First off, if you’re debating if you can blend this Spinach Raspberry Smoothie, I say: Just do it! It doesn’t have to be perfect, you don’t have to get fancy and make it all pretty like I did.
Something is better than nothing! Oftentimes we get caught up in thinking we have to be able to nail a recipe for it to be a success. Yet the best way I’ve learned to cook and blend healthy recipes is when I mess up and have to adjust on my own. As uncomfortable as this may be, it’s how you learn and grow. I know you can blend this and I know you’ll enjoy it too (especially with how it makes you feel!).
Should I Use Fresh Fruit or Frozen Fruit?
As gorgeous as fresh fruit looks and tastes (which is why we use it for our photos!), it’s easier and usually more affordable to use frozen fruit in smoothies. Translation: frozen fruit is a winner!
Frozen fruit also chills down the smoothie naturally without any ice, which can be harsh on your blender blade. I suggest you using frozen raspberries and peaches… and fresh spinach and bananas (which make it creamier).
Is it OK to mix spinach with fruit?
I don’t recommend having a fruit smoothie without spinach or kale at this point in my wellness journey. The health benefits are too great to miss out on! If you’re used to just using fruit in your smoothies, why not try adding 1 handful of fresh baby spinach? You wont even taste it and it will actually help stabilize your blood sugar levels.
5 Health Benefits of Raspberries
Aside from having a unique addictive taste, raspberries are one of nature’s vitamins that packs a healing punch. According to Healthline, five health benefits of raspberries are…
- Raspberries are high in antioxidants, plant compounds that protect against cell damage. Antioxidants may reduce your risk of certain chronic diseases.
- Raspberries may positively impact your blood sugar due to their high fiber and tannin content.
- Raspberries contain beneficial compounds that may combat various cancers, including those of the colon, breast and liver. However, studies in humans are needed.
- Raspberries may reduce arthritis risk, aid weight loss and decrease signs of aging.
This creamy blend is packed with raspberries which are low in calories but high in fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The banana adds the creaminess and can easily be swapped with half of an avocado, if you’re adopting a low-sugar lifestyle.
This recipe is also called Razzy Peach in our book, Simple Green Smoothies.
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup raspberries
- 3/4 cup peaches
- 1/2 banana
- Blend spinach and water until smooth.
- Add remaining fruit and blend again.
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Are fruit and spinach smoothies healthy?
One of the easiest ways to make a smoothie healthier is by adding spinach (and you won’t even taste it!). Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin k, vitamin C, calcium, iron and folic acid. Adding spinach to your smoothie can boost your vitamin intake and increase fiber, which will help slow down the absorption of fruit sugars into your blood stream and avoid a sugar rush.
Does spinach have a taste in smoothies?
The first time I added spinach to my blender, I cringed and freaked out. Yet as soon as I sipped that first green smoothie, it was love at first sip because you cannot taste the spinach! It’s truly a magical health hack because you can add in beneficial leafy greens without having to taste them!
SPRING 10-DAY SMOOTHIE CHALLENGE
Looking for the rest of the Spring 10-Day Smoothie Challenge recipes? I’ve included the recipes below for you to access and leave reviews of all the recipes you try. Make sure to sign up for the free challenge to get your guidebook which has your shopping list and prep guide.
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DAY 1: Peach Banana Smoothie
DAY 2: Mixed Berry Smoothie
DAY 3: Berry Protein Smoothie
DAY 4: Vegan Tropical Smoothie
DAY 5: Orange Julius Smoothie
DAY 6: Spinach Peach Smoothie
DAY 7: Spinach Raspberry Smoothie
DAY 8: Spinach Kale Smoothie
DAY 9: Spring Pear Smoothie
DAY 10: Green Detox Smoothie