Recipe: Strawberry and Banana Green Smoothie

2012-11-08T21:05:45+00:00Food, Recipes|

Looking for a healthy green smoothie recipe with fruit? Then you’ve got to try this strawberry, banana, spinach, and kale green smoothie for a delicious, fun, and frugal way to get more greens into your diet. Did I mention this emerald green recipe is low fat, low calorie, and just the right size for a quick breakfast or snack?

Besides, Kermit the Frog was wrong when he said, “It’s not easy being green.” It is easy being green! You just need a blender, some greens, and a banana to boot!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 3 frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 kale leaf
  • 3 large handfuls of spinach

If you’re an athlete or want a post-workout recovery drink, try adding:

  • 1 teaspoon hemp protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground flax seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon spirulina powder

Instructions:

  1. In a blender: Blend banana, strawberries, and water. Add kale leaf and as much spinach you can cram into the blender. Add hemp protein powder, ground flax, and spirulina for a post workout smoothie. Add ice or more water to taste.

This fruity greens smoothie is very energizing to drink. Feel free to get creative and add mangoes, apples, or oranges for more sweetness.

Got a favorite smoothie recipe? Got a thing for green smoothies? I wish I could talk some sense into Kermit, my favorite Muppet frog.

7 Comments

  1. moneygardener October 28, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Arthurs Green Energy. $6.59 at Costco for 2 bottles. Delicious and nutritious.

  2. Kristen's Raw October 29, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    Great picture and terrific smoothie recipe 🙂

    Cheers for green smoothies,
    Kristen

  3. Kerry October 30, 2008 at 7:27 am

    @moneygardener You gotta try homemade smoothies. 😀

    @Kristen’s Raw Cheers indeed for green smoothies!

  4. WordVixen October 30, 2008 at 10:33 am

    That certainly looks tastier than just the supergreens mixed in water! I’m not sure if I can have bananas anymore (mild latex allergy), but I may try something similar. Maybe more berries? Hm… wonder if plantain has the same issue…

  5. Kerry October 30, 2008 at 10:40 am

    @WordVixen Perhaps replace the banana with another sweet fruit, like a mango or more berries. I’m not sure if plantains are sweet?

  6. Grace March 24, 2012 at 11:52 am

    i just walked into my kitchen and freaked out when i noticed we have no spinach!! i will get some and try it though.

  7. Mar July 8, 2012 at 5:36 am

    This is a smoothie that I wake up to every morning.

    Strawberrys, Kale, grapes and peanut butter is great.

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