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Strawberry Spinach Smoothie

By: Jen Hansard | last Updated: 5.8.2020 | COMMENTS: 70


Meet your new favorite recipe: strawberry spinach smoothie. It has a creamy strawberry taste with a surprise ginger kick—all combined with fresh spinach (you can’t even taste). This is masterpiece in how taste and healthy can come together beautifully.

Fresh strawberries for a smoothie recipe

Health benefits of strawberries

Strawberries aren’t just delicious, they are also one of the healthiest foods you can eat (or drink). They are chockfull of antioxidants that provide cardiovascular benefits as well as having a positive effect on lowering blood sugar. Not to mention a serving of strawberries has more vitamin C than an orange.

As much as I love strawberries, I wanna talk about my favorite part of this smoothie: the ginger. Oh, it goes so nicely with this strawberry spinach smoothie recipe! It takes an expected taste and just wakes your tastebuds up to happiness.

Strawberry Ginger Smoothie

Health benefits of ginger

Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties as well as aiding in digestion and helping the body naturally detoxify. It may also help alleviate pain – from arthritis to menstrual pain and more. Such a great thing to add into your daily smoothie to give it some pep and up the nutrients even more.

Do you peel ginger root in a smoothie?

If using conventional ginger, which means non0-organic, than I would peel it. You don’t want any pesticides joining your health smoothie party. To peel, I turn a spoon around and use it to peel the ginger skin gently. Doesn’t take much work, but does give you peace of mind. If using organic ginger, just toss that baby right in there!

Strawberry Spinach Smoothie

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Strawberry Spinach Smoothie

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 smoothie 1x
  • Category: smoothie
  • Method: blending
  • Cuisine: american
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This is not your basic strawberry spinach smoothie. Oh, no. This has a kick of fresh ginger to wake up your mouth. And it’s just the right amount. The almond milk and banana make this smoothie taste like a milkshake.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 tablespoon grated ginger (to taste)

Instructions

  1. Blend spinach and almond milk until smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Notes

*Use at least one frozen fruit to make the green smoothie cold.

Keywords: ginger smoothie

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  1. Vicki Little says:

    How much chia should I add to the smoothie in-place of a banana?

  2. Nicole says:

    I like to use my digital scale to measure fruits and veggies. Could you tell me how many ounces of spinach and how many ounces of fruit are needed to make the “perfect blend”? Thank you in advance!

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Nicole,

      Prefer to weigh your ingredients? Make sure + check out our Rawkstar Conversion Guide to adjust all of our measurements!

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/conversion-guide

  3. mark says:

    I added a couple carrots, an apple a celery stalk a sprig of mint and a half cup orange juice with no almond milk.It was a great.

  4. shola says:

    What can use in place of almond milk?

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Shola,

      No almond milk? No problem! Swap in another liquid base you do love. Some of my favorite swaps are coconut milk, hemp milk, and cashew milk!

      Learn more about our favorite liquid base options here…

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/liquid-base

  5. Zakia jones says:

    Can I use protein powder in them as well?

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Zakia,

      Oh course you can! We love reaching for plant-based proteins. One of our favorite brands is The Natural Citizen. They offer delicious, plant-powered protein powders, without any yucky additives. Check them out here…

      https://www.thenaturalcitizen.com

  6. Zakia jones says:

    Hello , just wondering if I can use powdered ginger instead of fresh ginger? If so how much should I use?

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Zakia,

      You can. We prefer to use fresh, but if powdered is all you have available, then go for it! The ratio is 1 tsp dry to 1 tbsp fresh.

      Hope that helps!

  7. Emma says:

    I just came across your website and am in love! I especially love your article on the meal prep for smoothies and freezing them beforehand. Can this be one that I freeze? Aka, can ginger be frozen?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Emma,

      Definitely! Ginger is perfect for freezing – preserving all of its flavor + nutrients.

  8. Lyn says:

    I’d never tried almond milk before but really enjoyed this smoothie. I’ve been looking through the recipes and they all seem as though they’d be very easy to make quickly and take to work for lunch, which has often been a problem for me before. I like that a lot of the ingredients ‘cross over’ into other recipes so that I’m not left with a bunch of something or other – it can always be used up.

    So today was my first (loved the ginger ‘zing’) and I’m already looking forward to tomorrows. Thanks!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Lyn!

      Thanks so much for reaching out + for sharing! So happy to have you as part of our community :). Can’t wait to hear what you think your next smoothie!

      And yes–green smoothies are our favorite “fast food”, and are great for taking for lunch! If you’re using your smoothie as a meal replacement, we also recommend adding some healthy fat + protein to keep you fuller longer + help your body thrive :).

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/green-smoothie-meal-replacement

      Cheers!

  9. Gina says:

    I have a 20mth old and an 8yr old. Are your smoothies ok to give to them as well?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Gina,

      We love sharing our green smoothies with little rawkstars! We suggest starting small with an 8oz snack size, as all of that added fiber can be tough on little bellies. Want to be 100% sure? It’s always a good idea to check-in with your pediatrician before adding something new to your children’s diets.

      Check out our kid tips here…

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/kids

  10. Lindsay says:

    What is a great substitute for Almond milk?
    I fell in love with your so tumblr website.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Lindsay,

      Looking for a great almond milk substitute? Rice milk is a great option! Or substitute another liquid base you enjoy more. Check out some of our favorites here…

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/liquid-base

  11. Chelsea says:

    I just discovered your site and I’ve already fallen head over heels. I have a quick question, my boyfriend and I want to start incorporating smoothies into our everyday lives. Are the recipes meant for one person or are they for 2 serving? Thanks for a great site! ill be purchasing your book soon!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Chelsea,

      YAY! We’re so excited to have you + your boyfriend blendin’ with us! Our recipes make two (16oz) servings! Perfect for sharing!

      Cheers 🙂

  12. Beverly says:

    I used cashew milk since it is what I had in hand. This looked like a chocolate smoothie since mine came out on the brown side. The addition of the ginger was incredibly refreshing. A question though, I just peeled And sliced about an 1.5 inches of fresh ginger and threw it into the vitamix without grating. What is the rule of thumb to measure 1tbs?

    • Beverly says:

      Just got to the bottom of my smoothie and realized why you need to grate! I had a clump of ginger pulp at the bottom of my glass. Lol! Still very delicious.

      • SGS Rawkstar says:

        Hi Beverly,

        1 tbs of grated ginger is equal to 1 inch! But I can never get enough and always add a little extra! 🙂

  13. Lisa says:

    Your site changed my life. I’ve wanted to incorporate green smoothies into my diet, but it’s always been an overly complicated process. You made it easy. Every morning, it takes me about 5 minutes to blend and clean up. Voila! Breakfast and lunch made. It’s so easy, that I’ve been drinking green smoothies for breakfast and lunch for the last thirty days. No more coffee, no more caffeine, and no more sugar. I lost almost 10% of my body weight. My skin glows and I have lots of energy.

    So, thanks again for making smoothies simple.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Lisa,

      Thank you so much for reaching out + sharing your story! We know green smoothies have changed our lives, + we love hearing how green smoothies have changed yours! We would love to hear more, please share your story here…

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/share

      Cheers to health, happiness, + leafy greens!

  14. sallythomsen says:

    This looks so good, my mouth is watering and thanks to all the people who commented! Great ides! 🙂

  15. Eileen says:

    Hi there! I just ran out of bananas – any suggestions on a good substitute for this recipe?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Eileen,

      Out of bananas? We got you covered!

      Some great banana substitutes are: Mango, Papaya, Pear, Chia seeds, Fresh dates, Nut Butters, Unsweetened applesauce, Avocado (won’t add the sweetness, but will definitely add the thick and creamy texture)!

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/green-smoothie-recipes/banana-free-green-smoothie-recipe

  16. Kerry says:

    This is my absolute favorite! I skipped the banana and used homemade almond milk. Perfect!

  17. Amy says:

    I added natural dark chocolate peanut butter (2 spoon fulls) & it made it just right! Id also recommend freezing cubes of the milk to make it colder. It was already great for menstrual cramps but now with the dark chocolate it’s even better!

  18. Cilleriania says:

    I love this smoothie – one of my top two favs. I add a scoop of vanilla protein powder. Thanks for the recipe!

  19. Caroline says:

    I am a huge breakfast person but my college classes fall under breakfast and lunch time so my eating schedule is all over the place this semester….. Anyways, started making smoothies at night and drinking them for breakfast. I am loving how healthy it feels, how quick it is to make, and how much it fills me up. Even my partner, who doesn’t eat breakfast, is drinking a smoothie in the morning now. This smoothie recipe is my favorite so far – the strawberry and ginger is a delicious combination! Thank you so much!

  20. Laura says:

    I just can’t seem to make a smoothie with spinach that I think tastes good. They all seem to have a strong taste, and not good. I like smoothies made with Kale. The spinach I used was in the pre packaged bag. Any thoughts on what I may be doing wrong, or ideas on what to try differently to made a better tasting spinach smoothie? Thanks so kindly in advance for your reply.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hey Laura,

      Thanks for reaching out. Have you tried this recipe with spinach? https://simplegreensmoothies.com/beginners-luck-green-smoothie

  21. SabChgo says:

    Tried this one today and added a bit of silken tofu too- Delicious- just the right amount of ginger zip to it. Even my 5 yr old liked it. Thanks!

  22. Karissa says:

    I am also one of those folks looking to hit the reset button on my nutrition this upcoming year. I made the smoothie and it is tasty. Can you tell me how many calories are in a serving? Thanks!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hey Karissa.

      We personally don’t count calories, so we don’t include them in our recipes at this time. You’ll find that when you consume more nourishing whole fruits and veggies, you will not only feel full longer, but you’ll also have lessened cravings for high-calorie, nutritionally empty foods. So in the end it balances out. But we know many people would like to have calorie info. Three great resources for tracking calories are Self Nutrition Data and the phone apps My Fitness Pal and Lose It.

  23. Jenn says:

    Hi ,
    Im wondering if I can make this the night before and drink for breakfast ? Will the smoothie loose vitamins ? And can these be frozen ?
    Thanks Jenn

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hi Jenn.

      Some people say you have to drink it “right away” to get the optimal nutrients from each blend. But if left in the fridge over-night for one to three days, the taste and satisfaction is still there. You also may add a small amount of lemon juice to preserve and keep the smoothie blend as fresh as possible. Your body is still reaping the benefits of consuming fruits and vegetables even if it is not consumed right away.I prefer it freshly blended, but it is your choice. 🙂

  24. Jen says:

    Hi! I’m so excited to be all signed up for the 30 day challenge starting in January. I have been reading over some of the yummy recipes you have here on the website and have a question. My daughter is deadly allergic to nuts. I can’t have any nut products in my home, and I noticed some of your most delicious sounding recipes call for almond milk. What can I use to substitute and will it severly alter the flavor? She is not allergic to coconut (even though “nut” is in the word, coconuts are acutally not tree nuts). I noticed coconut milk and coconut water in many of your recipes. Would this be a suitable alternative?
    Thanks 🙂

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hi Jen.

      Thanks for the comment. Yes, please use coconut milk/coconut liquid and for protein try chia seeds or hemp hearts. Cheers.

  25. Orlando says:

    Can’t wait to try this smoothie. Love all of your recipes!

  26. Sonni says:

    I love to blend drinks and I love to add ginger. Especially to salsa and cucumber and tomato salads. So this looks like a winner to me!

  27. Samanhta says:

    Made it this morning! very good and i added a couple chunks of pineapple to it. I will have this one again!!!

  28. Courtney says:

    Ah I can’t wait to try this recipe this week!
    I was wondering if there is a significant difference if I substitute fresh ginger with ground ginger?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hey Courtney,

      Great questions. I haven’t used ground ginger in this particular recipes, but I have in other recipes that call for fresh ginger. I say, go for it! 🙂

  29. AnnMarie says:

    I just made this one. Very refreshing! I like ginger but if you not sure add a little bit and taste and then add the rest if you like. It definitely gives the drink a kick!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Ginger does give green smoothies an extra punch. 🙂 Thanks for blending and keep enjoying your green smoothies! 🙂

  30. Jo says:

    I loved this recipe so tasty. I’m Coming to the end of my first smoothie week. I’ve been having 2 smoothies per day and a healthy balanced meal in the evening. I’ve lost 5lbs, I’m never hungry, my cravings for sweet treats has gone and I feel great. So happy I found this website. Thank you.

  31. Keflyn says:

    Hello!

    Just another question, what is a good alternative to Banana in your smoothie recipes? I personal hate the taste of banana in smoothies as I find it really overpowering.

    Thank you.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hey Keflyn.

      If you’re allergic to bananas (or just can’t stand the taste), some great banana substitutes are:

      Mango
      Papaya
      Pear
      Chia seeds
      Fresh dates
      Nut Butters
      Unsweetened applesauce
      Avocado (won’t add the sweetness, but will definitely add the thick and creamy texture)

  32. Lara says:

    Amazing smoothie! Loved it and will have again xxx

  33. Tiesha says:

    Can you substitute almond milk?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie says:

      Hey Tiesha.

      Yes, indeed, have you tried rice milk or coconut milk? Here is a link to all things liquids bases: https://simplegreensmoothies.com/liquid-base

  34. Gail says:

    Just made this … devine! Was feeling fluish today and I think the 2 frozen cups of this smoothie was an immediate “pick-me-up”

  35. Brenda says:

    Can’t wait to try this one! It has all of my favorite ingredients!

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