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This strawberry spinach smoothie is the perfect way to start your day! Filled with fruit and spinach, this is an incredibly nutritious smoothie and a great way to get some leafy greens into your day.
Scroll down to the recipe box for quantities.
Here is what you will need to make this smoothie:
- Frozen strawberry slices: Must be frozen to create a nice texture.
- Baby spinach: The taste of these nutritious greens should be completely covered by the fruit in this smoothie.
- Frozen banana: Must be frozen to create a smooth and creamy texture.
- Orange juice: Adds some sweetness and covers the taste of the spinach.
- Oat milk: To blend and add to the creaminess. You could also use almond milk.
- Chia seeds: Optional, but a great way to add plant-based protein and omega 3s.
How to make
To make this smoothie, you will first need to freeze half of a banana.
Freeze the strawberry slices too if you haven’t bought frozen. I just buy frozen sliced strawberries because that’s easier.
Once all of the ingredients are ready, add them all to a blender and blend until smooth.
Blend well to ensure that all of the spinach is fully blended.
Use a high-powered blender to ensure that all of the spinach gets blended. If you don’t have a high-powered blender, you will need to blend longer so that you aren’t left with any pieces of spinach in your smoothie!
Don’t pack your spinach too tightly when measuring it. Everyone will measure out the spinach a bit differently, so if you find that the taste of spinach is too strong, add some more orange juice. If you don’t pack it too tightly, you shouldn’t be able to taste the spinach at all.
Blend the chia seeds in your smoothie for a nice, smooth texture. I find this much nicer than just mixing them in.
Adjustments and substitutions
If you can’t get this smoothie blended, add a bit more milk or orange juice.
For the milk, I like to use oat milk, but almond milk would also work well. Make sure you don’t use something with a strong flavor like coconut milk because that would change the taste of the smoothie.
You can leave out the chia seeds if you don’t have any or if you just don’t want to add them. They do not affect the taste or texture of the smoothie.
More green smoothies
- 1 cup frozen strawberry slices
- 2 cups baby spinach (not too tightly packed)
- ½ frozen banana
- ¼ cup orange juice
- ¾ cups oat milk
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
Make sure you thoroughly blend all of the spinach.
If you need some more liquid to get this smoothie blended, add a bit more milk or orange juice.
Don’t pack the spinach too tightly when measuring it. The fruit covers the taste of the spinach very well, but if you can taste it you can add some more orange juice to cover it.