Try this super healthy 5-minute Easy Strawberry Banana Spinach Green Smoothie using simple pantry ingredients. This green smoothie can be served as a snack, breakfast, or dessert, keeping you full for a long time.
It’s naturally gluten-free and can be easily made vegan.
About Strawberry Spinach Smoothie
Strawberry Spinach Smoothie is a green-colored smoothie made using juicy strawberries, baby spinach, and ripe bananas.
I added fresh orange juice, plain yogurt, and honey to make it extra creamy and sweet.
This strawberry banana spinach green smoothie is healthy, nutritious, filling, and super delicious, and it’s my current breakfast favorite for busy weekday mornings.
This smoothie is great if you are on a weight loss diet. It is also perfect for adding greens to your picky eater’s diet.
Skeptical about eating raw spinach? Worry not! Orange juice will hide the flavor of greens beautifully while keeping the nutrition intact. This spinach and strawberry smoothie is great for toddlers too.
It’s naturally gluten-free and can be easily made vegan. You can easily double or triple this recipe.
I have umpteen healthy smoothie recipes you can try if you are a smoothie person. Here are a few
- Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie
- Beet Smoothie
- Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie
- Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie
- Apple Smoothie
- Dragon Fruit Smoothie
- Berry Blast Smoothie
- Mango Magic Tropical Smoothie
- Green Apple Spinach Smoothie
- Mango Kale Smoothie
Health Benefits Of Strawberry Spinach Banana Smoothie
Strawberry spinach banana smoothie is an excellent source of several essential nutrients that can benefit your health.
Spinach provides dietary fibers and folic acid, essential for maintaining a healthy digestive system and promoting healthy fetal development during pregnancy.
Bananas are rich in potassium and fatty acids, which can help regulate blood pressure and improve heart health.
Lastly, strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, which can boost your immune system and protect against infections.
Strawberries – Use fresh or frozen strawberries to make this smoothie. If using fresh, make sure they are red, juicy, and firm. Avoid the ones with soft patches or black marks. Wash, core, slice, and freeze until ready to use.
To save time, buy a large pack of frozen strawberries from Costco or freeze them at home in summer when they are in season and keep using them throughout the year.
Check out my post on how to freeze strawberries.
Spinach – This recipe uses baby spinach, but you can use regular spinach too. It will be slightly more bitter though. Frozen spinach also works excellently.
Banana – Frozen Banana adds a creamy texture to the smoothie, making it thick and adding sweetness.
Yogurt – Use plain yogurt or Greek yogurt. You can use dairy-free yogurt to make this strawberry spinach smoothie vegan.
Orange Juice – Adding orange juice helps thin the smoothie and hides the raw taste of baby spinach. I prefer fresh juice, but organic preservative-free bottled juice works fine.
Honey – This is optional; add only if you want the smoothie to be sweeter.
Chia Seeds – Chia seeds are extremely rich in antioxidants. Add them to make your smoothie even healthier.
Others – Add a scoop of vanilla protein powder if you make this strawberry banana spinach smoothie as a pre or post-workout snack.
How To Make Strawberry Spinach Smoothie
Start by preparing the fruits. Wash 10-12 large strawberries and chop off the top leafy part. Now cut the strawberries into slices. Freeze for 5-6 hours.
Peel a large banana, cut it into slices, and freeze for 5-6 hours.
Wash 1.8 oz (50 g) baby spinach and drain the excess water. You can use a salad spinner to get rid of the extra water. To save time, buy prewashed spinach.
Note – If you have forgotten to freeze the fruits beforehand, add a few ice cubes to the blender while making the smoothie. It will make it creamy.
Juice 2-3 oranges to get 1 cup of orange juice, or use preservative-free bottled juice.
- 10-12 frozen strawberries
- 1 large banana, frozen
- 1.8 oz (50 g) baby spinach
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 cup orange juice
- ½ cup plain yogurt
- 1 tablespoon honey
to a high-speed blender.
Note – You can thaw the frozen fruits on the counter for 10 minutes if they are too hard.
Blend until smooth.
Add more orange juice if the smoothie is thick for your liking.
Check for sweetness and add more honey if needed.
Transfer the smoothie into 2 serving glasses. Garnish with halved strawberry and serve chilled.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can easily make this delicious smoothie without yogurt. Replace it with dairy or non-dairy milk, fruit juices, or coconut water.
Nothing is better than starting your day with a glass of green smoothies. It is loaded with fibers, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and is a great way to get your body the recommended daily doses of fruits and veggies.
But drinking ONLY green smoothies for meals is not recommended.
Fruits – Add other fruits such as kiwi, mangoes, blueberries, and raspberries.
Greens – Instead of baby spinach, you can use other leafy greens like regular spinach, kale, beet greens, lettuce, celery, Swiss chard, etc.
Others – Add protein powder, nut butter (peanut butter, almond butter, or cashew nutter), seeds like sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, etc., while making the strawberry spinach smoothie.
Vegan – Use non-dairy yogurt or vegan milk options such as almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, oat milk, cashew milk, etc., instead of yogurt. Skip adding honey or use maple syrup or agave nectar for sweetness. You can also use sugar-free substitutes like stevia or monk fruit.
Orange juice can be replaced with mango juice, pineapple juice, or coconut water.
Add some vanilla extract for a taste change.
Serve strawberry banana spinach green smoothie for breakfast on busy mornings, afternoon snacks, or desserts. It can be enjoyed at any time of the day, whenever hunger strikes.
You can also top this strawberry and spinach smoothie with chopped fruits, nuts, seeds, coconut flakes, nut butter, granola, etc., to make a breakfast smoothie bowl.
This strawberry spinach banana smoothie tastes the best when made fresh. But if you have leftovers, store them in a covered glass container in the fridge and finish them within a day. Shake well before consuming.
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Easy Strawberry Banana Spinach Green Smoothie Recipe
- High Speed Blender
- 10-12 strawberries (sliced and frozen)
- 1 large banana (peeled, sliced, and frozen)
- 1.8 ounces baby spinach (50 g)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 cup orange juice (fresh or organic preservative-free bottled)
- ½ cup plain yogurt (use non-dairy yogurt for vegan)
- 1 tablespoon honey (use maple syrup or agave nectar for vegan)
- Add the frozen strawberries, frozen banana, baby spinach, chia seeds, orange juice, yogurt, and honey to a high-speed blender.
- Note – You can thaw the frozen fruits on the counter for 10 minutes if they are too hard.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add more orange juice if the smoothie is thick for your liking.
- Check for sweetness and add more honey if needed.
- Transfer the smoothie into 2 serving glasses. Garnish with halved strawberry and serve chilled.