This delicious and easy strawberry banana spinach smoothie is perfect for a balanced breakfast or a healthy snack! It’s gluten free, dairy free, plant-based, and you can decide how much spinach you add for that extra green goodness!
This nutritionally balanced strawberry banana spinach smoothie is packed with a mix of whole food ingredients containing all of the macronutrients (fats, carbs, and proteins) and loads of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). The spinach takes a classic smoothie combo of strawberries and banana up a notch with a dose of green goodness.
I love the flavour of this satisfying smoothie and it’s just so easy to whip up, even for the most novice smoothie-makers!
Using Spinach in Smoothies
Spinach is probably one of the most popular smoothie greens. Many people love to add spinach to their smoothies because it has a very subtle taste that blends well with other ingredients so it becomes pretty much undetectable, except for it’s green hue!
When it comes to using spinach in smoothies, I recommend starting with a little and then moving to larger amounts once you are used to it. Start with 1/4 cup per serving and increase to as much as 1-2 cups per serving of smoothie.
For this recipe, I used 1/4 cup of spinach as I wanted to keep the smoothie color pink.. I am an eat-with-my-eyes kind of person so when it comes to smoothies, I like to maintain an appealing color tone. Adding more spinach to this smoothie is totally fine but the color will become less pink and more of a green-brown tone.
Is it good to put spinach in smoothies?
Absolutely! Spinach smoothies can often be very fruit-forward so adding in some veggie or leafy-green goodness is always a plus in my books!
This spinach smoothie recipe has a ton of nutrients and benefits which I share more of below, so it makes a great, healthy addition to many smoothies and won’t affect the overall flavour very much at all. In fact, you may not even taste spinach at all which is great for picky eaters that won’t like to taste the spinach.
Health Benefits of Strawberries, Banana, and Spinach
Strawberry Health Benefits:
Naturally low in calories and a lower sugar fruit
Excellent source of Vitamin C, B9, Manganese, and Potassium
Rich in antioxidants and have been linked to improved heart health and blood sugar levels
Banana Health Benefits:
Great source of Potassium, Vitamin B6, Fibre, Magnesium, and Vitamin C
Help to boost digestive health because of fibre content and ability to boost healthy gut bacteria levels
Help support healthy blood pressure levels and overall heart health
Spinach Health Benefits:
Raw spinach is a great source of Vitamin A, C, and K, as well as iron and calcium
Rich in antioxidants that help promote eye health, fight cancer, and regulate blood pressure
Helps to reduce inflammation in the body because of the plant compounds it contains
Strawberry Banana Spinach Smoothie Ingredients
To make this delicious and healthy smoothie you need only 7 ingredients! These whole-food, natural ingredients bring in sweetness (but not too much!), creaminess, a little tartness, and a touch of earthy flavour. The frozen fruit gives us a thicker consistency without needing ice cubes but some fresh fruit works too.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Strawberries (fresh or frozen)
Baby Spinach (fresh spinach leaves) frozen spinach is okay too but you’ll want to thaw and drain it first.
Pure maple syrup
Vanilla almond milk (unsweetened) soy milk, coconut milk, coconut water, regular milk, or even orange juice will work fine too.
Vanilla plant protein powder or unflavoured collagen peptides (use your favorite protein powder)
The powder in this smoothie is optional but I highly recommend adding it. The protein helps to make the delicious smoothies more filling, balances the natural sugars from the fruit and pure maple syrup, and brings in all the benefits that protein does, making these healthy smoothies a well-rounded, well-balanced meal or snack.
Delicious topping suggestions:
almond butter or nut butter like peanut butter
tropical fruit like sliced pineapple or coconut
How to Make Strawberry Banana Spinach Smoothies
Add all of your ingredients into a blender (I recommend a high powered blender).
Blend until smooth. You don’t need to add ice.
Divide the smoothie mixture between two glasses and serve.
Is it good to drink strawberry banana smoothie every day?
Drinking a smoothie is a great way to get added nutrition into your daily diet without having to put in too much effort or work to do so. In one glass you can contain multiple servings of fruits and vegetables perfect. With little to no added sugars, you can consider it a healthier way to fill your tummy. Start your day with a healthy breakfast of fresh smoothies and you’ll be starting it on the right foot.
Do spinach smoothies help you lose weight?
When made with healthy ingredients, a smoothie helps to give you a boost of energy needed to maintain or gain a healthier lifestyle while not forcing you to skip out on meals either. The fiber content is also helpful at keeping you more regular and together it can help you to shed some weight in a healthier manner but make sure to exercise regularly because while losing weight starts in the kitchen, it’s the physical activity that’s going to make your meals (or smoothies) earn their keep.
How many calories are in a strawberry spinach smoothie?
There are roughly 341 calories in one glass of this smoothie recipe, but only 3 fats, 25 natural sugars, and 40g of protein which make this a great option for snacking and for breakfast.
Have you ever made or tried a strawberry banana smoothie with spinach? Tell me about it in the comments and be sure to pin the photo below the recipe to save this one for later.
Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!
I didn’t know frozen bananas make for a smoother smoothie. I have some in the freezer for making 1-ingredient banana “ice cream”. Now I can use them for something else. Thanks for the tip!
You are so welcome!