Fruit And Spinach Smoothie Recipe
I’ve always loved smoothies, but my passion for creating easy smoothie recipes started back in college while working at Jamba Juice. After that, I started experimenting and perfecting my own homemade smoothies inspired by flavors that I loved.
This strawberry blueberry spinach smoothie is one of my favorite breakfast recipes of all time. I’m usually in a hurry in the mornings, so a 5 minute recipe is a life saver! If you’re looking for a go-to morning drink that’s delicious and filling, this mixed berry smoothie is IT!
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Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Here are just a few reasons why this mixed berry protein smoothie is a game changer:
- It takes just 5 minutes to make, making it the perfect quick breakfast
- You can use frozen ingredients that will last for months in your freezer
- The protein, fruits, and veggies make it a great healthy breakfast option
- This smoothie recipe without banana is perfect for anyone looking to avoid adding bananas to their smoothies
- All you need is a few simple ingredients and a blender or Nutribullet
Almond Milk: I use almond milk to make this smoothie, but you can use your milk of choice.
Vanilla Protein Powder: Adding protein powder to smoothies is a great way to thicken your smoothie and also make it more filling. I swear by the Pure Protein Vanilla Cream Whey Powder for all my smoothies.
Blueberries: Fresh or frozen blueberries work great for this recipe. I prefer to use frozen blueberries because they can be stored for months in the freezer.
Strawberries: Like with the blueberries, your strawberries can be fresh or frozen. Again, I prefer to use frozen strawberries because they last for a long time and add thickness to the smoothie.
Honey: Adding a little honey is a great way to sweeten any smoothie. I also like to use imitation honey, which is a sugar free honey alternative that tastes incredible.
Pinch of Salt: Salt helps to bring out the flavor and sweetness of each ingredient in the smoothie.
Spinach: I like to throw in a handful of fresh spinach to my smoothies to get a serving of vegetables in there. However, you can also use frozen spinach if you have some on hand.
Ice: Adding ice will ensure that you have a nice thick texture to your smoothie. The amount of ice you use will depend on whether you use fresh or frozen fruit. I’ll give more info on the fruit/ice ratio later.
How To Make This Recipe
This super simple 5 minute berry and spinach smoothie recipe is quick and easy to make. Here’s how to do it:
In a blender, add the milk first, filling it to the 8oz or 1 cup line. Then add the protein powder, honey, and salt. Next, add the strawberries, blueberries, and spinach.
If you choose to use fresh fruit, make sure your fruit has been washed and the tops of your strawberries have been removed! Last, add the ice. Blend until fully combined and pour into a glass. Enjoy!
Best Protein Powder For Protein Smoothies
If you’ve tried making homemade smoothies before but couldn’t get the texture that you wanted, try adding protein powder to your smoothies! I usually add vanilla protein powder to all my smoothies, whether they are all fruit or green smoothies.
Protein powder will create a thicker consistency and help you avoid an overly runny smoothie while adding a nice vanilla taste. I swear by the Pure Protein Vanilla Whey Protein Powder. It’s by far the best one I have tried!
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Almond Milk Smoothie
While this smoothie tastes delicious with any milk, I prefer to use almond milk because of the low sugar content. Almond milk can generally be used as a substitute for any kind of milk in smoothies recipes!
There are a lot of different brands of almond milk to choose from. The two best tasting in my opinion are the Blue Diamond almond milk, and the Walmart Great Value brand vanilla almond milk.
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Milk: You can use any kind of milk of your choice! Some good alternatives to almond milk include oat milk, coconut milk, classic cow’s milk, or even lactose free milk!
Fruit: We love the strawberry and blueberry combo in this smoothie, but you can mix it up by adding different fruit variations. Bananas, blackberries, raspberries, mangos, and pineapple are all great additions or swaps.
Greens: Spinach is easy to find and the flavor blends right in when added to fruit smoothies. However, for a more prominent green flavor, try using kale instead of spinach!
Freeze fresh fruit! Buying fresh fruit is generally less expensive than packaged frozen fruit. However, you can save money and make your fruit last longer by freezing it at home!
Wash and cut your fruit, and place it in a zip-loc bag. You can store your frozen fruit in the freezer for up to a few months.
The Best Strawberry Blueberry Spinach SmoothieJune 22, 2021
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 pinch salt
- ½ cup strawberries fresh or frozen
- ¼ cup blueberries fresh or frozen
- 1 cup spinach about a handful
- 1 cup pebble ice or 8-10 ice cubes
- Pour almond milk into blender. I usually pour the milk in first so that I can use the measurement marks that are on the blender itself.
- Add remaining ingredients.
- Blend until smooth: A lot of blenders have a smoothie button or setting you can select which usually works great! (My Blendtec Blender has been a total game changer. Not only is it great for smoothies, but you can also make milkshakes, sauces, batters, you name it.)
- Pour & Enjoy!
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