1 cup Spinach
1 Green apple
1 Small kohlrabi
1 cup Water
I make green smoothies almost every day, and I love this green smoothie recipe most of all. This spinach banana smoothie is a yummy powerhouse of nutrients! It’s a convenient way to refuel at any time of the day. My kids love this spinach and banana smoothie for the sweet taste and vibrant color. I love that I can make them spinach banana apple smoothie, and get so much healthy stuff into them all at once!
The Power of Spinach
Spinach is one of the most popular superfoods. And for a good reason. It’s jam packed full of nutrients and can be eaten raw, cooked, or thrown in a green smoothie as we’ve done here. Spinach is low calories, low carb, and high in fiber.
This leafy green is a great, vegan source of the iron that people are so often deficient in. Pairing with vitamin C rich fruits, like the ones in this smoothie, help your body absorb that iron. Iron is so important in keeping you energized and healthy.
The amount of vitamin K in spinach is incredible.
One spinach leaf has half the amount you need for a whole day! Vitamin K is vital for general body function, especially helping your blood clot.
Spinach is also a good plant-based source of calcium. The magnesium and potassium in spinach are essential for muscle health. It’s also rich in disease fighting antioxidants and cancer-blocking chlorophyll.
And There Are Even More Benefits!
The benefits of this spinach, apple, and banana smoothie don’t stop at the spinach. The other ingredients aren’t just tasty, they are nutritious too!
Kohlrabi is a slightly sweet relative to cabbage. It’s high in fiber for gut health. The vitamins C and B6 in it give your immune system a boost. The antioxidants in kohlrabi are also great for cardiovascular health!
Everyone knows that bananas are a great source of potassium, but did you know they can make you feel fuller?
The pectin in bananas helps regulate blood sugar and slows the emptying of your stomach, cutting down on cravings and hunger.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? That’s because they are chock full of nutrients. They add even more vitamin C to this recipe. They also have plenty of antioxidants to fight disease. And leaving the skin on like we’ve done here adds more fiber!
The cucumber and lime in this smoothie give it a refreshing taste and even more health benefits. The lime provides another great dose of vitamin C. Cucumbers are super hydrating and contain disease fighting antioxidants. And did you know they are actually a fruit?
This smoothie is great for detox or just an afternoon pick-me-up. The variety and abundance of nutrients would make any dietician giddy! I whip this smoothie up for a quick breakfast or great after school snack for the kids.
Tips for Making a Great Spinach Banana Smoothie
The awesome thing about this spinach and banana smoothie is that it’s super easy to make. And you don’t need any fancy equipment. All of the ingredients can go in a standard blender just fine!
I love using these frozen bananas in this smoothie for a refreshing treat! It’s my favorite way to cool down on a hot day.
I often peel and freeze bananas that are almost overripe just for this purpose.
You can also use two tablespoons of lime juice if you can’t get your hands on a fresh lime. No green apples? Feel free to use a red one! Don’t be afraid to add or modify ingredients if you need to!
How to Make Banana Spinach Smoothie
How to make. Steps
Rinse your fruits and vegetables in clean water
Blend spinach, kohlrabi, and cucumber
Add spinach, kohlrabi, cucumber, lime juice, and water to blender. Blend on highest setting until smooth.
Add all other ingredients
Add apple and banana and blend until mixed well. Enjoy immediately.
I do not peel cucumbers because they are organically grown on a farm, I know for sure. But it’s better to peel those bought at the store.
Smoothies are a perfect opportunity to add seeds to your diet. I love to throw in a handful of sesame or chia seeds to a smoothie for added benefits. You can also add coconut oil for a great dose of healthy fats. I also like to add a scoop of plant-based protein powder to make this more filling.
Let me know how this smoothie goes for your family! We would love to hear about any tasty additions or changes you make!