Strawberry Green Smoothie

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on

A strawberry green smoothie packed full of good-for-you ingredients!  Banana, strawberries, spinach, Greek (or coconut milk) yogurt and hemp seeds!  Healthy has never tasted so good! With a paleo and vegan option.

 

Today I wanted to share an old favorite with you.  A looooong time ago I posted our favorite green smoothie, this strawberry banana green smoothie!

But the pictures didn’t do it justice so one day when I made it, I played around with it and got some fun pictures to share with you. 

In the process, I made the recipe even better, so that’s why I’m sharing it with you 🙂

Strawberry Green Smoothie Image

Now, if you don’t drink green smoothies, I highly recommend you try one at least once in your life.  This strawberry green smoothie is a great place to start! They’re delicious and such an awesome way to get amazingly healthy leafy greens into your diet without having to chew them up.  Which means they are so so SO awesome for kids 🙂 

That being said, not any smoothie can be made into a green smoothie.  Most berry smoothies with added greens turn out brown, but with some tinkering (or maybe just more careful blending next time, unfortunately blueberries and spinach never combine to make something beautifully green even though it still tastes good) you can have beautifully colored smoothies too. 

Strawberry Green Smoothie Image
Sometimes a dollop of yogurt is all you need to brighten things up which is what I did with this one and along with the hemp seeds this makes a protein-filled smoothie 🙂

Now it does make a very large smoothie if you’re the only one enjoying it.  I recommend splitting it with a little one (mostly so you can have a little more than half) but when that isn’t possible you can always make a smaller one for just yourself.  Even half this strawberry banana smoothie recipe boasts an awesome 20 grams of protein and a 1/4 of your daily intake of iron at just over 300 calories, so don’t think a half a smoothie is going to do nothing for you. 

Half this recipe, plus a couple of hard-boiled eggs is a perfect quick, on the go breakfast in my opinion.  Give it a try, play with the recipe and make it your own 🙂  Enjoy!

If this strawberry green smoothie isn’t your kind of thing, try this vegan pina colada smoothiespiced apple cranberry smoothie or this raspberry green smoothie.

Strawberry Green Smoothie
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Servings: 2 small servings or 1 large serving
Author: Heidi @ Food Doodles
Ingredients
  • 1 large banana fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 3 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (use coconut milk yogurt for paleo / vegan)
  • 1-2 large handfuls of fresh baby spinach
  • almond milk to blend (or whatever milk you want) approximately 1 1/2 cups
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until completely smooth. Check for sweetness and add a little honey, or your favorite sweetener, if needed. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

I only like to use about half frozen fruit so if you only have frozen strawberries, consider using a fresh banana for easier blending. If all you have is frozen fruit, consider adding more almond milk 🙂

 

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1 jennifer February 15, 2020 at

Those pictures definitely now do it justices because I am drooling and must try immediately!

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2 Donny February 12, 2020 at

I love mixing fruit with greens in smoothies. It sounds like it should be gross but it’s so good. Definitely trying this!

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3 ChihYu February 12, 2020 at

The strawberry makes this green smoothie so delicious!

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4 Jean Choi February 10, 2020 at

So simple, but so yummy!! This is great for an easy breakfast.

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5 Charlotte Moore June 23, 2015 at

I have never had a green smoothie. It does look tasty though. I love strawberry, banana, and pineapple together.

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