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.Spinach Banana Smoothie Nutrition Label

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
 
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A super healthy yet tasty summer smoothie. You won't even realise you're eating spinach (or drinking it, smart arse).
Serves: One big glass
Ingredients
  • 1 Banana
  • Good handful of Spinach (approx. 100g Spinach)
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 300ml or 1¼ cup unsweetened soy milk (or milk or water)
Instructions
  1. 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.
 

13 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 😉

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