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The Ungreen Green Smoothie Cooking View

In case you haven’t noticed by now, I kind of like smoothies.  They are a perfect breakfast or snack option when I want something light and quick.  Now, I think green smoothies are pretty great but sometimes I don’t have all the ingredients on hand to make them.  This triple berry smoothie actually is a green smoothie with a lovely deep pink disguise.

This blend of frozen berries, banana, and of course spinach can be lightly sweetened to taste with honey or agave syrup.  I also add in a bit of flax seed for extra fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.  For any of you skeptics out there who still haven’t tried green smoothies because you are afraid, this can be your gateway green smoothie.  All you taste is the fruit but you get the extra boost of nutrients from the spinach.  Gotta’ love that!

The Ungreen Green Smoothie
Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients

1 ripe banana, peeled
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup frozen raspberries
½ cup frozen strawberries
1½ cups baby spinach leaves, loosely packed
1-2 tbsp. ground flax seed (optional)
1 cup orange juice
Agave syrup or honey (optional)

Cooking View

Directions

  • Combine the banana, frozen berries, spinach, flax seed, and orange juice in a blender or food processor.  Process until the mixture is fully blended and no green specks remain, about 2 minutes.  If necessary, add more orange juice a splash at a time for a thinner texture.  Taste and if needed, add up to 1 tablespoon of agave syrup or honey to lightly sweeten.  Serve immediately.

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  • http://twitter.com/Katrinadingle Warm Vanilla Sugar

    I love adding spinach to my smoothie – it’s such a great way to sneak in some green in the morning!

  • leslie

    I love love love putting flax seeds in my smoothies. What a beautiful color this one has!

  • thekitchwitch

    That’s beautiful! Sounds like a great way to energize a sluggish morning.

  • Melissa in GA

    I love the straws! The few I have are too narrow for smoothies :(

  • Caroline L.

    this looks so refreshing and healthy, i am completely tempted to go downstairs right now and make it!

  • Amber

    I’m so excited to try this! Your other smoothie, the pineapple smoothie, I have almost every day– it’s sooo good! I add spinach to that one too. :)

  • Emily

    I have been making this smoothie for years, and it is by far my favorite! My daughter who just turned five asks for it all the time :)

  • Ann P.

    wow this sounds so good right now! it’s hot and humid where I am, and this would be the perfect evening cooler :)

  • Joy

    Hi Annie.. I have a question please. Do you have a recipe on your block for DIY vegetable soup stock? I was positive I got the recipe from your site, but cannot find it anywhere now :( And colder days are here and I’d love to make some again… I loved it when I first made it! Thx so much!!

  • annieseats
  • http://twitter.com/cmarch Charlene

    Looks delicious! Any idea of the calorie count?

  • Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes

    This sounds good …I LOVE smoothies..especially when I can get my fruits and veggies without having to actually EAT them. :)

  • dek2711

    Annie which blender do you use? I just cant justify buying a vitamix…:(

  • annieseats

    Please see the Annie’s equipment section. Thanks!

  • annieseats

    Please see the FAQ page. Thanks!

  • Connie Zhou

    oh my! this looks so tasty and non intimidating :P i have hesitated from drinking green monsters because im afraid of the “veggie + bitter” taste

  • Becca Brynsaas

    Unrelated to the actual recipe…where did you get those glasses?? They are wonderful!!!

  • Joy

    it is even better with vanilla almond milk…mmmmmmmmm!

  • Lisa

    Love those beautiful glasses! Where are they from?

  • http://kitchensimplicity.com/ Cheri | Kitchen Simplicity

    Made this today with my kiddos and it was delicious! We love our smoothies and I love the fact that this one has that little bit of extra health. ;)

  • annieseats

    Anthropologie :)

  • annieseats

    They are from Anthropologie.

  • Stephanie

    I eat spinach in salad pretty regular but cannot get my family to eat it unless i sneak it into a casserole under some cheese…. looking fwd to making this for them as it seems to be another way to hide it into thier diet :) Thanks for posting this! Love the title too :)