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

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).

 

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Spinach Banana Smoothie

A super healthy yet tasty summer smoothie. You won't even realise you're eating spinach (or drinking it, smart arse).
Course Drinks, Post-Workout
Cuisine Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 1 big glass
Calories 324 kcal
Author HurryTheFoodUp

Ingredients

  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 big handful spinach (1 handful = approx. 100g)
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • cup unsweetened soy milk (or your fave milk - almond, oat, coconut, even water)

Instructions

  1. Easy as hell - throw everything together and blend!

Recipe 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.

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

27 comments

  1. 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. 🙂

    • 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 🙂

      • 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

  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! 🙂

    • 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!

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

  5. 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

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

    • 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. 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!

    • 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

    • 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!

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

  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.

    • 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!

  12. 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.

    • 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 .

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