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Banana Spinach Smoothie with Frozen Berries

This sweet banana and spinach smoothie with berries only needs 4 ingredients. It’s nourishing and delicious, packs a whopping 2 cups of fresh spinach, and is ready in less than 5 minutes!

A glass with a blueberry, banana, and spinach smoothie.

This spinach and banana smoothie with berries is the perfect way to get more leafy greens into your diet! Drink it for breakfast to start your day with a few servings of fruits and vegetables. Or, enjoy it as a refreshing snack any time of day! I love making smoothies on busy mornings because you can enjoy them on the go! 

Easily halve this recipe to make smaller smoothies or double it to feed more people. I make these often for my kids. My picky 3-year-old and my 1-year-old both love them! My little guy knows there is spinach in there and happily drinks these! You can “hide” the spinach if you need to, but I love that this is a way for him to enjoy his leafy greens! The 3 of us often share one of these banana spinach smoothies with our breakfast.

3 small smoothies in adult and kids cups.

Ingredients

Milk, banana, spinach, blueberries, and ice for making a smoothie.

Fresh, raw baby spinach is mild, tender, and almost sweet. It blends into the fruit without adding any bitterness or stringy texture. This is a great way to add extra leafy greens to your diet! 

A banana sweetens this smoothie without adding any refined sugar. It also adds a creamy texture and a boost of nutrients. The riper the banana, the sweeter it will be.

Frozen berries add a sweet, tart flavor, a pretty color, and even more nutrients to this easy smoothie. Using frozen berries is more affordable than fresh and lasts longer. They also give the spinach smoothie a slushy consistency without watering it down. I made the smoothie in the photograph blueberries. They make the prettiest smoothie! It’s purple and fun! You can use strawberries, raspberries, or a blend of mixed frozen berries. If you use fresh berries, you’ll need to use more ice. 

Use Whole, 2%, or skim milk to add enough liquid to blend the smoothie and make it creamy. Make it dairy-free and vegan by using your favorite non-dairy milk substitute. Oat milk, almond milk, or soy milk will all work fine.

Ice cubes give this smoothie a frozen, slushy consistency. Adjust the amount to suit your preference.

Optional smoothie add-ins for a nutrition boost: Add chia seeds, hemp hearts, or almond butter for extra fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Or, add a scoop of your favorite protein powder to give this smoothie extra protein. I like adding unflavored pure collagen protein. 

How to Make a Banana and Spinach Smoothie

Milk, banana, spinach, blueberries, and ice in a blender.

First, add the spinach to a blender. Then, add the remaining ingredients and any add-ins that you want to include.

A blueberry, banana, and spinach smoothie in a blender.

Blend until smooth and serve immediately. If it is too thick, add a tiny bit more milk or water. If it’s not frozen enough, blend in a few more ice cubes.

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A glass with a blueberry, banana, and spinach smoothie.
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Banana Spinach Smoothie with Frozen Berries

A glass with a blueberry, banana, and spinach smoothie.

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A quick, nourishing 4 ingredient smoothie with banana, frozen berries, milk, and 2 cups of baby spinach. An easy blender recipe to add more fruits and veggies to your diet.

  • Author: Mandi
  • Prep Time: 4 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 minutes
  • Yield: 1 large smoothie 1x
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups washed baby spinach
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup frozen berries
  • 1 cup of your choice of milk
  • A few ice cubes

Optional add-ins

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon protein powder (I like pure collagen protein)
  • 1 tablespoon hemp hearts
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter

 

Instructions

  1. Add the spinach to the blender first. Then add the remaining ingredients and any add-ins you choose.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour and enjoy immediately.

Notes

Make the simple 4 ingredient version, or choose 1 or more of the optional add-ins for a nutrient boost.

If it’s too thick, add a little more milk or water. If it’s not frozen enough, blend in a few more ice cubes.

Nutritional information was calculated using frozen blueberries, 2% milk, and no add-ins

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 321
  • Sugar: 40.2 g
  • Sodium: 165.8 mg
  • Fat: 6.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 59.8 g
  • Fiber: 8.6 g
  • Protein: 11.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 19.7 mg

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One Comment

  1. This was delicious! I added a scoop of protein powder and had it for breakfast. I’ll definitely make this one again. Thanks!
    Lyla






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