Monday, June 25, 2012

Spinach Berry Banana Smoothie

Recently I started making smoothies.  They are a quick and easy meal and a great way for me to get in more fruit and vegetables.  You seriously cannot even taste the spinach, it's so good!  There are so many variations to this recipe that you can do, but this is the way that I like it the best.  I like using frozen fruit so that you don't have to use ice.

Here is the recipe.  It makes 1 smoothie.

2 cups of fresh spinach
1 cup frozen berry mix
1/2 banana
1 cup of milk
1/4 cup of nonfat plain greek yogurt
1 packet of splenda

Sometimes I add a scoop of protein powder if I'm trying to get more protein in.

Blend all ingredients together and enjoy!

I like to put all the ingredients in individual baggies and freeze.  That way it's quicker to fix and the smoothie turns out colder.

Here is the nutritional information (without the protein powder) - 


  1. That looks yummy. I'll definitely be trying it!

  2. thanks for providing all of those pics and details. I'm leary of smoothies/shakes because they don't seem to keep me very full. What do you think?

  3. I love making smoothies and yours looks amazing! I can't believe I have never thought to freeze the ingredients into little bags, that just seems so much easier I am totally stealing that idea from you.
    Thanks hun keep up the great work!

  4. Great looking day I'll eat a smoothy again!

  5. That does look yummy! - Good idea on the baggies. I'l have to give that a go.

  6. That looks awesome... I'm going to be doing alot of smoothies since my surgery is July 12th. Good to see some great ideas thanks! :)

  7. awesome idea on the premade baggies. I was also thinking that smoothies don't keep me full as long but your calorie content was pretty low in the one you did that has me thinking....

  8. That sounds good. I've always been a little worried about adding spinach to smoothies but a lot of people say it's good so maybe I'll give it a try...

  9. You did a great job with this post! Look yummy!

  10. I don't think I can handle the texture of a spinach smoothie but it sounds good. Glad you like it!