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Here to remind us that basic can be beautiful: a simple Strawberry Spinach Smoothie. It’s not new or fancy, contains exactly zero ingredients that you can’t find at an average grocery store, and is so quick and easy to make that by the time you finish reading this post, you could be sipping it.

A green Strawberry Spinach Smoothie with Banana in a glass

I went through a Major Smoothie Phase after college, stocking my refrigerator and pantry with all manners of pricey “super foods.” I thought that unless I made smoothies with exotic fruits, fancy bulk section buys, and dark-green powders with long names, my smoothies “didn’t count.” Ummm…where did I get this idea?!

Whole fruits and vegetables like strawberries and spinach not only make for easy smoothies that taste fantastic, these smoothies are super healthy for you too! Sure, I love ordering a fancy smoothie with the works if I’m in New York or California, but the truth is, stocking these specialty ingredients at home isn’t always practical or even necessary.

All you need to make a great tasting healthy smoothie is frozen fruit, vegetables, and filling ingredients you can find at any grocery store like yogurt, protein powder, nut butter, or chia seeds. I’ve been going back to basics with recipes like this classic Strawberry Smoothie and this Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie, and I’m loving how I feel after I drink one.

This strawberry spinach banana smoothie is my latest and greatest healthy green smoothie. It’s creamy, fruity, filling, and not too sweet. I drink it most often for breakfast or after a workout to refuel. I know you are going to love how it makes you feel and how it tastes too!

Creamy strawberry spinach smoothie made with no dairy served in a glass with banana and strawberry

How to Make a Simple (DELICIOUS) Healthy Strawberry Spinach Smoothie

Stock these items in your refrigerator and freezer, and a fast healthy smoothie can be yours in fewer than five minutes. Each ingredient gives the strawberry spinach smoothie benefits.

The Ingredients

  • Strawberries. Naturally sweet, fruity, and an excellent source of vitamin C, folate, manganese, and potassium too. For this recipe, used frozen strawberries to ensure the smoothie texture was nice and thick.
  • Spinach. Spinach is so healthy in smoothies (like this Blueberry Spinach Smoothie)! It’s low in carbs and high in fiber and nutrients. Although the spinach turns the smoothie a tell-tale color, it is ultra mild. This green smoothie doesn’t taste green.
  • Pineapple. A few cubes of frozen pineapple can completely transform the taste of a smoothie, especially green smoothies. Pineapple makes the spinach totally imperceptible and gives the smoothie a lightly tropical flair. Pineapple is packed with Vitamin C, manganese (a natural mineral that promotes growth), and antioxidants.
  • Banana. Adding frozen banana to smoothies makes them extra thick, rich, and creamy without the need to add ice. Plus banana is rich in fiber and antioxidants while being low in calories. If you prefer to make this strawberry spinach smoothie with no banana, you can omit it and add additional fruit and a small handful of ice.
  • Almond Milk. My smoothie-go to. As written, this is a vegan strawberry spinach smoothie (no dairy), but feel free to use any milk you like.
  • Chia Seeds. These little seeds are a loaded with antioxidants, Omega-3 fatty acids, and high levels of protein and fiberNo chia seeds on hand? Swap them for a different high fiber or high protein addition to help keep the smoothie filling. Greek yogurt, nut butter, or protein powder are all great choices.
Frozen fruit in a blender for making healthy strawberry spinach smoothie with no dairy

The Directions

  1. Add all ingredients to your blender in the order listed. Blend until smooth, and ENJOY!

Smoothie Tip: If you are using a regular blender (versus a high-powered blender like a Vitamix), blend the greens and milk together first, then add the frozen fruit a handful at a time. This will make sure the smoothie blends beautifully.

Adding Spinach to Smoothies

I often hear concerns from those who are new to green smoothies about if you can taste the spinach in smoothies.

  • You CANNOT taste spinach in smoothies, as long as you add other naturally sweet ingredients. Pineapple and banana are especially effective at disguising the taste of spinach. (I use this trick in my Green Smoothie recipe.)
  • Spinach should be added to smoothies raw. You can add it right from the refrigerator or add frozen spinach. Have a carton of spinach in your fridge about to go bad? Freeze it in a ziptop bag now, then add it to your smoothie later.
  • You can add spinach to smoothies even when the recipe doesn’t call for them. Because you can’t taste the spinach in smoothies in moderate quantities, it won’t alter the flavor of the smoothie and will make it even more healthy for you!
Healthy strawberry spinach smoothie served in a glass with fresh fruit and chia seeds

Strawberry Spinach Smoothie Recipe Variations

  • Orange Strawberry Spinach Smoothie. Add the zest of 1 orange or swap the almond milk for freshly squeezed orange juice.
  • Strawberry Spinach Protein Smoothie. Add a scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder or an unflavored protein powder.
  • Strawberry Kale Smoothie. Swap the spinach for stemmed, chopped kale. I’d also recommend adding a bit of extra pineapple to cover kale’s stronger flavor.

Tips to Store and Make Ahead

  • To Store. Place smoothie in an airtight jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.
  • To Make Ahead. Measure out your spinach and fruit ingredients for one smoothie, and store in a ziptop bag in the freezer. Repeat as desired. Store for up to 3 months, and remove each bag as needed for ready-made portions.

More Simple, Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Recommended Tools to Make Healthy Smoothies

  • I recently purchased a new high-powered blender and absolutely love it (I actually bought a certified refurbished version directly from the manufacturer, which reduced the price).
  • Previously, I owned this more economical blender option. While it doesn’t get things as smooth as quickly as a high-powered blender or come with the same bells and whistles, it’s a good option for the price.
  • I sip my smoothies through these stainless steel straws. They make everything you drink through them from smoothies, to iced tea or iced coffee, to even water taste extra refreshing. I also keep a few in my purse for when I’m out and about, so I don’t need to ask for a plastic or paper straw.
Strawberry spinach smoothie made with no dairy and served in a glass

This simple strawberry spinach smoothie makes adding extra fruits and vegetables to your diet easy and super tasty too! Good feels and delicious sips guaranteed.

Strawberry Spinach Smoothie

4.82 from 53 votes
A creamy refreshing Strawberry Spinach Smoothie packed with healthy ingredients. Vegan, great for weight loss and kids love it. You won't taste the spinach!

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 5 minutes

Servings: 1 smoothie


  • 3 cups packed spinach
  • 1 medium very ripe banana peeled, cut into chunks, and frozen (slightly less than 1 cup)
  • 1 cup whole frozen strawberries about 10 large/medium berries
  • ¼ cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds


  • Place all of the ingredients in a high powered blender in the order listed: spinach, banana, strawberry pineapple, almond milk, and chia seeds.
  • Blend until smooth. If you’d like a thinner smoothie, splash in a bit more milk. For a thicker smoothie, add a few handfuls of ice. Enjoy immediately, or place in an airtight jar and refrigerate for a few hours.


  • If you do not have a high powered blender, puree the spinach and milk first, then add the other frozen ingredients a little at a time. You may need to splash in more milk or water to help the smoothie blend.
  • TO STORE: Place smoothie in an airtight jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 day. 


Serving: 1(of 2) small smoothiesCalories: 286kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 8gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPotassium: 1239mgFiber: 13gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 8515IUVitamin C: 140mgCalcium: 488mgIron: 4mg

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    1. That was a incredible smoothy sooo healthy health. It is the most important thing eat healthy drink healthy workout healthy and live healthy. Food like healthy smoothies are amazing!5 stars

  1. We love our smoothies! This one is tasty and similar to our regular one, but we add mango instead of strawberries and peanut butter powder instead of chia. I like Chia but the kiddos are a little leery about the texture. If you dont have a nut allergy, the PB powder is a great filler and less calories then the real stuff and gives the smoothie a thicker, richer taste.5 stars

    1. I’m so happy to hear that this recipe was a hit, Erika! Thank you for taking the time to share this kind review!

  2. REALLY GOOD!!! I added more pineapple and some ice. I also subbed flax seeds for the chia seeds. I will 10/10 make again5 stars

      1. I made this today, because I was trying to branch out of my normal routine only banana or simple strawberry smoothies. And I had a bunch of spinach that was about to go bad so I did exactly what you suggested. And it turned out great !!

        I didn’t have any Chia seeds so I added a little bit of flaxseed and it was absolutely delicious. Thank you so much for incorporating spinach into a way that’s palatable for both adults and children.5 stars

  3. This was delicious! The recipe made a lot more than I was expecting. I didn’t have almond milk so I just used regular milk that I had on hand. Also I subbed 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt for the chia seeds. Best part is that the kids (4 and 5) even loved it and willingly drank their veggies!5 stars

  4. Tweaked a little bit because I don’t like bananas so did not use and flax seed instead Chia and vanilla almond milk. Taste great ! Thank you. I’m a newbie. Thanks for the tips!5 stars

  5. Really excited to try this but can you transfer the weights into grams please!? I haven’t got a cup measuring thing.

    1. Hi Amelia! Unfortunately, I’m not able to provide metric measurements. There are several online conversion sites—one good one is from King Arthur! Here’s the link: I hope you enjoy this recipe if you give it a try!

  6. I was a little scared by the amount of spinach that was required by this smoothie but OMG it’s so amazing. I did 1/2 cup strawberries and 1/2 cup raspberries and the additional tart is delicious. It makes a lot, 16-20 Oz. It’s creamy and silky, sweet but not so sweet that it’s hard to drink. Delicious!5 stars

  7. Thanks for this quick and easy recipe! I agree that you really can’t taste spinach in smoothies when you add sweet components, like you mention. I always have baby spinach leaves in a package in the fridge and it’s so easy to toss in. Little tip – because this recipe has pineapple in it, a really good anti-inflammatory, if you had a bit of raw ginger, you can make this anti-inflammatory too (ginger does have a strong flavour but you can add more sweet to balance out, or use less ginger). Thanks!5 stars

  8. I love this recipe, however, I just cannot do pineapple. Can I skip it? Or is there a substitute? I am loving all your smoothies and I want to try this one!5 stars

    1. Hi Shilpa! I haven’t tried it myself but if making a substitution I would add another frozen fruit. Maybe more strawberries or bananas. If you decide to experiment, let me know how it goes!

  9. Holy cow! I made a mistake and added almond butter because I read some of the reviews where it was mentioned and confused it with the recipe. But even though there was a strong almond butter flavor I think this will be the reason I “accidentally” buy too much spinach. I feel like I’m indulging it’s sooo sooo good. Thank you for my new wake up and pick-me-up! Gonna try and talk my daughter into it next.5 stars

  10. Taste great, easy to make! I did replace the almond milk with vanilla Greek yogurt. Plan to make it again and try it with almond milk as well.5 stars

    1. Hi Julia, I’m so confused because I see them on my end. Are you looking at the recipe card that is located right above where you commented or reading through the blog post? There is a “jump to recipe” button that takes you directly to the recipe. Could you please check again?

  11. How do I get the recipes for the other videos playing? (Specifically the roasted tomatoes).
    I can watch them but do not see how to copy or forward them???
    Thank you!

    1. Hi Karen, there are no links on the videos, but you can scroll to the top of the screen and put the title that you see in the search bar and it will bring up the recipe link for you. Here is the link for the roasted tomatoes: Hope you enjoy it!

  12. I enjoyed it per se, but to say your can’t taste the spinach in it is a flat out fib.
    It tastes earthy with an after taste.
    If you’re not use to the taste of spinach in your drinks I would add it in sparsely and as your tastebuds get accustomed to it- add more.
    Not that it was used in this recipe but just note adding citrus fruit tends to bring out the spinach/kale taste.4 stars

    1. I’m sorry to hear that this recipe wasn’t to your tastes, Gina. I (and many other readers) have really enjoyed the flavors in this dish, so I wish it would’ve been a hit for you too!

  13. This is so delicious that it’s now my new go-to spinach smoothie. And I’ve been using my last go-to every day for the past three years. Thank you so much! If it weren’t bright green, I’d never know the spinach was in there. Just the right amount of sweet without being too much and no weird aftertaste involved in the spinach coverup like in other recipes. Thanks again. :-)5 stars

    1. Hi Martha! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for this kind review and feedback on the Swiss chard!

  14. I’m not fond of green smoothies I’ve tried in the past (to put it mildly). But, because of all the glowing reviews, I’ll certainly try this one. I don’t have a high speed blender, so I’ll let my fruits get to a mooshy/frozen state before adding.