Strawberry Spinach Green Smoothie

01.02.2016

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.

41 comments

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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