Banana Spinach Smoothie – Barefeet in the Kitchen

Crisp, earthy spinach leaves blend with ripe, frozen bananas and orange juice to create a Banana Spinach Smoothie that is out of this world.

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Banana Spinach Smoothie

Long ago, my boys wanted a smoothie or breakfast, but we were due for a trip to the produce store. I decided to try making our Favorite Green Smoothie and just skip the grapes.

Necessity is the mother of invention, so I tweaked the recipe a bit and I’m happy with the spinach banana smoothie that resulted. All three of the boys enjoyed this and I barely managed to get a sip for myself.

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Simple Spinach Smoothie

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this recipe:

  • frozen bananas
  • baby spinach
  • orange juice
pouring orange juice over the bananas and spinach leaves in the blender

Add the bananas, spinach, and orange juice to a blender. Then, puree until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.

This 3-ingredient smoothie is easy to make and delicious as written. But, you can also opt to garnish with fresh sliced bananas or oranges. It also goes well with whipped cream or even a sprinkle of chia seeds.

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Smoothie with Banana and Spinach

If there is any ingredient that I use more than bananas and spinach in smoothies, I can’t think of it. Frozen bananas are a staple at my house, and I love the nutritional content and fiber that spinach brings.

For those of you who enjoyed this smoothie with banana and spinach, you should check them out a Peanut Butter Smoothie. It makes eating those leafy greens a pure delight.

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Smoothies with Spinach and Fruit

There are a whole lot of recipes on this site for smoothies with spinach and fruit. Give this Pineapple Orange Banana Spinach Smoothie a go. It’s a fabulous breakfast option that you won’t regret.

Green smoothies are one of the most frequently made drinks in my home, and a Mango Banana and Spinach Smoothie is a great example. And, this Simple Peach and Spinach Smoothie is the perfect afternoon treat.

For those who want to try other ways to hide spinach in their dessert, check out these Chocolate Spinach Cookies. I’ve had my eye on them or a while and can’t wait to try them out.

I adore a freshly blended Orange Blueberry Banana Spinach Smoothie. It’s a frosty concoction that is sweet and refreshing. I’ve been making it since my littlest was a toddler.

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Servings: 2 10-12 oz servings

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  • Add the bananas, spinach, and orange juice to a blender. Then, puree until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.

Calories: 220kcal · Carbohydrates: 53g · Protein: 3g · Fat: 1g · Saturated Fat: 0.2g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g · Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g · Sodium: 16mg · Potassium: 1002mg · Fiber: 4g · Sugar: 35g · Vitamin A: 1978IU · Vitamin C: 138mg · Calcium: 48mg · Iron: 1mg

originally published 10/02/2011 – recipe notes and photos updated 07/4/2023

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