5 ways to Add Spinach to your Smoothie

Do you want to make your smoothie healthier and more nutrient dense?

Then add spinach to increase the vitamin and mineral content.

Read on to find out 5 yummy ways to add spinach to your smoothie without compromising on taste!

 

What’s so good about Spinach?

Fresh spinach has less than 7 calories per cup, but 1g of protein and important dietary fibre. It contains vitamins A, C, K, B vitamins and folate. And minerals iron, calcium, phosphorous and potassium in notable amounts.

Studies show that spinach is good for the health of your bones, eyes, skin and hair. It also plays a role in diabetes management, cancer prevention, blood pressure control and brain functioning!

For more information on the benefits of spinach check out this article from Cooking Detective.

how to make a green smoothie

 

5 Super Spinach Smoothies!

Click on the heading to view the recipe.

 

Ginger & Lime Smoothie

Balance the taste of the spinach with spicy ginger and refreshing lime.

green smoothie fruit healthyandpsyched

Pineapple Green Smoothie

This delicious light and fruity smoothie is great for digestion and if you’re feeling under the weather.

Ultimate green smoothie healthy & psyched

Mango Green Smoothie (with a secret ingredient)

A fruity spinach smoothie for when you want something sweet.

mango green smoothie

Antioxidant Boosting Superfood Smoothie

This smoothie tastes very green but it’s very good, especially with the cool mint matcha!

Green Smoothie Recipe with Matcha

Ingredients

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1 tsp Eat Clean Tea Matcha & Mint (or 1 tsp matcha + 3 mint leaves)
  • 2 heaped tbsp hemp protein powder
  • 1/2 tsp moringa powder (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp spirulina (optional)
  • 1/2 – 1 cup Coconut water

Method

  1. Blend all of the ingredients together then transfer to a bowl and add your desired toppings.

 

And last but not least

Creamy Mint-Choc Smoothie with hidden spinach!!

So creamy and delicious you’d forget it’s actually good for you!

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And for those of you who like to photograph your food check out this tip to make your green smoothies look good!

Hope you’ve been inspired by these recipes.

What’s your favourite way to make a spinach smoothie?

6 Comments

    • Heathy & Psyched
      July 21, 2016 / 10:07 am

      Thank you 🙂
      Do you like making smoothies?

      • July 21, 2016 / 10:19 am

        Yes! But I’ve never tried with spinach, I’ve been too much of a coward 🙂 So it’s time to be bit more bold

        • Heathy & Psyched
          July 21, 2016 / 12:22 pm

          I’d start of with a handful, and then add more when you get used to it. Spinach is nice because it doesn’t add too much flavour – if you use something like Kale that would be more overpowering.

          • July 21, 2016 / 12:26 pm

            Thanks! I start with a few baby leaf spinach!

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