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Banana Spinach Smoothie with Milk

This Banana Spinach Smoothie recipe does not taste like spinach – It is sweet, creamy, refreshing, made with 5 simple ingredients and tastes delicious – Best drink for kids and adults for breakfast or snack anytime!

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The BEST Spinach Smoothie Recipe!

This smoothie is a great way to feed nutritious greens into even picky eaters, since they can’t really taste the spinach. The creaminess from banana along with the milk and yogurt makes it tastes yummy. You will simply forget that you are drinking your greens.

Health Benefits

Spinach (also known as palak in Hindi) is packed with nutrients and antioxidants like magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, vitamin C, and soluble fiber. In addition, the leaves have a very mild flavor making it perfect for smoothies.

Bananas are rich in Vitamin B6, dietary fiber, potassium, and manganese. Potassium may help maintain a healthy heart and blood pressure, and manganese helps in the production of collagen.

Milk and Greek yogurt provide protein, creaminess, and probiotics in each glass. A refreshing and satisfying shake made in just under 5 minutes to keep you energized.

Can you taste the spinach?

Green smoothies are not often a favorite for everyone, especially kids. You cannot taste the spinach since it is blended with fruit, dairy and sweeteners. This is a great way to introduce spinach to those who are not fond of this leafy green.

Spinach Banana Smoothie

Ingredients

Banana – Both fresh or frozen ripe banana will work for this recipe.

Spinach – We used fresh baby spinach

Milk – Use full fat or reduced fat milk

Yogurt – Plain greek yogurt or thick plain yogurt

Honey – To taste

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How to make?

Add sliced banana, spinach leaves, milk, yogurt and honey to a blender, blend and serve immediately.

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Expert tips

Use a very ripe banana – It adds natural sweetness and taste.

Fresh or Frozen banana? Both fresh or frozen banana can be used.

Best blenders – A high speed blender like Vitamix or NutriBullet is great for smoothies (We used Vitamix).

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What type of spinach to use?

We used the baby variety because the leaves are extremely tender, require no extra preparation, and have very little bitterness. We recommend not using frozen spinach, since it adds more bitterness and noticeable spinach taste.

Make it dairy free – Use plant based milk like almond milk and almond or cashew yogurt instead.

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Can this be made ahead?

Refrigerate smoothie in a sealed mason jar for up to a day.

Frequently asked questions

How many calories in one serving?

This single serving recipe has 382 calories, 21 grams protein and 8 grams fiber.

Can you put raw spinach in a smoothie?

Spinach should be added to smoothies raw. I often have a carton of baby spinach in refrigerator and it comes handy to make fresh healthy smoothies everyday.

Can I use frozen spinach for smoothie?

We recommend using baby spinach since they are tender and mild tasting when compared to frozen spinach.

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Banana Spinach Smoothie with Milk

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

Tasty Banana Spinach Smoothie Recipe is sweet, creamy, refreshing, made with 5 simple ingredients and tastes delicious - Best drink for kids and adults for breakfast or snack anytime!

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana, large
  • 2 small handfuls baby spinach 
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt (or thick plain yogurt)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons honey (adjust according to taste)

Blender used

Instructions

Add all ingredients into a blender, blend and serve!

Notes

Use a very ripe banana – It adds natural sweetness and taste.

Fresh or Frozen banana? Both fresh or frozen banana can be used.

Best blenders – A high speed blender like Vitamix or NutriBullet is great for smoothies (We used Vitamix).

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 382Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 263mgCarbohydrates: 69gFiber: 8gSugar: 49gProtein: 21g

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