Start spring with a refreshing green smoothie with spinach. It’s easy to make and super healthy!
And don’t worry if you don’t like spinach very much – you won’t even taste it!
This is perfect if you are struggling to get your daily dose of vegetables, or if you just want to increase your vitamin and nutritional intake. The smoothie contains several servings of fruit, as well as a serving of leafy vegetables and the antioxidants plus vitamin C from the citrus.
If you have any doubts about the smoothie with spinach, let me reassure you – you won ‘t notice a spinach taste. I promise!
Use fine baby spinach for a milder flavor, or regular spinach, or kale, if you are already used to drinking green smoothies.
So what do you say, give it a try?
Ingredients (1 serving)
What do we all need?
- 1 banana
- 1 cup (100g) frozen mango
- A large handful of baby spinach
- ½ cup (125ml) unsweetened almond milk, or more if needed
- 1 bag of Nuts & Fruits
- To serve: banana slices and raspberries
Health benefits of the smoothie with spinach
If you want to improve your vitamin and nutrient intake, this smoothie is just what you’re looking for.
Bananas are rich in vitamin B6, dietary fiber, potassium and manganese. The vitamin B6 found in bananas is easily absorbed by our bodies and just one banana provides 25% of our daily vitamin B6 needs. Vitamin B6 helps produce red blood cells, maintain a healthy nervous system and metabolize carbohydrates, fats and amino acids. Bananas are an easy source of energy and are perfect after exercise.
Potassium helps maintain a healthy heart and blood pressure, and manganese helps produce collagen, which keeps your skin smooth, elastic and wrinkle-free.
Apples are a source of vitamins and nutrients, especially important in the winter months. They provide a healthy source of manganese, copper and vitamins A, E, B1, B2 and B6, most of which are found in the skin. Apples are also a rich source of polyphenols, which have antioxidant effects in preventing tissue damage, and soluble fiber.
Apples are also a natural prebiotic, which feeds the good bacteria in our gut, contributing to better digestion and overall well-being.
This smoothie with spinach contains 14 grams of dietary fiber, which is good for almost half of the recommended daily fiber intake (21-25 grams for women and 30-38 grams for men). Soluble fiber helps control your blood sugar levels, keeping them stable, and the insoluble fiber aids digestion and easier bowel movements, keeping your gut bacteria healthy and happy.
Spinach is considered a superfood because it is packed with nutrients but low in calories. Spinach contains, among other things, calcium (up to 250 milligrams per cup), which helps keep our bones and teeth healthy and strong, iron and magnesium.
Magnesium regulates your blood pressure and heart rhythm and is a crucial nutrient that people generally lack. Consuming spinach helps keep your heart healthy.
- Place the banana, mango, spinach and almond milk in a blender.
- Mix until smooth and creamy.
- Pour the smoothie into a bowl, finish with the some blueberries.
- Lastly, I add a bag of Nuts & Fruits.
The smoothie with spinach is refreshing, healthy and most importantly delicious. It always reminds me of spring.
The birds are singing again and I catch myself craving smoothie with spinach again.
You can choose which fruit or leafy vegetables to add. Similarly, you have a warming green smoothie, which I also love.
Have you made this before? What do you like best?
Let me know!