Obsession, thy name is Strawberry Spinach Smoothies.
I honestly can’t quantify the amount of fresh baby spinach my family has consumed over the past two weeks. We are a family obsessed. It would probably behoove Popeye to snatch up whatever remaining spinach he can get his hands on, before my family calls dibs on every last green leaf. I suppose there are worse things to be obsessed with.
It all started with the Strawberry Basil Smoothie recipe I recently shared. While adding the bright green basil, it occurred to me that a bit of spinach might be a nice match to the ripe summer strawberries.
So, as soon as I was able to get my hands on some spinach, I set about making my first ever strawberry spinach smoothie. I started with just a small handful of spinach. A quick taste led to another handful. Another taste, another handful. Turns out that these smoothies can easily handle a full bag of fresh baby spinach without sacrificing any of the sweet strawberry flavor.
Now, admittedly, adding vegetables to a smoothie is not an insanely novel idea, but it’s one I hadn’t tried before and I just had to share the recipe with you! These smoothies are so insanely nutritious and delicious, you won’t be able to stop smiling. You’ll smile even wider while watching your young picky eaters happily gulp down massive quantities of fresh, spinachy goodness.
Strawberry Spinach Smoothies
- 3-4 cups frozen strawberries
- 6-8 cups baby spinach
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 cup apple juice, milk or water
Blend all ingredients until smooth and frosty. Enjoy!
Buy and freeze plenty of strawberries now, while they’re in season and priced low.
Freeze your strawberries on a baking sheet before placing in a container to help prevent them from sticking together.
Chop large strawberries before freezing to make things easier on your blender.
Freeze leftover smoothie mixture in ice cube trays. Blend your frozen smoothie cubes with a splash of juice when you’re ready to enjoy!
This recipe is fully customizable. Have fun playing around with different combinations of fruits and vegetables!