You're going to love this delicious Spinach and Berry Smoothie! The baby spinach is so subtle that you barely know that it's even there. This refreshing plant-based smoothie has healthy fats, fibre, omega 3 and lots of antioxidants! Plus, read on for how some tips on how to food prep this smoothie.Jump to Recipe
I love making healthy smoothie recipes, like my Mango and Banana Smoothie, Lemon Smoothie with Almond Milk and my Banana and Raspberry Swirl Smoothie. Smoothies are a great way of getting a whole bunch of essential vitamins and minerals in. I prefer to drink smoothies in the warmer months but you can have them any time of year really.
Things You'll Love About This Healthy Spinach Berry Smoothie
There's something about the combination of berries, spinach, flaxseed and banana that just feels so wholesome and satisfying. I love this berry spinach smoothie recipe and I know you will too!
- allergy friendly - this delicious smoothie is dairy free, gluten free, nut free and vegan.
- delicious - the whole family will love this yummy smoothie, and the best part is that the hidden greens give an extra nutritional boost without the kids realising!
- omega 3 - this recipe contains ground flaxseed, which is a great plant-based source of omega 3.
- health benefits - berries provide antioxidants and vitamin C, which are great for the immune system while the fibre provides prebiotics to help feed the good bacteria, helping to boost gut health!
Smoothie Ingredients Notes & Substitutions
This is a light and refreshing berry smoothie without yoghurt and is packed with antioxidants, calcium, plant-based omega 3 and fibre! It's made using just a handful of ingredients. To make this smoothie you will need:
- frozen berries - filled with antioxidants, fibre, vitamin C and so much more! Berries are a powerhouse food. I prefer using frozen berries instead of fresh berries. Using frozen fruit in smoothies gives them super creamy texture! It also makes the smoothie extra cold and refreshing. You can use either mixed berries, all frozen blueberries or any other frozen berries you prefer.
- frozen banana - banana contains fibre, complex carbohydrates, vitamin B, potassium and magnesium. Again, using frozen banana rather than the fresh fruit gives a more creamy smoothie, which we love! If you do use fresh fruit (not frozen) then you can add some ice cubes before blending to make the smoothie extra cold.
- flaxseed meal (also known as linseed meal) - flaxseed meal is an excellent source of plant based omega 3, insoluble fibre and protein! Swap for a half tablespoon of chia seeds if you don't have any flaxseed meal. Chia seeds are another great source of omega 3 fatty acids.
- tahini - if you follow a dairy free diet then tahini is an excellent food for you to incorporate into your diet. Why? Because it is a really great source of calcium! Not to mention healthy fats, magnesium and protein. You can also use almond butter, peanut butter or any other nut or seed butter in place of tahini.
- fresh spinach - because I'm a sucker for hiding vegetables in everything, spinach is a wonderful low starch vegetable that provides a wide array of nutrients including iron and folate. Blended up in a berry smoothie, you can't even notice that it's there! It really is a delicious way of getting in extra healthy greens. Baby spinach has a nice mild flavour that you don't notice so I wouldn't swap this for any other leafy greens.
- coconut beverage - but you could use any type of plant-based milk here like almond milk, soy milk, oat milk, hazelnut milk, cashew milk etc. Be mindful that a lot of coconut beverage products contain added sugars and gums - I've gone with a brand that is literally just coconut, brown rice, sea salt and water.
Find a full list of ingredient quantities in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- add vanilla protein powder or natural flavoured protein powder for an extra protein boost.
- I find this smoothie to be sweet enough thanks to the natural sweetness from the bananas and berries. However, if you prefer a little extra sweetness you can add some honey (Manuka honey would be great!).
How to Make A Spinach and Berry Smoothie
Making this plant-based berry smoothie is as easy as blend and serve! Here's how:
Add the frozen berries and banana to a blender drum along with tahini, flaxseed meal and spinach.
Top with coconut beverage or your preferred milk.
Blend on high until thick and creamy, with no lumps.
Serve topped with an extra swirl of tahini.
How to Meal Prep This Spinach Berry Smoothie
If you love meal prep and would like to add this berry smoothie to your next meal prep session, then here's how:
- Add all of the solid ingredients for a single smoothie to a sealable bag (I LOVE these Reusable Pouches for this purpose).
- Place the pouches into the freezer. When you're ready to make your smoothie, simply empty the contents of the pouch into the blender, top with your choice of milk and blend!
I would personally add nuts and seeds when adding the milk, rather then freezing them. This includes nut and seed butters and meals as well (like tahini and flaxseed meal).
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- Measuring Cups & Spoons
- 1 cup mixed berries frozen
- ½ banana frozen
- 1 cup baby spinach loosely packed
- 2 teaspoon linseed meal flaxseed meal
- 1 tablespoon tahini hulled
- 1 cup coconut beverage or other plant based milk
- Add the mixed berries, banana, spinach, tahini and flaxseed meal to a blender drum.1 cup mixed berries, ½ banana, 1 cup baby spinach, 1 tablespoon tahini, 2 teaspoon linseed meal
- Top with plant based milk of choice.1 cup coconut beverage
- Blend on high until a smooth and creamy texture is reached. There should be no lumps.
- Serve straight away with an extra drizzle of tahini on top if desired.
- For additional protein add a scoop of a neutral flavoured natural protein powder.
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