Green Smoothie ~ start the new year off right with this yummy smoothie that's packed with fruit, creamy avocado, and vitamin-rich spinach | {Five Heart Home}
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Green Smoothies

Start the new year off right with this fruity smoothie that's packed with a variety of fruit, creamy avocado, and vitamin-rich spinach!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword spinach
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 5 cups (3 to 4 servings)
Calories 168kcal
Author Samantha at Five Heart Home

Ingredients

  • 1 banana cut into chunks & frozen
  • 1/2 cup apple chunks about 1 small apple
  • 1/2 cup orange segments about 1 small orange
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt regular or Greek
  • 1/2 to 1 cup coconut milk or regular milk, almond milk, your favorite milk
  • 2 cups packed spinach leaves
  • Squeeze of honey optional
  • Ice cubes

Instructions

  • Place banana, apple, orange, pineapple, avocado, yogurt, and 1/2 cup milk in the bottom of blender. Blend on high until ingredients are smoothly pureed, stopping, stirring, and adding more milk if necessary. Stop blender and add spinach leaves, pushing into top of smoothie. Blend on high, adding more milk if necessary to keep things moving. Taste and, if desired, add honey to desired sweetness. If smoothie is not cold enough, add a handful of ice cubes and blend on high until they are totally incorporated. Drink immediately.

Notes

  • This recipe results in a full blender pitcher, but I've never had a problem with it overflowing.
  • I have a pretty sturdy, high-powered blender, so sometimes I even freeze the apple & orange chunks, though they need to be well broken up before attempting to blend them. This smoothie definitely tastes best cold, so be sure to add some ice if your fruit isn't frozen to begin with.
  • If you are afraid of tasting the spinach the first time you make this, you can start out using 1 cup of spinach and work your way up to 2 cups.
  • Feel free to take this recipe and sub out your favorite fruits (or those you happen to have on hand)! I made it recently with an extra banana, frozen peaches, and frozen pineapple as the fruits and it was delicious.

Nutrition

Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 419mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1250IU | Vitamin C: 30.4mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1.5mg