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9 of the Best Spinach Smoothie Recipes — Easy, Delicious, and Healthy


Robyn Openshaw - Mar 19, 2021 - This Post May Contain Affiliate Links


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Spinach Smoothies Are Great Starter Smoothies — the Delicious Possibilities Are Endless!

Spinach is a leafy green superfood that is loved by Popeye, who used it to overcome the greatest of obstacles.

Is spinach healthy for you, too? Absolutely!

Spinach is nutrient-dense, which means it’s a food you can eat in unlimited quantities, with ZERO fear of one single bad thing happening to you. It’s got tons of fiber, a high vibrational frequency, and quite a bit of protein.

Plus, it’s detoxifying, helps keep your eyes healthy, and supports strong bones, boosts immunity, among other benefits.

In fact, having a cup of leafy greens every day is one of the healthiest things you can do, for your body. And, also your mind. One serving of green leafy veggies per day slows mental decline, according to a report in Neurology.

These spinach smoothies give you a variety of options, from something fruity (Berry Nutty Smoothie) to an Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie and a savory Blended Salad that’s packed with veggies, and even Green Ice Cream (not exactly a smoothie but still fun to make and serve!).

I hope you enjoy the spinach recipes! But first, there’s some confusion about whether it’s safe or not to eat raw spinach. So, let’s clear that up first.

In this article:

  1. Is It Safe to Eat Raw Spinach? 
  2. Beginner’s Luck Smoothie
  3. Berry Nutty Smoothie
  4. Super Hulk Green Smoothie
  5. Broccoli Blitz Smoothie
  6. Chai Green Smoothie
  7. Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie
  8. Spinach Smoothie Bowl
  9. Green Ice Cream
  10. Blended Salad

Is It Safe to Eat Spinach Raw? What About the Oxalates? 

Raw food is in its most natural state and most easily accepted by the body. It is both safe and good to eat spinach raw, which I have done every day for more than 15 years. Cooking, by any method, kills 100% of the greens’ enzymes.

[Related: How Digestive Enzymes Work — And Why You’re Probably Deficient]

A popular theory and opinion in nutrition is that greens (especially spinach) are high in oxalates and should be avoided because oxalates cause kidney stones or gallbladder problems and may interfere with absorption of calcium in the body.

Another popular opinion is that cooking spinach renders the oxalates harmless.

Here’s the truth about oxalates in spinach:

Peer-reviewed research reveals that the ability of oxalates to lower calcium absorption is small and does not outweigh the ability of those foods to contribute significant calcium to the diet since spinach is rich in calcium.

A few rare health conditions require oxalate restriction: absorptive hypercalciuria type II, enteric hyperoxaluria, and primary hyperoxaluria. These are not the more common condition where kidney stones are formed.

And this: cooking has a small impact (about 10%) on the oxalate content of foods, with no statistically significant lowering of oxalates after blanching or boiling of greens.

10 Spinach Smoothies to Nourish You with Nutrients, and Delight Your Taste Buds At the Same Time! 

Even kids will drink a green smoothie with spinach in it. I consider it a “starter” smoothie ingredient because it’s mild and slightly sweet, so you don’t even know it’s there.

And, it’s cheap and easy to find in almost any grocery store. Please buy it organic, as it absorbs pesticides and herbicides easily.

1. Beginner’s Luck Smoothie

Beginner's Luck Smoothie

This tasty spinach smoothie is always a hit, even with kids, and it’s wonderfully easy to make. With this recipe, you get to celebrate both fun and better health.

INGREDIENTS

Get the full spinach smoothie recipe here.

2. Berry Nutty Smoothie

Berry Nutty Smoothie

Want a crazy-yummy way to “eat” your greens? If you do, blend up my Berry Nutty Smoothie! By blending in steps, you can get the smooth greens along with a fun crunch that keeps your mouth wanting more. You'll never again say that spinach smoothies aren't tasty!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 large handfuls spinach or mixed greens
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • ¼ cup almonds
  • 1 scoop protein powder any flavor
  • 1 Tbsp Sprouted Ground Flax (or TriOmega)

Get the full spinach smoothie recipe and how-to video here.

3. Super Hulk Green Smoothie

Photo of two green smoothies in a big and small glass with blueberries and almonds scattered on a wood surface with marble in the background from "Super Hulk Green Smoothie" recipe by Green Smoothie Girl
Super Hulk Green Smoothie

Hidden in the Super Hulk Green Smoothie is more than enough fiber, protein, vitamins, nutrients, and healthy carbs and fats than you’ll get from any regular smoothie. In fact, this spinach smoothie contains more than seven servings of raw greens, superfoods, and fruit per pint!

INGREDIENTS

Get the full spinach smoothie recipe and how-to video here.

4. Broccoli Blitz Smoothie

A photo of two green smoothies with green and white straws next to a broccoli floret and a white bowl of spinach with a white background.
Broccoli Blitz Smoothie

Though broccoli may be the feature in bright green smoothie, spinach makes an appearance, too. It’s seriously yummy — and a perfect spinach recipe if your kids are having a hard time eating their greens.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups water/ice
  • 2 tbsp raw, organic honey or maple syrup
  • 1 cup broccoli florets and/or stems
  • spinach add until mixture reaches 2.5 cup line
  • 1 peeled orange, quartered
  • 1 cup pineapple, chopped
  • 1 frozen banana in chunks
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries

Get the full spinach smoothie recipe here.

5. Chai Green Smoothie

Photo of a green smoothie in a clear jar mug with a metal straw next to several spinach leaves and a ginger root on a white background.
Chai Green Smoothie

This tasty Chai Green Smoothie is a delicious treat you’ll love having for breakfast. Hiding within the scrumptious flavor is an abundance of healthy nutrients!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 frozen banana in chunks
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

Get the full spinach smoothie recipe here.

6. Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

Photo of green smoothie in glass with measuring cup spilling out oats with plant in background from "Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie" recipe by Green Smoothie Girl
Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

If your family is always rushed in the mornings or maybe your children simply don’t like to eat the most important meal of the day… my Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie is an easy solution that’s as nutritious as it is delicious.

INGREDIENTS

Get the full spinach smoothie recipe and how-to video here.

7. Spinach Smoothie Bowl

A green smoothie in a wooden bowl with chunks of mango and banana and a sprinkling of chia seeds. There are spinach leaves and a wooden spoon next to the bowl on a gray slate background.
Spinach Smoothie Bowl

This is a fun way to enjoy spinach smoothies! This smooth and delectable Spinach Smoothie Bowl is perfect for a post-workout meal!

INGREDIENTS

Get the full spinach smoothie and how-to video recipe here.

8. Green Ice Cream

Green Ice Cream

My Green Ice Cream is a hit with kids and adults alike. Serve it to your friends and family for a guilt-free healthy dessert. You could even have it for breakfast!

INGREDIENTS

Get the spinach smoothie recipe here.

9. Blended Salad

Blended Salad

This delicious Blended Salad is perfect for an on-the-go salad. It’s tasty and packed full of wonderful vegetable nutrients.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 very large handful spinach
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/8-1/4 red onion
  • 1/2 avocado or 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 zucchini or yellow squash
  • A few sprigs cilantro optional
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • water to achieve desired consistency
  • 1 pinch Himalayan sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

Get the full spinach smoothie recipe here.

Let me know in the comments — which of these spinach smoothies is your favorite?

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