Healthy Spinach Smoothie Recipe

How to Make Healthy Spinach Smoothie? A Healthy Spinach Smoothie Recipe is completely dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, and made with 3 vitamin-rich ingredients. Green smoothies are loaded with fiber, calcium, and vitamins A, C, and K, as well as powerful phytochemicals. Our healthy spinach smoothie recipe is a great way to get extra-rich vitamins into your day.

A spinach smoothie in a short glass with a green and white stripe straw in it.

Reasons to make this smoothie…

  • When energy levels are low think of this Healthy Spinach Smoothie!
  • Fresh produce blended together would give you a quick boost of vitamins and minerals.
  • Also, when several family and friends visit, running out of things to make for breakfast, this healthy smoothie comes to mind.
  • The greener its color, the better. Your picky eaters will find this healthy smoothie sweet and light, just like our kale apple banana smoothie, and healthier orange creamsicle smoothie, just to name a few.
  • The mixing of pineapple, spinach, and banana gives it just the right balance of flavor. It’s delicious tasting!
  • Kid-friendly too! You can serve this smoothie to your kids before or after school, giving them a natural and refreshing vitamin boost.
There are 3 (4-ounce) glasses filled with spinach smoothie along with a paper straw.

How To Make a Healthy Spinach Smoothie?

We enjoy making smoothies with our Hamilton Beach Power Elite Blender. Basically, it is a quick blend in your blender with a few frozen or chilled ingredients. Blend until smooth and enjoy!

Ingredients Overview:

For our healthy smoothie recipe, you will only need these 4 ingredients to this simple, refreshing smoothie.

1. BANANA: Bananas are loaded with nutrients that are beneficial for everyone. Besides being loaded with fiber and potassium, they help control high blood pressure, boost energy and increase stamina, and improve gut health and digestion.

2. FRESH BABY SPINACH: Baby spinach is considered a super-food and it is rich in vitamin K and magnesium, two very important nutrients for bone health and bone density.  

3. FRESH PINEAPPLE: Pineapple contains large amounts of vitamin C, including your daily value of vitamin B6, copper, folate, potassium, magnesium, and iron.

4. BOTTLED WATER: Purified water or filtered water is better than tap water.

The 3 main ingredients, frozen spinach, banana, and chunks of pineapple in glass bowls on the table.
A blender with the 4 ingredients inside, and blending in the other photo.

Notes and Quick Tips…

  • It’s best to “freeze” all the fruit, including the package of fresh baby spinach and keep them in ziplocked bags, or sealed containers and in your freezer.
  • Add some ice cubes to make it thicker. If too thick? … just add some additional water.
  • Consume the smoothie right after preparing.
  • Use the smoothie to make homemade ice pops in your freezer.

Options for Serving…

  • If you want to make this smoothie more creamy, add some avocado and almond milk.
  • For additional calcium? Add plain or vanilla yogurt to keep you feeling fuller longer.
  • It’s also a great “green” treat for St. Patrick’s Day.

Questions & Answers…

1. Can we taste the spinach? No, the spinach is completely hidden. It is sweet and delicious tasting.

2. Can we make additional servings? You can easily double, or triple this recipe for more servings.

3. What kind of blender do we need? Any good brand blender will suffice. A Breville blender, Black & Decker, and even a Kitchen Aid are good blenders for smoothies.

4. Can we use frozen chopped spinach vs. fresh spinach? It’s best to use “fresh and organic spinach” in smoothies. Frozen chopped spinach (like BirdsEye boxes) contains too much water and will alter the taste and flavor of smoothies.

5. How many calories are in one glass? One 8-ounce glass is only 158 calories.

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Yield: 1 to 2 servings

Healthy Spinach Smoothie Recipe

A Spinach Smoothie served in a round short glass with a green and white stripe straw.

Healthy Spinach Smoothie Recipe is completely non-dairy, gluten-free, and vegan. Made with 3 vitamin-rich ingredients, this smoothie will leave you feeling clean and fresh at the start of your day. A great way to get additional spinach into your diet.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1/2 of a medium-sized banana
  • 4 to 5 cubes (or chunks) of fresh pineapple
  • 2 handfuls of frozen baby spinach
  • 8 ounces of cold water
  • Optional: a few ice cubes to make it thicker.


1. Pour the water into the blender.

2. Add the half of banana, baby spinach, and pineapple chunks.

3. Blend on low speed for about 1 minute, then increase the speed to puree into a smooth mixture.

4. Pour into a serving glass or two glasses and serve immediately,

Yields: 1 to 2 servings

Nutrition Information:


1 to 2 servings

Serving Size:

1 glass

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 158Total Fat: .07gFiber: 5.8gSugar: 23.gProtein: 4.1g

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  1. Hi Anna and Liz,
    I find everything in this smoothie very healthy!
    What do you think of using almond (or coconut) milk instead of just water?
    Just one word of caution, though: you might want to take it easy with the raw spinach, you might ingest a lot of oxalates, and they are NOT very good for you.

    Suzanne Woods

    1. Hi Suzanne! I prefer water these days, since Almond milk is loaded with extra sugars and other ingredients that are not healthy. Coconut milk is Ok, but again, the fewer sugars added, the healthier the smoothie. Thank you for the info about oxalates, it is an option to add in some calcium to offset them like yogurt or milk. Thanks again!