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Berry and spinach smoothie recipe

Berry and spinach smoothie recipe

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  • Strawberry smoothie

Kids and adults will get a hearty helping of vegetables and fruit with this smoothie recipe. If you want a more fruity taste, exclude the yogurt.

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IngredientsServes: 4

  • 300g frozen berries
  • 250ml plain yogurt
  • 120ml orange juice
  • 10g baby spinach leaves, or to taste
  • 5 strawberries

MethodPrep:10min ›Ready in:10min

  1. Blend frozen berries, yogurt, orange juice, spinach and strawberries together in a blender until smooth.

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Reviews & ratingsAverage global rating:(18)

Reviews in English (11)

by Nani22

I did make some changes based more on what I had available. I used raspberry yogurt instead of plain and coconut water instead of the oj. I use a nutri bullet vs a blender so my quantities were 2/3 cup berries and upped to 2/3 cup spinach and probably more like 8 strawberries. Initially I did the 1/2 cup of the coconut water but I added more later along with protein powder for extra goodness. Nice recipe for covering the spinach for kiddos. Nice simple recipe for on the go as well!-11 May 2015

by LaBeautyEats

This smoothie came out good. The taste of the orange juice threw my taste buds off though. To make it great next time I will take out the orange juice and add coconut milk instead. Also I added more spinach due to it being my favorite vegetable.-25 Apr 2016

by tapeitup

This is a great healthy recipe... loved by the kids too. You can easily swap out berries for whatever berries you have on hand.Your kids won’t taste the spinach. I made it with 1.25 cups of spinach because I love it. I recommend pureeing the spinach first with the OJ.I used Greek yogurt and added vanilla extract and a tough of honey to add a little sweetness.Fabulous! Thank you for sharing!-06 Jan 2019


The Energizer Spinach Berry Smoothie

I am a self-proclaimed cookie junkie but am a big believer in balance. I want my body to be strong and healthy so I try to balance my love of baked goods with foods that help to make my mind sharp and give me the extra energy I need in the morning. I have four kids to get off to school so I need all the help I can get!

I am obsessed with green smoothies. This Energizer Spinach Berry Smoothie combines so many superfoods. It is the ideal way to get my kids to eat a big dose of fruits and vegetables in one sitting. This way they are getting the whole food instead of just the juice. The whole food contains fiber and all of the vitamins and minerals that help the body work at its highest capacity.

It’s the new year and one of my biggest goals is to take care of myself. I have to honest here — with myself and with you. I have let myself get so busy taking care of my kids and working on Modern Honey that I have neglected my own health. I am excited to work on bringing more balance into my life! I am a work in progress and will keep you posted on my journey. Wish me luck!

The Energizer Spinach Berry Smoothie Benefits:

SPINACH — one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Two cups of spinach contains 510% of your Vitamin K, 160% of your Vitamin A, 40% of your Vitamin C, and 40% of your Folate, and so many more!

BLUEBERRIES — named the most nutrient packed fruit and one of the top 10 foods to add to your diet. Full of antioxidants and fiber to keep you full longer.

STRAWBERRIES — a berry that is low in sugar and high in Vitamin C. In one single cup, it satisfies 141% of your daily Vitamin C.

BANANA – high in potassium, fiber, and B6. This adds a creamy texture to the smoothie, a natural sweetness and keeps you fuller longer.

ORANGE JUICE – fulfills 100% of daily Vitamin C which is an immune booster.

GREEK YOGURT (optional) — low in sugar and high in protein.


Spinach Berry Smoothie

Spinach smoothie recipes are the perfect breakfast for my life right now. It’s much easier for me to get more vegetables in when I can blend them into a smoothie. They’re also perfect for taking on-the-go when we have busy mornings. We love these Zucchini Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies or One-Bowl Peanut Butter Muffins for easy breakfasts as well.

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When I first started adding spinach to my favorite smoothie recipes I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was! You can hardly taste the spinach.

They are so delicious, even my kids finish their entire cups when I make extra for them. This recipe serves one, but you can easily double or triple it for the whole family!

PRO TIPS FOR MAKING SPINACH SMOOTHIES:

  • Blend spinach with liquid first (in this case, almond milk) until the greens are fully blended and there are no big pieces.
  • Next, blend in the yogurt, frozen and fresh fruit, and anything else you’re adding.
  • For a nice consistency, you will need to use a powerful blender. We love our Blendtec! This KitchenAid Blender is great too and it comes in so many fun colors.
  • We like sneaking more nutrients in our kids smoothies using our Balance of Nature fruit capsules! Read more about them here.

If you like this recipe we would love if you took the time to leave a comment and positive review!


Blueberry spinach smoothie ingredient swaps

I always say smoothies are versatile, however, this especially applies to any smoothie with berries. There are so many types of berries available, and pretty much any of them can be swapped in for the blueberries in this recipe. I love the Costco bags of frozen mixed berries, and often use that in this blueberry spinach smoothie.

Any plant milk works in place of the almond milk base. You might get a different taste + texture depending on what you use, yet you might find a new fav combo too! Looking for a non-banana substitute? Mango works great, and has a little less sugar than banana.

Finding the best almond milk

There are so many almond milk brands on the market right now! How do I know which one is best? My rawkstar team actually tested as many brands as we could find, to bring you our top almond milk picks. Yet did you know making your own almond milk is super easy too? I’ve got a no-fail recipe, along with a few tips to help you make delicious homemade almond milk as well. Choosing your fav option only adds to the nutrient value of this blueberry spinach smoothie.

Organic vs non-organic blueberry spinach smoothie ingredients

While I try to buy organic ingredients for my smoothies, it’s not always possible or in the budget. So I use EWG’s Dirty Dozen guide to know which produce should be organic if possible. This guide provides the most up-to-date info on a variety of produce, so I know what I’m putting into my body, as well as feeding to my kids. Some ingredients for this blueberry spinach smoothie are on the Dirty Dozen list, so I make sure to buy the organic versions.


How to make Cherry Spinach Smoothie?

Just place all the ingredients I mentioned above in a blender (or smoothie cup) and process until smooth.

I like to drink smoothies before lunchtime after my morning workout. It feels so refreshing and filling, so I tend to eat less for lunch. By June I’ve set a goal to lose the 10 lbs I’ve gained through the winter and during the road trip. I’ll make sure to share my results! My strategy is simple: less fried and oily food, more smoothies and more frequent workouts. Stay healthy, friends!

More Tasty Smoothie Recipes:

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  • Spinach Smoothie

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  • Spinach
  • Avocado
  • Frozen Berries
  • Vanilla or Plain Yogurt (or Kefir)- I use whole milk yogurt for my toddlers. Sub with another kind of yogurt like coconut milk or almond milk if your toddler doesn’t eat dairy.
  • Add Small handful (about 1/2 cup) frozen berry mix into a blender- raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries
  • Add 2 scoops vanilla (or plain for less added sugar) yogurt. I think Vanilla was the key to getting my toddlers to love this smoothie (probably the sugar that comes with it helps).
  • Small Handful of spinach (I used frozen about 1/2 cup) – I freeze my bags of fresh spinach when they’re about to go bad.
  • Small handful of frozen avocado (or 1/2 fresh avocado) – Some grocery stores sell bagged frozen avocado (in the frozen fruit section)
  • 1/4 cup water (you could use milk – dairy, hemp, almond, rice, etc.) – add more or less depending on the thickness you want

If you don’t use frozen vegetables and fruit, add in a few ice cubes to your smoothie.

I had to make this smoothie twice because my twins asked for seconds – it was that good! I’m sure your toddler (or big kid) will love it, too! My 10-year drinks them all the time.

If you want to know how I get my toddler to eat and like their vegetables, read this post.

I like to serve smoothies with a lid, just because my toddlers are still pretty messy with them and berries really do stain.

Or I like to freeze them into a popsicle tray. Popsicles really are preferred over smoothies for my twins, but you have to make those in advance – and sometimes I don’t plan ahead – so they get a smoothie.

Superfood Add-ins for smoothies (optional – 1/4 teaspoon):

  • Chia seeds (good source of Omega 3s, and fiber)
  • ground flax seeds (good source of healthy fat and fiber)
  • hemp hearts (good source of healthy fat and proteins)

I hope your child (or you!) enjoys this easy berry spinach smoothie! It’s so quick and easy and with ingredients that are easy and healthy.

I always keep frozen spinach and berries in my freezer so this smoothie is an easy go-to for us – and my kids love it!


Berry Spinach Smoothie

When trying to figure out what to do for a workout this morning, I knew I wanted to focus on doing bodyweight exercises. After browsing through my Pinterest workout board and not finding anything that struck my fancy, I decided to just make my own.

I’m taking the day off from running and did the following workout, which took about 25 minutes to do 2x through:


It felt good to do weight-based exercises because I’ve mainly just been running lately. Gotta mix it up once in awhile, ya know?!

The only exercise that I haven’t featured before in my workouts is the Plank Knee Crunches, which you can see performed in this video that I found. Any other exercises you aren’t familiar with you can find on my Exercise Guide page.

Now, onto the berry goodness I experienced post workout.

Berry Spinach Smoothie

I make my regular spinach smoothie ALL the time because I figure…I might as well use spinach if I have it. Plus, it’s an easy way to get in lots of veggie goodness in one simple drink.

The rest of the time I make smoothies, I’ll usually use a bunch of frozen fruit. When mixed with spinach, though, that usually ends up creating a less-than-appetizing smoothie color. Enter the power of blueberries. I don’t know about you, but I have issues drinking smoothies when they look beyond disgusting. I’ve found that blueberries really take over the color of the smoothie, making it purple. Purple > Brown.

This one actually turned out a vibrant pink due to not overwhelming it with spinach and adding so many red fruits. See below for the recipe!


Spinach and Berry Smoothie Recipe

Also known as the "Green Dream" this beverage is a refreshing, non-dairy smoothie that contains fresh spinach and has 23% fewer calories* and 32% less sugar* per serving than the full-sugar version. Makes 2 1 ⁄ 2 servings. To watch a video demonstration of how to make this recipe, click here.

Ingredients

1 cup fresh strawberries, washed

1 cup almond milk, unsweetened

2 cups fresh baby spinach, washed

4 to 8 zero-calorie Truvia Original Calorie-Free Sweetener Packets*** to the desired level of sweetness

Directions

Add all ingredients into a blender.

Blend on high until smooth.

Enjoy right away or refrigerate.

*This drink has 130 calories and 23 grams of sugar per serving compared to the full-sugar version that has 170 calories and 34 grams of sugar per serving.

**Erythritol value may vary based on your choice of sweetener.

Nutrition Per Serving


Tips + Tricks for Making Smoothies + Smoothie Pops for Kids

This recipe is a great one for getting kids on the ‘green smoothie’ train. Spinach is such a mild leafy green that you TRULY cannot taste it, especially when blended with the sweetness of the berries, banana and creamy nut butter.

I actually originally had this titled recipe ‘berry smoothie for beginners’ because it’s a great way to slowly board the green smoothie train. In other words, you’re not hitting your tastebuds with any super intense, strong-tasting greens or superfoods!

You also can gradually bump up the amount of spinach in the recipe as your tastebuds adjust to a ‘greener’ smoothie recipe — start with 1/2 cup, and work your way up to 2 cups of leafy greens .

Another pro tip for making smoothies for kids: popsicle molds!

My two year old son, Brody, LOVES these Spinach and Berry Smoothie Pops. And I love it because they are simple to make, and it’s an easy way for me to sneak green veggies into his snacks.

It’s very convenient to pull a smoothie popsicle out of the freezer and have healthy, toddler-friendly breakfast or snack ready at a minute’s notice. Especially if he wakes up early from nap time and you have a couple more things you want to accomplish before you commit to mom-mode.

Here’s how I make these toddler-and-kid-friendly Spinach and Berry Smoothie Pops:

  1. Popsicle Molds. I personally have this super affordable popsicle mold setand it works great!
  2. Ingredients. If I’m making a smoothie specifically to pour into popsicle molds, I’ll usually make it a little thicker by adding less liquid in this case. You also can adjust the sweetness level by adding extra banana or more berries to make this smoothie extra kid-friendly! One serving of this smoothie typically makes 4-6 popsicles for me.
  3. Storage. I pour the smoothie directly into the popsicle molds, add the popsicle sticks and store in my freezer. The nice thing about this popsicle mold set is that you can remove one popsicle at a time, run it under a little warm water and wiggle the popsicle out to serve. Our smoothie pops never last more than 2 weeks in the freezer, but I’d imagine they are good for up to 30 days in the freezer.

Banana Berry Spinach Protein Smoothie

In my experience, I’ve found that the key to maintaining healthy eating goals and resolutions is to master a few fast and easy recipes. Simple and delicious recipes that you can go back to again and again.

Mornings are a busy time – we have children to feed, jobs to get ready for, Facebook and Twitter to check…. oh wait. -)

If I had to pick one healthy breakfast recipe to suggest for busy people without a lot of time in the morning it would, hands down, be my Berry Spinach Protein Smoothie. Don’t get me wrong, I love smoothies of all varieties, but this Berry Spinach Smoothie is the one I’m currently obsessed with and I think you will be too.

You can toss ingredients in the blender the night before, refrigerate overnight and blend with ice in the morning.

Short on time? Throw the entire smoothie in a portable cup and get on with your Facebook reading, I mean busy day. -)

By nature, they take longer to consume which gives the brain the extra time to register fullness. You’ll feel more satisfied and not like a Sad Sally drinking her January green smoothie.

Great use for any fruits or vegetables you have on hand –
frozen berries, oranges, baby kale, frozen peaches, mango, parsley, go crazy!

Low-calorie source of protein and fiber which means you will have lasting energy and won’t be hungry an hour later.