Strawberry Spinach Green Smoothie


Well, the holidays were fun and worth every calorie but now back to real life. The life where we aren’t living on cheesy dips, cookies after every meal, dessert before dinner, chocolate around every turn and pie for days. This smoothie is a great start to a healthy diet for the new year! It’s the perfect way to pack in some fruits and veggies into your diet and it actually does taste delicious. This isn’t one of those healthy green smoothies that you just have to pinch your nose and choke down. This is one of my favorite green smoothies and I like that it’s not packed with calories. My daughter who normally hates spinach loves this Strawberry Spinach Smoothie so that’s proof they really are good! Healthy eating can be enjoyable.

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Be sure to use well ripened bananas because they give the smoothie most of it’s natural sweetness, and use baby spinach instead of regular because it has a milder, sweeter flavor than the more mature spinach. If you haven’t given green smoothies a try this one, it is the perfect basic recipe to start with and it only requires a few ingredients. If you are making it just for yourself then you can definitely half the recipe and if you don’t have a heavy duty blender you may need to add more water and a little less ice. But if you are looking to invest in a good blender I’d highly recommend it, a good blender can make a big difference.

Cheers to a new year! I hope it’s a great year for all of you!
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Strawberry Spinach Green Smoothie

4.75 from 4 votes

Yield: 2 servings


  • 1 1/2 very ripe bananas , peeled, diced and frozen
  • 6 oz fresh strawberries , hulled (about 8 - 9 medium)
  • 2 mandarin oranges , peeled and halved
  • 3 cups packed baby spinach (don't use regular, baby spinach has a milder and sweeter flavor)
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 cup ice


  1. Add bananas, strawberries, oranges, spinach, water and half of the ice to a blender. Blend until combined then add remaining ice and blend until smoothie is well pureed. Serve immediately.


  • Katrina: This is such a tasty looking smoothie! A great way to begin the year for sure! January 3, 2016 at 5:31am Reply

    • Cyn: Hmm
      Mine looked more like liquid guacamole
      Did you add some shamrock shake to yours?😄😄😄😄 March 23, 2016 at 11:00am Reply

      • Jaclyn: I just really packed in the spinach :). March 23, 2016 at 5:16pm Reply

  • Roxana: Happy new year! This smoothie is just what I need to start my day tomorrow morning! So fresh and healthy, I love it! January 3, 2016 at 3:15pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Roxana! I hope you have a WONDERFUL start to the new year! January 6, 2016 at 12:00pm Reply

  • Lin J. Leek@ outdoor baby swing: oooh this sounds incredible! i will have to try it soon! thanks for sharing! :) January 4, 2016 at 4:38am Reply

  • Joshua Hampton: That smoothie is so green and gorgeous. I agree, it’s a great way to begin the new year. January 4, 2016 at 6:51am Reply

  • Natasha @ Salt and Lavender: Happy new year! God knows I need to make something like this ASAP lol. Pinned! January 4, 2016 at 10:55am Reply

  • Reggie: I hate an over ripe banana. I’m not even sure I like them once they get speckled. But I hate to waste them. I’m glad to have another use for them. And it’s one that looks super yummy! Thanks. January 11, 2016 at 7:38am Reply

  • Jeanette: Wow! I loved this..I needed a way to get more fruit and veggies in my diet and this was delicious! Thanks for the recipe January 12, 2016 at 7:53am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked it Jeanette! Thanks for your comment :)! January 12, 2016 at 9:49am Reply

  • Michelle @ Modern Acupuncture: I’ve been making green smoothies for a few weeks not but I haven’t run into one that uses strawberries! Looking forward to adding this recipe to my rotation to shake things up a bit! January 13, 2016 at 11:17am Reply

  • Nancy: I make a wonderful smoothie with banana,strawberries, vanilla yogurt a little water and almond milk.I add some crushed ice, it tastes delicious! January 14, 2016 at 10:19am Reply

  • Vanessa Cassani: Love the simplicity of this smoothie, I’d probably add some hemp seed to give it more of a creamy consistency. Looks amazing :) January 22, 2016 at 2:05pm Reply

  • Laura Dembowski: Gotta love a green smoothie! It’s the perfect way to start a day. I love my vitamix; it was such a great investment and I use it all the time. January 24, 2016 at 6:39am Reply

  • Jenny: Can you keep the other serving in sealed container for later to drink since this yields two servings?! I’m new to hole green juice thing and wondering how long it keeps for or if you need drink right away? Sounds yummy can’t wait to try! Thank you February 8, 2016 at 6:46pm Reply

  • robert belasco: Never liked spinach as a child but i find that it is a healthy alternative in sandwiches and salads, never thaught about using it in a smoothie February 25, 2016 at 7:24pm Reply

  • Judy: What is the purpose of an overripe banana? I see this often in smoothie recipes. I plan on doing this one for lunch today. I have all the ingredients, just bought fresh strawberries. It looks delicious! Thanks. March 10, 2016 at 10:30am Reply

    • Jaclyn: They are just sweeter when they’re more ripened. Hope you love it! March 10, 2016 at 12:03pm Reply

  • Tanya: Just got my nutri bullet , quite new to the smoothies business but like to explore new recipes so I don’t get bored..will be trying this one but only thing I might use vanilla yoghurt instead of water … April 28, 2016 at 3:04pm Reply

  • Sarah Hayden: Hi, Jaclyn! About how many calories do you think this smoothie has? May 20, 2016 at 12:44pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sorry I don’t have nutritional info for my recipes. May 21, 2016 at 1:17am Reply

  • Claudia Blanton: this sounds awesome! I just shared my green dandelion smoothie and think that your recipe would actually work with the dandelion as well, instead of the spinach – just to change it up on occasion, what do you think? May 21, 2016 at 9:28pm Reply

  • Sidney Johnson: So excited to try this! What kind of blender do you have? December 28, 2016 at 1:18pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I have a Blendtec blender which I love and recommend if you are looking to invest in a nice blender. December 29, 2016 at 9:29pm Reply

  • Ruth Ann Darland: I just started juicing. I have a juicer but I see a lot of recipes call for a blender. Can I still make those recipes in my juicer? January 8, 2017 at 11:49pm Reply

  • Amira: This was so delicious March 29, 2017 at 11:18am Reply

  • Molly: This smoothie is delicious! Perfect start to my day. April 13, 2017 at 5:32am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for leaving a comment Molly! April 18, 2017 at 12:38pm Reply

  • Frances Young-Jones: I made this SMOOTHIE for lunch today and it was easy and tasted WONDERFUL!!! April 28, 2017 at 12:57pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked it Frances! April 30, 2017 at 12:23am Reply

  • Amanda: Hello. I just found this recipe on pinterest last night, and chose to make it this morning. Instead of ice and water I opted for vanilla yogurt and it still gives the creamy thick texture.
    I’m also starting a blog in 2018 and would love to share this recipe and use your link to this delicious smoothie. September 25, 2017 at 12:21pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m glad you liked it Amanda! Feel free to share the recipe, good luck with your blog I hope you have fun creating it! September 25, 2017 at 10:26pm Reply

  • Misty: I made this and it is about 32 ozs …..very good but my question is does anyone know about how many calories that are in it (strawberry spinach green smoothie) November 20, 2017 at 5:58am Reply

  • Meishell23: Can you use yogert and milk instead of water? January 8, 2018 at 7:47pm Reply

  • Amanda: 325 calories, 0.9g of fat, 81.8g carbs (13.4g fiber, 51.6g sugars), 6.8g protein January 16, 2018 at 10:51pm Reply

  • Meaghan: Sooo gooood!!! Makes enough for about 2 servings! I used 2 whole bananas and 2 clementines instead of mandrin oranges. February 5, 2018 at 10:38am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Meaghan! So glad you liked it! February 8, 2018 at 5:35pm Reply

  • Colin: I sub clementines for mandrins and OJ for water and add a tsp of spirulina powder. Delish~ February 11, 2018 at 5:01am Reply

    • Colin: Oh and frozen strawberries work great in this recipe also February 11, 2018 at 5:02am Reply

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