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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Seattle, WA!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

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Spinach Banana Smoothie with Peanut Butter

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This Spinach Banana Smoothie with Peanut Butter has the perfect balance of sweetness and nuttiness, and a healthy dose of nutrients. It will absolutely keep you full until lunch — all for under 210 calories!

spinach banana smoothie with peanut butter served in a glass mason jar

What are you craving this summer?

For me, summer means spending as much time outdoors as I can, taking a little break and relaxing a bit. What I crave is time: more time to spend with family and friends, going to the beach or park, outdoor festivals, food truck fairs, etc. I also crave cute summer dresses, vibrant summer produce, fresh berries and stone fruits (my fav!), baked goodies, and cool refreshing drinks like smoothies and infused water.

Speaking of smoothies, I am totally in love with this peanut butter breakfast smoothie that I created last week. It’s packed with protein, fiber, and iron. It has no added sugar, and is deliciously thick and creamy thanks to plain Greek yogurt. 

It’s the perfect on the go breakfast that’s healthy, nutrient rich, and totally creamy and delicious!

spinach banana smoothie with peanut butter served in a glass mason jar

Tools and Equipment You’ll Need

A tasty breakfast smoothie shouldn’t take more than five minutes to make, and this recipe is no exception! All you need is an excellent blender. My favorite blender options include:

ingredients for smoothie recipe

How to Make this Spinach Banana Smoothie – Step by Step

Step 1: Place all the ingredients in the blender. I prefer to start with the milk, then yogurt, banana, peanut butter, spices, and spinach last. 

ingredients for smoothie in a blender

Step 2: If using a high speed blender start on low and slowly increase speed until all ingredients are blended.

smoothie in a blender

What makes this Spinach Banana Smoothie healthy?

  • Low in Fat and Calories: This smoothie is creamy, naturally sweet, and has a nice nutty flavor, yet it’s low in fat and under 250 calories. It’s a cool filling and satisfying breakfast for on the go or a lazy weekend morning.
  • High in Fiber: Banana and spinach make this smoothie a great source of fiber. Fiber helps you feel fuller longer as well as improves your digestion.  
  • Rich in Vitamins and Nutrients: This smoothie is rich in vitamins and nutrients. Spinach is high in iron, calcium, and magnesium to name a few. Bananas are high in potassium, B6, and vitamin C.
  • High in Protein: Added peanut butter and Greek yogurt make this a high protein vegetarian breakfast. 
  • Calcium Rich: Greek yogurt is an excellent source of calcium, is packed with probiotics, and can improve bone health

Will the kids enjoy this Spinach Banana Smoothie?

My kids love this smoothie. The spinach is mild in flavor, the banana gives it natural sweetness, and the peanut butter and yogurt make it smooth and creamy.

spinach banana smoothie with peanut butter served in a glass mason jar

Is spinach good in smoothies?

I love adding spinach to my smoothies. It gives you a huge nutritional boost without altering the flavor of your smoothie. Spinach has a mild flavor, and while it will turn your smoothie green, you’ll still taste the natural sweetness of the banana, nuttiness of the peanut butter, and creaminess of the Greek yogurt. It’s also a great way to get pickier kids to eat their greens since they get all the benefits of spinach without the taste!

Can you put raw spinach in smoothies?

Yes, I prefer using fresh raw leaf spinach in my smoothies. Be sure to clean the leaves well and use a salad spinner to remove any excess water before adding to your smoothie. When you combine spinach in a smoothie it releases lutein, an antioxidant that helps lower risk of heart disease. 

What fruit pairs well with spinach?

When blended in a smoothie spinach is very mild in flavor. However, a creamy fruit helps give the smoothie thickness and depth. Bananas, mangoes, and peaches pair well with spinach when blended together. 

spinach banana smoothie with peanut butter served in a glass mason jar

Top tips for making a peanut butter smoothie

  • Use organic milk and yogurt. You can also substitute it with an unsweetened plant-based milk and yogurt of your choice to make it vegan. If you choose a plant-based milk, make sure to choose one without any carrageenan or other stabilizers added.
  • Use a ripe banana for extra sweetness.
  • Don’t skip on the flaxseed, it will help keep you full!
  • Use fresh baby spinach leaves, not frozen spinach.
  • Transfer to a to-go cup for an easy morning breakfast.
  • Feel free to modify this recipe with any of your favorite fruits!

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spinach banana smoothie with peanut butter served in a glass mason jar
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5 from 4 votes

Spinach Banana Smoothie

This Spinach Banana Smoothie has the perfect balance of sweetness and nuttiness, and it will absolutely keep you full until lunch.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 201.2kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup 1% Organic Milk
  • 1/2 cup 2% Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ripe banana sliced

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Notes

Top Tips for Making a Spinach Banana Smoothie 
  • Use organic milk and yogurt. You can also substitute it with an unsweetened plant-based milk and yogurt of your choice to make it vegan. If you choose a plant-based milk, make sure to choose one without any carrageenan or other stabilizers added.
  • Use a ripe banana for extra sweetness.
  • Don’t skip on the flaxseed, it will help keep you full!
  • Use fresh baby spinach leaves, not frozen spinach.
  • Transfer to a to-go cup for an easy morning breakfast.
  • Feel free to modify this recipe with any of your favorite fruits!

Nutrition

Calories: 201.2kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.9g | Protein: 12.1g | Fat: 8.4g | Saturated Fat: 2.3g | Cholesterol: 6.7mg | Sodium: 102.5mg | Potassium: 438.4mg | Fiber: 4.3g | Sugar: 13.5g

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