3 Easy Spinach Smoothie Recipes
In honor of National Spinach Day, let’s talk about this easy to way pack extra nutrients into almost any meal. Wrap? Add it in. Pizza? Put it on. Salad? Mix with other greens for texture and flavor variety. As a breakfast or dinner side? It takes like two seconds to cook.
If you’re not a huge fan or if it takes a lot of work to get your veggies in, drinks are the easiest entry point. Its mild flavor and softness mean that spinach lurks in the background without overwhelming the tastebuds—a principle that applies to our tinctures as well.
Brimming with vital nutrients and minerals, these easy recipes are best served cold and right after making. Starting with cold ingredients helps. Go-tos like berries and bananas can be stored in the freezer... but did you know spinach can too? While spinach purchased from the frozen section contains a lot of water that will mess with your blends, fresh spinach freezes really nicely—just rinse and fully dry before storing.
Refreshing Green Juice
High in Vitamins A, C and K, Iron and Potassium
For best results, use a high-powered blender (instead of a juicer) to retain maximum nutritional value, particularly fiber.
2 cups spinach
1 small Granny Smith apple
½ stalk celery
½ cucumber with peel
4 tablespoons fresh parsley
1" raw ginger root, peeled
1 tablespoon ground chia seeds
2 tablespoons lime juice
½ c - 1 c water as needed
Fat: 5 g (0.6 g Saturated)
Carb: 50.5 g (Dietary Fiber: 12.5 g, Total Sugars: 27 g)
Protein: 6.3 g
Blueberry Spinach Smoothie
High in Vitamins C and K, Calcium and Iron
It’s easy to customize when you learn your preferences: Change up the fruit, add a teaspoon of espresso powder or matcha for a breakfast-time boost and experiment with fresh herbs like mint.
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 cups raw spinach
1 cup blueberries
½ medium banana
2 tablespoons protein powder (such as PB2 Powder Peanut Butter)
Fat: 7.5 g (0.4 g Saturated)
Carb: 49 g (Dietary Fiber: 11 g, Total Sugars: 24 g)
Protein: 14.5 g
Chocolatey Spinach Shake
High in Calcium, Iron and Potassium
If you eat a lot of sugar, this most likely won’t feel sweet enough. Try a sweetener with a lower glycemic index, such as agave or coconut palm sugar.
¾ cup nonfat plain yogurt
2 cups raw spinach
½ cup raspberries
½ cup skim milk
1 teaspoon honey
2 tablespoons dark cocoa
½ teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
Fat: 11 g (2.2 g Saturated)
Carb: 44 g (Dietary Fiber: 12.8 g, Total Sugars: 27 g)
Protein: 17.2 g
Don’t forget the tincture!