24 Foodies and Nutrition Experts Share Their Favorite Spinach Smoothie Recipes

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Whats Your Favorite Spinach Smoothie Recipe?

Spinach is rich in iron and a good source of vitamins K, A, C, and B12, folate, magnesium, and manganese. If you’re not a big fan of this nutrient-rich leafy green on its own, why not try a spinach smoothie? There are many delicious spinach smoothie recipes that blend spinach with other tasty ingredients like berries, banana, oats, yogurt, and more, as well as ingredients that add flavors like almond and coconut. In fact, you can make a delicious spinach smoothie that doesn’t even taste like it contains spinach at all!

Smoothies, in general, come in just about any flavor you can imagine. From peach smoothies to pineapple smoothies, avocado smoothies, veggie smoothies, vegan smoothies, and everything in between, you can blend an endless variety of wholesome and flavorful ingredients to come up with a great-tasting smoothie that’s packed with nutrients.

If you don’t want to deal with shopping for fresh ingredients and blending your own smoothies at home, stop by your local Edible Arrangements® store for a delicious, done-for-you smoothie whenever you’re in the mood for a refreshing treat. Our Edible® Treats menu includes a variety of fruit flavor combinations, like Pineapple, Honeydew & Kale, Pineapple & Orange, and more, so you can choose a mouth-watering smoothie that satisfies any craving.

For more delicious spinach smoothie recipes you should try, we put out a call for ideas and curated responses below. (Note: Edible Arrangements® is not endorsing any of the companies or ideas discussed below, but we asked for suggestions to get some different perspectives.) Keep reading to find out what the contributors who responded to our query had to say.


Samantha GriffithSamantha Griffith

Samantha Griffith is the creator of Loveys Baby, a website she created, which serves as a complete manual for motherhood. Loveys Baby provides mothers with information on the latest products, tips, advice, and life-saver techniques for both babies and mommies.

“My favorite spinach smoothie recipe is the Green Lactation Smoothie:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh young Thai coconut meat
  • 2 Tbsp hemp protein powder
  • 2-3 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla flavor
  • 2 large handfuls of fresh spinach
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries handful of ice

This smoothie is loaded with ingredients that boost the production of milk. Spinach is also one of its key components which is a good source of folic acid, which is vital for breastfeeding moms. It has a lot of healthy vitamins and minerals beneficial for both mommies and babies!”


Lynell RossLynell Ross

@WellCoachLynell

Lynell Ross is the founder and managing editor of Zivadream, an education advocacy website dedicated to helping people improve their lives. She is also a Certified Health and Wellness Coach and Nutritionist.

“The following is my favorite spinach smoothie recipe because it is delicious and provides you with healthy fats, protein, anti-oxidants and all the vitamins and minerals that spinach provides. It tastes like a milkshake, and is so healthy. The flax meal is high in omega 3 fatty acids, which we need to balance with the overabundance of omega 6 fatty acids we eat.

Banana Berry Spinach Smoothie:

  • 1 cup almond milk, oat milk or 1% milk
  • 1 frozen banana, sliced
  • 1/2 cup frozen berries
  • 1 cup washed, fresh spinach
  • 2 Tbsp flax meal
  • 1 scoop of your favorite whey protein powder.

Mix all in your favorite blender.”


Stacy NaugleStacy Naugle

@YourVeganFamily

Stacy Naugle is a co-founder of Your Vegan Family. She has her Masters in Acupuncture and had a private health practice for 25 years.

“I have a high protein, nutrient dense vegan spinach smoothie recipe for you! The almond butternut milk and maca powder give it a depth that fills you up and makes this a solid meal. The blackberries can be replaced with blueberries.

Mood Stabilizer:

  • 1 cup almond or soy milk
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 1 tsp maca powder
  • 1 Tbsp almond butter
  • 1/2 cup of fresh spinach
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup”

Mason CulliganMason Culligan

@mattressbattle

Mason Culligan is the founder of Mattress Battle.

“My favorite spinach smoothie recipe is called Bedtime Green Smoothie. The ingredients for this smoothie are accessible: baby spinach, rolled oats, chamomile tea, bananas, and almond butter. Preparing it is also easy. You just have to blend the rolled oats first then add and puree the rest.

This is the spinach smoothie I love taking an hour before bedtime because it soothes my digestive system. This smoothie also provides a calming effect which contributes significantly to my sleep quality. Magnesium is good for the sensors in the brain that promote sleep and spinach helps in its production.”


Melanie MussonMelanie Musson

Melanie Musson is a writer for AutoInsuranceCompanies.net. She loves to experiment with smoothie recipes and enjoys the health benefits the wholesome ingredients have brought her family.

“My favorite spinach smoothie recipe is the Green Citrus Smoothie:

  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1 slice lemon with 1/2 of the rind left on the slice
  • 6 strawberries
  • 1/4 bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 10 ice cubes

Blend all ingredients together until smooth.

Even though this smoothie is loaded with spinach, it doesn’t taste like a salad, rather, it has a refreshing, slightly sweet and citrus flavor.”


Victoria CookVictoria Cook

Victoria Cook is a mother of two children that enjoys writing and creating unique stories for children. She has built a career as a Cardiology Technician and Promotional model. She has always loved telling stories since she was a little girl. She currently home-schools her daughter and is currently writing a series called Karmina The Dinosaur.

“My favorite smoothie recipe is:

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 whole banana
  • 1 cup chocolate almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Sometimes I add ice or freeze the ingredients.”


Anna HartmanAnna Hartman

Anna is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and specializes in eating disorder recovery. I teach several cooking classes a month, and this smoothie is my favorite, as well as a class favorite!

“My favorite spinach smoothie is The Super-Spinach Smoothie! This smoothie features a whopping THREE CUPS of fresh spinach, but you’d never guess it!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups frozen berries – pick your favorite kind! (My favorite is a blueberry + strawberry blend)
  • 3 cups fresh spinach, packed
  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 large banana

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a blender, and blend well! Makes two servings.”


Mike SheetyMike Sheety

Mike Sheety is running a custom shirt design service called That Shirt, with years of experience in dealing with clothing of all kinds.

“Here is the recipe for the best possible spinach smoothie.

The ingredients are:

  • A handful of fresh spinach
  • Optional: ginger (fresh or powdered), cinnamon, vanilla

Take a handful of spinach, and more importantly, choose two other fruits or vegetables you want in the mix, such as banana, orange, apple, pineapple, kiwi, carrot, pear, peach, or blueberries.

Preparation:

Put a handful of spinach into the blender. Add spices if you plan to use them, but you don’t have to. Add two more foods of your choice (you can add more).

The measures are optional, but most often it is a 1 on 1 ration. So a cup of spinach would go with a cup of other fruit.

Pour in some water and let it rise to around a finger length above all the ingredients. If you want, you can sweeten your smoothie with honey or some other sweetener. Put ice cubes in the finished smoothie.

My favorite combination is spinach, with some pineapple and orange, as well as spinach, banana, and orange.

Also, remember that there needs to be a balance between sweet and sour ingredients inside smoothies. Also, if you want some extra flavor in your smoothie, it is a good idea to add some strong spice such as cinnamon, vanilla or ginger, with pineapple, citrus and green apple in the same serving.”


Jose GomezJose Gomez

@evinex

Jose Gomez is the CTO and CoFounder at Evinex.

“This one helps me boost my focus and energy during long work sessions from home, especially during this crisis. I call it mango-matcha. It sounds exotic!

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole mango (I prefer a frozen one)
  • 1 banana (frozen too)
  • 3 tsp matcha green tea powder
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cups of coconut milk

Alternatively, when I feel I need something more satiating, I add a scoop of protein powder or some nuts.”


Jovana SubicJovana Subic

@RunRepeatcom

Jovana has been into smoothies and juices for 10 years. She likes plant-based adventures and, as a Head of Running Content at RunRepeat, enjoys the freedom to work remotely, eat when she wants and enjoy the outdoors.

“Here’s my favorite spinach smoothie recipe:

  • 1 banana
  • Handful of spinach
  • 1/4 pineapple
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup water

Banana can be used frozen or fresh. Remove stems from spinach leaves and cut other fruit in cubes. Put everything into a blender, add water and blend until smooth (60 secs usually). If kept in a fridge, make sure you put it in an air-tight container.”


Elizabeth WatersonElizabeth Waterson

@bakingqueenliz

Elizabeth Waterson runs Confessions of a Baking Queen. She is a recipe developer and food photographer focusing mainly on sweets but some savory recipes too. Most recipes on her website show step-by-step photos to help each reader as they prepare the recipe.

“My favorite spinach smoothie recipe is the Key Lime Smoothie:

  • Chobani® Key Lime Greek Yogurt
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 large frozen pineapple chunks
  • Squeeze of a fresh lime
  • Handful of spinach
  • Milk of your choice

Combining a frozen banana and Chobani Greek Yogurt creates a deliciously smooth, thick, and creamy drink.”


Bri BellBri Bell

Bri Bell is a Registered Dietitian who helps people simplify and save money in the kitchen at Frugal Minimalist Kitchen.

“My favorite spinach smoothie recipe is a simple green smoothie without the strong vegetable flavor or weird color you get in most green smoothies. The green grapes and kiwi add sweetness and tropical flavor that completely hides the spinach.

Green Dreams Smoothie (Serves 2):

  • 1 kiwi fruit, peeled
  • 1 cup green grapes
  • 1 cup frozen spinach
  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts
  • 1 cup milk or plant-based beverage of choice”

Jamie BacharachJamie Bacharach

@BacharachJamie

Jamie Bacharach is a Licensed Medical Acupuncturist in and Health Coach in Jerusalem, Israel, as well as the Head of Practice at Acupuncture Jerusalem. Jamie’s travels have taken her across the world as she has learned to synthesize the best of Western and Eastern medicine to the benefit of her patients.

“Here’s my favorite spinach smoothie recipe, a Spinach Banana Smoothie:

  • 3 cups spinach (raw or frozen)
  • 2/3 cup strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup kale (optional)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1 cup ice if no ingredients are frozen

Nothing makes for a better spinach smoothie recipe than one which includes strawberries and bananas. These fruits combine to make an excellent, nutritious and tasty combination with spinach which allows you to start your day with plenty of energy. Almond milk can be substituted for your favorite plant-based milk if desired and kale can be added as well for an additional green nutra-boost.”


Jen HansardJen Hansard

@jenhansard

Jen Hansard is the co-founder and creator of Simple Green Smoothies, a plant-powered brand that empowers millions of women to live a healthier lifestyle by integrating smoothies into their diet. She leads plant-based workshops and adventure retreats across the country.

“Here’s my favorite spinach smoothie recipe.

Ingredients:

Green layer:

  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup mango or pineapple, thawed if frozen
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk

Yellow layer:

  • 1 cup mango, cubed, slightly thawed if frozen
  • 1 orange, peeled

Pink layer:

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries, slightly thawed
  • 1/2 small beet, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk

Blue layer:

  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp butterfly pea powder
  • Pinch baking soda (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice (optional)

Toppings:

  • Coconut cream, whipped
  • Naturally colored sprinkles (no artificial dye)
  • Freeze-dried berries or fruit, crushed

Instructions:

  1. Blend green, yellow, and pink layers separately. Transfer each color to a separate bowl or jar. Rinse blender between each color. Add a little water if blender is having a difficult time blending.
  2. For the blue layer, place coconut milk and butterfly pea flower powder in a small jar or bowl and whisk together until combined. For a more “blue” layer, add a pinch of baking soda. Don’t worry! You won’t taste it. It’s just to neutralize the slight acidity from the coconut milk. Add lemon juice if you’d like the blue to become a bit more purple!
  3. To serve, spoon a little of each color into two pint jars. There will be more green than any other color. Top the smoothies with a dollop of whipped coconut cream (simply whisk the thick cream from canned coconut quickly) and garnish with sprinkles and/or freeze-dried fruit. Serve immediately.”

Andreea Zorz

Andreea runs a website called Laserandy.

“My favorite smoothie recipe is a really simple one to make and it’s very healthy. It includes spinach, actually 2 cups of fresh spinach, 1 banana, 1 cup of frozen mango and 4 teaspoons of chia seeds, which I ground them before adding it in the smoothie.

You can blend all these ingredients with water or almond milk, or coconut milk. It’s a very healthy smoothie recipe because it has the omega 3 fatty acids from the chia seeds, which are anti-inflammatory for the body. This smoothie is my breakfast, and if you drink this in the morning, you’ll skip coffee for sure. It gives you a nice burst of energy to start your day.”


Dana YoungDana Young

@blahdie

Dana is the Bacon Whisperer (PR/Partnerships) at Baconer. If it’s not fun, why do it?” Dana is a versatile communications professional with experience building brands, developing communications strategies and creating impactful relationships with a focus on social impact.

“My favorite spinach smoothie recipe is the Peanut Butter and Apricot Jam Spinach Smoothie. Note: You can use almond butter in place of peanut butter for anyone with a peanut allergy, and other jams work great – like strawberry or apricot-pineapple (we’re part Hawaiian, so there you go).

We do ours in a Vitamix, but a blender should work, too.

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup jam
  • 2 cups ice
  • 1 cups soy (or almond milk)
  • 1/2-3/4 cup spinach
  • Blend, pour in a cup and yum!”

Beth NydickBeth Nydick

@BlueBarnKitchen

Beth is a clean cocktail guru, author, and wellness thought leader. In 2015, she founded Blue Barn Kitchen. A Clean Eating lifestyle destination, to get the message out that eating whole real food instead of processed, chemical-laden junk was the path to a long and happy life. Sharing what she cooks for her family, sharing the brands she loves as well as hacks and simple tips to her audience all while the philosophy has remained the same…nutritious food should be delicious, nutritious and relatively painless.

“My favorite spinach smoothie is the Chocolate Life Smoothie. This recipe makes one serving:

  • 1 cup spinach
  • ½ cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • 2 Tbsp raw cacao
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4-6 ice cubes”

Desiree SavareseDesiree Savarese

@fitmomology

Desiree Savarese, back in 2015, found herself unhappy. She wanted to make changes. She had already made big ones, like quitting smoking in 2014. Her goal is to teach other busy women what she’s learned with food, exercise, healthy living and balancing a full-time job, kids, and a direct sales business.

“My favorite spinach smoothie recipe is this Berry Smoothie (2 servings):

  • 1 cup (30 grams) baby spinach
  • 1 cup (30 grams) frozen berries of choice (I like a triple berry mix or blueberries by themselves)
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) plain yogurt (try Greek yogurt!)
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) milk of choice (we love unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1 1/2 tsp (10 grams) honey (optional; I think it’s sweet enough on its own)

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend. One tip on this, blend the spinach and milk first so it is all the way broken down. Once smooth, pour into 2 cups and enjoy! You can always add in a scoop of your favorite protein powder to make it more of a meal replacement shake. We do strawberry vanilla or chocolate, peanut butter, banana all the time!”


Julia ChebotarJulia Chebotar

@TheOrganicGrill

Julia is a certified health coach with IIN and professionally trained health chef from the Natural Gourmet Institute. She also owns an organic, plant-based café in NYC and two women-owned personal cheffing businesses.

“Health Chef Julia’s – Green Machine Spinach Smoothie is my favorite spinach smoothie recipe:

  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1/2 cup frozen spinach
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp Tahini
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds

Blend & enjoy!”


Elliot ReimersElliot Reimers

@RAVEReviewslife

Elliot Reimers is a NASM Certified Nutrition Coach (CNC) at RAVE Reviews and M.S. candidate at Michigan State University, where he is studying Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology.

“My go-to spinach smoothie recipe is as follows, and it is really simple:

  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1 large banana sliced up
  • 3/4 cup fresh spinach leaves

Just those three ingredients, all blended up! It’s a real power smoothie, and helps me get through my mornings until lunch. It’s a mild sweetness, so nothing too sugary to start the day or mid-morning off with. This is also perfect for vegans, as there is all natural ingredients. You can experiment and add some other ingredients if you need that sweeter edge, maybe some strawberries or raspberries.”


Noelle CreamerNoelle Creamer

@WellnessNoelle

Noelle Creamer is a Certified Health and Wellness Coach specializing in integrative nutrition and eating psychology. After recovering from her own autoimmune condition through dietary modifications, she gained a clear vision of what was possible for the body. She now helps to support others in their own health journey through food and lifestyle changes that are created to be sustainable for life.

“My recipe for the Spinach Detox Smoothie has been my go-to green drink for years. It’s packed with protein and vitamins and has a creamy consistency – kinda like a healthy milkshake!

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen mango chunks
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 Tbsp raw organic honey
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cup almond milk

First, place the frozen items at the bottom of a high speed blender, then add the rest of ingredients with the milk going in last. Blend on high for 1 minute and pour into a cup to serve.”


Alex MembrilloAlex Membrillo

@Alex_Membrillo

Alex Membrillo is the CEO of Cardinal SEO Company.

“Spinach is one of the go-to ingredients I keep on hand for daily smoothies.

Spinach contains more nutrients than practically any other vegetable. One cup of spinach is only about 41 calories and has high levels of vitamins K and A, as well as many other nutrients.

Here is my recipe for my Dream Green Smoothie. It’s a great natural detox, perfect for helping me to maintain my healthy lifestyle as a busy business professional and dad.

Dream Green Smoothie (makes 1 serving):

  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach (don’t compress leaves when measuring)
  • 4 oz. pure coconut water

Blend the above, then add:

  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 4 oz. pure coconut water
  • 1/2 large frozen banana
  • 1/2 avocado, frozen in chunks
  • 10 green grapes, frozen
  • 1/2 lime squeezed for the juice (remove seeds to avoid a bitter taste)
  • Optional: splash of white grape juice
  • 3 ice cubes

Blend all ingredients together. Pour into a glass and top with optional toppings of fresh mint and shredded coconut if desired.”


Alexandra GattoAlexandra Gatto

Alexandra is a Birth and Postpartum Doula based out of Hampton. She is a also a mother of 2 and former chef. She’s passionate about helping women eat, live, and birth better.

“I use my Vitamix on the daily. I couldn’t live without smoothies.

Here’s my go-to Spinach Smoothie recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 1/2 mango or pineapple chunks
  • 1 banana
  • 3/4 cup coconut or cashew milk
  • Optional: fresh ginger root (2cm x 2cm piece)

Method:

  1. Place mango or pineapple chunks, spinach, banana, ginger root, and milk in blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Enjoy immediately.”

Ali CodyAli Cody

Ali Cody is Founder & CEO of Avocado Ali. LLC. Her focus is eating to heal through food, faith, and fun! As a Certified Holistic Nutritionist Ali guides her clients from a place of semi-healthy eating to a place where their health issues are substantially alleviated through new and delicious food choices!

“Find a plant-based shake. The best one I’ve found at this point is Garden of Life’s Raw Organic Meal Replacement (Vanilla or Chocolate). You can order this on Amazon or find at a local health food store.

If you choose another shake, just be sure that it contains all organic material, no added sugars, no dairy, is under 150 calories, has less than 200 mg of sodium, double digit protein, and less than 1 g of sugar, and contains B12.

Blend the plant-based shake mix with 1 cup of water and Ali’s Add-Ins (listed below).

You can add ice or more water depending on your preferences.

  • 1/4 to 1 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk (depending on preference)
  • 1-2 cups water (depending on preference)
  • 1 cup (25 g) kale / or spinach
  • 3 strawberries
  • 6 blueberries (or you can use a tablespoon of frozen berries – more economical)
  • ½ or whole banana
  • 1 tsp of local wildflower honey
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds (fill a mason jar or cup 1/2 way full of seeds and then fill 3/4 of the way with water to keep your chia seeds soaked and ready to scoop into the blender)
  • 1 Tbsp turmeric”

If you don’t have the ingredients for a tasty smoothie on-hand – or don’t have the time to whip up a smoothie at home – stop by a nearby Edible Arrangements® store to choose a refreshing, done-for-you smoothie anytime. Made with fresh, never-frozen fruits, an Edible Arrangements® smoothie is perfect for your morning commute, an afternoon snack, or an anytime treat!