Berry Spinach Smoothie

by Erin

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.

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. I may be trying out that green monster soon after all!

One year ago: Salmon Florentine


Makes 1 large or two small servings


1-1/2 cups frozen mixed berries

1 cup water

1/2 banana

1 cup spinach or baby spinach leaves

1 Tbsp natural peanut butter

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 tsp sugar

2 tsp honey


  1. In a blender or a food processor, add berries, water & banana.  Blend until smooth.  Add in spinach and blend.  Add in peanut butter, vanilla, honey and sugar.  Blend until incorporated.

Source: Macaroni and Cheesecake


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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!

[email protected] 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!

[email protected] 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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