Popeye would definitely approve of this kiwi spinach banana smoothie—and I know you will, too. It’s got a mildly tangy taste, thanks to the kiwi, and a frozen banana makes this vegetable smoothie naturally sweet. No added sugars or sweeteners needed!
We know and love smoothies for their fruity goodness. But, party of the beauty of smoothies is that we can combine SO many different, nutritious ingredients into one tasty drink. And, you can turn just about ANY fruit smoothie into a vegetable smoothie recipe with a heaping serving of spinach!
Sip on this spinach banana smoothie for all of those superfood green benefits—but without having to eat any raw leaves…
Not too many people are eager to chow down on raw spinach leaves… (If you are, that’s awesome! More power to ya!) But, you can still reap the benefits of this leafy green by blending some up into your next smoothie.
Banana is a classic smoothie ingredient, with loads of natural sweetness that can substitute for added sugars and sweeteners. Plus, using a frozen banana with a bit of yogurt creates an irresistibly thick, creamy texture. It tastes like a sweet, fruity treat—and you won’t even taste the spinach! But, your body will definitely thank you.
We hear it all of the time: “eat your greens!” But most of us don’t eat leafy greens very often (or at all), which means we’re missing out on the essential nutrients that they provide. Plus, many of the vitamins and minerals that greens provide aren’t so easy to get from other food sources.
Lucky for you (and me), it’s SO simple to blend some spinach into a vegetable smoothie! Eat raw spinach leaves in a salad, or sip on a sweet, green spinach banana smoothie—which would you prefer?? Personally, as a salad hater, I’d choose this smoothie any day!
Seriously, this spinach banana smoothie is pretty much a sweet and sippable multivitamin. And that’s because spinach is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet!
Like other greens, spinach is one of the best sources of vitamin K. In this spinach banana smoothie alone, you get almost TWICE the recommended daily amount of vitamin K! It’s an essential nutrient for bone health because it helps us actually absorb calcium from other foods that we eat.
And, spinach also contains loads of immune-boosting vitamin C, along with vitamin A, which keeps our hair and skin healthy. Plus, paired with the banana and some kiwi, you get a whopping nine grams of fiber in just one serving of this spinach banana smoothie!
Fighting Inflammation with a Breakfast Smoothie
Finally, spinach and other dark leafy greens are inflammation-fighting superfoods. They’re rich in antioxidants that help to reduce damaging chronic inflammation in the body—and they can help reverse damage caused by free radicals.
In particular, spinach is rich in kaempferol, which has powerful anti-cancer effects! So, make Popeye (and your body) proud by giving this spinach banana smoothie a whirl!