Breakfast Spinach Smoothie

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It’s no secret that I love waking up with a smoothie and these days, I have a partner in crime who’s 16 months old and ready to devour just about anything! This breakfast spinach smoothie is one of our current favs.

Breakfast Spinach Smoothie from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

I’ve always been on the smoothie train – but ever since Poppy joined me, it makes it even more fun. The time we spend together every morning picking out fruits and seeds and dumping them into the blender is truly the best! I love watching her watch the blender whirl and then 10 seconds later, devouring the entire smoothie. She’s obsessed.

I like to pack my smoothies full of nutrients, healthy fats, and a little bit of protein. (Side note: I’ve never been one to add protein powder into my smoothies! I think I’m allergic to it and every time I try it, it makes my throat itch. Instead, I add protein in the form of nut butter!) This Breakfast Spinach Smoothie checks all the boxes I mentioned above. It’s loaded with almond butter, fresh spinach, a few pieces of frozen fruit and some milk of your choice. It’s not only delicious, but it will also keep you going until your next meal!

The star of the show here though is the almond butter, which adds a super boost to this smoothie.

Almonds are rich in antioxidants, like vitamin E, and pack in a small serving of plant protein. They’re full of fiber and a great source of healthy fat, both of which will keep you fuller for longer. I swear this smoothie really does help me get out of bed in the morning and gives me the energy I need to get my day going. And because I know mornings can get pretty hectic for a lot of us, this smoothie can be whipped up in under 5 minutes so you can grab a glass and run out the door.

Breakfast Spinach Smoothie from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Breakfast Spinach Smoothie

5 from 6 votes
One of my favorite ways to start the day – this Breakfast Spinach Smoothie is light, refreshing, loaded with all sorts of vitamins and minerals and you'll be obsessed.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoons unsalted creamy almond butter
  • 1 cup fresh spinach tightly packed
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or another milk of your choice
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds or flax seeds or hemp hearts (or use 1 teaspoon of each)

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on medium high speed until fully combined.
  • The smoothie should be bright green and the spinach should be completely blended into the mixture. Enjoy immediately.

Notes

The spinach flavor really isn’t noticeable! Adding the chia or hemp adds texture.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 351mg | Potassium: 584mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 3300IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 418mg | Iron: 2mg

59 Comments

  1. I soooooo need this in my life!!!!!! I hate snacking on junk during the day and this is just the smoothie that’ll keep me going without even wanting to look at all the processed stuff. I loveeee that it has almond butter in it! Delicious!!!! 🙂

  2. Thank you so much for this! I am lactose intolerant and this will be the perfect substitute! And green is my favorite color!!

  3. Two things I don’t use enough in smoothies: almond butter and spinach. Literally have them both on hand always, but never seem to use them in my daily morning breakfast smoothie…always think about it though! Going to have to try this! Thanks, Gaby 🙂

  4. What a great idea! I absolutely love almonds so why not add them to my morning smoothie along with my almond milk! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  5. I really need to get my blender dusted off, and start making smoothies. Besides loving almonds, I like the pineapple in this recipe!

  6. Made it exactly as directed. I think 1 cup of spinach would have been better. I think the spinach flavor was a little too strong, so either use half the spinach or double all of the other ingredients. I have a similar recipe which is my favorite that calls for 2 cups spinach but 1/2 cup frozen pineapple and 1/2 cup frozen mango plus a full banana. I loved the almond butter in this recipe, though. I tablespoon really added a ton of flavor.

  7. I made this for breakfast and it’s delicious! I usually do almonds, but the almond butter was a nice change. Thanks! I’ll be making this one often!

    1. Hey Jill! I don’t provide nutritional information. That said, I use the freshest ingredients I can find and use a well balanced meal plan to keep my eating balanced.

  8. I actually do this exact smoothie quite a bit(kids lot it) but never tried pineapple in it. sometimes I add in 1/3cup GF oats to make it more filling. Great recipes on your site. -Anna

  9. Almond butter spinach smoothie definitely looks yummi! I love your recipe cuz it contains healthy ingredients! Thanks a lot for sharing!

  10. Gorgeous pictures. I made this almond butter spinach smoothie for the super bowl party and it was a crowd favorite.

  11. This is great! I make the exact smoothie but use fresh grated ginger, no pineapple. Has a nice zing to it!

  12. Hey there, I’m a huge fan of smoothies! And that almond butter spinach smoothie looks way awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Yum. I make a version of this every day as well. I use frozen pineapple instead of mango. Will try some mango though. Sounds yummy.
    Enjoy your little daughter.

  14. Keep the smoothie recipes coming! They’re my jam in the summer and my 15 month old loves them too.

  15. 5 stars
    Thank you for this recipe! Can you recommend two blenders – one that will get a lot of use and another portable one that is easy to clean (for my college-age daughter) It seems like yesterday she was Poppy’s age!

  16. Gaby, just want you to know …I love all of your recipes…you always inspire me!
    Going grocery shopping tomorrow and getting me some fresh spinach and frozen fruit! Boy! Is Poppy lucky to have you as her mom!

    1. 5 stars
      The flavor of this smoothie is so perfect! My four year old daughter stole it from me. 🙂

      Thank you for sharing! This recipe will definitely be added to our smootie rotation!

  17. 5 stars
    Every morning or at least 1/day. Thank you for the basic recipes found in your issue of the BH&G magazine. Fruit combos are endless and as an older gal lol, I do add protein. Side note: I’ve never been a fan of store bought frozen fruit mainly b/c I found it not ripe, tasteless & iced over. However, what we’re finding these days has been so good.
    We couldn’t be happier about these smoothies! Many thanks by many friends & family!

  18. 5 stars
    My husband and I have been drinking these smoothies at least 3 times a week for the past month! So good and healthy!

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