Smoothies are the perfect fast food when you’re craving something quick and nutritious, and this creamy, blueberry spinach smoothie doesn8217;t disappoint. It8217;s a great recipe for kids as well as adults!
Transforming a fruit smoothie into a green smoothie is super easy and the added health benefits don8217;t hurt. Adding leafy greens to a fruit smoothie provides extra nutrients to break down the natural sugar in fruit, which then allows your body to burn that energy slower + longer. That means you aren8217;t hungry an hour after downing this blueberry spinach smoothie!
You can take any smoothie recipe you love and add 1 cup (or a handful of spinach or another smoothie-approved leafy green) to it and you won8217;t even taste the difference. Yet you can be proud of yourself for adding a whole cup of spinach to your body! New to leafy greens? Start with ¼ cup in this blueberry spinach smoothie, then work your way up to a full cup. You8217;ll be surprised at how quickly your tastebuds adapt to that leafy green goodness.
Blueberry Spinach Smoothie Ingredient Swaps
I always say smoothies are versatile, however, this especially applies to any smoothie with berries. There are so many types of berries available, and pretty much any of them can be swapped in for the blueberries in this recipe. I love the Costco bags of frozen mixed berries, and often use that in this blueberry spinach smoothie.
Any plant milk works in place of the almond milk base. You might get a different taste + texture depending on what you use, yet you might find a new fav combo too! Looking for a non-banana substitute? Mango works great, and has a little less sugar than banana.
There are so many almond milk brands on the market right now! How do I know which one is best? My rawkstar team actually tested as many brands as we could find, to bring you our top almond milk picks. Yet did you know making your own almond milk is super easy too? I8217;ve got a no-fail recipe, along with a few tips to help you make delicious homemade almond milk as well. Choosing your fav option only adds to the nutrient value of this blueberry spinach smoothie.
Organic vs Non-Organic Blueberry Spinach Smoothie Ingredients
While I try to buy organic ingredients for my smoothies, it8217;s not always possible or in the budget. So I use EWG8217;s Dirty Dozen guide to know which produce should be organic if possible. This guide provides the most up-to-date info on a variety of produce, so I know what I8217;m putting into my body, as well as feeding to my kids. Some ingredients for this blueberry spinach smoothie are on the Dirty Dozen list, so I make sure to buy the organic versions.
Join our Smoothie Challenge!
This plant-based blueberry banana spinach smoothie is perfect for kids who want something sweet and satisfying. In fact, it8217;s one of the featured recipes in our Smoothie Challenge, which is what we8217;re known for at Simple Green Smoothies. If you wanna join a smoothie challenge8230;
If you make this recipe, please rate + comment below to let me know how you liked it! Did you add any extras to it, or use any of the swaps I mentioned above? I8217;d love to hear about it, and our community would benefit from you sharing too!
Blueberry Spinach Smoothie
Oh, this blueberry spinach smoothie is a good one! It8217;s full of iron, potassium and vitamin C— and it tastes so good. My kids love it!
- ½ cup spinach
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup blueberries
- ½ cup strawberries
- 1 banana
- 1 serving Protein Smoothie Boost (optional)
Calories: 274kcal (14%) Carbohydrates: 52g (17%) Protein: 13g (26%) Fat: 5g (8%) Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Sodium: 26mg (1%) Potassium: 913mg (26%) Fiber: 14g (58%) Sugar: 25g (28%) Vitamin A: 1531IU (31%) Vitamin C: 64mg (78%) Calcium: 104mg (10%) Iron: 6mg (33%)
Berry Smoothie Recipes
Berries are a staple smoothie ingredient. Find what8217;s fresh and local to you, then toss it in your blender! I love grabbing bags of frozen mixed berries to have on hand as well. Fresh or frozen berries work great in this blueberry spinach smoothie. Then use the leftovers for another delicious smoothie:
You may just find your new fav summer smoothie within the above list.