This delicious and nutritious strawberry spinach smoothie is perfect for a healthy breakfast or afternoon snack. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and plant-based.

This strawberry spinach smoothie tastes just like a plain strawberry smoothie but with the health benefits of the fruit and the dark leafy greens. I think there is nothing better than having your fruits and vegetables all in one glass, and if you have kids that are struggling to get their fruits and vegetables into them, this is ideal.

Ingredients for this strawberry spinach smoothie

  • Strawberries fresh or frozen will work
  • Spinach We like to use raw baby spinach in smoothies because you get a milder flavor that can be barely detected.
  • Bananas I like to use frozen bananas as a sweetener in my smoothies, but I will supply you with some great alternatives.
  • Milk Feel free to use any milk you prefer. I like to use unsweetened almond or oat milk; you can also use a vanilla-flavored kind.

Substitutions and variations

  • Dairy-Free Milk To increase your protein intake, substitute soymilk for almond milk. Coconut milk and oat milk are also very nice in this smoothie. Any milk will work, whatever your preference is.
  • Banana if you are not a fan of a banana or your not want the added sweetness, you can switch them for peaches or pears.
  • Chia seeds Add a tablespoon of chia seeds; they will give you an extra boost of antioxidants and some protein.
  • Coconut water add a little bit of coconut water to thin out your smoothie
  • Sweetness If you are leaving out the banana and want some more sweetness, or even if you are adding the banana and want some sweetness, there are a few really great options. maple syrup, date paste, or agave nectar. If you’re looking to keep your calories low, you can add monk fruit.
  • Protein If you’re wanting extra protein in your smoothie, I like to add a scoop of plant-based powder or hemp seeds.
Spinach and strawberry smoothie
Spinach banana and strawberry smoothie

Health Benefits of Strawberries, Bananas, and Spinach

Nutritional Value of Strawberries:

  • Low in sugar and calories
  • excellent source of vitamin C, B9, manganese, and potassium.
  • rich in antioxidants, which may improve heart health and blood sugar levels.

Nutritional Value of a Banana

  • excellent source of potassium, vitamin B6, fiber, magnesium, and vitamin C.
  • A good source of fiber, which is a great boost to healthy gut bacteria levels.
  • Help support overall heart health.

Nutritional Value of Spinach

  • Raw spinach is a great source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as calcium and iron.
  • Rich in antioxidants that are known to promote eye health fight cancer and regulate blood pressure

How to make a Strawberry, Banana, and Spinach Smoothie

  • Add all of your ingredients into a blender (I recommend a high-powered blender or food processor).
  • Blend until smooth. You don’t need to add ice.
  • Divide the smoothie mixture between two glasses and serve.
  • Enjoy immediately.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Baby Spinach and Larger Spinach?

Baby spinach is small, more tender, and usually used for juices, smoothies, and raw salads. Regular spinach has a larger leaf that is best cooked; it can be eaten raw, but I find that it has a bit of a stronger flavor, so I save it for cooking.

Can you drink this strawberry, banana, and spinach smoothie?

Without having to put in too much effort, this is a perfect way to get your daily nutrition. You are getting multiple servings of fruits and vegetables, with little to no sugar, all in one glass, and with all the fiber, it will keep you fuller for longer.

How do you blend spinach in a smoothie?

If you are using a smaller blender, you can start by adding the spinach and liquid until it is smooth, and then add in the remaining ingredients. If you have a high-powered blender, you can add everything at once and blend it.

strawberry spinach smoothie

Easy Strawberry, banana, spinach Smoothie

This delicious and nutritious smoothie is perfect for a healthy breakfast or afternoon snack. It's gluten-free, dairy-free, and plant-based.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings

Equipment

  • 1 blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1-1/2 cups Strawberries fresh or frozen
  • 2 small bananas fresh or frozen, frozen will give you more of a creamy consistency
  • ½ cup baby spinach if your wanting it more green you can add more
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup optional or you can use any alternative sweetener
  • 1-1/2 cup almond milk or any alternative milk
  • 2 scoops protein powder option or you can use any protein other protein add in
Keyword gluten free, smoothie, vegan
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