Banana Blueberry and Spinach Smoothie

One of my favorite ways to start my day is drinking a healthy, plant-based smoothie.  Since I started eating solely whole food plant-base recipes, my outlook and health has improved dramatically.  At 44, I have more energy throughout my whole day than I did when I was thirty.  I am truly amazed and thrilled!

This Banana Blueberry and Spinach smoothie recipe is one I use to get more iron and phytonutrients into my family.  They have no idea their slurping down fresh spinach. All they can taste is the banana and blueberries.


serves 4

  • 3 cups firmly packed baby spinach
  • 3 medium cold bananas
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ground flaxseed
  • 2 cups non-dairy milk (soy, almond, coconut, etc.)

Blend on high in a drink blender for a minimum of  20 seconds, long enough for the spinach to blend down into non-existence.  This will keep all day in the fridge.  The color will darken slightly because of the bananas, but it will still taste delicious.

    • Jill

      Let me know what you think, Anne.

  • Henrietta

    it is excellent stuff. I saw this on tv awhile back but did not remember what it was for. I’ve been using this receipe for 3 months. Taste good. For liquid I use water.

  • Cella

    Good combi! I am eating it right now :)

    I made so alterations for the sake of the taste:

    Here are some tips:

    – use more bananas (cheetah coated, so they’re really sweet!)

    – less than 1 tbsp. ground-flax-seeds (larger quantities are always too easy to taste and in sweet smoothie it isn’t optimal – in my opinion :) )

    – **less liquid (I don’t buy store bought plant milk, I just make my own ‘plain’ not sweetened version tough!) PRO: less means more sweetness and less calories (many from fat). CON: it won’t be a smoothie to drink with a straw, but to eat with a spoon (and this might also be a CON)

    – And if you’re gonna eat with a spoon lets go all the way: slice a banana up and put it into the smoothie and eat it as such! So good :)

    **Usually when I make banana berry soft-ice I use almost no water and it is always really sweet! It’s raw & vegan only with 5-10 grams of ground flax seeds – nothing else, The water is for pulverizing the flax seeds until ground. Oh, and of course I only freeze fully ripened bananas, which and are the sweetest (its supposed to look like a cheetah).

    Have a sunny & yummy day,
    love Yael :)