Green Spinach Smoothie Recipe with Fruit


fruity-spinach-smoothie-recipeIf you’re looking for a healthy smoothie, this is it!  It’s not a super sweet smoothie but it’s really good.  If you want it a bit sweeter just add more pineapple juice or orange juice.

To be honest, I had heard of people putting spinach in their smoothies for a while now but had never tried it myself.  The idea of drinking spinach just didn’t appeal to me, but my brother-in-law talked me into trying it and I must say I am glad he did.  The spinach in this smoothie was not overpowering at all and the thing I liked the best was completely unexpected.  After I drank it I wasn’t hungry for hours!  This smoothie was filling and sustaining.

Then there is the nutritional benefit this smoothie offers.  There is 10.6 grams of dietary fiber per serving in this smoothie.  I think that explains my not being hungry for hours after enjoying this wonderful beverage. This smoothie also provides 66% of your RDA for Vitamin A and 201% of your RDA for Vitamin C.  Vitamin A is excellent for eye site and acts as an antioxidant to help boost your immune system.  Vitamin C is also best known for boosting your immune system and we all could use the extra help!  The last thing I’ll mention is the iron content; this smoothie offers 11% of your RDA.  That is pretty impressive considering this is something you drink!

This Fruity Spinach Smoothie passed the test for us in taste and nutrition.  Go ahead and give it a try!  Green is Good!


  • 1 cored Apple
  • 2 cups packed spinach
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup Orange Juice
  • 2 Tbs Ground Flax Seed
  • ½ Tbs Honey
  • 6 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1 ½ oranges
  • 1 Banana (frozen)
  • 1 ½ Cups of ice

Nutrition Facts (Amount Per Serving, recipe makes 2 servings)

  • Serving Size 694 g
  • Calories 284
  • Calories from Fat 25% Daily Value*
  • Total Fat 2.8g 4%
  • Trans Fat 0.0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 37mg 2%
  • Total Carbohydrates 62.9g 21%
  • Dietary Fiber 10.6g 43%
  • Sugars 46.0g
  • Protein 5.4g
  • Vitamin A 66%
  • Vitamin C 201%
  • Calcium 13%
  • Iron 11%
  • Nutrition Grade A

* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

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  1. Reply Sharon March 29, 2013

    I have a disorder called gastroparesis where my stomach does not empty properly. Im looking for a great tastin smoothie but my daily fiber total is 10-15 and 10 is tolerable for me so im looking for one with some fruit but low fiber. Suggestions?

    • Reply Shell Harris March 29, 2013

      Removing the peel or skin from many fresh fruits lowers their fiber content because much of the fruit’s fiber in the skin. Raw fruits you can have are: very ripe apricots, bananas and cantaloupe, honeydew melon, watermelon, nectarines, papayas, peaches, and plums. Avoid all other raw fruit.
      Fruits to avoid are canned or raw pineapple, fresh figs, berries, all dried fruits, fruit seeds, and prunes and prune juice.

  2. Reply Sharon March 29, 2013

    Yes, I cant have skins, seed ect so Im using frozen fruits which according to what I have been the best are bananas, peaches, mangos, pineapple. I dont have a juicer yet but maybe tweaking the fruit will give me the courage to “go green”

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