I’ve come back to this recipe OVER and OVER! It’s super satisfying and the berries boost the antioxidants which are more and more important to our skin as we age.

  10. Jessica says:

    These smoothies are so simple and delicious. We are doing the challenge as a family (we have one 8 year old). We have all loved every one. I like the simplicity and flavor

  11. Shari says:

    Great flavor but was hard for me to get the seeds down. Still, I drank the whole thing!

  12. Linda Thompson says:

    Used frozen mixed berries and a frozen banana to make it thick

  13. Mireille says:

    Super delicious!!

  14. Ronie Pearlman says:

    I love this one. The berry flavor really comes through. ! This is my favorite so far.

  15. tiffany says:

    This is one of my favorites! I used almond milk and it was nice and creamy.

  16. Refreshing and delicious!

  17. Terry says:

    This smoothie was super delicious and refreshing. It’s my favorite smoothie so far!

  18. Tanya says:

    Yum! Seriously. Simple. Green. Smoothies.

  19. Pam says:

    Not my favorite but think because of my cold can’t taste a thing 🙁
    I’m only commenting on these blogs Saturday morning as have felt pretty grim with this cold but today I’m feeling so much better and seem to be on the mend quicker than normal perhaps due to the smoothies!
    What I have loved about this week is the ease of putting it all together, the wonderful list for shopping which has made it super easy and not overwhelming. Thanks too for all the tips on these blog posts …. wish I had opened them each day to see the various tips, add ins etc ….. will definitely do it this week! Thank you for the week 🙂

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Pam,

      We are so happy that you joined us for this challenge!

      Thank you for your awesome feedback we are so happy that you are enjoying it so far 🙂

      Cheers!!

  20. Aimee Dewar says:

    This smoothie is so good, my whole family loved it! We added a little protein powder just to see how we liked it, and will definitely will be making it again.

  21. Robin says:

    I love this berry drink! A new angle !

  22. Monique G says:

    This has been the best smoothie for the week!

  23. Anna says:

    I think this was my favorite recipe in the first week of the 30 day challenge! So easy and tasty.

  24. Dora says:

    Simple, nutritious, delicious & affordable

    • Dora says:

      Forgot the star rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  25. Mary Ann says:

    5-star smoothie loved everything in it. Two thumbs up. Congrats guys!

  26. Consuelo says:

    This smoothie is delicious. I fell in love with it as soon as I tasted it!! This smoothie will be one of my favorites!

  27. Chad T. says:

    Yum!

  28. Patricia says:

    Best smoothie so far!

  29. Kirsten L says:

    This is my favorite smoothie so far! I loved the sweet berry taste and it was so easy to make.

  30. Lola Diggs says:

    I enjoyed this smoothie. Next time I will use avocado to cut down on the sweetness.

  31. Heather says:

    Taste wise, this smoothie is exactly what I think of when I think of a smoothie. Fruity, creamy, delicious.

  32. Valerie W says:

    It was good, but a little watery. I think I’d like it better with almond milk.

  33. Sue says:

    Love it!!

  34. Molly says:

    Great!

  35. Susi says:

    Very sweet!

  36. Em says:

    Tasty! I was a little sad that there was no almond milk like yesterday, but once I took a sip I remembered the water-based ones aren’t bad either

  37. Sarah Biel says:

    I think this one was my favorite for this week! I made mine using dewberries picked from my yard mixed with strawberries. So good!

  38. Jennifer says:

    Great smoothie!! I used kale bc that’s what I had.

  39. Rachelle Roberts says:

    Mixed berries are not my favorite. But this smoothie is good. I think I’d like it better with almond milk, to make it creamy.

  40. Clare Jones says:

    Great flavour love this recipe. One if my favoirote

  41. Anita says:

    Nice flavor. Added ground flaxseed. Four stars.

  42. Tracy Lavender says:

    No problem getting this one down! My only complaint is that my berry blend contains blackberries and the seeds make me crazy! I’ll have to watch out for that the next time I purchase a berry blend.

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