Strawberry Spinach Smoothie

Strawberry Spinach Smoothie, a simple fruit and leafy green smoothie with fresh or frozen spinach and strawberries and a creamy texture from a secret ingredient – chia seeds. Ready in 5 minutes!

a smoothie with strawberries and spinach in a glass on a white table

Love strawberries? 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 strawberries? 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
  • Strawberries: fresh or frozen strawberries work; frozen strawberries 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
  • Chia seeds: add fiber and contributes a thick texture
  • Vanilla extract: a touch of vanilla extract adds flavor
  • Ice Cubes: just a few ice cubes make this smoothie cold without ending up like a slushy (omit if using frozen strawberries)
  • Recommended tools: high powered blender, small glasses
strawberries, spinach, banana, chia seeds, milk, and vanilla on a table for a smoothie
Ingredients: strawberries, spinach, banana, milk, vanilla, and chia seeds

🥣 How to make (step-by-step photos)

1️⃣ Step One: Blend smoothie ingredients

To make the smoothie, simply add the spinach, strawberries, banana, plant-based milk, vanilla extract, and chia seeds 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 strawberries.

a strawberry spinach smoothie inside a blender after mixing
Blend ingredients until smooth

2️⃣ Step Two: Garnish and serve smoothie

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

a glass with strawberry spinach smoothie with a strawberry garnish on a white table

💡 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 close up photo of the top of a spinach strawberry smoothie in a glass with a strawberry garnish

🧊 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 strawberry season. The best time to make this smoothie is when both strawberries and spinach are both in season, which is usually in the summer and early fall months.

Use frozen strawberries and spinach on the off season. Make this smoothie in the winter? Frozen spinach and frozen strawberries 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 spinach smoothie with strawberries on a white countertop

🥤 More spinach smoothie recipes

Want more fruity spinach smoothie recipes? Try this Blueberry Spinach Smoothie, Spinach Blackberry Smoothie, Cherry Spinach Smoothie, and Raspberry Spinach Smoothie.

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a glass with strawberry spinach smoothie with a strawberry garnish on a white table

Strawberry Spinach Smoothie

Kristina Todini, RDN
Strawberry Spinach Smoothie, a simple fruit and leafy green smoothie with fresh or frozen spinach and strawberries and a creamy texture from a secret ingredient – chia seeds. Ready in 5 minutes!
5 star (1 rating)
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast + Brunch, Drinks + Cocktails
Cuisine Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings 1 smoothie
Calories 254 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 high powered blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup spinach
  • ½ cup strawberries 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 strawberries, 1 small banana, ½ cup plant-based milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1 tablespoon chia seeds with the Optional 2-3 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 strawberries.
  • Serve: Pour blended smoothie from the blender into a glass and top with strawberries for garnish.

Notes

Make ahead: Make this smoothie recipe up to 2-3 days 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: 254kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 6gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.3gTrans Fat: 0.02gSodium: 84mgPotassium: 753mgFiber: 10gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 3139IUVitamin C: 60mgCalcium: 295mgIron: 3mg
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