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Easy and Healthy Spinach Banana Super Smoothie (3 Min, Vegan)

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Spinach Banana Smoothie, three ingredients, high in potassium & iron, approx. 16g of protein per glass | hurrythefoodup.com

Let’s be honest, spinach is on nobody’s list of favorite foods. But as Ned Stark would never say –  summer is here – and things are getting hot and steamy. And while we’re being honest, let’s face it – looking your best is never easy.

But we’ll be damned if we don’t give it a shot – and what better way could there be than a cool, refreshing and exceptionally healthy smoothie that does NOT taste of spinach.

I’ll repeat that; it does NOT taste of spinach!

A green spinach banana super smoothie is however a quick (just three minutes) way to get in a decent breakfast or to charge you up after a workout. I know, drinking something green feels wrong. But it’s oh so right.

You just need to get used to the freshly mown lawn smell. And FYI – drinking a green smoothie doesn’t make you a hipster, just smart.

Health Benefits – Spinach Banana Smoothie

Bananas and spinach contain a lot of fiber. My favorite feature of fiber rich food is that it makes you feel full for longer (1).

You won’t get so hungry so quickly again, which helps you to snack less on whatever it was you promised you wouldn’t.

The smoothie is also great after a workout. With the 16g of proteins from the spinach and peanut butter an 80kg (176lbs) person already takes in more than 20% of the daily recommendation – essential for keeping fit and strong (2).

To top it all of you get a load of iron and potassium. Potassium helps the fight against increased blood pressure and stops muscle weakness (3) and iron keeps you vital (4).

Spinach Banana Smoothie
4.71 from 132 votes
A super healthy yet tasty summer smoothie. You won’t even realise you’re eating spinach (or drinking it, smart arse).
Cuisine:Vegan, Vegetarian
Diet: dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, vegan
Prep Time:3 minutes
Total Time:3 minutes
Servings:1 big glass
Calories:310kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 big handful spinach (1 handful = approx. 60g)
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • cup unsweetened soy milk (or your fave milk – almond, oat, coconut, even water)

Instructions

  • Easy as hell – throw everything together!
  • And blend!

NOTES

IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE: We know sometimes a smoothie change is necessary. For when that happens we also highly recommend the Kiwi Banana Smoothie or the Mango Lassi if you have two minutes more in the morning.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Spinach Banana Smoothie
Serving Size
 
538 g
Amount per Serving
Calories
310
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
13
g
20
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Sodium
 
226
mg
10
%
Potassium
 
1169
mg
33
%
Carbohydrates
 
37
g
12
%
Fiber
 
6
g
25
%
Sugar
 
17
g
19
%
Protein
 
15
g
30
%
Vitamin A
 
5395
IU
108
%
Vitamin C
 
24.3
mg
29
%
Calcium
 
426
mg
43
%
Iron
 
3.3
mg
18
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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66 comments
  1. 4 stars
    I like the smoothie. When I tried it I felt it needed something sweet, so I added 4 dates for a double recipe. I really like it now. 🙂

    1. And is adding dates recommendable?
      Funny, I get that a lot at the moment that friends suggest to add something sweet to my dishes/smoothies 🙂

      1. 5 stars
        Perhaps try adding more brown bananas? They’ll be naturally more sweet so will save having to add dates (where I’m from they’re horrendously expensive, and often just covered in unnatural sugars). xx

        1. Hi Charley! That would most definitely work! But dates are not called for in this recipe anyway 😉
          Thanks for stopping by!

          1. 5 stars
            I HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND DATES!!!!!!!!! I added 17 dates to my smoothie and i can’t stop shaking. I kind of feel like i’m on crack. And trust me. I’ve tried crack before. I like it 😀

          2. Hahaha well we’d better promote dates over crack, so go dates! And maybe a few less, but each to their own 😀

        2. 5 stars
          Great smoothie – I used water and it turned out great. Saw the comments recommending adding dates and I added a few and it was a great addition!

          1. Yay, glad you enjoyed, Ana! Agreed, the date are awesome in it 🙂

  2. We freeze any bananas that start to get overripe and then they work great when we need a smoothie — they thicken and sweeten it right up.

    Great smoothie, btw! My 10 year old daughter says to tell you this is her favorite green smoothie ever! 🙂

    1. Hi Vern!
      Oh wow, I’m really happy to hear that your daughter liked the smoothie. How cool!!! 😀
      Great banana tip by the way, will have to start doing that too!

    2. I want to bulk up.whixh is the best recipe should I follow

  3. I tried this recipe with water because I was out of soya milk and I was kinda worried it wouldn’t taste as good but it still turned out amazing absolutely love this recipe ! thanks

  4. 5 stars
    blew my mind how delish this was!! I added a bit of Greek yogurt. So yummy

    1. So awesome to hear that feedback, Jenni!! Glad you liked the smoothie 😀

  5. 5 stars
    Allergic to peanuts so I used some chia seeds instead with the frozen banana and spinach…It was awesome…love this smoothie…my fav so far

    1. Niceee idea!! I’m sure it tasted great 😀
      I think the banana – spinach combo is a great base for many other ingredients.

  6. 5 stars
    That’s delicious!!! fantastic way to eat spinach with a smile and from the morning! 🙂
    the after taste of peanut butter is magic!

    1. Thank you Nida! It’s a good way to start the day right? Can’t argue with peanut butter in the morning, especially if it disguises the spinach 😉

  7. 5 stars
    So easy, tastes awesome (can’t taste the spinach) and super healthy!! I just purchased a huge tub of spinach and I can’t eat spinach salads everyday so this is a great alternative! Going to make this more often! I added some ice cubes to the blender to chill the drink. Thank you for sharing this super recipe!

    1. Awesome to hear you like the smoothie! Yes, that’s exactly the problem I have too. Actually, now that you say it I should use up the rest of the spinach in my fridge today!

  8. This is an amazing smoothie! I will definitely be having this for breakfast more often!
    Thanks you

    1. Great to hear you like this one, Rose!! If the peanut butter gets a bit too much at some point, you can also leave it out and add something else like berries. No problem at all as long as the banana is sweet enough 🙂

  9. I added 1/4 cup oatmeal, substituted raw almond butter and used the frozen bananas to make this a smoothie bowl. Delicious!

    1. Andrea, I do VERY MUCH like that idea! Just wrote it down to try it out
      Thanks a lot 😀

  10. 5 stars
    I just tried this smoothie for breakfast 🙂 it’s very good! All I taste is peanut butter and banana! Definitely will make it again!

    1. Hey Sara, that’s very cool! Haha yeah, happily you don’t taste the spinach. Perfect 😀

  11. Love it!!! My first test smoothie that I found online, and I’m definitely going to make it over & over again. I’d been trying to figure a good way to get more spinach in my diet.

    1. Very pleased to have helped Nancy! That’s awesome to hear. Yes, getting more spinach in to the diet can only be a good thing :). Thanks for commenting!

    2. 5 stars
      I added 1/4 cup oatmeal, substituted raw almond butter and used the frozen bananas to make this a smoothie bowl. Delicious!

      1. That indeed sounds incredibly delicious, Sumit!! Thanks for sharing, will copy asap 😀

  12. 5 stars
    I put in half a teaspoon of nutmeg and the same of turmeric, wheatgrass and maca root. Since starting this about two months ago, my gout has disappeared, and I’ve realised that even between gout attacks, ny feet were a bit red and swollen. All that’s ended too.

    1. Wooow, very cool to hear that your health has improved, Andy! 😀
      What exactly did you start, if I may ask?
      The mix of maca, nutmeg, wheatgrass and turmeric sounds interesting btw!

  13. Is this only once a month cant drink everyday ? Just curious .

    1. I’m not quite with you on that one. What do you mean, exactly? I certainly drink it more than once a month 🙂

  14. 4 stars
    Simple and delicious, thank u for receipt.

    1. You’re welcome Bahar, glad you enjoyed it!

  15. 5 stars
    Totally love this smoothie and is tasty. I was unsure of having any green smoothies cuz i eat tons of junk food and hate vegetables but i’m trying to make my life go back on track and this helped so much. I’ve been missing out on a lot of tasty healthy food. Thank you so much for this recipe 😀

    1. That’s awesome!! Really glad it’s helping you get back on track, Kaz. Smoothies for the win 🙂

  16. Hi
    Can you please tell,
    how much grams of spinach should i put in ?

    1. Hi, about 100 grams is perfect 🙂

  17. I’m not seeing how this could be that much protein?

    1. You’re right, Allison! The smoothie clocks in at around 15g of protein – not 17g. I double checked. You’ll have to use soy milk though – not oat or rice milk!

  18. 5 stars
    I tried this it is amazing. I like the way it is, I don’t like too sweet things anyway. I was bit hesitant to add peanut butter, I have never had peanut butter in my smoothies. I add it , and taste was amazing. I made it for my mentor today (she told she is feeling tired), she also loved it!!! good food makes our days!, thank you so much for sharing this.

    1. Ah, Billi, that’s great! Very happy to have helped and really glad you enjoyed the recipe! Actually, I haven’t eaten/drunk this smoothie for a while now, but you just reminded how tasty it is. I think I have everything I need at home except spinach – I’ll have to grab some after work!

  19. Do you think it would be possible to use one table spoon of cacao powder instead of the peanut butter?

    1. Hi Helene – for sure, yes! The peanut butter masks the spinach quite well, but I’m sure the cacao powder will do the same :). I’d deffo give it a go!

  20. What could be a substitute for peanut butter

    1. Oof toughy! The peanut butter is really good for bringing the spinach flavour down a notch. I guess it depends on your reason for no peanut butter (allergies or taste etc). Could another nut butter be an option?

  21. I absolutely HATE, HATE!! spinach but I am trying to eat healthier so I gave this a tried and OMG!!! Saved my life! Love this smoothie!! Its AWESOME! Thanks!

    1. Hahaha excellent! It sounds like mission accomplished then, Dayana. Really happy to hear it!

  22. 5 stars
    I loved this recipe but I had to make a minor adjustment to suite my taste:
    Substitute Ice cream for the spinach, chocolate syrup for the milk and bacon for the banana, you had the peanut butter spot on so I used what you recommended. Can’t mess with perfection.

    1. Haha well, I’ll still take the 5* review then 😀

  23. Loved it , as did the kids 🙂 MONSTER JUICE

    1. Woohoo, awesome! Kids eating spinach has got to be a winner 😀

  24. 5 stars
    I want to know is it is helpful in weight loss?

    1. Hi Varun, as a part of a balanced diet then yes, absolutely! You could incorporate it into this meal plan 🙂 https://hurrythefoodup.com/vegetarian-diet-weight-loss/

  25. 5 stars
    Just had this for brekky, loved it! So simple and I wouldn’t have thought to mix those ingredients together, thanks for yet another great recipe 🙂

    1. So good to hear, Tiffany!! You’re very welcome 🙂

  26. 5 stars
    I really wanted to try a green smoothie but never really found anything without the kale and the celery. When I saw this, I was so excited and its one of my favourite smoothies!! So delicious. My dad who doesn’t like any smoothie actually enjoyed this one! Thank you.

    1. Hi Alisha! Haha yes, not a fan of celery smoothies here either. This one is definitely different, I’m glad you enjoyed it as well!

  27. Just made it and luv it, thank you for this recipe made my day better already

  28. 5 stars
    Amazing! I usually question spinach in a smoothie but I put full faith in this recipe. It’s amazing! Sweet enough without the suggested dates. I think I might have this regularly!

    1. Nice one Jake! Glad you liked it

  29. 5 stars
    So Yummy! The only milk I had on hand was fat-free lactose-free milk, but it tasted just fine. I was skeptical about it not tasting like spinach, and because of all the comments about people adding dates for added sweetness, I was worried it was going to be bitter. I was wrong! The peanut butter and banana really masked the taste of spinach, and I felt that the sweetness was perfect without added sweetener. I’ll definitely be making more!

    1. Hi Kasana, haha yep crazy right?! It really does remove the spinach taste. I was so surprised the first time I tried it, too! Thanks for writing, and great to know it works with the fat-free milk, as well!

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