Berry Spinach Smoothie

by Erin

Skeptical about a spinach smoothie? Try this one packed with a cup of spinach and even more berries to disguise it.

Berry Spinach Smoothie.

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I’ve seen many variations of the green monster “detox” smoothie going around after the binge-eating holiday season. But I wasn’t quite ready to try out that green concoction despite many people saying they cannot tell there is spinach in it. Sorry for being a skeptic, but I had to try one that at least looked like it was still mostly fruit.

This version hides a cup of fresh spinach behind half a banana and 1-1/2 cups of mixed frozen berries.

Berries and Spinach Smoothie.

When I saw this recipe, I knew it would be my stepping stone. Strangely enough I could taste the single tablespoon of peanut butter more than the full cup of spinach in this. But the fruit was definitely the stronger flavor over all.

And wouldn’t you know, this was the only the beginning, because I then went on to make my own green monster spinach smoothie, as well as a red monster too!

Post updated 8/30/22, photo above is the original.

One year ago: Salmon Florentine

Berry Spinach Smoothie.


Yield: 1 serving Prep Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 1-1/2 cups frozen mixed berries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 cup fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 scoop preferred protein powder, optional


  1. In a blender or a food processor, add all ingredients.  Blend until smooth.  Serve.
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Source: Adapted slightly from Macaroni and Cheesecake.

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Green Monster Spinach Smoothie September 30, 2020 - 4:10 pm

[…] on lately. As you know I’ve already tackled my fear of adding spinach to a smoothie with the berry spinach smoothie, but next was the green spinach smoothie affectionately named the Green Monster – you cannot […]

Zee January 10, 2012 - 3:54 am

My cousin got married this week end and last week was full of parties and gathering and fatty food.
I really need to detox now and this is just in time :)

Baker Street January 10, 2012 - 3:04 am

Mmmm… Just what’s needed right now!

Dana@TheSundaySweet January 10, 2012 - 12:26 am

That detox smoothie actually sounds quite delicious to me. Plus, I am a sucker for anything with berries!

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. January 9, 2012 - 10:45 pm

I soooo need to detox right now! This smoothie looks great!

Jennifer | Mother Thyme January 9, 2012 - 4:33 pm

I am a big lover of spinach smoothies and definitely giving this a try since I am getting back on track after a bit of holiday indulging!

spiffycookie January 9, 2012 - 7:46 pm

I am looking forward to trying some other varieties!

Steph@stephsbitebybite January 9, 2012 - 11:05 am

After the weekend I had I desperately need this smoothie!

Stephanie January 9, 2012 - 10:43 am

Glad you enjoyed it! Baby steps to the big Green Monster!:) I put peanut butter in my Green Monsters too…it really helps to mask the flavor.

Danielle @ Runs with Spatulas January 9, 2012 - 10:16 am

So glad to see you got past your fear of “will it taste like spinach?” and tried this! I was also super skeptical a couple years ago about the taste as well. The green color can be a bit disconcerting so I simply put it in a solid-colored to-go coffee mug with the lid on – problem solved. Can’t weird me out if I can’t see it! ;) Mine just used peanut butter, apples, and bananas, but this looks like a great recipe for berries!


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