Banana, Chia and Spinach Smoothie

Sticking to my new years resolutions with this Banana, Chia and Spinach Smoothie!

Banana, Chia and Spinach Smoothie - an easy and filling morning meal!

More times than not I just have a little greek yogurt in the morning for breakfast and then I’m starved by 10:30am. I decided that that has got to change in 2014. While I’m not really one for resolutions, mostly because I aim crazy high and never seem to make them last more than 7 days, but this smoothie resolution I made has a chance of sticking!

Inspired by one of Aida’s smoothies she made for me last week, I started whipping up bright green smoothies every morning and the result was this Banana, Chia and Spinach Smoothie. I’m convinced that smoothies don’t get better than this. It’s the perfect consistency and it’s packed full of fresh spinach, almond milk, frozen mango, chia seeds and a banana.

Banana, Chia and Spinach Smoothie

Also – I’m not a fan of ice in your smoothie. The frozen mango does a great job of cooling this drink down and if you add ice it just takes longer to blend and that cramps my style.

Pinkie promise these will keep you full for a solid 4 hours! And you’ll love them so much you’ll probably want to make a round for lunch too! Maybe even get crazy and whip some up for dessert.

Banana, Chia and Spinach Smoothie

Banana, Chia and Spinach Smoothie


  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 handful fresh spinach
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds


  1. Place everything in a high powered blender and blend for 2 minutes until smooth. Serve immediately.

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  1. I have just started using almond milk, and this looks like the perfect solution for the quick morning meal that I need fairly often. Love that there is spinach in this!

  2. I have been making smoothies for a few days now and thought I would just slap some fruit and spinach together this morning for my breakfast smoothie. I made this exact smoothie, and you are right, it is very tasty and it kept me full for about 4 hours. 🙂

  3. I love smoothies with frozen banana or frozen mango — they give it that smoothie consistency that you get when you order a smoothie from a smoothie shop. 🙂

  4. I made this and added a T of almond butter for a tad more protein. I’ve also added raw almonds and have substituted kale for spinach. A great, quick lunch or snack!

  5. I’ve been looking for a way to make my breakfast smoothie a little more interesting, and I think you’re on to something. I’ll have to get my hands on some frozen mango and try this one tomorrow.


  6. Hi Gaby! Love your tips and recipes! I have a silly question: I always make smoothies and they *always* are pulpy, chunky, or generally a combo of watery/ thick… I have a very old blender (a galaxy from the 1950’s!!) and I am sure that is the issue but I never see people mention straining the smoothies. Am I missing something (besides a new blender) ??

    1. Hey Kara!

      I think you’re right – it’s probably just the blender! I’ve never strained my smoothie before but I blend it for 60-90 seconds in my high powered blender and it’s perfectly smooth

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