Vegan Spinach Smoothie

Easy and delicious Vegan Spinach Smoothie is just what you need to start your day!

vegan-spinach-smoothie

Urgh, writer’s block – I absolutely hate it. But as a blogger, you obviously have to deal with it at times and today happens to be one such day. They say when there’s too much going on inside your life (and mind!), you really don’t know where to start and that’s exactly what’s happening with me. I have been totally engrossed with family and hospital duties, so it’s becoming increasingly difficult for me to write on the blog. So please bear with me, I am going to keep this really short and quick today.

I don’t share a lot of smoothie recipes on the blog but I make them pretty often. Ever since I realized that I don’t share them as much as I would like, I have made a conscious effort to click picture of some of my favorite smoothies so that I can share them with you. And this Vegan Spinach Smoothie is one of my absolute favorites. If you would have given me this idea of adding spinach to a drink few years back, I would have totally ignored you. Like who adds greens to their smoothies and shakes?! But that was then, when I didn’t have a food blog and obviously had no sense of what can work. Green smoothies have been quite a rage for few years now but somehow I was always skeptical to try them but now I wish I would have tried them earlier! They are so good!

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For those of you who are not sure how spinach tastes in a smoothie, trust me it tastes great! For this vegan spinach smoothie, I used a mix of frozen fruits – mango, pineapple, peaches and strawberries. It’s always a good idea to use frozen fruits in smoothies since they make the smoothie thick & creamy. You can use any combination of fruit here but this pack I got from Costco and I thought the flavors went so well with the spinach.

The base of my vegan spinach smoothie is coconut water. You can use plain water or any fruit juice too but I love using coconut water here. If you don’t have coconut water, my suggestion would be to use orange juice, I am sure it would taste great! The smoothie is lightly sweetened with dates, but you use any other sweetener of your choice.

healthy-spinach-smoothie

I hope you guys give this recipe a try. This vegan spinach smoothie is not only healthy but also delicious! And the best part is that it comes together so quickly especially when you have no time to prepare an elaborate breakfast in the morning. Simply mix everything together > blend > pour into glasses and enjoy!

vegan spinach smoothie

* You can use fresh fruits here. It’s not necessary to use frozen fruits but I definitely recommend it. It makes the smoothie thick and I really like that consistency in my smoothies.

* I sprinkled some chia seeds and sliced almonds on top of the smoothie just to make it more nutritious but that’s totally optional.

Vegan Spinach Smoothie

Vegan Spinach Smoothie is easy, delicious & the perfect way to start your day!
vegan spinach smoothie
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 194 kcal
Author: Manali
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 2 cups frozen mixed fruits [I used mix of mango, pineapple, peaches and strawberries]
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 3-4 dates, chopped
  • chia seeds, to sprinkle on top, optional

Instructions

  1. To a blender add spinach, frozen fruits, coconut water and chopped dates.
  2. Blend everything till well combined.
  3. Pour smoothie into glasses, sprinkle some chia seeds and almonds on top (optional) and enjoy.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Spinach Smoothie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 194
% Daily Value*
Sodium 161mg 7%
Potassium 747mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 48g 16%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 36g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 70.6%
Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 7%
Iron 11.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Vegan Spinach Smoothie

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17 thoughts on “Vegan Spinach Smoothie

  1. Oh, I totally feel ya on the writer’s block thing, Manali! I actually keep a little notepad of post ideas whenever something interesting pops up. And I still get writer’s block. Maybe we just need to hire a writer so we can stay in the kitchen all day? 🙂 Either way, these smoothies look amazing. I’ve never jumped into the green smoothie thing, so I think it’s time to do that!

  2. Writer’s block is a real drag, my friend. I know we’ve all been there. I also know that your family is really lucky to have you and appreciates your love and commitment to your mom. I hope you are getting the support you need and I’m thinking about you and your family. Hugs, friend.

  3. Manali, if all you do is share your recipes and pictures, I know that I, for one (and I’m sure all would agree), would be very satisfied!! Writer’s block is no fun…but your reasons for it are understandable. Hugs, my friend.

  4. There are so many times that I want to just not write the post, though honestly, the pictures part is harder for me. I hate editing pics. So maybe you should do my pics, and I should write your content! 🙂
    Love this green smoothie. It’s the way to start the day!

  5. Hi
    Your ideas are just brilliant
    Would you any ideas of healthy homemade cereal bars
    ie with chain seeds, or flax seeds for breakfast as I do not have time to make breakfast
    In the mornings
    Look forward to hearing from you
    Sue

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