This blueberry spinach smoothie, made with banana and coconut milk, isn’t just vegan, paleo, and brimming with health benefits. It also tastes so darn spectacular even avowed greens haters are slurping it with gusto.
Smoothie-d out? You gotta try this blueberry spinach smoothie recipe before you call it quits. It’s sorta sweet, sorta green, and sorta awesome.–Renee Schettler Rossi
How To Take Your Smoothie On The Go
To take your blueberry spinach smoothie on the go—in the car, at the office, to the gym, at your kids’ soccer practice—pour it into a Mason jar, toss in a few ice cubes, and screw on the lid. Portability perfection.
Blueberry Spinach Smoothie
- 1/2 cup coconut milk, almond milk, or any other plant-based milk
- 1/3 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 banana (fresh works but frozen is ideal)
- about 2 oz Handful raw spinach
- 1 date, pitted and chopped
- Throw everything in a blender, food processor, or Vitamix and give it a good whizz until it’s smooth. Drink immediately or pour it into an on-the-go container to enjoy later.
Superfoods Blueberry Spinach Smoothie VariationThe author blings up the basic blueberry spinach smoothie by adding 1 tablespoon each bee pollen and baobab for a boost of protein, enzymes, and antioxidants.
Recipe Testers’ Reviews
I admit to being a mildly guilty couch potato who runs screaming from anything that contains greens, so I was pleasantly surprised by how delicious this blueberry spinach smoothie tastes. As my mom was eating a chicken sandwich, I asked her to try a bit of my smoothie. She gave me a skeptical glance but complied, and I had the wonderful opportunity to see a light come into her eyes as she told me, “That’s good!” I can’t promise to not keep eating fattening foods, but I will try to incorporate this healthy alternative.
I drank this smoothie for breakfast and felt good all day! It only takes 5 minutes to make and you’ll have a smoothie that’s full of nutrients. Aside from tasting great, it has a lovely, visually appealing color. The date didn’t break down very well in the blender. Perhaps it will break down in a Vitamix, but it didn’t in my KItchenAid. I suggest chopping it into small dice before placing it in the blender.
This blueberry spinach smoothie is quick and delicious. I used almond milk, which added a subtle nutty flavor. The date and the fruit added just enough sweetness without being too sweet and the spinach just blended right in with the other flavors. If you have a really dry date, I suggest soaking it in the almond milk overnight in the fridge, which will help it blend into the smoothie more completely.
Originally published July 27, 2016