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This simple and simply delicious banana spinach smoothie is easy to love. Make it with or without peaches. Don’t miss it.

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Why we love this recipe

If you’re looking for a super-delicious, simple yet flavorful green smoothie that’s popular with both kids and adults, this banana spinach smoothie is a great place to start. It’s got:

  • The perfect smooth, creamy, satisfying texture
  • A mild, fruity, balanced flavor profile
  • Whole foods only
  • Lots of flexibility — add your favorite proteins, superfoods, and more

I first published a prior version of this recipe here and on Serious Eats back in 2014. I’ve since updated the post for clarity and made changes to the recipe itself.

What you’ll need

Here’s a glance at the ingredients you’ll need to make this recipe.

ingredients in bowls
  • Frozen banana helps give this smoothie its dreamy consistency. Whenever you have bananas that get too ripe, peel them and pop them into a zip-top freezer bag. They keep well in the freezer for at least a year and slice easily even when frozen.
  • You can buy frozen peaches or slice them yourself, line a sheet pan with parchment, place it in a single layer, and freeze until solid. Transfer to an airtight container and store in the freezer for up to a year. If you prefer, you can double up on the banana and omit the peaches.
  • When paired with flavorful frozen fruit, it’s amazing how much baby spinach you can pack into a smoothie with no major change in the flavor profile or creamy texture. It’s mild-tasting and delicate enough to blend up beautifully.
  • As noted in the recipe card below, you may need to adjust the proportion of water if you’re not using a high-speed blender.

Smoothie resources

A note on nutrition

I’ve noticed over the years that people searching for smoothie recipes tend to have strong feelings about nutrition, and sometimes to assume that their personal preferences are more universal than they are.

The smoothies on Umami Girl are delicious, generally pretty good for ya, and always presented with nutritional data. They’re also very flexible — so if your nutritional needs are different, feel free to tweak the recipes. Some easy changes include:

  • Swapping in different liquids
  • Adding your favorite protein powder
  • Removing higher-sugar ingredients like dates or jam

How to make it

Here’s an overview of what you’ll do to make a great banana spinach smoothie. You can see the steps in action in the video that accompanies this post, and get all the details in the recipe card below.

step by step
  1. Add the banana, spinach, and peaches to the blender.
  2. Pour in the water.
  3. Position the lid and blend on high speed until perfectly smooth and creamy.
  4. Pour into a glass and serve right away.

Expert tips and FAQs

Do I need a fancy blender to make this banana spinach smoothie?

A high-speed blender like a Vitamix or Blendtec makes so many kitchen tasks easier and better, but you absolutely don’t need one to make a basic smoothie like this one.

If you’re using a regular blender, be sure to cut all the ingredients relatively small, and continue blending until the spinach is truly incorporated. You may also need a bit of additional water.

Can I make this recipe in advance? What about leftovers?

Smoothies are at their best shortly after blending. But if you need to make yours in advance, you’ve got a couple of options. Store it in a regular cup in the freezer for up to an hour or in an insulated, lidded cup in the fridge overnight.

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Banana Spinach Smoothie

By Carolyn Gratzer Cope
This simple and simply delicious banana spinach smoothie is easy to love. Make it with or without peaches. Don't miss it.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
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Ingredients 

  • 1 medium frozen banana, about (110 grams) after peeling, sliced
  • 1 packed cup, (30 grams) baby spinach
  • 1 cup (110 grams) frozen peach slices (see note)
  • ½ cup (120 ml) cold water

Instructions 

  • Place all ingredients into blender.
  • Process until completely smooth.
  • Pour into a glass and serve immediately.

Notes

  1. Frozen banana helps give this smoothie its dreamy consistency. Whenever you have bananas that get too ripe, peel them and pop them into a zip-top freezer bag. They keep well in the freezer for at least a year and slice easily even when frozen.
  2. You can buy frozen peaches or slice them yourself, line a sheet pan with parchment, place it in a single layer, and freeze until solid. Transfer to an airtight container and store in the freezer for up to a year. If you prefer, you can double up on the banana and omit the peaches.
  3. A high-speed blender like a Vitamix or Blendtec makes so many kitchen tasks easier and better, but you absolutely don't need one to make a basic smoothie like this one. If you're using a regular blender, be sure to cut all the ingredients relatively small, and continue blending until the spinach is truly incorporated. You may also need a bit of additional water.
  4. Smoothies are at their best shortly after blending. But if you need to make yours in advance, you've got a couple of options. Store it in a regular cup in the freezer for up to an hour or in an insulated, lidded cup in the fridge overnight.

Nutrition

Serving: 1, Calories: 206kcal, Carbohydrates: 48g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 132mg, Fiber: 10g, Sugar: 28g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Smoothies
Cuisine: American
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Hi there, I'm Carolyn Gratzer Cope, founder and publisher of Umami Girl. Join me in savoring life, one recipe at a time. I'm a professional recipe developer with training from the French Culinary Institute (now ICE) and a lifetime of studying, appreciating, and sharing food.

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