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Spinach Raspberry Smoothie

By: Jen Hansard | last Updated: 3.22.2020 | COMMENTS: 21


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.

Fresh raspberries used in a green smoothie

5 Health Benefits of Raspberries

Aside from having a unique addictive taste, raspberries are one of nature’s vitamins that packs a healing punch. I hope you really do blend this spinach raspberry smoothie so you can enjoy the natural goodness. 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.
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Spinach Raspberry Smoothie

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: Healthy
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

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.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup raspberries 
  • 3/4 cup peaches 
  • 1/2 banana

Instructions

  1. Blend spinach and water until smooth. 
  2. Add remaining fruit and blend again.

Keywords: raspberry spinach smoothie, spring smoothie recipe, easter breakfast recipe

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. This spinach raspberry smoothie is a great starter one because you can’t even taste the greens, yet your body can enjoy the benefits.

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!

Close up of a Spinach Raspberry Smoothie

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  1. Cynthia Williams Phelps says:

    Love the raspberry!

  2. Cristina Ribeiro says:

    Very delicious! Berry. I remade mine because first one didn’t turn out

  3. Tim says:

    I’m beginning to tell which ones I like best by the speed with which they disappear. Everything in this one was very tasty.

  4. Stacia says:

    I think this would have better would fresh peaches or raspberries. I used frozen for both and there wasn’t much flavor. Next time I make this I am going to try it with a nut milk.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      I agree, Stacia. I made it with frozen and I think fresh would taste better. I used almond milk and it was good that way. 🙂

  5. Anita says:

    I’m not a fan of raspberries, they are a little too tart for me. I had some protein powder.

  6. Shelley Anne says:

    I really liked this smoothie. I added a little parsley to mine. It still tasted pretty good.

  7. Meagan says:

    My smoothie looked like toxic sludge but it sure didn’t taste like it. This smoothie was a little sweet for me but something the kids would love!!

  8. Sherri Lyness says:

    So glad it is spring time and we have wonderful berries to enjoy.
    This smoothie is a keeper for sure. Love the sweet combination of raspberries and peaches.

  9. CristinaRibeiro says:

    Berry creamy

  10. Fiona says:

    The first mouthful and I thought the banana was the over powering taste but then the peachy taste came thru.

  11. Sher says:

    Spinach Raspberry Smoithie
    I really loved the creaminess the banana add to this recipe.
    This is a keeper and one I will continue to make. I am all the way in for the 10 days. No stranger to daily Smoithies.

  12. Dora Suarez says:

    Yum, the peaches balanced the over powering taste of the raspberries. I blended with all frozen fruit and it came out nice and thick like a shake. So good.

  13. Jessica says:

    This one was so tasty. I used almond milk instead of water and added 1 tsp. of vanilla extract. I wanted something creamy and tasting like dessert and that’s just what I got. Now I want to make this again with fresh raspberries and fresh peaches. I bet it will taste even more delicious!

  14. Grace says:

    I didn’t have raspberries so substituted blackberries, which have a nice reddish colour at first, but after the smoothies sat waiting for me to finish an online yoga class the colour changed to green! I used a mix of both spinach and kale, plus added a little zucchini and cauliflower. Tasted good.

  15. Alissabeth says:

    Had to improvise because I didn’t have berries or peaches so I used a dragonfruit blend from Costco. A little tart even with half a berry. Would have preferred 1 whole banana.

  16. Susan says:

    Really, Really Good. I added parsley, just so I could check off another BINGO box. It has kind of an overpowering taste, but still good, maybe I added too much.

  17. Laura Young says:

    Really refreshing!

  18. Jean says:

    This was tasty! I replaced the water with coconut water. I liked the flavor it added.

  19. Ella says:

    I made it a meal replacement.
    As you know, berries and chocolate goes well together.
    So I added cacao, peanut butter and rolled oats.
    Very good!

    • Fiona says:

      Ella that addition of cacao, peanut butter and oats sounds good, I think I’ll give that a go next time and have more raspberries and less peach/banana.

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