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Simple Vegan Spinach and Banana Smoothie for Weight Loss (EASY!)

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This Simple Spinach and Banana Smoothie Recipe is one of go-to breakfasts for weight loss! It’s super easy to make and rich in nutrients, and it’s also gluten-free and vegan! 

Simple Vegan Spinach and Banana Smoothie

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We love mixing in spinach into our smoothies because it’s an easy way to sneak in a vegetable, vitamins, and fiber into your meal! With the banana, you can’t taste it! We also love adding spinach to our Chocolate Shakeology!

On the 21 Day Fix meal plan, this would be 1 Green, 1 Purple, 2 Yellow, 1/2 Tablespoon. You can also add in protein powder or Shakeology for a Red container. (Learn more about Ultimate Portion Fix)

Is Spinach good in smoothies?

Yes, Spinach is great in smoothies because it doesn’t have a strong taste and blends up smoothly into a smoothie! It’s also rich in vitamins and antioxidants! 

Can you put raw spinach in a smoothie?

We prefer to use raw spinach in our smoothies because it’s convenient! 

Is it safe to put frozen spinach in a smoothie?

Yes you can use frozen spinach in smoothies, but it may not be as convenient to mix in because it gets stuck together easily when frozen.

Does a spinach smoothie make you poop?

A spinach smoothie can be rich in fiber which can speed up your digestion if you’re not used to it.

Simple Vegan Spinach and Banana Smoothie

Should I use frozen or fresh banana in this smoothie?

You can use frozen or fresh bananas in this recipe. Both are great options! The frozen banana can be convenient, keep the smoothie cold without watering it down and also give it a creamier texture though.

We freeze our bananas when they’re getting too ripe. Just peel them and throw them in a freezer-safe Ziplock.

Can I make this vegan simple spinach and banana smoothie the night before?

Unfortunately, smoothies aren’t too great to make ahead of time. Luckily, this simple smoothie recipe is ready in just minutes!

Is a spinach and banana smoothie good for you?

Yes, a spinach and banana smoothie is a great choice when you’re trying to lose weight typically! It’s full of fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants! Smoothies are great to incorporate, but also make sure you’re adding in other foods and meals into your meal prep.

Is it OK to drink a green smoothie every day?

Absolutely! We love drinking a smoothie for a quick breakfast or lunch!

Can you lose weight drinking smoothies?

Yes, but it really comes down to tracking your calories or macros to see lasting weight loss results. Some people do great with smoothies as a meal, but others don’t do well drinking their calories.

Simple Vegan Spinach and Banana Smoothie Benefits

Both spinach and banana are fiber-rich foods, and fiber can help us feel full longer (1)! 

We also prefer a smoothie over juicing because when you’re juicing, you remove a lot of the fiber from the process. Smoothies keep the fiber in it!

The smoothie is also rich in potassium which fights against increased blood pressure and stops muscle weakness (2).

This smoothie also helps you get in 2 of your 5 servings of fruits and vegetables recommended by the American Cancer Society. We’ve found increasing our whole foods and vegetables can be a great way to feel our best!

Spinach milk smoothie ingredients

Simple Vegan Spinach and Banana Smoothie Mix-In Ideas

This recipe is super simple! You can always customize it to get in more protein, healthy fats, or fruit! 

  • Add in blueberries, cranberries, or grapes for a liver detox boost (3)
  • Increase your healthy fats by adding in a tablespoon of nut butter, flaxseed, or chia seeds!
  • You can also add in 1/4 of an avocado to get in an extra healthy fat, and it makes shakes super creamy!
  • Mix in protein powder or Shakeology for an added bump in protein!
  • If you’re not vegan, you can also use coconut, almond, or low-fat milk into your shake.
  • You can also add in Greek yogurt if you want!

How to Make Our Simple Vegan Spinach and Banana Smoothie

This smoothie is super simple to make!!

  1. Put all the ingredients in the blender.
  2. Blend all of them!
  3. Decorate with blackberry, raspberry, or almond flakes 
  4. ENJOY!

What blender is the best for smoothies?

I really love my single-serve blender when I’m in a hurry and my NutriBullet Blender for larger shakes or for multiple servings. The mack-daddy of blenders would be the Vitamix 780 though!

Simple Vegan Spinach and Banana Smoothie

You should also check out our easy chocolate vegan smoothie bowl, vegan recipes, or cream cheese substitutes.

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Simple Vegan Spinach and Banana Smoothie for Weight Loss

Simple Vegan Spinach and Banana Smoothie

This Simple Spinach and Banana Smoothie Recipe is one of go-to breakfasts for weight loss! It's super easy to make and rich in nutrients, and it's also gluten-free and vegan! 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup spinach 
  • 1 big banana
  • 1/2 Cup unsweetened soy milk (or oat milk, coconut milk)
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1 tsp honey (optional)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon parsley
  • 1/2 Tablespoon flaxseed
  • Top with: Blackberry, Raspberry, and/or Almond flakes

Instructions

  1. Put all the ingredients in the blender.
  2. Blend all of them!
  3. Decorate with blackberry, raspberry or almond flakes 
  4. ENJOY!

Notes

You can always customize it to get in more protein, healthy fats, or fruit! 

  • Add in blueberries, cranberries, or grapes for a liver detox boost (3)
  • Increase your healthy fats by adding in a tablespoon of nut butter, flaxseed, or chia seeds!
  • You can also add in 1/4 of an avocado to get in an extra healthy fat, and it makes shakes super creamy!
  • Mix in protein powder or Shakeology for an added bump in protein!
  • If you're not vegan, you can also use coconut, almond, or low-fat milk into your shake.
  • You can also add in Greek yogurt if you want!
  • On the 21 Day Fix, this would be 1 Green, 1 Purple, 2 Yellow, 1/2 Tablespoon.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 221Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 146mgCarbohydrates: 43gNet Carbohydrates: 33gFiber: 10gSugar: 22gProtein: 10g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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