Superfoods Smoothie

Superfoods Smoothie

Ladies, start your engines! Or, having some trouble getting them started?? 😉 SkinnyMs. can help! Our easy-to-make and scrumptious-to-drink superfood smoothie will start your engines whether you want it to or not. And since you’re here, we’re guessing you want it to.

It’s got spinach for the requisite green -and for the good-to-have iron! And banana for the uber helpful potassium. You can use any kind of frozen berries you like and enjoy a variety of healthy benefits. We used blueberries because they look so pretty, taste so great, and pack antioxidants up the wazoo. And we can always use more antioxidants -couldn’t you??? 😉

Ginger is included in this queen of healthy smoothie recipes -so your digestion should be pleased with that. And Greek yogurt thickens things up in this superfood smoothie -not to mention adding a protein punch. A little green tea and some pomegranate juice bring even more antioxidants to the party -and frankly, what more could you ask for?

One smoothie and seven super foods.  Drink up and reap the rewards!

Superfoods Smoothie

Superfoods Smoothie

Yield: Servings 3 | Serving Size: 1 Glass | Calories: 131 | Total Fat: 1 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 2 mg | Sodium: 287 mg | Carbohydrates: 26 g | Dietary Fiber: 4 g | Sugars: 13 g | Protein: 7 g | SmartPoints: 5 |

Ingredients

  • 1 cup baby spinach loosely packed (organic)
  • 1 sm frozen banana, slice before freezing
  • 1 cup frozen berries, unsweetened (blueberries were used in the photo)
  • Fresh ginger root (1/2″ slice)
  • 1/2 cup Kefir or Greek Yogurt, plain, low-fat
  • 1 cup chilled green tea (unsweetened)…home brewed is best.
  • 1/2 cup pure pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup crushed ice

Directions

Toss all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. The blender will be filled to the top with loads of super foods, so be sure the lid is on securely before blending. It will take a minute or so for all the ingredients to blend completely.

For a thinner smoothie, add more green tea.

Enjoy and reap the benefits!!!

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34 Comments on "Superfoods Smoothie"

  1. Martinisfam  March 12, 2012

    Loved this smoothie!  Delicious!  Thanks for posting!!

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    • skinnyms  March 12, 2012

      Thank-you! So glad you enjoyed….one of our favorites too.

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    • skinnyms  March 13, 2012

      You're so welcome. Glad you enjoyed!

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  2. Brenda Wendi Trigo  April 3, 2012

    This is sooooo good.  I add flax to mine for added benefit.

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    • skinnyms  April 4, 2012

      Brenda, Good idea!

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  3. Karen W. Smith  April 3, 2012

    This may be a dumb question but what is the size for one serving?

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    • skinnyms  April 4, 2012

      1 Cup.

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      • hapol2  August 24, 2014

        can this be refrozen to save for another day? I would had to waste 2 servings.

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        • SkinnyMs  August 25, 2014

          hapol2, Yes, smoothies freeze great! One clever way to freeze smoothies is in ice cube trays. They will be easy to re-blend when you pop them out of the tray.

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  4. pam  April 5, 2012

    I drink a green smoothie every morning but this pretty color enticed me so i made it last night.  It was green like my other smoothies, how could it not be with kale and spinach? I made it again this morning and this time instead of mixed berries i just used strawberries and rasp for the fruit (and the bananas called for)  Still green. Regarding taste, it was 'okay" Since i like all these ingredients and use them regularly in different ways, i will not make this again. for those who don't use these ingredients  it would be a healthy way to get a good dose of beneficials….who said medicine had to taste great anyways? (it IS "okay")

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  5. Lhanken  May 17, 2012

    This was very good but was kind of a gross brown color.  Maybe I had too much kale?

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    • skinnyms  May 17, 2012

      Possibly. It should be loosely packed…so try a little less next time.

      Reply
  6. Berkemess  May 20, 2012

    So yummy! I am on a super food kick and especially kale!

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  7. Amie  May 20, 2012

    YUM…..  :)

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  8. Jamie Deveau  May 20, 2012

    I LOVE this smoothie! So quick and easy for busy mornings getting my kids and fiancé ready. As a mother to almost one year old twins, this recipe is a great thing when we need to head out the door quickly :)

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  9. Melbacheez  May 20, 2012

    I love this smoothie because it is jam packed with nutrients and soooo delicious!!! It keeps me feeling full for hours too…an added bonus!! :)

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  10. Kristy Worley  May 23, 2012

    Yummy!!

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  11. Kristy Worley  May 23, 2012

    Yummy!!

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  12. Julie M.  May 24, 2012

    I LOVE this one!!! Anything with kale and ginger gets my vote!! :) (I add a little extra ginger, too)

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  13. Cindy Blankenship  May 24, 2012

    Great smoothie!! A treat that's good for you!

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  14. Jennifer Murray Lewi  May 25, 2012

    I can't wait to try this.  Hoping the kids like it as well.
     

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  15. Marjorie  June 21, 2012

    I made this recently and liked it, but it didn't look as pretty as the picture.  How did you get it so pink/red?

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  16. CKR  November 4, 2012

    Delish! Great for a weekday breakfast!

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  17. Adge  February 17, 2013

    Looks so yum

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  18. Mary Anne  May 1, 2013

    I'm addicted to these now. It doesn't look so pretty but I really like the taste and I have a ton of energy

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  19. Mcl  June 18, 2013

    What can be used to substitute the yogurt for dairy free?

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    • Skinny Ms.  June 20, 2013

      Yes, but remember the protein content is important. Maybe try an avocado instead.

      Reply
  20. flute bunny  March 2, 2015

    A lot of the comments said something about kale, but I read over the recipe over and over again and did not see kale. Are my eyes skipping something or did the recipe change?

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    • SkinnyMs  March 3, 2015

      flute bunny, The recipe probably changed.

      Reply
  21. Kelli  June 3, 2015

    I am allergic to bananas. Is there something I can use to substitute?

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    • SkinnyMs  June 3, 2015

      Yes, Kelli. A tablespoon of chia seeds will help to act as a binder and achieve a similar consistency.

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  22. Tracey  April 24, 2016

    I’m dairy free. Any suggestions for a yogurt substitute? thank you.

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    • Gale Compton  April 24, 2016

      Tracey, There are daily free options by the Silk brand.

      Reply

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