Strawberry Spinach Smoothie

This my friends is a very green strawberry spinach smoothie!

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I know, it’s probably not the most appetizing looking smoothie. I really tried to make it look as appealing as I could (hence the pretty polka dotted straw and purple fabric under the glass). I’m not going to lie, I was a little skeptical when I blended all the ingredients up to make the strawberry spinach smoothie and the result was this grassy green looking concoction. StrawberrySpinachSmoothie4

 

However, don’t let the color of it deter you from making this amazing, refreshing, and healthy smoothie. When I took a sip I was so surprised that it was perfectly sweet and delicious and I couldn’t detect any flavor of spinach in it at all!

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To make the smoothie I used a frozen banana, some fresh strawberries, a couple of cups of baby spinach (fresh not frozen), unsweetened almond milk, plain non fat Greek yogurt, vanilla extract, honey for added sweetness, and ice to make it nice and frosty. I stuck all the ingredients in my blender and in seconds I had the greenest smoothie I had ever seen! I bravely took a sip and the next thing I knew I had drank the whole glass. It felt good knowing that on top of getting a couple servings of fruit for the day I also had a serving of vegetables thanks to all that spinach! So if you’ve never had a green smoothie or are looking for a new recipe give this a try I promise the flavor greatly surpasses the not so tempting color!

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Strawberry Spinach Smoothie

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

2 smoothies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1/4 cup plain non fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1 frozen banana, broken into chunks
  • 1/2 T. honey
  • 1/4 t. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of ice

Instructions

  1. Place all of the ingredients in the blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Serve in two glasses immediately.
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Comments

  1. This looks absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to make one myself this evening! Question though: I noticed it says this makes 2 smoothies. Can I freeze one or keep in the fridge for the next day? Just wondering how well it would hold up.

    • Hi Sarah, If you want to save half of the smoothie I would recommend freezing it rather that storing it in the fridge. I did that once and it separated and didn’t have that nice frosty texture like it does right after you make it. If you freeze it I would let it set out for about 15 minutes and then stick the frozen smoothie in the blender again. You made need to add a little more liquid if the blender can’t break it up. Hope you like it!

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