12.17.2018

Spinach Berry Smoothie

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

Spinach Berry Smoothie recipe

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
Spinach Berry Smoothie recipe

Spinach Berry Smoothie

This Spinach Berry smoothie is great 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.
4.8 from 69 votes
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Course: Breakfast, Smoothie
Cuisine: Plant-Based, Vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 smoothie
Author: Jen Hansard

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place spinach and water in blender.
  • Puree until smooth.
  • Add fruit and blend again.

Notes

  • Use frozen fruit to make smoothie cold.
  • Free free to swap the banana with 1/2 avocado if you want to cut the fruit sugars even more.

Nutrition

Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 674mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 2960IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Pattie P. says:

    5 stars
    I skipped the banana. Had baby kale/spinach mix on hand. Used half water, half almond milk for the 1 c. of liquid. Added 2 tsp. of pili nut yogurt. AND IT WAS DELICIOUS. This is a great go-to recipe that is very forgiving if you don’t have exact items on hand. The *key* is the first step: blending the greens and liquid #chef’skiss

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      You are so right about blending those greens first, Pattie! Thanks for sharing your version!

  2. Louise says:

    5 stars
    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.

  3. 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.

  4. Christine Clemens says:

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

  5. Sues says:

    5 stars
    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.

  6. 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. 🙂

  7. SamIam says:

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

  8. Bonnie says:

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

  9. Stuart says:

    4 stars
    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!

  10. Jen Hansard says:

    5 stars
    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.

  11. Jessica says:

    4 stars
    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

  12. Shari says:

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

  13. Linda Thompson says:

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

  14. Mireille says:

    5 stars
    Super delicious!!

  15. Ronie Pearlman says:

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

  16. tiffany says:

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

  17. Refreshing and delicious!

  18. Terry says:

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

  19. Tanya says:

    5 stars
    Yum! Seriously. Simple. Green. Smoothies.

  20. 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!!

  21. Aimee Dewar says:

    5 stars
    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.

  22. Robin says:

    5 stars
    I love this berry drink! A new angle !

  23. Monique G says:

    4 stars
    This has been the best smoothie for the week!

  24. Anna says:

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

  25. Dora says:

    Simple, nutritious, delicious & affordable

  26. Mary Ann says:

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

  27. Consuelo says:

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

  28. Chad T. says:

    5 stars
    Yum!

  29. Patricia says:

    5 stars
    Best smoothie so far!

  30. Kirsten L says:

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

  31. Lola Diggs says:

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

  32. Heather says:

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

  33. Valerie W says:

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

  34. Sue says:

    5 stars
    Love it!!

  35. Molly says:

    5 stars
    Great!

  36. Susi says:

    Very sweet!

  37. Em says:

    5 stars
    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

  38. Sarah Biel says:

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

  39. Jennifer says:

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

  40. Rachelle Roberts says:

    4 stars
    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.

  41. Clare Jones says:

    Great flavour love this recipe. One if my favoirote

  42. Anita says:

    Nice flavor. Added ground flaxseed. Four stars.

  43. 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.

  44. Aimee Kennedy says:

    5 stars
    I loved this smoothie! The fact that it had mixed berries made it one of my favorites this week, since any berrybia my favorite. The color was more brown than green, but who cares!

  45. Meagan says:

    5 stars
    Delicious! I added half the banana & a beet!

  46. Darlene Anderson says:

    5 stars
    One of my favorites this week. It was sweet and filling! Also the color was more appealing than the others from week 1.

  47. Rachel says:

    So easy and delicious- using frozen berries and a frozen banana made it nice and thick!

  48. Marie-Claude Turbide says:

    5 stars
    Loved it!!!

  49. Shawn says:

    5 stars
    This is amazing the best one so far this week! It is just simply, perfectly sweet. I prefer my banana-berry smoothies with water over almond milk so this hit the spot! Thanks!

  50. Cynthia says:

    This is a great smoothie. I had frozen berries and frozen bananas so it was almost like ice cream! Tomorrow I’m going to make Beginners Luck

  51. Tanya says:

    5 stars
    This smoothie was so delicious! I was so sad when Ineas at the end of it. I wanted more!

  52. Steph says:

    5 stars
    Our favourite so far! Everyone is asking for more 🙂

  53. Melinda Velasco says:

    5 stars
    I added some protein to this for breakfast. Delish!

  54. Brittany Gibson says:

    5 stars
    Very tasty smoothie! I used blueberries and strawberries for my berries and thought it had a great flavor with just the right amount of sweetness.

  55. K D says:

    4 stars
    It was definitely berry-packed, but despite my love of berries, this one wasn’t my favorite so far. Maybe it was all the seeds, or maybe because it was less sweet because I swapped the banana for avocado. Whatever the case, I’m not stopping! 🙂

  56. Maxine says:

    All the smoothies was delicious but I like this was the best, looking forward to week 2

  57. Anne Coltman says:

    5 stars
    Well my first thought is that it is so pretty! Not kinda muddy looking…and equally delicious!

  58. Ronna Acevedo says:

    5 stars
    I am loving this challenge, the recipes are easy and delicious! I love this smoothie, how can you go wrong with berries?

  59. Nicole says:

    5 stars
    Great start to my day! I used blackberries, blueberries and strawberries. It’ll be fun to try different combinations.

  60. Cathy says:

    5 stars
    This is my favorite so far. I’m loving this challenge!

  61. Tina says:

    5 stars
    Simple, easy and so yummy. I used blueberries, strawberries and a few cranberries.

  62. Michelle says:

    5 stars
    This was really delicious! I love this one – the whole family does. Thank you!

  63. Shannon says:

    5 stars
    Delicious and 9-year-old child approved! I had a cherry berry blend on hand and used that and cut the amount of banana in half.

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Shannon,

      We absolutely love hearing that our recipes are kid approved!! 🙂

  64. Emily says:

    5 stars
    Simple and delicious!

  65. Lolita Wallace says:

    4 stars
    Simple and yummy! Added a bit of almond milk

  66. Katie says:

    5 stars
    I have a cherry berry blend that I love to use with this smoothie. It’s such a treat with the berries and banana. I love it because I can use any greens and it always tastes amazing. Yay for antioxidants!

  67. Pamela LaBouve says:

    5 stars
    I used kale instead of spinach, frozen blueberries and raspberries and since my banana was quite green I added a bit of raw organic honey. Very tasty!

  68. Neal says:

    4 stars
    A simple straight to the point smoothie. I had blueberries instead of berries as they were what I had at home. I need to get some riper bananas for next week as that would improve the taste of these smoothies for sure.

  69. Pam says:

    5 stars
    Only 4 ingredients, so easy, a beautiful, rich colour and delicious.

  70. Donald says:

    This one IS simple & delicious. I used a scant 1/2 cup of OJ & SoyMilk instead of water. Also, a scoop of protein powder. The extra protein from both the soymilk and powder really make this a meal replacement. Yum!

  71. Sandie says:

    This one was simple and yummy.

  72. Carol says:

    5 stars
    I made this for the first day. I love mixed berries and this one tastes great.

  73. Anette Stahl says:

    5 stars
    Soooo good!

  74. Hilde Ringen Johansen says:

    This is one of my go tos. Only used half a banana and it made 2.portions.so one for today and one for tomorrow’s smoothie

  75. Robin says:

    5 stars
    This was delicious also. I should probably have swapped the avocado in because my BG is still too high but it was quite delicious!

  76. Sheera says:

    5 stars
    Love this combination of greens and berries in this smoothie. Not too sweet just the perfect hint of sweetness. Very tasty!

  77. Emily says:

    5 stars
    I love the berries!! It is refreshing and makes me feel more awake in the morning!!

  78. Vanessa Coutu says:

    This is 100% one of my GO-TO smoothies. Chances are, you have ALL the ingredients in your fridge. So there’s never an excuse to not make a smoothie, even when you’re scrounging for groceries! It doesn’t include any specific exotic fruits nor ingredients that “may not be in season”. It’s a good safety-net smoothie, and totally delish. 🙂

  79. Whitneu says:

    5 stars
    I’m a sucker for any berry smoothie and this one is delicious!

  80. Brandy Bowers says:

    5 stars
    I like to add a little PB2 powder to this one and get some added protein after a run!

  81. Emily says:

    5 stars
    This is going to become a staple smoothie in my house! So delicious.

  82. Nannette says:

    5 stars
    Amazing flavor and it feels so good in your body!!

  83. Rebecca says:

    5 stars
    Simple and delicious! I used a strawberry-blueberry-cherry blend and it was perfect. Sweet and fruity. The only thing I don’t like about it is that it doesn’t have that beautiful fresh green color … hazards of adding berries to your green smoothie! But the great taste more than makes up for the brownish color.

  84. Sharron says:

    Yum! This is a delicious smoothie! I love the berry mix paired with the banana! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  85. Pat says:

    5 stars
    Forgot to leave my rating in my comment. I give this one a 5. I made it with just strawberries and it is not too sweet.

  86. Pat says:

    I made the Berry Blast for my “Day 1” Smoothie Challenge. It is yummy, not too sweet, and easy to drink. Might try it with avocado another time.

  87. Bethany says:

    I LOVE berries! I don’t love bananas, though. I may sub half the banana for some avocado to get that creamy texture!

  88. Nancy A. says:

    This combination sounds so yummy! Love berries, fill you up and very healthy!

  89. Laura McLendon says:

    3 stars
    I was gonna say, I will probably skip this one but Jen Hansard addressed my concerns in a comment above so it’s all in for me this week..

  90. Nikiesha says:

    5 stars
    I make this smoothie a lot. So quick and easy to make

  91. Jen Hansard says:

    5 stars
    Berry smoothies usually have a tart taste that I don’t love… yet this recipe is so creamy, sweet and rich. It’s always a winner in my house and I love that it’s part of the 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge.

  92. Susan says:

    I am sure that I will make this one a lot – Berries are the best!!

  93. Kristi Peck says:

    this one will most likely make my every week list – l love berries

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

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