Seriously Spinached Smoothie

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So for a year or two now I’ve been reading about so many others making smoothies with spinach in them.

At first, I have to admit, it sounded gross.  I am not one to mix certain things together.  Like I don’t want mandarin oranges in my salad.  And I don’t want cranberries in my chicken salad.  I was certainly skeptical of spinach in a smoothie.

But I have to say, I’m sold on this idea now. 

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I gathered up the ingredients and brought out the blender, which never usually sees the light of day for smoothie making unless it’s summertime.

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Frozen strawberries, mangos and pineapple and then a large handful of raw spinach.

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I also added some ice and light apple juice.

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But when it was all blended up, poured out and slurped up, it was really tasty!

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Seriously Spinached Smoothie

1 c. frozen fruit mix of your choice (I used strawberries, mangos, pineapple)

1 c. spinach leaves

4 large ice cubes

1/2 c. light apple juice

1 Splenda sweetener packet

Add all ingredients to the blender and zap!  Blend in to frozen green goodness. 

Pour out, slurp up!

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It was the perfect consistency and just as sweet as I needed it to be. 

And even though it’s wintertime, and I never have smoothies in the winter because I am too cold natured, I would definitely whip up another one of these anytime to enjoy!  That’s what electric blankets are for, right?!

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Spinach Smoothie Satisfaction!



What other way do you eat spinach that is out of the ordinary?


What is your favorite ingredient to mix with spinach in a smoothie?

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15 Responses to Seriously Spinached Smoothie

  1. Isn’t it great how you cant taste the spinach in the smoothie? It makes me so happy when I can sneak my veggies in that way!!

  2. simplyshaka says:

    At first I was really skeptical about putting spinach in my smoothies but then I tried it and it wasn’t too bad. I actually like kale in my smoothies better than spinach, it doesn’t give the smoothie a gritty texture like spinach does.

    I’m down to add whatever kind of berry I can find along with coconut milk and Blueberries N Cream protein powder but Im starting to get bored with that. I read about adding cold green tea to a smoothie the other day and think Im gonna give that a go soon!

    PS-What program do you use to write on your pictures like that?

  3. I started drinking these to try and get more veggies in. I’ve made both chocolaty flavored ones and fruity flavored ones, and I am more partial to the fruity ones. They’re pretty good. 🙂

  4. meri says:

    Sounds very healthy, but looks very pretty and tasty! I like your malt glass and straw too 🙂

  5. great photos! chocolate-y, spinach and blueberry protein smoothies are my fave!

  6. Charlie says:

    I thought spinach smoothies looked disgusting too before trying one. So good!
    My fav: 2 cups spinach, 1 frozen banana, 5-6 pieces frozen mango, 1 cup vanilla almond milk & pinch of cayenne chili pepper.
    I also add chia seeds & wheat germ sometimes :).

  7. Katie says:

    Spinach is so good in smoothies! My favorite combination is: spinach, whey protein, 1 T of peanut butter, 1 cup frozen fruit. Perfect for an afternoon snack or after a hard workout! 🙂

  8. Jess says:

    Love such green smoothies 😀

  9. YUM!!! I love how green smoothies can taste just like a fruit smoothie! 😀

  10. hm i have never tried adding spinach to my smoothies but your pictures make it look so fresh and delicious! i just may be converted to sneaking veggies into my smoothies from now on!

  11. That looks delicious! My weirdest (and tastiest) smoothie combination involves avocado and mango–I bet a little spinach wouldn’t hurt either 🙂

  12. Mindy@FSL says:

    Everyone loves these green monsters! I don’t know if I can do it! I trust all of your recipes, so if I do try it, I’ll use this one 😉

  13. Jenny says:

    I’ve never had a spinach smoothie before, this looks delicious 🙂

  14. BrittFit says:

    I need to try this recipe. I tried a spinach smoothie before….EPIC FAIL! haha

  15. Nichole says:

    I love putting almond milk in my spinach smoothies and wheat grass powder and generally frozen bananas because they are so sweet!

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