Treat yourself to a nutritious and delicious avocado spinach smoothie. This green smoothie packs a nutrient-rich punch while still tasting great.
Smoothies are an excellent choice for those seeking to incorporate more leafy greens into their diet without sacrificing taste. Whether you are a fan of a spinach strawberry smoothie or the tropical flavors of a pineapple banana smoothie, there's a recipe out there for everyone.
The best part is that these tasty beverages are incredibly easy to make. You'll have a refreshing and satisfying drink in minutes with just a few simple ingredients and a high-speed blender.
So say goodbye to boring breakfasts and hello to the energizing power of a spinach smoothie. You'll kickstart your day with a burst of flavor and nutrients that will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world.
Reasons to Love
- Quick and easy breakfast option. With just a few simple ingredients and a blender, you can whip up a nutritious and delicious smoothie in no time.
- Endless customizations. You can get creative with your ingredients and customize your smoothie according to your taste preferences or dietary needs.
- An energy boost without the crash. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber from spinach, this green concoction provides sustained energy throughout the day.
- Sneak in more veggies. With this spinach smoothie recipe, you can effortlessly increase your veggie intake without even realizing it
Combining a few simple ingredients creates a delicious and nutritious green smoothie in minutes.
Here are the items you'll need for the recipe:
- baby spinach leaves (or frozen spinach)
- unsweetened almond milk
- lemon juice
- honey or other sweetener
- vanilla extract
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Gather your ingredients and a high-speed blender to start making this healthy smoothie recipe. You'll also need a knife and cutting board.
Pit and skin half an avocado and cut it into chunks.
Add avocado, fresh spinach, and almond milk to a blender container.
Continue to add ice, lemon juice, honey, and vanilla extract to the blender container.
Puree everything together and divide it between two drinking glasses.
You can easily customize the recipe by adding other ingredients, such as fruit or protein powder, depending on your preferences.
- Add chia seeds. Chia seeds add a nutty flavor and provide numerous health benefits, such as high amounts of fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids.
- Use coconut water. Coconut water adds natural sweetness without adding extra sugar or calories. It also contains electrolytes, making it a great post-workout drink.
- Add ginger and turmeric. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that can ease digestion and reduce muscle soreness after exercise. Turmeric contains curcumin, which has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects in the body.
- Mix in your favorite fruit. Toss in some fresh or frozen fruit to enhance the taste of spinach and add vitamin C. Try making a strawberry spinach smoothie or a blueberry spinach smoothie by adding a handful of berries.
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- Add enough liquid. To ensure everything blends smoothly, you need adequate liquid. If needed, add a little more almond milk or water.
- Blend in stages and shake the container if needed. Stopping the blender and giving it a quick shake will ensure the ingredients are blended evenly.
- Always clean your blender immediately after use by adding warm water and a drop of dish soap then blend for 30 seconds before rinsing with cool water.
- Use frozen avocado. Learn how to freeze avocado so you always have it on hand to make smoothies.
An avocado spinach smoothie is a great way to start your day with a healthy dose of nutrients. Try pairing it with some whole wheat toast or a piece of fruit for added fiber and energy. Alternatively, you can enjoy it as part of a balanced breakfast alongside protein-rich foods such as sheet pan eggs or Greek yogurt.
For a light snack or lunch, try serving your smoothie with a side salad or veggie wrap. This will help balance out the sweetness of the drink and provide more of a meal to keep you feeling full and satisfied throughout the day.
To store any remaining spinach smoothie for later consumption, transfer it to an airtight container and refrigerate it. It is best consumed within 24-48 hours to maintain freshness and quality.
Here are a few more cool and refreshing drinks you may want to try:
- Iced sweet blackberry tea is sure to satisfy.
- Coconut shake can be enjoyed as a snack or dessert.
- Cold brew coffee can provide a boost of energy in the afternoon.
- Strawberry lemonade combines sweet and tangy flavors.
- Espresso martini is perfect for starting the weekend.
Avocado Spinach Smoothie
- ½ avocado peeled and diced (about 3 to 4 ounces)
- 1- ounce baby spinach about 1 cup
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon honey or sugar
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Puree everything together in a blender.
- Divide into two drinking glasses.