Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie Recipe

Happy New Year everyone! It’s Jenny from Honey and Birch, back again with a new recipe. This time, I have your new year’s resolutions in mind.

This green smoothie recipe is easy to make and a great way to start your day if you are trying to eat healthier in 2016. You will get several helpings of fruit and a big helping of spinach, plus lots of flavor thanks to some of my favorite spices.

Easy Green Smoothie Recipe

Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie Recipe

A little extra sweetness comes from a chopped up date and believe it or not, this strawberry green smoothie recipe is dairy free! I think I have covered almost every new diet you could have started this year.

If you are missing a few ingredients, here are a few easy substitutions. The almond milk can be replaced by other nut milks, as well as animal milks or water. The date can be replaced by honey, agave nectar or other sweeteners.  You can leave ingredients out too, if you wish.

Strawberry Banana Green SmoothiesStrawberry Banana Green Smoothies

As I’m sure you can tell from the other recipes I have posted here, I am a big fan of my blender. Pull that baby out again and throw all of your ingredients in it. The order doesn’t really matter but I usually put the liquid first, then the spinach and fruit, and then my spices and other additions.

Blend the smoothie until smooth (hence the name smoothie!) and pour it into glasses. You will have enough for 2 large glasses so I put 2 servings. I think you will have a hard time resisting drinking the whole thing though – fair warning!

Green Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie

Serving Size – 2

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Blend Time – 2 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups almond milk
  • 1 big handful fresh spinach
  • 1 cup banana, sliced
  • 1 cup strawberries, hulled (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon chopped date
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve. Can serve over ice.

delicious and healthy green smoothie

If you are looking for more healthy recipes, check out my grilled chicken salad lettuce wraps or my blackberry apple smoothie recipe!

Strawberry Banana Green Smoothies

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  1. 1

    This smoothie looks great! I’ve never put dates in my smoothie before, so I’ll have to try this!

    Paige

    1. 1.1
      Jenny

      Hi Paige! I hope you like it as much as I did. We used the date to add sweetness but if you are leery or not ready to try it yet, you can substitute other sweeteners.

  2. 2
    Irvine Babysitter

    I once started a smoothie and then found that I had no milk at all. But I did have some shredded coconut. I microwaved some water and stirred in the shredded coconut. Once it had cooled to room temp I buzzed it in the blender and poured it through a strainer. The result was some really delish coconut milk. BTW – I added the leftover shredded coconut to my next batch of brownies.