Orange Spinach Smoothie

Orange Spinach Smoothie

This is one of those moments where I have to eat my words.

I’m sure if you searched through all my tweets you’d find one about how I’d never, ever eat a smoothie with spinach in it. Well the joke’s on me because I’ve been having one or more of these a day for the past few weeks.

Once you get past the color that makes you think you’re drinking Kermit the Frog, you’d be surprised how good green smoothies can taste. And you know they’re better for you than whatever you can get at an Orange Julius in the mall.

Orange Spinach Smoothie Fruits

If you do add chia seeds or protein powder then I would recommend adding more water so the mixture doesn’t thicken up too much. For an ice-cold smoothie, freeze the banana ahead of time.

Orange Spinach Smoothie

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 0 minutes

Ingredients(Makes 2 cups):

  • 1 banana
  • 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup frozen spinach
  • 1/2 cup water
  • chia seeds(optional)
  • protein powder(optional)

Orange Spinach Smoothie Blender


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in your blender.
  2. Process until smooth.
  3. Drink immediately while still fresh.

Orange Spinach Smoothie Yield

I promise it tastes better than it looks.

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9 Responses to Orange Spinach Smoothie
  1. BroccoliHut
    February 6, 2013 | 8:53 pm

    So glad you’ve realized the wonders of green smoothies. I had a spinach smoothie this morning, in fact. I’ve always used fresh spinach, but it makes so much more sense to use frozen–probably cheaper and enhances the texture a bit too.
    As much as I love spinach in smoothies, I really can’t handle raw kale in the mix. I tried it once after seeing it in a few blogs…let’s just say that was one of the only smoothies I’ve ever poured down the drain!

  2. Dina
    February 7, 2013 | 10:17 am

    I have some fresh baby spinach that’s just asking to become a green smoothie… I wonder if it would taste as good with fresh spinach!

  3. Rena
    February 11, 2013 | 3:23 pm

    I made this today after my workout and it was amazing! I used frozen spinach and protein powder.

  4. Judy
    May 8, 2013 | 6:03 pm

    I just made this – AWESOME! Thanks for posting the recipe 🙂

  5. Kirsten
    May 20, 2013 | 3:45 pm

    I had to go on a soft-food diet last week and was looking for ways to get my required veggies. I stumbled across this recipe and have already made it twice since then. I LOVE it!

  6. Lisa
    February 2, 2014 | 4:19 am

    Delishhh :))

  7. Kirsten
    April 13, 2014 | 1:57 pm

    This was SO good!! Thanks for posting 🙂 Green smoothies are definitely one of my favorite things. Pineapple is also an awesome add-in, if you ever feel like mixing it up!

  8. Jody
    June 10, 2014 | 3:02 pm

    Sounds yummy! Any info on the calorie count or other nutritional stats?

  9. carla
    February 16, 2015 | 4:35 pm

    I too am a green smoothie drinker. I look forward to mixing this drink. I plan to freeze my fresh spinach does anyone see any reason why not? Can’t wait to try! Thanks