This my friends is a very green strawberry spinach smoothie!
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.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!
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!
Strawberry Spinach Smoothie
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 375Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 136mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 6gSugar: 45gProtein: 27g
Yes Or No Spinner says
This is a great smoothie recipe! I love the addition of the strawberries.
Made this tonight for my husband who is currently undergoing radiation therapy. I didn’t have a frozen banana, but it was delicious. He liked the taste and had a few big gulps. First few veggies I’ve been able to get in him in a week as NOTHING has taste for anything longer than a split second. I ended up drinking the rest for my dinner. Very tasty.
Beth Daggett says
That was delicious! And my children loved it too!!
How many calories
Hi Sabrina, I calculated 242 calories in the entire recipe or 121 calories if you only drink half.
This smoothie was the perfect blend of fruit and spinach. Not to sweet and not to spinachy… It was perfect!
Thanks for trying it Kyra, I’m so happy you like it!
I put these ingredients together and used kale instead of spinach and no ice. But it was a chilly, rainy day here in northern Costa Rica and I just didn’t feel like something cold. So I put it in the fridge for two days. I blended it today and took a sip. I have not found a green smoothie that I really liked. TILL NOW!! Let me just say it blew me away! Two glasses? Yes, and I drank all. I was delayed preparing lunch for my husband because I kept running back to drink more. We buy organic greens, honey and yogurt at the farmers market here, and I make our own almond milk.
This recipe is wonderful. Thank you very much for sharing it!
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!