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Strawberry Spinach Smoothies

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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!┬áThese 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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

Blend all ingredients until smooth and frosty. Enjoy!

**Tips**

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!

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13 responses »

  1. Never thought of mixing those two ingredients before, sounds delicious and really healthy! Like the glasses too, very cute :P

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  2. My daughter first turned me onto putting greens in my smoothies. Who would have thought that kale could taste so sweet? Who would have imagined it would complement strawberries?
    She also recommended adding almond butter. It has a great taste and is good if you need a little more protein.
    Beautiful site, Gourmet Mom!

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    • Yum! Love the idea of adding kale to smoothies! I will definitely be experimenting with adding other fresh veggies to my smoothies. Thanks for your comments!

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  3. Smoothies are the best! Here at home I’ve compiled some “smoothie kits” with strawberries, bananas, and spinach in bags that I’ve frozen.

    My personal favorite smoothie is the one I make at work for the chefs a few times a week. 1 orange, 1 banana, 1 cup strawberries, 1/2 cup cantaloupe, 3/4 c cranberry juice, hefty splash pineapple juice, pinch cardamom, pinch salt, 2 tbsp honey, 6 cups packed spinach, fill rest of blender carafe with ice.

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  4. Yum, yum, yum! I’m definitely going to try this. Possibly with some blueberries.

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  5. How interesting!! I am going to have to try this. I have had spinach and strawberries together in a salad but never in a smoothie. Very creative!

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  6. Great way to get kids to eat or really drink their veggies.

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  7. 5/5 stars for ya

    Boones Ferry Berry Farms
    19602 Boones Ferry Rd NE Hubbard, OR 97032
    Phone: (503) 678-5871

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  8. YUM! We had these today with no honey and a banana added instead. I need to get some more spinach! Gee maybe I’ll plant some.

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  9. So delicious! The spinach flavor came through as almost peppery. I didn’t really measure, so I likely used more than your recipe calls for. I also used kefir in place of the yogurt. This will be a go-to smoothie for me for sure!

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  10. I just tried my first smoothie today. I had bought greek yogurt and hated but did not want to waste it. I actually can tolerate the taste with the greens and fruits. I used, spinach, 1/2 cup water, 6 fresh strawberries, 1/2 apple. I didn’t hate it and know that this is a way of consuming more fruits and veggies in my daily routine. Thank you.

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