Breakfast Spinach Smoothie

It's no secret that I love waking up with a smoothie and these days (well that and a breakfast burrito), 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

Author: Gaby Dalkin
5 from 8 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 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
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
  • ½ ripe banana
  • ¼ 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
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59 Comments

    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.

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. Always looking for new smoothie ideas, and this one's a winner for sure! This looks so delicious and healthy...thanks for sharing!

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

  5. Oooh! I like the addition of pineapple, it sounds so refreshing and healthy.

  6. Just added frozen pineapple chunks in my grocery list!! This smoothie looks so good..waiting to try it soon!

  7. 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 🙂

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