Green Monster Spinach Smoothie

If you haven’t yet, vote for my Funfetti Truffle Chocolate Cupcakes in the “So You Wanna Be a CakeSpy” contest! I’m not sure at what time, but a winner should be announced sometime today:

While we are on the topic of food contests, I entered a chili contest on Saturday and came in second by 2 votes! Want the recipe? It’s the spiced up version of my dad’s chili recipe, found HERE.

But wait, there have been other battles going on lately. As you know I’ve already tackled my fear of adding spinach to a smoothie with the berry detox smoothie, but next was the green spinach smoothie affectionately named the Green Monster – you cannot hide from the spinach-green color of this one! Despite the green-ness, my reaction to this smoothie may have even been better than to the non-green spinach-containing smoothie. It was creamy and slightly sweet without a single sign of spinach, other than the color.

This was the first combination I tried, with a little pineapple in there. Second time I tried with mango and couldn’t taste much of a difference. But I have seen many other additions floating around other blogs and I plan to test them out as well. For now I was very pleased with this one and plan on making it again. Spinach, for the win!


Serves 1


1/2 frozen sliced banana

1/4 cup frozen pineapple or mango

1/2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter

1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt

1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

2 cups baby spinach (or more, or less)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Source: Adapted from Iowa Girl Eats.

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  1. This looks delicious! I love spinach smoothies and often have one with just spinach, peaches, apples with yogurt; needless to say I need something new to try and this looks like a winner! I am loving this combo and can’t wait to try it.

  2. This is very similar to the one I drink except I skip the pb. I am totally going to try it with pineapple!!!

  3. I am really not a very spinach kind of girl but I have seen spinach smoothies so many times there must be something that makes them delicious! I love the colouring :)

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  4. I have been seeing the green smoothies everywhere! I love that your recipe has pineapple and mango for extra sweetness! I’ll be adding this to my breakfast rotation :)

  5. Holy cow that’s green! Did you feel a bit like Kermit after drinking it? I juiced spinach this morning but I had apples and beets and red cabbage and ginger with it. Not green at all but I could certainly taste it.

    • I have smoothies year round. I love them for quick and portable breakfasts especially since I have the rocket blender.