Mouthwatering Monday

Fruit Smoothie

Green Smoothie recipes are popping up all over Pinterest and on some of my favorite blogs.

I decided to throw out every pre-conceived notion that I had about drinking spinach and make my own ‘Green’ Fruit Smoothie

This Green Smoothie recipe from Maria, Two Peas and Their Pod, was my inspiration.

 

I grabbed some spinach, a few of my favorite fruits…

I tossed them together in my Ninja with some greek yogurt…

added some ice and blended until it was creamy enough to be delicious, but not so thick that I couldn’t drink it with a straw.

Now in the mornings, I get up and make myself a smoothie and drink it while I watch my little mermaid and mermonkey swim.

 

I’m not traditionally a fan of banana drinks.ย  I love bananas and banana pudding and banana bread, but I’ve never been a fan of banana drinks/smoothies, however this drink I love.

This drink is chock full of yumminess and healthy ingredients:

  • Bananas give an instant boost of energy and have potassium and vitamin B
  • Spinach is a great source ofย  Vitamins K and A, folate, potassium, Vitamin B6 and protein
  • Strawberries are a good source of phenols which are believed to be a great anti-inflammatory,ย  they are also believed to be a cancer fighting food

Want the recipe?ย  Yes, yes you do ๐Ÿ™‚

Have you ever made a green smoothie or any fresh fruit smoothie?ย  What are your favorite tricks or ingredients?

Yield: 2 servings

Fruit Smoothie

Fruit Smoothie

Delicious green smoothie made up of spinach and some of your favorite fruits

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 handfuls of fresh spinach
  • 1 overflowing C chunk pineapple
  • 6 to 8 strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 large orange
  • 1/2 C 0% greek yogurt
  • 1/4 C water
  • ice, as needed

Instructions

  1. Peel the orange and banana
  2. Cut the hull off the strawberries
  3. Put the spinach, pineapple, strawberries, banana, orange and yogurt into a blender and blend.
  4. Add in the water, blend again
  5. Add in ice and continue to blend and add until the consistency is to your liking.

Notes

You could add in blueberries or substitute blackberries or raspberries - this is one of those recipes that can be played with and changed around to fit your taste buds.

Happy Monday, y’all!ย  Thank you for joining in, linking up and sharing your recipes each week – y’all are a constant source of inspiration and deliciousness.

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35 Comments

  1. I just bought my husband a ninja for Father’s Day because he wants to start doing some smoothies with whey protein (and because my regular blender died but shhhh he thinks it was all about him). But I’m just not sure if I can get on board with spinach in a smoothie. I like raw spinach…and I like it paired with fruit in a salad. I don’t know. I’ll have to put on my big girl panties and give it a try.

  2. I was just asking about green smoothie. I saw a unique recipe somewhere from somebody I know and read regularly, but I cannot – for the life of me – figure out who it was! I’ll try this one, though! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I tried a similar recipe and while it tasted just fine there were flecks of leaves throughout no matter how long I blended. Did you have this issue? I just could not stomach drinking bits of leaves for some reason. I really want green smoothies to work darn it!!

    1. Mary, there were green flecks, but they didn’t bother me… maybe you need a more powerful blender, or maybe blend the ingredients in batches????

      Good luck!

  4. Oooooo my favorite blogger blogged something I’ve been dying to try but haven’t had the guts to try. And I love the stuff you make, so now I can make this, because you did ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Yum! I’m an absolute smoothie fan and I literally drink them almost every morning. I posted a “green” recipe a couple weeks ago that I created out of sheer curiosity and laziness ๐Ÿ˜‰ I had a box of GoGreens individual packets in my pantry and added one to a favorite smoothie recipe and voila! I was pretty certain in would be nasty and I’d dump it, but I was totally wrong and I’m using those little packets to “green” all my morning favorites. You’ve convinced me though…I’m trying spinach in the morning ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Wow, this is really healthy and delicious. I haven’t try to make this one and since I am a tester I will try to create this one this weekend. For sure this one is really spectacular. In fact, by just looking on the ingredients.

  7. I love green smoothies, I just posted my version for one a couple of weeks ago. I’m hopelessly addicted to them now, and love how you can create something new each time, just by using the fruit you have on hand.

    1. YES, exactly! That’s one of my favorite aspects about this… I’m going to have to check out your recipe, too! I have several recipes bookmarked and I need to go back to them.

  8. What a great green smoothie! It’s hard to drink something much healthier and tastier than this!! Great smoothie! Thanks for hosting this great hop!

  9. The green smoothies really are popping up everywhere, aren’t they? We have the Daddy Smoothie Cafe in the summer, and I think I might have to see if he’ll try one of these. I’m SO with you on bananas though. I just can’t do them in a smoothie. But they work in the green smoothie? Truly?

    1. Daddy Smoothie Cafe, huh? ๐Ÿ™‚ Sounds nice! What do y’all make your smoothies in?

      Try it by starting with 1/2 a banana and go from there – I think adding in the additional citrus and berries really does make a difference. ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. I’m lucky – I have a VitaMix, which is awesome for smoothies (and other things). He usually does a blueberry/strawberry/banana/orange combo, but the banana flavor is still too strong for me – but there are ALL sorts of variations depending on what I have in the house. I think there will be some mango smoothies coming up really soon, I have 4 in my fruit basket. It’s nice to have a teacher home in the summer where he can have traditions like that – the wee ones love it!

    1. Hey Amanda, thank you for linking up and saying Hi! ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t wait to see the info on the food science of soaking beans… I had no idea ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  12. Will be trying this recipe but subbing the greek yogurt for soy due to allergies. My daughter and I are smoothie addicts. So, I’m always on the look out for other healthy smoothie recipes.

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