Raspberry Spinach Smoothie

Raspberry Spinach Smoothie, a simple fruit and leafy green smoothie with fresh or frozen spinach and raspberries. Ready in 5 minutes!

a raspberry spinach smoothie in a glass on a white table with fresh raspberries

Love raspberries? Love spinach? Make them into a tasty smoothie! This super simple smoothie is plant-based, has only 6 simple ingredients, and is ready in only 5 minutes.

👉 Ready to learn how to make a creamy smoothie with spinach and raspberries? Let’s do it!


🫐 Ingredients

  • Spinach: a handful of spinach provides not only a deep green color, but a dose of nutrients like vitamin C, iron, and folate
  • Raspberries: fresh or frozen raspberries work; frozen raspberries mean you may not need additional ice cubes
  • Banana: using banana in smoothies means a creamy texture without dairy
  • Milk: we’re using a thick plant-based milk like oat or creamy soy milk for a thicker consistency
  • Vanilla: a touch of vanilla extract for deep flavor
  • Chia seeds: contain fiber and thickens the smoothie
  • Ice Cubes: just a few ice cubes make this smoothie cold without ending up like a slushy (omit if using frozen raspberries)
  • Recommended tools: high powered blender, small glasses
bowls of raspberries, spinach, milk, chia seeds, and bananas for a smoothie
Ingredients: raspberries, spinach, banana, chia seeds, vanilla, milk

🥣 How to make (step-by-step photos)

1️⃣ Step One: Blend smoothie ingredients

To make the smoothie, simply add the spinach, raspberries, banana, plant-based milk, chia seeds, and vanilla extract with ice cubes (optional, if you want it to be cold) to a blender.

Then blend on the high setting until ingredients are smooth, about 30 seconds to 1 minute.

👉 Pro tips for the right smoothie consistency: If smoothie is too thick, add more milk. If smoothie is too thin, add more raspberries.

a blended spinach and raspberries smoothie inside a blender
Blend smoothie ingredients

2️⃣ Step Two: Garnish and serve smoothie

To serve the smoothie, simply pour it from the blender into a glass and top with raspberries as a garnish. Then sip and enjoy!

a close up of a raspberry and spinach smoothie with two raspberries on top
Garnish and serve

💡 Ideas for serving

  • As a breakfast smoothie. Drink as-is for a simple nutritious breakfast smoothie, or add a dash or protein powder for longer-lasting satiety.
  • As a smoothie bowl. Pour the smoothie into bowl and top with your favorite granola, nuts or seeds, or other toppings like coconut flakes.
  • As a smoothie “nice cream.” Pour smoothie into an ice cream pan and freeze for at least 4 hours, then scoop and serve as a plant-based ice cream.
a glass with a spinach raspberry smoothie on a white table with fresh strawberries and a bowl of fresh spinach

🧊 How to store

  1. Refrigerator storage: If eating within just a couple of hours, you can store the smoothie in the refrigerator to keep it cold.
  2. Freezer storage: If you’re making this smoothie ahead of time, store in the freezer for up to 7 days and then remove to the refrigerator a couple of hours (or even the night before) eating to let it melt but still cold.

♻️ Sustainable kitchen tips

We’re all about sustainability here at Fork in the Road, so here are a few tips to go green (literally) when making this smoothie.

Make it during spinach and raspberry season. The best time to make this smoothie is when both raspberries and spinach are both in season, which is usually in the summer and early fall months.

Use frozen raspberries and spinach on the off season. Make this smoothie in the winter? Frozen spinach and frozen raspberries are perfect for this smoothie, and using them cold means you won’t need to add extra ice.

Freeze bananas for smoothies. Slice, freeze, and store very ripe bananas to easily grab for future smoothies or even baked goods.

a glass with a red and green raspberry and spinach smoothie on a white countertop

🥤 More smoothie recipes

Want more fruity smoothie recipes? Try this Strawberry Spinach Smoothie, Blackberry Spinach Smoothie, Spinach Cherry Smoothie, or Blueberry Spinach Smoothie.

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a glass with a spinach raspberry smoothie on a white table with fresh strawberries and a bowl of fresh spinach

Raspberry Spinach Smoothie

Kristina Todini, RDN
Raspberry Spinach Smoothie, a simple fruit and leafy green smoothie with fresh or frozen spinach and raspberries. Ready in 5 minutes!
5 star (1 rating)
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks + Cocktails
Cuisine Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings 1 serving
Calories 262 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 high powered blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup spinach
  • ½ cup raspberries plus more for garnish
  • 1 small banana
  • ½ cup plant-based milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Optional: 2-3 ice cubes

Instructions
 

  • Blend smoothie ingredients: Add 1 cup spinach, ½ cup raspberries, 1 small banana, ½ cup plant-based milk, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract with the optional ice cubes to a blender. Blend until smooth, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. If smoothie is too thick, add more milk. If smoothie is too thin, add more raspberries.
  • Serve: Pour blended smoothie from the blender into a glass and top with raspberries for garnish.

Notes

Make ahead: Make this smoothie recipe up to a week ahead of time and freeze until ready to eat.
Leftover and storage: If eating within just a couple of hours, you can store the smoothie in the refrigerator to keep it cold. If you’re making this smoothie ahead of time, store in the freezer for up to 7 days and then remove to the refrigerator a couple of hours (or even the night before) eating to let it melt but still cold.
Nutrition notes: This smoothie uses only plant-based ingredients, so it is suitable for vegan diets. It is also gluten free. Nutrition information is an estimate and is calculated using all ingredients listed.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 262kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 7gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.4gTrans Fat: 0.02gSodium: 84mgPotassium: 733mgFiber: 12gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 3150IUVitamin C: 33mgCalcium: 298mgIron: 3mg
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